Program Coordinator, Global Public Health (910-679)

Rockville, Maryland, United States
Jun 26, 2017
Jul 21, 2017
Program Manager
Full Time

The Coordinator is a hands-on, non-supervisory position that contributes to the effective and efficient implementation of activities within the Partnerships, Growth, and Learning (PGL) department of USP’s Global Public Health (GPH) division. S/he will provide high-level support across several functions: monitoring and evaluation (M&E), new business development, and knowledge management (KM). Working under the guidance of the Senior Director, and in close collaboration with the M&E team, Senior Manager for Partnerships, Senior Specialist for New Business, and Senior Editor/Writer, s/he will serve as a liaison with Global Public Health (GPH) staff in support of all functions under PGL. This position will support in tracking PGL activities across all functions, implement key but targeted knowledge management activities in support of several programs, edit externally facing content (trip reports, quarterly reports, and other key documents as assigned by the Editor/Writer), and provide additional administrative support in a fast-paced environment.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Track PGL deliverables and timelines for a team of 7 in support of efficient and effective PGL work plan implementation; communicate updates at monthly PGL meetings and more frequently to the Senior Director, if there is a backlog.
  • With guidance from KM consultant, lead the roll-out of key knowledge management activities as outlined in the KM Strategy—primarily in support of the USAID-funded Promoting the Quality of Medicines (PQM) program.
  • Manage GPH/PGL consultant database and coordinate new job postings with HR/Recruitment.
  • Track relevant global conferences and events, liaising with USP’s Global Communications Department to ensure high visibility at all prioritized events, under the guidance of the Senior Manager for Partnerships
  • Generate consulting agreements with Contracts and Grants team; track consultant deliverables and process invoices with procurement staff.
  • Format and edit program documents under the guidance of the Editor/Writer and in accordance with donor requirements for style and branding.
  • Support the M&E team with data entry and other tasks as needed.
  • Coordinate meetings and calls as needed—draft minutes and circulate to appropriate staff; oversee logistics for meetings/trainings.
  • Provide assistance for special projects upon request.
  • Performs other activities as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field required and a minimum of 2-3 years’ experience in international development.
  • Ability to work effectively in fast-paced environment supporting several functions, preferably in global public health.
  • Experience with knowledge management or demonstrated understanding of KM in the context of INGOs or NGOs.
  • Strong writer and communicator.


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Prior experience working on USAID projects strongly preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, with attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated effective time management and prioritization skills while working under strict deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of accuracy.
  • Proficiency using MS Office suite.

USP offers an impressive benefits package, including:

  • Generous paid time off – 13 paid holidays, 10 sick days and 15 vacation days per year to start
  • An annual 401(k) contribution, beginning after 1 year of service, of 10% of pay (base and bonus) every pay period that vests immediately
  • Comprehensive individual and family healthcare plans with affordable premiums and low annual deductibles ($250/individual or $500/family)

The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is a scientific nonprofit organization that sets standards for the identity, strength, quality, and purity of medicines, food ingredients, and dietary supplements manufactured, distributed and consumed worldwide. USP’s drug standards are enforceable in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration, and these standards are used in more than 140 countries.

Being a part of USP means belonging to a diverse culture made up of more than 1,000 talented professionals working together at five international locations. We share our expertise in science, IT, human resources, quality assurance, communications, administrative management, and more...all to support an overall mission dedicated to making a difference by providing standards and programs that help improve the quality of medicines, dietary supplements, and foods worldwide.

USP is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer (EEOE) and affirmative action employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class. We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities.

USP does not accept unsolicited resumes from 3rd party recruitment agencies and is not responsible for fees from recruiters or other agencies except under specific written agreement with USP. 

Job Location Rockville, Maryland, United States Position Type Full-Time/Regular