Senior Manager, Global Public Health (Fixed-Term) (1240-679)

Rockville, Maryland, United States
Nov 02, 2018
Nov 21, 2018
Full Time

The Senior Manager (technical writer) will lead on prioritized new business efforts, including drafting technical narrative for major proposals and concept notes in support of upcoming bids and direct requests from donors (USAID, CDC, DFID, WHO, DFAT, foundations and corporations). In addition, the Senior Manager will be the lead for new business efforts related to diagnostic laboratories; this includes staying abreast of developments in this sector, working with others to increase USP’s visibility among donors and partners, and leading capture plans for multi-year, competitive bids.  This is a Fixed-Term, full-time position with regular benefits, slated for one year. Depending on the business need the position could be extended or convert to a permanent role.

The successful candidate will be responsible for technical narratives, including facilitating the development of strategic technical approaches and activities, by incorporating inputs from subject matter experts and country/regional leads as appropriate.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Lead on the new business strategy for diagnostic laboratories, building on USP’s long track record of success in national quality control laboratory strengthening
  • Work with subject matter experts and country office staff to prepare material for capture management, especially as relates to diagnostic labs
  • Lead new business, in-country assessments, in collaboration with regional and country staff as well as M&E staff
  • Utilize program design expertise to guide quality program design; lead/facilitate project design strategy sessions in collaboration with M&E staff and GPH Leadership and technical staff;
  • Research and write technical sections of proposals and full concept notes based on identified priorities;
  • For proposal with another technical writing lead, provide oversight, guidance and review to ensure consistency in approaches, and responsiveness to RFP/RFA requirements when relevant
  • For awarded proposals, participate in hand over to COPs/program manager(s) for project implementation. 


Basic Qualifications

  • 8-10 years of project design and proposal writing experience, including but not limited to USAID and CDC solicitations;
  • Master’s degree in public health, journalism, or a related field is required;
  • Proven track record of developing winning proposals to USAID, Global Fund, DFID, CDC, Gates and/or other donors.
  • Expertise in global health is required and experience in systems strengthen and pharmaceutical management preferred;


Preferred Qualifications


  • Experience working in global public health in developing countries
  • Experience managing projects or similar high-level engagement on donor-funded projects
  • Demonstrated success in writing winning proposals for USAID, CDC, foundations and funders
  • Excellent writing and editing skills and strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills required;
  • Ability to work effectively in teams and a demonstrated ability to multi-task and work well under time constraints
  • Ability to travel internationally: 10-15%

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

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