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USP Programme Manager Job

Summary of the Position

The Program Manager is an individual contributor responsible for managing the partnership and growth of business operations in Africa continent. This includes staying abreast of key developments in public health and more specifically in the pharmaceutical sector, including across the supply chain, regulatory functions, local manufacturing as well as broader regional and country health strategies. The Program Manager will provide day-to-day management of assigned partnership and growth activities, including developing workplans, deploying partnership tools and processes, drafting progress reports among other tasks, to ensure high quality results. Under guidance of Africa Regional Lead, the Project Manager may interface with external stakeholders including Africa Medicine Regulatory Harmonization (AMRH), National Regulatory Authorities, Regional Economic Communities, selected donors. S/he will represent USP in selected events and forums both face to face and virtually. Will work closely with existing project to utilize success stories and best practices to strengthen relationship with other government and non-government organizations.

Roles and Responsibilities

· Partnering with Country level Chiefs of Party and other Country Office staff, the Program Manager has operational accountability of timely and successful implementation and roll out of assigned Africa strategy activities focused on increasing USP’s funding pipeline and strengthen partnership

· Develop activity budgets and monitors expenditures to ensure activities are implemented

· Work closely with Africa Regional Lead and country teams to identify potential funders and partners and subsequently contribute in building relationships to grow USP Africa portfolio with special emphasis on pharmaceutical, diagnostics and other medical products regulation and quality assurance, strengthen laboratory management system, COVID-19 and other emerging pandemic response interventions

· Provide inputs during proposal development based on understanding of Africa landscape

· Manage selected small-scale projects in Africa region. This include manage timelines/deadlines and provide quality control support for project deliverables to ensure effective, efficient, and compliant deliverables.

· With support from the Africa Regional Lead, Senior Manager for External Engagement, and country teams proactively identify and participate in various meetings with the aim of increasing visibility and identifying opportunities for partnership and business development

· Critically review strategic plans and long terms investment commitments of key donors and provide update to Africa Regional Lead and Business Development Teams

· Participate in Identification and fostering new partnerships with local and regional NGOs, private sector companies, regional donors and influencers

· Participate in selected regional harmonization initiatives in the continents

· Contribute to developing communication and marketing materials as appropriate

· Ensures good report writing and records management, according to USP policies.

Basic Qualifications

· Bachelor’s Degree in international affairs, international development, public health/international health or a closely related field

· Minimum of 6 years’ experience in international development, including 2 years contributing to new business efforts

· Strong communication skills and fluency in spoken and written English required; in French or Portuguese language preferred.

Skills Sought

· Experience working with teams operating from countries

· Experience of working in 2 more countries is added advantage

· Proven experience driving growth and increased visibility for an international NGO

Preferred Qualifications

· Ability to make significant contributions to development and execution of business plans, including marketing strategies and tactics.

· Ability to build relationships and interact effectively with technical experts, other partners and donor agencies.

· Demonstrated ability to negotiate, influence and manage risk.

· Professional and able to communicate effectively with colleagues and key external stakeholders.

· Prior experience and success working in complex environments, with teams whose members are physically located in different time zones and geographic areas.

· Professional and able to communicate effectively with colleagues and key external stakeholders.

· Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills with strong attention to detail.

· Ability to demonstrate the highest degree of ethics and integrity.

Ability to work in cross-cultural settings

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