Program Coordinator, Nigeria PQM+ Program Global Health & Manufacturing Services at the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP)

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The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is an independent scientific organization that collaborates with the world’s top experts in health and science to develop quality standards for medicines, dietary supplements, and food ingredients. USP brings together more than 1,100 talented professionals across five global locations to deliver its mission to strengthen the supply of safe quality medicines and supplements worldwide.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title Program Coordinator, Nigeria PQM+ Program Global Health & Manufacturing Services

Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Country the work is expected to be completed done: Nigeria

Summary of the Position

  • The Program Coordinator for the Promoting the Quality of Medicines Plus (PQM+) Program is a non-supervisory position that contributes to PQM+’s successful implementation, by providing overall program management support to the PQM+ Chief of Party (COP) Nigeria.
  • The Program Coordinator will assist PQM+ the Chief of Party to track and facilitate the progress of PQM+ program activities according to approved work plans to ensure the timely, accurate, and efficient execution of USAID priority programs.
  • In addition, the Program Coordinator will assist in drafting and synthesizing key program reports to ensure timely and high-quality reporting to USAID.
  • As an essential team member, s/he will serve as a key interface between the Chief of Party and the PQM+ Technical Team, and the Global Public Health Program Delivery Team to enable effective and compliant implementation.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Assists the Chief of Party in developing and monitoring annual work plans and budgets, including drafting implementation plans and facilitating the progress of and contributing to Nigeria PQM+ activities to ensure timely execution of project deliverables as defined in annual work plans.
  • Provides support in drafting/editing of program documentation, including assessments, surveys, reports (trip, quarterly, and annual reports), communications materials, briefing materials, and presentations for conferences, training, or workshops.
  • Support in gathering key program information and data for input into appropriate PQM+ M&E tools and facilitates the consistent transfer of program results; serves as a focal point for Program Management Unit Meetings.
  • Ensures consistent document management to include proper filing, archival, and storage of program documentation and files according to USP and donor policies.
  • Assists in organizing and facilitating regular meetings with the donor and tracking action items that arise during these meetings.
  • Routine follow-up with technical leads on the status of Workplan implementation and updating the global tracker with deliverables and means of verification at the share point.
  • Interface with the operation unit and the technical team to receive management and technical crew from the headquarter, and the region and support local program implementation.
  • Other program-related duties as assigned by the Chief of Party and the technical leads.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field required and;
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience with program management support and administration for global health programs or large-scale, international development assistance programs; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Competency/Leadership Assessment.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Demonstrates  effective time management and prioritization skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team. Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills Excellent verbal and written communication skills Excellent presentation and reporting skills
  • Comfortable working with internal and external professionals
  • Demonstrated ability to support the implementation of multiple projects in a timely manner, including support to the development and monitoring of budgets.
  • Advanced computer competence (MS Office programs, MS Project, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel spreadsheet or similar)
  • Prior USAID experience in global health programming and knowledge of USAID rules and regulations preferred.
  • Awareness of the role of pharmaceutical management in Global Health is beneficial.
  • Ability to travel is needed.

Restrictions or key requirements for the position:

  • Should be able to speak the local dialect fluently.


  • USP offers an impressive benefits and allowances package.

Application Closing Date
26th January, 2023 (4:00 PM).

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.


  • It is PQM+ intent to grant this offer to the most suitable candidate, interested candidates should submit their CV.
  • 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.


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