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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


The Promoting the Quality of Medicines (PQM) program is a program funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by USP. Since 1992, USP has worked in partnership with USAID to support developing countries in addressing critical issues related to medicines quality. The PQM program provides technical assistance to build capacity of medicines regulatory authorities and quality assurance systems in countries with emergent health systems and it supports manufacturing of quality-assured priority essential medicines for malaria, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, neglected tropical diseases, and maternal and child health. There is increasing recognition of the burden of poor-quality medicines and their threat to public health, especially in low- and middle-income countries. Falsified and substandard medicines can cause treatment failure and adverse reactions, can increase morbidity and mortality, and may contribute to antimicrobial resistance. These medicines represent not only a waste of scarce resources but also a substantial risk to public health. Further, they risk undermining decades of health investments, including those made by USAID. 

PQM Pakistan is seeking a Senior Program Coordinator to undertake project management and monitoring and evaluation activities in support of program implementation.


Working under the direction and guidance of the Chief of Party of the USP/PQM-Pakistan Office, the incumbent will be responsible for all project management support, including the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) of the project.  The Senior Program Coordinator will oversee project implementation on a technical level, including coordination of trainings/activities with the COP and the Senior Operations Manager, budget calculations and preparation in coordination with the Senior Operations Manager.  The incumbent will work closely with the Chief of Party, the Technical Manager, and Senior Operations Manager to provide high-level inputs into work plan development, implementation, and reporting with relevant DRAP and MOH counterparts. In addition, the Senior Program Coordinator will manage the M&E framework and plan, and execute country M&E plans in support of the overall program.  He/she will support the USP/PQM program development and effective implementation to meet its set goals and objectives.  He/she will guide and facilitate the achievement of the USP/PQM project deliverables by monitoring progress and results.

Scope of Work:

  • Provides high-level input by supporting the Chief of Party, local technical advisors (QMS, QA/QC, and cGMP) as well as USP PQM senior management to develop and implement the USAID Pakistan project.
  • Work closely with the Senior Operations Manager to plan and budget for technical trainings, and to manage project budgets and resource allocation.
  • Coordinate with the Chief of Party, and Sr. Operations Manager on work plan development, implementation and reporting.
  • Oversee the USP/PQM Performance Monitoring Plan (PMP) document in alignment with the PQM global results framework and PMP in order to track the completion of the program goals.  Once developed, periodically monitors and evaluates the program to ensure it is on track.
  • Monitors all project activities, expenditures and progress towards achieving the project output to ensure the project is on track according to the work plan.
  • Develops monitoring and outcome indicators for the PQM program in order to determine that it’s meeting its objectives.
  • Monitors all project activities and progress towards achieving project deliverables and indicators using Newdea project center to ensure the program is on track according to the work plan; upload program deliverables on Newdea regularly.
  • Monitors the sustainability of the program results.
  • Suggests strategies to the Chief of Party for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the program by identifying bottlenecks in completing program activities, and developing plans to minimize or eliminate such bottlenecks.
  • Reports quarterly, semi-annual and annual progress on all program activities with corresponding expenditure(s) to the Chief of Party.
  • Enter all training data on TraiNet, a USAID training data management system.
  • Participates in annual project reviews and planning workshops and assist the Chief of Party in conducting these reviews/workshops.
  • Coordinate the evaluation of the project with PQM Headquarters M&E team.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


    ·       Knowledgeable in the areas of public health, medicine, pharmacy, pharmaceutical quality control, or pharmaceutical chemistry.

    ·       In-depth knowledge on M&E/MIS and development issues.

    ·       Excellent communication skills (written and oral), with sensitivity to and responsiveness to all partners, donors and program staff.

    ·       Project management skills.

    ·       Excellent analytical skills.

    ·       Mature judgment, combined with a proactive, energetic approach to problem solving.

    ·       Fluency and proficiency in written and oral English required.  

    ·       Pakistani national.

Job Details

Total Positions:
1 Post
Job Shift:
First Shift (Day)
Job Type:
Job Location:
No Preference
Minimum Education:
Degree Title:
University Degree required, preferably in Pharmacy. M&E, Public Health, Business Administration, Health Economics.
Career Level:
Experienced Professional
Minimum Experience:
10 Years (At least 10 years of project management experience in the health sector(medicine and Health Technology), as well as 3 years of Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) experience that includes design and implementation of M&E in development projects implement)
Apply Before:
Jan 03, 2018
Posting Date:
Dec 19, 2017
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