Project Director in Arlington, VA at PAE

Date Posted: 7/19/2020

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Job Description

Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World

Project Director

PAE is currently recruiting a Project Director for the upcoming USAID-funded Procurement Services Agent contract, one of the Next Generation Global Health Supply Chain Suite of Programs. The total value of this 10-year project is anticipated to be $1.0 billion. PAE is a global leader in logistics and supply chain with a 60-year history of providing international organizations with support for humanitarian, development and mission-critical operations at large scale.

The Project Director is responsible for the success of the PSA program - providing vision, leadership, management, and technical direction to ensure timely and efficient delivery of life-saving health commodities, equipment and infrastructure for a diverse global project. The Project Director must have the depth and breadth of technical expertise and experience; experience leading programs; supervisory and management skills; and reputation and relationships that demonstrate their thought leadership in this field.

The Project Director will also provide guidance and support on technical activities undertaken by the program with direct supervision of all senior managers. The most senior representative for the PSA contract, the Project Director serves as the main point of contact for USAID’s Agreement Officer’s Representative (AOR), program Bureaus/Offices and Missions.

This is a full-time position based in the Washington, DC area, contingent upon award. Anticipated international travel up to 25%.


  • Prior experience as Chief of Party, Project Director, Deputy Director, Team Leader, etc., on project(s) of similar scope, scale and complexity strongly preferred [might change if called out as required in the KP section of the RFP]
  • Minimum of a graduate degree in supply chain management, business, management, international development or public health
  • At least 15 years of experience in working in an international development context, with experience leading international development projects of similar size and scope
  • At least ten years of senior management experience, including management of centrally-funded, multi-country development projects and programs
  • Track record of successfully delivering results in USAID-funded projects, with a strong preference for experience working with other international donors, such as, but not limited to, the Global Fund, GAVI and Gates FoundationSuccess leading organizations and people with diverse backgrounds and skill sets to achieve results
  • Ability and experience liaising with and maintaining working relations with senior host government personnel, international organizations, NGOs , civil society and U.S. Government Agencies (e.g., Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator, Department of State and Centers for Disease Control)
  • Experience recruiting, forming, and successfully managing multicultural and geographically dispersed teams
  • Certification from a recognized supply chain management organization (e.g., APICS), highly desirable
  • Fluency and ability to communicate in English required. Fluency in a second language (French, Spanish, Portguese, Arabic) highly desired.
  • Ability and willingness to travel (up to 25%) to and work in low-resource environments required

PAE is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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