Program Manager


About the organization

Macfadden, a PAE Company, is seeing a Program Manager (PM) to be based on our Washington, DC location. The Program Manager is responsible for overall project management of an assigned task order(s) under the Humanitarian Assistance Support Contract (HASC), an institutional support contract with the United States Agency for International Development’s Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (USAID/DCHA).

USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) is a highly operational office that implements rapid international transition programs for priority conflict-prone countries. In support of U.S. foreign policy, OTI seizes emerging windows of opportunity in the political landscape to promote stability, peace, and democracy by catalyzing local initiatives through adaptive and agile programming. The



-Program Management Responsibilities:
-Provide management oversight of staff that range from junior to senior in administrative and
technical positions directly supporting OTI including team leads.
-Oversight and management of the onsite, day-to-day activities of the assigned task order(s)
under the HASC contract.
-Manage client expectations and provide leadership to the cross-functional implementation team.
-Personnel management, task management, technical performance, and customer satisfaction.
-Oversight of facility and logistics for large teams.
-Maintain and develop organizational culture, values, and reputation with all staff, customers,
suppliers, partners and regulatory/official bodies.
-Maintain commitment to Company values.
-Meet regularly with USAID government program managers to ensure issues are promptly
resolved and to enhance communications.
-Responsible for performance management and reporting, as well as updating performance
management process as needed to adapt to changing requirements.
-Review project plans to ensure milestones and deadlines.
-Work with government clients to establish priorities, including staffing actions, processes, and
quality control measures.
-Develop proactive staffing strategy.
-Develop and coach effective team leads.


Education: Relevant Master’s degree and/or equivalent experience. Certification in Contract Management and/or PMP preferred.

-Minimum twelve years of experience plus Master’s degree, or minimum of fifteen years of
experience plus Bachelor’s degree
-Significant experience in program management of large government projects. Demonstrated
experience in the government support contracting environment.
-Experience with managing USAID support contracts preferred, as well as familiarity with USAID
systems and humanitarian assistance. Previous experience with USAID/OTI preferred.

Key Skills:
-Leadership: Ability to work with senior-level government and corporate personnel and provide
leadership to a large cross-functional implementation team of diverse staff.
-Management: Strong management skills and a demonstrated ability to organize and manage
multiple priorities.
-Financial Management: Proven budget and financial management ability.
-Contract Management: Proven experience of government contracting regulations (FAR, ADS, and
-Planning: Strong strategic planning skills to plan over a 1-2 year time period.
-Problem Solving: Ability to analyze and problem solve at both a strategic and functional level. -

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