Global Health Chain Task Order Director

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 13 November 2019
  • Arlington, Virginia, United States
  • Closing on 13 December 2019
  • Proposal

Job Description

Company Summary

PAE/Macfadden provides innovative solutions that enable our clients to rapidly respond to complex international disasters, develop and maintain critical government financial systems, and safeguard key government information systems. We offer a broad range of technical capabilities to solve complex program requirements – international program management and training, grants administration, geospatial information systems, information technology operations, financial systems, and helpdesk support. We partner with clients to protect the efficiency of America’s food supply, expedite medical breakthroughs, provide humanitarian aid to vulnerable populations around the world, develop and maintain critical government IT financial systems, and safeguard key government information systems. Headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, we staff multiple client site operations worldwide.

Proposal Description

PAE/Macfadden is currently recruiting for several positions for an anticipated USAID global health supply chain proposal. The anticipated project will work to improve the capacity of global health supply chains and enhance the ability of in-country supply chains to support end-user delivery. The overarching project goal is to support countries to build resilient and sustainable supply chains that deliver high quality, life-saving pharmaceuticals and medical supplies to support the highest possible level of health and quality of life for all its citizens. If this project is awarded, work is likely to begin in 2020.

Position Summary

We are seeking Global Health Supply Chain Task Order Directors to serve as the primary managers for each health program task order (TO) area (i.e., HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, family planning/maternal and child health, and malaria) within the contract. The TO Director will report to the Global Health Supply Chain IDIQ Director. This role will also serve as the POC for disease-specific programs and will maintain an understanding of logistics and systems strengthening activities as they relate to disease-specific issues.


  • Manage responses to all USAID task orders within their program area under the IDIQ, including Mission buy-ins
  • Assign relevant staff and partners to each task order to ensure appropriate management and implementation of key activities
  • Manage the day-to-day of the task order, including operational functions such as: administration, logistics, procurement, staffing, recruitment, budgeting, finances, reporting, and communications;
  • Review deliverables for completeness, accuracy, and continuous quality improvement;
  • Identify, document and mitigate in a structured way the potential risks to the completion of TO deliverables and activities and routinely monitor and update risk matrix;
  • Keep apprised of programmatic developments and changes within their task order domain
  • Work with USAID to resolve emerging issues at the task order level and that project results are proactively disseminated and lessons learned/best practices are shared across task orders and incorporated to continuously improve;
  • Ensure that task order approaches are aligned with USG priorities, client (in-country) expectations, sister projects/activities, and those funded by other donors;
  • Represent PAE/Macfadden and the Global Health Supply Chain program in meetings and events with USG officials, local and international partners, other donors and key stakeholders;
  • Monitor budget execution and pipeline to ensure that activities are efficient and aligned with funding


  • A graduate degree in a relevant field and 10 years of experience or Bachelor’s degree with 15 years’ experience of relevant work experience may be substituted for a graduate degree;
  • Ten years of experience in managing and providing technical support to large complex international donor-funded projects in public health, pharmacy/supply chain management, or a related field;
  • Demonstrated management skills, including direct supervision of diverse, technical and administrative staff;
  • Experience implementing and managing large comprehensive and complex health programs, preferably in low to middle income countries;
  • Demonstrated technical expertise in at least one of the technical areas such as: supply chain management, (i.e., HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, family planning/maternal and child health, and malaria);
  • Ability to liaise with high-level representatives from both the public (USG and non-USG) and private sector;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively and effectively with other donors, host country officials and international organizations; excellent communication skills;
  • Experience in project design and management, including financial management, such as budgeting; tracking, reporting and accounting; and procurement;
  • Strong knowledge of USAID and USG regulations and compliance requirements required.

About the Organization

Macfadden is now part of PAE. Founded over 30 years ago, Macfadden has provided federal agencies with critical on-the-ground support to U.S. government humanitarian missions around the world as well as financial and IT system support. Through program management, human resources services, financial management systems support, information technology solutions, knowledge management, travel coordination and communications support, Macfadden enables effective U.S. government humanitarian response to international disasters. Macfadden’s workforce includes approximately 300 employees primarily located in the Washington, D.C. area.

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