• PAE is recruiting a Project Director for the upcoming USAID-funded HIV/AIDS Procurement Services Agent (PSA) contract, valued at $3B, one of the Next Generation Global Health Supply Chain Suite of Programs. PAE is a global leader in logistics and supply chain with a 65-year history of providing international organizations with support for humanitarian, development and mission-critical operations at large scale that is expanding its global health practice.


    The Project Director is responsible for the overall 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 to manage a high-profile USAID project with a collaborative spirit and effective leadership approach. Prior experience leading programs, supervising and managing complex teams, and a reputation and relationships that demonstrate their thought leadership in this field will be critical to their success.


    • Lead and direct the project team to develop and execute overall project strategy for the sourcing, procurement and distribution of contracted HIV commodities.
    • Establish and maintain open and collaborative working relationships as the main point of contact with USAID’s Contract Officer’s Representative (COR), program Bureaus/Offices and Missions, host country governments, and as a liaison with other global partners.
    • Provide guidance and support on technical activities undertaken by the program with direct supervision of all senior managers (Global Supply Chain Director, Finance and Administration Director, Information Systems and Innovation Director and the Quality Assurance/Risk Management Director).
    • In partnership with senior managers, identify and mitigate risks to production and distribution of the commodities to be procured under this contract.


    • Graduate degree in supply chain management, business, management, international development, public health, or other relevant discipline required.


    • Knowledge and leadership experience in the management of and a deep understanding of the complexity of international HIV/AIDS programs required.
    • 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 and Prevention).
    • At least fifteen (15) years of experience working in an international development context, with leadership experience on international development projects of similar size and scope.
    • At least ten (10) years of senior management experience, including management of centrally funded, complex development projects and programs as well as oversight of budgets and subcontractor deliverables.
    • Prior experience managing PEPFAR and/or USAID-funded agreements.
    • Detailed understanding of PEPFAR from both a U.S. and field perspective.
    • Track record of successfully delivering results in USAID-funded projects, with a strong preference for experience working with other international donors, such as the Global Fund, GAVI and the Gates Foundation.
    • Demonstrated success leading organizations and people with diverse backgrounds and skill sets to achieve measurable results.
    • Ability and willingness to travel (up to 25%) to and work in low-resource environments required.
    • Prior experience as Project Director, Deputy Director, Chief of Party or Team Leader on project(s) of similar scope, scale and complexity strongly preferred.
    • Leadership experience in public health and/or supply chain management projects highly desirable.
    • Experience recruiting, forming, and successfully managing high performing teams
    • Certification from a recognized supply chain management organization (e.g., APICS) or project management organization (e.g., PMI) highly desirable.
    • Fluency and ability to communicate in English required. Fluency in a second language (French, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic) highly desired.
    • Demonstrated success leading organizations and people with diverse backgrounds and skill sets to achieve measurable results.

    This is anticipated to be a full-time position based in the Washington, DC area, with hiring contingent upon award of the contract. Pending guidance from USAID, remote work locations may be an option for this position. Anticipated international travel up to 25%.

    Amentum 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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Closing date: 9/30/2022