PAE, Inc Deputy Program Manager in Kabul, Afghanistan

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Deputy Program Manager

Reporting to the Vice President of Capacity Building GLSO, the Program Manager plays a critical role in leading and supporting OCONUS pursuits. This Program leader thinks with a global organizational mindset and is able to develop solutions to meet the varying needs of PAE Kabul programs. This job is located in Afghanistan.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of capabilities, programs, and resources in order to align operations to achieve complex objectives

  • Responsible for fostering a culture that promotes collaboration, innovation and excellence in execution

  • Manage a diverse team of US, foreign national and host country national employees to accomplish PAE program goals and requirements

  • Manage Operations and Maintenance for multiple physical locations

  • Manage Security program elements for both physical and mobile security teams in a high risk, high threat environment at multiple locations

  • Coordinate and/or approve program office operating and personnel actions, policies, and procedures within generalized framework of overall corporate guidelines

  • Responsible for contract administrative functions including safety, security, and labor reporting

  • Manage monetary resources in such a manner as to keep contract within budget guidelines and meet budget objectives

  • Provide high degree of customer satisfaction by quality performance and best-return for their investment

  • Oversee arrival, retrofit, and upgrade of equipment/material

  • Oversee subcontract agreements with local companies providing labor, equipment, and supplies

  • Conduct regular meetings with USG Representatives to ensure all requirements defined in the Statement of Work are met; communicate new requirements, concerns, and issues to Leadership for resolution

  • Provide input to reports and administrative direction to employees

  • Ensure necessary employee health, morale, and welfare requirements are met

  • Ensure employees adhere to the Program, Mission, and host nation standards of conduct concerning in- country operations

  • Effectively manages employee issues that may arise

  • Performs other duties as assigned

Knowledge and Skills

  • Extensive knowledge of OCONUS operations, Department of State, and agency acquisition procedures and policies for identifying and developing operational tactics and strategies to meet customer and PAE goals and objectives

  • Effective leadership, excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Exceptional writing and editing skills.

  • Exceptional investigative and interviewing skills

  • Able to maintain an excellent working relationship with PAE leadership in Kabul and headquarters to meet objectives.

  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Applications

  • Strong analytical skills to oversee an entire operations structure.

  • Significant background, knowledge and skills in: leading operations and maintenance task order, management of critical infrastructure protection assets, management of secure personnel movements, management of human resource assets, management of internal inquiries and investigations for PAE in an OCONUS environment and management of PMO and logistics structures

  • Ability to maintain TS clearance

An Equal Opportunity Employer. PAE’s 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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PAE is a leading provider of enduring support for the essential missions of the U.S. government, its allied partners and international organizations. With over 60 years of experience, PAE supports the execution of complex and critical missions by providing global logistics and stability operations, technical services and national security solutions to customers around the world. PAE has a workforce of approximately 15,000 people in over 60 countries on all seven continents and is headquartered in Arlington, VA.

In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), should you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a currently open position with PAE, please call Recruiting at (703) 656-6064 or email with "Disability Assistance" in the subject line.

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