Task Order Manager

CTP is seeking an experienced senior program manager for the anticipated USAID Office of Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan Affairs, Bureau for Asia, and Bureau for Legislative and Public Affairs (OAL) Support Services contract. The Asia, OAPA, and LPA bureaus intend to use core staff employees and workforce surge capacity in the areas of administrative/information management, budget, strategic planning, and communications. This support staff is needed for program design, implementation, oversight, monitoring and evaluation for these bureaus in the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) located in Washington, D.C., with possible work sites overseas.

This position is contingent upon contract award at this time.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Overall administration of the Task Order to include financial management and oversight
  • Establish performance management systems
  • Provide quality assurance and remediation as required
  • Maintain a robust recruitment and retention strategy for all staffing requirements
  • Oversee recruitment and hiring of staff who will conduct contract activities, and provide leadership and direction in their implementation
  • The Task Order Manager will be the primary POC for the USAID COR for all matters pertaining to the contract.



The ideal applicant must be highly organized and motivated and should bring the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Highly organized with the ability to prioritize, coordinate, and balance multiple priorities to serve multiple internal requirements in a collaborative team environment
  • Able to handle high stress environments and work efficiently and rapidly under the pressure of constant deadlines
  • Experience in managing both the professional/technical and the contractual/administrative aspects of USAID contracts
  • Familiarity with USAID Office/Mission program activities to ensure success

Minimum Requirements

  • The Task Order Manager must be an upper-level official with at least a SECRET security clearance.
  • Should have five to eight years of management experience in one or more of the following fields: personnel/performance management; recruiting and retention; demonstrated management and supervision of staff; and/or experience in setting up management, administrative, and financial systems.
  • Experience in recruiting and staffing for cleared USG contracts preferred.
  • Experience overseeing multiple staff members in a USG setting
  • Experience designing, planning, implementing, monitoring, evaluating, coordinating, and reporting on activities to ensure they are efficiently and effectively implemented in a manner that achieves the objectives of USAID
  • Significant experience and understanding of Bureau for Asia, Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan Affairs, and Bureau for Legislative and Public Affairs
  • Understanding of USAID strategy to include health, education, women’s empowerment, agricultural growth and private sector development, and supporting effective and transparent governance
  • Sufficient sector knowledge to assess the qualifications of prospective candidates who will further USAID’s mission
  • Excellent diplomatic and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent writing, editing, document review, and project management skills.
  • Desirable, but not required, is experience managing both bilateral and regional activities
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

Educational and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Management, Human Resources, or related field such as Public Administration, Organizational Development, or Industrial Psychology required, Master’s Degree preferred
  • Experience working in a government contracting environment highly desired

Position Details


United States, DC area with the potential for both domestic and international travel.

Security Clearance

Must have an active SECRET security clearance. Background check clearance required prior to prospective employment.

Work Environment

Work is typically performed in an office environment.

Physical Requirements

Largely a sedentary position that requires the ability to speak, hear, see, and lift small objects up to 20 lbs.

Work Authorization

Candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.

Application Procedure

Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume, inclusive of salary requirements, to HRdirector@ctp-inc.com, subject line “Task Order Manager OAL”.

Candidate applications may be acknowledged but, due to the high volume of submissions, only final candidates will be contacted for future discussions.

Employment is subject to a satisfactory completion of a pre-employment background review.  This includes, but is not limited to employment, credit and education verifications and criminal records check. All applicants are required to complete the associated paperwork in advance of an interview and writing samples may be requested.

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