Task Order Project Manager, AFRICOM

DJIBOUTI

7/31/18

7/31/19

Description

The Task Order Project Manager (TOPM) manages the day to day execution of the Defense Language Interpretation Translation Enterprise (DLITE) Horn of Africa (HOA) Task Order. The purpose of this position is to support unity of effort, economy of scale, continuity of operations, resource conservation, efficiency creation and effective staff coordination in support of the deployed management staff’s mission. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Synchronize planning and execution of support and operational activities
Serve as the Senior Mission Essential Manager in-theater and serve as the Senior Representative for all business and contract related activities for Linguists in the AFRICOM area of responsibility
Ensure unity of effort, economy of scale, continuity of operations, resource conservation, and effective staff action
Manage fill rate, retention and attrition 
Conduct all local national recruiting, vetting and hiring initiatives
Maintain customer and employee satisfaction through efficient and effective communication, responsiveness, and quality management
Coordinate with linguist end users, POCs and interface directly with the COR on all contractual performance matters
Maintain 100% accountability of all program employees
Promote proprietary database as the primary management tool to track, assign, and account for personnel
Oversee the local national linguist monthly payroll process
Maintain 100% accountability of equipment; both company and contractor acquired property, assigned to the program
Supervise and develop assigned personnel through appropriate application of counseling, mentorship, and evaluation
Ensure accurate timekeeping in DELTEK in accordance with Mission Essential and DCAA policy
Promote all Mission Essential and program policies and procedures
Responsible for the overall morale, welfare, and safety of assigned personnel
Maintain and document an active Quality Assurance and Control Program focused on implementing our processes and procedures IAW applicable contract SOW’s and regulations
Coordinate priorities and objectives on the Director’s behalf
Gain understanding of project issues and execute the Director’s intent and guidance
Oversee and direct project requirements; identify and communicate staff tasking; and establish suspense’s for completing actions
Keep the Director and PMO informed of significant program decisions, issues, or unexpected and unforeseen requirements
Perform other duties as assigned

JOB SPECIFICATIONS
Must have the ability to communicate effectively with senior military officials, managers and subordinates
Exceptional oral and written communication skills
Excellent decision making ability and sound judgment
Excellent computer skills, especially with Microsoft Office applications

Minimum Requirements

•     BS Degree in business related field, or PMP, or DWIA Level 3 Project Management Certification, or 20 year military career (intelligence field preferred)
•      Fifteen (15) years prior military/civilian management experience including 10 years of supervisory experience that included responsibility for managing large numbers of personnel (linguist management preferred)
Must have a strong understanding of military customs, courtesies, and procedures
Candidate must possess an active TS/SCI clearance to be considered for this position
Must have the ability to live and work in a deployed environment

Desired Requirements

• Linguist Management experience preferred
• Military Intelligence experience preferred