Deputy Program Manager

Macfadden, Now Part of PAE

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.


Macfadden, now part of PAE, is seeking a Deputy Program Manager (DPM) to support a contract with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA), Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance. This position reports directly to the Program Manager (PM) and provides direction and guidance to Macfadden/PAE contract staff, ensuring that roles and responsibilities are clearly defined and support activities are performed as required. The DPM oversees recruitment, orientation, staffing changes, training, professional development, employee performance reviews, and assists with the management of consultants, vendors, subcontracts, preparing contract report deliverables and data collection, material and service procurements, supports inventory and facilities management, and supports Unit Managers as needed. The DPM performs a variety of both complex and routine administrative, management and analytical duties and works with the Program Manager, Deputy Program Manager, corporate office, and client to ensure contract requirements are met and compliance rules are adhered to. The DPM ranks tasks in order of importance and impending deadlines, and handles several tasks simultaneously. The individual must develop a working knowledge of USAID policies and guidelines, as well as corporate practices and procedures. In addition, the DPM assumes, as designated by PM, the role of the PM in his/her absence.


Education: Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree required - Business Administration, Human Resource Management, or other relevant discipline preferred

Experience: Minimum 12 to 15 years of professional experience required. Experience working in a Human Resource, Staff Supervisor or Management role.

Skills: Required: Excellent written and verbal skills, staff recruitment, orientation and personnel management skills, and good understanding of budgets and financial management with excellent attention to detail; proficient in Excel and other MS Office programs.

Preferred: Familiarity with FAR, ADS, and other relevant government regulations and experience working directly with a government client.

U.S. Citizenship is required; selected candidate must be able to qualify for a government sponsored clearance.

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