Elections and Political Processes Fund Administrator

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.


The Elections and Political Processes Fund Administrator organizes the competitive review processes through which USAID Missions apply for the approximately $30-40 million available from the EPP Fund each fiscal year. In parallel, the EPP Fund Administrator is responsible for tracking the status of successful awards from program design through obligations, and then the reporting of results. Each fiscal year, the EPP Fund Administrator will announce two or more open calls for applications from USAID Missions and other operating units for available funds, assist DRG officers and other Mission personnel with uploading their applications to the EPP Fund on-line application system, organize application and budget documentation, schedule review committee meetings, document recommendations of the review committee, and prepare decision memoranda for the Director of the DRG Center. The EPP Fund Administrator will regularly explain the EPP Fund’s application and review processes and communicate decisions to USAID’s Foreign Service Officers, Foreign Service Nationals, Department of State personnel, and Embassy staff. The EPP Fund Administrator will also coordinate similar efforts for urgent ad hoc out-of-cycle applications.


At a minimum, the individual must have:

Education: Bachelor’s Degree; preferably in political science or a related discipline;

Experience: Bachelor's Degree with 8+ years of experience, Master's Degree with 6+ years of experience, less than a Bachelor's Degree with 10+ years of experience.


Demonstrated experience managing and/or facilitating the flow of information and correspondence and working with online systems including websites, electronic filing and record-keeping, and databases;
Demonstrated ability to communicate both orally and in writing;
Demonstrated organizational skills showing attention to detail;
Demonstrated experience using Microsoft Office applications including Excel, Word, Power Point, Access and other database software applications;
Demonstrated experience in working with quantitative information including budgets;
Demonstrated experience using Microsoft Office applications including Excel, Word, Power Point, and other database software applications and/or Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides ; an
A demonstrated knowledge of, and experience with, gender analysis and its application to the democracy, human rights and governance field is preferred.

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

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