Global Policy Specialist

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, a PAE company, seeks a Global Policy Specialist to support USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP). USAID/FFP is a U.S. Government office that provides life-saving food assistance and supports longer-term development activities that mitigate chronic food insecurity. The Global Policy Specialist will provide dedicated support to USAID/FFP’s Global Policy and Partnerships Team through a variety of tasks that facilitate the team’s engagement with UN agencies, non-governmental humanitarian partner organizations, and interagency and intra agency stakeholders.



Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs or a related field.
Minimum six years of professional experience, including internships with a Master’s degree or eight years with a Bachelor’s degree.
Demonstrated experience with international development and/or humanitarian assistance, with familiarity with humanitarian food assistance preferred.
Familiarity with UN agencies preferred.


Excellent written and oral communication skills and exceptional attention to detail.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Proven ability to manage large and multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
Proven ability to consistently meet deadlines.
Demonstrated ability to work independently but also function effectively as part of a team.

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

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