Grants Specialist, Mid Level


About the organization

Macfadden, now part of PAE, is searching for a Grants Specialist. The Grants Specialist will review budgets of proposed programs to conduct cost analysis and determine reasonableness, allowability and allocability of costs. The Grants Specialist will negotiate and prepare all pertinent documentation for new grants, cooperative agreements, interagency agreements, awards to public international organizations, and all amendments/ modifications thereto, and supporting documentation such as memoranda of negotiations. The Grants Specialist will prepare and audit all award files and obtain approval of the client’s Agreement Officer for grants. The individual will be responsible for entering appropriate grants information into client’s assistance planning and financial systems and for maintaining and reconciling database containing grant award information, status and ownership.



-Manage the pre-award, award and post-award processes for assigned USAID/OFDA awards;
Solicit, negotiate and prepare grants, cooperative agreements, interagency agreements, plus
amendments/modifications and supporting documentation, such as memoranda of negotiation
for designated Agreement Officer’s signature;
-Assist in managing the receipt and distribution of Notifications of Funding Opportunities (NFOs),
i.e., Annual Program Statement (APS) and Request for Application (RFA) materials, to include but
not limited to concept papers and application submissions;
-Conduct risk assessment of applicants to determine awardee eligibility;
-Conduct cost analysis to determine reasonableness, allowability and allocability of proposed
costs for assigned awards.
-Develop or revise terms of reference, as required, associated with the institutionalization of
interagency coordination and agreements between USAID/OFDA and other USG agencies or
partners. Assist in preparing necessary documentation for appropriate signatures, as well as
organizing the first formalization of agreement between the parties


-Bachelor’s degree with 8 years of relevant experience
-MS/MA/MB with 6 years of relevant experience
-JD/ABD with 5 years of relevant experience
-Ph.D. with 4 years of relevant experience
-Less than BA with 10 years of relevant experience
-Professional certification in grants management and/or completion of the Grants Management
Certificate Program is desired.

-Experience in the fields of acquisition and assistance/grants and/or financial analysis, law,
accounting/auditing, systems or business analysis. (See “Education” section for number of years
of required experience.);
-Experience in managing, negotiating and resolving highly complex tasks, awards and award- related issues in an effective manner;
-Experience with complex project budget development and/or budget management;
-Experience in professional/customer service delivery; and
-Experience in writing, editing office communication products and/or professional materials and
conducting presentations;
-Experience in designing, implementing, and/ or managing USAID awards preferred.

Ability to obtain and maintain a US Government issued Secret clearance for the duration of your employment. One of the requirements for a US Government Secret clearance is US citizenship. Only applicants who currently hold an active Secret or higher level security clearance or who are eligible to receive a Secret security clearance will be considered for this position.

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