Grants 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.

Duties

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. This individual is also responsible for dissemination of grant documents to grantees, overseas missions and other client’s stakeholders.

This position supports the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance’s (DCHA), Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) which manages emergency humanitarian and disaster risk reduction projects.

Qualifications

EDUCATION:

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.

Qualified candidates must possess:

Demonstrated knowledge of applicable USAID Assistance Regulations such as Code of Federal Regulation (CFRs), Automated Directive System (ADS) series, OMB Circulars and other directives governing grants and contracting (especially CFR 200 Uniform Guidance).
Excellent analytical and organizational skills and exceptional attention to detail.
Familiarity with Federal funding sources and programs (e.g. International Disaster Assistance, Title II, emergency, development programs, etc...)
Preferred familiarity with financial management procedures and systems such as USAID Global Acquisition and Assistance System (GLAAS), Phoenix, ASIST, ABACUS, or similar applications.
Proficiency in basic Microsoft Office suite (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and/or Google suite (docs, slides, sheet).
High level of integrity, professionalism including teamwork and ability to deliver within short deadlines, work under pressure and multi-tasking skill in fast-paced environment.
Professional level communication skill in both oral and written forms.

Application instructions

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

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