Humanitarian Advisor

Macfadden

About the organization

Macfadden, now part of PAE, is seeking a Program Advisor to support the Office of Global Policy, Partnerships, Programs and Communications (G3PC) under the Humanitarian Assistance Support Contract (HASC) to the U.S. Agency for International Development, Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA).

The Program Advisor provides critical analysis on programming, grant-making and procurement regulations and interfaces regularly with Disaster Response Divisions. The Advisor will also work with other parts of the BHA Bureau, with the Office of General Counsel, and with the Office of Acquisition and Assistance (OAA) to ensure grant-making processes are functioning in an effective manner. The Advisor will also anticipate and draft documents and briefing memos on humanitarian issues for important meetings and events.

Duties

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Award Portfolio Management:
-Draft all documentation to obtain timely award approval.
-Review program reports to ensure that program objectives are achieved.
-Support consistency in grant management process across partner agencies.

Award Guidelines and Regulations:
-Promote uniform policies and procedures for relating to partner agencies on grant management.
-Brief partner agencies, conduct trainings as directed and help disseminate information on OFDA
grants guidelines.
-Participate on Agency-wide working groups to ensure award consistency across all levels.
-Develop expertise on the interagency agreement process.

External Relations:
-Work with the relevant G3PC Division Directors to organize meetings and events.
-Participate in discussions related to the work of the current emergency responses when
requested.
-Work with the G3PC Division Directors to coordinate visits of senior UN officials engaged in
programmatic responses to ongoing humanitarian crises.

Policy Support:
-Anticipate the needs of the organization regarding developments in the areas of humanitarian
affairs and prepare analyses, briefings, documents and meetings as required.
-Attend various NGO, UN, and other meetings and provide authoritative information and views to
formulate humanitarian policies and coordinate strategies on policy issues.

Qualifications

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

-Education: Bachelor’s degree / 8 years of experience, or Master’s degree / 6 years of experience.

-Skills: Computer proficiency required to include strong applied knowledge MS Office Suite (Word,
Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Access), as well as email and internet applications. Must be able to
excel in a dynamic, fast-paced work environment and be able to effectively shift priorities and
multi-task. The candidate must have excellent organizational skills and must be reliable.

-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.

Application instructions

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