MECHR Administrative Officer

Macfadden 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, now part of PAE, is seeking an Administrative Officer (AO) for the Middle East Crisis Humanitarian Response (MECHR) Response Management Team (RMT), part of USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) in the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA). USAID/OFDA provides humanitarian assistance for the U.S. Government (USG) in response to natural disasters and complex emergencies around the world.

The MECHR AO manages and supports the RMT's administrative activities, working closely with the Administrative Coordinator (AC) and Deputy Manager for Operations (DMO). The AO provides technical support to the RMT and Disaster Assistance Response Teams (DARTs) regarding staffing, travel, grants, contracting, and fiscal requirements and procedures. S/he regularly updates the RMT with USAID/OFDA and other U.S. government agency fund obligations. Working with the AC, the AO also facilitates the smooth flow and capture of response-related information; directs phone, e-mail, cable, and fax traffic to appropriate staff members; and supports the RMT’s and DARTs’ communication system needs in collaboration with the OFDA Communications and OFDA Support teams.


Education: Bachelor’s degree.

Experience: At least 1 year of administrative experience in an office environment including internships.


Good communications skills and strong attention to detail;
Understanding of USAID and DCHA administrative rules, policies and regulations;
Understanding of USG contracting and procurement processes;
Understanding of the various hiring mechanism within USAID and their effects on pay, travel and other compensation;
Proficiency using Microsoft Office program suite, Outlook e-mail, and Windows file manager;
Knowledge of USAID organization, as well as DART and RMT positions, leadership, and management.

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

Application instructions


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