OFDA 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.


Job Description
The Grants Specialist will negotiate and prepare all pertinent documentation for new grants and cooperative agreements, and all amendments/ modifications thereto, as well as supporting documentation such as memorandum of negotiation. The Grants Specialist will review and record incoming requisitions for grant funding, for accuracy prior to forwarding the grant requisitions to client’s Agreement Officer’s Representatives. The Grant Specialist will prepare and audit all award files and obtain the approval and signature of the client’s Agreement Officer for grants. The individual will be responsible for entering the appropriate grant information into the client’s assistance planning and financial systems and for maintaining and reconciling databases containing grant award information, status and ownership. This individual is also responsible for dissemination of grant documents to grantees, and other client’s stakeholders. In addition, the Grant Specialist must be familiar with the technical aspects of the portfolios that he/she supports to permit full and active participation as a representative of the OFDA Team and the Grants Unit

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).



Bachelor’s degree with 8 years of relevant experience
MS/MA/MB with 6 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 federal acquisition and assistance with emphasis on grants and cooperative agreements (See “Education” section for number of years of required experience.).
Experience working with USAID funded awards desired.
Experience working with federal awarding agencies and/or international non-governmental organizations.
Experience in managing, negotiating and resolving, awards and award-related issues in an effective manner.
Experience in professional/ customer service delivery.
Experience in writing and editing office communication products and/or professional materials.

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

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