Private Sector Advisor

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
Macfadden, now part of PAE, is seeking a Private Sector Advisor to support USAID’s Office of U.S Foreign Disaster Assistance. The Private Sector Advisor is part of a humanitarian team that provides critical analysis on humanitarian policy and public-private sector issues and serves as a key source of information on humanitarian issues for the office. He/She will help plan organizational strategies and responses to humanitarian crises; actively work with the HPGE Division on U.S. positions on humanitarian issues; effectively liaise with the UN offices in Geneva, Rome and New York; and anticipate and prepare documents and briefing memos on public-private sector issues for important meetings and events. The assignment involves providing expert analytical and advisory support on humanitarian and private sector issues for the planning, development and execution of U.S. foreign policy within a broad and complex geographic or functional specialty area. The work requires applying a rigorous analytical approach to data and the Private Sector Advisor will receive general guidance.

Contacts will be within the USG, as well as personnel at U.S. posts worldwide, senior analysts and officials in international agencies and the private sector, experts, and representatives of non-governmental organizations.

Due to impending changes in team structures related to the USAID Transformation, this position is term-limited to one year, with the option for extension.



Bachelor’s degree


Minimum 8 years of relevant experience


Strong communication, problem solving, and customer services skills required in a fast-paced, high pressure environment with multiple deadlines and competing priorities
Ability to work independently or in a team environment
Computer proficiency required to include strong applied knowledge of the MS Office Suite (Word,
Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint)
Excellent critical thinking and organizational skills
U.S. Citizenship is required; selected candidate must be able to qualify for a government sponsored clearance.

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