Program Operations 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.


Key Internal Interfaces: Program Operations Specialist, Humanitarian Policy and Global Engagement (HPGE) Program Team Leader

Key External Interfaces: Public, Interagency

The Program Operations Specialist will be responsible for help manage a portfolio of globally-funded OFDA programs. In this capacity, the POS would help manage the process of awarding large HPGE-funded awards with PIOs, NGOs and contractors. The POS serves as an office-wide resource on grant-making and procurement regulations as they pertain to PIO and NGO partners.


Education: Master’s or Bachelor’s in International Studies, Public Administration or related field.

Experience: 8 years’ relevant work experience with a Bachelor’s degree

6 years’ work experience with a Master’s degree


Strong communication, problem solving and customer services skillsrequiredin a fast-paced, high pressure environment with multiple deadlines and competing priorities; occasionally exceeding normal business hours.
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.
Ability to multi-task in fast paced environment.

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

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