Sr. Grants Specialist


About the organization

Macfadden, A PAE Company was 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.

The Senior Grants Specialist will negotiate and prepare all pertinent documentation for new grants, cooperative agreements, interagency agreements, awards to public international organizations, and all amendments/ modifications thereto, and supporting documentation such as waivers and memorandums of negotiations. This individual will ensure package of documents is complete for the approval and signature of the Agreement Officer.


-The incumbent will support the Grants Unit operation for the Office of Food For Peace, U.S.
Agency for International Development (USAID),
-He/she will solicit, negotiate and prepare Grants, Cooperative Agreements, Interagency
Agreements, plus amendments/modifications thereto and supporting documentation, such as
waivers and memorandum of negotiation, for the Agreement Officer’s signature.
-Explain to USAID FFP, U.S. or Non-U.S partner organizations the legal requirements, policies and
regulations, negotiation terms and grant procedures of USAID grants.
-Work with USAID FFP to develop grant solicitations and post on Grants.Gov and advise members
of technical review committees on grant and budget issues.
-Incumbent will work with USAID GLAAS Award database, financial systems, and be involved in all
FFP grant activities.
-Participate in pre-award reviews and assessments.


Education and Experience:
-Masters Degree and 12 years of experience
-Bachelors Degree and 15 years of experience
-Less than a Bachelors and 20 years of experience

-7 years working experience with USAID Assistance program (grants activity).
-Familiarity with US Government entities in general and USAID in particular.
-Experience in the negotiation and administration of grants, cooperative agreements and
interagency agreements.
-Good knowledge of USAID Assistance Regulations such as Code of Federal Regulation (CFRs),
Automated Directive System (ADS) series, OMB Circulars and other directives governing grants
and contracting.
-Experience with drafting, posting and negotiating USAID Annual Program Statement (APS) or
other solicitations is a plus.
-Familiarity with USAID financial management procedures and its interface with Assistance and ---
Acquisition as well as USAID Global Acquisition and Assistance System (GLAAS) generating
contracts/grants software.

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.

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