Sr Grants Specialist Team Lead (Southern and West Africa)


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.


Responsible for identifying, balancing, and tracking assignments and overall workload for the team; adjust assignments in accordance with the Grants Unit and client priorities. Monitor progress of team assignments, ensuring team members are regularly documenting status updates in ABACUS.
Review grant documentation prepared by Grant Specialists for completeness, errors, and quality; ensure award document includes all relevant terms, provisions, and attachments; document revisions and improvements, and provide feedback to Grants Specialist.
Serve as the lead point of contact for inquiries and requests from program staff and Grants Unit leadership on related awards and issues.
Lead and coordinate the collection and tracking of BHA policies, waivers, exceptions, deviations, and other documentation specific to the portfolio.
Track regional events, administration policies, Bureau decisions, etc. and their potential impact on of BHA operations and Grants Unit processes.
Contribute to ad-hoc data inquiries for various reports requested by MacFadden, Grants Unit Leadership, and BHA Leadership.
Participate in the development and implementation of initiatives to improve internal processes and maximize team performance.
Contribute to Grants Unit Management discussions, planning, and decision-making.
Integrate policy and procedural changes within the team.
Provide independent direction and guidance to team members. Independently troubleshoot portfolio and team related issues.


Bachelor’s degree with 15 years of relevant experience; or
MS/MA/MBA with 12 years of relevant experience; or
JD/ABD with 10 years of relevant experience; or
Ph.D. with 8 years of relevant experience; or
Less than BS/BA with 20 years of relevant experience

Experience in the fields of acquisition and assistance/grants and/or financial analysis, law, accounting/auditing, systems or business analysis. (See “Education” section for number of years of required experience).
Experience working with USAID funded awards.
Experience working with federal awarding agencies and/or international non-governmental organizations.
Experience in managing, negotiating and resolving highly complex tasks, awards and award-related issues in an effective manner.
Experience in writing and editing office communication products and/or professional materials and conducting presentations.

Ability to obtain and maintain a US Government issued Secret clearance for the duration of your employment. 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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