US Policy Officer

Macfadden 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.


Macfadden/PAE seeks a Policy Officer to support USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP). USAID/FFP is a U.S. Government office that provides life-saving food assistance and supports longer-term development activities that mitigate chronic food insecurity. The Policy Officer will provide dedicated support to USAID/FFP’s U.S. Policy and Partnerships Team.

This position has been designated as a “tandem” position that, depending on the qualifications of the applicant, can be filled at the level of Policy Coordinator (minimum bachelor’s degree and 2 years experience) up to the level of Policy Specialist (minimum graduate degree and 6 years experience).

Please submit application package before 7/19, 11:59PM

Responsibilities of the U.S. Policy Officer

The Policy Officer will support USAID/FFP’s U.S. Policy and Partnerships Team through a variety of tasks that facilitate the team’s engagement with domestic stakeholders, including Congress, audit and oversight bodies, the private sector, and humanitarian partner organizations.

To view a full list of responsibilities, please visit our website by clicking the apply link below.


At the Policy Coordinator level:

Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs or a related field.
At least two years of professional experience, including internships.
Familiarity with humanitarian or development issues and with Congress and/or other U.S. Government offices.

At the Policy Specialist level:

Master’s degree in International Affairs or a related field.
Minimum six years of professional experience, including internships.
Demonstrated knowledge of U.S. legislative processes, with familiarity of U.S. legislation and/or policy regarding food aid preferred.
Familiarity with internal risk controls and/or oversight processes preferred.

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

Application instructions


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