Vetting Assistant

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.


Macfadden/PAE is seeking a Vetting Assistant (VA) to assist the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID’s) Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA). The Vetting Assistant (VA) will provide support to the Agency’s partner vetting program for awards being implemented across its portfolio. This position is for a one-year period.

Duties and Responsibilities

The VA assists in the management of the vetting process from the receipt of vetting requests through the communication of final vetting determinations. The VA will manage information on awardees/sub-awardees in PVS, including initial review or entry of vetting data, verification of awardee’s/sub-awardee’s vetting status, submission of vetting requests, entry/update of award and/or subaward data, coordination of additional information requests, and communication of vetting results. The VA will communicate with, and provide training to, awardees/ sub-awardees, in addition to completing data entry requirements, reviewing vetting submissions, tracking vetting metrics, and providing metrics to DCHA, as needed.



At a minimum, the individual must have a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as security studies, information and technology, international relations or international development.


Must have a least 4 years of experience. Strong oral and written communication skills are required. Experience with conducting research/investigations as well as writing information products is required. Specific experience in performing data entry functions or managing databases and manipulating software is preferred. This position calls for an experienced administration and operations management support professional with the knowledge and the skills necessary to perform the assigned duties.

Experience implementing, managing communications, documents, scheduling, and administrative support duties in a large organization
Previous administrative management operations experience.
Demonstrated experience using Microsoft Office applications including Excel, Word, Power Point, Access and other database software applications; Google knowledge a plus

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


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