Macfadden, now part of PAE, is seeking a Program Advisor to support the Office of Global Policy, Partnerships, Programs and Communications (G3PC) under the Humanitarian Assistance Support Contract (HASC) to the U.S. Agency for International Development, Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA).
The Program Advisor provides critical analysis on programming, grant-making and procurement regulations and interfaces regularly with Disaster Response Divisions. The Advisor will also work with other parts of the BHA Bureau, with the Office of General Counsel, and with the Office of Acquisition and Assistance (OAA) to ensure grant-making processes are functioning in an effective manner. The Advisor will also anticipate and draft documents and briefing memos on humanitarian issues for important meetings and events. The Program Advisor also provides critical analysis on humanitarian policy issues, works closely with high-ranking officials within the international community, and serves as a key source of information on humanitarian issues and humanitarian policy for the office. He/She will help plan organizational strategies and responses to humanitarian crises, actively work with members of UN delegations on U.S. positions on humanitarian issues, provide effective liaisons with the UN offices in Geneva, Rome and New York, and anticipate and prepare documents and briefing memos on humanitarian issues for important meetings and events. The assignment involves providing expert analytical and advisory support on humanitarian issues for the planning, development and execution of U.S. foreign policy within a broad and complex geographic or functional specialty area. The work requires applying a rigorous analytical approach to data and the Program Advisor will receive general guidance but will be expected to execute independent judgment and analysis.
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The position requires a thorough understanding of the international humanitarian assistance environment, operations, related policies, regulations, and inter-relationships among the USG, donor and other international organizations. Detailed knowledge of humanitarian operations and partner programming – at country and at global level - is required.
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Skills: Computer proficiency required to include strong applied knowledge MS Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Access), as well as email and internet applications. Must be able to excel in a dynamic, fast-paced work environment and be able to effectively shift priorities and multi-task. The candidate must have excellent organizational skills and must be reliable.
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