Within the Macfadden/PAE contract, the Humanitarian Information Team (HIT) comprises information officers (IOs), geographic information officers, and graphic designers who support the collection, dissemination, and communication of humanitarian information on behalf of USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (USAID/BHA). On average, the HIT produces more than 500 standard information products each year, including public fact sheets, internal situation reports, maps, talking points, memoranda, and cables, as well as USAID/BHA’s annual report. The HIT Manager is responsible for ensuring that HIT staff gather, disseminate, and present humanitarian information appropriately for public and internal government audiences and that the team effectively meets the USAID client’s needs.
The HIT Manager reports to the deputy program manager. The HIT Manager works closely with other Macfadden team leads and client leadership within USAID/BHA, particularly within the Office of Global Policy, Partnerships, Programs, and Communications.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS
Education: A Bachelor’s degree and 15 years of relevant experience, or Master’s degree and 12 years of relevant experience. Degree in, but not limited to, international relations, development, economics, food policy, or a specific geographic region.
Experience: A minimum of seven years of experience in the field of international affairs and/or humanitarian affairs, with demonstrated progressive responsibilities relating to strategic and internal communications, information management, and staff supervision. Experience must include three years of staff supervision, determining strategic objectives for a group, or other management experience; at least one year of cumulative overseas field experience in emergency or crisis environments ; and experience navigating multi-stakeholder organizations . Experience working with US Government entities preferred, but not required.
Skills: Must have excellent leadership, writing, editing, and communication skills. Demonstrated knowledge of international humanitarian relief and assistance. Ability to meet deadlines and multitask; have a strong attention to detail; and work well with others in a fast-paced environment. Must demonstrate ability to manage a high-functioning team and work with a variety of personnel and officials at all levels of authority on sensitive and classified topics.
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.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds. This position description reflects Macfadden’s assignment of essential functions; nothing in this job description restricts the Company’s latitude to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
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