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Key Internal Interfaces: Program Manager, Deputy Program Manager, Africa Division Team Leaders
Key External Interfaces: OFDA
Macfadden is seeking Program/Grant Assistants, to provide additional program and grants support to OFDA regional teams. The position requires candidates with excellent judgment and reliability who are willing to go the extra mile for OFDA. Travel is not anticipated for this position.
Education, Experience and Skills:
Education: BA/BS completion.
Experience: 1 year of professional/office experience, including internships
Required: Must have excellent writing, editing, and communication skills. Must be able to meet deadlines and multitask, have strong attention to detail, and work well with others in a fast-paced and demanding environment.
U.S. Citizenship is required; selected candidate must be able to qualify for a government sponsored security clearance.
The Program/Grant Assistants will be working with Regional Teams to improve work streams and efficiency of grant review and processing, provide additional entry points for new staff to OFDA program work, improve process quality and accountability, and take creative steps to address recruiting challenges. Day to day work assignments and oversight will be provided by the OFDA Regional Team Leader or Deputy Team Leader with formal supervisory and evaluation functions by the Program Manager.
Duties include but are not limited to:
· Provide initial review and processing of proposals to expedite the review process. Duties will include, but not limited to, acknowledging receipt of proposals, reviewing submissions for required elements, initial ABACUS data entry, scheduling/posting submissions for review, and assisting with award package preparation.
- · Monitoring, tracking, and processing programmatic close out actions.
- · Assisting the team in consistently monitoring data quality control.
- · Tracking evaluation/monitoring/reporting compliance.
- · Reviewing and preparing post-award management documentation in support of the AOR.
- · Assist with award quality control and follow-up on corrections.
- · Attend USAID meetings and public events on behalf of the team in a reporting capacity, as assigned by the team leader.
Applicants must provide a cover letter explain why they want to work for the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance to be considered for the position. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
The employee must be capable of arduous travel. 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 will be 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.
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