Macfadden is seeking Information Officers to provide information support to USAID's Office of Food for Peace (FFP). Information Officers provide information support to USAID/FFP by monitoring and reporting on humanitarian conditions and response activities, with a focus on situations involving food insecurity, as well as longer-term development programs, and producing a wide range of public and internal information products.
Willingness to serve on extended international deployments (up to eight weeks or more at a time) to disaster zones, including conflict-affected areas, often on short notice, is required. Travel ranges from 30 to 50 percent of the year.
Qualified candidates should possess excellent writing, editing, and verbal communications skills and have exceptional attention to detail. Candidates must be flexible and adaptable to changing circumstances and have the ability to work under tight deadlines in an extremely fast-paced and collaborative environment. Foreign language ability preferred.
The Information Officer will draft and edit public and internal information products, monitor humanitarian events and food security issues in the assigned region, and support disaster response teams, both in Washington, D.C., and overseas as needed. Willingness to serve on occasional extended international deployments to disaster zones, including conflict-affected areas, is required. Demonstrates emotional intelligence, professionalism, and integrity in high-pressure work environments.
Duties include but are not limited to:
Macfadden is an employee-owned, international professional services corporation that applies integrated information technology solutions and program/project management expertise to help solve critical issues impacting the health, safety and security of the world around us. Since 1986, federal agencies have relied on Macfadden for mission critical support in the areas of international disaster response, development and humanitarian assistance, compliance and monitoring support, information management, and systems engineering and integration.
Today, Macfadden provides innovative solutions that enable our customers to protect America's food supply more efficiently and bring medical breakthroughs to market sooner; rapidly respond to complex international disaster relief efforts; develop and maintain critical government IT financial systems and safeguard key government information systems. We support our customers’ mission to help emerging democracies in Eastern Europe and Eurasia develop their economic infrastructures; help meet compliance requirements and improve transparency through effective records and information management programs; and help preserve many of our nation's most-treasured historical documents through our data capture and digital conversion services. With more than 225 employees, Macfadden is headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland, with multiple client site operations worldwide.
U.S. Citizenship is required; selected candidate must be able to qualify for a government sponsored security clearance.
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