Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
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 critical support in the areas of international disaster response, development and humanitarian assistance, information technology solutions, financial management systems support and knowledge management and communications.
Today, Macfadden provides innovative solutions that enable our customers to rapidly respond to complex international disaster relief efforts; develop and maintain critical government financial systems, and safeguard key government information systems. We offer a broad range of technical capabilities to solve complex program requirements ranging from international program management and training, grants administration, geospatial information systems, information technology operations, financial systems, and helpdesk support.
With more than 200 employees, Macfadden is headquartered in Silver Spring, MD with multiple client site operations in the greater Washington, DC region and Tidewater, VA area.
The HR Coordinator will provide support to the Macfadden (HASC) program management team. Reporting directly to the Program Manager for the Food for Peace (FFP) Task Order, the HR Coordinator is responsible for assisting in the recruitment, onboarding, and on-site orientation of all program staff for the FFP Task Order, in addition to managing HR related matters concerning Macfadden’s USAID staff. The HR Coordinator will partially be responsible for accurate and compliant documentation for all program staff and consultants, including PII.
Recruitment and Onboarding
Local travel may be required.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Human Resources Management, Organizational Psychology, or a related field.
Experience: At least 2-3 years working in an administrative role with some HR related responsibilities and experience. Must have experience handling and managing personally identifiable information (PII).
Required Skills: Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Attention to detail. Experience recruiting staff and/or other HR management functions. Proficient in Excel and other MS Office programs. Must have a desire to learn. Reliable, motivated, and committed to customer service.
Preferred Skills: Experience working with the USG or government contractor.
U.S. Citizenship is required; selected candidate must be able to qualify for a government sponsored Secret security clearance.
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.