Malaysia: Junior Program Development Officer

By DAI Global Organization: DAI Global
Country: Malaysia
Closing date: 19 Oct 2018

Background: DAI, an international consulting firm based in the United States, is currently accepting applications from candidates for a Junior Program Development Officer position to support the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Transitions Initiatives (OTI)-funded program. The USAID/OTI program will work with civil society, the Government, media, and other stakeholders to foster more participatory and inclusive reform.

Responsibilities: The Junior Program Development Officer will:

  • Proactively identify grant opportunities and reactively respond to grant ideas from USAID/OTI; then fully develop grant ideas
  • With the Grants Assistant, Administration and Logistics Assistant, and grantees, develop budgets and activity timelines
  • In consultation with the potential partner as well as with the Regional Program Manager, develop a monitoring and evaluation process for each grant.
  • Collect information and data on the programmatic and implementation progress of each grant, draft evaluations of completed grants for input to the activity database.
  • Provide updates and analysis of key developments in targeted thematic areas (e.g. legislative reform processes, politics, government capacity building, etc.).
  • Identify needs and opportunities and provide relevant information to facilitate the Regional Program Manager’s ability to develop activity ideas.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with organizations/ actors in key target sectors (e.g. local NGOs, media, local government officials, etc.).
  • Meet with partner organizations and attend local grant activities.
  • Advise USAID/OTI and the Regional Program Manager on the evolution of the local political, legal, and economic situation and on how to continuously adapt the program to ensure effectiveness
  • Assist visiting USG and DAI staff and other dignitaries as appropriate in scheduling and facilitation of meetings and in providing updates and briefings on the evolving situation in the field.
  • Conduct final evaluation in collaboration with the Regional Program Manager


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in relevant field required.
  • Minimum of 4 years of progressively responsible experience in an equivalent position required.
  • Relevant experience working in media, civil society, activism or government in a related role and with demonstrated supervisory experience
  • Strong computer skills (MS Office suite) required.
  • Experience with grants or small grants under contract programs highly preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
  • English language fluency required.

How to apply:

Please email your CV with the position title specified in the subject line no later than Friday, October 12, 2018 to CVs should be no longer than three pages, New Roman font, size 12. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Candidates should demonstrate they have understood the specifications by respecting them.

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