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

Qualifications:

  • 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 malaysiarpo@dai.com. 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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