Program Development Officer

Program Development Officer

Creative Associates International

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Position Summary:

Creative Associates seeks a Program Development Officer for an anticipated project funded by the United States Agency for International Development’s Office of Transition Initiatives (USAID/OTI) in Malaysia. USAID/OTI-funded projects support U.S. foreign policy objectives by helping local partners advance peace and democracy. OTI provides fast, flexible, short-term assistance targeted at key political transition and stabilization needs. The new program will aim to strengthen democracy and national stability in the country. The PDO is responsible for grass-roots development of project concepts and activity submissions. The PDO will interact with community groups, non-governmental organizations, community-based organizations, associations, and other groups implementing funded activities or potential partners for activities.

Primary Responsibilities:

The Program Development Officer will have principal responsibility for:

  • Drafting project ideas with estimated budgets and present them project development meetings for consideration;
  • Developing and maintaining positive working relations with grantees, local partners, stakeholders, and beneficiaries in target communities;
  • Providing assistance to potential local partners and grantees in the design of activities to include brief description of activities to be implemented, objectives, timelines for implementation, expected results and plan for how activity will be monitored and evaluated (objectives, expected results, indicators, timeline, etc.) with the support of the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer and Grants Officer;
  • Conducting political analysis, impact assessment, and participate in strategy development to advance the program goals;
  • Monitoring activity implementation through desk review of reports, regular site visits when possible, and triangulation with external sources of data on activity;
  • Becoming familiar and complying with all Creative and USAID/OTI procedures, manuals and Project Management Systems;
  • Attending focus group discussions and program activities to derive lessons learned to inform future project activities.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Four-year university degree in political science, development, sociology, law, social or political science, or other development-related field required is required; minimum of three (3) years working in international development;
  • Minimum of five (5) years of general work history is required, as well as three (3) years’ work experience with local communities and local organizations or a related field is required;
  • Experience in areas related to the areas of media, strategic communications, anti-corruption, youth, civic engagement, and/or civil society strengthening required;
  • In-depth knowledge of Malaysia, other target communities where the program is operating, and the ability to identify potential interventions that will contribute toward program strategy and objectives;
  • At least five (5) years’ experience with sub-grants management in Southeast Asia, with Malaysia experience strongly desired;
  • Demonstrated ability to perform complex tasks and to prioritize multiple projects;
  • Proven records maintenance and database management skills; and
  • Speaking, writing and reading fluency in English and Malay.

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