Program Development Officer, USAID/OTI EXPLORE Europe

About the Position 

Dexis seeks a Program Development Officer (PDO) to support a programming engagement in Moldova initiated under the USAID Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) SWIFT 5-Programs IDIQ “EXploratory Pilot and Learning Options for Regional Efficiency” (EXPLORE) Task Order for the Europe region. 

The PDO will support regular program development activities and will report to the Chief of Party (COP) or their designee.

This position will be based in Moldova with an anticipated start date in July 2022.


  • Present activity ideas at weekly activity design meetings and refine activity concepts for green-light/activity clearance. 
  • Enter activity concepts in the OTI Web-Based Database upon yellow-light approval. 
  • Keep apprised of activities through implementation and supports tasks associated with project completion including moving activity to Completed in OTI Web-Based Database.    
  • Write Final Evaluation Reports (FERs).   
  • Identify and develop relationships with potential grantees and local partners. 
  • Develop project concepts into fundable projects. 
  • Write grant agreements and enter information into OTI Web-Based Database. 
  • Manage and oversee individual activities from concept to conclusion. 
  • Provide technical assistance to support activity design and development.  
  • Support monitoring, evaluation, and learning efforts and use feedback and lessons-learned from activity implementation to inform future activity design. 
  • Analyze grant budget estimates.  
  • Vet potential grantees against Office of Foreign Asset Control/terrorist activities per USG regulations.  
  • Oversee activity implementation and ensure compliance with grants management policies and procedures. 
  • Measure and track program achievements and impacts.
  • Assist the program in achieving measurably more impactful efforts.
  • Monitor contextual factors, including using data-driven approaches to enhance knowledge related to the engagement objectives.
  • Undertake, as security conditions allow, periodic visits to project locations to collect data and/or oversee data collection efforts.
  • With support from USAID/OTI, contribute to the design, implementation and ongoing revision of a MEL system that adheres to USAID/OTI guidance and meets the needs of the program for learning, analysis, and reporting.
  • Undertake other duties as assigned by supervisor. 


Minimum Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent university degree in a relevant field. 
  • At least five (5) years of relevant experience. 
  • Creative, new concepts and approaches-mindset wanted. 
  • Demonstrated experience working with community-based organizations and groups in participatory program development and implementation. 
  • Demonstrated experience in programs requiring community-level engagement. 
  • Ability to deliver training on topics related to local community-based organizations and NGO organizational strengthening. 
  • Ability to perform project monitoring, evaluation, and learning tasks. 
  • Experience living and working in Eastern Europe.    
  • Strong written and oral communication skills. 
  • Experience working in environments experiencing political transition. 
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience with USAID programming, especially USAID/OTI programming, preferred.
  • Demonstrated professional proficiency in additional language(s).

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