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PROJECT DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST (Maldives) The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Colombo seeks suitable candidates for the position as a Project Development Specialist (Maldives) for USAID/Sri Lanka & Maldives mission. The Project Development Specialist (Maldives) will work with the Maldives Program Coordinator to support the implementation of United States Agency for International Development (USAID) programming in the Maldives, serving as the primary point of contact (POC) for USAID in Maldives. The Project Development Specialist (Maldives) is responsible for liaising with the Government of Maldives (GOM); engaging with other donors; collecting, researching, managing, and distributing information associated with USAID in Maldives; and will facilitate the implementation of a USAID/Maldives communication strategy. S/he will recommend development outreach approaches and content that will assist USAID senior leadership in making strategic decisions related to future programming, communications, events and logistics in Maldives. The Project Development Specialist (Maldives) also serves as the POC for all VIP and high-level visits to Maldives. S/he will facilitate coordination and logistics for visits from USATD/Sri Lanka & Maldives staff, and will develop and build relationships with the government, local businesses, and civil society as is necessary to complete tasks to this end. The Specialist should be a professional capable of engagement and representation to senior embassy officials, donor counterparts, and senior Maldivian government officials. The Specialist must possess a very high degree of proficiency in both written and spoken English. The incumbent teleworks to the USAID Mission in Sri Lanka. The incumbent will be responsible for providing her or his own workspace, in their home or elsewhere, until such time that the U.S. Embassy to Maldives establishes an office in Male. The incumbent will be provided with a computer, phone, and other equipment as needed. Remuneration for this position will be between MVR. 402,842/- to MVR, 604,263/- per annum, (plus allowances as per the Mission Compensation Plan). Please visit our website for detailed information on the vacancy announcement and on how to submit your individual application packet, All applications must be submitted via e-mail to Before you continue with the application process, please carefully read the instructions available on our website. Your application should reach us on or before September 27, 2020, at 05.30 p.m. Sri Lankan Time. Please note, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.