Program Coordinator - Kuala Lumpur

Fixed-term insertion contract
Localisation Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Occasional remote authorized
Posted on 05-03-2024

Biji-biji Initiative

Dedicated to promoting sustainable development through increased access to technology and knowledge, the organization has experienced significant growth over the years.

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Role: Program Coordinator (Assistant Manager)

Term: 1-year Full Time Contract with Mereka, with option to extend

Salary: RM4,500

Location: Remote & Publika, KL

About the Organization:

Biji Biji Initiative is a pioneering social enterprise based in Southeast Asia, committed to fostering sustainable development and empowering young leaders. In collaboration with key foundations, we have rolled out a transformative program aimed at nurturing the leadership potential of emerging talents in the region. This initiative focuses on honing leadership skills, facilitating networking opportunities, and harnessing civic engagement for driving meaningful social impact.

Role Overview:

As a Program Assistant Manager, you will play a pivotal role in overseeing the end-to-end management of the program. Your responsibilities will encompass various facets including participant recruitment, trainer/mentor coordination, workshop/bootcamp facilitation, report generation, stakeholder engagement, and vendor sourcing. Additionally, you will leverage your expertise in new media to enhance program visibility and engagement. Your commitment to youth empowerment and community-driven initiatives will be instrumental in realizing the program's objectives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Program Management: Oversee all aspects of program implementation, ensuring smooth execution from conceptualization to evaluation.
  • Recruitment and Onboarding: Identify and recruit promising participants, trainers, and mentors aligned with program objectives. Facilitate seamless onboarding processes for all stakeholders.
  • Workshop/Bootcamp Facilitation: Coordinate logistics and manage the delivery of workshops and bootcamps. Foster an interactive learning environment conducive to skill development and knowledge exchange.
  • Report Writing: Generate comprehensive reports detailing program progress, outcomes, and areas for improvement. Utilize data-driven insights to inform strategic decision-making.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Cultivate strong relationships with stakeholders and partners to foster collaboration and garner support for program initiatives. Act as a liaison for recruitment, venue arrangements, and program content development.
  • Vendor and Resource Sourcing: Identify and engage vendors, freelancers, and resources essential for program implementation. Negotiate contracts and ensure cost-effective solutions without compromising quality.
  • New Media Utilization: Harness the power of new media platforms to amplify program visibility and engagement. Develop innovative strategies for reaching target audiences and fostering online communities.
  • Network Expansion: Leverage your network within NGOs and social enterprises to forge strategic partnerships and access additional resources. Collaborate with like-minded organizations to enhance program impact and sustainability.
  • Travel Commitment: Be prepared for occasional travel within Malaysia to facilitate program activities, attend meetings, and engage with local communities.


  • Proven experience in program management, preferably within the context of youth development or community empowerment initiatives.
  • Strong organizational and multitasking skills, with the ability to prioritize competing demands and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage diverse stakeholders and foster collaborative relationships.
  • Familiarity with new media platforms and digital marketing strategies, with a creative flair for content creation.
  • Demonstrated commitment to social impact and sustainable development goals.
  • Flexibility to adapt to evolving program needs and navigate challenges effectively.
  • Fluency in English and proficiency in local languages (e.g., Malay) is desirable.

Company Culture and Life at Biji Biji Initiative

Join a workplace where diversity and creativity thrive. At BBI, you'll enjoy:

  • Impactful Projects: Engage in work that makes a real difference.
  • Vibrant Social Events: Be part of a community that values fun and collaboration.
  • Open and Collaborative Culture: Share ideas and grow in an inclusive environment.

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