Robert Malotte is the director of center operations in the Center on International Development and Governance at the Urban Institute, having joined in 2011. His responsibilities include financial management, document review and authorization, compliance with Urban policies and donor rules and regulations, and the overall administrative operations for the research center. Additionally, Malotte supervises the center’s administrative and research staff who are assigned project backstopping responsibilities. His areas of expertise include international operations, program management, field office finance, proposal development, contracts, budgets, audits, training, and USAID rules and regulations compliance.
Malotte has over 25 years of international development experience. For the first 10 years of his career he worked overseas, beginning as a Peace Corps volunteer in Papua New Guinea and later employed by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Namibia and Ethiopia. In 1998 he relocated from Africa to Washington, DC, where he has worked for a number of not-for-profit, nongovernmental organizations. Malotte has experience with all the major funding organizations—governmental, multilateral, and foundations—and he speaks Melanesian Tok Pisin.