World Vision International

Job Opportunities in Laos

Since 2004, World Vision has been implementing multi-sector development programs called Area Development Programs (ADPs). These ADPs are district level partnerships with the Government of Laos, targeting villages in districts where children are suffering from the impacts of poverty.


In FY17 World Vision Laos has around 170 staff and operates ADPs in 17 districts spread over five provinces. These programs target 10-15 of the poorest villages per district depending on the program focus agreed with the government.


These ADPs are funded through World Vision offices in other countries including Australia, Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada and Taiwan. Examples of ADP activities include support the improvement of education program through teacher training and improvement of education facilities; support the local farmers with improved farming and animal raising technique; behavior change programs focus in sanitation and access to clean water; ensure children and mother have access health services and well nourished. All programs are designed to ensure the improvement of child well being in the target areas.


World Vision also has other important programs focused on specific threats or hazards to the well being of Lao children, such as combating trafficking of children, disaster and emergency preparedness and relief.
The focus of all World Vision programs is improving child well being carried out through participatory partnerships with children, caregivers, communities, government, donor, and other organizations.

Current Opportunities

Nutrition and WASH Specialist

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Nutrition and WASH Specialist is a leader who supports WV Lao PDR’s strategic goal to bring change in the lives of children in Laos, particularly to increase the number of children and mothers that are healthy and well nourished. This role has a strong focus on strengthening WVL’s evidence based Nutrition and WASH programming and ensuring that Nutrition and WASH intervention is in line with WV partnership and humanitarian industry global standards. In addition, this role also provide technical support to the APs AND GRANT PROJECTs which are part of the Technical Program (reduce malnutrition and childhood illness) implementation process, training the APS AND GRANT PROJECTS teams on implementing Technical Programme to ensure that the frontline workers are fully trained to deliver the Technical Programme outcomes. Closely monitor the activities to ensure its quality and effectiveness at the community level. Network with the respective departments at the Province and District level, support the team in drafting concept for APs and Grant Projects and proposals for fund raising purposes and conduct need based studies to showcase the relevance of the programs. Specific responsibilities include the following:

Major Responsibilities of Job:

  1. Strengthen Evidence Based Programs:

  • Ensure that WVL has sufficient support and understanding of program logic related to WVL strategic objective 1.1: Children and their mothers are healthy and well nourished.

  • Lead, coordinate and disseminate Nutrition and WASH strategy, program logic (Theory of Change), models and best practices.

  • Work with Provincial TP Manager and TP coordinators to filter Nutrition and WASH intervention related partnership initiatives and contextualize for Laos context. This includes coordination of the collection, documentation and dissemination of World Vision Nutrition and WASH programming experience and best practice.

  • Ensure that program and project designs are aligned with Nutrition and WASH strategic priorities.

  • Analyze and summarize LEAP AND GRANT PROJECTS reports/report from TPCs; and prepare a report reflecting on lessons learnt and best practice examples.

  • Provide annual planning so that "best practices, lessons learned etc." are integrated into technically sound business plans and services are coordinated.

  • Promote action learning Programme through regular Sector Working Group meetings and training of others to take leadership of structured reflection.

  • Assist in ensuring that the voices of children are heard in WVL’s programming and most vulnerable children are priority of project.

  • Develop and contribute to improving Nutrition and WASH related Government of Lao national policies

  • Provide information and data about Nutrition and WASH as requested and ensure that lessons learnt from our implementation are periodically shared within the team and at the district level.

  • Ensure that the APs AND GRANT PROJECTS are able to have evidence base for all the programs.

  • Periodically attend the review meetings at the APs AND GRANT PROJECTS/Province/NO and share the progress of TP at the respective APs AND GRANT PROJECTs.

  • Timely feedback on micro project proposal, Monthly Progress report of APs AND GRANT PROJECTs and ensure the recommendations are followed up.

  • Provide Technical inputs and support to Resource acquisition team during project proposal development.

2. Project Management

Support the APs AND GRANT PROJECTs in developing the Annual plan and the LEAP AND GRANT PROJECTS budget template with proper planning and sequencing the activities.

  • Develop a mechanism to regularly track on outcomes and outputs level in a National stop light report system. Including the financial utilization of the APs AND GRANT PROJECTS against the activities planned and ensure timely completion of all the activities

  • Review the existing monitoring tools during the field visits/ joint field visits to ensure that the programs implemented by the APs AND GRANT PROJECTs are technically APs and Grant Projects appropriate.

  • Technically APs and Grant Projects approve and endorse all LEAP AND GRANT PROJECT documents (e.g. health baselines, designs, proposals, evaluations) as per the agreed business process.

  • Organize the development, pre-testing and production of culturally relevant communication materials to ensure effective and efficient program delivery, including facilitating behavior change, where necessary.

  • Assist donor visits and participate in donor visits when necessary.

  • In times of emergency, provide technical support to disaster responses as directed by line management.

  • Contribute to advocacy campaigns as directed by line management.

3. Provision of Technical Support to the Technical Project Coordinators and Government Counterparts:

  • Build the capacity of APs and Grant Projects of the APsAND GRANT PROJECTs staffs and also provide technical support and project model to the counterparts and WVIL staffs(TPCs) to strengthen assessment, design, baseline and end line surveys and implementation of TTC and WASH interventions through trainings, awareness raising, communications, etc. This includes support of monitoring of planned project activities and development of checklists and mechanisms for supervision.

  • Develop and deliver curriculum (ToT) training to TPC/Government counterpart staff to enable staff to deliver accountable, evidence based, quality ministry that brings sustained improvements to well-being of children.

  • Conduct monitoring support visits to APs AND GRANT PROJECTs implementing Nutrition and WASH Projects and provide in the field technical consultation as requested, to ensure quality of Nutrition and WASH activities implemented.

  • Provide assistance as needed to WVL in the preparation of Detailed Implementation Plans (DIP), budgets, monthly cash flows and Semiannual and Annual Management Reports.

  • Enhance the knowledge and skills of the frontline workers and volunteers in the community on maternal and child health nutrition.

4. Collaboration and Coordination

  • Develop dynamic relationships with the Ministry of Health and other relevant institutions at National level; support WVL staff to do the same at Provincial levels.

  • Liaise with key non-governmental organizations (NGOs), UN-agencies for shared learning, joint implementation and leveraging similar Nutrition and WASH interventions.

  • Liaise and build strong partnerships with Lao Civil Society Organizations working in the health and Nutrition and WASH sector

  • Contribute as an active member to World Vision International's Community of Practice for Health.

  • Develop the linkages with the block/district level officials and have working agreements in place to implement our programs in all the APs AND GRANT PROJECTs.

  • Identify potential partners to work together and scale up certain initiatives.

  • Co-lead/facilitate district/level networks and advocacy campaigns related to the TP

  • Formation of consortiums at the Province level with the support of the TPM.

  • Position the Organisation by representation in such networks and actively contributing and sharing about our programs.

EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  1. Bachelor’s/ Master’s degree (Public Health, Nutrition)

  2. At least 3 years experience in Public Health or community development with a focus on Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition

  3. Minimum of four years in demonstrated competency in providing management level support

  4. Technical training in health or Nutrition and WASH sector, with focus on child and maternal health preferred

  5. Practicing medical doctor / nurse can apply too.

  6. Knowledge of development work, including program logic, theory of change, and community empowerment

  7. Demonstrated knowledge on Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition

  8. Good understanding of Lao Government policies, laws, and institutions and ability to work together with various stakeholders

  9. Ability to identify and plan work strategically and to work to deadlines

  10. Project management knowledge and skills

  11. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Lao

  12. Ability to train others, ability to provide technical guidance and support to Zonal/ADP staff

  13. Possess strong organizational, computer, and writing skills

  14. Ability to function efficiently and effectively with little day-to-day supervision

  15. Willingness to travel to the provinces and districts on a frequent basis

  16. Experience supporting health activities in NGO context

Period of two years and preferably Public health Specialist or Doctor/ Nurse experienced in working on nutrition and WASH

Interested candidates are invited to submit a COVER LETTER and CV to the address below. Please indicate the POSITION TITLE. Deadline for application is 11 February 2020 and the position will close early if a suitable candidate is found.

Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Mail: People and Culture Department

P.O. Box 312 Vientiane 01005

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.wvi.org/laos

Supply Chain and Admin Coordinator

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

To establish strategic sourcing for Supply Chain functions within World Vision Laos. To standardize and streamline the procurement system through supply chain management process and to release project staff to give more time towards transformation development of community, improve cost benefit through effective Supply Chain and ensure timely delivery of goods and services to support ministry needs ensuring WVI partnership GSCM policies and Donor compliances.

To provide overall admin and logistic support to grant projects ensuring seamless continuality of the ministry in all project.

This position will work with all stakeholders in grant project in province and National Office (SCM team). This position will report to Support Services Manager in National Office with a matrix reporting to grant project manager.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Procurement & Distribution

  • Prepare Annual Procurement Plan in alignment with grant project budget with full & complete details for every financial year

  • Coordinate the procurement process of goods and services of grant project 100% complying to grant requirements and WVI partnership SCM policy.

  • Liaise with National Office Supply Chain Officer/Manager for Monthly Reporting and Coordination meeting.

  • Ensure the goods and services are delivered to user on time according to the procurement planning and ensuring lead time.

  • Collect quotations for purchase of goods/services for grant projects and invite a meeting of sub-purchase committee for selection of vendor through strategic sourcing.

  • Coordinate Goods and Services bidding process both for spot buys purchase and through Strategic sourcing

  • Ensure the effectiveness of purchase, lead time and accuracy of purchase orders of grant procurement

  • Maintain and update procurement database and make it accessible to Grant Finance team and Auditor (PR, Quotations, PO, Bidding, PO, and Contract)

  • Liaise with Provincial/Grant Finance team for supporting document and payment to vendor/supplier on time

  • Supervise the proper handling of logistics and transportation of goods and services to field office

  • Ensure all suppliers/vendors are screened through BPS/EPLS

Supply Chain Reporting & communication

  • Prepare monthly savings report on all procurement done for the month for grant projects under the province

  • Manage purchase orders and saving tracking report.

  • Maintain and update strategic sourcing contract, supplier database, and price catalogue at the provincial office for grant projects.

  • Report the savings to NO SCM on/before the due date every month

Administrative/Logistic Support

  • Record and maintenance of all assets, ensuring its safety by renewing vehicle insurance and AMCs periodically before its expiry.

  • Maintenance of office building rent and utilities (electricity, water, janitorial functions etc.,) and renew office rental agreement before its expiry.

  • Maintenance of vehicles and log books on a daily basis and monitor the mileage of each vehicle every month.

  • Maintenance and record of all assets and Insurance Portal for Global Insurance/fleet/real estate purpose.

  • Provide logistic support to organize meetings and retreats for grant project staffs.

  • Mitigating possible risks by ensuring safety and security to leased out building and assets owned by the organization.

Carry out any additional responsibilities as assigned by Support Services Manager and grant project manager.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  1. Diploma or Bachelor degree in Administration or Supply Chain Management.

  2. Minimum of 2 year work experience in purchasing or procurement

  3. Minimum of 2 year work experiences in grants procurements and general Administration services.

  4. Certification on Supply Chain Management or Procurement would be an added advantage

  5. Project Management skills

  6. Responsive, Flexibility and adaptability.

  7. Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to World Vision ministry

  8. Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders

  9. An attitude of cooperation and understanding.

  10. Understand WV vision, mission and WV partnership operations with creative and innovative thinking

  11. This position requires at least 35% travel to grant project office or field offices or operational areas.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a COVER LETTER and CV to the address below. Please indicate the POSITION TITLE. Deadline for application is 09 February 2020, however applicants are encouraged to apply early as applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and the position will close early if a suitable candidate is found.

Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Full Job Description is available by contacting through email below

Mail: People and Culture Department

P.O. Box 312 Vientiane 01005

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.wvi.org/laos

AHAN Driver

WORK LOCATION- SAVANNAKHET PROVINCE and SARAVAN PROVINCE

POSITION TITLE – AHAN DRIVER

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

World Vision (WV) was awarded a multi-million EUR grant from the European Union (EU) to lead a consortium of partners to implement their Accelerating Health Agriculture and Nutrition (AHAN) project under pillar three of the EU Partnership for Improved Nutrition in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR). Consortium partners include World Vision Australia (lead) with 4 implementing partners: World Vision Laos, Agronomes et Vétérinaires Sans Frontière (AVSF), Green Community Development Association (GCDA) and the Burnet Institute.

The AHAN Project has the Overall Objective of creating supportive conditions for enhanced household nutrition through the following Outcomes: 1) Improved access to and availability of sufficient and/or diverse foods year round; 2) Improved dietary and care practices among Women of Reproductive Age (WRA, 15-49 years) and children under five years (CU5); 3) Reduced incidence of selected Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) related diseases/illnesses linked to undernutrition; 4) Improved gender equitable relations at the household level, particularly in decision-making and distribution of workload; and 5) Strengthened multi-sector coordination and support for nutrition. The project will be implemented across 12 districts in three provinces over 36 months.

For its part, AVSF is in charge of the agriculture and livestock component, with the objective of improving the availability and access to diversified food all year round, through support activities for crop production (particularly rice production, market gardening and fruit farming) and animal husbandry (including poultry and cricket raising). As part of the support to livestock, AVSF will work on the establishment (or resumption of activity) of 124 Village Veterinary Workers (training, support). The project also includes activities to improve post-harvest practices such as storage and processing of products. AVSF will coordinate with GCDA who will support the marketing of products and with World Vision who will establish savings groups and support village millers.

  • The position is responsible to transport office/project staff, guests and other official passengers to their destinations, such as WVL Projects, Provinces, Ministries, etc. safely, promptly, and securely. WVL driver's ensure the safety and security of their assigned vehicle and all the cargo therein. The driver will perform other tasks in the course of transporting passengers and cargo as and when needed. Perform maintenance work and all the vehicles. This position is also responsible for day-to-day messenger work as required. 3.2.2

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. On given instructions, drive passengers and/or cargo to their destination safely, courteously and on time.

  2. Clean the assigned and (or) all the vehicles before 8:00AM and maintain these in good running condition all the time.

  3. Regularly inspect vehicle and recommend appropriate repairs or maintenance work to be done. Ensure changes of oil, regular body wash, tire and brake checks and other needed maintenance.

  4. At the end of the day, park vehicle in designated place, secure and lock vehicle and endorse keys to supervisor unless other arrangements are made.

  5. Perform simple trouble shooting and minor repairs. Recommend major repairs to Supervisor and facilitates such repairs.

  6. Take vehicles for maintenance and servicing.

  7. Place logbooks in each car, record mileage in the logbooks for the every usage and write correct cost centers for charging.

  8. Check Post Office box and when required.

  9. Regular check up and make sure healthy to avoid accident

  10. Deliver and receive documents from various ministries as and when needed.

  11. Carry out any additional responsibilities and projects as assigned by the immediate supervisor.

  12. Attend and participate in the staff meetings and other corporate functions.

  13. May require work beyond office hours.

As per Personnel Policy Manual, WVL office hour is from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. To facilitate this, WVL Drivers must arrive at the office by 7:30 AM to check the car, clean the car, and fetch guests. (Office time: 7:30 am to 5 pm)

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Above average driving skills, able to drive cars, four-wheel drive trucks.

  • With a good recommendation from previous employer.

  • Ability to speak English would be a definite asset.

  • Valid Lao PDR Driver’s License with excellent driving record.

  • Knowledge of all laws relating to the operation of motor vehicles in the Lao PDR.

  • Knowledge of basic mechanics and vehicle maintenance requirements.

  • Willingness to travel extensively including weekends.

  • Ability to maintain accurate and current driving logs and vehicle maintenance records.

  • Secondary level education or equivalent vocational training.

  • Minimum of two years experience as a driver and/or car mechanics.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a COVER LETTER and CV to the address below. Please indicate the POSITION TITLE. Deadline for application is 09 February 2020, however applicants are encouraged to apply early as applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and the position will close early if a suitable candidate is found.

Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Full Job Description is available by contacting through email below

Mail: People and Culture Department

P.O. Box 312 Vientiane 01005

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.wvi.org/laos

AHAN Agriculture and Livestock Technical Officer

WORK LOCATION- SAMAKHIXAY DISTRICT, ATTAPUE PROVINCE

POSITION TITLE – AHAN AGRICULTURE AND LIVESTOCK TECHNICAL OFFICER

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

World Vision (WV) was awarded a multi-million EUR grant from the European Union (EU) to lead a consortium of partners to implement their Accelerating Health Agriculture and Nutrition (AHAN) project under pillar three of the EU Partnership for Improved Nutrition in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR). Consortium partners include World Vision Australia (lead) with 4 implementing partners: World Vision Laos, Agronomes et Vétérinaires Sans Frontière (AVSF), Green Community Development Association (GCDA) and the Burnet Institute.

The AHAN Project has the Overall Objective of creating supportive conditions for enhanced household nutrition through the following Outcomes: 1) Improved access to and availability of sufficient and/or diverse foods year round; 2) Improved dietary and care practices among Women of Reproductive Age (WRA, 15-49 years) and children under five years (CU5); 3) Reduced incidence of selected Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) related diseases/illnesses linked to undernutrition; 4) Improved gender equitable relations at the household level, particularly in decision-making and distribution of workload; and 5) Strengthened multi-sector coordination and support for nutrition. The project will be implemented across 12 districts in three provinces over 36 months.

For its part, AVSF is in charge of the agriculture and livestock component, with the objective of improving the availability and access to diversified food all year round, through support activities for crop production (particularly rice production, market gardening and fruit farming) and animal husbandry (including poultry and cricket raising). As part of the support to livestock, AVSF will work on the establishment (or resumption of activity) of 124 Village Veterinary Workers (training, support). The project also includes activities to improve post-harvest practices such as storage and processing of products. AVSF will coordinate with GCDA who will support the marketing of products and with World Vision who will establish savings groups and support village millers.

The Technical Officer (Agriculture and Livestock) is under the technical supervision of the Technical Advisor in Agriculture and under the hierarchical responsibility of the Team Leader (Line Manager). He/she works in close relationship with the Technical Officer based at the same targeted area and the District Operational Team Leader (WV).

The role of the Technical Officer (Agriculture and Livestock) is to take part in planning and on-site implementation of activities related to the field of agriculture: crops in open fields (paddy), market gardening and fruits, as well as post-harvest management (drying, processing, storage).

  • Organize and implement, in team with DAFO staff, the following activities described in the project proposal: nutrition-sensitive value chain analysis, technical training on primary and secondary crops, market gardening and fruit farming, distribution of low-cost productive inputs, training and support to post-harvest processing and storage practices; For livestock aspect to train 840 households to undertake animal raising and 1200 households to undertake insect farming; train, support and resource 120 Village Veterinary Workers;

  • Contribute to the following, in team with the other Technical Officers and under the leadership of the Advisors:

  • Specify the methodology for activity implementation;

  • Set criteria and method setting for beneficiary selection;

  • Development of training curriculum;

  • Set work plans;

  • Set indicators for monitoring & evaluation;

  • Write activity reports;

  • Participate in meetings and technical workshops, as required by the Management team, inside and outside the districts and provinces of intervention;

  • Contribute to the definition of AVSF Lao PDR strategy orientation;

  • Contribute to the advocacy, communication and associative life of AVSF in Lao PDR and in general.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

A. Building relationships within communities

1. Build close relationships and actively learn within partner communities, through home visits, staying overnight with host families, community events, etc.

2. Build good relationships that communicate World Vision’s mission, values and identity to all appropriate stakeholders, including community groups, local authorities and other NGOs.

3. Manage proactive and responsive relationship with Project Partners, Government stakeholders, and other partners in the field.

B. Building capacities

1. Plan and implement all aspects of project activities in target district, ensuring that all Partners meet their obligations under the project, and meet WV and EU compliance standards

2. Develop clear work plans and ensure quality and timeliness of all program interventions. Develop yearly district work plan and budget, in keeping with the project proposal and activity plans

3. Facilitate formation and ongoing capacity building of communities for holistic sustainable development, ensuring ownership of outcomes by communities.

4. Train partner community groups on appropriate skills and self-assessment methods to build their capacity for management of local initiatives.

C. Learning within community

1. Facilitate community (including children and the marginalized) to participate in the gathering of, reflection upon and learning from local information.

2. Participate in and support the implementation of project measurement and program/project evaluation and facilitate community learning from results.

3. Promote communities to share and learn from their own experiences as part of confidence and capacity building.

4. Consistently look for more effective and efficient implementation methods and opportunities to increase impact.

D. Planning and implementation with community

1. Actively support the Operations Team Lead and District Coordinator in assessment and work plan design processes and collaborate with community nd partners in project planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting processes relevant to assigned area.

2 Ensure that gender analysis, and child protection protocols are integrated within WV initiatives in their assigned communities.

3. Raise awareness and facilitate critical analysis of community issues and opportunities.

4. Mobilize local resources, community planning, participation and ownership for development initiatives.

E. Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Communication

1. Establish and maintain effective project reporting, monitoring, evaluation, and communication systems.

2. Submit timely, accurate data, ensuring quality data collection and analysis.

3. Prepare and submit all reporting requirements ensuring they are on time and meet minimum standards. Ensure any problems or challenges are effectively communicated so that delays can be overcome and the project goals achieved.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Ø Bachelor Degree or Diploma in relevant field.

Ø 3-5 years’ experience in working with the rural community on Agriculture, Livestock, Nutrition, Health, Gender or WASH activities

Ø Demonstrated experience working in collaboration with District Government on coordination activities

Ø 3-5 years’ experience on community mobilization, with demonstrable skills resulting in community behavior change

Ø Strong training and facilitation skills, with experience training community volunteers on WASH, Nutrition, or Gender

Ø Strong field work and project monitoring experience demonstrating ability to ensure quality deliverables of the project

Ø Fluent in local ethnic language and Lao (dependent on target District)

Ø Must understand and agree with WV’s vision, mission and Core Values

Ø Must be willing to work and stay overnight at the target village areas

Ø Must be willing to work within a team

Ø Must be willing to learn new things

Ø Must know how to drive and have a license to drive motorcycle

Interested candidates are invited to submit a COVER LETTER and CV to the address below. Please indicate the POSITION TITLE. Deadline for application is 09 February 2020, however applicants are encouraged to apply early as applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and the position will close early if a suitable candidate is found.

Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Full Job Description is available by contacting through email below

Mail: People and Culture Department

P.O. Box 312 Vientiane 01005

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.wvi.org/laos

AHAN Livestock Technical Officer

WORK LOCATION- Xonnabouly & Phine District, Savannakhet Province

AND Saravan Province

POSITION TITLE – AHAN LIVESTOCK TECHNICAL OFFICER

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

World Vision (WV) was awarded a multi-million EUR grant from the European Union (EU) to lead a consortium of partners to implement their Accelerating Health Agriculture and Nutrition (AHAN) project under pillar three of the EU Partnership for Improved Nutrition in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR). Consortium partners include World Vision Australia (lead) with 4 implementing partners: World Vision Laos, Agronomes et Vétérinaires Sans Frontière (AVSF), Green Community Development Association (GCDA) and the Burnet Institute.

The AHAN Project has the Overall Objective of creating supportive conditions for enhanced household nutrition through the following Outcomes: 1) Improved access to and availability of sufficient and/or diverse foods year round; 2) Improved dietary and care practices among Women of Reproductive Age (WRA, 15-49 years) and children under five years (CU5); 3) Reduced incidence of selected Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) related diseases/illnesses linked to undernutrition; 4) Improved gender equitable relations at the household level, particularly in decision-making and distribution of workload; and 5) Strengthened multi-sector coordination and support for nutrition. The project will be implemented across 12 districts in three provinces over 36 months.

For its part, AVSF is in charge of the agriculture and livestock component, with the objective of improving the availability and access to diversified food all year round, through support activities for crop production (particularly rice production, market gardening and fruit farming) and animal husbandry (including poultry and cricket raising). As part of the support to livestock, AVSF will work on the establishment (or resumption of activity) of 124 Village Veterinary Workers (training, support). The project also includes activities to improve post-harvest practices such as storage and processing of products. AVSF will coordinate with GCDA who will support the marketing of products and with World Vision who will establish savings groups and support village millers.

The Technical Officer (Livestock) is under the technical supervision of the Technical Advisor in Livestock and under the hierarchical responsibility of the Team Leader (Line Manager). He/she works in close relationship with the Technical Officer (Agriculture) based at the same targeted area and the District Operational Team Leader (WV).

The role of the Technical Officer (Livestock) is to take part in planning and on-site implementation of activities related to the field of livestock raising (notably chicken, crickets and frogs) and animal health (training 120 Village Veterinary Workers).

  • Organize and implement, in team with DAFO staff, the following activities described in the project proposal: nutrition-sensitive value chain analysis; train, support and resource 840 households to undertake animal raising and 1200 households to undertake insect farming; train, support and resource 120 Village Veterinary Workers;

  • Contribute to the following, in team with the other Technical Officers and under the leadership of the Advisors:

  • Specify the methodology for activity implementation;

  • Set criteria and method setting for beneficiary selection;

  • Development of training curriculum;

  • Set work plans;

  • Set indicators for monitoring & evaluation;

  • Write activity reports;

  • Participate in meetings and technical workshops, as required by the Management team, inside and outside the districts and provinces of intervention;

  • Contribute to the definition of AVSF Lao PDR strategy orientation;

  • Contribute to the advocacy, communication and associative life of AVSF in Lao PDR and in general.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

A. Building relationships within communities

1. Build close relationships and actively learn within partner communities, through home visits, staying overnight with host families, community events, etc.

2. Build good relationships that communicate World Vision’s mission, values and identity to all appropriate stakeholders, including community groups, local authorities and other NGOs.

3. Manage proactive and responsive relationship with Project Partners, Government stakeholders, and other partners in the field.

B. Building capacities

1. Plan and implement all aspects of project activities in target district, ensuring that all Partners meet their obligations under the project, and meet WV and EU compliance standards

2. Develop clear work plans and ensure quality and timeliness of all program interventions. Develop yearly district work plan and budget, in keeping with the project proposal and activity plans

3. Facilitate formation and ongoing capacity building of communities for holistic sustainable development, ensuring ownership of outcomes by communities.

4. Train partner community groups on appropriate skills and self-assessment methods to build their capacity for management of local initiatives.

C. Learning within community

1. Facilitate community (including children and the marginalized) to participate in the gathering of, reflection upon and learning from local information.

2. Participate in and support the implementation of project measurement and program/project evaluation and facilitate community learning from results.

3. Promote communities to share and learn from their own experiences as part of confidence and capacity building.

4. Consistently look for more effective and efficient implementation methods and opportunities to increase impact.

D. Planning and implementation with community

1. Actively support the Operations Team Lead and District Coordinator in assessment and work plan design processes and collaborate with community nd partners in project planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting processes relevant to assigned area.

2. Ensure that gender analysis, and child protection protocols are integrated within WV initiatives in their assigned communities.

3. Raise awareness and facilitate critical analysis of community issues and opportunities.

4. Mobilize local resources, community planning, participation and ownership for development initiatives.

E. Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Communication

1. Establish and maintain effective project reporting, monitoring, evaluation, and communication systems.

2. Submit timely, accurate data, ensuring quality data collection and analysis.

3. Prepare and submit all reporting requirements ensuring they are on time and meet minimum standards. Ensure any problems or challenges are effectively communicated so that delays can be overcome and the project goals achieved.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Bachelor Degree or Diploma in relevant field.

  • At 3-5 years’ experience in working with the rural community on Livelihood, Agriculture, Livestock Nutrition, Health, Gender or WASH activities

  • Experience in data collection and report writing

  • Demonstrated experience working in collaboration with District Government on coordination activities

  • 3-5 years’ experience on community mobilization, with demonstrable skills resulting in community behavior change

  • Strong training and facilitation skills, with experience training community volunteers on WASH, Nutrition, or Gender

  • Strong field work and project monitoring experience demonstrating ability to ensure quality deliverables of the project

  • Fluent in local ethnic language and Lao (dependent on target District)

  • Must understand and agree with WV’s vision, mission and Core Values

  • Must be willing to work and stay overnight at the target village areas

  • Must be willing to work within a team

  • Must be willing to learn new things

Interested candidates are invited to submit a COVER LETTER and CV to the address below. Please indicate the POSITION TITLE. Deadline for application is 09 February 2020, however applicants are encouraged to apply early as applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and the position will close early if a suitable candidate is found.

Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Full Job Description is available by contacting through email below

Mail: People and Culture Department

P.O. Box 312 Vientiane 01005

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.wvi.org/laos

AHAN Agriculture Technical Officer

WORK LOCATION- Xonnabouly & Phine District, Savannakhet Province and Saravan District, Saravan Province

POSITION TITLE – AHAN AGRICULTURE TECHNICAL OFFICER

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

World Vision (WV) was awarded a multi-million EUR grant from the European Union (EU) to lead a consortium of partners to implement their Accelerating Health Agriculture and Nutrition (AHAN) project under pillar three of the EU Partnership for Improved Nutrition in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR). Consortium partners include World Vision Australia (lead) with 4 implementing partners: World Vision Laos, Agronomes et Vétérinaires Sans Frontière (AVSF), Green Community Development Association (GCDA) and the Burnet Institute.

The AHAN Project has the Overall Objective of creating supportive conditions for enhanced household nutrition through the following Outcomes: 1) Improved access to and availability of sufficient and/or diverse foods year round; 2) Improved dietary and care practices among Women of Reproductive Age (WRA, 15-49 years) and children under five years (CU5); 3) Reduced incidence of selected Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) related diseases/illnesses linked to undernutrition; 4) Improved gender equitable relations at the household level, particularly in decision-making and distribution of workload; and 5) Strengthened multi-sector coordination and support for nutrition. The project will be implemented across 12 districts in three provinces over 36 months.

For its part, AVSF is in charge of the agriculture and livestock component, with the objective of improving the availability and access to diversified food all year round, through support activities for crop production (particularly rice production, market gardening and fruit farming) and animal husbandry (including poultry and cricket raising). As part of the support to livestock, AVSF will work on the establishment (or resumption of activity) of 124 Village Veterinary Workers (training, support). The project also includes activities to improve post-harvest practices such as storage and processing of products. AVSF will coordinate with GCDA who will support the marketing of products and with World Vision who will establish savings groups and support village millers.

The role of the Technical Advisor (Agriculture) is to plan and coordinate the activities in the field of agriculture: crops in open fields (paddy), market gardening and fruits, as well as post-harvest management (drying, processing, storage).

The objective of the agriculture and livestock component is improving the availability and access to diversified food all year round, through supporting activities for crop production (particularly rice production, market gardening and fruit farming) and animal husbandry (including poultry and cricket raising). As part of the support to livestock, this position will support AVSF to work on the establishment (or resumption of activity) of 124 Village Veterinary Workers (training, support). The project also includes activities to improve post-harvest practices such as storage and processing of products. AVSF will coordinate with GCDA who will support the marketing of products and with World Vision who will establish savings groups and support village millers.

  • Contribute specifying the methodology for implementing the activities;

  • Organize and implement, in team with the 3 agriculture Technicians and staff from DAFO, the following activities described in the project proposal: nutrition-sensitive value chain analysis, technical training on primary and secondary crops, market gardening and fruit farming, distribution of low-cost productive inputs, training and support to post-harvest processing and storage practices;

  • Set criteria and method for beneficiary selection and participate in the process;

  • Develop training curriculum and timeframe for each activity;

  • Organize work plans with the Technicians, DAFO and district operational teams (under World Vision management);

  • Together with the Expatriate Technical Assistant, set indicators for monitoring & evaluation and follow it up;

  • Organize field staff reporting and write reports to the Team Leader;

  • Participate in meetings and technical workshops, as required by the Team Leader or the Country Representative, inside and outside the provinces of intervention;

  • Contribute to the definition of AVSF Lao PDR strategy orientation;

  • Contribute to the advocacy, communication and associative life of AVSF in Lao PDR and in general.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

A. Building relationships within communities

1. Build close relationships and actively learn within partner communities, through home visits, staying overnight with host families, community events, etc.

2. Build good relationships that communicate World Vision’s mission, values and identity to all appropriate stakeholders, including community groups, local authorities and other NGOs.

3. Manage proactive and responsive relationship with Project Partners, Government stakeholders, and other partners in the field.

B. Building capacities

1. Plan and implement all aspects of project activities in target district, ensuring that all Partners meet their obligations under the project, and meet WV and EU compliance standards

2. Develop clear work plans and ensure quality and timeliness of all program interventions. Develop yearly district work plan and budget, in keeping with the project proposal and activity plans

3. Facilitate formation and ongoing capacity building of communities for holistic sustainable development, ensuring ownership of outcomes by communities.

4. Train partner community groups on appropriate skills and self-assessment methods to build their capacity for management of local initiatives.

C. Learning within community

1. Facilitate community (including children and the marginalized) to participate in the gathering of, reflection upon and learning from local information.

2. Participate in and support the implementation of project measurement and program/project evaluation and facilitate community learning from results.

3. Promote communities to share and learn from their own experiences as part of confidence and capacity building.

4. Consistently look for more effective and efficient implementation methods and opportunities to increase impact.

D. Planning and implementation with community

1. Actively support the Operations Team Lead and District Coordinator in assessment and work plan design processes and collaborate with community nd partners in project planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting processes relevant to assigned area.

2 Ensure that gender analysis, and child protection protocols are integrated within WV initiatives in their assigned communities.

3. Raise awareness and facilitate critical analysis of community issues and opportunities.

4. Mobilize local resources, community planning, participation and ownership for development initiatives.

E. Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Communication

1. Establish and maintain effective project reporting, monitoring, evaluation, and communication systems.

2. Submit timely, accurate data, ensuring quality data collection and analysis.

3. Prepare and submit all reporting requirements ensuring they are on time and meet minimum standards. Ensure any problems or challenges are effectively communicated so that delays can be overcome and the project goals achieved.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Bachelor Degree or Diploma in relevant field.

  • Experience in data collection and report writing

  • 3-5 years’ experience in working with the rural community on Agriculture, Livestock, Nutrition, Health, Gender or WASH activities

  • Demonstrated experience working in collaboration with District Government on coordination activities

  • 3-5 years’ experience on community mobilization, with demonstrable skills resulting in community behavior change

  • Ø Strong training and facilitation skills, with experience training community volunteers on WASH, Nutrition, or Gender

  • Strong field work and project monitoring experience demonstrating ability to ensure quality deliverables of the project

  • Ø Fluent in local ethnic language and Lao (dependent on target District)

  • Must understand and agree with WV’s vision, mission and Core Values

  • Must be willing to work and stay overnight at the target village areas

  • Must be willing to work within a team

  • Must be willing to learn new things

  • Must know how to drive and have a license to drive motorcycle

  • Expected to travel 80% of the time in the target village areas

Interested candidates are invited to submit a COVER LETTER and CV to the address below. Please indicate the POSITION TITLE. Deadline for application is 09 February 2020, however applicants are encouraged to apply early as applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and the position will close early if a suitable candidate is found.

Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Full Job Description is available by contacting through email below

Mail: People and Culture Department

P.O. Box 312 Vientiane 01005

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.wvi.org/laos

AHAN Livestock Technical Advisor

WORK LOCATION- SAVANNAKHET PROVINCE

POSITION TITLE – AHAN LIVESTOCK TECHNICAL ADVISOR

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

World Vision (WV) was awarded a multi-million EUR grant from the European Union (EU) to lead a consortium of partners to implement their Accelerating Health Agriculture and Nutrition (AHAN) project under pillar three of the EU Partnership for Improved Nutrition in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR). Consortium partners include World Vision Australia (lead) with 4 implementing partners: World Vision Laos, Agronomes et Vétérinaires Sans Frontière (AVSF), Green Community Development Association (GCDA) and the Burnet Institute.

The AHAN Project has the Overall Objective of creating supportive conditions for enhanced household nutrition through the following Outcomes: 1) Improved access to and availability of sufficient and/or diverse foods year round; 2) Improved dietary and care practices among Women of Reproductive Age (WRA, 15-49 years) and children under five years (CU5); 3) Reduced incidence of selected Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) related diseases/illnesses linked to undernutrition; 4) Improved gender equitable relations at the household level, particularly in decision-making and distribution of workload; and 5) Strengthened multi-sector coordination and support for nutrition. The project will be implemented across 12 districts in three provinces over 36 months.

For its part, AVSF is in charge of the agriculture and livestock component, with the objective of improving the availability and access to diversified food all year round, through support activities for crop production (particularly rice production, market gardening and fruit farming) and animal husbandry (including poultry and cricket raising). As part of the support to livestock, AVSF will work on the establishment (or resumption of activity) of 124 Village Veterinary Workers (training, support). The project also includes activities to improve post-harvest practices such as storage and processing of products. AVSF will coordinate with GCDA who will support the marketing of products and with World Vision who will establish savings groups and support village millers.

The role of the Technical Advisor (Agriculture) is to plan and coordinate the activities in the field of agriculture: crops in open fields (paddy), market gardening and fruits, as well as post-harvest management (drying, processing, storage).

The objective of the agriculture and livestock component is improving the availability and access to diversified food all year round, through supporting activities for crop production (particularly rice production, market gardening and fruit farming) and animal husbandry (including poultry and cricket raising). As part of the support to livestock, this position will support AVSF to work on the establishment (or resumption of activity) of 124 Village Veterinary Workers (training, support). The project also includes activities to improve post-harvest practices such as storage and processing of products. AVSF will coordinate with GCDA who will support the marketing of products and with World Vision who will establish savings groups and support village millers.

  • Contribute specifying the methodology for implementing the activities;

  • Organize and implement, in team with the 3 agriculture Technicians and staff from DAFO, the following activities described in the project proposal: nutrition-sensitive value chain analysis, technical training on primary and secondary crops, market gardening and fruit farming, distribution of low-cost productive inputs, training and support to post-harvest processing and storage practices;

  • Set criteria and method for beneficiary selection and participate in the process;

  • Develop training curriculum and timeframe for each activity;

  • Organize work plans with the Technicians, DAFO and district operational teams (under World Vision management);

  • Together with the Expatriate Technical Assistant, set indicators for monitoring & evaluation and follow it up;

  • Organize field staff reporting and write reports to the Team Leader;

  • Participate in meetings and technical workshops, as required by the Team Leader or the Country Representative, inside and outside the provinces of intervention;

  • Contribute to the definition of AVSF Lao PDR strategy orientation;

  • Contribute to the advocacy, communication and associative life of AVSF in Lao PDR and in general.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Leadership of all Livestock activities

    Plan, direct and implement with operation team all aspects of project implementation related to Livestock activities, including ensuring that all Partners meet their obligations under the project, and meet WV and EU compliance standards.

  2. Collaboration and Coordination

    Manage proactive and responsive relationship with Project Partners, Government stakeholders, and other partners in the field, under the direction of the Technical Team Lead

  3. Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Communication

    Establish and maintain effective project reporting, monitoring, evaluation, and communication systems. Submit timely accurate and professional reports that meet donor and WV requirements

  4. Financial management

    Manage project budget within approved spending levels and ensure accurate and timely financial reports to WVA, who then submits to the donor.

  5. Learning Evidence

    Consistently look for more effective and efficient implementation methods and opportunities to increase impact. Facilitate learning of best practice by ensuring a continuous learning process is developed and in place with key staff and partners/sub-grantees.

  6. Networking and Advocacy

Ensure WV is taking a lead role in Livestock in the area of implementation, including seeking cooperation for joint advocacy opportunities

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  1. Bachelor’s degree (Agriculture, Livelihood, or similar field, Social/Rural developmental studies.

  2. At least a University degree and 5 years’ experience in community development with a focus on Livelihood/Livestock/Agriculture.

  3. Experience supporting Livelihood/Agriculture/Livestock implementation in NGO context

  4. Technical training and demonstrate knowledge on Economic development, business model, savings formation.

  5. Knowledge of development work, including program logic, theory of change, and community empowerment.

  6. Good understanding of Economic Development Lao Government policies, laws, and institutions and ability to work together with various stakeholders.

  7. Ability to identify and plan work strategically and to work to deadlines.

  8. Project management knowledge and skills.

  9. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Lao.

  10. Ability to train others, ability to provide technical guidance and support to operation staff.

  11. Possess strong organizational, IT, and writing skills.

  12. Ability to function efficiently and effectively with little day-to-day supervision.

  13. Willingness to travel to the districts and villages on a frequent basis.

  14. Office based position. Regular visits to the field are required (meetings with authorities and team, organizational support, etc …)

Interested candidates are invited to submit a COVER LETTER and CV to the address below. Please indicate the POSITION TITLE. Deadline for application is 09 February 2020, however applicants are encouraged to apply early as applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and the position will close early if a suitable candidate is found.

Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Full Job Description is available by contacting through email below

Mail: People and Culture Department

P.O. Box 312 Vientiane 01005

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.wvi.org/laos

AHAN Agriculture Technical Advisor

WORK LOCATION- SAVANNAKHET PROVINCE

POSITION TITLE – AHAN AGRICULTURE TECHNICAL ADVISOR

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

World Vision (WV) was awarded a multi-million EUR grant from the European Union (EU) to lead a consortium of partners to implement their Accelerating Health Agriculture and Nutrition (AHAN) project under pillar three of the EU Partnership for Improved Nutrition in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR). Consortium partners include World Vision Australia (lead) with 4 implementing partners: World Vision Laos, Agronomes et Vétérinaires Sans Frontière (AVSF), Green Community Development Association (GCDA) and the Burnet Institute.

The AHAN Project has the Overall Objective of creating supportive conditions for enhanced household nutrition through the following Outcomes: 1) Improved access to and availability of sufficient and/or diverse foods year round; 2) Improved dietary and care practices among Women of Reproductive Age (WRA, 15-49 years) and children under five years (CU5); 3) Reduced incidence of selected Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) related diseases/illnesses linked to undernutrition; 4) Improved gender equitable relations at the household level, particularly in decision-making and distribution of workload; and 5) Strengthened multi-sector coordination and support for nutrition. The project will be implemented across 12 districts in three provinces over 36 months.

For its part, AVSF is in charge of the agriculture and livestock component, with the objective of improving the availability and access to diversified food all year round, through support activities for crop production (particularly rice production, market gardening and fruit farming) and animal husbandry (including poultry and cricket raising). As part of the support to livestock, AVSF will work on the establishment (or resumption of activity) of 124 Village Veterinary Workers (training, support). The project also includes activities to improve post-harvest practices such as storage and processing of products. AVSF will coordinate with GCDA who will support the marketing of products and with World Vision who will establish savings groups and support village millers.

The role of the Technical Advisor (Agriculture) is to plan and coordinate the activities in the field of agriculture: crops in open fields (paddy), market gardening and fruits, as well as post-harvest management (drying, processing, storage).

The objective of the agriculture and livestock component is improving the availability and access to diversified food all year round, through supporting activities for crop production (particularly rice production, market gardening and fruit farming) and animal husbandry (including poultry and cricket raising). As part of the support to livestock, this position will support AVSF to work on the establishment (or resumption of activity) of 124 Village Veterinary Workers (training, support). The project also includes activities to improve post-harvest practices such as storage and processing of products. AVSF will coordinate with GCDA who will support the marketing of products and with World Vision who will establish savings groups and support village millers.

  • Contribute specifying the methodology for implementing the activities;

  • Organize and implement, in team with the 3 agriculture Technicians and staff from DAFO, the following activities described in the project proposal: nutrition-sensitive value chain analysis, technical training on primary and secondary crops, market gardening and fruit farming, distribution of low-cost productive inputs, training and support to post-harvest processing and storage practices;

  • Set criteria and method for beneficiary selection and participate in the process;

  • Develop training curriculum and timeframe for each activity;

  • Organize work plans with the Technicians, DAFO and district operational teams (under World Vision management);

  • Together with the Expatriate Technical Assistant, set indicators for monitoring & evaluation and follow it up;

  • Organize field staff reporting and write reports to the Team Leader;

  • Participate in meetings and technical workshops, as required by the Team Leader or the Country Representative, inside and outside the provinces of intervention;

  • Contribute to the definition of AVSF Lao PDR strategy orientation;

  • Contribute to the advocacy, communication and associative life of AVSF in Lao PDR and in general.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Leadership of all Agriculture activities

    Plan, direct, provide guidance and technical leadership and implement with operation team all aspects of project implementation related to market gardening and fruits as well as pot harvest management in 124 villages, ensuring compliance with WV and DFAT compliance standards.

    Ensure disability inclusion in all activities.

  2. Collaboration and Coordination

    Manage proactive and responsive relationship with Project Partners, Government stakeholders, and other partners in the field, under the direction of the Operation Manager

  3. Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Communication

    Establish and maintain effective project reporting, monitoring, evaluation, and communication systems. Submit timely accurate and professional reports that meet donor and WV requirements

  4. Learning Evidence

    Consistently look for more effective and efficient implementation methods and opportunities to increase impact. Facilitate learning of best practice by ensuring a continuous learning process is developed and in place with key staff and partners/sub-grantees

  5. Networking and Advocacy

Ensure WV is taking a lead role in Gender in the area of implementation, including seeking cooperation for joint advocacy opportunities

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Bachelor’s degree (Agriculture, Livelihood, or similar field, Social/Rural developmental studies).

  • At least a University degree and 5 years’ experience in community development with a focus on Agriculture

  • Experience in Agriculture

  • Experience supporting Agriculture implementation in NGO context

  • Technical training and demonstrate knowledge on Economic development, business model, savings formation.

  • Knowledge of development work, including program logic, theory of change, and community empowerment.

  • Good understanding of Economic Development Lao Government policies, laws, and institutions and ability to work together with various stakeholders.

  • Ability to identify and plan work strategically and to work to deadlines.

  • Project management knowledge and skills.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Lao.

  • Ability to train others, ability to provide technical guidance and support to operation staff.

  • Possess strong organizational, IT, and writing skills.

  • Ability to function efficiently and effectively with little day-to-day supervision.

  • Willingness to travel to the districts and villages on a frequent basis.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a COVER LETTER and CV to the address below. Please indicate the POSITION TITLE. Deadline for application is 09 February 2020, however applicants are encouraged to apply early as applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and the position will close early if a suitable candidate is found.

Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Full Job Description is available by contacting through email below

Mail: People and Culture Department

P.O. Box 312 Vientiane 01005

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.wvi.org/laos

AHAN Administration and Finance Officer

WORK LOCATION- SAVANNAKHET PROVINCE OR VIENTIANE CAPITAL

POSITION TITLE – AHAN ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE OFFICER

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

World Vision (WV) was awarded a multi-million EUR grant from the European Union (EU) to lead a consortium of partners to implement their Accelerating Health Agriculture and Nutrition (AHAN) project under pillar three of the EU Partnership for Improved Nutrition in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR). Consortium partners include World Vision Australia (lead) with 4 implementing partners: World Vision Laos, Agronomes et Vétérinaires Sans Frontière (AVSF), Green Community Development Association (GCDA) and the Burnet Institute.

The AHAN Project has the Overall Objective of creating supportive conditions for enhanced household nutrition through the following Outcomes: 1) Improved access to and availability of sufficient and/or diverse foods year round; 2) Improved dietary and care practices among Women of Reproductive Age (WRA, 15-49 years) and children under five years (CU5); 3) Reduced incidence of selected Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) related diseases/illnesses linked to undernutrition; 4) Improved gender equitable relations at the household level, particularly in decision-making and distribution of workload; and 5) Strengthened multi-sector coordination and support for nutrition. The project will be implemented across 12 districts in three provinces over 36 months.

For its part, AVSF is in charge of the agriculture and livestock component, with the objective of improving the availability and access to diversified food all year round, through support activities for crop production (particularly rice production, market gardening and fruit farming) and animal husbandry (including poultry and cricket raising). As part of the support to livestock, AVSF will work on the establishment (or resumption of activity) of 124 Village Veterinary Workers (training, support). The project also includes activities to improve post-harvest practices such as storage and processing of products. AVSF will coordinate with GCDA who will support the marketing of products and with World Vision who will establish savings groups and support village millers.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

A ACCOUNTANCY

Preparing the transfer forms, invoices and receipts as accounting documents: coding, labeling, dating, dividing the amounts according to budgetary analytical codification allocation:

  • Filling the accounting/supporting documents

  • Entering the accounts in the accounting software on a regular basis

  • Ensuring the supporting documents of accountancy are well and fully prepared and filled

  • Accountancy checks

  • Sage accountancy software integration

  • Checking partners’ financial reports

  • Monthly payroll calculation

B PAYMENT AND PROCUREMENT

Processing payment of suppliers, fund requests, DSA and cash advances in a timely manner (direct payment/operational advances)

  • Receiving invoices and receipts, ensuring their coherence and conformity, checking they are approved by the TL or CR and ensuring they respect appropriate procedures

  • Drawing the attention of his/her manager to any disparities in terms of price and quantity in order to resolve or approve them

  • Carrying out payment by the most apt means (cash or wire transfer) and ensuring the quality of supporting documents (stamp, signature, registry number, etc.)

  • Preparing service agreements and having them approved by the Team Leader

C TAX AND INSURANCE REPORTS AND PAY SLIPS

Drawing up monthly pay slips (having the staff payroll checked and printing of the pay slips).

Social security contributions and tax reports:

  • Preparing declarations of the amounts paid to third parties, in accordance with the given time frames

  • Drawing up the declaration forms for monthly tax and employee/employer social security contributions and submitting them to the Administration and Finance Manager for approval and payment in Vientiane

  • Preparing VAT/VAT slip report

  • Organizing handover of the VAT, social insurance and other reports in a timely manner

  • Archiving the payment of these taxes/contributions

D CASH HANDLING

Being responsible for sums placed in the safe and managing them with appropriate discretion:

  • Maintaining the account books (for operational advances, salaries, office supplies payments), ensuring that advances are paid back within the given timeframe and are justified by invoices according to AVSF internal rules and Laos law and are not allowed to accumulate, and recording incomings and outgoings on a daily basis

  • Recording any cash box disparities in the register and drawing them to the attention of his/her manager immediately

  • Planning cash requests according to the daily needs during the month

E FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

In collaboration with the Administration and Finance Manager:

  • Budget follow-up

  • Contribute to the elaboration of financial reports to donors

  • Cash flow management of AHAN project and fund requests to Vientiane

  • Follow-up of audits

  • Follow-up of partnerships

  • Ensure compliance with donors and AVSF rules

F ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGEMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES

Under the supervision of the Country Representative:

  • Contribute to update of the HR policy and follow-up

  • Contribution to recruitment by supporting the recruitment process

  • Administrative management of the staff

  • Training management

G - ADMINISTRATIVE ORGANIZATION OPERATING FRAMEWORK

  • Supervision of administrative management 

  • Supervision of contractual management of venues (in collaboration with WV)

  • Supervision of assets inventory

  • Work in close relationship with relevant stakeholders

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, business and administration

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Lao

  • Strong sense of urgency and commitment to excellence

  • Highly organized and efficient self-management skills

  • Demonstrates customer services orientation to team, models servant leadership.

  • Demonstrated competency with computer programs and has basic MIS.

  • Demonstrated competency on supply chain and understanding procurement logistic process. Working experience on Supply Chain would be added advantage.

  • Experience supporting development activities in NGO context

  • Minimum of 3 - 5 years in demonstrated work experience in the area of finance and administration would be required.

  • Fluency in English & Lao for read, write & speak is required.

  • Good understanding of Lao Government policies, laws, and institutions and ability to work together with various stakeholders

  • Knowledge of development work in a grant project environment.

  • Working experience on EU/DFAT/USAID/ MOFA Japan grants preferred.

  • Office based (Savannakhet or Vientiane), requires few travels to target districts and villages

Interested candidates are invited to submit a COVER LETTER and CV to the address below. Please indicate the POSITION TITLE. Deadline for application is 09 February 2020, however applicants are encouraged to apply early as applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and the position will close early if a suitable candidate is found.

Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Full Job Description is available by contacting through email below

Mail: People and Culture Department

P.O. Box 312 Vientiane 01005

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.wvi.org/laos

EMERGENCY RESPONSE ROSTER

*We have consolidated World Vision's Emergency Response Roster. If you have previously applied your information has been retained and is in our database; do not reapply.

*Answer all questions on the application to be considered for the Emergency Response Roster; country location to be determined based on response.

*If you do not meet minimum eligibility requirements, we invite you to support and help through prayer and donations.

World Vision’s Emergency Response Roster is comprised of highly experienced and vetted humanitarian aid professionals available for short term, medium term, and long term emergency response assignments with World Vision. This roster allows World Vision to more rapidly identify and hire for key positions in its humanitarian response offices.

If selected, eligible applicants will first be fully vetted and then approved for the Emergency Response Roster. As vacancies arise in our humanitarian offices, roster members will be considered for employment opportunities.

If you have the required experience and would like to work with us helping protect lives, restore dignity, and renew hope, we’d love to hear from you.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements for all Emergency Response Roster Positions:

  • 5+ years of cross cultural humanitarian emergency experience outside of your home country.

  • Minimum 2 years experience serving successfully in fragile or unstable environments.

  • Experience directly managing staff during humanitarian emergency responses.

  • Ability to work long hours in stressful environments with a variety of skilled professionals.

  • Demonstrated management of budgets in emergency response settings.

  • Willing to serve unaccompanied; most likely in a team house setting.

  • English proficiency; written and verbal.

  • Grant Acquisition Management experience in your personalized expertise.

  • Strong track record in developing good working relationships with governmental institutions and multilateral agencies.

Below are the World Vision Emergency Response Roster positions that are currently open and accepting applications. If a position matching your background and interests is not listed, we encourage you to check back often as a more appropriate roster position may be listed and accepting applications at that time.

When submitting your application to World Vision’s Emergency Response Roster, please indicate in your cover letter / application which roster position you would like to be considered for.

Director positions currently accepting applications (must have 5-7+ years’ in response leadership role):

  • Response Director

  • Operations Director

  • Programmes Strategy & Development Director

Manager/Specialist positions currently accepting applications (must have 5+ years’ related experience):

  • Communication and External Engagement Manager

  • Human Resources Manager

  • Support Services Manager

  • Finance Manager

  • Information Management Manager

  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Humanitarian Accountability & Learning (MEAL) Manager

  • Grant Acquisition and Management Manager

  • Cash Programming Manager/Specialist

  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Manager/Specialist

  • Health Manager/Specialist

  • Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Manager/Specialist

  • Nutrition Manager/Specialist

  • Education in Emergencies Manager/Specialist

  • Livelihoods Manager/Specialist

  • Protection Manager/Specialist

  • Child Protection ManManager/Specialist