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

PNS - Economic Coordinator

WORK LOCATION- PAK OU DISTRICT, LUANG PRABANG PROVINCE

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

World Vision International – Lao PDRcountry strategy FY2019-2021focuses on key ministry priorities for child well-being namely Nutrition, Food Security (PNS- Economic) and Education. The Technical Specials and Provincial TP manager aim to ensure that technical support is brought closer to the field operations implementing programmes.

The PNS-Economic Project Coordinatoris responsible for the implementation of the PNS-Economic Project activities to support the Nutrition Models. H/She will be working with Provincial TP Manager to establish and maintain the programme quality. This person will be representing WVI-LAO to technical networks at district level and engaging in advocacy relevant to TP objectives, using credible M&E and evidence from TP implementation, and providing capacity building to Communities and partners.

Key Objectives of Job: The position is accountable for the following:

1. Plan and implement the PNS- Economic project to support technical project model log-frame and LEAP budget following the TP quality standards and requirements.

2. Provide Food Security technical capacity building and coaching/mentoring to Community, project partners and relevant stakeholders.

3. To build strength the community to access to marketing and get more household income.

4. Represent of WVI-L in advocacy and external engagement as leading organization technical programs at district level.

Major Responsibilities of Job:

  1. A. Support Project Model Adaptation & Implementation

  • Coordinate and working with existing project models to ensure achievement of goal

  • Work with Provincial Team and Project Partners to adapt the technical project implementation to community context.

  • Implement the Project activities based on project log-frame within the agreed design and budget.

  • Develop, review and update annual, semi-annual and monthly budget and detail implementation plan.

  • Work withPakou TPC Coordinator and TDF to identify and mitigate risks/issues to ensure quality implementation of technical project models.

  • Work with PakouTPCs and TDF to organize training and ongoing coaching/mentoring on technical project model/curriculum to project partners.

  • Lead reflection and learning of technical PNS- Economic project implementation for ongoing feedback and improvement.

  • Coordinate and participate in WVI-L technical program/project learning networks to share experiences and lessons learnt with the evidence.

2. Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting

  • Work with DME team and TDF team to develop a monitoring plan; conduct spot-checks, reflect the PNS-Economic project implementation and carrying out the plan.

  • Use standardized TP monitoring tool and its appropriate assurance.

  • Analyse and disaggregate data in order to track the progresses on working with MVC.

  • Train and engage project partners and key stakeholders in project monitoring and learning.

  • Track technical project model spending and variance explanation against budget plan.

  • Writing English Semi Report, Annual progresses Report, Monthly Report, Story, Quarterly Report, to Provincial TP manager.

  • Prepare and compile project model data for child well-being report.

  • Prepare documentation of relevant technical on Food Security project model as requested.

    3. Advocacy and External Representation

  • Represent WVI-L at District/village levels to promote building strengthen to Farmer cash crop planting group and Farmer Animal group collaborative relationship.

  • Implement PNS-Economics’ advocacy components to influence local policy implementers/decision makers at district Agriculture and/or VDC at village levels through use of the evidence-based.

  • Participate in implementing TP Advocacy components at provincial/District level

    4. Team Work and Integration

  • Actively participate as a member in learning, training and spiritual nurture.

  • Orient/train Farmer on new technical for Cash crop planting and animal raising.

  • Share plan and integrate/synergize technical project activities.

EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Degree in Public Agriculture/Food Security (Planting and Animal raising).

  • Good understanding Food Security and Nutrition status in community context.

  • Technical knowledge in food security to support Nutrition.

  • Clear understanding on Food Security on Program including Nutrition models and approaches.

  • Basic knowledge on Food Security data collection and analysis.

  • Knowledge of community participatory advocacy models

  • http://www.wvi.org/resources

  • 2 years’ experience in the technical area of Food Security to support Nutrition, Maternal and Child health.

  • Experience in working with community based approaches

  • Experience conducting and assisting food security surveys

  • Strong experience in project implementation and Design Monitoring and Evaluation.

  • Experience managing project across a large geographic area within district.

  • Experience building and maintaining relationships with local government and NGO partners and stakeholders

  • Experience Food security related advocacy campaigns and activities

  • Experience in working on behavioral change and communications

  • Proven experience in project coordination, including financial management and monitoring and evaluation.

  • Experience in handling training and workshops for groups and communities( including coaching and mentoring)

  • Willingness to learn and be pro-active about personal professional development

  • Good organizational and coordinating skills

  • Good report writing skills

  • Ability to pro-actively influence, network, and collaborate with local level government and NGOs

  • Good communication skills in Lao and English (written and verbal)

  • Ability to demonstrate problem solving, interpersonal and communication skills (including facilitation)

  • Thorough knowledge and ability of MS Office

  • Ability to demonstrate project management and foster a collaborative, team oriented atmosphere

  • Integrity, honesty, and accountability to both the team and the community

Work Environment: Willingness to stay in the communities

Interested candidates are invited to submit a COVER LETTER and CV to the address below. Please indicate the POSITION TITLE. Deadline for application is 31 October 2019, 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.

Mail: People and Culture Department

P.O. Box 312 Vientiane 01005

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.wvi.org/laos

Technical Project Coordinator - TTC

WORK LOCATION- PAK OU DISTRICT, LUANG PRABANG PROVINCE

Position purpose:

This position is to plan and implement the technical program models to contribute to achieving the Project outcomes.

Position Context/background:

World Vision International – LAO country strategy FY2019-2021focuses on key ministry priorities for child well-being namely Nutrition, Education. The Technical Specials and Provincial TP manager aim to ensure that technical support is brought closer to the field operations implementing programmes.

Technical Programmes are national or sub-regional level programmes implemented by World Vision in multiple geographic locations within a country. TPs are comprised of evidence-based practices and models previously identified, defined and prioritised through a strategic process and documented in a Technical Program (TP). TPs are designed to ensure National Offices (NOs) achieve World Vision’s mission, and the NO strategy, which includes the highest impact for the well-being of children, in accordance with relevant TP and NO strategic objectives and integration of relevant supporting approaches (SA).

The Technical Project Coordinator (TPC) is responsible for the implementation of the Technical Programme Models. H/She will be working with Provincial TP Manager to establish and maintain the programme quality. This person will be representing WVI-LAO to technical networks at district level and engaging in advocacy relevant to TP objectives, using credible M&E and evidence from TP implementation, and providing capacity building of TDF and partners.

Key Objectives of Job: The position is accountable for the following:

1. Plan and implement the technical project model log-frame and LEAP budget following the TP quality standards and requirements.

2. Provide technical capacity building and coaching/mentoring to project partners and relevant stakeholders.

3. Represent of WVI-L in advocacy and external engagement as leading organization technical programs at district level.

Major Responsibilities of Job:

1. Technical Project Model Adaptation & Implementation

  • Work with Provincial Team and Project Partners to adapt the technical project implementation to community context.

  • Implement the technical project log-frame within the agreed design and budget.

  • Develop, review and update annual, semi-annual and monthly budget and detail implementation plan.

  • Work with CE Coordinator and TDF to identify and mitigate risks/issues to ensure quality implementation of technical project models.

  • Work with TDF to organize training and ongoing coaching/mentoring on technical project model/curriculum to project partners.

  • Lead reflection and learning of technical project models implementation for ongoing feedback and improvement.

  • Coordinate and participate in WVI-L technical program/project learning networks to share experiences and lessons learnt with the evidence.

    2. Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting

  • Work with DME team and TDF team to develop a monitoring plan; conduct spot-checks, reflect the project models implementation and carrying out the plan.

  • Organize TP baseline

  • Use standardized TP monitoring tool and its appropriate assurance.

  • Analyse and disaggregate data in order to track the progresses on working with MVC.

  • Train and engage project partners and key stakeholders in project monitoring and learning.

  • Track technical project model spending and variance explanation against budget plan.

  • Provide monthly, semi and annual progresses report to Provincial TP manager, Technical Specialist and CE Coordinator.

  • Prepare and compile project model data for child well-being report.

  • Prepare documentation of relevant technical project model as requested.

    3. Advocacy and External Representation

  • Represent WVI-L at District/village levels to promote technical model and strengthen collaborative relationship.

  • Implement TP’s advocacy components to influence local policy implementers/decision makers at district and/or village levels through use of the evidence-based.

  • Participate in implementing TP Advocacy components at provincial/District level

    4. Team Work and Integration

  • Actively participate as a member in learning, training and spiritual nurture.

  • Orient/train TDF’s on technical project model.

  • Share plan and integrate/synergize technical project activities.

    EDUCATION: Degree in Public health, Nutrition, Agriculture/Food Security.

    KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Good understanding nutrition status in community context.

  • Technical knowledge in maternal, child health, food security/ nutrition.

  • Clear understanding on Nutrition Program including Nutrition models and approaches.

  • Basic knowledge on nutrition data collection and analysis.

  • Knowledge of community participatory advocacy models

  • http://www.wvi.org/resources

    EXPERIENCES

  • 2 years’ experience in the technical area of Nutrition, Food Security, Maternal and Child health.

  • Experience in working with community based approaches and models: CIMCI, BFCI, IYCF, CMAM, Savings Group (SG), LVCD, BSL.

  • Experience conducting and assisting nutrition/food security surveys

  • Strong experience in project implementation and Design Monitoring and Evaluation.

  • Experience managing project across a large geographic area within district.

  • Experience building and maintaining relationships with local government and NGO partners and stakeholders

  • Experience nutrition related advocacy campaigns and activities

  • Experience in working on behavioral change and communications

  • Proven experience in project coordination, including financial management and monitoring and evaluation.

  • Experience in handling training and workshops for groups and communities( including coaching and mentoring)

    Common Knowledge and Skills across Technical Project Coordinators:

  • Willingness to learn and be pro-active about personal professional development

  • Good organizational and coordinating skills

  • Ability to pro-actively influence, network, and collaborate with local level government and NGOs

  • Good communication skills in Lao and English (written and verbal)

  • Ability to demonstrate problem solving, interpersonal and communication skills (including facilitation)

  • Thorough knowledge and ability of MS Office

  • Ability to demonstrate project management and foster a collaborative, team oriented atmosphere

  • Integrity, honesty, and accountability to both the team and the community

Work Environment: Willingness to stay in the communities.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a COVER LETTER and CV to the address below. Please indicate the POSITION TITLE. Deadline for application is 31 October 2019, 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.

Mail: People and Culture Department

P.O. Box 312 Vientiane 01005

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.wvi.org/laos

PNS Education Project Coordinator

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

World Vision International – Lao PDRhave received funding commitment from World Vision International (Taiwan) to implement one year Education project (PNS-Education) in Atsaphone starting Oct 2019-Sept 2020. Project focus on improving access to primary education for the most vulnerable children.

The PNS-Education Project Coordinatoris responsible for the implementation of the project activities to support the Education Models. He/She will be responsible for implementation of activities and government relations in their target district. With a strong technical background in education and management. The PNS project manager will coordinate with District counterpart and stakeholder to make sure that activities implement and monitoring for target villages,good English reporting skill include taking activity photos, writing story report, storytelling. The report. The regular report will be monthly, Quarterly, 6months and annual.

Major Responsibilities of Job:

A. Building relationships within communities

1. Build close relationships and actively learn within partner communities and schools, through regular visits, joint activities, attending community and school 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. Facilitate target schools, communities to participate in the planning, implementation and reflection on local level PNS project activities.

4. Actively network with other stakeholders, and facilitate the communities to network, for advocacy, resource mobilization and project implementation.

B. Building capacities

  1. Facilitate formation and ongoing capacity building of new and existing community organizations for holistic sustainable development, including partnership with World Vision for project implementation where appropriate.

  2. Promote communities, schools and VEDCs to share and learn from their own experiences as part of confidence and capacity building.

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

  4. Actively participate as an AP Team member in all areas, including feedback, reflection and learning.

C.Project Management

  1. Manage scope & requirements of the technical programme & Community Engagement to ensure project is implemented within the agreed design

  2. Facilitate the planning, implementation and monitoring of PNS project activities in target villages/schools in partnership with local communities, government.

  3. In collaboration with Education TP Manager. Education Specialist, provide regularly tracked local level project outcome and output that feed into reporting requirements for PNS project.

  4. Provide monthly activity reports as required based on quarterly and annual work plans, including Community Pledge Product report.

Monitor PNS project activities and collect relevant identified data to measure project outcome and show impact of the activities in the communities and schools.

D. Provision of Technical Support for the PNS project

1. Conduct monitoring and support visits to PNS target villages/schools and provide in the field technical consultation in partnership with local government counterparts, to ensure quality of activities implemented.

2. Work closely with District and Provincial level education and other government counterparts to ensure education and other government counterparts to ensure PNS project activities are implemented effectively and quality is maintained.

3. Ensure that joint, collaborative planning activities effectively engage with District and Provincial level education and other government counterparts to ensure full support and participation for the project by these groups.

EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Bachelor’s degree (Education, Development Studies or similar field)

  • Technical training in education sector, with focus on primary education preferred.

  • At least one year experience in working with the rural community and encourage community ownership and participation

  • Experience dealing with Provincial and District-level government, especially the DESB

  • Demonstrated knowledge on education, particularly as it relates to primary education

  • Ability to undertake community level engagement activities, including planning and leading community level training and consultation.

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

  • At least one year experience in working with the rural community

  • 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

  • Good communication skills in Lao and English (written and verbal)

  • Integrity, honesty, and accountability to both the team and the community

  • Willingness to learn and be pro-active about personal professional development

  • Good organizational team management ( planning, organising ) and coordinating skills

Work Environment: 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 21 October 2019, 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.

Mail: People and Culture Department

P.O. Box 312 Vientiane 01005

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.wvi.org/laos

Deputy Project Manager (MOFA Japan)

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

WV International Lao PDR is in the final progress of getting approval from Japan Government of a grant to implement iREAD (Improved Reading, Environment and Advancement in school for children) in Thapangthong district, Svannakhet province. The project will implement Unlocking Literacy (UL), an evidence-based approach that aims to improve teaching methods for classroom reading and to engage students, families and communities in reading activities outside of school. UL brings a holistic approach that works with teachers, parents and community members to create a supportive literacy environment that can sustain reading improvements for children both in and out of school. The activities are built around promoting the five core reading skills that research shows are central to learning to read: letter knowledge, phonemic awareness, reading fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. This model has a strong assessment component, its baseline serves not only for endline comparisons but also diagnostically, for informing and modifying the design of the intervention.

Fit for School: The model focuses on providing training and support for teachers to implement a daily hand-washing and tooth-brushing activity with students. Hand-washing stations (called Washalots) are installed in each school (with the number of stations depending on the number of students at the school) to support these daily hygiene activities.

School Sanitation and Hygiene Triggering (SHT): The School Sanitation & Hygiene Triggering basic method is activity-based and child-center model which includes games, exercises, theory and interaction between children. The messages deal with improved school sanitation, disposal of human excreta and other personal hygiene issues, with the expectation that the learning will be spread by the children to their homes and communities.

The Deputy Project Manager Education Advisor (DPM) will work closely with International Project Manager and will be responsible for implementation of activities and government relations in their target district. With a strong technical background in education, the DPM will coordinate activities and monitoring for target villages. The DC is also responsible for supervision of the Education and Wash coordinators that work within their district. Responsibilities of this position will include:

  • Develop and manage annual project implementation plans and budgets in collaboration with Project Manager and Education Specialist.

  • Oversee and support Project coordinators to ensure project quality implementation, including purchase and delivery of equipment and approval of project inputs.

  • Provide assistance to Project Coordinators and government counterparts to prepare monthly plans of activities, and to monitor, reflect on and document lessons from field monitoring.

  • Setup and maintain adequate filing system at all project office locations, for soft-copy and hard-copy. Filing system should be in logical order for easy access and retrieval and ensure key documents are from all locations are consolidated in one location for easy handover at the end of the project.

  • Develop dynamic relationships with the Ministry of Education and other relevant institutions at national, provincial and district levels and support WVL BNC Coordinators to do the same at district level – including organizing district, province and annual meeting and government reporting according to the MOU.

  • Networking with key non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and other development agencies for shared learning, joint implementation and leveraging similar education interventions as relevant to the project.

  • Ensure any problems or challenges are effectively communicated so that delays can be overcome and the project goals achieved.

Major Responsibilities of Job:

  1. Adaptation and Implementation of Project approaches

  • As needed, Guide/lead feasibility assessments in technical area

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

  • Responsible for mapping and representation in sector related provincial partner integration for implementation.

  • Develop/review and update annual, semi-annual and monthly budget and detail implementation plan.

  • Recommend effective consultations with communities, partners and donors in the adaptation and refinement of TP and relevant project models based on evidence and learning from TP implementation-(particularly during planning and review )

  1. Project Management

  • Manage scope & requirements of the technical programme & Community Engagement to ensure programme is implemented within the agreed design.

  • Responsible for Project annual budget implementation and compliance to donor requirements.

  • Contribute to development of an agreed LEAP business process, particularly those with sector focus. Follow this business processes within agreed timelines for all LEAP documents.

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

  • Facilitate, 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

  • Represent WVI-Lao at provincial level and engaging in advocacy relevant to objectives, using credible M&E data and evidence.

  1. Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting

  • Working closely with NO M&E, CE, and technical specialists and coordinate the TP baseline and evaluation process.

  • Collect, analyse and communicate TP monitoring data for standardised indicators and communicate to key stakeholders

  • Contribute to NO Child Well-Being (CWB) reporting by providing input on TP-related strategic objective progress

  • Lead reflection and learning of technical project models and CE implementation for ongoing feedback and improvement.

  • Work with sector specialist and NO Leader to ensure that lessons learnt from WV and other stakeholders are adequately incorporated into programming as well as TP re-design and strategy revision and Annual Programme Review.

  • Participate in relevant community of practice to share lessons learnt, good practice and bring in new learning to improve TP implementation.

  • Responsible for Monitoring of planned project activities and development of checklists and mechanisms for supervision and monitoring.

  1. Programme Leadership and Team Management

  • Manage/supervise sector Project Coordinators and team and conduct regular team meetings, plan and coordinate capacity building support, discuss issues and evaluate progress again monthly work plans and annual performance objectives.

  • Guide staff to establish appropriate feedback mechanism for ongoing improvement in programme implementation.

  • Develop and deliver curriculum (ToT) training to Province /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 field implementing sector projects and provide field technical consultation as requested, to ensure quality activities are implemented.

  • Responsible for transferring skills to front line staff to enabling them to understand and translate evidence based approaches. Orient/train Team on technical project model.

  1. Networking and External Relations

    • Work with Technical specialist to manage provincial relationships with Government and relevant organisations

    • Support advocacy components to influence local policy implementers/decision makers at district and/or commune levels through use of the evidence-based, etc.

    • Play a key role in MOU development for sector and implementation of MOU.

    • Build relationships, partnerships and coordination with external stakeholders increases the influence and quality of World Vision in relation to Child Wellbeing.

EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred)

  • Certification in 1-2 core competency areas.

  • 4+ years of experience working with education programming (eg. literacy, early childhood education, teacher training, etc.).

  • 2+ years in handling and leading broad teams.

  • Experience with M&E for education programming (learning outcomes as well as tracking process indicators).

  • Experience dealing with Provincial and District-level government, especially the MoES offices.

  • Experience with organizing trainings, providing coaching and mentoring.

  • Understanding of the Education Sector in Laos – policies, challenges, issues, reform agenda, MoES Action Plan/s, etc.

  • Understanding of school WASH.

  • Particular understanding of issues around literacy and learning outcomes in Laos.

  • For the EdLS sector this includes becoming certified as a “Master Trainer” in 1-2 of the EdLS subject areas.

  • List of competencies (Competency ELS)

    • M&E: Support literacy assessments

    • Literacy: Lead programming for literacy

    • Literacy: Provide teacher education and support

    • Literacy: Community Action – parents

    • Literacy: Community Action – community literacy volunteers).

    • Literacy: Support the development of teaching & learning materials (TLM)

    • School WASH.

    • http://www.wvi.org/resources

  • Willingness to learn and be pro-active about personal professional development

  • Good organizational team management ( planning, organising ) and coordinating skills

  • Ability to pro-actively influence, network, and collaborate with local level government and NGOs

  • Good communication skills in Lao and English (written and verbal)

  • Ability to demonstrate problem solving, interpersonal and communication skills (including facilitation)

  • Thorough knowledge and ability of MS Office

  • Ability to demonstrate project management and foster a collaborative, team oriented atmosphere

  • Integrity, honesty, and accountability to both the team and the community

Work Environment: Willingness to stay in the communities.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a COVER LETTER and CV to the address below. Please indicate the POSITION TITLE. Deadline for application is 23 October 2019, 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.

Mail: People and Culture Department

P.O. Box 312 Vientiane 01005

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.wvi.org/laos

Education Coordinator (iREAD MOFA Japan)

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

WV International Lao PDR is in the final progress of getting approval from Japan Government of a grant to implement iREAD (Improved Reading, Environment and Advancement in school for children) in Thapangthong district, Svannakhet province. The project will implement Unlocking Literacy (UL), an evidence-based approach that aims to improve teaching methods for classroom reading and to engage students, families and communities in reading activities outside of school. UL brings a holistic approach that works with teachers, parents and community members to create a supportive literacy environment that can sustain reading improvements for children both in and out of school. The activities are built around promoting the five core reading skills that research shows are central to learning to read: letter knowledge, phonemic awareness, reading fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. This model has a strong assessment component, its baseline serves not only for endline comparisons but also diagnostically, for informing and modifying the design of the intervention.

Fit for School: The model focuses on providing training and support for teachers to implement a daily hand-washing and tooth-brushing activity with students. Hand-washing stations (called Washalots) are installed in each school (with the number of stations depending on the number of students at the school) to support these daily hygiene activities.

School Sanitation and Hygiene Triggering (SHT): The School Sanitation & Hygiene Triggering basic method is activity-based and child-center model which includes games, exercises, theory and interaction between children. The messages deal with improved school sanitation, disposal of human excreta and other personal hygiene issues, with the expectation that the learning will be spread by the children to their homes and communities.

The Education Coordinator (EC) will responsible for implementation of activities in the target villages assigned to them. The EC will work to engage with school staff, caregivers, community leaders, VEDC, and communities to implement the Unlocking Literacy activities of the Project. The EC will spend large portions of their time working in the target villages. Responsibilities of this position will include:

  • Lead implementation of the project activities at field level.

  • Engaging with DESB, teachers, VEDC, parents and community to actively participate in project activities.

  • Follow up and support to teacher after training to apply new teach techniques in their class rooms.

  • Supporting community volunteers to implement community engagement and support learning for children outside school.

Major Responsibilities of Job:

  1. Strengthen Evidence Based Programs:

  • Assist the Deputy Project Manager to ensure that any education program or project designs are aligned with WVL strategic priorities.

  • Promote action learning across the country programme through regular meetings and reflection.

  • Assist Deputy Project Manager to develop technical guidelines, programming models, methodologies, implementation and monitoring tools.

  • Provide updated information and data about the project indicators M&E, DPM

  • Develop evidence-based data based relevant to Education that can be used by Grant Acquisition team for proposal development and grant acquisition.

  1. Provision of Technical Support to the project and Government Counterparts:

  • In collaboration with DPM provide technical support to TDF which includes support from the design stage upto the implementation stage to ensure the activities contribute to organization’s goal.

  • Develop and share the monitoring plan (including schedule to visit) with the DPM and PM. The monitoring plan will serve as an evidence of support giving to the ADPs.

  • Travel the target locations according to the agreed schedule. Submit trip report at the end of each visit.

  • Perform technical review and endorse of project activities and outputs in the DIPs and ensure that proposed activities

  • Orient, train, coach and support TDF to understand the project logic. Equip the TDF with adequate Activity Guideline and Monitoring Tool.

  • Support projects and Government Counterparts to strengthen assessment, design and implementation of livelihood interventions through trainings, awareness raising, communications, etc.

  • Assist DPM by facilitating education planning at community level. This includes assistance with developing, adapting and field testing research tools.

  • Provide technical sector assistance with the design and the implementation of assessments, baseline and end line surveys.

  1. Collaboration and Coordination

  • Quarterly coordination meeting with the provincial and district technical counterpart to build rapport and solve issues on the ground.

  • Actively participate in the regular meeting with the Operations Department and with other technical managers to discuss cross-cutting theme like Gender, CPP, and Community Engagement in the sector activities.

  • Work closely with M&E Coordinator to run an effective monitoring system in the respective sector, analyze the data and suggest changes when the need be.

  • Participate and provide meaningful input to new proposal for grant acquisition.

  • Provide technical input / support to relevant Grant funded project (when requested by PQD Director or Management Team)

EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Bachelor’s degree (Education,Development Studies, or similar field)

  • At least a University degree and 3 years experience in community development with a focus on education.

  • Technical training in education sector

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

  • Demonstrated knowledge on education

  • Good understanding of 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 TDFs

  • Possess strong organizational, computer, and writing skills

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

    • Willingness to travel to the provinces and districts on a frequent basis

    • Experience supporting livelihoods activities in NGO context

Interested candidates are invited to submit a COVER LETTER and CV to the address below. Please indicate the POSITION TITLE. Deadline for application is 23 October 2019, 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.

Mail: People and Culture Department

P.O. Box 312 Vientiane 01005

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.wvi.org/laos

Education and Early Childhood Development Specialist

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

The Education and ECD 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 who are well educated. This role has a strong focus on strengthening WVL’s evidence based education programming and ensuring that education and early child development (ECD) interventions are in line with WV partnership and humanitarian industry global standards. This role has to provide technical support to Grants and APs which are part of the technical program (Unlock Literacy, Go Baby Go and WASH in School Models) implementation process including training the AP teams on implementing TP (Project Models activities, ensure that the frontline workers are fully trained to deliver the TP outcomes, closely monitor the activities to ensure its quality and effectiveness at community level, network with the respective departments at the Province and District level, support the team in drafting concept papers and proposals for fund raising purposes, conduct need based studies to showcase the relevance of the program. Specific responsibilities include the following:

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Key Deliverable:

  • Building the skill set of AP team.

  • Technical execution of Education Technical Programme (Unlock Literacy &WASH) and Early Child Development (GBG)

  • Provide hand holding support, monitoring and report.

  • Partnering, positioning and advocacy efforts at the block, district level.

Concepts for enabling resource mobilization.

  1. Enhance the skills and potentials of the AP team

  • Build the capacity of the AP staff on the implementation of certain models and approaches recommended by Education TP (UL&WASH).

  • Enhance the knowledge and skills of the frontline workers and volunteers in the community on Education (UL&WASH).

  1. Technical execution, hand holding support, monitoring and reporting:

  • Support the Grants and APs in developing the Annual plan and the LEAP budget template with proper planning and sequencing the activities.

  • Periodically visit the Grants and APs and ensure that the programs implemented by the AP/Grant are technically appropriate.

  • Ensure that the AP/Grants are able to have evidence base for all the programs.

  • Review the existing monitoring tools during the field visits/ joint morning visits and redesign as per the need.

  • Provide technical sector assistance with the design and the implementation of assessments, baseline and end line surveys.

  • Support Education and ECD TPCs and Government Counterparts to strengthen assessment, design and implementation of education interventions through trainings, awareness raising, communications, etc.

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

  • Track the financial utilization of the AP against the activities planned and ensure timely completion of all the activities.

  • Periodically attend the review meetings at the AP/Province/NO and share the progress of Education TP (UL&WASH) at the respective Grants and APs.

  • Ensure that lessons learnt from our implementation are periodically shared within the team and at the district level.

  • Timely feedback on micro project proposal, Monthly Progress report of Grants and APs, TP reports and ensure the recommendations are followed up.

Make a joint visit twice to thrice in a year with Province team.

  1. Partnership, Positioning and Advocacy:

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

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

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

  • Assist in ensuring that the voices of children are heard in WVL’s programming and that children are involved in decisions on AP activities that affect their lives especially Most Vulnerable Children (MVC).

  • Strengthen disability inclusion in Education and ECD programs

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

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

  • Conduct research studies and publish papers.

  • Promote action learning across the country program through regular Education and ECD Sector Working Group meetings, other meeting related and training of others to take leadership of structured reflection in the provinces.

  1. Resource Mobilization:

Develop concept notes/proposals and extend technical support to the projects which are awarded.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Bachelor’s degree (Education, Development Studies or similar field)

  • At least 3 years’ experience in community development with a focus on education.

  • Experience supporting education activities in NGO context

  • Minimum of four years in demonstrated competency in providing management level support

  • Technical training in education sector, with focus on primary education preferred

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

  • Demonstrated knowledge on education, particularly as it relates to primary education

  • Good understanding of 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 AP staff

  • Possess strong organizational, computer, and writing skills

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

  • Willingness to travel to the provinces and districts 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 20 October 2019, 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.

Mail: People and Culture Department

P.O. Box 312 Vientiane 01005

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.wvi.org/laos

Director – Global Fleet Management

*Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate in a jurisdiction (US state or country) where WVI is registered to operate.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

World Vision is one of the world’s largest INGOs, with over 37,000 staff operating in nearly 100 countries. The organisation delivers humanitarian aid to populations in some of the most challenging and complex environments, transportation and fleet operations are critical to the delivering our programmes. World Vision has a diverse global fleet of well over 10,000 standard vehicles and an equal number of motorcycles, it also includes drilling rigs and water craft. The total fleet portfolio represents one of the largest asset groups in the organisation.

The ‘Director – Global Fleet Management (GFM)’ is the global leader responsible for developing and driving organizational fleet strategy and ensuring current industry practice is implemented in relation to the procurement, operation and disposal of World Visions fleet. The role holder will be expected to lead the GFM team in working collaboratively across the organisation to deliver agile and flexible ‘end to end’ transportation solutions for World Visions operations.

World Vision is committed to operating its global fleet resources safely, cost effectively and with a reduced environmental impact. The role has a particular focus on Fleet Safety, ensuring our drivers and vehicles operate safely in challenging contexts where our staff and vulnerable road users are at the greatest risk.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Fleet Strategy & Practice Development:

  • Lead the development and implementation of global fleet management strategies. Ensuring Global Fleet Management (GFM) practices are in alignment with WV Fleet, Procurement and Financial policies and internationally accepted current practice.

  • Collaborate with multiple stakeholders to ensure that the WV fleet strategy aligns with expected organisational outcomes and reflects the values and vison of WVI.

Strategic Fleet Management:

  • Provide leadership, operational guidance and support to the global fleet team (direct & matrix management). Ensuring GFM is providing end to end transport solutions as a trusted business partner to the wider organisation.

  • Develop Fleet Safety initiatives aimed at reducing harm to staff and vulnerable road users, with particular focus on fatal Road Traffic Accidents (RTAs).

  • Explore the development of road safety programme opportunities with donors & suppliers.

  • Drive continuous improvement and innovation in GFM frameworks. Develop quality assurance and performance metrics across fleet management systems and procedures.

  • Identify significant risks and organisational gaps in fleet current practice and develop appropriate mitigation plans to protect the fleet function. Ensure risks are communicated with Enterprise Risk Management (ERM).

  • Drive the development of adaptive, agile and dynamic fleet management solutions that focus on delivery at the ‘grass roots level’, employing appropriate change management techniques when required.

  • Develop technology solutions to monitor fleet assets, operational use and disposal.

Relationship Management:

  • Drive high standards and performance through setting clear direction and empowering and influencing others.

  • Regular liaison with senior Global Supply Chain (GSC) managers, Global Field Operations (GFO) regional & programme level managers.

  • Act as a strategic link for the promotion of sound fleet practice for National Offices, Regional Offices and Response operations.

  • Regularly liaise with the wider Fleet network on emerging issues and provide a conduit to escalate concerns to senior leaders.

  • Actively contribute to internal and external forums, working groups and networks related to fleet management.

  • Work closely with members of the Corporate Security team promoting mutual learning, support and accountability.

Capacity Building:

  • Develop appropriate workforce & succession planning that ensures the organisations ability to deliver transport solutions in fluid high risk environments.

  • Oversee the development and implementation of global capacity building plan for operational fleet management.

  • Engage with senior leaders to raise the awareness of fleet management protocols and practice.

  • Develop a professional culture of innovation, learning and mentoring. WVI should be seen as the ‘employer of choice’ for INGO fleet professionals.

Knowledge Management & Quality Assurance:

  • Promote alignment with WV Fleet Management Policy.

  • Drive the process of continuous learning on current international accepted practice in fleet management & analysis, identifying tools and processes that can be implemented into WV operations globally.

  • Encourage mutual learning on fleet management issues at a Regional and Global level.

  • Assist in the facilitation of and coordination of global fleet information sharing forum/network that promotes the embedding of sound fleet management practice into all layers of WV’s programmes.

  • Facilitate the documentation of best practice and contribute to the community of practice and centre of excellence.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Relevant Tertiary Qualification (Bachelor’s Degree or similar) in Logistics, Engineering, Supply Chain, or general Business Management.

  • Recognised Industry Qualification in Logistics, Engineering, Supply Chain (or Business Project Management experience).

  • Suitable transferable qualifications from Military, Government or Private Sector.

  • Significant senior management experience (8-10yrs) in Humanitarian Operations involving Fleet Management or Logistics would be considered.

  • Proven ability and experience (8-10yrs) in fleet management or logistics at a senior level across a large complex international organization, with strong change management experience.

  • Proven experience in Financial Cost Centre management.

  • Procurement, Supply Chain or Logistics experience.

  • Understanding of Humanitarian operations.

  • Proven experience in managing coaching and developing staff.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Recognised Logistics, Engineering, Supply Chain Qualification (or Business Project Management experience).

  • Experience in fleet management optimization and sound understanding of the transport industry.

  • Previous experience in contract negotiation and supply arrangements with vehicle suppliers.

  • Experience in fleet management/operations within the Humanitarian sector.

  • Proven people leader with the ability to influence widely across a diverse organisation.

  • Previous experience in managing complex cost centers with Business analysis skills.

  • Proven business acumen and political savvy, must know how to get things done through formal and informal channels.

  • Skillful communicator with advanced influencing skills that can transcend boundaries and work effectively across all levels of a complex organization.

  • Ability to operate effectively and responsively in a fast changing, ambiguous environment and deal with high pressure situations calmly and with energy and resilience while managing multiple priorities and deadlines.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel internationally up to 35% of the time to potentially high risk operational areas.

  • Flexibility in work hours is expected.

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