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

SNAP Driver

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

World Vision LAOS (WV) has recently been awarded 1,500,000 USD grant from the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) Grant, and World Vision International New Zealand to implement the Samoui Nutrition Action Project (SNAP) in Samoui District Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR), Commencing on 6th August 2020 to 25th June 2025:

The Project is part of World Vision New Zealand’s regional Program WOVEN (Tui Tuia te Oranga), Wellbeing Outcomes to end Violence, enable livelihoods and improve Nutrition (2020 – 2025).  

World Vision International Lao PDR’s SNAP Project (Samoui Nutrition Action Project) in Saravan province, supported by the New Zealand Government, aims to create supportive conditions for enhanced household nutrition. The Project will improve nutrition outcomes, particularly for young women and children under five, by addressing key determinants of malnutrition in households in 15 villages in Saravan Province, improving dietary intake, infant and child feeding and care practices, and changed hygiene practices, gender relations at household level and adolescent transition to adulthood. The Project will have a strong focus on the first 1000 days of life which are critical in addressing childhood malnutrition.  

The intended goal of the Nutrition Project is that young children have improved nutritional status. The Project will improve nutrition outcomes, particularly for boys and girls in the 1000 days framework by ensuring;  

1)Improved dietary and care practices among women of reproductive age and children under five 

2)More adolescents’ transition to adulthood with improved health, nutrition and equitable gender behaviours 

3)Reduced incidence of selected Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) related illnesses, which contribute to malnutrition 

4)Children and their caregivers have improved access to timely, regular, health and nutrition services 

5)Improved access to nutritious food year-round. 

The project seeks to hire a Project Driver who will based in the Saravan provincial office and reporting to the Admin and Logistics Officer – SNAP project (WV Laos). 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 SNAP driver will 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. This position is also responsible for day-to-day messenger work as required.

Major activities

  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 every usage and write correct cost centers for charging.

  8. Check Post Office box in Saravan as 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)

Education, knowledge and skills

  1. Secondary level education or equivalent vocational training.

  2. At least two years’ experience as a driver and/or car mechanics.

  3. Experience supporting logistic and driving duties in NGO context

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

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

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

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

  8. An attitude of cooperation and understanding.

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

World Vision in Lao PDR

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisations working to create lasting change in the lives of children, families and communities living in poverty.

World Vision has been operating in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) since 1968. Supporting our operations in-country are 160 staff responsible for implementing longer-term development programming in 200 villages across 22 districts and 7 provinces throughout the country. Our program aim to support the children with higher vulnerability through sector specific and multi-sectoral programmes and projects across our three strategic focus areas: education, nutrition and child protection and participation.

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 May 2021, 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

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.wvi.org/laos

SNAP Adolescents and Gender Coordinator

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

World Vision LAOS (WV) has recently been awarded 1,500,000 USD grant from the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) Grant, and World Vision International New Zealand to implement the Samoui Nutrition Action Project (SNAP) in Samoui District Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR), Commencing on 6th August 2020 to 25th June 2025:

The Project is part of World Vision New Zealand’s regional Program WOVEN (Tui Tuia te Oranga), Wellbeing Outcomes to end Violence, enable livelihoods and improve Nutrition (2020 – 2025).  

World Vision International Lao PDR’s SNAP Project (Samoui Nutrition Action Project) in Saravan province, supported by the New Zealand Government, aims to create supportive conditions for enhanced household nutrition. The Project will improve nutrition outcomes, particularly for young women and children under five, by addressing key determinants of malnutrition in households in 15 villages in Saravan Province, improving dietary intake, infant and child feeding and care practices, and changed hygiene practices, gender relations at household level and adolescent transition to adulthood. The Project will have a strong focus on the first 1000 days of life which are critical in addressing childhood malnutrition.  

The intended goal of the Nutrition Project is that young children have improved nutritional status. The Project will improve nutrition outcomes, particularly for boys and girls in the 1000 days framework by ensuring;  

1)Improved dietary and care practices among women of reproductive age and children under five 

2)More adolescents’ transition to adulthood with improved health, nutrition and equitable gender behaviours 

3)Reduced incidence of selected Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) related illnesses, which contribute to malnutrition 

4)Children and their caregivers have improved access to timely, regular, health and nutrition services 

5)Improved access to nutritious food year-round.  

The project seeks to hire Adolescents and Gender Coordinator who based in the Saravan provincial office and reporting to the Project Manager – SNAP project (WV). He/ She will be Overall responsible for the implementation for the component of Gender and Adolescent of the Project, and ensuring the technical quality required as per chosen approaches. This person will be responsible also to build capacity of the local communities and partners, Lao Youth Union and Lao Women Union. He/ She will Identify and distribute labour saving technologies for women based on gender study findings and community-identified priorities, in collaboration with the food security coordinator and SNAP project manager.

The Adolescents and Gender Coordinator will work closely with the SNAP PM and WVL Gender Advisor to provide technical support and leadership to all Gender activities in SNAP project. This position will ensure that gender-sensitive and disability inclusion programming is being addressed across all project activities in coordinating with other sector leads. This includes:

  • Assisting with the adaption of the Community Change for Social Action (C-Change) approach and curriculum to address harmful gender roles and relations that impact nutrition outcomes;

  • Oversee implementation of C-Change for Gender including training, support and mentoring of village leaders in Saravan

  • Identify and distribute labour saving technologies for women based on gender study findings and community-identified priorities, in collaboration with the Economic Development Advisor

  • Support disability inclusion programming

Main responsibilities

Support and empower adolescents to lead health, nutrition and leadership/ advocacy initiatives in their communities.

SNAP will facilitate adolescent groups and Lao Youth Union volunteers to develop criteria and frameworks for nutrition MicroProject, including the selection steering committee and criteria, and the coaching on MicroProject design process (identify beneficiaries based on needs, undertaking problem analysis, design activity plan and budget, and document the impact). The Project will then facilitate the funding to run the MicroProject selected. The expectation is to have one MicroProject per adolescent group, twice in the course of the Project.

Support and empower adolescents to lead equitable gender initiatives in their communities through selected MicroProjects.

The Project will follow same principle as above1 however focused on equitable gender initiatives, instead than on nutrition. The Project expectation is to have one MicroProject running each year of implementation (2 linked to equitable gender roles, and 2 linked to nutrition) in each of the target villages.

Publish booklets on adolescents led initiative to be shared among communities (in Lao and English)

The Project will then compile and publish a booklet to showcase best practices and led-adolescent initiatives implemented through the MicroProject approach in the 15 target villages

Major activities

  1. Leadership of all Adolescents and Gender activities/ outcomes in SNAP

Plan, direct and implement with operation team all aspects of project implementation related to Adolescents and Gender.

  • Mainstream gender responsiveness across the project

  • Monitor and assess implemented activities using a gender responsive framework

  • Support households to develop productive home gardens and small animal raising

  • Ensure disability inclusion in the SNAP Design

  1. Collaboration and Coordination

    Manage proactive and responsive relationship with Project Partners, Government stakeholders, and other Gender partners in the field, under the direction of the SNAP project manager

  2. 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

  3. Financial management

    Follow-up expenditure related to adolescents and Gender activities, meetings, trainings and any related procurement services.

  4. Learning Evidence

    Consistently look for more effective and efficient adolescents and gender 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 Laos is taking a lead role adolescents and gender programming, including seeking cooperation for joint adolescents advocacy opportunities

Education, knowledge and skills

  1. Degree in Sociology, Psychology, Social Science, Gender Studies, development or similar fields; postgraduate studies in a relevant discipline related to gender is desirable

  2. At least a University degree and 5 years’ experience in community development with a focus on Gender and/or Adolescents

  3. Experience supporting adolescents/ gender implementation in NGO context

  4. Knowledge of current best practice in gender equality and experience integrating this into programs in developing country contexts

  5. Minimum 5 years demonstrated experience in gender and women’s empowerment with in-depth understanding of key challenges and opportunities within the domains of agriculture, nutrition and health.

  6. Demonstrated experience in development work, including program logic, theory of change, and community empowerment

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

  8. Ability to work strategically, and to function efficiently and effectively with little day-to-day supervision

  9. Excellent management and administrative skills, including use of Microsoft office

  10. Ability to provide technical guidance, to train and mentor operations staff, and to work collaboratively and respectfully with others

  11. Oral and written communication skills in English and Lao

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

Travel and/or Work Environment: Excepted to travel 70% of the time

World Vision in Lao PDR

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisations working to create lasting change in the lives of children, families and communities living in poverty.

World Vision has been operating in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) since 1968. Supporting our operations in-country are 160 staff responsible for implementing longer-term development programming in 200 villages across 22 districts and 7 provinces throughout the country. Our program aim to support the children with higher vulnerability through sector specific and multi-sectoral programmes and projects across our three strategic focus areas: education, nutrition and child protection and participation.

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 May 2021, 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

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.wvi.org/laos

SNAP Food Security and Livelihood Coordinator

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

World Vision LAOS (WV) has recently been awarded 1,500,000 USD grant from the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) Grant, and World Vision International New Zealand to implement the Samoui Nutrition Action Project (SNAP) in Samoui District Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR), Commencing on 6th August 2020 to 25th June 2025:

The Project is part of World Vision New Zealand’s regional Program WOVEN (Tui Tuia te Oranga), Wellbeing Outcomes to end Violence, enable livelihoods and improve Nutrition (2020 – 2025).  

World Vision International Lao PDR’s SNAP Project (Samoui Nutrition Action Project) in Saravan province, supported by the New Zealand Government, aims to create supportive conditions for enhanced household nutrition. The Project will improve nutrition outcomes, particularly for young women and children under five, by addressing key determinants of malnutrition in households in 15 villages in Saravan Province, improving dietary intake, infant and child feeding and care practices, and changed hygiene practices, gender relations at household level and adolescent transition to adulthood. The Project will have a strong focus on the first 1000 days of life which are critical in addressing childhood malnutrition.  

The intended goal of the Nutrition Project is that young children have improved nutritional status. The Project will improve nutrition outcomes, particularly for boys and girls in the 1000 days framework by ensuring;  

1)Improved dietary and care practices among women of reproductive age and children under five 

2)More adolescents’ transition to adulthood with improved health, nutrition and equitable gender behaviours 

3)Reduced incidence of selected Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) related illnesses, which contribute to malnutrition 

4)Children and their caregivers have improved access to timely, regular, health and nutrition services 

5)Improved access to nutritious food year-round.  

The project seeks to hire Food Security and Livelihoods Coordinator who based in the Saravan provincial office and reporting to the Project Manager – SNAP project (WV). This position / person will work closely with the SNAP Gender/Adolescent coordinator to provide technical support and leadership to all Gender activities in Saravan under the broad SNAP project, as well as lead Home Gardening and Small Animal raising activities in the 15 villages under SNAP. He/ She will Identify and distribute labour saving technologies for women based on gender study findings and community-identified priorities, in collaboration with the SNAP project manager.

Main responsibilities

Objective 1. Implementation agriculture activities according to SNAP Methodology and design

  • Monitor and assess implemented activities using a gender responsive framework

  • Support households to develop productive home gardens and small animal raising

Objective 2: Coordination and reporting within World Vision and with Partners

  • Liaise with National Office technical departments for support and orientation towards the WVI Livelihood strategy

  • Clarify and elaborate district activity reports for submission to the Program Manager and the Technical Team Lead

  • Ensure incorporation of lessons learned and data analysis into activity implementation

Objective 3: Budget follow up

  • Follow-up expenditure related to Home Gardening/Small Animal raising activities and plan for future spending, in close collaboration with the Operational and the Technical Team Leads

  • Technical follow up and validation of procurement related to Gender and Home Gardening/Small Animal raising activities

  • Follow-up distribution and utilization of Labor-Saving Technologies

Objective 4: Relations with local authorities and partners

  • Coordinate and exchange information with INGO and local NGO.

  • Coordinate with GoL local authorities and mass organisations through agreed reporting system and alignment to national guidelines

Major activities

  1. Leadership of all Food Security and Livelihoods activities

    Plan, direct and implement with operation team all aspects of project implementation related to food security and livelihoods activities.

    Overall responsible for the implementation for the component of Food security and food diversity of the Project, and ensuring the technical quality required as per chosen approaches. This person will be responsible also to build capacity of the local communities and partners, District Agriculture and Forestry, Village Veterinaries, and Village Saving Groups.

  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 SNAP project 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. Financial management

  • Follow-up expenditure related to Home Gardening/Small Animal raising activities and plan for future spending, in close collaboration with the Operational and the Technical Team Leads

  • Technical follow up and validation of procurement related to Gender and Home Gardening/Small Animal raising activities

  1. Learning Evidence

    Consistently look for more effective and efficient livelihoods 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.

  2. Networking and Advocacy

Ensure WV Laos is taking a lead role in food security and livelihoods implementation, including seeking cooperation for joint advocacy opportunities

Education, knowledge and skills

  1. Degree in Agriculture, sociology, Community Development/ Rural Development

  2. At least a University degree and 5 years’ experience in community development with a focus on livelihoods/food security

  3. Experience supporting Nutrition/ food security and livelihood / Health implementation in NGO context

  4. Technical training and demonstrate knowledge on Nutrition Health, business model, savings formation

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

  6. Good understanding of Nutrition Health 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.

Travel and/or Work Environment: Excepted to travel 70% of the time

World Vision in Lao PDR

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisations working to create lasting change in the lives of children, families and communities living in poverty.

World Vision has been operating in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) since 1968. Supporting our operations in-country are 160 staff responsible for implementing longer-term development programming in 200 villages across 22 districts and 7 provinces throughout the country. Our program aim to support the children with higher vulnerability through sector specific and multi-sectoral programmes and projects across our three strategic focus areas: education, nutrition and child protection and participation.

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 May 2021, 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

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.wvi.org/laos

SNAP WASH Coordinator

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

World Vision International - Laos (WVIL) has recently been awarded 1,500,000 USD grant from the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) Grant, and World Vision International New Zealand to implement the Samoui Nutrition Action Project (SNAP) in Samoui District Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR), Commencing on 6th August 2020 to 25th June 2025:

The Project is part of World Vision New Zealand’s regional Program WOVEN (Tui Tuia te Oranga), Wellbeing Outcomes to end Violence, Enable livelihoods and improve Nutrition (2020 – 2025).  

World Vision International Lao PDR’s SNAP Project (Samoui Nutrition Action Project) in Salavan province, supported by the New Zealand Government, aims to create supportive conditions for enhanced household nutrition. The Project will improve nutrition outcomes, particularly for young women and children under five, by addressing key determinants of malnutrition in households in 15 villages in Saravan Province, improving dietary intake, infant and child feeding and care practices, and changed hygiene practices, gender relations at household level and adolescent transition to adulthood. The Project will have a strong focus on the first 1000 days of life which are critical in addressing childhood malnutrition.  

The intended goal of the Nutrition Project is that young children have improved nutritional status. The Project will improve nutrition outcomes, particularly for boys and girls in the 1000 days framework by ensuring;  

1) Improved dietary and care practices among women of reproductive age and children under five 

2) More adolescents’ transition to adulthood with improved health, nutrition and equitable gender behaviours 

3) Reduced incidence of selected Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) related illnesses, which contribute to malnutrition 

4) Children and their caregivers have improved access to timely, regular, health and nutrition services 

5) Improved access to nutritious food year-round.  

The project seeks to hire a WASH Coordinator who will be Responsible for technical support and leadership for WASH activities. This position is based in the Saravan provincial office and reporting to the Project Manager – SNAP project (WV).

The WASH Coordinator will work closely with the SNAP team and contribute to achieving Outcome 2 by providing leadership and technical support to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene activities across the SNAP Project. Responsibilities of this position will include:

  • Training Village Water and Sanitation Management Committees (VWSMCs) members, LWU volunteers & VHWs on personal and environmental hygiene and the importance and practice of safe water and sanitation management

  • Organize with VWSMC members, LWU volunteers & VHWs community-wide water, sanitation & hygiene promotion events including construction demonstrations and distribution of selected materials (including behavioral change approach)

  • Train and support VWSMC members, LWU volunteers & VHVs to conduct Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS), incorporating sanitation safety planning components (Activity 3.2.1)

  • Coordinate for HHs to access materials for latrine construction and develop a Private Partnership model to link small business with villages to improve supply chain

  • Supervise and monitor the construction of minor water supply systems in selected districts

  • Train and support VWSMCs to establish and strengthen management and accountability structures and systems, on basic maintenance of water infrastructure and how to access existing support services for major maintenance works

  • Ensure gender and disability inclusion is incorporated in WASH interventions

Objective 1: Responsible for the implementation of water supply and sanitation activities according to the SNAP PROJECT

  • Implementation of water supply and sanitation basic infrastructures

  • Follow-up of water quality

  • Monitoring of implemented activities:

Objective 2: Coordination and reporting within World Vision and with Partners

  • Liaising with WVL WASH Advisor for support and orientation of the strategy

  • Report to SNAP Manager, Grants & Operation Manager and WASH Advisor on monthly basis

  • Capitalization of all data regarding all activities implemented (use of databases), regarding the assessment and activities follow-up, in coordination with the DME

Objective 3: Budget follow up

  • In close collaboration with the operational team and the WASH Advisor, following up the expenses and planning future spending for activities under Outcome 2.

Objective 4: Responsible for the good functioning of the WASH logistics

  • Technical follow up and validation of WASH purchase orders

  • Identification and selection of new suppliers for the project together with the logistics

  • Follow up of WASH material

Objective 5: Relations with local authorities and partners

  • Coordinating and information exchange with INGO, local NGO and small business providing WASH supplies

  • Coordinating with GoL local authorities: oral and written reporting, respect of national guidelines

This position is based in Saravan Province, with frequent travel to the field.

Major activities

  1. Leadership of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene activities

    Plan, direct and implement with operation team all aspects of project implementation related to WASH activities, ensuring compliance with WV and DFAT compliance standards

  2. Collaboration and Coordination

    Manage proactive and responsive relationship with Project WASH Partners, WASH Government stakeholders, and other partners in the field, under the direction of the Project 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. Financial management

  • In close collaboration with the SNAP project manager, operational team and the technical team, follow up the WASH expenses and planning of future spending.

  • Under the guidance of the PM, He/She will be Responsible for the overall guidance on WASH sector implementation budget.

  1. Learning Evidence

    Consistently look for more effective and efficient WASH 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.

  2. Networking and Advocacy

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

Education, knowledge and skills

  1. Bachelor’s degree (Engineering, Hydraulic engineer, Rural Health Care, Health Sciences, Environmental science or similar field)

  2. Experience in providing WASH technical oversight to Health and Nutrition NGO programs and at least one other of the following technical areas – WASH

  3. Technical training and demonstrate knowledge on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene sector

  4. At least a University degree and 5 years’ experience in community development with a focus on WASH

  5. Experience supporting WASH implementation in NGO context

  6. Experience – providing technical leadership to a WASH project

  7. Experience implementing CLTS methodology

  8. Demonstrated knowledge of development work and community empowerment.

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

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

  11. Project management knowledge and skills.

  12. Excellent oral and written communication skills

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

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

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

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

Travel and/or Work Environment: Excepted to travel 70% of the time

World Vision in Lao PDR

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisations working to create lasting change in the lives of children, families and communities living in poverty.

World Vision has been operating in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) since 1968. Supporting our operations in-country are 160 staff responsible for implementing longer-term development programming in 200 villages across 22 districts and 7 provinces throughout the country. Our program aim to support the children with higher vulnerability through sector specific and multi-sectoral programmes and projects across our three strategic focus areas: education, nutrition and child protection and participation.

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 May 2021, 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

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.wvi.org/laos

SNAP Management Information System Coordinator

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

World Vision LAOS (WV) has recently been awarded 1,500,000 USD grant from the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) Grant, and World Vision International New Zealand to implement the Samoui Nutrition Action Project (SNAP) in Samoui District Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR), Commencing on 6th August 2020 to 25th June 2025:

The Project is part of World Vision New Zealand’s regional Program WOVEN (Tui Tuia te Oranga), Wellbeing Outcomes to end Violence, Enable livelihoods and improve Nutrition (2020 – 2025).  

World Vision International Lao PDR’s SNAP Project (Samoui Nutrition Action Project) in Saravan province, supported by the New Zealand Government, aims to create supportive conditions for enhanced household nutrition. The Project will improve nutrition outcomes, particularly for young women and children under five, by addressing key determinants of malnutrition in households in 15 villages in Saravan Province, improving dietary intake, infant and child feeding and care practices, and changed hygiene practices, gender relations at household level and adolescent transition to adulthood. The Project will have a strong focus on the first 1000 days of life which are critical in addressing childhood malnutrition.  

The intended goal of the Nutrition Project is that young children have improved nutritional status. The Project will improve nutrition outcomes, particularly for boys and girls in the 1000 days framework by ensuring;  

1)Improved dietary and care practices among women of reproductive age and children under five 

2)More adolescents’ transition to adulthood with improved health, nutrition and equitable gender behaviours 

3)Reduced incidence of selected Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) related illnesses, which contribute to malnutrition 

4)Children and their caregivers have improved access to timely, regular, health and nutrition services 

5)Improved access to nutritious food year-round.  

The project seeks to hire a Management and Information Systems Coordinator will be responsible for quality data collection and reporting of the SNAP Project to ensure activity implementation IN project areas is according to the SNAP project log frame. The Coordinator will report directly to the SNAP manager, and will work closely with the Grants and Operations Manager in ongoing monitoring and periodic reporting.

Main responsibilities

  1. Coordination of project monitoring and evaluations (mid-term, final) conducted at district and village level, ensuring accurate and timely data collection following the project M&E Plan

  2. Build capacity and coach project staff in Saravan Province on M&E requirements and standards to ensure quality data collection & reporting.

  3. Support reporting to the Government including Project Implementation Management Committee held quarterly at districts (DIMC) and semi-annually at province level (PIMC), and reporting to project donors

  4. Train and mentor staff in using monitoring tools based on a digital platform, e.g., tools on android phones and online data repository using Kobo Toolkit and associated systems

  5. Support staff training and mentoring for internal evaluations and to facilitate external evaluations

  6. Support project data management, including data analysis for periodic reporting to different stakeholders (donors, WV internal system, Government) and for communication products

  7. Support practice of using evidence to support learning by stakeholders at province/district/village level to enhance households’ nutrition, based on documented lessons from project activities, with guidance from Project and Operations Managers

  8. Undertake field trips to target districts supporting technical needs for accurate data collection and lead collation and presentation of data for donor and PIMC/DIMC reporting

  9. Assist in any other tasks that contribute to the development and roll-out of the project M&E system

    Location

    The M&E Coordinator will be based in Saravan Province with frequent field travel to Samoui district and the villages.

    Major activities

    1. 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

      Develop annual reporting outputs for public communication and internal use (dashboard, story maps, etc).

      Ensure SNAP project database is updated and linked to project outcome indicators

    2. 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.

      Establish a mechanism for knowledge sharing between district offices, and SO.

    3. Collaboration and Coordination

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

    4. Networking and Advocacy

Support WV to take a lead role in advocacy opportunities for Nutrition in Laos through the provision quality data and evidence of impact

Education, knowledge and skills

  1. Bachelor or equivalent degree of epidemiology, public health, social sciences, economics or a relevant discipline.

  2. At least a University degree and 3 years’ experience in monitoring and evaluation of community development programs

  3. At least 3 years’ experience in program/project planning and/or design, monitoring, and evaluation

  4. Degree or training in monitoring & evaluation, or program/project planning.

  5. At least 3 years’ experience in program/project planning and/or design, monitoring, and evaluation

  6. Demonstrated competency in implementing assessments/evaluations, including:

    1. designing assessment/evaluation methodology, data collection and analysis tools

    2. managing data collection in the field analyzing data

  7. Excellent computer skills (Excel) data base and data analysis software with demonstrated experience working with data analytical software (Epi Info, SPSS, KOBO)

  8. Demonstrated experience in monitoring and evaluation of development work, including program logic, indicators, log frames, theory of change, and community empowerment

  9. Ability to work strategically, and to function efficiently and effectively with little day-to-day supervision,

  10. Good analytical/problem solving skills and an eye for detail

  11. Excellent management and administrative skills, including use of Microsoft office

  12. Ability to provide technical guidance, to train and mentor operations staff, and to work collaboratively and respectfully with others

  13. Good oral and written communication skills in English and Lao and good report writing skills

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

Travel and/or Work Environment: Excepted to travel 70% of the time

World Vision in Lao PDR

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisations working to create lasting change in the lives of children, families and communities living in poverty.

World Vision has been operating in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) since 1968. Supporting our operations in-country are 160 staff responsible for implementing longer-term development programming in 200 villages across 22 districts and 7 provinces throughout the country. Our program aim to support the children with higher vulnerability through sector specific and multi-sectoral programmes and projects across our three strategic focus areas: education, nutrition and child protection and participation.

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 May 2021, 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

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.wvi.org/laos

Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Adaptation Specialist

MONITORING, EVALUATION, LEARNING AND ADAPTATION SPECIALIST

Maternal, Child Health and Nutrition

Profile open to national or international experts

World Vision is a global community of millions, working together for one purpose: to change the lives of vulnerable children.

Our vision for every child, life in all its fullness.

Are you a motivated professional who wants to make a difference in Lao PDR?

World Vision is currently accepting applications for a Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Adaptation Specialistfor an anticipated 5-year USAID-funded Maternal, Child Health and Nutrition (MCHN) program in Lao PDR.

The new MCHN program will support the Ministry of Health and other key local actors to seek to address the inequitable health outcomes of the most underserved segments of the population through a targeted health system strengthening approach. The program will scale-up evidence-based Reproductive, Maternal, New-born, Child, Adolescent Health and Nutrition interventions and test realistic innovation to improve health outcomes, with a definite focus on the 1,000 days.

Purpose

The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist will be responsible for supporting and developing MEL (Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning) and CLA (Collaborating, Learning and Adapting) approaches and overseeing all related activities. S/he will provide technical advice based on expertise and knowledge of evidence-based methods and strategies, current practices, and coordinating established operational and research standards to ensure quality and rigorous data.

Major responsibilities

  • Leadership, oversight, and strategic director for all MEL and CLA activities; develop MEL plans, processes, and systems and overall monitoring and evaluation framework

  • Responsible for implementation of comprehensive MEL plan with indicators, implementing systems to safeguard the collection, management, and quality of program data, reporting accurate indicator data to Government, USAID and other stakeholders as relevant.

  • Collaborating with the project team in applying MEL findings to assess impact, adapt and improve project activities and CLA (collaborating, adapting and learning approach). S/he will also oversee the implementation of the CLA Agenda and dissemination, including research.

  • Develop MEL and CLA systems, tools and training modules in line with industry best practices and standards.

  • Train staff and partners and liaise with USAID on M&E reporting requirements, project learning strategies, and protocols for modifying the MEL plan.

  • Ensure quality control for donor and other external reports, including review of data-related narratives and charts; oversee the development of and submission of timely and accurate reporting

Qualification

  • Master’s degree in statistics, evaluation science, IT, social science, or another related field; PhD/MD preferred

  • 7 years of relevant work experience, including experience managing monitoring and evaluation for complex development activities, especially those including maternal, child health and nutrition activities. Lao PDR and South East Asia experience preferred.

  • Strong data analysis, data collection and analysis skills, computer and IT literacy (SPSS, STATA, Power Bi, Microsoft Access, KOBO/Odk or other data collection and analysis database).

  • Demonstrated data analysis and report writing skills;

  • Ability to manage projects, set realistic priorities, and plan for the successful implementation of activities;

  • Prior MEL and CLA experience in large and complex programs

  • Ideally prior experience working on USAID-funded projects, and knowledge of USAID operations, priorities, and programming

  • Willingness to travel frequently within the country.

  • Preferred experience in Laos or South East Asia countries

Language

Fluency in English is required, Lao language skills will be viewed positively.

Work Location

Lao PDR, Vientiane with frequent travel.

Other

Position is contingent upon funding and donor approval.

Encouragement

World Vision is committed to the principles of workplace diversity. Qualified women and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

World Vision offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. We offer a challenging work environment, opportunities to lead, and a commitment to growing your skills in a fulfilling and international working environment.

Application

Interested candidates are invited to submit a COVER LETTERand CV to the address below. Please indicate the POSITION TITLE. Deadline for application is 01 June 2021, however applicants areencouraged to apply early as applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and the position will close early if a suitable candidate is found.

Email: [email protected]

Code of Conduct

World Vision has zero tolerance of incidents of violence or abuse against children and other people in the communities we serve, either committed by our staff or others connected to our work. We abhor any misuse of power, status, or trusted position for any sexual or other exploitative purposes. All World Vision’s employees are required to adhered to and promote World Vision shared responsibility and obligation to report matters involving Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Trafficking in Persons, Child Safeguarding and any suggested violation to our Code of Conduct which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment.

All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

Learn more about us

www.wvi.org/laos

https://www.facebook.com/WorldVisioninLaoPDR/

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

LOCAL / INTERNATIONAL LOCAL HIRE

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will work within the Programme Quality unit to support WV Lao PDR’s strategic goal by collecting, validating and reporting the impact made in the lives of children, especially the Most Vulnerable in Laos. They will have a direct link to the Strategy and Evidence Unit and Operations Unit, supporting reporting of impact and application of evidence based learning. The M&E specialist will formulate and implement the national M&E system to ensure the quality of the implementation of the activities across all program areas. This position will be responsible to

  • Ensure integrity of data by ensuring that data collection is high quality and standard.

  • Maintain the monitoring management system and make needful changes based on the selected indicators and processes.

  • To perform evidence meta-analysis function and ensure themes and trends across the full national portfolio are statistically analyzed and presented to key stakeholders for decision making.

Key responsibilities of the M&E specialist are:

  1. Leading collection of evidence of impact, including overseeing project assessments and research, ensuring high quality data collection, analysis and reporting,

  2. Establishing a robust monitoring and evaluation system and overseeing data integrity by ensuring the data collection process is of high quality and standard for all Technical Programs across the organization,

  3. Leading development of data management system including development of tools and database for all projects of organization.

  4. Performing statistical data analysis for all Technical Programs and projects in order to report significant change, areas of impact and low performance, and

  5. Presentation of data in various ways to the technical and implementation teams for interpretation, evidence based learning and to inform decision making.

  6. Provide capacity building and coaching to technical and staff to ensure collection of quality data.

  7. Lead the development of M & E plan for new project proposals/ designs.

Major Responsibilities of Job:

Ensure data quality:

  • Develop a robust data management system, tools and database consolidation for all projects.

  • Statistical data analysis of TECHNICAL PROGRAMME baseline and monitoring across every TECHNICAL PROGRAMME (Grants and other Projects) to ensure the data is accurate and quality.

  • Create and extract data from electronic data collection systems such as Kobo and ODK.

  • Manage TECHNICAL PROGRAMME data from baseline, monitoring and evaluation.

  • Visualize and present the information of TECHNICAL PROGRAMME baseline and monitoring data to all relevant stakeholders for interpretation.

  • Conduct TECHNICAL PROGRAMME meta-analysis of all available data lead resulting in the generation of evidence of change at the national level.

  • Produce an evidence-based summary report for the attention from all WVI-L senior leadership and management team.

  • Guide the Technical Program team to align with WVI M&E guideline and provide required capacity building and coaching to WV staff, to ensure collection, analysis and reporting of quality data.

  • Develop and practice the operational guidance well including statistical sampling methodology, database, data management, and data processing for each TECHNICAL PROGRAMME.

  • Conduct data quality check.

  • Develop and review Technical Programs / Projects reporting to ensure the quality.

2. Lead research/study:

  • Lead the process of all baseline, mid-term and end-line assessments, including design of tools, staff training and data collection, analysis and verification of results.

  • Lead the process of any innovation research/study required by providing appropriate technical process including sampling, tool, and data collection technology.

  • Document research/study report for future learning and improvement.

  • Co-lead the process of research with external consultant or WVI research team.

3. Programs/Projects Planning:

  • Guide and support NO M&E Coordinator and AHAN M&E and other M & E staffs in Grant and operation projects, on the Monitoring System Strengthening, including conduction Monitoring and Evaluation.

  • Guide AP/project staff to understand the results of data from national level for annual review project planning, analysis of lessons learnt and review of impact of interventions.

  • Recommend to TECHNICAL PROGRAMME/AP/Project team for decision making during project planning or annual review planning process based on statistical analysis results.

EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Have a bachelor or master degree in integrated development management, business intelligence or related field of research and analysis.

  • Degree or certificate in M&E, or program/project management or research study

  • In absence of the degree, it is required to have at least 5 years’ experience in an M&E role in community development, particularly in participatory project management.

  • Minimum of five years in demonstrated competency in providing management level support to monitoring and evaluation

  • Knowledge of development work, including program logic, theory of change, and community empowerment, Programme Information Management Systems

  • Strong understanding of evidence based programming and a commitment to excellence

  • Demonstrated experience in Power Bi, Microsoft Access or other data collection and analysis database.

  • Demonstrated experience of setting up and extracting data from electronic data collection systems such as Kobo and ODK.

  • Demonstrated experience in statistical analysis.

  • Demonstrated experience in Baseline, Mid-term and Endline assessments and development and use of both quantitative and qualitative tools.

  • Ability to train others, ability to provide technical guidance and support to others, including zone and project staff. Good presentation skills. Strong team work and support

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

  • Willingness to continually improve and upgrade technical and computer knowledge.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English ( Lao communication is an advantage)

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

  • Good analytical skills

  • Good knowledge about research study methodology/baseline/ endline study

  • Good knowledge in complex data analysis, information presentation, technique and interpreting data

  • Statistical data analysis software (SPSS, STATA, EpiInfo….) and data presentation through Power Bi

  • Experience supporting development activities in NGO context

Work Environment: Travel to WV field sites will be required for monitoring of quality of data and supervision of assessments.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a COVER LETTER and CV to the address below. Please indicate the POSITION TITLE. Deadline for application is 24 May 2021 and the position will close early if a suitable candidate is found.

Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Mail: People and Culture Department

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.wvi.org/laos

SNAP Project Manager (Samoui Nutrition Action Project)

FOR LOCAL AND LOCAL EXPAT IN LAOS

This position is open for a local or international candidates based in Laos (local contract).

Work location: preferably Salavan province, with frequent travel to the field, with possibility to negotiate according to candidate.

Purpose of the position

World Vision is currently looking for a Project Manager for a new awarded multi-year project, based in Salavan Province, the Samoui Nutrition Action Project - SNAP. The project is financed by the Government of New Zealand MFAT, and is implemented in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Lao Women Union and Lao Youth Union among other partners.

The Project is part of World Vision New Zealand’s regional Program WOVEN (Tui Tuia te Oranga), Wellbeing Outcomes to end Violence, Enable livelihoods and improve Nutrition (2020 – 2025).

The Project improves nutrition outcomes, particularly for young women and children under five, by addressing key determinants of malnutrition in households in target villages, improving dietary intake, infant and child feeding and care practices, and changed hygiene practices, gender relations at household level and adolescent transition to adulthood. The Project has a strong focus on the first 1000 days of life which are critical in addressing childhood malnutrition.

What we are looking for

We are looking for a positive team player, a project leader with the capacity to support the successful implementation of our SNAP project. This is the right position for you, if you are a results focused, energised person eager to meet ambitious goals for the most vulnerable children and their families, and you have a strong solid understanding of nutrition interventions, and the interrelated determinants of good nutrition as per specific outcomes of the project.

Outcome 1: Children and their caregiver improve dietary and care practices

Outcome 2: Adolescents transition to adulthood with improved health, nutrition and equitable gender

behaviors

Outcome 3: Households reduce incidence of selected water, sanitation and hygiene diseases/ illnesses

linked to undernutrition

Outcome 4: Children and their caregivers have improved access to regular health and nutrition services

Outcome 5: Children and their caregiver improve access to nutritious food all year round

Major responsibilities

The Project Manager is accountable for the high quality implementation of SNAP, in alignment with the policies and guidelines of MFAT, World Vision New Zealand and Project Government counterparts.

The Project Manager is responsible for overseeing and coordinating annual and monthly action plans in Samuoi district, by ensuring quality of activities across all outcomes in line with SNAP’s outcomes and outputs. They Lead the SNAP project team and are responsible to conduct the coordination of project activities. The SNAP team is comprised of 8 members (5 project coordinators, and 3 project support functions).

The Project Manager ensures operational support, quality communication and reporting for the project, and takes the lead on coordination/collaboration with donor, Government partners at Provincial and District levels, World Vision New Zealand and other key stakeholders.

Some of the key responsibilities include:

  • Management: Ensure SNAP project is implemented in accordance with design, developed work plan and agreed methodology. Provide technical advice to support implementation of specific technical activities across outputs as required.

  • Leadership of all coordination activities: Led SNAP project team, provide strong leadership and empower staff to fulfil required tasks in project management.

  • Collaboration and Coordination:Focal point for MFAT, Word Vision New Zealand, Government partner and other key stakeholder of the SNAP project.

  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Communication: Submit timely accurate and professional reports; establish and maintain effective project reporting, monitoring, evaluation, and communication systems.

  • Financial management: Manage project budget within approved spending levels and ensure accurate and timely financial reports are prepared and shared with WV NZ.

  • Learning Evidence and Networking:Consistently look for more effective and efficient implementation methods and opportunities to increase impact. Guide and advise about the progress of the project, potential bottlenecks, and of actions to address them.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Management

    Direct and oversee implementation of the project, ensuring that all strategic objectives and outcomes are met through proper staffing, implementation, technical oversight and quality assurance.

    Develop annual work plans and ensure project implementation follows the work plan as approved by the donor. Interpret project results and, where needed, incorporate learnings into project implementation.

    Oversee and support SNAP team to ensure project implementation, including logistical support, purchase and delivery of equipment and approval of project inputs.

    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.

    Ensure accurate and timely financial reports to the donor, WVIL and WVNZ support office. Review and provide feedback to WVIL finance department on project financial reports to ensure compliance with the Donor (MFAT) Guidelines.

    Ensure compliance with MFAT requirement and guidelines and requirements throughout the project implementation.

  2. Leadership

    Plan, direct and implement with SNAP team all aspects of project implementation related to coordination activities, including ensuring that all Partners meet their obligations under the project, and meet WV and MFAT compliance standards

    Provide technical advice, including written technical inputs, to support implementation of specific technical activities across outputs as required

    Build capacity of Project staffs through on-the-job coaching, honest and timely feedback, field monitoring, and identification of learning/training needs and opportunities.

  3. Collaboration and Coordination

    Manage proactive and responsive relationship with WV New Zealand, MFAT, Government stakeholders, and other partners in the field. Close collaboration and a good working relationship with PQD and also Strategy and Evidence team is essential

    Work with the Provincial and District Nutrition Secretariat to ensure SNAP is effectively represented and functional in all activities of the committee.

    Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with government counterparts and stakeholders through active sharing of information and knowledge to facilitate quality project implementation and build capacity of stakeholders to achieve and sustain results of the project.

    Facilitate Project DIMC and PIMC meetings at provincial (three, six month and one year meeting)

  4. Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Communication

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

    Submit timely accurate and professional reports that meet Government, donor and WV requirements.

    Oversee field staff data collection, ensuring quality data and analysis. Consolidate reports from district into one provincial report for Project IMC meeting and project reports.

    Actively engage with field work, monthly site visits and field based coaching. Ensure that the project team is actively monitoring progress, identifying lessons and reviewing plans together on a monthly basis in a way that creates awareness, teamwork and ownership.

  5. Financial management

    Work closely with the field and WVIL finance department to monitor project finances, expenditure, cash flow, and financial risks. Ensure compliance with the MFAT Guidelines including through managing grant/project budget within approved budget.

    Analyst of project spending and plan for remaining budget and project timeline

    Approve project expenses according to the Limit of Authority (LoA). For expenses beyond the LoA, review and confirm them before purchases are approved.

  6. Learning Evidence and Networking

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.

Guide and advice about the progress of the project, potential bottlenecks, and of actions to address them

Coordination in the area of implementation, including seeking cooperation for joint advocacy opportunities at district, provincial and national level

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • 5-8 years’ experience in providing senior operational oversight to Nutrition programs or at least one of the following technical areas – WASH, Gender, Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture or Adolescent Health

  • Bachelor’s or Master degree (Health, Nutrition, or related field)

  • Business degrees will be considered in lieu, if accompanied with years of experiences

  • 5-8 years’ experience of Project or Operation management of a Grant Funded project with strong leadership and team management skills.

  • Project management knowledge and skills, with strong organizational, IT, and writing skills

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

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

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English (Lao will also be preferred).

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

  • Strong communication skill is essential to maintain multi stakeholders, including internal communication, donor relationship and local government stakeholders

  • Holds self-accountable for decision making and managing resources efficiently to achieve project goal, outcomes and outputs

  • Demonstrated strong understanding of finance and accounting (financial management),

  • Good experience from field work and project monitoring to ensure quality deliverables of the project

  • Demonstrated coordination experience with Government and development partners at Provincial and/or National level

  • Previous experience working in senior management on medium grant funded projects

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

  • Operational experience supporting coordination, implementation, leadership in NGO context

Travel and/or Work Environment: Accepted to travel 50% of the time and oversee project activities, depending on the residence of the person

Interested candidates are invited to submit a COVER LETTERand CV to the address below. Please indicate the POSITION TITLE. Deadline for application is 20 May 2021, however applicants areencouraged 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

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.wvi.org/laos

Chief of Party, Laos (MCHN)

*Position is contingent upon funding and donor approval.

CHIEF OF PARTY

Maternal, Child Health and Nutrition

Profile open to national or international experts

World Vision is a global community of millions, working together for one purpose: to change the lives of vulnerable children.

Our vision for every child, life in all its fullness.

Are you a motivated professional who wants to make a difference in Lao PDR?

World Vision is currently accepting applications for a Chief of Partyfor an anticipated 5-year USAID-funded Maternal, Child Health and Nutrition (MCHN) program in Lao PDR.

The new MCHN program will support the Ministry of Health and other key local actors to seek to address the inequitable health outcomes of the most underserved segments of the population through a targeted health system strengthening approach. The program will scale-up evidence-based Reproductive, Maternal, New-born, Child, Adolescent Health and Nutrition interventions and test realistic innovation to improve health outcomes, with a definite focus on the 1,000 days.

Purpose

The Chief of Party will have the overall responsibility for the management of all project activities and staff. S/he will lead the planning and implementation of the project, overseeing all aspects including technical and operational, and communication of the project to USAID and Government of Laos, and will ensure that project implementation if of a high quality and lead to measurable impact.

Major responsibilities

  • Direct and oversee the project implementation: Promotes excellence in planning, executions and reporting of the program.

  • Quality Assurance: Establish and maintain effective project monitoring and evaluation, adaptation and learning, reporting, visibility, and communication systems, including knowledge management and dissemination of the results.

  • Budget and risk Management: Ensure procurements are launched in a timely manner, expenses are reasonable, allocated as per assigned budget, prudent and spent in accordance with USAID regulations. Ensure policies and standards are in places and activated in the program (accountability, anti-fraud, corruption, safeguarding child protection, etc..).

  • Program liaison to USAID/ Laos, Government counterparts, relationship building and communication during program implementation including intra-consortia coordination, local actors, and others partners.

  • Human Resources: Supervise, ensure proper technical and management capacity of staff assigned to the program.

Qualification

  • Minimum of a Master’s degree or equivalent in public health, business administration, or other field directly related to maternal and child health and nutrition. PhD/MD preferred.

  • 10+ years of experience related to implementation of programs in lower to middle income economies. Lao PDR and South East Asia experience preferred.

  • Minimum of seven years of experience working in healthcare systems strengthening with focus on maternal and child health and nutrition.

  • Demonstrable capacity to create effective system and tools to manage and share information of complex program (strong ITC skills update, data analysis capacity).

  • Excellent diplomacy skills and a proven ability to establish and maintain interpersonal and professional relationships with USAID, Government counterparts and representatives from other key stakeholders such as NGOs, CSOs, and the private sector.

  • Substantial prior experience working on USAID-funded projects, and knowledge of USAID operations, priorities, and programming.

  • Prior Chief of Party (Country Director, Team Leader, Project Director) experience leading and managing large and complex programs will be preferred.

Language

Fluency in English is required, Lao language skills will be viewed positively.

Work Location

Lao PDR, Vientiane with frequent travel.

Encouragement

World Vision is committed to the principles of workplace diversity. Qualified women and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

World Vision offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. We offer a challenging work environment, opportunities to lead, and a commitment to growing your skills in a fulfilling and international working environment.

Code of Conduct

World Vision has zero tolerance of incidents of violence or abuse against children and other people in the communities we serve, either committed by our staff or others connected to our work. We abhor any misuse of power, status, or trusted position for any sexual or other exploitative purposes. All World Vision’s employees are required to adhered to and promote World Vision shared responsibility and obligation to report matters involving Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Trafficking in Persons, Child Safeguarding and any suggested violation to our Code of Conduct which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment.

All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

Learn more about us

www.wvi.org/laos

https://www.facebook.com/WorldVisioninLaoPDR/

Technical Director, Laos (MCHN)

*Position is contingent upon funding and donor approval.

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Maternal, Child Health and Nutrition

Profile open to national or international experts

World Vision is a global community of millions, working together for one purpose: to change the lives of vulnerable children.

Our vision for every child, life in all its fullness.

Are you a motivated professional who wants to make a difference in Lao PDR?

World Vision is currently accepting applications for a Technical Directorfor an anticipated 5-year USAID-funded Maternal, Child Health and Nutrition (MCHN) program in Lao PDR.

The new MCHN program will support the Ministry of Health and other key local actors to seek to address the inequitable health outcomes of the most underserved segments of the population through a targeted health system strengthening approach. The program will scale-up evidence-based Reproductive, Maternal, New-born, Child, Adolescent Health and Nutrition interventions and test realistic innovation to improve health outcomes, with a definite focus on the 1,000 days.

Purpose

The Technical Director will provide technical leadership and oversight for the program, and will lead the technical expertise with an emphasis in the areas of reproductive health, maternal, new-born, child and adolescent health and nutrition of the program. This position who reports to the Chief of Party, is a senior leadership position and the successful candidate will serve on the program senior management team.

Position is contingent upon funding and donor approval.

Major responsibilities

  • Technical leadership: Provide technical leadership to the staff, but also with Government Counterparts and other partners to ensure high quality, evidencebased approaches and effective implementation

  • Planning implementation and financial management: plan aspects of program implementation related to technical coordination and technical activities, ensuring the project meets the obligations under the program with USAID and ensure quality implementation, reporting, and learning.

  • Quality Assurance and Learning Evidence: led effective program reporting and communication systems. Ensure the program is taking a lead role in coordination in the area of implementation, including seeking cooperation for joint advocacy opportunities and providing inputs into Technical Working Groups related to project outcomes.

  • Human Resources: Supervise, ensure proper technical and management capacity of technical staff assigned to the program.

Qualification

  • Minimum of a Master’s degree or equivalent in public health, nursing/midwifes, nutrition or other technical field directly related to the maternal and child health and nutrition. PhD/MD preferred

  • 10 years of experience related to implementation of programs in lower to middle income economies, Lao PDR and South East Asia experience preferred.

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience working in experience in public health, with technical expertise in maternal, child health and nutrition.

  • Substantial prior experience working on USAID-funded projects, and knowledge of USAID operations, priorities, and programming.

  • Prior Technical lead experience in large and complex programs.

  • Expertise in research and project implementation in multiple health and nutrition technical areas highly desired, including health system strengthening, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, adolescent, health nutrition.Strong computer literacy.

Language

Fluency in English is required, Lao language skills will be viewed positively.

Work Location

Lao PDR, Vientiane with frequent travel.

Encouragement

World Vision is committed to the principles of workplace diversity. Qualified women and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

World Vision offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. We offer a challenging work environment, opportunities to lead, and a commitment to growing your skills in a fulfilling and international working environment.

Code of Conduct

World Vision has zero tolerance of incidents of violence or abuse against children and other people in the communities we serve, either committed by our staff or others connected to our work. We abhor any misuse of power, status, or trusted position for any sexual or other exploitative purposes. All World Vision’s employees are required to adhered to and promote World Vision shared responsibility and obligation to report matters involving Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Trafficking in Persons, Child Safeguarding and any suggested violation to our Code of Conduct which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment.

All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

Learn more about us

www.wvi.org/laos

https://www.facebook.com/WorldVisioninLaoPDR/

Process Automation Developer Specialist

*Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate in Ghana, Costa Rica or the Philippines where WVI is registered to operate.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

Process Automation Developer is the primary robotics specialist in the Business Intelligence and Process Automation Team specialized in analyzing business flow concepts, identifying gaps and performing user experience automation to achieve efficiency in service delivery. Using principles of LSS to optimize user experience and reduce repetitive tasks in value streams by 40%

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Process Automation Solutions:

  • Design the basic flows and functionalities of robotic solutions for simple repetitive processes.

  • Maintain, improve or change solutions according to new requirements.

  • Combine basic languages and tools to ensure maximized utilization of resources.

  • Follow software development methodologies.

Automation Trainings:

  • Engage Process Owners in automation Championship Programs to identify Potential processes for Automation.

Data Collection Solutions:

  • Design low complexity forms.

  • Apply basic process maps analysis tools to draft solutions.

  • Design basic workflows for notifications.

  • Partner with Business Intelligence in all data collection solutions projects.

  • Assist in the maintenance of forms and low complexity changes.

Documentation:

  • Document process maps of designed solutions and new processes.

  • Use the templates required for proper documentation of automation projects.

  • Document learnings, upgrades and best practices from using automation software.

Continuous Improvement:

  • Learn basic Lean Six Sigma principles.

  • Assist with methodology applications in assigned projects.

  • Provide basic recommendations for areas of opportunity.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Complete studies in Systems Engineering, Computer Science, Software Development or other similar field.

  • 2-3 years of experience in a similar position.

  • PRA Certified.

Preferred:

  • Robotic Process Automation (RPA) – Advanced

  • Microsoft Power Suites (PowerApps, Power Flow and PowerBI)

  • Excel (VBA) - Basic

  • SharePoint – Advanced

  • SQL Query Language

  • UX Design

Senior Advisor

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

*This is a temporary position for 1 year. Also open for internal secondments.

*This is a temporary position for 1 year. Also open for internal secondments.

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

The purpose of the Senior Advisor role is to lead high-level advice, assurance and engagement activity in support of operational security delivery across the Partnership working closely with leadership, the wider security network and key functional stakeholders. The role requires a deep understanding of field security operations and organisational capabilities as well as excellent judgement and highly developed analytical, and management skills. A proven track record of delivery is essential as is experience in helping motivate others to deliver a challenging and complex agenda for change and performance improvement. The role holder will be able to work in the face of a range of competing views and

priorities while possessing highly-developed communication and negotiation skills. The role also plays a key part in shaping and influencing areas of organisational risk and readiness; supporting end-to-end security operations, proactively monitor security response and performance; overseeing security risk management and crisis management support; and delivering security organisational effectiveness in support of Our Promise.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategy:

  • Support the development and implementation of global security and crisis management strategies. Ensure security management procedures are in alignment with WV security policy and international best practice, legislation and regulatory trends.

  • Provide advice and consultation on the organisational direction, development and implementation of critical operational delivery solutions. Help shape, inform and contribute to overall security reporting measures and track service deliver for service improvement and organisational effectiveness.

Technical Support:

  • Provide technical direction and project management of key projects including Crisis Management, Core Security Requirements, Travel Tracker and others. Lead on crisis management project implementation and training roll out. Revise framework documents as necessary.

  • Take a leading role in developing operational service delivery mechanisms; develop ‘quality assurance and continuous improvement’ systems for security operations systems and procedures. Contribute to budget development and monitoring processes supported by benchmarking and value metrics.

Operational Delivery:

  • Produce high quality knowledge products and problem profiles to enhance awareness and operational learning. Advise on research methods and analytic methodologies. Work with other analysts in support of key analytical products that help target operational resources and maintain readiness.

  • Conduct analysis and testing of operations systems and processes and identify opportunities for making them more effective and streamlined for end users. Lead operational research and technical guidance on service delivery improvement.

  • Refine the ability to track and manage security demand and resource allocation to ensure it delivers for business needs by mobilising assets and capabilities in a timely and effective manner and streamline Integrated Regional Security

  • Team coordination. Ensure a refined, functional and effective resource allocation process that is fit for purpose and adapts to the changing needs of OCS and service demands.

Capacity Building:

  • Develop agile and flexible security operations that focus on delivery at field level, employing appropriate change management techniques when required. Lead the production of security metrics and leverage data from OCS and across the organisation for continuous improvement and prioritisation.

  • Design and maintain effective management reporting on security metrics. Use security maturity model to assist in the assessment, development and implementation of global capacity building plan for security management based on collaboration with RSDs.

  • Support crisis management and business continuity capacity at field level and assist the design, development, and documentation of work area recovery plans and after action reviews etc. Support security innovation, applied learning and R&D using knowledge of the organisation and security practice across prevention, preparation, response and recovery activities to identify approaches and target resources effectively.

Knowledge Management:

  • Develop and maintain a knowledge base for security practice areas to support applied learning and build best practice awareness and complete the value loop from recovery to prevention.

  • Provide thought leadership and monitor developments in security knowledge areas as well as emerging issues. Act as a strategic link for the promotion of a positive security culture connecting National Offices, Regional Offices, Support Offices and Global Centre. Regularly liaise with WV security network on emerging security issues and provide analysis on potential impact on WV operations.

Quality Assurance:

  • Work with managers and technical groups to ensure that security mitigation, crisis and recovery solutions are in place and tested. Coordinate business recovery planning. Plan and conduct a schedule of risk-based security exercises to test readiness.

  • Analyse and measure the effectivness of risk mitigation measures and provide benchmark data as a baseline for process improvement. Design and monitor customer feedback mechanisms for security products and services and link in with Our Voice survey data.

Internal Liaison & Co-ordination:

  • Promote internal security knowledge transfer and information sharing helping to promote cross functional security linkages and awareness and build an overall security culture across the partnership.

  • Support collaboration on joint-initiatives and projects where OCS is a stakeholder as well as technical support to other Regional, Support Office and Vision Fund entities as requested. Enhance opportunities for cross-sector learning including tracking developments in the field and explore opportunities for a security community of practice to enhance institutional knowledge.

External Relations:

  • Collaborate with other professionals in the humanitarian security field and engage in joint research projects and working groups. Engage as subject matter expert on humanitarian security research and produce articles promoting security developments for distribution among partners and in professional journals.

  • Keep abreast of developments in the humanitarian security field, foster cooperation with external partners, providers and consortium.

General:

  • Support the OCS with surge capacity for crisis incident management, investigations, and with technical skills when tasked. Provide a mentoring capability to security staff and support training workshops when needed. Assume responsibility for Security Operations Group in acting capacity for Senior Director Operations when unavailable.

  • Support activities that will enrich and develop World Vision’s Core Values. Practice an inclusive leadership style that will be a role model for staff, peers and others. Complete other tasks as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Relevant Bachelor degree in Security, Strategic, or International Studies, or related discipline.

  • Sound knowledge of the security research and information collection (collection, collation, analysis & dissemination).

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to establish effective relationships at senior levels, gain credibility and influence senior decision makers.

  • Clear understanding of the security risk management, security planning and crisis management in the humanitarian context.

  • Strong analysis skills to identify the problem/risks and understand the organisation.

  • Strong analytical, organizational, and decision-making skills.

  • Strong verbal and written communications.

  • Must be able to coordinate work and interface efficiently and effectively with remote locations.

  • Strong administrative skills, with effectiveness in developing tasks and managing to achieve target dates.

  • Must be a productive team player.

  • Strong PC skills (Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

  • At least 7 years work experience in the professional security, policing or intelligence analysis arena.

  • A least 3 years of specific operations, project management or research experience.

  • Experience of leading and consulting on projects.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Relevant Master degree or other advanced degree in Security, Strategic, or International Studies, or related discipline.

  • Formal qualification in intelligence analysis or business continuity.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in Spanish or French.

  • A good network of contacts in academia, government or humanitarian security fields.

  • At least 10 years or work related experience in the professional security, research, analysis arena working at international level with international agencies, INGO’s, governments, military, law enforcement or private sector as an analyst, researcher or intelligence officer.

  • A least 5 years of experience in role providing direct operational planning and support to international agencies, INGO’s, governments, military, law enforcement or private sector as an operations analyst or business continuity specialist.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 30% of the time and includes occasional travel to high risk locations at minimal notice.

  • Role will require successful completion of Hostile Environment Awareness Training provided by employer.

  • Depending on location the position may require home based working with some unsociable hours due to global coverage and online meetings.