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

Senior Education and ECD Co-ordinator

Primary Purpose of Job:

The Senior Education Coordinator with support the Education and ECD Specialist and together they will 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 of Job:

  • Support building the skill set of AP teams.

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

  • Provide mentoring and support for field staff (TPM, TPC ) across all program quality activities an d ensure timely monitoring, evaluation and reporting.

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

Concepts for enabling resource mobilization.

Key Accountabilities:

  1. Support the development of the skills and potentials of the AP team

  • Support capacity building of the Area Programme and grant staff on the implementation of certain models and approaches recommended by Education TP (UL&WASH) and ECD (GBG).

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

  1. Technical execution, mentoring and support for monitoring evaluation 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. Resource Mobilization:

  • Collaborate on the development of concept notes/proposals and extend technical support to the projects which are awarded.

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCES

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

  2. Experience with M&E for education programming (learning outcomes, tracking process indicators, quality management).

  3. Experience dealing with Government, especially the MoES offices.

  4. Experience with organizing trainings, providing coaching and mentoring

  5. Demonstrated knowledge in education, particularly as it relates to primary education

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

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

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

  9. Project management knowledge and skills

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

  11. Possess strong organizational, computer, and writing skills

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

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

  14. Experience supporting education activities in NGO context

Work Environment: Need to travel at least 60-80 days in a year.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a COVER LETTER and CV to the address below. Please indicate the POSITION TITLE. Deadline for application is 19 January 2020, however applicants are encouraged to apply early as applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and the position will close early if a suitable candidate is found.

Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Mail: People and Culture Department

P.O. Box 312 Vientiane 01005

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.wvi.org/laos

AHAN Grant Accountant

AHAN Grant Accountant (6 months Contract)

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

World Vision (WV) has recently been awarded an 11.1 million EUR grant from the European Union (EU) to lead a consortium of partners to implement their Accelerating Health Agriculture and Nutrition (AHAN) project under pillar three of the EU’s Partnership for Improved Nutrition in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR). Consortium partners include World Vision Australia (lead) with 4 implementing partners: World Vision Laos, Agronomes et Vétérinaires Sans Frontière (AVSF), Green Community Development Association (GCDA) and the Burnet Institute.

Commencing on the 1st of October 2017, this 48 month project has the overall objective of creating supportive conditions for enhanced household (HH) nutrition through the following specific objectives:

1) Improved access to and availability of sufficient and/or diverse foods year round; 2) Improved dietary and care practices among Women of Reproductive Age and children under 5; 3) Reduced incidence of selected Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) related diseases/illnesses linked to undernutrition; 4) Improved gender equitable relations at the HH level, particularly in decision-making and distribution of workload; and 5) Strengthened multi-sector coordination and support for nutrition. The project will be implemented across three provinces and 12 districts of Lao PDR.

The Grant Accountant will coordinate and provide financial management support to all projects and Account Payable transactions at the National Office to ensure it is done at acceptable level of risks and comply to both WV Partnership standard and local statutory requirement.

This position will work with all stakeholders in National Office to provide service in Account Payable transaction and to achieve the FY18-FY21 strategy outcome. This position will report to AHAN project, Finance and Admin Team Lead

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Prepare cash advance and Review document for Settlement of AHAN staff to ensure the settlement and Deposit Voucher are taken up accurately and timely with supporting document.

  • Prepare three month cash flow forecasts of AHAN and submit to NO Finance team.

  • Ensure timely processing of cash disbursement vouchers and payments to suppliers.

  • Perform detailed check and Bank reconciliation against the bank statement.

  • Ensure the Bank Reconciliation is done timely and accuracy

  • Ensure that sufficient funds are available in the bank account to enable smooth implementation of planned project activities

  • Ensure the records and supporting document for the payment is properly correct and accordingly to WV and donor policies

  • Organize and maintain financial documents in an orderly, coherent and updated office filing system and deliver all financial documents to WV National office in quarterly basis

  • Perform day-to-day financial operation and ensure adequate finance supports are provided to the field operation.

  • Review the record of fixed and non-fixed assets for AHAN project to ensure that all asset record into the consolidate asset list and work closely with Admin about asset control.

  • Perform accounting procedures, classifying and summarizing financial transactions of the projects and the generation of required financial reports

  • Assist Finance & Admin Lead and Finance Team in monthly account closing and ensure all required financial reports are posted in FFR database within the given timeline

  • Provide a good coordination and support to Project Accountant in term of finance support is in need

  • Ensure all finance documents is delivered to Nation Office in quarter basis and properly handover and maintained in the storage room.

  • Perform other duties as requested by finance officer of by the Project Accountant in National office

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  1. Bachelor degree in Accounting or Finance

  2. A minimum of 3 years work experience in Finance

  3. Experience in INGO project budgeting and financial management

  4. Experience in operating Sunsystems and Q&A

  5. Advance skills with Spreadsheet Analysis, and Sun System Accounting Package, Q&A Reporting

  6. Strong knowledge on GAAP and World Vision Financial Manual (FM)

  7. Strong budgetary and financial management and analytical skills

  8. Clear understanding of written and spoken English.

  9. Computer literate in Accounting Software, Microsoft Office, Lotus Notes or similar database, email and Internet programs

  10. Ability to work in a stressful situation and in a cross-cultural condition.

  11. Familiarity with general accounting principles.

  12. Adequate knowledge on World Vision Financial Manual (FM)

Interested candidates are invited to submit a COVER LETTERand CV to the address below. Please indicate the POSITION TITLE. Deadline for application is 19 January 2020, 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.

Full Job Description is available by contacting through email below

Mail: People and Culture Department

P.O. Box 312 Vientiane 01005

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.wvi.org/laos

Administration Coordinator

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

To provide Efficient and effective administrative support to World Vision International Laos. Administrative functions include Office Management, Staff/Guest Logistics support & arrangement, Assets Management and Fleet management to ensure efficient and consistent operations as the organization scales.

This position will work with all stakeholders in National Office, Provinces, and AP Offices and to achieve WV Laos FY19-FY21 strategy. This position will report to Support Services Manager in National Office.

Major Responsibilities of Job:

  1. Office management

  • Coordinate and ensure all admin team are able to provide timely & adequate services to National Office staffs/guest/visitors etc.

  • Ensure all office facilities are functioning well, including office premises (opening & closing of office every day), Office garden maintenance, training facilities, etc.

  • Proactive survey the National Office building regularly and ensure proper maintenance of the office building and its facilities.

  • Supervise and coach Administrative Assistants & Drivers on their day-to-day services.

  • Supervise office security/guard and cleaning services

  • Ensure proper maintenance of the office garden including watering to plants.

  • Ensure arrangement of meeting venues, food, and local transportation for NO activity as requested.

  • Manage and coordinate with Finance team for maintaining an efficient office occupancy and utilities spending.

  • Conduct fire safety / first aid training for all staffs in National Office once in a year.

2. Logistics arrangement to staff/visitor

  • Liaise with relevant Government ministries for work permit, Stay Permit, Multiple Business VISA or Single Business Entry VISA and other administrative requirement for International staff and visitors.

  • Arrange logistics support for local/international visitors & guests that includes accommodation, transport, communication, equipment, facilities etc. for smooth functioning of day to day office operations and successful visits.

  • Ensure proper security update is provided to visitors/guests working closely with Support Services Manager during their stay in Laos.

  • Draft letters to various Government department in getting appropriate VISA for official visitors to WVI Laos.

  • Ensure work/stay permit, Multiple Business VISA done/renewed on time of International staff.

  • Arrange support to international staff in housing, school and other utilities services in WVI Laos.

  • Keep track of utilities services of expats and make payment on time & Contract management for all offices lease and staff house (renewed on time).

  • Supervise for a proper handling of logistics, postage and shipping for WVI Laos.

  • Manage tracking of office utilities, telephone, and occupancy costs.

  • Be responsible for collection of all invoices from suppliers (hotel, telephone, electricity, water, other utilities, car rental etc) on a regular basis and submit to finance for timely payment.

  • Proactive carry out for any other logistics and admin work assigned by Support Services Manager or Finance & Support Services Director.

3. Assets/Inventory Management

  • Ensure all WVIL assets are recorded & registered and a proper approval were obtained prior to any movement of transfer or disposal.

  • Be custodian of Fixed Assets in WVI Laos.

  • Manage and ensure that all assets are assigned numbers and annual assets verification is conducted accordingly.

  • Respond to Global annual assets insurance/fleet/vehicle survey for NO locations and coordinate for AP/Project locations.

  • Conduct physical assets verification twice in a year in national office and get it certified by Support Services Manager & Finance & Support Services Director

  • Liaise with National Office IT team for IT Equipment and facilities & troubleshooting for smooth functioning

  • Manage the inventory of stationery and office supplies, ensure the supplies are ordered on a timely basis and are available at all times. Maintain stationary stock records.

  • Report immediately for any loss/theft of office assets to Support Services Manager for further action.

4. Fleet Management

  • Manage tracking report of vehicle usage and maintenance each official vehicle.

  • Ensure, vehicle log book for all vehicles are submitted to Finance on a monthly basis for charging expenses.

  • Ensure vehicle allocation to staff (as per approved plan) for their travel to provinces.

  • Ensure availability of vehicle for National Office for staff visiting/attending meetings at Government ministries and INGOs.

  • Ensure coverage/ renewal of all vehicle insurance on time. Process for any claim in case of any incident.

  • Ensure regular maintenance of all official vehicles. Provide guidance/ training of fleet maintenance to staffs / drivers on a periodic basis.

  • All vehicles are listed in assets register/register with clear description of part of any signed MOU or not. Ensure all assets part of MOU signed with Government are handed over at the end of the project period.

  • Coordinate with Provincial team for vehicle fuel management. Fuel card systems needs to be monitored and invoice submitted to finance for timely payment.

Conduct refresher training for drivers on vehicle fleet management and safety

Carry out any additional responsibilities as assigned by Support Services Manager & Finance and Support Services Director

EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  1. Bachelor degree in Administration or Logistics or Supply Chain

  2. Minimum of 3 year work experiences in Administration and/or general support services field.

  3. Minimum of 1 year experience in procurement or purchasing.

  4. Excellent communication skills in English & Lao both written & verbal

  5. Strong administration skills, People management skills

  6. Must have a valid driving license and fleet driving skills for 2/4 wheelers.

  7. Proficiency with office technology and equipment, including fax machines, printers, copiers, scanners, and computers etc.

  8. Responsive, Flexibility and adaptability. Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to World Vision ministry

  9. Relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.

  10. An attitude of cooperation and understanding and proactive to respond to any situation that requires attention.

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

  12. Must have excellent English (writing & speaking) skills. This is key for this position as this requires engagement with Government offices and INGOs with both verbal & written.

  13. Must have sound knowledge on Lao language (written & speaking) to coordinate with local language speakers and requirement.

Work Environment:

  1. This position requires visit to various related Government offices/Embassy/INGOs

  2. Occasionally travel to various provinces where World Vision has its work to provide administration support to the team (15 – 20% travel to provinces)

Interested candidates are invited to submit a COVER LETTER and CV to the address below. Please indicate the POSITION TITLE. Deadline for application is 22 January 2020 and the position will close early if a suitable candidate is found.

Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Mail: People and Culture Department

P.O. Box 312 Vientiane 01005

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.wvi.org/laos

PNS Education Coordinator (Pak Ou)

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

To facilitate and maintain strong community relationships, participation and empowering processes as World Vision walks alongside children, families and communities in a journey of transformational development.

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

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

3. PNS-Education Coordinator prepare and submit Monthly Management Reports (MMR), Quarterly Report, SAR, AR and Story on time as required based on Zone Manager and Support Office (SO).

4. Monitor PNS-Education 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-Education project

1. Conduct monitoring and support visits to PNS- Education 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- Education 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.

  • 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 varios 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

  • 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 22 January 2020, however applicants are encouraged to apply early as applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and the position will close early if a suitable candidate is found.

Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Mail: People and Culture Department

P.O. Box 312 Vientiane 01005

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.wvi.org/laos

AHAN Project Officer (Temporary)

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

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

The AHAN project has the overall objective of creating supportive conditions for enhanced household (HH) nutrition through the following specific objectives:

1) Improved access to and availability of sufficient and/or diverse foods year round; 2) Improved dietary and care practices among Women of Reproductive Age and children under 5; 3) Reduced incidence of selected Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (coordination) related diseases/illnesses linked to under nutrition; 4) Improved gender equitable relations at the HH level, particularly in decision-making and distribution of workload; and 5) Strengthened multi-sector coordination and support for nutrition. The project will be implemented across three provinces and 12 districts of Lao PDR.

The Project Officer will work closely with the District Coordinator to facilitate and maintain strong government and community relationships in their assigned district. They will facilitate participation, ownership and empowerment of community processes, and represent World Vision as an organization that walks alongside children, families and communities in a journey of transformational development.

Key activities the Project Officer will be responsible for include

  • Facilitate Community Change Workshops/meetings for Gender and Nutrition, in partnership with LWU

  • Establish and support village level Nutrition Groups

  • Facilitate trainings and support LWU and VHV on community sexual and reproductive health and identification, management and referral of childhood illnesses and malnutrition.

  • Coordinate with Government Health staff to support quarterly Village Health Outreach services

  • Support CLTS and WASH campaigns at village level

  • Establish and support Village Savings Groups

  • Train HH on gender and nutrition-sensitive financial literacy and management

  • Identify and distribute women’s labour saving technologies

  • Support Agricultural Activities implemented by AVSF

  • Monitoring of activities and collection of data

  • Support other project activities and needs as required/requested

Major Responsibilities

A. Building relationships within communities

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

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

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

B. Building capacities

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

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

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

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

C. Learning within community

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

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

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

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

D. Planning and implementation with community

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

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

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

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

E. Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Communication

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

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

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

Degree, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • At least diploma qualification, bachelor preferred

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

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

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

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

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

  • Must be willing to work within a team

  • Must be willing to learn new things

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

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

Interested candidates are invited to submit a COVER LETTER and CV to the address below. Please indicate the POSITION TITLE. Deadline for application is 27 January 2020 position will close early if a suitable candidate is found.

Mail: People and Culture Department

P.O. Box 312 Vientiane 01005

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.wvi.org/laos

AHAN Project Officer

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

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

The AHAN project has the overall objective of creating supportive conditions for enhanced household (HH) nutrition through the following specific objectives:

1) Improved access to and availability of sufficient and/or diverse foods year round; 2) Improved dietary and care practices among Women of Reproductive Age and children under 5; 3) Reduced incidence of selected Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (coordination) related diseases/illnesses linked to under nutrition; 4) Improved gender equitable relations at the HH level, particularly in decision-making and distribution of workload; and 5) Strengthened multi-sector coordination and support for nutrition. The project will be implemented across three provinces and 12 districts of Lao PDR.

The Project Officer will work closely with the District Coordinator to facilitate and maintain strong government and community relationships in their assigned district. They will facilitate participation, ownership and empowerment of community processes, and represent World Vision as an organization that walks alongside children, families and communities in a journey of transformational development.

Key activities the Project Officer will be responsible for include

  • Facilitate Community Change Workshops/meetings for Gender and Nutrition, in partnership with LWU

  • Establish and support village level Nutrition Groups

  • Facilitate trainings and support LWU and VHV on community sexual and reproductive health and identification, management and referral of childhood illnesses and malnutrition.

  • Coordinate with Government Health staff to support quarterly Village Health Outreach services

  • Support CLTS and WASH campaigns at village level

  • Establish and support Village Savings Groups

  • Train HH on gender and nutrition-sensitive financial literacy and management

  • Identify and distribute women’s labour saving technologies

  • Support Agricultural Activities implemented by AVSF

  • Monitoring of activities and collection of data

  • Support other project activities and needs as required/requested

Major Responsibilities

A. Building relationships within communities

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

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

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

B. Building capacities

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

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

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

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

C. Learning within community

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

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

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

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

D. Planning and implementation with community

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

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

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

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

E. Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Communication

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

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

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

Degree, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • At least diploma qualification, bachelor preferred

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

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

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

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

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

  • Must be willing to work within a team

  • Must be willing to learn new things

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

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

Interested candidates are invited to submit a COVER LETTER and CV to the address below. Please indicate the POSITION TITLE. Deadline for application is 27 January 2020 position will close early if a suitable candidate is found.

Mail: People and Culture Department

P.O. Box 312 Vientiane 01005

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.wvi.org/laos

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 10 January 2020, however applicants are encouraged to apply early as applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and the position will close early if a suitable candidate is found.

Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Mail: People and Culture Department

P.O. Box 312 Vientiane 01005

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.wvi.org/laos

Finance and Admin Officer (iREAD MOFA Japan)

FOR LAO NATIONAL ONLY

POSITION PURPOSE:

WV International Lao PDRhas been awarded an education project (iREAD Project - Improving Reading, Environment and Advancement in school for children) grant from the MOFA Japan to implement in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR). This project is planned to implement in Thapongthong District. The iRead project has the overall objective to enhance Learning Outcomes for children in primary schools with following outcomes:

Outcome 1. Strengthened teaching instructions in grades 1-3

Outcome 2. Increased support by communities and caregivers for children’s learning

Outcome 3. Improved school environments to promote health, safety, participation and learning

Outcome 4. Strengthened partnership with Lao government and enhanced monitoring mechanism to ensure the project effectiveness

This position is based in WVI-L Provincial Office in Savannakhet, with frequent travel to the field.

The Finance & Admin Officer will ensure smooth functioning of day to day finance & accounting operations of iRead project including Account Payable is done in compliance with WVI Partnership standard, Donor and Government statutory requirements. This position to ensure that the grants expenses are recorded and reported with accuracy and correctness, ensuring grant requirements and standards. This position will work with all stakeholders in the province to provide services in grant financial operation. This position will be responsible for annual, quarterly and monthly finance plans and reporting, ensuring correct expenditure coding and donor compliance across both grants. S/he will oversee program logistic and administration support, including procurement of project goods and services. S/he will work closely with the iRead project team and be responsible for leading the Finance/Admin team.

This position will directly report to iRead Project Manager with a matrix reporting to Grant Finance Coordinator in National Office. Following are the objective of the position:

  • Ensure good financial services for grant project include all payments are made on time as per grant requirement and recorded in Sun6.

  • Ensure all projects expenses, including expenses of partners,are in compliance with World Visions policies and MOFA Japan grant guidelines

  • Conduct regular monitoring visits to project site and discuss with iRead Project Manager on related financial issues.

  • Review all project expenditure and ensure corrected coding for all project budget & expenditures in line with grant budget

  • Review and ensure LDR & Block Party Screening (BPS) requirements are fulfilled and timely submitted.

  • Review expenses and post in Sun system in consultation with National Office finance.

  • Review all financial/grant reports, ensuring accuracy and correctness with timely reporting.

  • Provide support to project team with activity reporting of financial transactions with financial analysis to support implementation of programs and assist in decision making.

  • Review the Donor reports and submit periodically as per the requirement in close consultation with National Office Grant Finance Coordinator.

  • Lead project external Audit requirement.

  • Ensuring of day to day logistic & administrative support to the project. Ensure timely procurement of goods/services for all project related activities working with National Office Supply Chain team.

Major Responsibilities of Job:

  1. Grant Finance Operations

  • Establish a project financial system that will include the following processes, among others: fund requests, bank transfers, disbursements, record-keeping, reporting, and forecasting of financial needs

  • Ensure that funds are utilized following the approved budget plan in compliance with World Vision policies, Donor & Lao Govt regulations

  • Review & processes all financial transactions, record in Sun6 with accuracy and on time.

  • Review financial transactions to ensure that these are valid and authentic, and that support documentations are adequate, complete and compliant with donor requirements

  • Support & provide financial report analysis to Operations team lead & project team for any significant Underspending / over spending

  • Ensure filing of vouchers and supporting documents of grant expenses to make them readily available for reference and audits

  • Review cash request for project to ensure that project has sufficient fund to use within the month and meet target low of national finance department. Send the cash request to NO finance on time.

  • Review the record of fixed and non-fixed assets for iRead Grant to ensure that all asset record into the consolidate asset list and work closely with Grant Finance Coordinator & NO Support Services Manager about asset control

  • Ensure annual insurance for project assets done in coordination with NO team

  • Review asset listing to ensure that all assets purchase are correctly registered with complete required information by Donor/WVI

  • Review/process/accrue all staff related costs on a monthly basis and ensure all provisions are made every month from grant budget.

  1. Grant compliance, Monitoring, Reporting

  • Produce and review correctness of, monthly FFR in compliance with WVI’s and Donor Grant financial reporting standards and deadlines.

  • Provide project management with monthly analyses of the financial situation of the Donor Grant.

  • Work closely with Grant Finance Coordinator in National Office on grant compliance within project by reviewing project expenditures reports activity wise for each of the grant.

  • Review all transactions are allowable as per the grants terms and conditions. Ensure no over spending or significant underspending on each activity line allowed. Discuss with Project Manager & Grant Finance Coordinator at National Office on any such matter.

  • Assist Project Manager in monitoring operational budget such salary, benefit, travel and other office costs very well within the approval donor budget.

  • Ensure Block Party Screening is done for 100% suppliers, contractors, consultants etc. before engaging them for project work.

  • Ensure strict compliance with Government requirement, prepare MOU financial reporting of each provinces to the Government.

  • Review all monthly Labor Distribution Report (LDR)/time sheet allocation and charges to grant projects and ensure it is correctly done based on the time allocated for each project staff.

  1. Internal & External Audits

  • Works with Project Manager and Grant Finance Coordinator in National Office in accomplishing all audit requirements

  • Submits required financial documents and response to audit analytical review questions in good time

  • Responds to auditors queries & issues during audit field work

  • Works with Project Manager & Grant Finance Coordinator in monitoring the status of implementation of audit recommendations and submits updates to Finance & Support Services Director in National Office.

  1. Staff support & Capacity Building

  • Provide training to project staffs on donor requirement and ensure each staff understands well.

  • Conduct Anti-corruption training of staffs periodically and demonstrate zero tolerance to any fraudulent behavior amount staffs/supplier/partners.

  • Report to Finance & Support Services Director and Project Manager immediately.

  • Ensure compliance to donor anti-fraud policy (if any) and provide training to staff on that.

  • Support Project Manager and project team on the finance related documents and issues

  1. Supply Chain & Administration

  • Ensure Procurement & Distribution in iRead project, including preparing of project’s annual procurement plan and actual spending against procurement budget

  • Ensure grants procurements are done in line with grant requirements. Assets are purchased adhering to the source & origin compliance as per the grant regulation.

  • Ensure procurement saving reports submitted monthly to NO Supply Chain on time for all grant procurement. Review the accuracy of savings calculation and ensure effective Supply Chain Reporting & communication with National office Supply Chain and Administration team

  • Manage and coordinate the Administrative/Logistic support ensuring project activities are carried out with ease and seamless continuality.

  • Ensure all assets budgeted for grant are recorded properly, maintained and handed over as per the signed MOU with the Government.

  • Ensure timely logistics support provided to project team.

  • Keep constant communication with National Office Supply Chain & Administration to ensure proper coordination & adequate support provided to iRead project

  • Carry out any additional responsibilities as assigned by Project Manager and/or NO Grant Finance/SCM team.

EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, business and administration

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

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Lao

  • Strong sense of urgency and commitment to excellence

  • Highly organized and efficient self-management skills

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

  • Demonstrated competency with computer programs and has basic MIS.

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

  • Experience supporting development activities in NGO context

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

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

  • Knowledge of development work in a grant project environment.

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

Work Environment: Travel to project target areas in Thapongthong district, Provincial Office in Savannakhet and National Office in Vientiane

Interested candidates are invited to submit a COVER LETTER and CV to the address below. Please indicate the POSITION TITLE. Deadline for application is 10 January 2020 and the position will close early if a suitable candidate is found.

Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Mail: People and Culture Department

P.O. Box 312 Vientiane 01005

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.wvi.org/laos

Monitoring & Evaluation Manager

FOR LAO NATIONAL OR EXPATS LOCAL HIRE

The Monitoring and Evaluation Manager will work within the Strategy and Evidenceunit 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 Program Quality and Design Unit, supporting reporting of impact and application of evidence based learning. The M&E Manager 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 Manager 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. Performing statistical data analysis for all Technical Programs in order to report significant change, areas of impact and low performance, and

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

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

    Major Responsibilities of Job:

    1. Ensure data quality:

  • 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 asKobo 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 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 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 and Lao

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

  • Good analytical skills

  • Good knowledge about research study methodology/baseline study

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

  • Statistical data analysis software (SPSS, STATA, EpiInfo….)

  • 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 11 November 2019and 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