Senior Education and ECD Co-ordinator

Vientiane City
Sikhotabong District
International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
1-2 Years

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.


  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]