JOB VACANCY Civil Society Capacity Development (CSCD) AdvisorAs a federal enterprise, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. On behalf of the German Government, GIZ currently is implementing a large number of projects in Lao PDR in two priority areas: rural development and sustainable economic development. For further information, please visit www.giz.de/laos. The Citizen Engagement for Good Governance, Accountability and Rule of Law (CEGGA) as part of the LaoGerman Development Cooperation and commissioned by European Union, German Development Cooperation and Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation is currently seeking one qualified Laotian candidate for the position of Civil Society Capacity Development (CSCD) Advisor.Starting Date: 01.06.2019 Duration of Assignment: Until 31.05.2020Work Location: Vientiane CapitalResponsibilities: The Civil Society Capacity Development (CSCD) Advisor is generally responsible forThe position holder is generally responsible for assisting in the coordination of civil society capacity development activities and provision of small grants, including engagement with capacity development providers, liaison with shared learning groups, and monitoring of results within the CSO community. Specifically, the position entails the following work areas:Main-tasks: 1. Support the coordination of Capacity Development measures for Lao CSOs The position holder shall complete the following tasks:Support the conceptualization of an integrated capacity development strategy that will structure the Programme’s overall approach to increasing the organisational capacities of target organisations (Lao CSOs);Contribute to setting up individual capacity development plans per organisation, based on insights gained during Grant preparation processes and otherwise;Coordinate with providers carrying out tailor-made capacity development for target organisations (varying topics and means; according to needs identified) to ensure complementarity with Grants provided by The Citizen Engagement for Good Governance, Accountability and Rule of Law (CEGGA);2. Support the preparation and monitoring of Small Grants to Lao CSOsThe position holder shall complete the following tasks:Co-development of procedures and guidelines for awarding small grants to local civil society organisations in Laos under the the Citizen Engagement for Good Governance, Accountability and Rule of Law (CEGGA) Programme;Drafting of relevant template documents for the Grant Mechanism;Support the identification and selection of CSOs to be supported by the Programme;Provide advice directly to CSOs on proposal development, and/or facilitate advice provision through external capacity development providers; ▪ Support monitoring progress and orderly conduct of small projects implemented by Lao CSOs through Grants from the Programme, including through on-site visits;Contribute to quality control, incl. through review of reports submitted by Grant recipients; European UnionCoordinate with relevant staff from other Development Partners providing additonal funds to the Citizen Engagement for Good Governance, Accountability and Rule of Law (CEGGA)Grant recipients, to increase synergies and avoid duplication;3. Support to improving learning exchange and knowledge generationThe position holder shall complete the following tasks:Liaise with existing Lao Civil Society networking and learning initiatives to coordinate the Citizen Engagement for Good Governance, Accountability and Rule of Law (CEGGA)support to their work;Contribute to the promotion of innovative approaches for Lao CSOs to gather and share knowledge and experiences from implementation on relevant topics;Contribute to the identification and putting into practice of adequate means to improve regional learning exchange of Lao CSOs;Support to the preparation of measures showcasing civil society contribution to sustainable development in Lao PDR;4. Other TasksThe position holder shall complete the following tasks:Support external communication and visibility efforts of the Programme;Support Programme M&E activities and Programme Reporting;Support the Programme’s efforts to realise synergies between its three components (Access to Justice, Support to National Assembly, Civil Society Engagement).Required qualifications, competences and experiences: 1. QualificationsUniversity degree in Social Sciences, Business Administration, or equivalent;Solid knowledge on development cooperation practices in general and project cycle management in particular;Very good knowledge about the civil society sector in Laos;Proven expertise in being in an advisory role;Lao native speaker, proficiency in English a must, knowledge of other native languages spoken in parts of Laos is a strong asset;2. Professional experienceAt least 5 years of work experience in development cooperation, consulting or similar;Relevant experience working with or in support of civil society in Laos;Relevant experience preparing and monitoring small grants;3. Other knowledge, additional competencesConfident, team-oriented personality and professional appearance;Good oral and written communication and networking skills;Readiness to travel to all provinces in Lao PDR and (sometimes) internationallyGIZ is an equal opportunity employer. Women and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.Interested candidates are asked to send/submit their application with a comprehensive CV including at least 3 reliable references and cover letter explaining their motivation as well as how their experience meets the requirements latest by 16:30 Hr on 26th of April 2019 to the HR Division of GIZ Office Vientiane, P.O. Box 9233, Vientiane Capital, or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org All applications will be treated confidentially and only short-listed candidates will be notified.