World Vision Lao

World Vision Lao

255 Asean (T2) Road Nongsanokham Village Sikhottabong District

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  • RESOURCE ACQUISITION OFFICER World Vision Lao, a non-profit Christian Humanitarian Organization, committed to working with the poor and vulnerable. VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTWORK LOCATION- VIENTIANE CAPITALPOSITION TITLE – RESOURCE ACQUISITION OFFICER POSITION PURPOSE:To support the development of quality proposals, the implementation of the resource acquisition strategy and to enhance WVL’s knowledge systemPOSITION CONTEXT/ BACKGROUND:World Vision Laos (WVL) has highlighted strengthening grant acquisition and management as part of its strategic direction and to fulfil with WV International Our Promise 2030.To that purpose, in 2017 the new Resource Development unit was created under the direction of the Program and Quality Department (PQD), and currently (May 2018) it is formed by only one person (Resource Development Manager, RDM).The Resource and Program Officer plays a critical role in supporting the leadership of the RDM in developing and implementing the strategy for resource diversification of World Vision Laos and enhance capacity and position of WVL for acquiring and managing bi and multi-lateral grants and private funds (PNS).The RPO will be potentially responsible for leadership and decision making for small (<$500K) grant and PNS proposalsKEY OBJECTIVES:  The position is accountable for the following main objectivesTo support the development of quality proposalsTo support in the implementation of the resource acquisition strategyTo enhance capacity of WVL’s knowledge systemMAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:1. To support the development of quality proposalsQuality and competitive proposals and concepts papers developed, submitted and followed up with SO/donors for funding that meet the needs of communities, align with WVL Strategy, and comply with LEAP standards and donor requirementsPotentially accountable for leadership on proposal development for proposals under $500K value, both grants and non-sponsorship.2. To support in the implementation of the resource acquisition strategyEnsure donor requirements and standards are well understood by all relevant project and field staff (particularly in start-up phase)Provide any necessary mentoring and monitoring support to externally funded projects in accordance to donor expectations (and internal LEAP frameworks)Monitor funding needs and opportunities for WVL decision-makingAssist in developing relationship and working with SO and donors to facilitate successful resource acquisitionAssist in mapping and updating new acquisition opportunities and  follow the needs of TPs and project models3. To enhance capacity of WVL’s knowledge system To ensure quality of program/project digital documentation, especially that reports and submission documents are archived properly and retrievable in the new knowledge management system (tools to be developed in coordination with RDM and Grant Manger)Support in the development of the GAM knowledge management system4. Other duties assigned by supervisor according to monthly needsFor example supporting in:Capacity building workshopProject start-up workshopsQuality Resource Acquisition Strategy and Business Plan developed/revised etc…5. Work EnvironmentSometimes requires working overtime or on holiday/weekends to meet strict deadlinesField travel/project visit to the provinces approximately 10-15% of the timeKNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIESBachelor or Master’s degree in relevant discipline such as development studies, education, health, economics, management, agriculture, etc.At least 2 year experience in assisting in developing project / program designAt least 2 year experience in assisting in writing proposalsAt least 2 year working in a donor relations position (that involved understanding donor’s priorities, requirements and standards, and presenting the organization to donors in a professional manner in person and in writing)At least 3 years of experience working in a multinational environmentDemonstrated knowledge of programming, funding, and financial management standardsDemonstrated basic knowledge of some sectoral programs, transformational development approaches and issuesStrong analytical and problem solving abilitiesStrong interpersonal communication skills, positive attitudeStrong English skills – especially writtenComputer literacy, especially in Microsoft Word and ExcelAbility to work closely and supportively within teamOpen minded with a desire to learn new skillsValues quality and timeliness in his/her workAbility to handle multiple priorities and tasks Interested candidates are invited to submit a COVER LETTER and CV to the address below.  Please indicate the POSITION TITLE.  Deadline for application is 26 March 2019, however applicants are encouraged to apply early as applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and the position will close early if a suitable candidate is found. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.Mail:  People and Culture Department                       P.O. Box 312 Vientiane 01005Email:  WVLao_Application@wvi.orgWebsite: www.wvi.org/laos
  • EDUCATION SPECIALIST World Vision Lao, a non-profit Christian Humanitarian Organization, committed to working with the poor and vulnerable.VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTOPEN TO LAO NATIONAL ONLYWORK LOCATION- VIENTIANE CAPITALPOSITION TITLE – EDUCATION SPECIALISTPURPOSE OF THE POSITIONThe Education Specialist is a leader who supports WV Lao PDR’s strategic goal to bring change in the lives of children in Laos, particularly to increase the number of children who are well educated. This role has a strong focus on strengthening WVL’s evidence based education programming and ensuring that education 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 and WASH in School Models) implementation process including training the AP teams on implementing TP (Project Models activities, ensure that the frontline workers are fully trained to deliver the TP outcomes, closely monitor the activities to ensure its quality and effectiveness at community level, network with the respective departments at the Province and District level, support the team in drafting concept papers and proposals for fund raising purposes, conduct need based studies to showcase the relevance of the program. Specific responsibilities include the following: MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:Key Deliverable:Building the skill set of AP team.Technical execution of Education TP (UL&WASH).Provide hand holding support, monitoring and report.Partnering, positioning and advocacy efforts at the block, district level.Concepts for enabling resource mobilization.1. Enhance the skills and potentials of the AP teamBuild the capacity of the AP staff on the implementation of certain models and approaches recommended by Education TP (UL&WASH).Enhance the knowledge and skills of the frontline workers and volunteers in the community on Education (UL&WASH).2. Technical execution, hand holding support, monitoring and reporting:Support the Grants and APs in developing the Annual plan and the LEAP budget template with proper planning and sequencing the activities.Periodically visit the Grants and APs and ensure that the programs implemented by the AP are technically appropriate.Ensure that the AP is able to have evidence base for all the programs.Review the existing monitoring tools during the field visits/ joint morning visits and redesign as per the need.Provide technical sector assistance with the design and the implementation of assessments, baseline and end line surveys.Support Education TPCs and Government Counterparts to strengthen assessment, design and implementation of education interventions through trainings, awareness raising, communications, etc.Develop and deliver curriculum (ToT) training to TPCs/Government counterpart staff to enable staff to deliver accountable, evidence based, quality ministry that brings sustained improvements to well-being of children.Track the financial utilization of the AP against the activities planned and ensure timely completion of all the activities.Periodically attend the review meetings at the AP/Province/NO and share the progress of Education TP (UL&WASH) at the respective Grants and APs.Ensure that lessons learnt from our implementation are periodically shared within the team and at the district level.Timely feedback on micro project proposal, Monthly Progress report of Grants and APs, TP reports and ensure the recommendations are followed up.Make a joint visit twice to thrice in a year with Province team.3. Partnership, Positioning and Advocacy:Develop the linkages with the block/district level officials and have working agreements in place to implement our programs in all the Grants and APs.Identify potential partners to work together and scale up certain initiatives.Co-lead/facilitate district/level networks and advocacy campaigns related to the TP.Assist in ensuring that the voices of children are heard in WVL’s programming and that children are involved in decisions on AP activities that affect their lives especially Most Vulnerable Children (MVC).   Formation of consortiums at the Province level with the support of the TPM.Position the organization by representation in such networks and actively contributing and sharing about our programs.Conduct research studies and publish papers.Promote action learning across the country program through regular Education Sector Working Group meetings, other meeting related and training of others to take leadership of structured reflection in the provinces.4. Resource Mobilization:Develop concept notes/proposals and extend technical support to the projects which are awarded.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIESBachelor’s degree (Education, Development Studies or similar field)At least 3 years’ experience in community development with a focus on education.Experience supporting education activities in NGO contextMinimum of four years in demonstrated competency in providing management level supportTechnical training in education sector, with focus on primary education preferredKnowledge of development work, including program logic, theory of change, and community empowermentDemonstrated knowledge on education, particularly as it relates to primary educationGood understanding of Lao Government policies, laws, and institutions and ability to work together with various stakeholdersAbility to identify and plan work strategically and to work to deadlinesProject management knowledge and skillsExcellent oral and written communication skills in English and LaoAbility to train others, ability to provide technical guidance and support to AP staffPossess strong organizational, computer, and writing skillsAbility to function efficiently and effectively with little day-to-day supervisionWillingness to travel to the provinces and districts on a frequent basisInterested candidates are invited to submit a COVER LETTER and CV to the address below.  Please indicate the POSITION TITLE.  Deadline for application is 29 March 2019, however applicants are encouraged to apply early as applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and the position will close early if a suitable candidate is found. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.Mail:  People and Culture Department                           P.O. Box 312 Vientiane 01005Email:  WVLao_Application@wvi.orgWebsite: www.wvi.org/laos
Contact Name : Siriphone Niradsay
Email : WVLao_Application@wvi.org
Telephone : +856 21 256145-8
Operation Time : 08:00 - 17:00
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