Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)


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  • Female Junior Program Officer Job AnnouncementThe Swiss Cooperation Office and Consular Agency in Laos designs and steers the Government of Switzerland’s bilateral development programme in Lao PDR. We support the Lao Government in reducing poverty and in reaching the Sustainable Development Goals. The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) gives priority to sustainable and equitable development, especially in rural areas with minorities, to governance reforms favouring the poor and disadvantaged, to gender equity, and to social justice.SDC is looking to fulfil two Junior Program Officers (JPOs) who are dynamic Lao National to work with SDC projects in Vientiane Capital or provinces. Women from ethnic backgrounds will be given priority consideration for the positions.Junior Program Officer (2-year fixed term contract)In collaboration with SDC project partners, the JPO positions will gain work experience with an international development cooperation organization. The successful candidates will be embedded in a multi-national environment, involved in the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the SDC supported programs/projects: (1) Lao Upland Rural Advisory Service (LURAS) or (2) The Citizen Engagement for Good Governance, Accountability and Rule of Law (CEGGA).Is this an interesting challenge for you?  Do you have:A degree or certificate in international relations, laws, social science, agriculture, environment, economics, education, public or business administration or related discipline;Willingness and interest to work in International Development Cooperation;Good self-management skills, flexibility and resilience to work under pressure;Basic English language skills, both verbal and written;A strong commitment to development; an interest in adapting to varied physical and professional environments; and a desire to work with people with different language, national and cultural backgrounds;Basic social skills and willingness to work in a team;Internet proficiency as well as proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); andExperience in volunteering a strong asset.Please send your Curriculum Vitae and an application letter (not more than one page) explaining why we should consider you to be the ideal candidate for the position. Please send your application to:Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)Vacancy: “Junior Program Officer (JPO)”House 192 / 1 Sibounheuang RoadChanthabouly District, VientianeP.O Box 5666You can send a copy electronically to: vientiane@eda.admin.chClosing date for applications is 27 October 2020.Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview. SDC does not return application files.For more information on TORs, LURAS and CEGGA projects please download below website:Website: www.eda.admin.ch/mekongFacebook: www.facebook.com/SwissCooperationMekong
Email : vientiane@eda.admin.ch
Website : www.eda.admin.ch/mekong
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