JOBDESCRIPTION May 2020Organization: The Mérieux Foundation Title: Technologist on Site (ToS)ContextEstablished in 1967, the Mérieux Foundation is an independent family foundation, chaired by Alain Mérieux, and has public interest status. Its mission is to strengthen local capacities to fight the infectious diseases that affect vulnerable populations in developing countries, particularly mothers and children.Present in 20 countries in West Africa, in Latin America, in Asia and in the Middle East, the Mérieux Foundation focuses on 4 objectives:Increasing vulnerable populations’ access to diagnostics by strengthening clinical laboratories in national healthcare systemsEnhancing local applied research capabilities by training researchers, developing collaborative programs and creating Rodolphe Mérieux Laboratories, transferred to local partnersEncouraging knowledge-sharing and public health initiatives leveraging Les Pensières Center for Global HealthImproving conditions for mothers and children taking a global health approach.The Mérieux Foundation has been working in Laos since December 2006, date of the signing of the first partnership agreement with the Ministry of Health for the construction of the Christophe Mérieux Infectiology Center in Laos (CILM). It was inaugurated in 2009 as a place for scientific exchange and knowledge sharing. This Centre is now integrated within the public health structure of Laos, under the supervision of the Ministry of Health. The Mérieux Foundation continues to provide support for the development of CICML's scientific and medical activities. The centre is devoted to infectious diseases testing and research as well as a knowledge sharing though its fully equipped conference room. The centre includes a BSL2+ laboratory, a conference room and a research unit. The Mérieux Foundation was responsible for the Laboratory’s construction, the installation of equipment and training of personnel.The support of the Mérieux Foundation also resulted in the management of the construction and equipment of a laboratory specialized in food quality control, attached to the CICML, and funded by a Mérieux company (Mérieux Nutrisciences).The Merieux Foundation has developed a strong collaboration with the National Center for Laboratory and Epidemiology to develop a National training Plan for Laboratory professional and to implement trainings. The collaboration also includes the involvement of NCLE in all the provincial trainings performed by Merieux Foundation.1. Objective of the job : To support the microbiology diagnostics activities in 3 public clinical labs in Lao PDR.2. Main Responsibilities: 1) Train and coach laboratory staff He/she will be in charge of coaching 3 public clinical laboratories: Settathirath, Luang Prabang and KhammouaneHe/she will be in charge of the bench training and laboratory capacity building of laboratory staffHe/she will train the laboratory staff on pathogen identification, AST procedures and antibiotic resistance mechanisms in each siteHe/she will be in charge of developing SOP for the laboratoryHe/she will train the laboratory staff on lab management, biosafety & biosecurity, quality insurance and Data management2) General organization of the project He/she will work in close collaboration with the Head of Project, the Regional Coordinator and Fondation Mérieux Head QuarterHe/she will respond to the project requirement and the Foundation Mérieux diligenceHe/she will develop and translate laboratory protocolsHe/she will travel across the country frequently, 3 weeks per monthsHe/she will work in close collaboration with the national reference laboratory and the Ministry of Health3. Profile: o Initial Background : laboratory professionalo Specialization : microbiology o Knowledge of the ISO 15189 quality assurance standard or LQSI (Laboratory Quality Stepwise Implementation tool - WHO) would be an asseto Experience in the position : 3-5 year-experience in a microbiology laboratoryo Required job skills (RJS)Master Pack Office software and basic LIMS systemExcellent writing skills (reports)o Required comportemental skills (RCS)Ability to work in an international and multicultural environmento LanguagesLaoEnglish4. Type of contract At the beginning this position will be a full-time position and a short-term contract for 12 months.5. ApplicationsPlease note that all candidates must submit their resume together with cover letter with email to the following address: email@example.com The deadline for submission is the June 12th.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIESNo 004/2020Phonesack Group Co., Ltd is one of the largest wholly owned Lao companies. The Company employs over 100 supportive personnel at its headquarters and over 2,500 employees and sub-contractors throughout sites in Lao PDR.Now is an exciting time to build a career with Phonesack Group Co., Ltd. (PSG). We have a huge range of projects which require driven and talented people to join our team, to lead and collaborates innovative ideas. We are currently seeking the following positions:2. Chaleun Farm DirectorWork location: HQ of Chaleun Agriculture, Vientiane Capital, Lao P.D.R and Travel to other sites.Working day: 6 days, off: 1 days (8 hours/day).Duty Description:Plan, direct, or coordinate the management or operation of farms, ranches, greenhouses, aqua cultural operations, nurseries, timber tracts, or other agricultural establishments. May hire, train, or supervise farm workers or contract for services to carry out the day-to-day activities of the managed operation. May engage in or supervise planting, cultivating, harvesting, financial, or marketing activities.Operate or oversee the operations of bamboo farming and livestock.Inspect orchards or fields to determine crop maturity or condition or to detect disease or insect infestation.Evaluate quality of materials or products.Direct crop production operations, such as planning, tilling, planting, fertilizing, cultivating, spraying, or harvesting.Monitor activities such as irrigation, chemical application, harvesting or grading to ensure adherence to safety regulations or standards.Monitor organizational compliance with regulations.Plan crop activities based on factors such as crop maturity or weather conditions.Maintain financial, operational, production, or employment records for farms or ranches.Direct the breeding or raising of stock, such as cattle, using recognized breeding practices to ensure stock improvement.Obtain financing necessary for purchases of machinery, land, supplies, or livestock.Purchase materials, equipment, or other resources.Inspect farm or ranch equipment to ensure proper functioning.Inspect condition or functioning of facilities or equipment.Plan and direct development or production of hardier or higher-yield hybrid plant varieties.Buy or sell futures contracts or price farm products in advance of future sales to minimize risk or maximize profits.Monitor pasture or grazing land use to ensure that livestock are properly fed or that conservation methods, such as rotational grazing, are used.Monitor and adjust irrigation systems to distribute water according to crop needs and to avoid wasting water.Negotiate with buyers for the sale, storage, or shipment of crops or livestock.Negotiate sales or lease agreements for products or services.Negotiate contracts for transportation, distribution, or logistics services.Analyze soil to determine types or quantities of fertilizer required for maximum crop production.Evaluate marketing or sales alternatives for farm or ranch products.Analyze data to determine project feasibility.Direct livestock or crop waste recycling operations.Prepare budgets or financial reports for farm or ranch operations.Determine types or quantities of crops or livestock to be raised, according to factors such as market conditions, federal programs or incentives, or soil conditions.Demonstrate or explain working techniques, practices, or safety regulations to farm or ranch workers.Train employees on environmental awareness, conservation, or safety topics.Conduct employee training programs.Hire, train, or supervise workers engaged in planting, cultivating, irrigating, harvesting, or marketing crops, or in raising livestock.Analyze market conditions to determine acreage allocations.Analyze data to inform operational decisions or activities.Select or purchase machinery, equipment, livestock, or supplies, such as seed, feed, fertilizer, or chemicals.Inspect farm or ranch structures, such as buildings, fences, or roads, ordering repair or maintenance activities, as needed.Direct facility maintenance or repair activities.Replace chemical insecticides with environmentally friendly practices, such as adding pest-repelling plants to fields.Perform manual agricultural, aqua cultural, or horticultural tasks.Supervise the construction of farm or ranch structures, such as buildings, fences, drainage systems, wells, or roads.Change processes such as drying, grading, storing, or shipping to improve efficiency or profitability.Qualification Required:Master Degree or equivalent on business agriculture or related field;More than 20 years of experience on business agriculture or equivalent in a large project/farm or ranch in Laos and ASEAN;Be familiar with the agricultural and environmental laws and resettlement regulations;Good connections with many companies in Laos and ASEAN, government of Laos.Sound knowledge and experience in Sales and Marketing for Agribusiness.Have experiences working with the Government of Laos and NGOs;Must be proficient in speaking, writing and understanding both Lao and English;Proficient in MS Office Suite, including Word, Excel, Microsoft Access, and PowerPoint;Be able to travel to multiple sites;Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;Ability to work as part of a team; andBe able to work and meet tight deadline and also under pressure.We offer the successful candidate an excellent salary and benefits package, National Social Security Fund, Field travels Allowance, Residence in camp and meals, etc…We invite qualified candidate to submit your resume stating position apply for, your present and expected salary and ref directly, E-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org; or send hard copy of application form to the Human Resources Department at: Phonesack Group, Ltd. Unit 15, Sithong Road, Pakthang Village, Sikhottabong District, P.O. Box 1808, Vientiane Lao PDR. Tel: 021 550497, Ext 1153, Fax: (856-21) 550498, website: www.phonesackgroup.com. Face book page: Careers at phonesackgroup