Project Coordinator/ MoIC Administrative Liaison
USAID Laos Business Environment Project
The objective of the USAID Laos Business Environment Project is to strengthen national-level facilitation and continuous improvement of the Laos business environment and enhance the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). This approach will enable SMEs to make a greater contribution to Lao PDR’s economic growth, employment and income generation for Lao citizens. Businesses that are more competitive will influence further efforts by the government to foster a business ecosystem that allows for innovation and growth. A healthy business environment sets the stage, in turn, for improved firm productivity and thus firm-level competitiveness. It is envisioned that the Government of Lao PDR (GoL), in partnership with the private sector, will be able to effectively facilitate a market economy by providing necessary support to SMEs and eliminating constraints for businesses to grow.
The project is organized under three intermediary results, which will constitute the main project components.
Location: Vientiane, Lao PDR.
Period of Performance: This assignment is expected to begin in May 2020 for an initial period of 12 months with the possibility of an extension based on an annual performance evaluation.
The Project Coordinator will play a key role in serving as the project’s main liaison to the DPC/NIU in performing its role as the core Government coordinating body for the Laos Business Environment Project, namely:
Key responsibilities are detailed below:
- Supporting DPC/NIU in reviewing all project-related documents and soliciting inputs from the technical team;
- Representing DPC/NIU in meetings with project stakeholders;
- Maintaining close working relationships with the project team and other key project stakeholders;
- Preparing in conjunction with relevant stakeholders project write-ups and relevant project implementation reports per management’s requests;
- Coordinating regular project implementation support missions and mid-term reviews conducted by USAID, and facilitating effective communications between MoIC and the project.
Confidentiality and Conflict of Interest
Since this project position will be embedded within the DPC/NIU, it may have access to sensitive MoIC information. The consultant undertakes to comply with the DPC’s policies and rules with regard to corrupt and fraudulent practices, conflict of interest and confidentiality. The consultant shall maintain confidentiality on all sensitive information obtained during the assignment and shall not publish wholly or in part the findings of such information without the prior written consent of the DPC. Any draft reports and other documents produced by the consultant will be discussed and cleared with DPC before their final issuance.
Qualifications and Experience Requirement:
Applicants should submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae with contact details of three professional references to: Chaikeo KEDSADASAK, Finance and Operations Manager, USAIDLaos Business Environment Project; Email: email@example.com; Mobile: +856 20 56236159
Application deadline: 20 April 2020
Note: Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.