HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation is a development organisation anchored in Switzerland and operating in Laos since 2001. Our vision is a just world in which all men and women determine the course of their lives in dignity and security, using environmental resources in a sustainable manner.
Project officer Value Chain Development (natural ingredients)
Reports to and supervised by: National Project Manager, Laos
Cooperates with: Myanmar and Vietnam BioTrade team, and Project Management Unit in Vietnam.
HELVETAS Laos is looking for a Lao national to become part of a small team in Laos to work for a project that promotes the conservation of biodiversity through sustainable trade of natural ingredients in Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar. The project aims to contribute to strengthening value chains on natural ingredients for domestic, regional and international pharmaceutical, food and cosmetics markets. This trade shall increase the livelihood benefits of rural population, taking into consideration all relevant ethical BioTrade principles and criteria. The Project Officer will be based in Vientiane with frequent travels to provinces, and occasionally to our partner programmes in Vietnam and Myanmar. We offer a flexible, dynamic and international working environment, which values innovation, initiative and learning.
Vientiane, with regular travel to the field and in the region.
Duration of contract
3 years (until August 2020)
Date of entry
May – early June 2017
Please submit your application with a short letter of interest (including expected salary) and a CV by email to email@example.com or by post mail to: HELVETAS Laos,
PO Box 6367, Ban Phonthan Neua, Saysettha District, Vientiane Capital
7 May 2017
For a more detailed job description and information on the project, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
HELVETAS is a gender, culture, race, creed, political and religion neutral organization, promoting inclusion and tolerance, respect and fair treatment for and between all employees, partners, contributors, participants and beneficiaries. Women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation is a Swiss iNGO operating in Laos since 2001 and aims to support the Government of Laos to achieve its socio economic development goal by supporting the rural communities to overcome poverty in a manner that is socially just, environmentally sustainable and economically viable.