National Project Coordinator

GIZ Office Vientiane

247/19 Watnak Yai Road Thaphalanxay Village Sisattanak District Vientiane Capital


development policy mandate: to make sustainable improvements to the living conditions of people in the countries we operate in. The organisation’s business area - GIZ International Services - is the vehicle for offering GIZ’s services to international clients.

GIZ International Services is currently preparing to bid for the EU funded project “Technical Assistance in Support to the Lao PDR National Nutrition Strategy and Plan of Action (NPAN)”. The project’s objective is to contribute to reducing malnutrition in Lao PDR with a focus on gender and disadvantaged groups, with a link to the Public Financial Management Reform (PFM), public administration reform and nutrition –education-agriculture nexus.

This Technical Assistance is part of the complementary measures envisaged in the EUR 42 million EU sector Reform Performance contract ”Support to the Lao PDR National Nutrition Strategy and Plan of Action”, delivered through a Budget Support modality.

The purposes of this project is to strengthen the institutional capacities of the National Nutrition Committee/Secretariat (NNC/S) to implement the National Nutrition Strategy (NNS) and National Plan of Action for Nutrition at central and sub-national levels, and notably to:

  1. Improve nutrition planning, budgeting, tracking, and reporting in the concerned sectors under the framework of the convergent approach;
  2. Improve the cohesion and harmonisation of sector policies and strategies to the National Nutrition Policy and Strategy

The following results are expected to be achieved:

Result 1: Strengthened nutrition planning, budgeting, tracking and reporting in the Agriculture, Education and Health sectors, at central and sub-national levels.

Result 2: Strengthened links between the NPAN and the Agricultural, Education and Health development plans and budgets at central and sub-national levels.

Your tasks

The National Project Coordinator will work full-time. He/she will mainly coordinate technical assistance and training; will be responsible for maintaining communication with national stakeholders and perform regular monitoring.

Your profile

Qualifications and skills:

  •  Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration; Education; Economics/Finance, Social sciences or equivalent relevant, directly related discipline;
  •  Proficiency in English (minimum C1 level) and
  •  Fluency in oral and written Lao language would be an asset.

General professional experience:

  •  At least 3 years working experience in project cycle management (PCM) and coordination.
  •  At least 3 years working experience in organising events; meetings; consultation and workshops.

Specific professional experience:

  •  At least 3 years working experience in the nutrition related sector/system in Lao PDR.


Please note that the requirements above are set by the European Union and are to be considered as minimum requirements unless otherwise stated.

Our benefits

We are a provider of international cooperation services for sustainable development and work to build a future worth living around the world. We support projects in over 130 countries to achieve goals sustainably together with our partners., Everyone has the same opportunities in our company, regardless of gender, nationality, religion, sexual orientation or physical disability. We recruit based on specialist expertise and social skills. Transparency and fair opportunities for career advancement are just as much a matter of course for us as gender not being a barrier to taking up a management position., Extensive check-ups and preventive measures (e.g. on appointment, before the outward journey, during the stay in a country of assignment, in an emergency) are provided to our staff and the family members accompanying them as a matter of course., We reward staff who achieve their agreed annual targets with a variable remuneration component., You will receive various additional benefits during your stay abroad that will depend on your country of assignment.

About us

We create prospects for people and with people. As GIZ has an international mandate, we offer a multicultural working environment. We are committed service providers and dedicated professionals, even under difficult circumstances. We take pride in enabling our employees to develop their professional and personal skills. There are plenty of reasons to join our motivated team – ranging from the diverse challenges you will face on a daily basis in one of our 130 partner countries, to the broad scope you will have for shaping your work.


Christina Rauser

+49 6196 79-4708


Proficiency in English (minimum C1 level)

Fluency in oral and written Lao language would be an asset.

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  • Post Date 16 February 2021
  • Prefered Language English
  • Job Level Middle
  • Job Function Others
  • Job Location Vientiane Capital
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GIZ Office Vientiane

GIZ Office Vientiane

247/19 Watnak Yai Road Thaphalanxay Village Sisattanak District Vientiane Capital

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Email : job-gizlaos@giz.de
Telephone : +85621 353605 ; +85621 312408

As a federal enterprise, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. On behalf of the German Government, GIZ currently is implementing a large number of projects in Lao PDR in two priority areas: rural development and sustainable economic developmentFor further information, please visit www.giz.de/laos.

GIZ Office Vientiane represents the GIZ in Lao PDR and is service provider, especially in finance and administration to support the projects and programmes of the Lao-German Development Cooperation implementing in Lao PDR. 

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