National program officer in skills development /TVET and employment

Swiss Cooperation Office for the Mekong Region Lao PDR

N/A N/A N/A Vientiane Capital


Vacancy Announcement (4 months contract)

The Swiss Cooperation Office in Vientiane designs and steers the Government of Switzerland’s bilateral development programme in Lao PDR. We support the Government of Lao PDR to reduce poverty and to reach the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) gives priority to sustainable and equitable development, especially in rural areas where ethnic minorities live, to governance reforms favouring the poor and disadvantaged, to gender equity, and to social justice. We are a Swiss-Lao team of highly motivated professionals looking for a dynamic Lao National to temporarily reinforce our expertise in the Vientiane Office, to fill the position of:

National program officer in skills development /TVET and employment  

For the period of July 1 until October 31, 2017 (4 months / 100%)

SDC is currently  (co-) financing three projects regarding Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and employment in Lao PDR. In addition, we are supporting regional institutions focusing on cross-border initiatives. The Swiss Cooperation Office is looking for a professional with sound experience in project management and thematic knowledge in particular regarding TVET, skills development and rural employment.

The incumbent will be replacing a national program officer for the period of 4 months, and will be covering the following tasks:

  • Project Management: monitors assigned projects of the portfolio supporting project cycles and controlling both operational and financial performance, represents SDC in dialogues and negotiations with implementing partners, government institutions and international technical assistance.
  • Partner and Policy Dialogue: takes part in thematic discussions and policy dialogue on TVET / Skills development;
  • Sector Development : analyses trends and  opportunities related  to TVET / Skills development and employment and produces high quality inputs both in content and English language for decision making processes;
  • Strategy implementation: takes part in the SDC internal annual monitoring and planning processes and produces good quality English language inputs; supports the communication plan and prepares relevant and useful messages.

Would this be a worthwhile challenge for you? Do you have:

  • a master in economics or related discipline?
  • well-developed social skills and willingness to work in a team?
  • strong analytical skills and high intrinsic motivation to excel?
  • very good English language skills, both verbal and written?
  • experience in working in development cooperation and/ or with the private sector?
  • Interest to travel both in Laos and internationally?

SDC is a value based equal opportunities employer, appointing on merits by open competition. We highly encourage women and persons from ethnic minority backgrounds to apply. Please send Curriculum Vitae (incl. references, certificates and expected salary) 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  “National prograam officer in skills development /TVET and employment”  

Swiss Cooperation Office for the Mekong Region – Lao PDR

House 192 / 1 Sibounheuang Road

Chanthabouly District, Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR

P.O Box 5666

You can send a copy electronically to: vientiane@eda.admin.ch

For more information about SDC and our programmes please visit: www.eda.admin.ch/mekong

Facebook: www.facebook.com/SwissCooperationMekong

Closing date for applications is Wednesday, May 31,  2017.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview. SDC does not return application files.

Swiss Cooperation Office for the Mekong Region Lao PDR

Swiss Cooperation Office for the Mekong Region Lao PDR

N/A N/A N/A Vientiane Capital

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