Vacancy Announcement (100% contract)
The Swiss Cooperation Office in Vientiane designs and steers the Government of Switzerland’s bilateral development programme in Lao PDR. We support the Lao Government 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 reinforce our expertise in the Vientiane Office, to fill the position of:
National program officer
Start of work: August 1, 2017
SDC has a comprehensive project portfolio both in Lao PDR and on Regional level (focus on CLMV countries), in the thematic domains of Agriculture and Food Security, Governance and Skills development. A new strategy for the Mekong region is currently being elaborated and will start by January 2018. We are looking for a professional with: sound experience in project management; expertise on questions of inclusion, in particular gender and ethnic minorities; knowledge on the Sustainable Development Goals / agenda 2030; broad understanding of regional challenges; extensive experience in development cooperation work.
The incumbent will be taking the position as a national program officer, and will be covering the following tasks:
Would this be a worthwhile challenge for you? Do you have:
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 program officer / NPO”
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about SDC and our programmes please visit: www.eda.admin.ch/mekong
Closing date for applications is Wednesday, May 31, 2017.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview. SDC does not return application files.