The Swiss Cooperation Office in Laos designs and steers the Government of Switzerland’s bilateral development programme in Lao PDR. In particular, the development programme supports the Government of Lao PDR to reduce poverty and to reach the targets outlined in the National Social and Economic Development Plan and the Sustainable Development Goals.
The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) prioritises sustainable and equitable development, especially in remote rural areas with a focus on ethnic groups; governance reforms favouring the poor and disadvantaged; gender equity and access to services.
We are a Swiss-Lao team of highly motivated professionals looking for a dynamic Lao National to temporarily reinforce team in the Vientiane Office and fill the position of:
National Program Officer in Skills Development / TVET and Employment
For the period of July 1 until December 31, 2021 (6 months / 100%)
SDC is currently financing four projects for skills development, TVET and employment in Lao PDR. In addition, we are supporting a regional project focusing on the integration of work-based concepts into the formal TVET systems of Cambodia, Lao PDR and Myanmar. The Swiss Cooperation Office is looking for a professional with sound experience in project management and thematic knowledge in TVET, skills development and rural employment.
The incumbent will be replacing a national program officer for the period of 6 months, 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 different ethnic backgrounds to apply. Please send us your 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. Kindly submit your application to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
Swiss Cooperation Office and Consular Agency in Laos
House 192 / 1 Sibounheuang Road
Chanthabouly District, Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR
P.O Box 5666
Closing date for applications is Monday, April 19, 2021.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview. SDC does not return application files.
Very good English language skills, both verbal and written?
Strong analytical skills and high intrinsic motivation to excel?
Well-developed social skills and willingness to work in a team?