Director of Development/Public Relations


Nasang Road Phoumork Village Luang Prabang District Luang Prabang


Position Description: Director of Development/Public Relations

Status: Full time

Location: Luang Prabang, Laos, with travels within and outside of Laos

Reports Jointly to: Executive Director, Friends Without A Border (FWAB), New York City

Executive Director, Lao Friends Hospital for Children (LFHC), Luang Prabang

Starting Date: May 2021

Position Summary:

The Director of Development and Public relations will be responsible for the implementation of agreed-upon marketing plans and strategies designed to generate income and goodwill for LFHC. They will work very closely with the parent organization, Friends Without A Border, particularly with the development of the potential and existing Southeast Asia donor base. He/she will manage the hospitals key relationships with external organizations, businesses, benefactors and the general public. In addition, he/she will organize key fundraising events and be involved in the finding, preparation and submission of grant applications and reports. He/she will be responsible for the hospital communications, image and new funding identification in line with the overall goals of LFHC and FWAB.

Specific Duties:

  1. Support strategies designed to generate income and goodwill for LFHC. This may include travel within Laos and Southeast Asia.
  2. Manage LFHC’s key external relationships. This includes, but is not restricted to, relationships with non- government organizations, businesses, donors and benefactors, as well as the general public. As these relationships are of utmost importance to LFHC, this will be done cooperatively with FWAB in a diligent, tactful and personable manner.
  3. Organize, publicize and assist with the conduct of significant hospital events. This includes events such anniversary celebrations, the Luang Prabang Half Marathon, the Luang Prabang gala, concerts, and other fundraising events. This may also include events throughout Laos as well as throughout Asia.
  4. Share information and communication materials with LFHC, FWAB Japan and FWAB New York in order to ensure that fundraising activities and specific events have the necessary hospital support to be led efficiently.
  5. Act as the primary liaison between LFHC and the FWAB New York regarding marketing and event administration which includes helping to facilitate visits to Luang Prabang and interactions with LFHC staff.
  6. In collaboration with the Friends Gallery manager, FWAB and partner marketing company, identify and conduct activities to raise the profile of LFHC locally, nationally and internationally. This may include the use of social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter), local fundraising, supporting international fundraisers and local community events.
  7. Identify funding opportunities from donors and grants and assist with the preparation of grant applications and project propositions.
  8. Generate hospital activity reports and narrative for FWAB, specific donors/projects and grant purpose as required.


Essential - 1) A university degree to bachelor level in marketing, international relations, public relations, communications or a related field.

2) Experience in marketing and business development.

3) Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.

  1. Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a small team.

  2. Word processing and spreadsheet skills.

Highly desirable - 1) Prior work in a developing country, ideally in a health-related field.

  1. Experience writing grant proposals.

  2. Experience in communications and social media.

  3. Experience with event management.

Application and Inquiries:

Please send CV with a cover letter to hr@fwablaos.org

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviewing.



Nasang Road Phoumork Village Luang Prabang District Luang Prabang

Email : hr@fwablaos.org
Telephone : 071 254 247

Lao Friends Hospital for Children (LFHC) is a 26-bed acute pediatric hospital situated in Luang Prabang Lao PDR. It is operated by a New York based non-profit organization Friends Without A Border that is dedicated to providing high-quality and compassionate healthcare to the children in remote areas of Southeast Asia. In 2015 the hospital was opened on the same campus as the Luang Prabang Provincial Hospital and it has been developing its services since then.


LFHC is a teaching hospital offering emergency, inpatient, outpatient and surgical services to babies and children throughout Northern Lao. Limited on-site radiology, pathology and pharmacy together with a homecare program complement these clinical activities.  A major goal of this hospital is to promote the clinical learning and professional development of the local staff such that key positions within the hospital are progressively filled by a well-trained and dedicated local workforce.

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