|Senior Finance cum Administrative Officer|
Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding.
CRS has worked in Laos since 1994 in school feeding, literacy, inclusive education, and nutrition programming. Since 2012, CRS has served over 25 million meals in schools in Savannakhet province through USDA-funded McGovern-Dole school feeding programs, which incorporate early grade literacy development, water, sanitation, and hygiene, school gardens, and community mobilization into a comprehensive package of support to rural schools. CRS is the in-country implementing partner of Purdue University on the Lao-American Nutrition Initiative (2019-2023), which works with the Lao Ministry of Health to improve the research capacity of government institutions and universities. CRS is currently expanding its school feeding program as the lead implementing partner for literacy and WASH activities under a new USDA McGovern-Dole school feeding program led by World Food Programme (WFP).
School Feeding Project is working partnership between the CRS and WFP program on a five-year project to serve school meals in primary schools across Laos. Working closely with the Ministry of Education and Sports, the project mobilizes community capacity to serve daily meals to students at school, while also providing support for literacy, water and sanitation, and school gardening. In Khammouane Province, the project will operate in Bualapha, Mahakxay, Nhommalath, and Xaybuathong districts. And Xonnabuly district in Savannakhet province.
CRS is seeking a dynamic and motivate individual to work for the project as full-time Senior Finance and Administrative Officer to be base in Khammouane province. The Senior Finance and Administrative Officer shall be willing and able to travel up to 15% to project sites in Khammouane, with occasional travel to Savannakhet, including project site, and Vientiane Capital.
You will help coordinate and contribute to the implementation of the Khammouane Province Field Office’s accounting systems, policies and procedures in compliance with CRS’ established accounting standards, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), donors’ rules and regulations, and legal requirements to support high-quality programs serving the poor and vulnerable. You will efficiently perform accounting services through documenting financial transactions by compiling, analyzing, and verifying account information; preparing account entries; and delivering financial reporting services. You will also coordinate the provision of responsive, effective, and efficient administrative services and help ensure stewardship of resources and a high-quality service approach are integrated into administrative systems, policies, and procedures.
Required Language - Proficiency in English and Lao, and good speaking and writing skills
To apply for this position, please submit an application letter stating your expression of interest of position name along with your most current CV by emails to: LA_HR@crs.org
Closing date for applications: August 6, 2021. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation. CRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer
In September 2016, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) signed a five-year agreement, ensuring a second phase of Learning and Engaging All in Primary School (LEAPS II). From 2012 – 2016, LEAPS I served nearly 16,000,000 meals and increased student attendance by 38%. Working closely with the Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES), LEAPS II will continue to improve literacy of 40,000 school-age children in Lao PDR in 350 schools across seven districts of Savannakhet Province (Atsaphone, Outoumphone, Phalanxaye, Phin, Vilabouly, Sepon, and Nong). LEAPS II activities fall into four main categories: school meals, WASH, literacy, and inclusive education.