Deputy Chief OF Party

CARE International

Sibounheuang Rd Sibounheuang Village Chanthabouly District Vientiane Capital


CARE is an international humanitarian organisation fighting global poverty, with a vision to which focuses on empowering women and girls to fight poverty and bring lasting change to their communities. We work in over 80 countries around the world. We work with partners to achieve lasting results for marginalized communities. 
Vacancy Announcement

(1 position, based in Vientiane Capital with frequent travel to Provinces) 

The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) will support an anticipated five-year USAID-funded microenterprise project where there is a key focus on the agricultural sector accesses economic opportunities.  The activities include support to microfinance institutions to improve access to financial services that are tailored to the needs of microenterprises; reduce regulatory, policy, and barriers that limited growth opportunities for microenterprises; build capacity to microenterprises to improve quality, productivity and market potential as well as increase access to new markets. 

The DCOP will work closely with the Chief of Party to guarantee quality, efficiency, integrity, and learning throughout the project duration. The role will provide strategic oversight and technical guidance to, and resolve challenges in implementation of, cross-sectoral activities reflective of the program’s theory of change, logical framework, monitoring and evaluation, and relevant work plans. 

In addition to promoting quality, the DCOP will encourage efficiency in program delivery.  This involves continually monitoring program tasks and activities against goals; minimizing duplication of personnel activities; and defining and using standard operating procedures. 

The DCOP is also expected to promote learning and innovation.  This includes adapting tools and systems; promoting data-driven, evidence-based actions; expanding successful activities’ breadth and depth; building capacity to work in new ways; and communicating best practices to relevant parties. 

This position is based in Vientiane Capital with travel frequently to Project sites. 


  • Support the Chief Of Party to ensure the Micro Enterprise Project is aligned to CARE’s long term program strategy has a strong focus on gender equality and women’s empowerment through actively contributing to strategy development as a member of the CARE Lao’s Leadership Team;  
  • Oversee the coordinated planning (of activities and resources) and implementation of the program and program operations in line with state-of-the art strategies, technical standards, and applicable USAID rules and regulations.
  • In collaboration with the Chief of Party, ensure the adequacy of planning, monitoring and reporting, and competence for the effective scale up of program interventions to meet established programmatic and financial targets and timeframes.
  • Develop and implement systems that address micro enterprise and other pertinent sectoral issues. 
  • Resolve/facilitate the resolution of technical issues.
  • Provide strategic oversight of program tasks and activities, including participating in budget discussions.  
  • Conduct monitoring visits to observe field activities.
  • Promote quality, efficiency, integrity, and learning throughout program duration.
  • Mentor and supervise direct report/s, including the program’s technical leads.
  • Participate  in Project related forums, workshops, government meetings, or other events as required; 
  • Provide clear explanations of the Project and CARE’s work in Laos to partners, government agencies and other relevant stakeholders; 
  • Provide support to the partners through mentoring and on-the-job training including the explanation of USAID and  CARE Laos policies and procedures; 
  • Ensure the efficient and proper use of project funds in line with the approved budget and in compliance with CARE’s finance manual and donor guidelines; 
  • Ensure Micro Enterprise Project and Activities are implemented in an efficient and effective manner;
  • Ensure USAID  donor requirements, including narrative and financial reports, are provided in a timely and accurate manner;
  • Oversee and manage the work of direct reports, including leading effective team work and relationships and ensuring regular team meetings and communications to the team;
  • Coordinate with, strengthen and maintain relations with relevant Government authorities at Provincial and National level and other International and Non-Government Organisations. 


  • Master’s degree in International Development, Agriculture/Agronomy, Economics, and/or related field. Minimum of 8 years’ of recent and progressively-challenging experience working in Micro Enterprise Field 
  • Previous experience in management of USAID funded-programs 
  • Experience with one or more of the following cross-cutting approaches: gender equity and female empowerment, youth empowerment, and social accountability and governance.
  • Proven leadership skills and demonstrated experience in recruiting, developing, and managing staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with host governments, donors, other donor-funded projects and stakeholders, local organizations, and partners. 
  • Experience managing programmatic and financial reporting requirements.
  • Fluency in written and spoken Laos and English. Knowledge of an ethnic language advantageous. 
  • Demonstrated understanding of gender equality and a commitment to CARE’s approach and values including ethnic diversity and cultural sensitivity. 


Qualified candidates should submit a CV and a letter of application that address the Qualifications and Experience required to lao.jobs@careint.org before the deadline: 10 June 2018 
CARE is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. Women, ethnic minorities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. 
CARE is committed to protecting the rights of children.  CARE reserves the right to conduct screening procedures to ensure a child safe environment.

CARE International

CARE International

Sibounheuang Rd Sibounheuang Village Chanthabouly District Vientiane Capital

Email : lao.jobs@careint.org
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