Technical Program Manager(Savannakhet)

World Vision Lao

255 Asean (T2) Road Nongsanokham Village Sikhottabong District Vientiane Capital


World Vision Lao, a non-profit Christian relief, development and advocacy organization,

Dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.




Position propose: The purpose of this position is to lead the field implementation of LAO Sector Technical Programmes for achieving highest impact for Improved and Sustained Child Wellbeing.

Position context/background:

World Vision International – LAO country strategy FY 19-21 focuses on key ministry priorities for child well-being namely Nutrition, Education. Leaders aim to ensure that technical support is brought closer to the field operations implementing programmes.

Technical Programmes are national or sub-regional level programmes implemented by World Vision in multiple geographic locations within a country. TPs are comprised of evidence-based practices and models previously identified, defined and prioritised through a strategic process and documented in a Technical Programme (TP). TPs are designed to ensure National Offices (NOs) achieve World Vision’s mission, and the NO strategy, which includes the highest impact for the well-being of children, in accordance with relevant TP and NO strategic objectives and integration of relevant supporting approaches (SA).

Lao will be working under a new operating structure and in 2 sector Nutrition and Education in 3 provinces and for such this position shall be responsible for

  • Providing technical specialised support to the sector programming.
  • Implementing Technical Programmes in the filed through field staff (TDF and PC).
  • Coordination between line National Office relevant departments for achieving quality output designed and planned for implementation.
  • Provincial TP Programme budget management.
  • To provide evidence-based practices and models previously identified, defined and prioritised through a strategic process and documented in a Technical Programme (TP).

Key Objectives of Job: The position is accountable for the following:

  1. Plan and implement the technical project model log-frame and LEAP budget, following the TP quality standards and requirements.
  2. Provide technical capacity building and coaching/mentoring to internal and external stakeholders.
  3. Represent of WVI- Lao in advocacy and external engagement as leading organization technical programs at provincial level
  4. Guide WVI-Lao to exercise greater influence for the well-being of children by fostering increased commitment to child well-being at Provincial level through sectoral programming.

Major Responsibilities of Job:

1. Adaptation and Implementation of TP

  • As needed, Guide/lead feasibility assessments in technical area
  • With field staff ( PC + TDF) and other NO staff, ensure effective consultations with communities, partners and donors in the adaptation and refinement of TP in field level based on evidence and learning from TP implementation.
  • Provide guidance on annual planning so that sectoral "best practices, lessons learned etc." are integrated into technically sound business plans and services are coordinated.
  • Responsible for mapping and representation in sector related provincial partner integration for implementation.
  • Develop/review and update annual, semi-annual and monthly budget and detail implementation plan.
  • Recommend effective consultations with communities, partners and donors in the adaptation and refinement of TP and relevant project models based on evidence and learning from TP implementation-(particularly during planning and review)

2. TP Project Management

  • Manage scope & requirements of the technical programme & Community Engagement to ensure programme is implemented within the agreed design.
  • Responsible for CE and Technical Project annual budget implementation and compliance to NO audit requirements.
  • Work with relevant NO stakeholders (PQ Dept.) for the preparation of TP transition, ensuring capacity and resources are in place in the communities to sustain programming impact TP.
  • Contribute to development of an agreed LEAP business process, particularly those with sector focus. Follow this business processes within agreed timelines for all LEAP documents.
  • Organize /facilitate the development, pre-testing and production of culturally relevant communication materials to ensure effective and efficient program delivery, including facilitating behavior change, where necessary
  • Facilitate, assist donor visits and participate in donor visits when necessary.
  • In times of emergency, provide technical support to disaster responses as directed by line management
  • Represent WVI-Lao at provincial level and engaging in advocacy relevant to objectives, using credible M&E data and evidence.

3. Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting

  • Working closely with NO M&E, CE, and technical specialists and coordinate the TP baseline and evaluation process.
  • Collect, analyse and communicate TP monitoring data for standardised indicators and communicate to key stakeholders
  • Contribute to NO Child Well-Being (CWB) reporting by providing input on TP-related strategic objective progress
  • Lead reflection and learning of technical project models and CE implementation for ongoing feedback and improvement.
  • Work with sector specialist and NO Leader to ensure that lessons learnt from WV and other stakeholders are adequately incorporated into programming as well as TP re-design and strategy revision and Annual Programme Review.
  • Participate in relevant community of practice to share lessons learnt, good practice and bring in new learning to improve TP implementation.
  • Responsible for Monitoring of planned project activities and development of checklists and mechanisms for supervision and monitoring.

4. Programme Leadership and Team Management

  • Manage/supervise sector Project Coordinators and TDF and conduct regular team meetings, plan and coordinate capacity building support, discuss issues and evaluate progress again monthly work plans and annual performance objectives.
  • Guide staff to establish appropriate feedback mechanism for ongoing improvement in programme implementation.
  • Develop and deliver curriculum (ToT) training to Province /Government counterpart staff to enable staff to deliver accountable, evidence based, quality ministry that brings sustained improvements to well-being of children.
  • Conduct monitoring support visits to field implementing sector projects and provide field technical consultation as requested, to ensure quality activities are implemented.
  • Responsible for transferring skills to front line staff to enabling them to understand and translate evidence based approaches. Orient/train Team on technical project model.

5. Networking and External Relations

  • Work with Technical specialist to manage provincial relationships with Government and relevant organisations
  • Support advocacy components to influence local policy implementers/decision makers at district and/or commune levels through use of the evidence-based, etc.
  • Play a key role in MOU development for sector and implementation of MOU.
  • Build relationships, partnerships and coordination with external stakeholders increases the influence and quality of World Vision in relation to Child Wellbeing.

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred)


Certification in 1-2 core competency areas.

  • Understanding of the Education Sector in Laos – policies, challenges, issues, reform agenda, MoES Action Plan/s, etc.
  • Understanding of school WASH.
  • Particular understanding of issues around literacy and learning outcomes in Laos.
  • For the EdLS sector this includes becoming certified as a “Master Trainer” in 1-2 of the EdLS subject areas.
  • List of competencies (Competency ELS)
  • M&E:  Support literacy assessments
  • Literacy:  Lead programming for literacy
  • Literacy:  Provide teacher education and support
  • Literacy:  Community Action – parents
  • Literacy: Community Action – community literacy volunteers).
  • Literacy:  Support the development of teaching & learning materials (TLM)
  • School WASH.
  • http://www.wvi.org/resources


  • 4+ years of experience working with education programming (eg. literacy, early childhood education, teacher training, etc.).
  • 2+ years in handling and leading broad teams.
  • Experience with M&E for education programming (learning outcomes as well as tracking process indicators).
  • Experience dealing with Provincial and District-level government, especially the MoES offices.
  • Experience with organizing trainings, providing coaching and mentoring.

Common Knowledge and Skills across  Technical Project

  • Willingness to learn and be pro-active about personal professional development
  • Good organizational team management ( planning, organising ) and coordinating skills
  • Ability to pro-actively influence, network, and collaborate with local level government and NGOs
  • Good communication skills in Lao and English (written and verbal)
  • Ability to demonstrate problem solving, interpersonal and communication skills (including facilitation)
  • Thorough knowledge and ability of MS Office
  • Ability to demonstrate project management and foster a collaborative, team oriented atmosphere
  • Integrity, honesty, and accountability to both the team and the community

Work Environment: Willingness to stay in the communities.

Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a COVER LETTER and CV to the address below.  Please indicate the        POSITION TITLE.  DEADLINE is on 14 Deccember 2018.

Mail:  People and Culture Department               or       Email:  WVLao_Application@wvi.org

        P.O. Box 312 Vientiane 01005

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  • Post Date 30 November 2018
  • Prefered Language English
  • Job Level Manager
  • Job Function Others
  • Job Location Savannakhet
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World Vision Lao

World Vision Lao

255 Asean (T2) Road Nongsanokham Village Sikhottabong District Vientiane Capital

Contact Name : Siriphone Niradsay
Email : WVLao_Application@wvi.org
Telephone : +856 21 256145-8
Operation Time : 08:00 - 17:00

World Vision Lao, a non-profit Christian Humanitarian Organization, committed to working with the poor and vulnerable

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