Request for 1.Feedback and Resolution Mechanism Officer 2.Community Procurement Officer (Based in Vientiane office)

The poverty reduction fund
Position Description: 
1.Feedback and Resolution Mechanism Officer 2.Community Procurement Officer (Based in Vientiane office)
Grant No.: 
Project No.: 
P 123480
Date of Issue: 
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Closing Date: 
Friday, December 23, 2016

The Government of Laos, with support from the World Bank, the Swiss Agency for Development has setup the Poverty Reduction Fund (PRF) to deliver small scale development project including support to livelihood activities at the Kumban and Village levels. The project is now seeking for:

1.Feedback and Resolution Mechanism Officer (Vientiane office)

2.Community Procurement Officer (Vientiane office)

Required qualifications and experience:

1.  Feedback and Resolution Mechanism Officer

·           A university degree in community development, social sciences, political sciences, lawsor other related fields;

·           At least 3 years relevant working experience in the field of rural development in mountainous and remote areas,

·           Experience working directly with the communities and local authorities, with an emphasis on feedback  resolution and data analysis would be preferable;

·           Experiences in project/program using participatory development tools, and community driven approaches;

·           Experiences in conflict resolution;

·           Familiarity with government and foreign aid project operations would be an advantage;

·           Experience in training of trainers;

·           Fluency in written and spoken English is essential;

·           Comprehensive computer skills: in particular MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and basic database management.

·         Women and small ethnic group members are encouraged to apply.

2.  Community Procurement Officer

·         A University degree in Business Administration, Civil Engineering, Community Development or other related fields

·         At least 5 years relevant working experience directly with the community in the field of Community Procurement in remote areas

·         Experience or knowledge about governmental, international project or World Bank procurement guidelines is an advantage

·         Experience in training of trainers and community procurement training tools development and providing training on community procurement issues

·         Ability to coordinate and work with ethnic minority group

·         Good communication and social skills and strong teamwork/teambuilding capacity

·         Good practical and problem solving skills

·         Ability to work independently, but within the framework of the project’s requirements.

·         Good computer skills including MS Office

·         Good typing skills in both Lao and English languages

·         Willingness to travel to work in provinces/districts for extended period of time

·         Analytical judgement and ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

·         Well-developed organizational and task prioritization skills

·         Fluency in English and Lao (writing, editing, reporting and speaking)

·         Women and small ethnic group members are encouraged to apply.

Please see the detailed job descriptions on attached file or it can be obtained at PRF Office

            All interested applicants should submit (1) a cover letter outlining clearly how the candidate meets the required qualifications and experience of the position mentioned above, (2) a detailed CV with one (3x4) photo and (3) supporting documents (certificate of the most recent employment, certificates of qualification/graduation, transcript of graduation, a list of at least three referees from most recent work places, etc) to the HR Officer,Poverty Reduction Fund,  Prime Minister’s Office 501 building, Sisavathtai Village, Chanthabouly District, P.O Box 4625 Vientiane, Tel: 021 261479-80, Email: & Please note that all submitted documents will not be returned. PRF provides competitive salary and benefits.