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National Project Personnel - Provincial Project Coordinator (2 positions one in Luangprabang and one in Oudomxay)

lao people%27s democratic republic

  • Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Location: lao people%27s democratic republic
  • Grade: NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
    • Civil Society and Local governance
  • Closing Date: 2021-04-21

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FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.

Qualified female applicants are encouraged to apply.

People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.

Organizational Setting

FAO in Lao PDR is implementing the project “Assistance for Smallholders and Socially Vulnerable to Preventing Spread of the COVID-19 in Lao PDR” no OSRO/LAO/100/JPN. The project is funded by the Government of Japan. This project targets 7 000 most vulnerable households (approximately 37 100 people) who have been most impacted by COVID-19, in particular women-headed households, women producer groups, youth and returning migrant workers in Luang Prabang and Oudomxay Provinces. They will receive COVID-19 risk awareness raising and protection measures, and a support for more resilient crop, agro-forestry and livestock-based livelihoods. Simultaneously, the project will strengthen the COVID-19 risk management capacity of provincial and district level authorities, including the health, disaster risk management, social welfare and labor, agriculture and other concerned sectors through a multi-hazard approach.

Reporting Lines

Under the overall guidance of the FAO Representative in Lao PDR and direct supervision of the International Operations Specialist and in close collaboration with the National Project Management Officer and Project Coordinators

Technical Focus

The incumbent will be primarily responsible for the successful implementation of the project on the ground

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Besponsible for day-to-day technical and administrative management of the project at provincial level to ensure smooth and timely implementation of project activities in compliance with FAO administrative and financial rules and regulations.
  • Management of project includes planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, as well as preparing reports and briefings on a timely basis.
  • Work closely with the local authorities and relevant partners, especially with Provincial Health Offices (PoH), Provincial Office for Natural Resources and Environment (PoNRE) and Provincial Agriculture and Forestry Office (PAFO) to ensure the coordination of project activities and smooth implementation of project interventions at project sites.
  • Facilitate and lead the implementation of relevant studies and assessments in provincial/district/village/household levels in close collaboration with provincial, district authorities and village heads.
  • Lead the organization and facilitation of provincial meetings, workshops and training sessions related to the project.
  • Coordinate for the distribution of project inputs
  • Conduct the verification and monitoring process including application of M&E tools
  • Support and promote communications and ensure full visibility of donor and project with particular emphasis on success/human stories.
  • Lead the field team and provide with technical support in the implementation of activities at the district and village levels.
  • Perform any other related duties as required.


Minimum Requirements

  • University degree, or preferably master degree, in agriculture, social sciences, international development, public health, sociology or other related fields to the organization works.
  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience with at least 2 years at the managerial level.
  • Have experience working with international organisations including INGOs, bilateral or multi-lateral agencies, and with UN agencies is desirable.
  • Good working knowledge of English
  • Nationality of Lao

FAO Core Competencies

  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Experience in working with the government counterpart at provincial, district and community level
  • Good communication skill
  • Good reporting skill
  • Proficient in word and excel
  • Extent and relevance of experience in project implementation and administration support would be an asset
  • Speaking of local language(s) in the areas of projects is an asset.


  • FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing)
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you need help please contact:
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted
  • Only language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications
  • For additional employment opportunities visit the FAO employment website:

FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.
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