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Lao People's Democratic Republic (the): National Project Officer for Labour Migration Program

NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Lao People's Democratic Republic (the)
Closing date: 22 Nov 2017

Position Grade: NO-A, Appointment Type: Special short-term, 6 months with possibility of extension
Estimated Closing Date: 22 November 2017
Estimated Start Date: 15 December 2017

Organizational Context and Scope: Under the direct supervision of the Head of Office, the successful candidate will support and coordinate the implementation of the project “Poverty Reduction through Skills Development for Safe and Regular Migration in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam” (PROMISE) through providing technical and administrative specialized support in the implementation of project activities and management of partnerships under the project.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

Particularly, he/she will carry out the following duties:

  1. Support the implementation of project activities in Lao PDR, with particular focus on facilitating the development of sector-specific skill development models, including contributing to stakeholder liaison, curriculum development, event organization, training delivery and other relevant activities.
  2. Assist HoO in planning, day-to-day implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of PROMISE project activities.
  3. Assist in preparation of project donor reports, and provide administrative coordination to maintain and update project documentation as required.
  4. Act as focal point with government, including finalization of agreements and monitoring of performance.
  5. Liaise with national project counterparts as necessary, including civil society organizations, employers and relevant government authorities.
  6. Facilitate knowledge and information sharing between IOM Country Offices engaged in project implementation and with other IOM thematic and regional networks.
  7. Gather and analyze information on key trends, relevant policy developments and activities by various stakeholders pertaining to labour migration, skills development and poverty reduction in Lao PDR.
  8. Assist in data collection and analysis, and drafting and dissemination of internal and external knowledge and information materials based on the evidence generated by PROMISE.
  9. Represent IOM Laos’ labour migration activities at meetings, conferences and other events, as necessary.
  10. Perform such other duties as may be required.

Qualifications and Experience: • University degree in labour or development economics, sociology, international relations, education or a related field from an accredited academic institution • At least two years of relevant professional experience working on migration, international development, skill development or related themes. • Experience and/or academic knowledge in the field of labour migration, social inclusion and/or sustainable development policies and practices with the focus on human mobility and community development; strong analytical skills and demonstrated managerial and organizational ability; • Sound understanding of IOM standards and requirements pertaining to project implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting. • Ability to work in a multicultural team and with counterparts at different levels; • Strong quantitative and qualitative research skills • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and to write clearly and accurately; • Knowledge and understanding of migration issues in Lao PDR. • Team work oriented but with a capacity to work independently • Excellent writing and communication skills • Computer literate

Languages: Fluency in English and Lao required.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their curriculum vitae with a cover letter via e-mail to by November 22, 2017 at the latest. Please include the reference code LASVN2017-02 in the subject line. Since this is a National Professional Officer position, only candidates of Lao nationality with a good knowledge and experience of the local conditions in Lao PDR will be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.