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Country Programme Director – Aide et Action International (AEAI) – Laos(for Lao National Only)

Aide et Action International (AEAI) is an international NGO, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.  AEA International began its programs in India in 1981 and is now working in more than 20 countries across Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, South Asia, Southeast Asia and China to support the development of sustainable education projects with our believes in the universal right to a quality education and bases each intervention around this ethos.

The activities in South East Asia and China (SEAC) started in 2001 with local partners and government agencies in Cambodia, Vietnam, Lao PDR, and China to enhance the quality of education as well as to facilitate the access to quality education. In Laos, AEAI started working in 2004 with local partners and governments. AEA Laos is looking for a qualified candidate to fill the position of Country Programme Director to lead and carry out programmes development and implementation in Laos.

 Main Responsibilities:

 Programme development and Implementation

  • Provide input to Regional Strategic Plan so that the strategy is relevant to national education strategic plan, constituencies, and community.
  •  Lead annual programme planning and budgeting of the country programme and provide overall management and coordination of programmes implementations to ensure high quality delivery.
  •  Initiate specific project concept with specific focus on community driven approaches.
  •   Ensure strategic engagement and partnership-building and fundraising with relevant national and international stakeholders on education and related issues
  •  Initiate project design in response to different call for proposals and contribute to the implementation of regional and global fundraising strategies.
  •   Represent AEAI to different forums and keep abreast of trends in education for advocacy/ collaboration and promote organizational niche/thematic at national and regional levels
  •  Promote policy dialogs with key stakeholders in education which impacts long term changes
  •  Maintain regular contact with partners to keep them aware of the progress and to seek feedbacks for continuous improvement
  •  Develop and maintain excellent working relationship and strategic partnerships with relevant institutions and individuals in Laos 
  •  Promote a culture in the offices that reflects empowerment of staff, matrix working oversight, drive for continuous innovation, high performance with strong commitment and passion for AEAI’s vision, mission, core values and high accountability
  •  Lead, develop, and motivate staff in the fluid working environment with flexibility of direct reporting and functional lines but maintain effective delivery of programme results
  •   Responsible for administration of all hosted staff located in AEAI Laos office

Qualification Requirements:

  •  A degree in the field of education, social science, or related disciplines preferably at Master’s level;
  •   At least ten (10) years working experience in related fields. Experience with development projects and/or INGOs would be an advantage; preferably in Education;
  •  Experience of working and negotiating with government agencies/officials, NGOs, international agencies and donors and able to work with government authorities at different levels;
  •  Demonstrated experience in developing, implementing and evaluating strategic plans;
  •   Proven operational management experience.
  •    Thorough understanding Laos education system, society, culture, socio-economic, development issues, political situation, political situation and the country’s relationship and significance in the wider region

Skills and Others

  •    Leadership and management
  •   Strategic thinking and decision making
  •     Communications, public speaking and negotiation
  •      Problem solving, and management of crisis, conflict and risk
  •    Policy advocacy and influencing
  •    Networking and interpersonal
  •      Fluency in written and spoken English and Lao
  •       Proficiency in MS Office
  •    Financial analysis and management are preferred
  •       Proposal development and report writing are preferred
  •       Fundraising is preferred

AEA provides an attractive salary and other benefits.   Interested applicants should submit an application letter and a Curriculum Vitae (CV) to Aide et Action Laos, No 195, Phonexay village, Xaysettha district, Vientiane capital, Lao PDR; P.O. Box : 11019, Tel: (856-21) 263 432; Fax: (856-21) 263 432;  E-mail: ;  All application documents will be treated confidentially and only short listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

Deadline:  The deadline for submission of the application letter and CVs is 15 November 2016, and submitted documents will not be returned to the candidates.


Aeide et Action Laos
Job advertisement- Country Programme Director – Aide et Action International (AEAI) – Laos.docx
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Nov 15th 2016

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