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Project Officer Capacity Development for Civil Society

Job title

Project Officer Capacity Development for Civil Society

Short description

HELVETAS Laos is looking for a Lao national to become part of a small team to support Lao civil society organizations (NPAs, farmers groups, women groups, networks) and provide capacity support, including designing or adapting capacity development tools, systems, and assessment methodologies. (S)he will also provide direct support to partners in the areas of governance, leadership, human resources, policy development, board development, communications, and planning.


Vientiane, with regular travel to the field.

Duration of contract

3 years


Date of entry

January 2017 or upon agreement


·      Ensure a sound and coherent process of organisational development that supports Lao civil society organisations to develop according to their own vision and purpose, contributing to sustainable and inclusive development of Lao PDR.

·      Support the implementation of a capacity development programme in coordination with partners, to strengthen Lao civil society in selected provinces and on selected topics.

·      Support Lao civil society in their engagement on policy dialogue and networks.

·      Through continuous learning and being up to date with current tools and methodologies, provide sound advice on capacity development and support other HELVETAS Laos projects where relevant.


·      University degree in Social Sciences or related field.

·      Minimum of 3 years of experience in successful organizational capacity development of civil society organizations in Laos.

·      Previous experience working with INGOs funded programs and knowledge of CSO/INGOs regulations and requirement.

·      Experience in developing and leading innovative capacity and organizational development technical trainings.

·      Knowledge and Experience in conducting capacity development assessments.

·      Experience in multi-stakeholder partnership building, working with both government and civil society.

·      Working experience in at least one of the following would be an asset: community development, environment, agriculture.

·      Excellent proven facilitation and communication skills.

·      Gender sensitive.

·      Initiator, putting good ideas into practice, networker, team player.

·      Fluency in English and Lao required.

Application address

Please submit your application with a short letter of interest (including expected salary) and a CV by email to or by post mail to: HELVETAS Laos,

PO Box 6367, Ban Phonthan Neua, Saysettha District, Vientiane Capital


23rd of November 2017


For a more detailed job description and information on the project, please contact:

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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