31 May 2012

Full-Time Management Information System (MIS) Specialist (National)

Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry – Posted by LAO JOBS VACANCYVientiane, Vientiane Prefecture, Laos

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Job Description

Nam Ngum River Basin Development Sector Project Additional Funding (NNRBDSP-AF)
Department of Planning
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
ADB Project Number: 33356
Job Announcement
Management Information System (MIS) Specialist (National)
Nam Ngum River Basin Development Sector Project Additional Funding is financed by ADB to continue the on-going activities of the predecessor Nam Ngum River Basin Development Sector Project (2002-2010) which was financed by ADB and AFD. The expected impact is the optimal use of the Water resources, especially in the Nam Ngum River Basin. The project outcome will be integrated watershed management improved in the Nam Ngum River Basin.
The Additional Funding Project covers 3 provinces (Vientiane Province, Luang Prabang Province and Xiengkhuoang Province), 10 Districts and Headquarter located at the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry Vientiane.
MAF now invites qualified individuals to indicate their interest by providing their CVs (including information showing the candidate’s general experience for similar assignments and experience in similar assignments, knowledge of local conditions, etc.),
Duties and Responsibilities:
1. In coordination with Agriculture Extension Specialist, Senior Micro Finance Specialist, Micro Finance Trainer, Financial Management Teams of the Project, review Village Development Fund Operation and assess the system and kind of data gathered/collected;
2. In coordination with the project Monitoring and Evaluation Unit and Micro finance programme implementation specialist, design/develop/improve the Management Information System for Agriculture Extension and Livelihood Development Activity for monitoring, evaluation and reporting purposes.
3. Develop reports and queries at central level (National Agriculture and Forestry Extension Service NAFES) for monitoring and evaluating the implementation of the project.
4. Undertake the implementation of Village Development Revolving Funds VDRFs management system in 10 districts of 3 provinces:
Vientiane Province for 6 districts, Xiengkhouang Province for 3 districts and one district in Louang Prabang Province.
5. Train project staff especially the FMT staff on the use of the VDRF management system computer program
6. Assist in the establish of VDRF Management System in the national institution at NAFES as central data warehouse
Qualification Required
• Degree in agricultural economics, agronomy, natural resources management or related disciplines;
• At least 5 years experience in Visual Basic Application (VBA) and MS – Access database tool;
• Knowledge and experience in financial management and monitoring;
• Experience in designing database system particularly using Microsoft Access;
• Experience in research/extension linkages and in complex, interdisciplinary projects;
• Experience in synchronizing MS-SQL (Microsoft – Structured Query Language Programme) and MS – access; and
• Working knowledge in Microsoft product environment: Windows, Excel, Word, etc.
• Ability to speak and write in English
Assignment Duration
12 person months inputs intermittent distributed over three years period.
Duty Station
Extension component office, National Agriculture and Forestry Extension Office, Ban Houay Yang, Vientiane capital city with field visits to the project site which will take 50% of the consultant’s inputs.
The deadline for the submission of Expressions of Interest (EOI), including the CVs, technical and financial proposals, is at 14:00 hrs 15th June 2012 at the address below. EOIs should be submitted (i) electronically (completed EOI form in CSRN on the ADB website www.adb.org business/consulting services/consultant management system), and (ii) manually (one hard copy and one electric file: CD-ROM). Late submissions will not be accepted.

How to Apply

For detail TOR and for Submission of the Application, please contact to the following address.
Mr. Sisovath Phandanouvong, National Project Manager
Nam Ngum River Basin Development Sector Project Additional Funding
Vientiane 01000, Lao PDR Tel. +856-21-263161 Fax +856-21-416556 E-mail: namngumlao@gmail.com

Job Categories: DEVELOPMENT. Job Types: Full-Time.

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