14 Jun 2012


Room to Read – Posted by LAO JOBS VACANCYSavannakhet, Savannakhet, Laos

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Job Description

 Job Announcement for Lao Nationality only
Application close: 22 June 2012
Date of issue: 7 June 2012
Room to Read organization profile:
Room to Read is an International Non-governmental Organization (INGO) that partners with local communities throughout the developing world to provide quality educational opportunities by establishing libraries, creating local language children’s literature, constructing schools, providing education to girls and supporting classroom literacy instruction for primary school children. We seek to intervene early in the lives of children in the belief that education empowers people to improve socio-economic conditions for their families, communities, countries and future generations. Through the opportunities that only education can provide, we strive to break the cycle of poverty, one child at a time. Our long-term goal is to help 10 million children to gain the lifelong gift of education.
We currently work in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Laos, Nepal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Zambia and Tanzania. Room to Read has an annual budget of approximately US$25 million and our global staff numbers over 300. Our global headquarters is located in San Francisco, USA.
Room to Read Laos was established in 2005 and has worked with disadvantaged communities to improve educational opportunities as well as strengthened the Government’s efforts to meet its goal of universalizing quality elementary education for all children. We currently operate the following programs: School Libraries, Reading and Writing Instruction, Book Publishing, Girls Education Program and School Construction Program which are operating in the provinces of Oudomxay, Phongsaly, Xaiyabouly, Salavan, Vientiane province and Savannakhet. We urgently are looking for Senior Accounting & Finance Manager to our management team based in Vientiane Capital and Program Officer for School Construction Program.
School Construction Program Officer
The School Construction Program Officer (SCPO) is based in Oudomxay and Savannakhet provinces. S/he is responsible for implementing all aspects of the School Construction Program including surveying potential project sites, training communities, supervising construction, monitoring and evaluation, and project reporting. S/he will provide technical oversight and assistance to school/partner construction committees as well as the School Construction Program Associates (SCPAs) who report to him/her to ensure high quality and timely implementation of construction projects. The SCPO will report directly to School Construction Program Manager (SCPM) and/or the Program Director and will supervise SCPAs.
Main responsibilities:
• Oversee the progress and quality at 25-30 construction sites at the same time;
• Work with school construction committees to assure their understanding of the design and time line of the project based on specifics approved by the SCPM;
• Provide community orientation and training at all construction project sites;
• Coordinate with SCPM to survey and selection construction project site;
• Provide data need for annual program budget and collaborate with SCPM to develop annual SC program plan;
• Monitor usage of funds at project site and ensure all of Room to Read’s financial procedures are followed;
• Ensure all required project documentation at the construction sites is complete and update our project database accurately and on time;
• Assist SCPM in completion of donor reports as needed;
• Participate in any other activities which may be required to be undertaken to fulfill the objectives of the organization.
Require qualification:
• Bachelor or Master degree in construction and field work or experience related to the tasks mentioned above;
• At least 2 years experience in community development, particularly in the Education sector.
Working in NGOs or international organization is benefit;
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English;
• Good command of computer programs Word, Excel, databases and internet;
• Results oriented and commitment to quality and efficiency;
• Strong initiative and good team player;
• Good interpersonal and relationship building skills;
• Ability to travel frequently throughout Laos.

How to Apply

If you think you are qualified in any of these posts, please write down a position that you applied, submit your cover letter and CV through email: sathaphone.chanthavong@roomtoread.org
In case, you cannot reach us through email, you can post and send it to
Mail address: P.O Box 11607, Ban Sibounheuang 314, Unit 25 Chanthabouly District, Vientiane Lao PDR.
You also can visit the INGO web site: http://www.directoryofngos.org
Female candidate is encouraged to apply
The shortlisted candidates only will be contacted and your CV will not be returned

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

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