The Gender and Development Association (GDA) formerly the Gender and Development Group (GDG) and the Women in Development (WID) network, was formed in 1991. A collaboration of the Lao Women’s Union (LWU), UNICEF, with International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs), the WID network focused on women and gender development issues in Lao PDR.
In 1996 the name of WID changed to the “Gender and Development Group (GDG)” in order to more accurately reflect the goals of the network. This includes focusing on both women and men in the area of development.
The new network required that an international organization provide GDG with an umbrella partnership to guide its development. This role has been undertaken by: World Education – from 1996 to 2000; CUSO Lao PDR –from 2000 to 2005 – and Concern Worldwide – from 2000 to 2007.
In 2012 GDG became the Gender and Development Association (GDA) as NPA in Laos PDR and operation permit issued on 12th January 2021, No 06/MoHA. Our current international umbrella partner role has been filled by Oxfam-Novib since 2008.
A lead and facilitation body for pursuing gender equality base on non-violence and gender-based discrimination to all area of development work in Laos’s society In collaboration with development partners, GDA will provide professional support and information on gender, and enhance cooperation with development partners toward gender equality
ACTIVE IN SECTORS
Gender and disability Inclusion, Law and Education, WASH and Nutrition, Agriculture and NTFP, Disaster and Climate Change Adaptation, Migration and Social Protection, Social Media, Community Development and Human Rights
Women, Children, Youth, People Living with Disability, HIV/AIDs, LGBT, Ethnic groups, Rural women and men
Job Opening: GDA Finance Officer
Location: Vientiane Capital, with travel to project sites
Reports To: Finance Manager
Organization: Gender Development Association, GDA, is a leading Gender Rights Non-Profit Association, working throughout Lao PDR since 1991. GDA works to empower women and men to achieve gender equity through joint action, knowledge sharing and ending gender-based violence and discrimination. Our team is based in Vientiane Capital, and works in rural communities throughout Laos, as well as with our network of international partners.
Job Purpose: GDA supporting officer working closely with the financial and management manager, to be responsible for various financial and administrative tasks that contribute to the smooth operation of GDA. The key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Qualifications and Skills:
Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume/CV, a cover letter, and contact details of two referees to HR@gdalaos.org Please include “Finance Officer Application” in the subject line of the email. The closing date for applications is 4 P.M. on Wednesday, November 15th, 2023.