Lao CSO Platform

Project Technical

Organization Background


Self-reliant Lao farmers motivated to improve their living conditions

Main Goal

1. Empowered Farmer/Fisher Organizations (with active participation from women and youth)
2. Strong policy environment supporting rural transformation and development
3. Network Development and Management

Target Group

Farmers both men and women and youth, ethnic communities, people with middle, southern and northern provinces

Job Description

The Lao Development of Human Resources in Rural Areas Association (LaoDHRRA) is a non-profit association registered with the Ministry of Home Affairs. LaoDHRRA is committed to supporting the poverty alleviation policy in rural areas and achieving socio-economic development goals. LaoDHRRA plays a vital role in responsible investment in agriculture (RAI) and sustainable forestry, aligning with the government of the Lao PDR’s vision for future success.

We are currently seeking a specialized technical staff member to join our team. The key responsibilities for this position include:

  • Coordinating with the Factory Board and Factory members to actively participate in meetings and capacity-building training.
  • Preparing objectives, goals, meeting agendas, determining meeting locations, identifying training participants, managing meeting budgets, and creating and sending invitation cards for various meetings.
  • Engaging in communication and participation in meetings with the FSO-MAF coordination office, GIZ ProFEB, donors, and other relevant colleagues.
  • Preparing for and participating in various technical meetings related to factory work, such as FLEGT-VPA, TWG, TEG, and TLDs.
  • Facilitating factory work meetings and collaborating with factory members and the steering committee.
  • Providing regular updates on factory work progress to members, the board, the project coordinator, and related colleagues.
  • Assisting in updating factory work information from CSOs to the FSO-MAF coordination office.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent in law, forestry, agriculture, or related fields, along with relevant experience.
  • Lao nationality, aged between 25 and 45.
  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.
  • Previous experience working with the public sector, international organizations, or associations.
  • Proficiency in computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and email.
  • Fairly good English communication skills, both spoken and written.
  • Good health and willingness to travel to remote areas or other provinces for work.
  • Strong teamwork, managerial, responsibility, and communication skills.
  • Commitment, punctuality, eagerness to learn, confidence, and adaptability.
  • Possession of a motorcycle driver’s license is preferred.
  • Availability to work starting from September 2023 for a 9-month period.

Application Process:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications or letters of intent, describing their suitability for this position, along with their curriculum vitae (CV) and other relevant documents. Applications can be submitted online via email to or through phone inquiries at +020 2222 7595 (Mrs. Kham Bang Thip Phavong).