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Job Vacancy Announcement

Position:     Project Coordinator  – Promoting gender equality through the rule of law and good governance

Location:   Mat District, Vientiane Province (Approximate 60%) and GDA Head office, Vientiane (Approximate 40%)

Status:        National Organization/Association Standard

Job Purpose: The Project Coordinator works closely with the GDA Program Support Manager  and Government Counterpart, to facilitate the participatory community development process using the local resource mobilization approach at the village level. This includes a work plan, supervision and implementation of activities especially of womens group activities in the target village.

Key Responsibilities

Management

  • To plan and implement work on a monthly, quarterly and yearly basis in accordance with the program activity plan.
  • Coordination with Program Support Manager to develop strategy to ensure CEDAW, WAV and Gender training and campaign in Mat  will be achieved

Program activities

  • To collaborate/coordinate with the Vientiane Province Womens Union and District to form the project coordination and steering committee teams.
  • To be the lead contact for base line survey/data collection and management
  • Facilitate and organize gender and leadership training, and Violence against Women training for villagers.
  • To increase the opportunities for women to improve their leadership capacity, to promote women’s activities and advocate for policies change
  • Prepare monthly and 3 monthly budgets for implementation, monitoring of the activities in the target village and including budget reports to the GDA accountant every month.
  • In the case of an unexpected incident occurring during implementing the activities, project coordinator can report direct to GDA program support manager.
  • To participate in the GDA meetings, trainings and study tours.
  • To participate in the projects midterm and final evaluation.
  • Create documentation and disseminate an experience of project activities to GDA colleagues and member organizations.
  • Lead review planning and follow up the project every 3 month and yearly
  • Accompany visitors and donors on field trips

Reporting

  • Write activities report based on individual tasks to GDA program support manager not later than the 25th of each month.
  • Lead the project counterparts to combine the quarterly report and report to the project steering committee meeting.
  • This job description is subject to change; if necessary the project coordinator may assign additional tasks.

Send your resume/CV, with cover letter and name and details of referrees to contact to oneof the following email addresses:
Phouvanhse@gmail.com

souknida@gmail.com

sommith@gdalaos.org

Tel: 021 263349

Application deadline 27 February

Job Vacancy Announcement

Job Vacancy Announcement

Position: Promoting gender equality through the Rule of Law and good governance Project Coordinator

Location: Mat District, Vientiane Province (Approximate 60%) and GDA Head office, Vientiane (Approximate 40%)

Status: National Organization/Association Standard

Job PurposeProject Coordinator working closely with GDA Program Support Manager and Government Counterpart, to facilitate the participatory community development process upon the local resource mobilization approach at the village level. This includes work plan, supervise and implementation of activities especially womens group activities in the target village.

Key Responsibilities

Management

  • To plan and implement work on monthly, quarterly and yearly basis in accordance with the program activity plan.
  • Coordination with Program Support Manager to develop strategy to ensure CEDAW, VAW and Gender training and campaign in Mat will be achieved

Program activities

  • To collaborate/coordinate with Vientiane Province Women Union and District to form the project coordination team and steering committee team
  • To be the lead for base line survey/data collection and management
  • Facilitate and organize gender and leadership training, Violence against Women training for villagers.
  • To increase the opportunities for women to improve their leadership capacity, to promote women’s activities and advocate for policies change
  • Prepare monthly and 3 monthly budget for implementing, monitoring of the activities in the target village and including budget report to the GDA’ accountant every month.
  • In the case an unexpected incident occurring during implementing the activities, project coordinator can report direct to GDA program support manager and director
  • To participate in the GDA’ meeting, training and study tour.
  • To participate in the project midterm and final evaluation.
  • Create documentation and disseminate an experience of project activities to GDA’s colleagues and members organization.
  • Leading review planning and follow up the project every 3 month and yearly
  • Accompany the visitors, donors to the field trip

Reporting

  • Write monthly activities report based on individual tasks to GDA program support manager not later than the 25th of each month.
  • Lead the project counterparts to combine the quarterly report and report to the project steering committee meeting.
  • This job description is subject to change; The Project coordinator if necessary may assign additional tasks.

Experience and Qualifications of candidate:

  • College or University in related field.
  • At least 1-3 years professional experience in a comparable position.
  • Good manager and organizational skills
  • Good working knowledge of IT (MS Office)

 

GDA is an equal opportunity employer. Women and men are encouraged to apply

Interested candidates are asked to send/submit their application with comprehensive CV including at least 2 reliable refences and cover letter explaining your motivation as well as how your experience meets the requirements. Please submit by 4pm on 5th of January 2016 to:
HR Division of GDA office, Ban Saphanthong Nuea Sisattanark distict Vientiane or email to one of the following:

phouvanhse@gmail.com

souknida@gdalaos.org

Tel: 021 263349, 020 55620722

All application will be treated cofientially and only short-listed canditated will be notified

VIS Students after their visit to the GDA office

VIS Students visit GDA

A group of students and teachers from the Vientiane International School visited the GDA office today to learn about the issues of gender equality and domestic violence.
The students watched a presentation about GDA’s background and our current projects presented by GDA Project Manager Chanthila Kongthongthip.

ກຸ່ມນັກຮຽນຈາກໂຮງນາໆຊາດວຽງຈັນທັດສະນະສຶກສາທີຫ້ອງການສະມາຄົມພັດທະນາບົດບາດຍິງ-ຊາຍເພື່ອຮຽນຮູ້ກ່ຽວກັບຄວາມສະເໝີພາບລະຫວ່າງຍິງ-ຊາຍ ແລະ ການໃຊ້ຄວາມຮຸນແຮງ ແລະ ນັກຮຽນຍັງໄດ້ຮັບຟັງການນຳສະເໜີກ່ຽວກັບປະຫວັດຄວາມເປັນມາ ແລະ ກິດຈະກຳຂອງສະມາຄົມພັດທະນາບົດບາດຍິງ-ຊາຍໃນປັດຈຸບັນເຊິ່ງນຳສະເໜີໂດຍທ່ານນາງ ຈັນທິລາ ກົງທອງທີບ ຜູ້ປະສານງານໂຄງການຊີດໍ.

Students watching GDA presentation

Students watching GDA presentation

The students were also given the opportunity to become volunteers to help GDA effect change in the community.

ພ້ອມກັນນັ້ນນັກຮຽນຍັງມີໂອກາດທີ່ສາມາດມາສະໝັກເປັນອາສາສະໝັກຫຼືເຝິກງານກັບສະມາຄົມໄດ້

CEDAW Young Women Leaders

CEDAW Young Womens Leadership Project in Laos

The CEDAW Young Womens Leadership Project in Laos was developed by Gender Development Association Laos in partnership with IWRAW (International Womens Rights Action Watch).
The aim of the project is create awareness about CEDAW (The Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women) and its practical application in young womens leaders lives and their society in Laos.

GDA Project Coordinator Chantila Kongthongthip

Workshop on law and policy analysis and monitoring at Thalath

As part of the “Strengthening the voice of Young Women as Gender Equality Advocates in Southeast Asia Project” a number of eager students converged on Thalath for a 4 day workshop from 25-28/2/2015.

Law and policy workshop participants

Law and policy workshop participants

The workshop is meant to continue the process of developing the skills of young women in drawing accountability for law and policy reform in their respective countries. A primary goal is for this young cohort to be part of the larger movement working on women’s human rights in their respective countries.
In this particular training, young women and men will be exposed to topics such as what is law, the history of women’s human rights and the role of law in the advancement of women’s human rights. As many of the young women are only now beginning to understand women’s human rights through the CEDAW lens, this training will also focus on practical actions such as how to write effective, broad based, research and monitoring oriented alternative or shadow report on CEDAW implementation in their national context. It is believed that by doing this, the young women can be part of the national strategy to initiate law and policy reform on specific thematic reform. Therefore, through this workshop young women will be introduced to substantive knowledge and analytical skills on CEDAW monitoring methods and techniques. They will learn on how to analyse discriminatory laws.

 

Malaysian IWRAW trainer Dorothy with Mitt, Lao interpreter

Malaysian IWRAW trainer Dorothy with Mitt, Lao interpreter

The outcomes were:

• The participants now have an understanding of law and its role in society, the history of women’s human rights
• The participants now have understanding of the monitoring and CEDAW Compliance Framework on how to perform gender analysis

– After the completion of the workshop, the national partner (GDA) with the assistance of IWRAW Asia Pacific will guide the young women

• in producing at least two in-depth analysis document on a specific law/policy that is of interest to the young women
• to be part of the larger coalition of NGOs producing the shadow report for Lao PDR
• to use the lessons from this training to strengthen their position paper

All the participants agreed the workshop was very worthwhile and their understanding had increased significantly.

 

Participants engage in a role playing to exercise to demonstrate common issues pertaining to womens rights

Participants engage in a role playing to exercise to demonstrate common issues pertaining to womens rights

 Gallery of Law and Policy workshop

 

EU Funding announcement

EU funding of 514,000 euros for gender equality project

Oxfam, in partnership with the Gender Development Association and the Association for Development of Women and Legal Education launched a European Union funded project to promote gender equality yesterday in Vientiane.
The “Promoting Gender Equality through the Rule of Law and Good Governance” project was offic
ially launched with EU funding of 514,000 euros about 5.33 billion kip. The three-year project, which will be implemented by partnership organisations, aims at contributing to women having the right, capacity and opportunity to be safe from violence and enjoy their full and equal rights.

The Director of Gender Development Association, Boutsady Khounavong speaking at the launch of the project said that the project aims to build a strong and vibrant women’s movement comprising of women who are empowered individually and collectively to tackle the root causes of inequality and demand the full spectrum of their rights.
EU Chargé d’Affaires Michel Goffin said “Gender equality is one of the priorities in the EU development agenda in Laos and by providing financial support for this project; not only women rights will be enhanced, but we will also strengthen capacities for Lao CSOs and universities to better play their roles on this particular issue.”
The project will include capacity building and training on gender equality; a gender awareness campaign run through radio programmes and IEC material dissemination; and inclusion of gender studies into universities’ curriculums.

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