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Position: Senior Gender Project Officer (Lao National)

Location: Vientiane Capital, with travel to project sites

Duration: September 2021 (1-year contract) 


The 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 Lao PDR, as well as with our network of international partners.

Job Purpose  

The Senior Gender Project Officer will work closely with GDA Program Coordinator and Director, to facilitate the implementation of CEDAW and promote gender rights policy awareness in Lao PDR. This includes: collaborating with key government agencies to support project activity implementation, conducting field research, facilitating training, coordinating community events, and preparing meeting minutes and reports for GDA members and Board.   

Key Responsibilities

  • To plan and implement work on monthly, quarterly and yearly basis in accordance with the project activity plan. 
  • To supervise the project officer or project assistant to implement the project activity according to the project cycle management framework. 
  • To report all information from the project implementation (in Lao and English) to the Program Coordinator/Director, and prepare monitoring and evaluation documentation related to women’s rights, gender-based violence and SOGIE. 
  • To support the work and visibility of the organization through networking and partnership-building, and advance efforts towards the achievement of the 2030 Agenda.
  • To develop IEC materials for gender rights inclusion and policy engagement. 
  • To participate in GDA fundraising activities.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Master or diploma in public policy, development studies, social sciences, education, public health or other related field. 
  • At least two-years of experience working with development organizations to implement community development projects.  
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (Lao and English, verbal and written), 
  • Strong partnership and engagement skills, well-developed problem-solving skills, and ability to manage multiple tasks concurrently 
  • Experience in project lifecycle management and/or grant management 
  • Knowledge of contemporary theories and practices in LGBTQ+ inclusion in a health setting; applied understanding of intersectionality an asset.

How to Apply 

Submit a Letter of Interest and CV (maximum 4 pages) by no later than 14 September 2021. Applications must be submitted by e-mail with “Job Application” in the subject line, and as a single PDF file to

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview, expected 17 September 2021.