Program Manager

MCNV is a Dutch INGO with the mission to support development activities in South East Asia. In Lao PDR it undertakes integrated rural development activities with a particular focus on nutrition and mother and child healthcare and at a national level is supporting health research activities in conjunction with Lao Public Health institutes via the EU-funded LEARN Programme.

MCNV is currently recruiting for the position of PROGRAM MANAGER who holds overall responsibilities for managing the LEARN Programme, with primary focus on coordinating and supporting partners in implementation. The position reports to Country Director of MCNV Laos and is based in Vientiane Capital.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure that the LEARN Programme is implemented in an effective and efficient manner.
  • Produce the annual plan and budget for the LEARN Programme.
  • Support the communications and project management of activities amongst the national and international partner academic institutions.
  • Ensure accurate and high quality reporting as required, plan and facilitate required management and oversight meetings.
  • Ensure that the programme operates in accordance with the policies and procedures of MCNV and Europe Aid, including procurement processes.
  • Ensure timely and accurate implementation of the monitoring and evaluation framework, appraise project progress and ensure ownership of partner organisations.
  • Support partners in implementation, for example facilitating research studies, editing project reports, etc.
  • Support the production of policy briefs and media for the LEARN programme.
  • Manage partner and consultant contracts/agreements and ensure compliance to commitments.
  • Develop work plans with partners through collaborative negotiation, perform regular reviews.
  • Ensure training of partners in project management and donor compliance.

Person specification

  • Post-graduate degree, preferably Master in Public Health
  • Relevant experience in public health, community development, project M&E
  • Experience in leading and managing successful projects in a low-resource country, working with NGOs or INGOs and preferably in SE Asia
  • Proven management skills, including good practices in staff supervision
  • Experience in leading multi-disciplinary teams, including partnership development and capacity building of Government institutions and community-based or non-governmental organisations
  • Proven analytical and planning skills, financial management, and contract management
  • Demonstrable experience in donor reporting and communications
  • Fluent spoken and written English and strong writing/speaking skills

Further information on MCNV can be found at our website

Please send applications to [email protected]. The closing date for applications is January 12th 2017. MCNV is an equal opportunities employer and offers a competitive benefits package.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Vientiane, Lao PDR
Application Deadline: 
Thu, 2017-01-12