The Role: Project Officer (Full-Time/Permanent)

Reports to:
The Project Officer will report to the CBM Global Lao PDR Country Director.

Job Overview

The individual taking on this role will facilitate the development, management, and implementation of programs in line with the CBM Global Federation Strategy, Country strategy, and within the CBMG’s Standards and Budgets through appropriate Programme Management systems. Assist the partners and country team to develop projects and support the capacity development of the partners’ team for the assigned areas of specialization. On behalf of CBMG act as a focal person for multiple projects coordination and implementation with multiple partners.

Based:  We welcome applications from those with the right to work in Lao PDR. This position is based in Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR.

Hours:  Full-time

Salary range: The salary offered will be competitive, dependent on skills and experience. We offer a local contract.

Responsibilities and Duties  
1. Partner support:

a)   Develop a good working relationship and knowledge of the partner portfolio to identify strengths, capacities, needs, and potentials.

b)   Communicate with partners as the first point of contact on behalf of CBMG.

c)   Identify needs and support the country manager to organize training and capacity building for CBMG Laos partners.

d)   CBMG’s entities, project partners, consultants, and advisors who are connected to the respective projects under his/her care in coordination with the Line Manager.

e)   Proactively seek partner feedback to improve support.

f)    Initiate and support the development of innovative and inclusive projects/programs.

2. Project management, Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation:

a)   Plan, initiate, and develop multi-year/annual plans, and monitor and report the implementation with project partners.

b)   Lead management of multiple projects in close collaboration with the project implementing partners.

c)   Responsible for project reporting requirements and timelines.

d)   Plan and coordinate the assessment of partners in consulting with the finance manager, program team, and line manager.

e)   Ensure adequate information and documentation of assigned projects and partners.

f)    Manage effectively the partners’ project budgets.

g)   Coordinates visits to partner organizations for organization-related external and internal visits.

3. Capacity Building:

a)   Facilitate the development of capacity building plan for the partner and project team based on the Partnership Assessment (PA)

b)   Document and sharing of experiences and good practices followed in partner organizations.

c)   Contribute to the development of training materials and train the partners on different aspects of disability inclusion when appropriate.

d)   Support planning and organizing workshops/training in a time-bound manner and represent CBMG at conferences, workshops, and seminars when assigned.

4. Humanitarian Action:

a)   In case of Emergency in the country and requirement of the organization you should be flexible to deploy in the emergency response management initiatives as per the requirement of the organization.

5. Safeguarding:

a)   Accountable for ensuring that all children and adults who come into contact with CBMG’s programs are safeguarded to the greatest extent possible.

b)   Responsible for ensuring compliance with all aspects of the CBMG Safeguarding and Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse, and Harassment policies and associated standards and procedures.

Person Specification
CBM Global welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds and people with lived experience of disability.
Experience and knowledge

·       Minimum 3 years of working experience in the development sector with a focus on project/program management.       

·       1-2 years’ disability-related experience is desirable.

Skills/competencies/personal qualities

·       Practical computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Internet);

·       Proven Project Cycle Management skills.

·       Good communication skills in the English language (oral & written).

·       Experience in planning, implementation, monitoring, and financial management in the development sector.

·       Knowledge of disability-related issues.

·       Abide by and display CBMG core values in all aspects of work.

·       Flexible approach to work demands.

·       Ability to work in teams and collaborate with staff at all levels.

·       Willingness to learn, change and adapt.

·       Well organized with the ability to multitask.

·       Willing to travel for field-level monitoring and visits.

Qualifications, training, and education

·       Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in management/development-related social science, or any other field.

·       Associated degree or diploma in a relevant field (disability, gender, community development) is an advantage.

Employee Benefits

·       We offer a flexible work culture.

·       As part of its commitment to its work with people with disabilities, CBM Global aims to help successfully employ and retain people with disabilities and those with health conditions. We have a comprehensive equality and diversity policy.

Useful Information

Shortlisting and Interviews

CBM Global is an equal opportunities employer, committed to ensuring all applications are treated fairly.

All applications are subject to our shortlisting process; if you are shortlisted we will contact you and invite you to attend an online interview. You will also be advised at this point if there will be any skills tasks to complete as part of the recruitment process.

Diversity Policy Statement
Everyone has the right to be treated with consideration and respect. CBM Global is committed to achieving a truly inclusive environment for all, by developing better working relationships that release the full potential, creativity, and productivity of each individual. CBM Global aims to ensure that all staff, volunteers, donors, partners, contractors, and the general public are treated fairly. This will be regardless of sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, race (including color, nationality, ethnicity, or national origin), disability, medical status, age, religion or belief, political opinion, social or economic status, or ex-offender status.

Employment Checks

CBM Global is committed to the safety and best interest of all children and vulnerable adults accessing CBM Global-supported services and programs. Relevant background checks including working with children, police, and reference checks will be completed before the preferred candidate’s employment is confirmed.

All applicants must have the right to work in the relevant country. All offers of employment are made subject to the following criteria: Proof of eligibility and satisfactory employment screening, and three references satisfactory to CBM Global.

How to apply. 

More information about CBM Global Disability Inclusion can be found by visiting the CBM Global website:

Closing date: Friday 16th of June 2023

Please: Use this link:  to apply

Prepare your CV in English, as you will need to upload it into our ATS system.
Download and complete the Application Form in English, as you will need to upload it into our ATS system.

No email applications will be considered. If you have any problems with the system, please redirect them to our email address  with the following format: Family Name First Name: Project Officer, Lao PDR.

We also welcome informal inquiries, which should also be sent to the above email address.