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Key expert 4: National Project Coordinator
Expected start
1 June 2021
850 working days
15 March 2021
Greg Barker (

Detailed description Back

The overall objective of the project of which this contract will be a part is to contribute to reducing malnutrition in Lao PDR with a focus on gender and disadvantaged groups, with a link to the Public Financial Management Reform (PFM), public administration reform and nutrition –education-agriculture nexus.

This Technical Assistance is part of the complementary measures envisaged in the EUR 42 million EU sector Reform Performance contract ”Support to the Lao PDR National Nutrition Strategy and Plan of Action”, delivered through a Budget Support modality.

The main purpose of this contract is to strengthen the institutional capacities of the National Nutrition Committee/Secretariat (NNC/S) to implement the National Nutrition Strategy (NNS) and National Plan of Action for Nutrition at central and sub-national levels, and notably to:

  • Improve nutrition planning, budgeting, tracking, and reporting in the concerned sectors under the framework of the convergent approach;
  • Improve the cohesion and harmonisation of sector policies and strategies to the National Nutrition Policy and Strategy.


This Expert will work full-time. He/she will mainly coordinate technical assistance and training; will be responsible for maintaining communication with national stakeholders and perform regular monitoring.

Qualifications and skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration; Education; Economics/Finance, Social sciences or equivalent relevant, directly related discipline;
  • Proficiency in English (minimum C1 level) and
  • Fluency in oral and written Lao language would be an asset.

General professional experience

  • At least 3 years working experience in project cycle management (PCM) and coordination.
  • At least 3 years working experience in organising events; meetings; consultation and workshops.

Specific professional experience

  • At least 3 years working experience in the nutrition related sector/system in Lao PDR.