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Key Expert 3: Education human resources management expert
Expected start
1 May 2021
300 working days
5 March 2021
Maria Hernandez (

Detailed description Back

The overall objective of the project of which this contract will be a part is as follows:

The overall objective of this contract is to improve the education sector governance and financing, with a link to the Public Financial Management Reform (PFM), public administration reform and nutrition and education nexus, in order to support achievement of SDG4 “Equitable Access to quality education and improving learning outcomes for primary and secondary students”.

This Technical Assistance is part of the complementary measures envisaged in the “Basic Education Support Programme in Lao PDR”, delivering through a budget support modality.

The purposes of this contract are as follows:

  • Purpose 1: To strengthen the links between resource allocation, management and execution of the education sector with the overall national PFM and public administration reforms;
  • Purpose 2: To improve the alignment and harmonisation of sector policy and support.


Qualifications and skills

  • Graduate university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent qualification) in Human Resource Management (HRM) or equivalent relevant, directly related discipline;
  • Or equivalent of 2 years professional experience in the HRM for a Bachelor’s degree holder (in addition to below general professional experience); and
  • Proficiency in English (oral and written) – (minimum C1 level).

General professional experience

  • A minimum of 8 years of general professional experience in HRM in public sector;
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience working in developing (economies) countries or Least Developed countries (this experience of 5 years can be included in the experience duration above).

Specific professional experience

  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience working within a ministry or any public entity as a public official/employee or external advisor/consultant in developing/formulating and/or review human resource policy and strategy;
  • Experience in minimum three projects/assignments in coordinating the development of human resource plan, policy and strategy;
  • Experience in minimum one project/assignment in the development of HRM/HRD plan in the education sector.

The following professional and technical skills would be an advantage

  • Fluency in Lao language;
  • Working experience in Education sector/system in Laos.