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Key Expert 4: Project Coordinator
Expected start
1 May 2021
740 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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration; Education; Economics/Finance, Social sciences or equivalent relevant, directly related discipline;
  • Proficiency in English (minimum C1 level) and Lao oral and written;
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft office tools and on-line meeting platforms.

General professional experience

  • At least 2 years working experience in project management and coordination.

Specific professional experience

  • At least 2 years working experience in the education sector/system in Lao PDR;
  • At least 1 year working experience in organising events; meeting; consultation and workshop (this experience of 1 year can be included in the experience duration above);
  • Experience and knowledge of education sector working group would be an asset.

The following professional and technical skills would be an advantage

  • Familiarity with EU development cooperation projects and procedures;
  • Strong analytical skills and very good communication skills.