World Renew

World Renew is a Christian organization on a mission -- compelled by God's deep passion for justice and mercy, to join communities around the world to renew hope, reconcile lives, and restore creation. We are an international development and disaster response organization and we are currently looking to hire a full-time Program Advisor to serve from our office in Laos.

This position will be based in Phonthong district and will work under the supervision of and be supported by the World Renew Laos Country Director who will provide coaching and mentoring. The Program Advisor will be responsible for building the capacity of staff as they work with village development committees to support communities to advance their health, education and agriculture objectives. This is achieved using integrated initiatives such as the diversification and improvement of agricultural production and increases in income from cash crops, improved livestock production, nutrition training and health and hygiene promotion, as determined by village priorities. The Program Advisor works closely with the Project Manager to achieve these goals.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following

Project Responsibilities
a. Work with World Renew program staff on the integrated project in Phonthong district:
i. Work as a trainer/capacity builder/coach for all Lao project staff to improve the quality of outcomes and impact across all project activities.
ii. Visit village work regularly, at least for one week a month, with project staff from different sectors. This will require using motorcycles and staying overnight in remote villages.
iii. Assist in community-level project monitoring and evaluation that supports further improvements to the participatory village planning and organizing process, including integrating how communities assess their own community capacity indicators.
iv. Provide support as needed to develop the monitoring and evaluation, planning and reporting requirements of multiple project donors. This will include implementation of our Core Humanitarian Standard commitments.
v. Develop the process of transformational values dialogue; form and pilot test various approaches with the staff.
vi. Provide input in the area of behavior change and communication for all sectors.
vii. Provide leadership and expertise in all the agriculture related activities with a focus on supporting staff in working with farmers to learn the experimental process to test options for improving farming systems.
viii. Work with the project team to identify creative solutions for working in ethnic minority villages where Lao language is limited especially among women, including a deepening understanding of worldview, culture and traditional arts.

Team Activities
a. Provide Agricultural technical expertise for the entire program Area including linkages to health and strengthened livelihoods.
b. Providing input including advice and trainings, to other projects when requested.
c. Contribute to and engage with the Country Management Team (CMT+) in terms of responding to relevant emails, preparing and facilitating sessions at CMT+ meetings, etc.

Organizational Activities
a. Finalize plans, reports and narratives in English as required to meet various donor requirements and also with a focus on doing this with the World Renew-Laos staff so that staff capacity is built-up in the areas of collecting and analyzing data and report writing.
b. Set one’s own performance goals and review one’s own progress towards those goals on a six-month basis in consultation and support by one’s supervisor.
c. Facilitate visits by donor representatives and/or home office staff and constituents as needed.
d. Support implementation and functioning of an effective complaints handling procedure which may include sitting on a national complaints handling committee.
e. Contribute to the Asia Management Team roles as requested by the Country Director and Regional Director.

Resource Development
a. Writing stories of transformation and involvement in other World Renew fund raising efforts as required.

Other Activities
a. Perform miscellaneous tasks necessary for functioning in country (e.g. vehicle and computer maintenance, keeping travel visas current and so forth).
b. Perform other duties as assigned

More details about this position can be found on our website:

Candidates interested in applying should complete an online application and upload a cover letter and resume by following the instructions on our website:

The application deadline for this position is October 24, 2020.