Business analyst project manager – GRET in Laos

Business analyst project manager – GRET in Laos

GRET is recruiting a project manager with a profile of Business & Socio-economic Analyst based in Vientiane Capital, to manage and implement project activities from an operational point of view and also bring in specific expertise in business and financial development of SMEs.

GRET is an international development NGO that works from the field to the political arena to combat poverty and inequality. GRET has been implementing projects in Laos since 2004 in various sectors: Essential local services (water, sanitation, solid waste), natural resources management, agriculture value chains development, land governance, agroecology and geographical indications (GI). In the water sector, GRET has supported the creation of water services operated by Private Water Operators (PWOs). This year GRET is starting a new project aiming at developing PWOs water services through better access to finance.

Position                      Project manager

Domains                     Business Administration or Finance, project management

Profile                        Business & Socio-economic Analyst

Location                     Vientiane

Schedule                    Full-time

Closing date              March 20th, 2023

Duties – Project manager

  • Manage and implement project activities from an operational point of view
  • Manage the project at the financial, administrative and human levels, in accordance with GRET rules and procedures
  • Ensure the communication of the project in accordance with GRET’s communication policy and the project’s contractual obligations

Duties – Business & socio-economic analyst

  • Analyze and project the financial status of PWOs
  • Develop business plans for PWOs
  • Support PWOs loans negotiation
  • Coordinate field surveys and working with PWOs
  • Pre-financing report, market assessment report, business plan report and translation in Lao
  • Design the action plans to ensure the project milestones are achieved
  • Track and monitor monthly business performance of each PWOs
  • Prepare quarterly and yearly reports of the project to all stakeholders (donor and Lao authorities)
  • Follow up the project investment and progress report of the project implementation
  • Maintain good relationships and coordinationbetween the partner Bank and PWOs as well as between the partner Bank and the Donor.
  • Develop financial dashboard, project dashboard and workbook for each PWOs
  • Update the financial dashboard including opening fixed deposit and loan disbursement

Knowledge and Skills

  • Management of international rural development project
  • Computerized intermediated or advanced Excel
  • Preparation of financial statements and understanding the financial model
  • Supervisory and training sills, team building
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Report writing

Requirements and Qualifications

  • University degree (BSc or MSc), preferably in Economic or Business Administration or relevant to the fields
  • At least 5 years of experience in development project,
  • Have good interpersonal, communication skills and leadership, analytical skills, team work, and result-oriented;
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and complexities
  • Language: high proficiency in English, both written and spoken, French speaking is an asset
  • Experience in working with the banking sector is an asset
  • Knowledge in the water supply sector is an asset

Application Information

The position is opened to Lao national. Hired Staff will be based in Vientiane, with regular trips to the project sites. Salary is commensurate with skills and experiences.

Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

GRET is committed to people with disabilities and actively fights against all forms of discrimination. This job offer is open to all people with the required profile.

Interested candidates should send a detailed CV (education, work experience and recent references) and a cover letter detailing his motivation for the position to: GRET – P.O. Box 2483 – Ban Saphanthong – Vientiane Capital – Tel: 021 453 332; Email: [email protected] and [email protected]

Deadline for submission of application: 20th of March 2023

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.