Water & Sanitation officer – GRET in Lao PDR

Water & Sanitation officer – GRET in Lao PDR

GRET is an international non-profit organization 40-year-old international development organization working in more than 30 countries. Active in Lao PDR since 2004, GRET is implementing projects in various sectors: water supply and sanitation, rural development, natural resource management, land governance, agriculture value-chains and agroecology.

For the implementation of its water and sanitation projects in Luang Prabang, GRET is seeking one motivated Lao national to fill a long-term position of Wash Project officer based in Luang Prabang. He/she will be part of a dynamic and professional water supply & sanitation team.

GRET is recruiting a water and sanitation officer based in Luang Prabang

Position: Water and sanitation officer        

Schedule: Full-time

Location: Luang Prabang Municipality  

Closing date: April 30th, 2023

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Assist the focal project staff in the implementation of activities in the field.
  • Assist project team in the coordination and communication with partners.
  • Contribute to the strategic thinking of the water and sanitation team.

Main tasks

  • Conduct field surveys to (i) collect socio-economic data in target areas required to prepare and implement water and sanitation projects and (ii) to monitor the projects’ implementation;
  • Implement hygiene education & sanitation activities in target villages.
  • Implement community mobilization activities
  • Assist in the organization of trainings with partners and communities.
  • Coordinate with local authorities in order to (i) collect data and (ii) inform them about the progress of the projects’ implementation;
  • Update project monitoring tools.
  • Contributes to the preparation of project’s reports.
  • Assist for meetings, workshops, training, surveys, bidding procedures;

Qualifications requirements

  • Education: at least bachelor degree related to social sciences or rural development or environmental sciences.
  • Skills required in: communication, rural development, social sciences.
  • Experience: at least 2 years
  • Language: excellent command of spoken and written English (French an asset)
  • Computer: Word, Excel, Powerpoint and other graphic design softwares.
  • Excellent communication & organizational skills
  • Ability to work in the field with communities from rural villages
  • Ability to work well within a multidisciplinary team;
  • Strong motivation to learn new work methodologies and quickly develop new skills.


GRET will provide health insurance, 13th month salary, training and other benefits.  

Application Information

  • The position is opened to Lao national. Salary is commensurate to skills and experiences.

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

Interested candidates should send a detailed CV (education, work experience and recent references) and a cover letter detailing his/her motivations for the position to: GRET – P.O. Box 2483 – Ban Saphanthong – Vientiane Capital – Tel: 021 454 198; Email: [email protected] and [email protected]; Deadline for submission of application: 30th of April 2023

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview