04 Jun 2020
Posted04 Jun 2020
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The Mekong Region Land Governance Project is seeking an experienced Team Leader, to be based in the regional office in Vientiane with domestic travel in Laos and to neighbouring countries Cambodia, Myanmar and Vietnam. The Team Leader is responsible for delivery of the project in accordance with the goals, objectives and outcomes.
The Team Leader works closely with the Deputy Team Leader (DTL), Operations Manager, Regional Thematic Advisers and National Land Governance Facilitators towards fulfillment of the project mandate.
The Team Leader, while responsible for overall delivery of the project, provides direct supervision of project activities in Laos and Vietnam (while the Deputy Team Leader is responsible for activities in Cambodia and Myanmar), thus experience in Laos and Vietnam is preferable.
The Team Leader takes up a thematic focus on Customary Tenure Recognition while also contributing to project activities on Responsible Agricultural Investment for the protection of smallholder farmers secure and equitable access and control over land.
Main Tasks and Responsibilities
The Team Leader’s responsibilities are assigned as following:
Technical / Policy Impact
General team contribution:
The Team Leader will be responsible for the preparation and delivery of the Annual Workplan and Operational Reports in accordance with the reporting schedule contained in the ProDoc. The Team Leader will also be responsible for reviewing and commenting upon, as necessary, all documentation produced by the project including Theories of Change, Strategic Work Plans, Activity and Budget Plans, progress and evaluation reports, knowledge management documentation.
The Mekong Region Land Governance (MRLG) Project funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), with support from the Governments of Germany and Luxembourg, is jointly implemented by Land Equity International (LEI) and GRET – Professionals for Fair Development. The overarching goal of the MRLG project is to ensure that smallholder farmers in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Viet Nam (CLMV countries), especially those belonging to ethnic minorities, have secure and equitable access to and control over agricultural land, forest and fisheries.
The Project aims to improve land governance policy and practice by engaging strategically at a sub-national, national and regional level, working through alliances of reform actors. Support shall be directed using evidence-based options for efficient and effective policy and practice change utilising the most appropriate dialogue channels across various influential stakeholder groups. MRLG Phase II devotes its time, efforts and resources to three outcomes, such that: (1) Reform Actors and networks engage strategically in improving policy and practice, regionally and nationally, (2) Evidence-based options for improved policy and practice are available, regionally and nationally and (3) Channels for policy dialogue are identified or established, and utilised, regionally and nationally.
Start date: 14 September 2020
Contract duration: minimum 2 years
Location: The position is based at the MRLG Regional Office, Vientiane, Lao PDR
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter that demonstrates they meet the responsibilities and qualification requirements, a CV and at least 2 referees contact details. Submit your application with attention to Nicole Nicholson, firstname.lastname@example.org no later than the 23rd June 2020.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.