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National Deputy Team Leader / Public Health Expert / Epidemiologist in Vientiane (Lao PDR), Laos (Vientiane)

Laos (Vientiane)
Technical Assistance to the Regional Capacity Development for Strengthening Resilience to Climate Change in the Health Sector in the Greater Mekong Subregion (Asian Development Bank)

Inputs: 5 person-months (intermittent)

Period: From mid-March 2019 until end-December 2019

Expertise: Public Health Expert / Epidemiologist 

Position type: Lao National Consultant

Project status: on-going (01/2016-12/2019)

Description of tasks:

The Deputy Team Leader is based in Vientiane and supports the international Team Leader in the day-to-day coordination and management of TA implementation in the Lao PDR.

As a Public Health Expert and Epidemiologist s/he also provides technical inputs.

Coordination and management tasks (60%):

  • Liaise with the Implementing Agency (within the Ministry of Health). Provide support to the Implementing Agency on project related issues.
  • Coordinate with and report to the international TA Team Leader and the Project Director.
  • Coordinate with the international TA experts.
  • Coordinate the Lao TA team (1 Gender & Community Specialist, 1 Communication & Knowledge Management Specialist). Direct and oversee all tasks performed by the Lao TA team. Monitor time (person-days) used by the Lao TA team.
  • Support the organization of national workshops or training sessions which are organized by the Implementing Agency. Facilitate these events if requested by the Implementing Agency.
  • Support the organization of the final regional workshop.
  • Follow up with activities to be implemented in Lao PDR and report to the international TA Team Leader.
  • Ensure the products delivered by the Lao TA team follow the format provided by the ADB or Conseil Santé.
  • Write reports/parts of reports/notes as requested by the TA Team Leader.
  • Represent the TA and Conseil Santé in Lao PDR.

Technical tasks (40%):

  • Perform quality control of all products of the Lao TA team and provide inputs into these products where appropriate.
  • Support the international TA experts with developing climate change and health investment project ideas: help conduct consultations in Lao PDR, gather information, and describe the potential investments, provide expert analysis.
  • Contribute to at least 1 Pre-feasibility Study which is led by the international Experts, including data collection and drafting a situational analysis.
  • Diploma in Public Health, or Health Planning, or Epidemiology, or similar field of expertise.
  • Very good English language ability.
  • Good writing skills.
  • Good skills with Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Experience working on donor-funded projects (Asian Development Bank/World Bank/etc.).
  • Experience cooperating with ministries in the Lao PDR / liaising with governmental agencies.
  • Leading/supervising skills.
  • Experience managing and coordinating a small team of professionals is considered an asset.
  • Detail- and results-oriented with respect to reporting, coordinating tasks etc.
  • Good analytical skills.
  • Knowledge of climate change and/or environment-related science is an asset.
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