01 Rural Finance and Training Expert

Lux-Development, the Executing Agency for Bilateral Co-operation financed by the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, is assisting the Provincial People’s Committee (PPC) of Cao Bang and a number of technical line ministries and departments by delivery of international and national TA and capacity building to implement the initiative called  “Developing Business with the Rural Poor”, which is part of a province-wide programme in the Cao Bang province - predominantly designed by- and financed through- loan support from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), commenced in mid-2008.
The recently launched project VIE/029 -  “Technical Assistance” (TA) towards “Developing Business with the Rural Poor in Cao Bang”  has a planned duration of 3 years.
Lux-Development Support Team lead by a Chief Technical Advisor (CTA) is looking for candidates to fill the following positions:
01 Rural Finance and Training Expert (RFTE)

Key responsibilities:
- Under the supervision of CTA, the main function of the assignment is to assist and develop the capacity of the PPMU staff, in particular the rural finance officer on all levels (including district and commune)
Together with his/her government counterparts, the main functions of the consultant’s work are as follows:
- advise and assist in developing, planning, and implementing activities regarding the overall and annual work plan and budgets ( which starts with the bottom-up planning on village level and ends with the production of the official Annual Work Plan and Budget)
- design and implement the trainings related to CIGs; SEDPs (in close coordination with SPE) and CIFs
- support the design, planning and implementation of workshops related to all three components (C1-C3)
-     advise and assist with the Monitoring & Evaluation of project outputs, outcomes and impacts.
-     Other tasks that may be required by the CTA.

Minimum Requirements:
- Bachelor degree (Master degree would be an asset) in Finance, having a background in economics, business administration or management would be an advantage
- At least 3 year-experience in advisory work and rural finance projects, prior working experience in international donors’ project would be an advantage
- Demonstrated knowledge in the technical field of rural financial issues
- Broad experience in capacity development and organizational learning
- Fluency in English, both written and spoken
- Proficient with the MS Office package and Internet use
- Excellent communication skills
- Innovative and creative, team player
- Willingness to work in a remote rural mountainous area of Vietnam

DURATION OF CONTRACT: One year, renewable (with two-month probation)

- Salary, social and medical insurance: as per Lux-Development’s practices;
- Housing allowance: 150 USD/month for those who reside outside Cao Bang;
- Transportation support: project provides bi-weekly shuttle from Cao Bang to Hanoi and vice versa
DUTY STATION: Cao Bang, Vietnam with frequent travel to districts and communes.     
HOW TO APPLY: Applications in English consisting of:
(i) a covering motivation letter 
(ii) a Curriculum Vitae in English and minimum of two referee’s contacts; and
(iii) copies of relevant degrees, certificates 
must be forwarded by e-mail to: Lux-Development, Ms. Pham Thu Thuy, Project VIE/029 Cao Bang Office at [email protected] or [email protected], specifying in the subject line, e.g. “RFTE/VIE029” .
Detailed Job Description and further information about remunerations and benefits can be provided upon request to the above email address.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview(s) (tentatively on 16.07. 2010)
Women /ethnic minorities are highly encouraged to apply.

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Cao Bang province
Application Deadline: 
Wed, 2010-07-14