Swisscontact is the business-oriented independent foundation for international development cooperation. Represented in 36 countries with over 1400 employees, it promotes – since 1959 – economic, social and environmental development.

The organization has been operating in Southeast Asia since 1971. In recent years Swisscontact has been developing its presence in the Mekong region, developing a portfolio of initiatives in agriculture, tourism, and skills development across Cambodia, Lao PDR, Vietnam, and Myanmar. Swisscontact is focusing in Lao PDR in the areas of skills development and private sector development in tourism.

Swisscontact is providing an opportunity to local people who is interested in tourism development area. The organization is looking for a national intern for The Mekong Inclusive Growth and Innovation Project (MIGIP), based in Vientiane. The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting MIGIP team and Monitoring Result Management.

Internship opportunity for The Mekong Inclusive Growth and Innovation Project (MIGIP) based in Vientiane

Internship start:

March 2019

Contract duration:

12 months with possibility of extension

Place of work:

Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR.

Requirements

§ Bachelor’s degree in Tourism, English or related experience in tourism field;

§ Lao citizen;

§ Good written and spoken English is required;

§ Ability to work with team, and work independently, with high motivation for delivering programme activities to a high standard;

§ Good interpersonal and communication skills;

§ Computer literacy especially on Microsoft Word, Power Point and Excel; and,

§ Willingness to learn new skills.

Tasks

§ Support MIGIP team in implementing project activities;

§ Participate in team meetings and seminars/ conferences;

§ Assist the overall project monitoring and evaluation;

§ Support project communication tasks;

§ Assist in administrative duties related the project activities; and,

§ Other tasks as assigned by the supervisor.

How to apply

§ Send a CV (no more than 2 pages) and a cover letter (maximum 1 page) in English stating why you are interested in working with Swisscontact in Tourism Development to recruitment.laos@swisscontact.org

§ Applications should be addressed to: Recruitment, Swisscontact Laos

In view of the team composition, applications by women candidates are highly encouraged.

We offer a challenging scope of duties with personal responsibility. Are you interested in a fascinating job in an international context, and strive for contributing to excellence and making a difference?

The deadline for applications is March 15, 2019.

We especially welcome applications from female candidates

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