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Chief Technical Adviser


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Project LAO/031 - Promotion of the rule of law and legal teaching and training support programme - is a 5-year, 5M EUR bilateral cooperation programme supported by the governments of Luxembourg and Lao PDR and focused on i) strengthening the enabling environment for access to justice and ii) (continued) strengthening of the individual, organisational and institutional capacity of legal education and training in Lao PDR. The main beneficiaries of the project are legal practitioners and civil servants active in the legal sector, civil servants of the Ministry of Justice, and academic staff, notably of the Faculty of Law and Political Science of Vientiane and the Faculty of Law and Administration of Champassak.

Project LAO/031 is now more than halfway through implementation, the mid-term review of the project is ongoing and initial indications are that the project is well on track to achieving its key targets and results. Therefore, a new Chief Technical Adviser (CTA) is being sought to build on existing achievements and results, implement and monitor recommendations of the mid-term review and facilitate the roll-out of remaining activities until the end of project.

Mission Objectives

The CTA represents LuxDev in the implementation structure of the project.

The CTA will promote LuxDev’s values in the field and carries out LuxDev’s main mission, namely capacity development and hence contributes to implementation of the Agency’s strategic vision.

The CTA ensures that all processes defined by the Agency are implemented in accordance with the Agency’s Quality Manual.

The CTA receives delegation of signature authority on the project bank account opened in the implementation country. The CTA is the representative of the donor (first-level authority) for the execution of financial commitments of the Luxembourg Government’s contribution to this project.


Implementation of the activities:

  • Prepare, follow up and conclude Operational Partnership Agreements (OPA) ;
  • Plan the tasks and activities: develop concept notes, strategic notes and other papers essential to conceptualize proper planning and effective implementation of activities, design all or part of the multi-year action plan, present the action plan to the Steering Committee and obtain validation, prepare and update the annual operational plan, taking into account the partner’s priorities, wholly or partly (only including the tasks and activities under the expert’s responsibility according to their ToR) on a yearly or multi-yearly basis and get Regional Office (ROF) validation ;
  • Organise regular/weekly project cluster meeting, monthly Project Management Unit (PMU) meeting, participate and provide technical advice to Steering Committees, organise meetings with the Technical and Financial Partners ;
  • Implement specific technical activities;
  • Ensure project wrap-up.

Administrative management of the project:

  • Office (equipment, vehicles, rent…) ;
  • Human resourses (contracts, payroll, annual appraisal of local staff…) ;
  • Procurement (draft tenders according to LuxDev procedures, manage contracts…) ;
  • Audit follow up.

Financial management of the project:

  • Draft the budget and financial planning ;
  • Expenditure follow-up.

Monitoring and reporting results

  • Update and follow-up the Objectively Verifiable Indicators (OVI).

Managing information

  • Reporting ;
  • Knowledge Management ;
  • Ensure capitalisation ;
  • Manage communication.

Representing LuxDev

Developing capacity at individual, organisational and institutional levels.

Skills required for the job

The CTA will be a Jurist, fully acquainted with institutional strengthening and capacity building programmes and accustomed to working with legal practitioners, officials from the Ministry of Justice, teachers and students from Faculty of Law, with:

  • at least 10 years of experience in the field of management and coordination of projects, particularly methods of organisation and budgeting, as well as monitoring procedures and the evaluation of programmes;
  • proven experience in rule of law ;
  • prior experience in project coordination in complex settings with multiple partners and stakeholders ;
  • excellent interpersonal, negotiation and communication skills ;
  • a good spoken and written level in English as all reporting will be in English ;
  • Computer skills in Office applications.

A previous experience in management and co-ordination of institutional strengthening projects in Laos with working knowledge of the Lao language would be an asset.

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