Human Resource Development (HRD) Associate (Alumni Engagement)

Vientiane, Laos
Full time Staff
  • Full time for 2 years (with possible extension)
  • Based in Vientiane, Laos

The Program

The Laos Australia Institute provides the Human Resource Development (HRD) framework for the delivery of Australian Government scholarships, including Australia Awards Scholarships (AAS) and Laos Australia National Scholarships (LANS). The program supports HRD policies, planning and implementation for the Government of Laos (GOL); through work with two key counterpart organisations, the Ministry of Education and Sports (MOES) and Ministry of Home Affairs (MOHA). The program provides a range of short and long courses to those Ministries, Alumni (particularly focused on women’s leadership), people living with disability and those working in the disability sector. The program remains committed to ensure equity for women, people living with disability and those living in the Provinces (especially those in designated disadvantaged districts).

The Position

Reserved for Laos Citizens

The HRD Associate (Alumni Engagement) will be responsible for the effective, efficient and targeted engagement with a broad range of alumni to support the objectives of the DFAT Australia Global Alumni Engagement Strategy (2016-2020) and DFAT Lao Australian Alumni Engagement Strategy (yet to be finalised). Reporting directly to the LAI Director, the Associate will also enjoy a direct working relationship with senior staff at the Australian Embassy in Laos as the strategies will be jointly delivered by LAI and the Embassy.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • The role will focus on the delivery of alumni engagement activities by expanding its reach to all cohorts of Alumni.
  • Ensure that Alumni have ongoing links with Australia and are contributing to cooperation between Australia and Laos.
  • Ensure that Alumni are using their skills, knowledge and networks in the public and private sectors, to contribute to development of Laos.
  • Ensure Lao MOES and MOHA demonstrate improved HRD and HR Management practices
  • Assist with (non-Alumni) LAI HRD projects/activities on a needs basis.

The Person

We are seeking applicants with tertiary qualifications in a relevant field such as marketing, media, event management, international development or HRD. We will also consider applicants with 5 years’ experience working in a similar position. To be successful in this role you will have knowledge of Alumni engagement and practices as well as demonstrated knowledge and or experience in contemporary human resource management. You will also have significant experience in managing the delivery of activities for a large project or program including coordinating promotion and/or marketing activities and materials. The successful candidate will also have demonstrated experience in applying policies, monitoring performance and ensuring quality of outcomes related to events and projects. Familiarity with the Lao and Australian higher education systems is desirable and demonstrated experience of gender and disability equity and social-inclusion related actions and activities will be highly regarded. You will also have a strong work ethic with very high attention to detail and have the capacity to deliver work on time. We are looking for an Initiator who is self-directed and can work independently as well as part of a team.

How to Apply

For a detailed position description and to apply for this position please visit click on ‘career opportunities’ and search for the reference number 497668

Applications close 5.00pm (Laos time) 6th March 2019

For further enquiries please contact:  

This program is managed by Coffey on behalf of the Australian Government.

Closing date: 
6th March 2019