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LMFA - Lao Microfinance Association

Job Vacancy – Communication and IT Officer closed

TERMS OF REFERENCE (ToR)

Communication and IT Officer

The predecessor of the Lao Microfinance Association (LMFA), the Microfinance Working Group for the Lao PDR (MFWG), was founded in May 2007 by a group of microfinance practitioners as an informal platform to exchange experiences, represent microfinance sector interests and coordinate donor activities. In October 2013, the MFWG obtained its temporary license as a non-profit association (NPA) from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA). As a consequence, its name changed to Microfinance Association (LMFA). LMFA got its permanent license by middle of August 2018. MFA works under the Bank of the Lao PDR (BOL), Financial Institutions Supervision Department (FISD). The LMFA is currently looking for a Communication and IT Officer.

Starting Date: As soon as possible until 31 December 2020 (extension possible)

Working Place: Vientiane Capital

  1. Duties and Responsibilities
  • Supporting the management team with strategic orientation of public relation/ communication activities
  • Supporting website administrator (back-office), designs training materials
  • Assuring the quality of articles from MFA/members/partners (e.g. publications,

press release, leaflet, newsletter, x-stand, books, posters, banners, backdrop, etc.)

  • Develops suitable communication instruments for PR (e.g. brochures, advertising material, PowerPoint presentations on MFA)
  • Preparing MFA newsletters
  • Maintain/update MFA library
  • Manage content of Website and collect and upload documents for Website
  • Maintain good relationship with member/partner/stakeholders
  • Forward relevant microfinance information (re: training, workshops, events, etc.) via the MFA roster, members
  • Collect, prepare, produce and disseminate relevant microfinance sector information to members and non-members
  • Request and encourage members to provide relevant information for updating the MFA website
  • Attend MFA working group and other relevant meetings when requested by the Management/Board
  • Provide IT support in the office
  • Coordinates media activities with members/partners/stakeholders
  • Creates and updates a national media file
  • Writes and sends out press releases
  • Assist MFA coordinator for training organization, be master of ceremony/support during training and replace her while her absent
  • Translate memos, letters and reports from English to Lao and vice versa
  • Performs other duties and tasks at the request of management

Required qualifications, competences and experience

  • High diploma or higher degree in Information Technology or communication or administration or similar area
  • At least 2 years’ professional experience in a comparable position
  • Experiences in public relation/communication or training  will be an asset
  • Good spoken and written English and Lao language skills
  • Good computer skills (familiar with windows, excel, power point, internet, graphic designs, etc.)
  • Be capable of working independently
  • Friendly and able to work  in a team
  • Flexible, initiative and willing to learn

Interested applicants should submit a full application to:

Microfinance Association (MFA), Unit 14, Amone Village, Saysettha District, Vientiane Capital.

Tel: (+85630) 948 1265, Fax: (+856-21) 226 019, 

Email: job@laomfa.org,

Website: www.laomfa.org

Application closing date is 07/02/2020

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