Nurse (Sekong, Southern Laos)

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The SFE is an NGO that designs and implements long-term projects in Laos, in the fields of medical cooperation and rural development. It cooperates with government services and the local population through partnerships. 

SFE is a French-Swiss NGO working in the South of Laos since 1998. With its 4 ongoing projects involving 50 local collaborators and 15 expatriate experts, SFE wants to implement projects on the field in order to meet the real needs of people and communities. We consider them as our development partners as well as beneficiaries. In cooperation with the local authorities, SFE is committed to support the local medical structures, as well as integrated rural development. 

For this partner organization we are looking for a person for the following area of responsibility: 

You are involved in the implementation of a medical project, including its community component. You use your professional skills to train medical staff in health centers and health volunteers in villages. In collaboration with the local team members and the doctor/midwife couple in charge of the project, you participate in the implementation of training activities for medical staff in the health centers, and for villagers, particularly health volunteers. You participate in the overall coordination of the project and the relationship with donors.

Your main activities will be the following: 

In General project managment you will be included in supervision, management and adequate training of local staff in activities related to the community component of the project. You ensure the good implementation of the project according to the donor, authority, beneficiary commitments in agreement with SFE vision and working methods.

Within Administration, Communication and Coordination you facilitate collaboration with local authorities at provincial and district levels. You participate in the administrative work and in the financial and operational management of the project. Also you maintain good relations with the financial partners of the project, in particular by contributing to activity and financial reports in due time. A other responsibility would be the participation in the planning and design of future projects. You contribute to the functioning of the SFE through exchanges with other projects, sharing of expertise, and participation in the internal functioning of the NGO.

The Framework is defined by a Memorandum of Understanding concerning the hospital project of Sekong signed between SFE and the Lao government. 

Qualifications include:

  • At least 3 years of professional experience
  • Initial training of at least 3 years in a medical field
  • Good knowledge of written and spoken English
  • Training in development work is an advantage
  • Knowledge of development work is a plus, possibility of initial training at the beginning of the job
  • Work experience in an inter-cultural or foreign context is a plus 
  • Willingness to serve the poorest in a remote province of Laos for 3 years minimum
  • Abilities to develop (create) and maintain relationships
  • Ability to work in a team and lead working groups
  • Ability to share medical knowledge in a simple and educational way
  • A curious and open mind to look for innovative solutions, especially to improve life and dignity of the most vulnerable
  • Capacity to write reports and to follow a budget
  • Autonomy and capacity of self-studying, flexibility to learn Lao and to work in that language
  • Character that can cope with a situation of relative isolation over the commitment period
  • A strong foundation in faith


The employment contract will last 3 years at least. You will commit yourself to work at full-time. Volunteer. The collaborator is asked to find his/her financial support. 

If you wanna know more about this position, please contact our Human Resources department and quote the reference number L2102001.  


Langzeit (ab 24 Monate)
Asien und Ozeanien,Laos
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Nurse (Sekong, Southern Laos)
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