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MRLG seeks Information Platform Coordinator

03 February 2016

Information Platform Coordinator (full time)

The Mekong Region Land Governance Project funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), with support from the Governments of Germany and Luxembourg, is jointly implemented by Land Equity International (LEI) and Professionals for Fair Development (Gret).  The Project aims to address weak land governance and tenure insecurity in the Mekong region by empowering local stakeholders, building alliances, and supporting policy influencing activities as windows of opportunity emerge. In April 2016, MRLG will start implementation of a new component: the Mekong – Land Information Knowledge Engagement platform, dedicated to bringing dialogue around new knowledge and solutions to improve land tenure of smallholders in the Mekong Region.
MRLG are now recruiting for the Information Platform Coordinator DOWNLOAD
Main Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the direction of the Knowledge Management Manager the Coordinator will:

  • Coordinate the development, production and dissemination of a State of Land Report in collaboration with MRLG staff and partners
  • Support repackaging and synthesis of MRLG and partners’ research and information and reports produced by the Innovation Fund, Quick Disbursement Fund and Learning and Alliance Building activities.
  • Develop and implement a process to ensure key knowledge products are translated into core Mekong Languages (Lao, Khmer, Burmese and Vietnamese).
  • Oversee the M-LIKE web-portal.
  • Develop materials and dialogue tools to support MRLG engagement with key targets groups including farmers, media influencers, high level policy makers and private sector
  • Support knowledge brokering and linking between reform actors and other groups in coordination with team leader through concrete mechanisms for coordination.

Coordination of activities requires:

  • Coordinate and manage inputs from four national platform officers placed with national level partners as well as regional staff as necessary, in harmony with MRLG activities.
  • Manage consultants to support different aspects of the platform.
  • Promote a harmonious work environment within MRLG team and LEI & GRET values.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • At least 10-15 years of experience working in communications, knowledge management, digital platform facilitation and management and natural resource management.
  • Strategic thinking and the ability to manage competing and changing priorities.
  • Experience in convening, organizing and facilitating multi-stakeholder platforms.
  • Experience in partnership building and developing communication strategies targeting policy makers and private sector.
  • Strong English writing and strategic communication skills using a variety of media.

Contract duration: 2 Years
Work location: MRLG Regional Office (co-located with Gret), Vientiane Lao PDR

LEI is value based equal opportunities employer, appointing on merits by open competition. We highly encourage women and persons from ethnic minority background to apply.
Please send you curriculum Vitae (incl, references, certificates and expected salary) and 1 page application letter to explain why you may be the ideal candidate.

Submit your application/enquiries with attention to Kate Rickersey,
no later than the 15th February 2016.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.