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Finance and Admin Intern

Swisscontact is the business-oriented independent foundation for international development cooperation. Represented in 36 countries with over 1400 employees, it promotes - since 1959 - economic, social and environmental development.

The organization has been operating in Southeast Asia since 1971.  In recent years Swisscontact has been developing its presence in the Mekong region, developing a portfolio of initiatives in agriculture, tourism, and skills development across Cambodia, Lao PDR, Vietnam, and Myanmar.  Swisscontact is focusing in Lao PDR in the areas of skills development and private sector development in tourism. 

Swisscontact is providing an opportunity to local people who is interested in tourism development area.  The organization is looking for a Finance and Admin Intern for Swisscontact Country Office, based in Vientiane. The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting finance and administration function.

Finance and Admin Intern


Internship start:

April 2019



Contract duration:

12 months with possibility of extension

Place of work:

Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR.



§  Bachelor Degree in Accounting/Finance, Business Administration (BBA), Technical College or similar field preferred

§  Quite good written and spoken English.

§  Good Team Player with excellent interpersonal skills.

§  Computer literacy especially on Microsoft Word, Power Point and Excel;

§  Must be a Lao citizen or have full rights to work in Lao PDR;

§  Willingness to learn new skills.

§  Good interpersonal and communication skills




Finance Function

         Assist follow up with the Finance and Admin Officer for daily expenses of Vientiane office and field office

         Record finance documents in-out and filling finance documents

         Assist review of program activity plan, advance request and settle the advance.

         Assist in planning logistics for staff travelling, office and project meetings.

         Assist in preparation of supplies and equipment for meetings and training events as required.


Administrative Function

         Greet visitors, give basic information about the organization if needed, direct visitors to correct destination if required.

         Stamp, register, distribute and/or file all in-coming office mail, faxes, and emails.

         Type and format documents, letters according to the instructions given by Finance and Administration Officer and/or FAM.

         Assist gathering signatures from the appropriate persons and processing payments;

         Assist Finance and Administration Manager for stationary and consumption records.

         Carry out any additional task as assigned by Finance and Administration Manager (FAM)

How to apply

§   Send a CV (no more than 2 pages) and a cover letter (maximum 1 page) in English stating why you are interested in   working with Swisscontact as Finance and Admin Intern to 

§        Applications should be addressed to: Recruitment, Swisscontact Laos

In view of the team composition, applications by women candidates are highly encouraged.

We offer a challenging scope of duties with personal responsibility. Are you interested in a fascinating job in an international context, and strive for contributing to excellence and making a difference?

The deadline for applications is March 24, 2019.  We especially welcome applications from female candidates
Role Description_National Intern - Tourism project - Draft - 19 Feb 19_RR.pdf
Role Description_National Intern - Tourism project - Draft - 19 Feb 19_RR.pdf (286.42 KB)
Mar 12th 2019

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