Position: Lao Admin Assistant

Saola Foundation for Annamite Mountains Conservation:

The mission of the Saola Foundation is to help save Saola in the wild, and to conserve other threatened wildlife in the forests of the Annamite Mountains. We are the only chartered organization in the world to focus solely on the conservation of Saola and its home of the Annamite Mountains. We are a small, deeply committed group of field conservationists, with decades of collective experience in the Saola’s range, in the effective leadership of non-profit organizations.

The Saola Foundation’s national headquarters are based in Vientiane, where the Lao Programs Director, Field Coordinator are based. As operations in Lao expand into active field implementation, technical staff require extra administrative support (e.g. receptionist duties, purchasing, banking, receipt management, basic accountancy).

Job Description:

The Lao Admin Assistant will support the Lao Programs Director in general administrative tasks associated with oversight of Lao operations, including field work and government/partner liaisons.


R esponsibilities will include:

  • Act as the Saola Foundation program office receptionist.

  • Enter accounting data in the accounting program which is called Quickbooks Online (training can be provided).

  • Withdraw authorized funds at Saola Foundation account and delivery it to field teams as needed.

  • Organize and document expense receipts.

  • Assist with office management, including organizing the reception and purchasing equipment and supplies.

  • Assist to prepare paperwork for permissions, visas for international expertise, and other official documents for the Saola Foundation program and staff under direction of LPD and CEO.

  • Assist in preparation for meetings at the Saola Foundation office and at provincial and district locations as necessary, including preparing the meeting room and providing supplies.

  • Involve in regular staff meetings and planning meetings as needed.

  • Assist to communicate and coordinate with relevant Non Profit Organization (NGO) and Lao government (GoL) offices.

  • Assist with other support for project staff as necessary.

  • Participate at least one field trip of Saola foundation activity including at the village and in the forest to understand the advances and expenses of field teams as appropriated.


Skills & Experience:

  • Fairly good in English

  • Excellent communication

  • Excellent organization

  • Experience in office management


Term:  1-year consultancy contract with opportunity for expansion


Hours: Full-time


Salary: $300 - $500 pcm, depending on experience level


Location: Vientiane, office based

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter, CV (max 2-pages in length) and contact details for two referees to Chanthasone Phommachanh, Lao Programs Director chphommachanh@saolafoundation.org, cc'd to info@saolafoundation.org