Water Quality Officer

Mekong River Commission (MRC)

184 Fa Ngoum Road sitharn Neua Village Sikhottabong District Vientiane Capital


Mekong River Commission (MRC)

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) is the only inter-governmental agency that works directly with the governments of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam on their common specific interests - joint management of shared water resources and sustainable development of the Mekong River.

As a regional facilitating and advisory body governed by water and environment ministers of the four countries, the MRC aims to ensure that the Mekong water is managed & developed in the most efficient & sustainable manner that mutually benefits all Member Countries and minimises harmful effects on people and the environment in the Lower Mekong Basin.

The MRC Secretariat in Vientiane, Lao PDR is now recruiting a highly qualified candidate for the position of:

Water Quality Officer

Division/Section: Environmental Management Division


Work location: MRC Secretariat in Vientiane, Lao PDR

Contract type/ Duration: Fixed-term Appointment / One year contract renewal

Job Requirement:

  • University degree (Bachelor or higher) on environmental science or related field with focus in water management, biology, chemistry or technology;
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in area of water quality and riverine plastic debris monitoring, or protection of aquatic ecosystem;
  •  Working experience in regional, national disaster committee/warning centre is an advantage;
  •  Working experience in international projects and programmes;
  •  Working experience in Bilateral and international relations;
  •  TOEIC certificate with 600 points and over is required. An equivalent internationally recognized certificate or a university degree from an internationally recognized academic institution whose instruction is in English may also be considered;
  • Besides required qualities, immediate availability will be considered as an advantage to the selection process.

Application procedures:

The Job Description and other information can be obtained from the MRC website http://www.mrcmekong.org/working-with-mrc/employment/ and https://www.facebook.com/Mekong-River-Commission-165798426775632/timeline/. MRC is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates. Women are especially encouraged to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

Closing date for applications: 6 February 2020

Application procedures:  

Only nationals of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Vietnam are eligible to apply. The application, in a single PDF file, must include (i) a cover letter outlining clearly how the candidate meets the requirements of the position, and (ii) a detailed CV. The position title and division must be indicated in the cover letter. MRC offers challenging job with attractive compensation package.

Candidates must send his/her application via web link to MRC Secretariat and e-mail to the National Mekong Committee in the candidate’s home country as per details below:

Mekong River Commission

MRC Secretariat in Vientiane, Lao PDR

Web link at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/F5DSHQ3

Cambodia National Mekong Committee

P.O.Box 623, 364 Monivong Blvd.,
Sangkat Phsar Doerm Thkouv, Khan Chamkar Mon, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Tel. (855-23) 216 514   Fax. (855-23) 218 506

E-mail: sinsamnang9@gmail.com   and   


Lao National Mekong Committee

Khunbulom Road, Chantabouly District, Vientiane, Lao PDR.

Tel. (856-21) 260 983   Fax. (856-21) 260 984

Email: bpssps@gmail.com; bigpink2@gmail.comsouksamone@gmail.com

Thai National Mekong Committee

Office of the National Water Resources                              

89/168-170 Vibhavadi Rangsit Road,                                    

Lak Si District,Bangkok 10210                                                 

Tel. +66 (0) 2521 9140-7 Ext.1105                              

Fax.+66 (0) 2521 9140-7 Ext. 1493                          

E-mail: phiromchai@yahoo.com

Viet Nam National Mekong Committee

23 Hang Tre, Ha Noi, Viet Nam

Tel. (84-4) 825 4785   Fax. (84-4) 825 6929

E-mail:  vnmc.personnel@gmail.com

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  • Post Date 10 January 2020
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Mekong River Commission (MRC)

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184 Fa Ngoum Road sitharn Neua Village Sikhottabong District Vientiane Capital

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