Regional Water Policy Consultant

Mekong River Commission (MRC)

184 Fa Ngoum Road sitharn Neua Sikhottabong Vientiane Capital


Mekong River Commission

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.

MRC Secretariat is now recruiting a highly qualified consultant for the following consultancy.


Consultant Type           :            Individual Consultant

Work location               :           Home-based, with travel to the MRC Secretariat, Vientiane, Lao PDR

Division:                       :           Planning Division

Duration/Contract type :           Maximum of 51 working days / Special Service Agreement


The objective of this consultancy is to support the MRCS Planning Division in carrying out the implementation of Joint Action Plan during phases 1 and 2 and assisting in the overall implementation of the MRC Procedures through working with concerned MRCS staffs and other international consultants.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • At least 10 years of experience in IWRM and natural resource management;
  • Current knowledge of transboundary RBO management and associated procedures of the MRC;
  • Experience in facilitating technical dialogue on sensitive water management issues;
  • Demonstrated ability to write technical reports which can be readily understood by decision makers and the public;
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and in writing with a wide range of people;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English; TOEIC certificate with 700 and over is required;
  • Familiarity with the LMB and Mekong River Commission is beneficial.

The Terms of Reference 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.

Only nationals of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Vietnam are eligible to apply. The application should include (i) a cover letter outlining clearly how the candidate meets the requirements of the position, (ii) a detailed CV, (iii) MRC Personal History Form and (IV) financial proposal. The position title/Division must be indicated in the cover letter.

The application should be sent to:

Mekong River Commission
Office of the Secretariat in Vientiane
P.O. Box 6101, 184 Fa Ngoum Road
Vientiane 01000, Lao PDR
Email: mrcs@mrcmekong.org

Closing date for applications:  29 December 2017


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  • Post Date 07 December 2017
  • Prefered Language English
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Mekong River Commission (MRC)

Mekong River Commission (MRC)

184 Fa Ngoum Road sitharn Neua Sikhottabong Vientiane Capital

Email : somsanith@mrcmekong.org; ana.felicio@giz.de
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