Mekong River Commission (MRC)

184 Fa Ngoum Road sitharn Neua Village Sikhottabong District 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          :           Regional Consultant (Individual)

Work location              :           MRC Secretariat in Vientiane, Laos with frequent

                                              travels to project sites within the Lower Mekong Basin

Division                       :           Office of the CEO/Planning Division

Duration/Contract type:           Maximum of 8 months / Service Contract

Key objective:

The consultant is sought to enhance the ability of the Communications Component of the Mekong Integrated Water Resources Management Project to deliver communication support to the five transboundary projects. S/he is expected to increase the information flow between the MRC and the project teams, which consist of the National Mekong Committees (NMCs), line agencies and/or project working groups. S/he is also expected to ensure that communication work at both regional and transboundary levels are well coordinated and collaborated for the maximum effect, and that appropriate communication outreach materials are produced and reached to the targeted audiences, including provincial and local authorities and community-based water resources users.

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree with seven years, or a minimum of a master’s degree with five years, of work experience in journalism, communications or related fields;
  • Skilled in the production of communication materials, such as print, online and multi-media;
  • Experience in media relations, community outreach or public information for a governmental, intergovernmental, and/or international organisation;
  • Excellent writing and editing skills both in English and one local language (Khmer, Lao, Thai or Vietnamese);
  • Excellent coordination skills, strong initiatives and sound judgment;
  • Willingness to work closely with the MRCS and transboundary project teams;
  • Good understanding of the Mekong River basin’s socio-economic, environmental contexts;
  • Knowledge of natural resources management and environmental awareness desirable.

The Terms of Reference and other information can be obtained from the MRC website: http://www.mrcmekong.org/working-with-mrc/employment/communication-associate/ and its Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Mekong-River-Commission-165798426775632/timeline/.

MRC is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates. For this position, only nationals of Cambodia, Loa PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam are eligible to apply. Women are especially encouraged to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

Those who are interested in this position, please fill the MRC Online Application Form, and separately submit the following application package in a single PDF file: (i) a cover letter outlining clearly how the candidate meets the requirements of the position, (ii) a detailed CV, (iii) a portfolio of communications products (links or attachments), and (iv) a proof of English proficiency if available. The position title and division must be indicated in the cover letter. MRC offers challenging job with attractive compensation package.

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: mrcshr@mrcmekong.org

Closing date for applications:  20 June 2018

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  • job summary
  • Post Date 07 June 2018
  • Prefered Language English
  • Job Level Senior
  • Job Function Others
  • Job Location Vientiane Capital
Mekong River Commission (MRC)

Mekong River Commission (MRC)

184 Fa Ngoum Road sitharn Neua Village Sikhottabong District Vientiane Capital

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