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Mekong River Commission

The role of MRC is to promote and coordinate sustainable management and development of water and related resources for the countries mutual benefit and the peoples’ well-being

MRC Secretariat is looking for a high calibre Riparian Professional Candidate to fill the position of:

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Level – M-15

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) leads the MRC Secretariat; which has two office locations in Vientiane, Lao PDR, and Phnom Penh, Cambodia, to become a world class, financially secure, professional, international organisation, serving Mekong countries to achieve the Basin Vision. It ensures that the organisation actively works for the implementation of the MRC Mission through all its programmes and activities.

The CEO is the strategic, structured, result-oriented, and neutral leader responsible for inspiring the MRC Secretariat and other stakeholders to work together to achieve a vision for a Mekong River Basin that is economically prosperous, socially just and environmentally sound.

The CEO position is based at MRC Secretariat in Vientiane, Lao PDR. The application instructions and job description can be obtained at MRC website Candidates up to the age of 62 years old at the time of job transfer from the incumbent or the Office-in-Charge in April 2015 may apply. Women are encouraged to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

Closing date for applications: 31 October 2014

Only nationals of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam are eligible to apply. An expression of interest should be sent to the National Mekong Committee of the applicant’s home country as per details below, with a copy to MRC Secretariat addressed to Ms. Pinthong Thipphavongsa at

An expression of interest for the position should include the followings:

1. Personal Details
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Candidate’s statement
4. MRC Personal History Form

Please find detailed expression of interest in the Application Instructions

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: or

Lao National Mekong Committee
Khunbulom Road, Chantabouly District, Vientiane, Lao PDR.
Tel. (856-21) 260 983 Fax. (856-21) 260 984

Thai National Mekong Committee
Department of Water Resources
180/3 Rama 6 Road, Soi Phibul Watana Building
Phayathai, Bangkok 10400 Thailand
Tel. (66-2) 271 6165, 271 6620
Fax. (66-2) 298 6605

Viet Nam National Mekong Committee
23 Hang Tre, Ha Noi, Viet Nam
Tel. (84-4) 825 4785
Fax. (84-4) 825 6929

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