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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 minimizes harmful effects on people and the environment in the Lower Mekong Basin.


The Mekong River Commission is now recruiting the highly qualified candidate for the positions of:
Chief River Basin Planner – 01 position (Re-advertisement)

Division/Section : Planning Division
Level : M-13
Work location : MRC Secretariat in Vientiane, Lao P.D.R
Contract type/ Duration : Fixed-term Appointment / One year contract renewal

Job Summary / Job Statement:
The jobholder acts as the Lead Technical staff of the Planning Division, and directly supports the Director in overseeing the technical work of the Division and guiding the technical work of other specialists. Specifically, he/she leads the work on Mekong river basin development planning, including the preparation, update, and implementation support to the IWRM-based Basin Development Strategy and its linkage to other basin-wide sector strategies, the MASAP and the implementation of MRC Procedures, in close consultation with the lead technical staff of the Environmental Management Division.


He or she supports Member Countries in assessing and optimising national and basin-wide benefits and reducing transboundary costs of national plans and projects through scenario assessments, regional benefit sharing and water diplomacy. The position supports the Director in leading the implementation of MRC’s core river basin management functions related to basin-wide assessment (CRBMF 2), planning support (CRBMF 3) and implementation of MRC procedures (CRBMF 5).


Qualification requirements:
• University degree (Master or higher) in development planning, water resources management or relevant field. A doctorate is desirable;


• 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;


• Minimum 13 years of experience in water resources planning and management or development planning including experiences in preparing, developing and implementing basin development or management strategies and plans;


• Extensive experience in working in and with international/inter-governmental organisations and multiple stakeholder groups;


• Extensive experience leading and managing complex planning and negotiation process;


• Experience leading multi-national and multi-disciplinary technical teams highly desirable;


• Experience with MRC and Mekong basin development planning at regional or national levels preferred.



Sustainable Hydropower Specialist – 01 position (Re-advertisement)
Division/Section : Planning Division
Level : M-12
Work location : MRC Secretariat in Vientiane, Lao P.D.R
Contract type/ Duration : Fixed-term Appointment / One year contract renewal



Job Summary / Job Statement:
The jobholder acts as the focal point to assess hydropower developments with potential transboundary implications, and supports Member Countries in the identification and promotion of mutual and basin-wide benefits and in avoiding or mitigating transboundary costs through the Basin Development Strategy, sustainable hydropower development strategy, guidelines and tools. He or she works closely with the River Basin Planner in sustainable hydropower planning.


Qualification requirements:
• University degree (Master or higher) in water engineering (especially hydropower engineering or management), energy, water management, or other fields relevant to hydropower development;


• 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;


• Minimum 10 years of experience in water resource management, of which at least 7 years in hydropower development;


• Preferably 5 years of experience in management of complex projects;


• Preferably 3 years of experience in bilateral, international relations.


The Job Descriptions 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: 26 August 2016


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, (ii) a detailed CV, and (iii) MRC Personal History Form. The position title and section/division must be indicated in the cover letter. MRC offers challenging job with attractive compensation package.


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


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

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:cnmcs@cnmc.gov.kh or
sinsamnang9@gmail.com or khom.sk@gmail.com
Lao National Mekong Committee
Khunbulom Road, Chantabouly District, Vientiane, Lao PDR.
Tel. (856-21) 260 983 Fax. (856-21) 260 984
E-mail: bigpink2@gmail.com or
ketsanalaos@gmail.com
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
E-mail: tnmc@dwr.mail.go.th
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
Mekong River Commission

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