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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 people’s well-being

MRC Secretariat is now recruiting a highly qualified candidate for the position of

Database Manager

Division/Section : Information and Knowledge Management Programme, Technical Support Division
Level : M-11
Work location : MRC Secretariat in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Contract type/ Duration : Fixed-term Appointment / One year contract renewal

Key Responsibilities:
• Maintain and update MRCS- Information System databases, including relational databases, geospatial, and hydromet data;
• Manage and support systems: file & disk storages, access permissions, operating systems - Windows & Linux, backups & recovery, servers, networking, etc;
• Manage Internet Portal, MekongInfo and Community sites;
• Maintain and support GIS and Remote sensing systems including ArcSDE, ArcIMS, ArcGIS, ERDAS, Ecognition, software and licenses;
• Assist and support in database and web developments;
• Support in establishment, implementation and update of MRCS-IS;
• Procurement of IT equipment and inventory;
• Make scripts for backup, file transfer, etc;
• Assist in Training and Capacity building related to NIS, MRC-IS, web portal, master catalogue and database related activities to MRC programmes, NMCs and national Line agencies;
• Support the establishment and maintenance of the National Information System (NIS);
• Support to the IKMP and other related programme on new application development by using difference programming languages;
• Keep update and improve the statistical tools and report for monitoring of the MRC data portal, Mekong info and community site operation;
• Development of different technical manual including for developer and user of the MRC-IS;
• Assist in publication of database related works;
• Assist in data request, delivery and license agreement with users;
• Facilitate and technical services provision to different MRC porgrammes and member countries on database and IT related tasks;
• Develop and maintain near real-time monitoring and early warning system under IKMP;
• Any other IT and Informatics related tasks.

• An advanced degree in IT, Informatics or similar, with at least ten years of experience in system management, database design and web application development, system supports and administrations in Windows 2008/2003 and Linux CentOS servers, and ArcGIS/ArcSDE license servers;
• Strong Experience in construction and use of Relational databases;
• Strong Experience in Web applications construction and maintenance;
• Strong Experience in HTML, SQL, Java or other programming languages;
• Knowledge about data Quality Assurance / Quality Control Procedures;
• Knowledge of Metadata standards like ISO19115/139, FGDC or Dublin Core;
• Knowledge on web map services and data portal development;
• Experience in operating system development in the different IT infrastructure and environments;
• Good technical management, coordination and capacity building skills;
• Knowledge about project management;
• Knowledge about procurement;
• Working familiarity within the Mekong region is preferred.

The Job Description and other information can be obtained from the MRC website Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

Closing date for applications: 14 October 2014

Application procedures:
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, and (iii) MRC Personal History Form. The position title and section/division must be indicated in the cover letter.

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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