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
Programme/Division: Technical Coordination Unit, Office of the CEO
Post Level: M-13
Work location: Vientiane, Lao PDR
Contract type/ Duration: Fixed-term appointment / One-year contract renewable
• Provide advice on and ensure better quality and integration across all MRC programmes; Support Programme Coordinators in operational management of their programmes and projects through a result-oriented project cycle management approach;
• Advise the CEO on programme development strategies;
• Actively helps pursue the implementation of the Strategic Plan of the Mekong River Commission, by driving and promoting it both internally and externally as regards policy and organizational development aspects;
• Prepare and organise MRC annual international events/conferences;
• Design and implement consistent MRC programme workplans and establish an inte-grated workplan monitoring system;
• Monitor on-going programme activities and identify gaps and duplications;
• Responsible for quality assurance of technical reports and project proposals;
• Identify inter-programme cooperation opportunities and establish the appropriate mechanisms; Ensure integration of cross-cutting activities such as strategic planning, programme promotion and facilitation, information management, development of rules and procedures, and integrated capacity building;
• Improve MRC project and programme management guidelines for more efficient and harmonized formulation and reporting;
• Design and implement an MRC evaluation system;
• Other related duties, as required by the CEO.
• Advanced degree (Master’s Degree or higher preferred) in Water Resources/Natural Resources Management, sustainable development or a related discipline;
• At least 15 year experience in international technical cooperation in the field of Water Resources/Natural Resources Management and Development; preferably in the scope of river basin organizations and integrated water resources management;
• Demonstrated experience and skills in strategic planning for regional/international organizations;
• Extensive experience in project/programme management including the formulation, coordination, and results based monitoring and evaluation of international programmes;
• Strong communication skills, both interpersonal and written, to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements, and to effectively coordinate with MRC programmes and a wide range of regional stakeholders;
• Proven experience and facilitation skills in organizing international events/conferences;
• Capacity to work in a multicultural environment essential;
• Computer proficiency and good knowledge of the possibilities and use of electronic information systems;
• Fluency in English, both written and spoken.
The job description and other information can be obtained at MRC website http://www.mrcmekong.org/working-with-mrc/employment. Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.
Closing date for applications: 6 June 2014
Only nationals of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam 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.
The application should be sent to the National Mekong Committee in the applicant’s home country:
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:email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
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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