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Chief Hydrologist


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 (a) the Mekong water is managed and developed in the most efficient and sustainable manner that mutually benefits all Member Countries and (b) minimize harmful effects on people and the environment in the Lower Mekong Basin.
The MRC Secretariat is now recruiting a highly qualified candidate for the position of:



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Technical Support Division, MRC Secretariat.
M-13 Step 1 (USD53,643 base salary per annum) plus other benefit package as mentioned in the Job Description
MRC Secretariat in Vientiane, Lao PDR
Fixed-term Appointment / One-year contract with annual renewal for a maximum of 6 years.

Closing Date for Applications: 01 December 2020
Only nationals of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam are eligible to apply.

Job Summary:
The jobholder is the Lead Technical staff of the Technical Division and supports the Division Director in overseeing the work of the Division and in guiding other Specialists. Specifically, the Chief Hydrologist supervises all activities and tasks assigned related to hydrology and hydrological monitoring, and the associated work of information and data management. The position will closely work with other staff in charge of other related basin and environmental monitoring activities including sediment discharge, water quality, ecological health and fisheries. The position holder oversees the management, production, and distribution of the MRC hydro-meteorological information. The position supports the Division Director in leading the implementation of core river basin management functions related to data and monitoring (CRBMF 1), modelling and analysis (CRBMF 2) and forecasting, warning and emergency response (CRBMF 4) and implementation of the MRC Procedures.
Application Procedures:
The job description 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/. 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) Personal History Form. The position title and division must be indicated in the cover letter.
MRC is an equal opportunity therefore we welcome applications from all qualified candidates. Women are especially encouraged to apply. Immediate availability will be considered as an advantage to the selection process. Candidates must send his/her application via e-mail to the National Mekong Committee in the candidate’s home country using the contacts below:

Cambodia National Mekong Committee
Address: 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 protected];
[email protected]
Lao National Mekong Committee
Address: Khunbulom Road, Chantabouly District, Vientiane
Tel. (856-21) 260 983 Fax.(856-21) 260 984
E-mail: [email protected]; [email protected]
Thai National Mekong Committee
Address: Office of the National Water Resources
Juthamard Building, 89/168-170 Vibhavadi Rangsit Road, Bangkok 10210
Tel. +66 2 554 1800 ext. 1392
Fax. +66 2 521 9147
E-mail: [email protected]il.com
Viet Nam National Mekong Committee
Address: 23 Hang Tre, Ha Noi, Viet Nam
Tel. (84-24) 3934 3565
Fax. (84-24) 3825 6929
E-mail: [email protected]