Agriculture and Irrigation Specialist

Division/Office: Planning Division
Salary Level: M-12 Step 1
Work Location: MRC Secretariat in Vientiane, Lao PDR
Contract Type/ Duration: Fixed-term Appointment / One-year contract with possible annual renewal for a maximum of 6 years


Job Summary: 

The jobholder supports the development and implementation of agriculture and irrigation activities in the MRC from a sustainable & integrated water use perspective.                                               

Job Requirements: 


  • University degree (Masters or higher) in agriculture, engineering, agronomy, soil science or related disciplines;


Additional Certificates:

  • 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 work experience in irrigation and agriculture,  development and management;
  • Implementation of programmes/projects in a multicultural and international environment, and in particular with relevant line;



MRC is an equal opportunity therefore; we welcome applications from all qualified candidates. Women are especially encouraged to apply. Besides required qualities, immediate availability will be considered as an advantage to the selection process.

Interested applicants may find more information about the position through the Job Description (JD). Applications are expected to fill in the MRC Personal History Form (Form RS-09). Both JD and the Personal History Form can be found at the top right corner of this page.

Only short-listed candidates will be notified and are invited for an interview. 

Closing Date for Applications:           3 July 2020


Application Procedures:

Only nationals of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam 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 division must be indicated in the cover letter. The MRC offers challenging job with attractive compensation package.

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




Lao National Mekong Committee

Address: Khunbulom Road, Chantabouly District, Vientiane

Tel.  (856-21) 260 983 Fax.(856-21) 260 984





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



Viet Nam National Mekong Committee

Address: 23 Hang Tre, Ha Noi, Viet Nam

Tel.          (84-4) 825 4785  

Fax.         (84-4) 825 6929