Communication Associate

Consultant Type: Regional Consultant (Individual)
Work location: MRC Secretariat in Vientiane, Laos with frequent travels to project sites within the Lower Mekong Basin
Division: Office of the CEO/Planning Division
Duration/Contract type: Maximum of 8 months / Service Contract


Key objective:

The consultant is sought to enhance the ability of the Communications Component of the Mekong Integrated Water Resources Management Project to deliver communication support to the five transboundary projects. S/he is expected to increase the information flow between the MRC and the project teams, which consist of the National Mekong Committees (NMCs), line agencies and/or project working groups. S/he is also expected to ensure that communication work at both regional and transboundary levels are well coordinated and collaborated for the maximum effect, and that appropriate communication outreach materials are produced and reached to the targeted audiences, including provincial and local authorities and community-based water resources users.

Qualifications / Requirements:

    • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree with seven years, or a minimum of a master’s degree with five years, of work experience in journalism, communications or related fields;
    • Skilled in the production of communication materials, such as print, online and multi-media;
    • Experience in media relations, community outreach or public information for a governmental, intergovernmental, and/or international organisation;
    • Excellent writing and editing skills both in English and one local language (Khmer, Lao, Thai or Vietnamese);
    • Excellent coordination skills, strong initiatives and sound judgment;
    • Willingness to work closely with the MRCS and transboundary project teams;
    • Good understanding of the Mekong River basin’s socio-economic, environmental contexts;
    • Knowledge of natural resources management and environmental awareness desirable.


More details of the position can be found in the Terms of Reference.

MRC is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Vietnam only. Women are especially encouraged to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

Those who are interested in the position, please fill the MRC Online Application Form, and separately submit the following application package, in a single PDF file: (i) a cover letter outlining clearly how the candidate meets the requirements of the position, (ii) a detailed CV, (iii) a portfolio of communications products (links or attachments), and (iv) a proof of English proficiency if available. The position title and division must be indicated in the cover letter. MRC offers challenging job with attractive compensation package.

   The application should be sent to:


Mekong River Commission

Office of the Secretariat in Vientiane
P.O. Box 6101, 184 Fa Ngoum Road
Vientiane 01000, Lao PDR
Email: mrcshr@mrcmekong.org

Closing date for applications:  20 June 2018