Iinternational navigation consultant for rule harmonization and vessel classification

Consultant Type:  Individual Consultant
Work location: Home-based, with travel to the MRC Secretariat, Vientiane, Lao PDR
Division: Planning Division
Duration/Contract type:   Maximum of 50 working days / Special Service Agreement


    • To effectively start the standardization of a vessel and waterway classification for the Mekong  River basin;
    • To effectively start the implementation of the Viet Nam-Cambodia Agreement on Waterway Transportation;
    • To effectively start the harmonization of rules and regulations on safety of vessels including on inspection of vessels between Thailand and the Lao PDR.

Qualifications and Requirements: 

    • Master degree in waterborne transport management;
    • High level knowledge and experience in transport planning and operating;
    • Good knowledge of Inland waterway transport on the Mekong River;
    • Demonstrated ability to write technical reports which can be readily understood by decision makers and the general public;
    • Experience with MRC and Mekong work and networks in the region is a very important advantage;
    • Fluency in spoken and written English; TOEIC requirement for consultants from countries where English is spoken as foreign language
    • Excellent writing, presentation, and reporting skills.

The Terms of Reference 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/. MRC is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates. Women are especially encouraged to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

The application should include (i) a cover letter outlining clearly how the candidate meets the requirements of the position, (ii) a detailed CV, (iii) MRC Personal History Form and (IV) financial proposal. The position title/Division must be indicated in the cover letter.

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: mrcs@mrcmekong.org

Closing date for applications:  16 January 2018