Lead International Consultant to supports

Consultancy type: Individual Consultant 
Work location: Home-based with travelling to MRC Member Countries (MCs)
Division: Environmental Management Division
Duration/Contract type: 43 working days (December 2017 to December 2018) / Special Service Agreement


Key outputs of this consultancy are expected:

    • The MRC Indicator Framework updated as a living document;
    • The Chapter on assessment of environment status and trends under the ED responsibilities prepared.


    • Advanced degree in environmental sciences, ecological economics, socio-economics or a related discipline;
    • At least 15 years of working experience and knowledge on environmental economic analysis, socio-economic assessments, and similar assignments;
    • Strong knowledge and experience in preparation of river basin assessment reports or state of the basin reports, including the MRC State of the Basin Reports which would be beneficial;
    • Good knowledge and skills in preparation of indicator framework for river basin assessment, planning and management;
    • Demonstrated ability to write technical reports which can be readily understood by decision makers and the public;
    • Familiarity with the Lower Mekong River Basin, the Mekong River Commission and the MRC stakeholders would be beneficial;
    • Excellent verbal communication ability, including ability to make positive and insightful contributions to consultation workshops and inspire learning motivation amongst stakeholders;
    • Strong work ethics, including commitment, responsibility, team spirit, and timely delivery; and
    • Fluency in written and spoken English, TOEIC of 700 or equivalent. 

The Terms of References 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.

Application procedures:

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, (IV) expected rate and (V) valid TOEIC result. 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 (OSV)
P.O. Box 6101, 184 Fa Ngoum Road
Vientiane 01000, Lao PDR
Email: mrcs@mrcmekong.org

Closing date for applications:  16 November 2017