Regional water policy consultant

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 51 working days / Special Service Agreement


The objective of this consultancy is to support the MRCS Planning Division in carrying out the implementation of Joint Action Plan during phases 1 and 2 and assisting in the overall implementation of the MRC Procedures through working with concerned MRCS staffs and other international consultants.

Qualifications and Requirements: 

    • At least 10 years of experience in IWRM and natural resource management;

    • Current knowledge of transboundary RBO management and associated procedures of the MRC;

    • Experience in facilitating technical dialogue on sensitive water management issues;

    • Demonstrated ability to write technical reports which can be readily understood by decision makers and the public;

    • Excellent communication skills both verbal and in writing with a wide range of people;

    • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English; TOEIC certificate with 700 and over is required;

    • Familiarity with the LMB and Mekong River Commission is beneficial.

The Terms of Reference and other information can be obtained from the MRC website and 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.

Only nationals of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Vietnam are eligible to apply. 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 (OSV)
P.O. Box 6101, 184 Fa Ngoum Road
Vientiane 01000, Lao PDR

Closing date for applications:  29 December 2017