Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam nationals: Communication Officer for Outreach (Re-announcement)

Mekong River Commission (MRC)

Vientiane, Laos 🇱🇦

Division/Office:Office of the CEO, MRC Secretariat
Salary Level:M-11 Step 1 (USD33,440 base salary per annum) plus other benefit package as mentioned in the Job Description  
Work Location:MRC Secretariat in Vientiane, Lao PDR
Duration/Contract type:Fixed-term Appointment / One-year contract with annual renewal for a maximum of 6 years
Date Posted:27 September 2021
Closing Date:22 October 2021
Only nationals of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam are eligible to apply. Previous applicants do not need to re-apply.

The job holder is to increase the ability of the MRC to effectively communicate with the general public. S/he maintains good internal communication on key issues, and informs external audiences, in particular through all communication channels, to raises awareness about the activities of the MRC in each riparian country, the region and internationally. S/he supports the development of MRC’s policies and strategies for international cooperation and public relations and ensures those policies and strategies are effectively implemented.

Job Requirements:

Certificate:Master’s degree in communications/public relations/journalism, information science, or a related field. In lieu of the Master’s degree, a Bachelor’s degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying professional experience may be accepted.
Additional Certificates:TOEIC certificate with 785 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.
Experience:7 years of practical working experience in communications, public relations, external relations, social sciences or a combination of them all. Work experience with international organizations and media relations is highly desirable.

MRC is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from all qualified candidates. Women are especially encouraged to apply. Besides required qualifications 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.

Application Procedures:

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 a challenging job environment with attractive compensation package.

Previous candidates do not need to re-submit their applications.

Candidates must send his/her application via e-mail to the National Mekong Committee in the candidate’s home country, not to the MRC Secretariat directly, using the contacts below:

Cambodia National Mekong Committee
Address: No. 576, National Road No. 2, Sangkat Chak Angre Krom, Khan Mean Chey, Phnom Penh 12353, Cambodia
Tel. +855-23-216514 Fax. +855-23-218 506
E-mail: [email protected][email protected]

Lao National Mekong Committee
Address: Khunbulom Road, Chantabouly District, Vientiane
Tel. +856-21-260983 Fax. +856-21-260984
E-mail: [email protected][email protected]

Thai National Mekong Committee
Address: Office of the National Water Resources
Juthamard Building, 89/168-170 Vibhavadi Rangsit Road, Bangkok 10210
Tel. +66-2-5541800 ext. 1392
Fax. +66-2-5219147
E-mail: [email protected]

Viet Nam National Mekong Committee
Address: 23 Hang Tre, Ha Noi, Viet Nam
Tel. +84-24-39343565
Fax. +84-24-38256929
E-mail: [email protected]

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