Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam nationals: Stakeholder Engagement Specialist (Re-announcement)

Mekong River Commission (MRC)

Vientiane, Laos 🇱🇦

Division/Office:Office of the CEO, MRC Secretariat
Salary Level:M-12 Step 1 (USD41,670 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.

Job Summary:

The jobholder helps to promote and strengthen MRC’s engagement with the Commission’s stakeholder groups in the basin development planning and other processes in order to ensure participatory management of the Basin’s water and related resources and raise the MRC’s profile in the region. He or she coordinates all stakeholder engagement efforts throughout the organisation and provides technical support in this aspect to all MRC’s activities. He or she also contributes to the overarching objective of MRC’s Gender Policy through facilitating equal and effective participation opportunities of women and men at stakeholder engagement related activities.

Job Requirements: 

Certificate:University degree (Master or higher) in communications/ public relations, social sciences, public administration or other related field,
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:Minimum 10 years of experience in public participation processes, stakeholder engagement in national and international public organisations, preferably on natural resources management;Experience in international coordination;Experience with engaging private sector and civil society in the planning process.

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.

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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