Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam nationals: Chief Environment Management Officer (Re-announcement)

Mekong River Commission (MRC)

Vientiane, Laos 🇱🇦

Division/Office:Environmental Management Division
Salary Level:M-13 Step 1 (US$ 53,643 base salary per annum) plus other benefit package as mentioned in the Job Description
Work Location:MRC Secretariat in Vientiane, Lao PDR
Contract Type/ Duration:Fixed-term Appointment/One-year contract with annual renewal for a maximum of six years
Date Posted:14 December 2022
Closing Date:11 January 2023

Only nationals of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam are eligible to apply.

Previous applicants DO NOT need to re-submit their applications.

Job Summary:

The jobholder is the Lead Technical staff of the Division and supports the Director in overseeing the technical work of the Division and guiding the technical work of other specialists. Specifically, he/she is responsible for developing and implementing basin-wide environmental management strategy and cooperation mechanisms and promotes the sustainable use of the water and related resources in the LMB, in close consultation with the lead technical staff of the Planning Division. He or she is responsible for promoting environmental policy for sustainable development of the LMB. The position supports the Director in leading the implementation of MRC’s core river basin management functions related to environmental monitoring (CRBMF 1), environmental analysis and assessment (CRBMF 2) and environmental management planning support (CRBMF 3).  

Job Requirements:

Certificate:University degree (Master or higher) in environmental science, environmental management, natural resources management, or other relevant fields. A doctorate is desirable.
Additional Certificates:TOEIC certificate with 600 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 13 years of experience in environmental management, including technical leadership roleExtensive experience in Environmental Impact AssessmentExperience in management of complex projectsExperience in watershed managementExperience in bilateral, international relationsExtensive experience in social and economic development relating to water and environment would be an advantage

The MRC is an equal opportunity employer. The organization welcomes 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 each position through the Job Description, which is located at the bottom of this page. Due to the high number of applications that we receive, we regret that only short-listed candidates will be notified and invited for an interview.

Application Procedures:

The application, in a single PDF file, must include:

  1. a cover letter (not longer than 1.5 pages) that outlines clearly how the candidate meets the requirements of the position. The position title and Division must also be indicated.
  2. a CV that must not be longer than five pages.
  3. the MRC Personal History Form.

The candidate must send his/her application via e-mail to the National Mekong Committee Secretariat in the candidate’s home country, not to the MRC Secretariat directly, using the contact 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
Lao National Mekong Committee

Address: Khunbulom Road, Chantabouly District, Vientiane
Tel. +856-21-260983 Fax. +856-21-260984
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
Viet Nam National Mekong Committee

Address: 23 Hang Tre, Ha Noi, Viet Nam
Tel. +84-24-39343565
Fax. +84-24-38256929

More information

Job Description

Personal History Form





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