Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam nationals: Climate Change Adaptation Specialist

Mekong River Commission (MRC)

Vientiane, Laos 🇱🇦

Division/Office:Planning Division
Salary Level:M-12 Step 1 (US$ 41,670 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:30 November 2022
Closing Date:12 February 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 supports the planning and implementation of the Mekong Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan (MASAP) and related guidelines for addressing transboundary impacts of climate change and needs for transboundary adaptation. He or she works closely with Chief River Basin Planner in ensuring the integration of climate change adaptation into the basin development planning process and other sectoral plans/strategies and in supporting the basin planning core river basin management function. The position works closely with relevant specialists of other Divisions in supporting member countries in addressing flood and drought.

Job Requirements:

Certificate:University degree (Master or higher) in environmental management, environmental sciences, social sciences, development studies, or other relevant fields
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 10 years of experience in strategic development, policy formulation and analysis, preferably linked to climate change and adaptation in international or national water management organisation(s)Preferably 5 years of experience in management of complex projectPreferably 3 years of experience in bilateral, international relations

The 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 Descriptions (JDs) and can be found at the bottom 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:

  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: Dongnaxok-Nongbeuk Road, Sikhottabong District, Vientiane, Lao PDR
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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