Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam nationals: Head of Regional Flood and Drought Management Centre

Mekong River Commission (MRC)

Phnom Penh, Cambodia 🇰🇭

Division/Office:Technical Support Division, MRC Secretariat
Salary Level:M-13, Step 1 (USD 53,643 base salary per annum) plus other benefits as mentioned in the Job Description 
Work Location:Regional Flood and Drought Management Centre, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Contract Type/ Duration:Fixed-term Appointment/One-year contract with annual renewal for a maximum of six years
Date Posted:24 February 2023
Closing Date:8 March 2023

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

Job Summary:

The Jobholder is the Head of Regional Flood and Drought Management Centre (RFDMC) located in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. He/she will assist and support the MRCS Director of the Technical Support Division (TD) in the day-to-day management of the RFDMC. He/she will be the technical lead and manager to oversee RFDMC work as well as to guide other RFDMC’s specialists to achieve MRC’s assigned outputs. He/she will work in close collaboration with the Chief Hydrologist and other members of the TD.  

Job Requirements:

Certificate:University degree (Master or higher) in engineering, water resources, hydrology, hydro-meteorology or related discipline. A doctorate is desirable.
Additional Certificates:TOEIC certificate with 600 points and over is required. An equivalent internationally recognized certificate may also be considered.
Experience:Minimum 13-year experience in applied hydrology and water resources engineering;Demonstrated ability to lead, manage and facilitate technical team members to work to achieve common objectives and goals to obtain concrete annual outputs and organizational budget;Excellent knowledge and professional experiences in a broad range of water balance analysis and hydrological modelling or computer modelling techniques as applied to river-system simulation and flood forecasting, especially in the Mekong River Basin; andGood knowledge in web-based hydrological data/information presentation and management, and GIS application for flood and drought

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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