Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand or Viet Nam nationals: International Consultant to Support the Development of a Methodology for Long-term and Cost-Effective Monitoring of Plastic Waste in the Lower Mekong River

Mekong River Commission (MRC)

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Terms of Reference

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Must be the nationality of non-riparian Member Countries (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand or Viet Nam);
  • University degree (Master/ Doctoral degrees or equivalent minimum) in Environmental Management, Ecosystem Management, wetland management or other relevant fields;
  • Minimum 10 years experiences in environmental management and policy and strategy development, including transboundary environmental governance;
  • Minimum 10 years experiences in plastic waste management, monitoring and evaluation in environmental management and/or inland pollution control and waste management;
  • Has demonstratable specific knowledge and experience in designing environmental monitoring and assessment methodologies for plastic waste management, preferably in inland waterways or rivers;
  • Strong experience in dealing with regional and international environment related organizations and institutions and national and/or regional environmental and waste management policy frameworks;
  • Specific knowledge and experience in international development cooperation and transboundary resources management;
  • International experiences and relations, and regional knowledge of the Mekong River Basin;
  • Specific knowledge and experiences with relevant international agreements and practices such as the UNEA Resolution 4/6 on Marine plastic litter and microplastics (2019) and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs);
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and able to negotiate constructively shared position in a Mekong or/and Southeast Asia institution and cultural context; and
  • Fluent in English, verbal and writing and strong analytical skills.
  • Besides required qualities, immediate availability will be considered as an advantage to the selection process.

Interested applicants may find more information about the position through the Terms of Reference on the top right corner of this page. MRC is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates. Women are especially encouraged to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

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 and (ii) a detailed CV by register at The position title and division must be indicated in the cover letter. The MRC offers challenging job with attractive compensation package.

Closing date for applications: 30 April 2020





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