International Consultant for Fisheries Data Synthesis and Policy

Mekong River Commission (MRC)


Consultant Type:Individual Consultant
Work location:Home-based with the possibility of traveling to the MRC Secretariat and the MRC Member Countries.
Division:Environmental Management Division
Duration/Contract type:26 working days (March to December 2024)
Contract type:Special Service Agreement
Date Posted:14 February 2024
Closing Date:08 March 2024, at 9:00 AM

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • University degree (Master/Doctoral degrees or equivalent minimum) in Fish Biology, Fish Ecology, Zoology, Fisheries Management, or related fields.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in designing and formulating fisheries yield assessment at large river basins;
  • Extensive experience in preparing fisheries technical reports including Mekong state of the basin fisheries reports and MRC Council study on Biological Resource Assessment; Technical guidelines on fisheries yield assessment.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in fisheries and the environment of the Mekong River Basin is preferable;
  • Specific knowledge and experiences with relevant international agreements and practices such as the FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries, technical guidelines, action plans and approaches for inland fisheries management, ecosystem-based approach, and precautionary approach are advantageous.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to negotiate constructively in a Mekong/Southeast Asia institution and cultural context.
  • Fluent in English, verbal and writing, and strong analytical skills.
  • Immediate availability will be considered an advantage.

Interested applicants may find more information about the position through the Terms of Reference at the bottom of this page.

The 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 (not longer than 1.5 pages) that clearly outlines how the candidate meets the requirements of the position. The position title and Division must also be indicated, (ii) a detailed CV, (iii) a Supplier Declaration Form (DDG-01), and (iv) a Personal History Form by registering at

More information

Supplier Declaration Form

Personal History Form

Terms of Reference





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