Lead International Consultant to support (1) the update of MRC Indicator Framework, and (2) Preparation of the SOBR 2018 Chapter on Assessment of Environment Status and Trends

Mekong River Commission (MRC)

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Key outputs of this consultancy are expected:

    • The MRC Indicator Framework updated as a living document;
    • The Chapter on assessment of environment status and trends under the ED responsibilities prepared.


    • Advanced degree in environmental sciences, ecological economics, socio-economics or a related discipline;
    • At least 15 years of working experience and knowledge on environmental economic analysis, socio-economic assessments, and similar assignments;
    • Strong knowledge and experience in preparation of river basin assessment reports or state of the basin reports, including the MRC State of the Basin Reports which would be beneficial;
    • Good knowledge and skills in preparation of indicator framework for river basin assessment, planning and management;
    • Demonstrated ability to write technical reports which can be readily understood by decision makers and the public;
    • Familiarity with the Lower Mekong River Basin, the Mekong River Commission and the MRC stakeholders would be beneficial;
    • Excellent verbal communication ability, including ability to make positive and insightful contributions to consultation workshops and inspire learning motivation amongst stakeholders;
    • Strong work ethics, including commitment, responsibility, team spirit, and timely delivery; and
    • Fluency in written and spoken English, TOEIC of 700 or equivalent. 

The Terms of References and other information can be obtained at MRC website http://www.mrcmekong.org/working-with-mrc/employment/. Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.  Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

Application procedures:

The application should include (i) a cover letter outlining clearly how the candidate meets the requirements of the position, (ii) a detailed CV, (iii) MRC Personal History Form, (IV) expected rate and (V) valid TOEIC result. The position title/Division must be indicated in the cover letter.

The application should be sent to:

Mekong River Commission 
Office of the Secretariat in Vientiane (OSV)
P.O. Box 6101, 184 Fa Ngoum Road
Vientiane 01000, Lao PDR
Email: [email protected]

Closing date for applications:  16 November 2017