Consultant for Improvement and Combination of SWAT Models with new Hydrological Baseline

Mekong River Commission (MRC)

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Consultant Type:Individual Consultant
Work location:Home-based
Division:Technical Support Division (TD)
Duration/Contract type:Maximum of 43 working days / Special Service Agreement


Responsibilities / Tasks:

    • To provide technical assistant to MRCS modelers to combine the 10 SWAT sub-model’s schematizations and improvement
    • To assist the Modelers in improvement of hydropower dam, Flow, Sediment, Nutrient and crop modules through provide the technical support
    • To assist modeler to verify Calibration of SWAT combine model for both water quantity and quality (sediment and nutrient) fit with separated models
    • To test new SWAT software with Mekong Basin by extending hydrological data from 2009-2016/2017
    • To check quality of data and setup new version  of SWAT, and continue for calibration and check model
    • To assist MT to test if SWAT model would be applicable for River Flood Forecasting as URBS does
    • To prepare Final Report by the contract completion to specify if the SWAT Combination could be applied to reduce time consuming instead of using separated models
    • Other assigned tasks related to SWAT model enhancement and upgrading


Qualifications and Requirements:

    • Consultant must have MSc. or PhD university degree in hydrology, water resources engineering and management, Natural Resources Management, mathematic or a related field;
    • At least 20 years of experience in hydrological modelling;
    • Extensive knowledge of hydrological modeling tools; 
    • Proven experience in setting up models using hydrological and hydrodynamic for flow prediction and sediment in large river basins;
    •  Experience with hydrological and hydrodynamic Model, especial with SWAT Model;
    •  Prior experience working for the MRCS and/or knowledge of the Mekong River Basin and/or large river basin; and Ability to work in a multicultural environment
    • The consultant must speak and write English well, TOEIC of 600-700 is required.

The Terms of Reference and other information can be obtained from the MRC website and 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.

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, and (IV) financial proposal. 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
P.O. Box 6101, 184 Fa Ngoum Road
Vientiane 01000, Lao PDR
Email: [email protected]

Closing date for applications:  28 June 2018