8 Apr 2013


Mekong River Commission (MRC) – Posted by LAO JOBS VACANCYVientiane, Vientiane Prefecture, Laos

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Job Description

Mekong River Commission

The role of MRC is to promote and coordinate sustainable management and development of water and related resources for the countries’ mutual benefit and the people’s well-being MRC Secretariat is now recruiting a highly qualified candidate for the position of

Wetland Ecosystem Specialist (Re-announcement)
Division/Programme : Environment Division, Environment Programme
Post Level : M-11
Work location : Vientiane, Lao PDR
Contract type/ Duration : Fixed-term appointment / One-year contract renewable

Key Responsibilities:
• Provide management and technical advice on the wetland issues; wetland biodiversity, indicator development, and assessment, methodology, ecological function assessment methodology development, wetland monitoring, wetland valuation, wetland GIS mapping and wetland-related climate change adaptation activities
• Initiate and manages connections with the organization and project involved with wetland ecosystem and wetland climate change
• Assesses the technical quality of outputs related to wetland management;
• Prepares workplans and progress reports with regard to the wetland management activities and other routine reports;
• Maintains regular communication with the other related organizations and line agencies, national experts and other related organizations in riparian countries on wetland management;
• Works in the overall planning, implementation management and reporting of Environment Programme activities;

• Master Degree or higher in aquatic science, biology, ecology, natural science, environmental and natural resource management or similar with focus on wetland and aquatic ecosystems studies, research and management;
• At least ten (10) years relevant experience of which at least five (5) years in wetland studies, wetland management, conservation and governance in either government, non-government organizations and/or in academics. Preferably on both practical field experiences and acadamic research;
• Knowledge and skills on GIS and mapping techniques, wetland inventory, wetland assessment and wetland biodiversity assessment and monitoring methodologies;
• Experience with and good knowledge on the interlink ages between wetland ecosystems, wetland beneficial use, conservation and management;
• Experience within development project planning, management, implementation and reporting; experience in preparation of annual work plans and budgets, and the use of a logical framework for summarising and guiding implementation is an advantage;
• Experience with and good knowledge of the Mekong Riparian countries and the Mekong River basin and experience in working in a multicultural and international multiple partner environment;
• Fluency in written and spoken English and at least one of MRC riparian languages is essential

The job description and other information can be obtained at MRC website http://www.mrcmekong.org/working-withmrc/ employment. Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.
Closing date for applications: 16 April 2013

How to Apply

Application procedures:

Only nationals of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam are eligible to apply. The application should include (i) a cover letter outlining clearly how the candidate meets the requirements of the position, (ii) a detailed CV, and (iii) MRC Personal History Form. The position title and section/division must be indicated in the cover letter.
The application should be sent to the National Mekong Committee in the applicant’s home country:

Cambodia National Mekong Committee
P.O.Box 623, 364 Monivong Blvd.,
Sangkat Phsar Doerm Thkouv, Khan Chamkar Mon, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Tel. (855-23) 216 514 Fax. (855-23) 218 506
E-mail: ou_sophanna@cnmc.gov.kh

Thai National Mekong Committee
Department of Water Resources
180/3 Rama 6 Road, Soi Phibul Watana Building
Phayathai, Bangkok 10400 Thailand
Tel. (66-2) 271 6165, 271 6620
Fax. (66-2) 298 6605
E-mail: tnmc@dwr.mail.go.th
Prime Minister’s Office, Vientiane, Lao PDR
Tel. (856-21) 260 981-3 Fax. (856-21) 260 984
E-mail: lnmc.mekong@gmail.com

Viet Nam National Mekong Committee
23 Hang Tre, Ha Noi, Viet Nam
Tel. (84-4) 825 4785 Fax. (84-4) 825 6929
E-mail: vnmc.personnel@gmail.com

Job Categories: ENVIRONMENT. Job Types: Full-Time.

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