Chief Human Resources Officer


The Mekong River Commission (MRC) is the only inter-governmental agency that works directly with the governments of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam on their common specific interests, joint management of shared water resources, and sustainable development of the Mekong River.

As a regional facilitating and advisory body governed by water and environment ministers of the four countries, the MRC aims to ensure that (a) the Mekong water is managed and developed in the most efficient and sustainable manner that mutually benefits all Member Countries and (b) minimize harmful effects on people and the environment in the Lower Mekong Basin.

Besides the competitive salary and benefit package, the MRC offers a challenging and rewarding international working environment where staff members have opportunities to be exposed to multi-dimensional development disciplines, interacting with regional and international colleagues and partners, as well as capacity and professional development in regional and international meetings, forums and conferences. Many professionals have secured excellent employment positions after their service with the MRC.

The MRC Secretariat is now recruiting a highly qualified candidate for the position of:



Administration Division, MRC Secretariat

Salary Level:


M-13, Step I (USD53,643 base salary per annum) plus other benefit package as mentioned in the Job Description  

Work Location:

MRC Secretariat in Vientiane, Lao PDR

Contract Type/ Duration:    

Fixed-term Appointment/One-year contract with annual renewal for a maximum of six years

Date posted:

11 October 2021

Closing date:

5 November 2021

Only nationals of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam are eligible to apply.

Job Summary:

The job holder is responsible for providing effective Strategic Human Resources for establishing and implementing human resources management and development strategy in line with overall MRC strategic plan and objectives. S/he is responsible for the implementation of the improvement in HR policies, practices, and services for the development of employees to fulfill and deliver their assigned tasks and responsibilities. The position is key in supporting the Director in leading the implementation of core function of human resource management and development (CF1.1), and in developing and ensuring the capacity of staff to implement CRBMF at both the regional and national levels in line with the decentralisation Road Map.

Job Requirements: 


  • Minimum Master Degree in Human Resources Development and Management, Public Administration, Business Administration or related fields.

Additional certificates:

  • TOEIC certificate with 700 points and over is required. An equivalent internationally recognised certificate or a university degree from an internationally recognised academic institution whose instruction is in English may also be considered.


  • At least 13 years with progressive and previous experience in various HR areas of expertise in an international, public or private sector organisation.
  • At least 10 years of experience directing and managing the activities of human resources management and development function, with more than 5 years at senior/middle management level. Experience must include hands-on responsibility for the full scope of human resources activities, both operations and analysis.

The MRC is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from all qualified candidates. Women are especially encouraged to apply. Besides required qualifications immediate availability will be considered as an advantage to the selection process. Interested applicants may find more information about the position through the Job Description (JD). Applications are expected to fill in the MRC Personal History Form (Form RS-09). Both JD and the Personal History Form can be found at the top right corner of this page. Only short-listed candidates will be notified and are invited for an interview.

Application Procedures:

The application, in a single PDF file, must include:

  • a cover letter (not longer than 1.5 pages) that outlines clearly how the candidate meets the requirements of the position. The position title and Division must also be indicated;  
  • a CV that must not be longer than five pages;
  • the MRC Personal History Form.

The MRC offers a challenging job environment with an attractive compensation package.

The candidate must send his/her application via e-mail to the National Mekong Committee Secretariat in the candidate’s home country, not to the MRC Secretariat directly, using the contacts below:

Cambodia National Mekong Committee

Address: No. 576, National Road No. 2, Sangkat Chak Angre Krom, Khan Mean Chey, Phnom Penh 12353, Cambodia

Tel. +855-23-216514   Fax. +855-23-218 506

E-mail: [email protected]

             [email protected]       

Lao National Mekong Committee

Address: Khunbulom Road, Chantabouly District, Vientiane

Tel.  +856-21-260983 Fax. +856-21-260984

E-mail: [email protected]; [email protected]       

Thai National Mekong Committee

Address: Office of the National Water Resources

Juthamard Building, 89/168-170 Vibhavadi Rangsit Road, Bangkok 10210

Tel. +66-2-5541800 ext. 1392

Fax. +66-2-5219147

E-mail: [email protected]

Viet Nam National Mekong Committee 

Address: 23 Hang Tre, Ha Noi, Viet Nam 

Tel. +84-24-39343565   

Fax. +84-24-38256929 

E-mail: [email protected]


Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Vientiane, Lao PDR
Application Deadline: 
Fri, 2021-11-05