Project Coordinator for USAID Project

Mekong River Commission

The Mekong River Commission (MRC) is the only inter-governmental agency that works directly with the governments of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, and Vietnam on 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 the Mekong water is managed and developed in the most efficient and sustainable manner—that mutually benefits all Member Countries and minimises harmful effects on people and the environment in the Lower Mekong River Basin.

The MRC Secretariat in Vientiane, Lao PDR, is now recruiting a highly-qualified candidate for the position of:

Project Coordinator for USAID Project

Consultant Type:                        Individual Consultant

Work location:                               MRC Secretariat, Vientiane

Division:                                         Office of Chief Executive Officer

Duration/Contract type:               12 months, from 1 April  2024 to 31 March 2025 / Service Contract

Date posted:                                  7 February 2024

Closing date:                                  7 March 2024   

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Possess a Bachelor’s degree in international relations, development studies, project management, or a related field.
  • Have a minimum of 2 years of experience in project management, strategy and partnership, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting systems for development projects in international and public organisations.
  • Possess solid knowledge of project management, international relations, partnership, and stakeholder engagement.
  • Demonstrate work experience in partnership and stakeholder engagement with international entities such as the USA, Japan, Germany, Korea, SDC, EU, UN, etc.
  • Have a comprehensive understanding of the geographic, socio-economic, political, and environmental contexts of the Mekong River basin.
  • Exhibit strong analytical and report-writing skills.
  • Demonstrate substantial experience and networks working and coordinating with government agencies in the Mekong River Basin, particularly with the National Mekong Committee Secretariats and the relevant line agencies of the Mekong River Commission.
  • Familiarity with the procedures and work experience with the Mekong River Commission Secretariat is an advantage.
  • Exhibit excellent coordination, communication, project management, and time management skills, along with reporting capabilities.
  • Possess excellent English writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge about gender mainstreaming and equity is an advantage.
  • Proficiency in Excel and Word is required.
  • Immediate availability will be considered an advantage.

Interested applicants may find more information about the position through the Terms of Reference.

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

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Vientiane, Lao PDR
Application Deadline: 
Thu, 2024-03-07