Stakeholder Engagement Specialist


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:




Salary Level:


Work Location:

Contract Type/ Duration:    

Office of the CEO, MRC Secretariat.

M-12 Step 1 (USD41,670 base salary per annum) plus other benefit package as mentioned in the Job Description  

MRC Secretariat in Vientiane, Lao PDR

Fixed-term Appointment / One-year contract with annual renewal for a maximum of 6 years.

Date posted:                                27 September 2021

Closing date :                              22 October 2021

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

Job Summary:

The jobholder helps to promote and strengthen MRC’s engagement with the Commission’s stakeholder groups in the basin development planning and other processes in order to ensure participatory management of the Basin’s water and related resources and raise the MRC’s profile in the region. He or she coordinates all stakeholder engagement efforts throughout the organisation and provides technical support in this aspect to all MRC’s activities. He or she also contributes to the overarching objective of MRC’s Gender Policy through facilitating equal and effective participation opportunities of women and men at stakeholder engagement related activities.

Job Requirements:


University degree (Master or higher) in communications/ public relations, social sciences, public administration or other related field,

Additional Certificates:

TOEIC certificate with 785 points and over is required. An equivalent internationally recognized certificate or a university degree from an internationally recognized academic institution whose instruction is in English may also be considered.


Minimum 10 years of experience in public participation processes, stakeholder engagement in national and international public organisations, preferably on natural resources management;

Experience in international coordination;

Experience with engaging private sector and civil society in the planning process.

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 (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 division must be indicated in the cover letter. The MRC offers a challenging job environment with attractive compensation package.

Candidates must send his/her application via e-mail to the National Mekong Committee 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, 2021-10-22