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.
The MRC Secretariat is now recruiting a highly qualified candidate for the position of:
REMOTE SENSING AND GIS SPECIALIST
Division/Office: Technical Support Division, MRC Secretariat
Salary Level: M-12 Step 1 (USD41,670 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 6 years
Closing Date for Applications: 25 November 2020
Only nationals of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam are eligible to apply.
The jobholder coordinates and carries out remote sensing analysis, GIS, and mapping for MRC activities undertaken by all the MRCS divisions, and provides other technical support and assistance to them in these areas. Prioritised and key areas of focus that will require remote sensing, image processing and mapping are: Elevation data (Digital Elevation Model / Digital Terrain Model), land cover and wetland mapping, flood extent, depth and duration, climate change, primary production, soil distribution, base images, drought management, sediment monitoring, geo morphological change assessment and visualization.
The Job Description and other information can be obtained from the MRC website http://www.mrcmekong.org/working-with-mrc/employment/ and https://www.facebook.com/Mekong-River-Commission-165798426775632/timeline/.
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) Personal History Form. The position title and division must be indicated in the cover letter.
MRC is an equal opportunity therefore; we welcome applications from all qualified candidates. Women are especially encouraged to apply. Besides required qualities, immediate availability will be considered as an advantage to the selection process. Only short-listed candidates will be notified and are invited for an interview.
Candidates must send his/her application via e-mail to the National Mekong Committee in the candidate’s home country using the contacts below:
Cambodia National Mekong Committee
Address: 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: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Lao National Mekong Committee
Address: Khunbulom Road, Chantabouly District,
Tel. (856-21) 260 983 Fax.(856-21) 260 984
E-mail: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Thai National Mekong Committee
Address: Office of the National Water Resources
Juthamard Building, 89/168-170 Vibhavadi Rangsit Road,
Tel. +66 2 554 1800 ext. 1392 / Fax. +66 2 521 9147
Viet Nam National Mekong Committee
Address: 23 Hang Tre, Ha Noi, Viet Nam
Tel. (84-4) 825 4785
Fax. (84-4) 825 6929