Communication Officer for Press

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 River 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 receiving 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:

Communication Officer for Press


Division/Office: Office of the CEO, MRC Secretariat
Salary Level:   M-11, Step 1 (USD 33,440 base salary per annum) plus other benefits 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: 8 July 2022
Closing date: 4 August 2022

Only nationals of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam are eligible to apply. Previous applicants DO NOT need to re-submit their applications.

I. Job Summary:

The job holder is to increase the ability of the MRC to effectively communicate and consult with key stakeholders and partners (general public, media, development partners, NGOs and others). S/he maintains a good internal communication on key issues, and informs external audiences, in particular through the media, to raise awareness about the activities of the MRC regionally and internationally. S/he supports the development of MRC policies and strategies for international cooperation and public relations and ensures those policies and strategies are effectively implemented.

II. Job Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in communications/ public relations/ journalism or a related field. In lieu of the Master’s degree, a Bachelor’s degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying professional experience may be accepted.
Additional certificates:
  • TOEIC certificate with 600 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.
  • 7 years of practical working experience in communications,  public relations, external relations, social sciences;
  • Work experience with international organizations and media relations.

The MRC is an equal opportunity employer. The organization welcomes 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 each position through the Job Description (20220710-jd-of-communication-officer). Due to the high number of applications that we receive, we regret that only short-listed candidates will be notified and invited for an interview.

III. 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 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 contact 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:     Lao National Mekong Committee Address: Dongnaxok-Nongbeuk Road, Sikhottabong District, Vientiane, Lao PDR Tel.  +856-21-260983 Fax. +856-21-260984 E-mail:  
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: Viet Nam National Mekong Committee  Address: 23 Hang Tre, Ha Noi, Viet Nam  Tel. +84-24-39343565    Fax. +84-24-38256929  E-mail:

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