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Donor Coordination Officer -- MRC, Lao PDR

Consultant type
International Consultant (Individual)
Contract Type:
Service Contract
Duration of service:
12 Months
Work Location:
Mekong River Commission Secretariat in Vientiane, Lao PDR
Division/Section: 
International Cooperation and Communications Section (ICCS)
Key Responsibilities: 
  • Assist in coordinating and interacting with the MRC development partner community and in coordination of resource mobilisation efforts, which includes but are not limited to organising and coordination documentation and reporting from these meetings;
  • Taking minutes of the meetings and necessary follow up as requested;
  • Promote alignment and harmonisation of aid provided by Development Partners in line with the Roadmap for MRC Donor Harmonisation and Coordination and the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness;
  • Develop and maintain a system for systematic reporting and follow-up to development partners in line with the donor agreements and the reporting requirements, ensuring that reporting is done in a timely fashion. Prepare funding agreements ensuring completeness in terms of content and substance;
  • Develop and maintain records on development partner profiles, funding, pledges made and funding needs for MRC programmes and projects and prepare related documents to Senior Management, Joint Committee, Council Meetings, Donor Consultative Group Meetings and Informal Donor Meetings. The material produced may be used for fund raising activities and approaches;
  • Coordinate and analysis MRC issues and ensure that development partners are sufficiently informed about MRC;
  • Seek new partnerships and opportunities to extend the MRC portfolio of development partners;
  • Perform other related duties as required.
Qualifications/Requirements:
  • An advanced university degree in social sciences, economics, law, public relations or public administration;
  • At least three years progressive experience with technical co-operation projects, also including an international development oriented organisation;
  • Experience with development partner coordination and fund raising is essential. Knowledge of design and evaluation of technical cooperation projects, logical framework and funding agreement concepts is an asset;
  • Knowledge of the social, economic, cultural and political structures of the South East Asia region is required;
  • Very good command of English, both written and spoken. Working knowledge of French or a riparian language is an advantage.
Application procedures:
The application should 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 must be indicated in the cover letter.
Closing date for applications:
1 October 2014


Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.
The application should be sent to:
Mekong River Commission
Office of the Secretariat in Vientiane (OSV)

P.O. Box 6101, 184 Fa Ngoum Road
Ban Sithane Neua, Sikhottabong District,
Vientiane 01000, Lao PDR.
Tel: (856) 21 263 263
Email: mrcs@mrcmekong.org

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