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  • Internships » Mekong River Commission
    their assignment Applications and Procedures The MRC internship programme is offered to four interns with 2 for each Secretariat office twice a year starting in a mid January and b mid September Application interested candidates must submit a complete MRC internship application form a cover letter and CV together with a copy of school transcript and a proof of the graduation of a university by email to The Human Resources Development Section HRS will acknowledge receipt The interns will be considered based on a relevance of background b relevance to the TOR c English competencies and d purpose of the internship HRS will contact successful condidates by email Duration and Time Commitment The duration for an internship is between 3 2 to 6 months The interns are not eligible to apply for or be appointed to any post within the MRC during the period of the internship or for the six months immediately following the expiration date thereafter Eligible Candidates University graduates or post graduates in fields relevant to MRC programmes Excellent written and spoken English IELT level 5 0 or higher Excellent computer skills Microsoft Office applications Excellent interactive and interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a multicultural environment Priorities are given to national citizens of one of the MRC countries Cambodia Lao PDR Thailand and Viet Nam reparians Financial and Administrative Aspects No residents interns from reparian countries who do not have a sponsoring organisation may receive a maximum stipend of US 250 per month to cover accommodation and travel costs Interns are responsible for arranging their own accommodation and travel to the place of assignment If work related travel within the country is requested by a programme during the internship period DSA and travel costs shall be paid by the MRC Resources If selected MRC will provide assistance to the Intern in getting a visa for the work assignment No assistance can be provided for spouses family members partners or friends The MRC Secretariat will provide the intern with desk space and basic office equipment and supplies Access to any other resources or services normally provided to MRC staff may be granted upon the approval of the intern s supervisor director Chief of FAS or CEO as required Supervision The host programme at the MRC will assign a staff member to supervise and monitor the day to day work and performance of the interns during the period of an internship Upon completion of internship the supervisor will assess the performance according to the agreed TOR A letter of recommendation if so required shall be prepared by the supervisor MRC Work Programme Areas of Assignment The intern should indicate in his her cover letter in which MRC work area he she is interested Basin Development Plan Programme BDP Environment Programme EP Climate Change and Adaptation Initiative CCAI Flood Management and Mitigation Programme FMMP Based in Cambodia Fisheries Programme FP based in Cambodia Navigation Programme NAP Based in Cambodia Information Knowledge Management Programme IKMP Based in Cambodia

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  • Junior Riparian Professionals » Mekong River Commission
    MRC staff staff of the Member Counties especially those from prioritised Line Agencies The MRC also starts to focus on the professionals from MRC Dialogue Partner Countries China and Myanmar The Junior Riparian Project offers training opportunities to riparian nationals aged less than 35 years old with excellent English a Masters degree in relevant subjects and a professional experience in a water related discipline They are both young male and female staff from government agencies universities and river basin organisations from the four Member Countries as well as from the Dialogue Partners Countries Through this Junior Riparian Professional Development project the MRC offers a unique six to twelve month training programme to young professionals from the Lower and Upper Mekong Regions MRC invests in the talent of selected young professionals from the Mekong Regions believing that this is a part of a long term process to generate well trained and skilled riparian professionals on different IWRM related disciplines such as IWRM principles stakeholder engagement basin development planning strategic planning project cycle management gender equality communication monitoring and evaluation climate change adaptation etc With this effort we aim to develop IWRM expertise and professionalism now and in the future for the Mekong region There are already Junior Riparian Professionals who were recruited to work at the MRC Secretariat after completing the different provided training courses Others return to their positions at the National Mekong Committee or government ministries where they work before entering the project More information Guidelines How to apply who is eligible to participate in the Junior Riparian Professional Development project JRP Poster JRP Brochure JRP vacancy announcement Latest News We are hiring Exciting career opportunities with the Mekong River Commission Several positions available click to find out more Basin Development Strategy and MRC Strategic Plan 2016 2020 set

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  • Highlights » Mekong River Commission
    Member Countries from government agencies research institutes river basin organisations private sector non governmental organisations as well as Dialogue and Development Partners Basin Development Strategy 2016 2020 The Basin Development Strategy for 2016 2020 henceforth BDS 2016 2020 replaces the 2011 2015 Strategy This updating reflects the dynamic challenges encountered in the Lower Mekong Basin LMB The Mekong one of the world s greatest rivers is an exceptionally complex system with high intra annual and inter annual flow variability caused by the Southwest Monsoon bringing both great risks and opportunities It is also a rapidly changing river because of its contribution to the rapid economic development of the basin countries but also as a consequence of this development on the river itself including the impacts of increasing population urbanisation and industrialisation The Study on Sustainable Management and Development of the Mekong River including Impacts of Mainstream Hydropower Projects the Council Study New Implementation Progress Update February 2016 The rapid development in the Mekong River region is increasingly putting pressure on the Mekong Basin s water and related resources In line with the 1995 Mekong Agreement the Member Countries strive to cooperate in the sustainable development of the basin s resources in order to achieve the Basin Vision of an economically prosperous socially just and environmentally sound Mekong River Basin The current knowledge of how different water uses will impact the river basin still has many gaps and the predictions made using models and other tools do in many subjects still have a large uncertainty The Council Study which was a direct result of Member Countries Prime Ministers verbal agreement to conduct a study on sustainable management and development of the Mekong river including impacts by mainstream hydropower projects was therefore conceived primarily to close the most important knowledge gaps and improve the certainty of predictions of impact from major developments in the Mekong River Basin The results of the Council Study are expected to also enhance the Basin Development Planning process and promote capacity building and technology transfer to Member Countries Don Sahong Hydropower Project To be situated in one of the braided channels in the Mekong River s Siphandone area of Southern Lao PDR the Don Sahong Hydropower Project is a run off the river dam that will produce 260 megawatts of electricity The Mekong River Commission MRC is carrying out prior consultation for the Don Sahong Hydropower project to discuss and evaluate benefits and associated risks of the project which may have significant impacts on the environment and people in the Lower Mekong Basin Xayabury Hydropower Project Prior Consultation Process The prior consultation process under Procedures for Notification Prior Consultation and Agreement PNPCA is a requirement of the 1995 Mekong Agreement for countries to jointly review any development project proposed for the mainstream with an aim to reach a consensus on whether or not it should proceed and if so under what conditions Mainstream hydropower projects can bring significant benefits in terms of renewable energy and budget revenues

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  • Chiang Saen » Mekong River Commission
    Reports Financial Reports Minutes of the Meetings Progress and Assessment Agreements Policies Procedures and Guidelines Strategy and Work Programmes Manual and Toolkits Manuals Toolkits Glossaries Publications by Topic Agriculture Irrigation Basin Planning Climate Change Environmental Health Fisheries Flood Drought People River Transport Sustainable Hydropower Newsletters Catch and Culture Transboundary Dialogue News Events News Events Upcoming Events Recent Events Consultations Newsletters Catch and Culture Transboundary Dialogue Speeches Working with MRC Employment Tenders Internship Junior Riparian Professional Highlights Data Portal Home River Monitoring Chiang Saen Chiang Saen Daily observation of Mekong River water level compared to long term average Hydrological Stations Chiang Saen Luang Prabang Chiang Khan Vientiane Nakhon Phanom Mukdahan Pakse Stung Treng Kratie Kompong Cham Phnom Penh Tan Chau Chau Doc About the MRC History Vision Mission Organisational Structure Programmes Upstream Partners Development Partners Partner Organisations The Mekong Basin Physiography Hydrology Climate Natural Resources Stories from the Mekong Working with MRC Employment Tenders Internship Junior Riparian Professional Our Programmes Agriculture and Irrigation Programme Basin Development Plan Programme Climate Change and Adaptation Initiative Drought Management Programme Environment Programme Fisheries Programme Flood Management Mitigation Programme Information Knowledge Management Programme Initiative on Sustainable Hydropower Integrated Capacity Building Programme Mekong Integrated Water Resources Management

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  • We are hiring! » Mekong River Commission
    Newsletters Catch and Culture Transboundary Dialogue News Events News Events Upcoming Events Recent Events Consultations Newsletters Catch and Culture Transboundary Dialogue Speeches Working with MRC Employment Tenders Internship Junior Riparian Professional Highlights Data Portal Home News Events News We are hiring We are hiring Vientiane Lao PDR Phnom Penh Cambodia 7th Apr 2016 27th Apr 2016 Are you keen to make a difference in the water resources management for sustainable development of the Mekong River Basin Are you interested in an exciting and rewarding career with the Mekong River Commission Here comes your golden opportunity The MRC is recruiting a new set of experts and support staff to fill multiple positions for both of its Secretariat Offices in Vientiane Lao PDR and Phnom Penh Cambodia We are looking for the brightest most talented individuals from the MRC Member Countries Cambodia Lao PDR Thailand and Viet Nam to join us in working for the sustainable development and management of the Mekong River and its water and related resources If you have the right skill and experience and want to challenge yourself and build a career that is truly worthwhile with the MRC we highly encourage you to apply Application closes on 27 April 2016 6 May 2016 For application details and requirements please visit our Employment page here http www mrcmekong org working with mrc employment To keep yourself updated with new opportunities and news please visit and follow our official Facebook page https www facebook com mrcmekong Apply now and give yourself a chance Media Contact For media inquires email or view the Contact page here About the MRC History Vision Mission Organisational Structure Programmes Upstream Partners Development Partners Partner Organisations The Mekong Basin Physiography Hydrology Climate Natural Resources Stories from the Mekong Working with MRC Employment Tenders Internship Junior

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  • Basin Development Strategy and MRC Strategic Plan 2016-2020 set the stage for new sustainable development » Mekong River Commission
    Agreement on this day 21 years ago the MRC today launched the publications of a critical basin wide strategy and a strategic plan for the sustainable development of the Mekong River Basin and the furtherance of MRC s mission The Integrated Water Resources Management based Basin Development Strategy 2016 2020 for the Lower Mekong Basin and the MRC Strategic Plan 2016 2020 set out how the organisation will work toward the sustainable management and development of the Mekong River and its water and related resources over the next five years Approved by the MRC Council of ministers the strategy and plan are a result of extensive stakeholder consultations including a basin development plan forum in November 2014 Replacing the Basin Development Strategy for 2011 2015 this updated Strategy reflects the dynamic challenges encountered in the Lower Mekong Basin and takes a long term view to deal with water security challenges including flood drought climate change hydropower irrigation fisheries and industrial development Specifically the Strategy will address a number of basin wide priorities including among others increasing cooperation with partners and stakeholders reducing remaining knowledge gaps to minimise risks optimising basin wide sustainable development and cost and benefit sharing strengthening the protection of mutually agreed environmental assets strengthening basin wide procedures and national implementation capacity etc The strategic priorities and defined actions for 2016 2020 will be addressed by the MRC through its Strategic Plan at the regional level and by the Member Countries through their National Indicative Plans at the national level all for the same period The Strategic Plan has been developed based on the updated Basin Development Strategy taking into account the existing body of knowledge and cooperation and the deepening of the bridge between scientific knowledge and solutions to transboundary water management issues and decision making Apart from its traditional technical works the new Strategic Plan places a strong focus on stakeholder engagement partnership enhancement with regional initiatives and international organisations and organisatioinal reform agenda implementation The Plan lays out how the MRC will deliver the role established by the 1995 Mekong Agreement and makes ways for the organisation to focus its work on four key result areas including i enhancement of national plans projects and resources based on basin wide perspectives ii strengthening regional cooperation iii better monitoring and communication of the Basin conditions and iv a leaner River Basin Organisation MRC s key governance bodies the MRC Council and Joint Committee will lead the implementation of this Plan by providing and guiding the strategic direction of MRC s work over the period The MRC Secretariat is responsible for administrative advisory and technical aspects of the Plan implementation The publications are available for download here Strategic Plan Basin Development Strategy Note to editors The MRC is an intergovernmental organisation for regional dialogue and cooperation in the Lower Mekong River Basin established in 1995 based on the Mekong Agreement among Cambodia Lao PDR Thailand and Viet Nam The Organisation serves as a regional platform for water diplomacy

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  • MRC to Review Viet Nam’s Mekong Delta Study on Hydropower Development » Mekong River Commission
    a view to link it with the MRC s flagship study on the sustainable development in the region said the MRC Secretariat CEO Pham Tuan Phan The MRC has received the final report of the Study on the Impacts of the Mainstream Hydropower on the Mekong River so called Delta Study from the Viet Nam s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment The Mekong Delta is home to some 20 million people and more than 50 percent of Viet Nam s rice and fruit production The 94 page final report together with the two volumes of the impact assessment reports 800 pages was results of the 30 month study that assessed the impact of 11 hydropower projects proposed on the Lower Mekong mainstream on the natural social and economic systems of the Lower Mekong Basin in particular Mekong Delta In the final report the Delta Study suggests that if no mitigating measures are taken the planned mainstream hydropower projects would cause high to very high adverse effects on some of the key sectors and environmental resources in Cambodia and Viet Nam according to the report The study was conducted by Denmark s DHI Group together with experts from Vietnam Specialists of Cambodia and Lao PDR also joined the implementation of the study while the MRC and governments agencies provided scientific data I would like to express our appreciation to MRCS for excellent support and cooperation wrote H E Nguyen Minh Quang Minister of Viet Nam s Natural Resources and Environment and Chairman of the Viet Nam National Mekong Committee in his letter to the CEO Pham I believe that the Study outcomes would be extremely helpful in our joint efforts to bring the MRC s Council Study to satisfactory completion The Council Study or the Study on Sustainable Management and Development of the Mekong River including Impacts of Mainstream Hydropower Project is the MRC s flagship study commissioned by the MRC Council in late 2011 It assesses how different water resources use will impact the river basin using various development scenarios for several themes including hydropower irrigation agriculture flood protection and navigation Together with the Delta Study it is expected to provide a scientific evidence based data for better understanding about potential risks and benefits of development initiatives in the Lower Mekong Basin We are pleased to receive the final report of the Delta Study to which we have contributed said CEO Pham We will review the final report and see how the Delta Study could be linked to our Council Study We believe that the two studies are complementary and that it would help us validate our study on the impacts of the development initiatives in the region The Council Study is expected to be completed in 2017 Note to editors The MRC is an intergovernmental organisation for regional dialogue and cooperation in the Lower Mekong River Basin established in 1995 based on the Mekong Agreement among Cambodia Lao PDR Thailand and Viet Nam The Organisation serves as a

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  • Lancang – Mekong Cooperation: MRC welcomes the New Initiative for Regional Cooperation by six countries in the Mekong River Basin » Mekong River Commission
    regional intergovernmental organisation in the Lower Mekong River Basin we welcome the initiative of the People s Republic of China and the five Mekong countries to set up the Lancang Mekong Cooperation Framework for sustainable development of the greater region said MRC Secretariat s CEO Pham Tuan Phan We recognise that the Summit was a historic moment to cement the future cooperation among the six basin countries and it would certainly bring benefits to the MRC s goals Leaders from six countries along the Lancang Mekong River convene in Sanya a city in southern China s Hainan province March 23 2016 Photo www news cn During the historic meeting the LMC Leaders agreed to strengthen regional dialogue and cooperation in the three key fields of political and security issues economic and sustainable development and social cultural and people to people exchanges and to commence its cooperation with five priority areas such as the connectivity of rivers roads and railways cross border economic cooperation and the management of water resources Furthermore the leaders have stressed that LMC shall follow the spirit of openness and inclusiveness tally with the priority areas of ASEAN Community building and ASEAN China cooperation and complement and develop in synergy with existing sub regional cooperation mechanisms Earlier at the First LMC Ministerial Meeting in November 2015 the Foreign Ministers of the six LMC countries formally endorsed the LMC Concept Paper and launched the Framework In their Joint Press Communique they stated that LMC will adhere to the spirit of openness and inclusiveness and complement and work in tandem with other sub regional frameworks such as the Greater Mekong Subregion GMS Economic Cooperation Program ASEAN Mekong Basin Development Cooperation AMBDC and the Mekong River Commission MRC to jointly promote regional integration process In particular according to the Sanya Declaration issued on 23 March the Leaders have agreed to enhance cooperation among LMC countries in sustainable water resources management and utilisation Among the activities envisaged a center in China for water resources cooperation would be established to serve as a platform for technical exchanges capacity building drought and flood management data sharing and joint research among other cooperation initiatives The MRC has been cooperating with China on hydrological data sharing since 2002 said CEO Pham The new framework would present a new opportunity for the MRC to strengthen the tie with China and Myanmar and we believe that we could and are ready to contribute to the new regional cooperation in water resource management with our 20 years of experience in that field The Lancang Mekong Cooperation Framework was first proposed by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in November 2014 at the China ASEAN Summit in Myanmar encouraged by Thailand s 2012 initiative on a closer cooperation mechanism among the Mekong sub region countries aiming at building a community of shared future of peace and prosperity in the basin Although the MRC per se is not a party to the LMC Framework at this stage all the members of the

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