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International Consultant - Basin-wide Assessment of Climate Change Impacts on Food Security and Adaptation Options in the Lower Mekong River Basin, Cambodia

Key Responsibilities

  • Guide team discussion to arrive at a final list of all national consultants’ activities, and focus sites/areas for the assessment;
  • Provide scoping report including questionnaire for case study;
  • Facilitate and mentor all meetings during the assessment toensure that all national consultants are aware of the study goals, workplan, and timelines;
  • Basin-wide assessment of food availability under future climate projections:
  • Baseline assessment of crops (rice and maize), fisheries and livestock productions and import/export food;
  • Qualitative or quantitative (depending on data availability) assessment of fisheries and livestock productions under future climate change;
  • Import/export food assessment in the future (if possible). If not, assuming to keep current situations;
  • Quantitative assessment of crops production under future climate projections;
  • Basin-wide assessment of food utilization:
  • Basin-wide assessment of food nutrient demand;
  • Basin-wide assessment of food nutrient balance under climate change projections;
  • Basin-wide identification of vulnerable areas and adaptation review:
  • Basin-wide identification of vulnerable areas and communities;
  • Based on the results of vulnerability, identifying/proposing adaptation options to the impacts climate change for the whole basin;
  • Enhancing knowledge and capacity of stakeholders:
  • Draw out and analyse lessons learned and experiences to enhance knowledge, understanding and capacity;
  • Attend the workshops and provide specific impact on the assessments, and adjust them as necessary to complete;
  • Provide final report, compiling all national consultants’ individual reports;
  • Adhere to standard formatting, font, and layout specifications provided incorporate comments.

Qualifications/Requirements

  •  Master or PhD degree in agricultural science, climate change, or related fields;
  •  At least 15 years of experience in agriculture project and research;
  •  At least 5 years of experience working in Lower Mekong Basin in related field;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing with a wide range of people and to work in a multicultural environment;
  • Demonstrated experience of working as short term consultant with analytical skill;
  • Demonstrated sound knowledge of climate change impacts on food security, preferable in the Mekong basin; and
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

Application procedures

The application should include:

  • a cover letter outlining clearly how the candidate meets the requirements of the position,
  • a detailed CV,
  • MRC Personal History Form.

The position title and section/division must be indicated in the cover letter.

The application should be sent to:

Mekong River Commission
Office of the Secretariat in Vientiane (OSV)
P.O. Box 6101, 184 Fa NgoumRoad
Vientiane 01000, Lao PDR
Email: mrcs@mrcmekong.org

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