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

Mekong River Commission(MRC), Home based and Office of MRC Secretariat in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme ManagementResearch and Analysis
Preferred Experience: 
Above 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
16th January, 2015

Job Description

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 and  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 and  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


  • 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.

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


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