Information Technology Assistant
Job ID : 17.0013681

Mekong River Commission

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 the Mekong water is managed & developed in the most efficient and sustainable manner that mutually benefits all Member Countries and minimises harmful effects on people and the environment in the Lower Mekong Basin.

MRC Secretariat is now recruiting a highly qualified Lao candidate for the position of

Information Technology Assistant



Administration Division

Work location     

Post level


Vientiane, Lao PDR


Contract type/ Duration     


Fixed-term appointment / One-year contract renewable

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist the IT Officer in ensuring the proper functioning of the information technology hardware and application software in MRC, which includes:
    • Network Administration (Microsoft Server);
    • MRC Email system administration (Microsoft);
    • MRC Web server administration;
    • MRC website maintenance;
    • Financial Information Management System Administration;
    • MRC Intranet administration
  • Keep abreast of the development within hardware and software and introduce upgrades and new developments where feasible; Monitor and recommend system and hardware to ensure state of the art information technology environment organization, such as:Provide helpdesk support and online support to the whole IT team and to MRCS staff in the duty station;
    • Arrange for timely repair or replacement of computer parts;
    • Assign computers and accessories to users as required, and install software and network connections;
    • Ensure that backup copies of important databases and files are routinely made;
    • Assist users in transferring, storing, and retrieving data;
    • Upgrade and develop existing in-house software as required;
    • Maintain and administer network, software, hardware and LAN/WAN infrastructure at the MRCS;
  • Provide helpdesk support and online support to the whole IT team and to MRCS staff in the duty station;
  • Provide IT services to MRC governance meetings when required;

Fixed Assets Management

  • Support the Maintenance Technician (OSV) during the annual physical surveys of MRC’s fixed assets (IT equipment), and in other related tasks; 

Other tasks

  • Implement other functions under the IT Officer when s/he is absent; and

Perform other duties related to post as required.

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The Job Description and other information can be obtained from the MRC website and MRC is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates. Women are especially encouraged to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

Application procedures:

Only Lao nationals are eligible to apply. The application, in a single PDF file, must 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 division must be indicated in the cover letter. MRC offers challenging job with attractive compensation package.

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

Closing date for applications: 31 January 2017

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