Vacancy – Project Manager (MKCF Project), Trade and Investment Facilitation (TIF) Department, Mekong Institute, Khon Kaen, Thailand
MI is an intergovernmental organization that contributes to regional cooperation and integration through capacity development, dialogue, and advocacy for the acceleration of sustainable socioeconomic development and poverty alleviation in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS).
Founded and represented by Cambodia, P.R. China, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam, MI’s strategies are aligned with the core tenets of the GMS Cooperation Program Strategic Framework 2030, ASEAN Economic Community, and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. MI supports these frameworks through the implementation of projects across the areas of Agricultural Development and Commercialization, Trade and Investment Facilitation, and Sustainable Energy and Environment, while addressing issues of social inclusion and vulnerability, digital economy and innovation, and labor mobility to cement holistic and sustainable development impacts in the subregion and beyond.
Mekong Korea Cooperation Fund (MKCF)
Following the launch of the Mekong - ROK partnership in 2011, the MKCF was established in 2013 to encourage and support cooperation in six priority areas outlined in the Han River Declaration of 2011. It was agreed among five Mekong countries (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Viet Nam and Thailand) and the ROK that the MKCF will be financed through an annual contribution from the ROK to MI which will be managed by MI in accordance with the Terms of Reference (TOR) adopted at the 3rd Mekong – ROK Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in July 2013. Mekong Institute (MI) serves as the coordinator of the Mekong-Korea Cooperation Fund (MKCF) and the MKCF financed by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea (MOFA ROK).
ROK provides financial contributions to the MI on a yearly basis, subject to the availability of resources and in accordance with its national laws and regulations, to support the implementation of cooperative activities such as projects initiated by the ROK and the Mekong countries. In this role, MI is responsible for collecting proposals for MKCF-funded projects from the Governments of the Mekong countries and the ROK, screening the proposals and circulating shortlisted proposals to the Senior Officials’ Meetings (SOM) for review and approval, disbursing funds from the MKCF to the approved projects, monitor and review the implementation of the MKCF-funded projects and communicating the progress and results of the implementation of MKCF-funded projects with the Mekong countries and the ROK.
In order to manage the MKCF projects effectively, MI is currently designing to propose a three-year project to MOFA ROK on “Regional Development Project Management” which consist of the components e.g. one stop online platform development for managing the MKCF projects, capacity building on regional project management and monitoring of MKCF funded projects.
Upon approval of the project by MOFA ROK, MI is looking for a Project manager with strong project management background, familiar with project management, sound knowledge and experience in international development, regional cooperation, and capacity development, especially in the Mekong region to support the day to day activities of the project and work closely with the project task team in MI, and effectively coordinate with project stakeholders under the direction of Departmental Director, Trade and Investment Facilitation Department (TIF)/MKCF Coordinator. Knowledge of Geographic Information System (GIS) and its use for project management is preferable.
Project Manager (MKCF Project), Trade and Investment Facilitation (TIF) Department
We are seeking a Project Manager for MKCF Project under Trade and Investment Facilitation (TIF) Department. The position is based at Mekong Institute, located on Khon Kaen University campus, Northeast Thailand. Khon Kaen, a growing city, is the commerce and political center of Northeastern Thailand and an important gateway to other GMS countries.
Reporting to the Director of Trade and Investment Facilitation (TIF), the Project Manager is to support the day to day activities of the project and work closely with the project task team in MI, and effectively coordinate with project stakeholders.
Tasks and Responsibilities
The salary for this fixed term project position is USD 3,750 per month and benefits include relocation expenses, family group health insurance, annual leave, sick leave.
If you have the skills and experience to exceed in this position, and are passionate about equitable and inclusive economic growth in GMS, please send your CV, cover letter with recent photos and contact details of two referees, to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 4, 2022 titled ‘MKCF Project Manager’.
Please note that only applications successful in progressing to the next stage will be responded to.
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