Environment/Waste Services

Job Description

Dear Our Valued Connections,

Red Orange's Client is a company that specializes in Environment industry and is looking for a River Flood Forecasting Specialist high qualified candidate for the position at the moment.

  • Working location: Phnom Penh (Cambodia)
  • Salary: $3450 USD (NET) 


Under the management direction of the Division Director and technical advice of the Chief Hydrologist and in close collaboration with the Operational hydro-meteorologist/forecaster, the incumbent performs the following duties:

  • Receive and check the quality of incoming hydro-met data transmitted from monitoring stations in Member Countries, verify model input data, simulate water levels and provide forecasting analyses based on model results.
  • Provide regular forecasting services to Member Countries, e.g.:
    - Flood season: daily 1-5 days flood forecast.
    - Dry season: weekly water level forecast.
    - Provide flash flood guidance at village and district levels. 
    - Provide flash-flood analysis based on retrieved maps and create village- and district level-flash flood alerts.
    - Provide flash-flood analysis based on retrieved maps and create village- and district level-flash flood alerts.
    - Drought monitoring and forecasting.
  • Calibrate and update forecasting models, in close cooperation with the Modellers.
  • Improve and ensure accuracy of flood forecasting system.
  • Improve Flood Early Warning System and ensure bias correction.
  • Disseminate forecasts and warnings to stakeholders.
  • Prepare report on forecasting and guidance activities as required.
  • Contribute to the development of relevant technical guidelines as led by other specialists / Divisions.
  • Provide technical support to the work of regional technical/expert group related to flood risk management, climate change, and/or emergency response (if applicable), and contribute to the work of other regional groups as required.
  • Ensure that relevant knowledge and products developed are available at the national level to assist decision-making processes.
  • Contribute to and support the implementation procedures, especially in what regards river monitoring.
  • Perform other relevant tasks as required.

Job Requirement

  • Certificate: Advanced university degree (Master or higher) in hydrology, hydraulic engineering  or a related field.
  • Additional CertificatesTOEIC certificate with 600 points and over is required. An equivalent internationally recognized certificate or a university degree from an internationally recognized academic institution whose instruction is in English may also be considered.
  • Experience: 
    Minimum 10 years of experience in developing and implementing river forecasting and modelling in large rivers.
    - Minimum 7 years of experience in hydrological modelling and/or operational flood forecasting.
    - Operational management of flood forecasting systems is highly desirable.



  • Annual net base salary exempts from tax by Lao authorities, starting at M-12 Step 1 with US$ 41,670 with a living cost of 5% of the base salary.
  • Non-residential staff members who are relocated to the duty station (Vientiane, Lao PDR or Phnom Penh, Cambodia) are granted with 7% on the post adjustment and 7% on hardship allowances annually, and a rental subsidy of USD500 monthly.


  • Contribution to staff member’s Provident Fund (pension fund) of 14% of base salary per annum.
  • Coverage of health insurance for staff and eligible dependents, and accident insurance (on a shared basis with the employee) for staff.
  • Other entitlements and benefits such as dependency allowance (USD40/dependent), annual leave (30 days per year), sick leave (30 days per year), special leave with pay, maternity and paternity leaves, education grant (75% of maximum USD12,000 per an eligible child for non-residential staff and 5% of the base salary for resident staff), annual health check (subject to budget availability), annual vaccination including Covid-19 vaccines, and more.
  • Non-resident staff members who are relocated to the duty station (Vientiane or Phnom Penh) are granted with a subsidized home leave, shipment of personal effects to and from the duty station up on joining and conclusion of service with orgnazation. 


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