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Nature-based Solutions (NbS) Expert

Vietnam, Lao PDR; Cambodia, Thailand
Alluvium Group

The Role

We are looking for someone to expand our expertise in Nature-Based Solutions (NBS), with a focus on the countries of the Mekong. This includes project management, technical delivery and business development.

To be successful in the role you will need to be flexible, adaptative, driven and have aspirations to work with a high performing team.

Specific tasks include:

  • Serving in technical roles on Alluvium’s international projects with a focus on NBS in the countries of the lower Mekong.
  • Providing science-based input into a variety of projects spanning policy, strategy, planning, capacity building, quantitative and qualitative analysis, design and data generation.
  • Acting as Project Manager for Alluvium’s international projects with a focus on NBS in the countries of the lower Mekong.
  • Participation in business development activities with a focus on NBS in the lower Mekong countries.
  • Developing and/or maintaining relationships with key potential and existing clients and partners.
  • Supporting the Alluvium Group’s Research, Knowledge and Insights work focussed on the countries of the lower Mekong.

The position will report to the Delivery Lead – International.

About you

You will have experience and the desire to work on NBS challenges in the countries of the lower Mekong (Cambodia, Thailand, Lao PR and Viet Nam). As part of this you will have knowledge of, and appreciation for, the cultural similarities and differences between the places where we work.

You will be driven to help address the complex issues facing environments and communities.

You have a developing network within governments, private sector, bilateral and multilateral funding agencies in the countries of the lower Mekong.

Your skills and experience

  • Minimum 5 years of professional experience including work in multiple countries of Mekong. This could include topics such as (but not limited to) NBS design and planning, climate change adaptation, flood management, hydrology, river basin planning and governance, urban heat or environmental engineering.
  • Bachelor degree (minimum), Masters or higher degree (preferred) in topics related to water, climate or the environment.
  • Project management skills, particularly for multilateral banks (e.g. Asian Development Bank, World Bank), international non-governmental organizations (e.g. UNDP, IUCN, WWF) or in-region government funded projects.
  • This role if open to those with skills in strategy, planning or technical delivery.
    • For those with a strategy and planning focus, knowledge of relevant international and national policies, plans, procedures, governance structures and stakeholders is required.
    • For those with a technical focus, experience with relevant international standards and one or more software packages is required (e.g. HEC-RAS, TUFLOW, SWMM, EPANET, ArcGIS/QGIS, eWater Source & MUSIC, 12D, CAD, Benltey Civil WorkSuite or other).
  • Excellent presentation skills and a clear communicator.


Preferably based in Thailand, Cambodia, Lao PDR or Vietnam but open to other locations for exceptional candidates.

Time requirement

We anticipate this is a full-time role however we are open to other approaches.


Remuneration is commensurate with skills and experience.

An important part of our business is the ownership structure. Alluvium is a staff owned business and over 60% of our staff have ownership. The opportunity is available for staff to build an ownership stake in the business over time.


If you would like more information on the role, or for a confidential discussion please contact Simon Hammer at


To apply for this role please provide a resume and a cover letter (max. two pages) with a short description of how you meet the required skills and experience. Please submit applications to Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


Se the Alluvium Group LinkedIn page for more details, including links to this job advert and more:

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