Project Overview:

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved $38 million in loans to develop ecotourism in Khuvsgul Lake National Park and Onon-Balj National Park to serve as models for economically inclusive development and conservation in Mongolia. The project will help transform two national parks in Khuvsgul and Khentii aimags (provinces) as models for economically inclusive tourism and conservation in the protected area network, by improving park infrastructure, sanitation, and capacity to manage tourism growth sustainably. The designs emphasize tourism benefits for communities, protection of natural capital, and climate-resilient facilities; and scale up from previous grant projects in each park.

WASTE AND SANITATION ENGINEER/CIVIL ENGINEER (CONSULTING SERVICES):

(national, 20 pm, PIU-based with frequent field travel, intermittent basis).

Qualifications and Experience 

The consultant will have:

(i) Bachelor’s degree or above in civil engineering preferably or waste management, water treatment, or relevant technical aspect of the project;

(ii) at least 5 years of experience in engineering field preferably, especially the design and/or implementation of waste management systems, preferably in remote regions such as protected areas;

(iii) strong participatory and facilitation skills; and

(iv) leadership and project management skills

(v) demonstrated capacity to work collegially and creatively within a team and with partners

(vi) good command of spoken and written English

(vii) knowledge and experience of professional computer programs preferred

Specific duties and responsibilities

(i)                 Support the PIU procurement specialist for the recruitment of the sanitation and solid waste engineering and supervision firm (consulting services package 18).

(ii)              Facilitate, coordinate, and review the work of the firm, and ensure compliance with the firm’s terms of reference and project requirements for the waste subcomponents.

(iii)            Ensure that the sanitation and landfill designs comply with national laws and standards for waste management and in protected areas, including compliance with the park management plans, laws on protected areas, Law on Hygiene, and national standards for toilet designs.

(iv)             With the firm, prepare a simple data collection and reporting system, to enable the soum governments and KLNP and OBNP administrations to record the annual volumes of solid waste collected at each park, and main forms of waste. Prepare simple logbooks to be used by the landfill operators and reporting procedures.

(v)               Facilitate the integration of the JFPR-led community waste management teams (CWMT) as an essential component of the waste management procedures for the KLNP and OBNP and assess whether the role of each CWMT needs to be expanded. Work with CWMTs, park administrations and soum governments to revise and/or expand the works of the CWMTs as needed. At the KLNP, ensure the continued implementation of the official procedures for salary payments and sustainable financing of the CWMTs (through campsite and public toilet fees). At the OBNP, replicate the CWMTs (or scale-up the existing pilot waste collection teams) and facilitate the establishment of similar procedures and financing systems.

(vi)             Prepare and implement training for KLNP and OBNP staff, soum agencies, and operators of the project sanitation and solid waste facilities, in the waste collection, transport, treatment, and disposal procedures at each park. Topics will include: the park-specific waste management procedures; budgeting and financial management; public involvement and awareness; composting, recycling, and waste recovery at the three park landfill sites; roles of each agency and the JFPRled CWMTs; and operation and maintenance (O&M) of the project waste facilities.

(vii)          Facilitate the implementation of waste awareness campaigns in each park, to be prepared and implemented by local community groups, for tour camp operators, schools, residents, and tourists. Content will include awareness of the JFPR-led codes of conduct for waste management and the new sanitation and solid waste facilities and procedures established by the project.

(viii)        With the other PIU team members, maintain and strengthen existing collaboration between local agencies and CSOs promoted by the JFPR grants, especially with ecoLeap for solid waste management, and, building on previous donor-supported sanitation efforts (e.g. WASH training by UBDP); and proactively develop new opportunities for collaboration with CSOs and other agencies to benefit the management of each park.

(ix)             Support the PIU environmental and social specialists as needed for implementation of relevant aspects of the EMP, SGAP, CPP and SCS related to waste management.

(x)               Prepare the draft waste management plans for the KLNP and OBNP, applying the guidelines developed during project preparation and work with the other PIU team members to integrate the project waste components into the soum and park management plans.

(xi)             Develop lessons learned and policy recommendations for continued waste management the KLNP and OBNP, based on the lessons learned of the JFPR grants and during the project implementation.

(xii)          Prepare semi-annual progress reports to document the progress, including inputs to the project environment monitoring reports on compliance with the project EMP and designs for waste management. Submit the reports to the PIU project coordinator and MET for review and consolidation within the semi-annual progress reports to be submitted by MET to ADB.

(xiii)        Coordinate with PIU, MET and ADB officials in the relevant field

(xiv)         Support PIU internal operation

(xv)           Perform the duties and obligation within the approved timeframe and report its implementation

(xvi)         Perform other duties assigned by the Project Coordinator

(xvii)      Supervise the construction works and works contracts related to following packages in Khuvsgul aimag: W1, W3, W6, CP1 in Khuvsgul aimag

(xviii)    Coordinate with PIU building construction engineer, relevant project contractors, sub-contractors, and consulting firms.  

Application:

Interested candidates shall submit an application consisting of the following documents as attachment, prepared in English language:

  • Cover letter (maximum two pages) explaining the reasons for applying to the position, describing how the candidate’s qualification, skills and work experiences meet the selection criteria;
  • Curriculum vitae in English using ADB format;
  • At least 2 reference letters from the previous employers; and
  • Copies of all diplomas and certificates.
  • Copy of national identification card

Deadline for the submission of application:

Applications for vacancies are only received in the consultant management system (CMS) of Asian Development Bank at https://selfservice.adb.org/OA_HTML/adb/xxcrs/jsp/ADBCsrnFwd.jsp?sel=190606. Furthermore, only experts that submitted Expression of Interest (EOI) through ADB Consultant Management System (CMS) shall be considered for further evaluation.

All documents should be submitted no later than 11:59PM on August 8, 2023. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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