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.
PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION UNIT VACANCIES FOR FOLLOWING CONSULTANT POSITIONS:
1. Road construction engineer (Consulting services):
(national, 20 person-months, Project Implementation Unit (PIU) based with frequent field travel intermittent basis).
Qualifications and Experience
The consultant will have:
(i) postgraduate civil engineering degree;
(ii) national certification and/or membership as a practicing engineer;
(iii) at least 5 years of experience as a senior or principal project engineer on projects of similar scale and complexity, and preferably with at least 2 years of experience for ADB or World Bank projects.
(iv) leadership and project management skills
(v) demonstrated capacity to work collegially and creatively within a team and with partners
(vi) knowledge and experience of professional computer programs preferred
(vii) good command of spoken and written English.
(viii) previous ADB funded project experience will be an advantage
The engineer will coordinate the design and construction of the project road works.
Specific duties and responsibilities
(i) Support the PIU procurement specialist for preparation of the terms of reference (TOR) for the road design and supervision firm, preparation of bidding documents, and requirements for conforming tenders, including criteria for evaluation of bids based on price and performance; and bid evaluation against the established criteria.
(ii) Facilitate, coordinate, and review the work of the road design and supervision firm, to ensure the designs meet the TOR and that the construction supervision is conducted according to requirements.
(iii) Guide in identifying the scope of, and assist the procurement of, site surveys as needed to prepare detailed road project designs.
(iv) Review design standards and detailed cost estimates for the road designs.
(v) Review the draft Detailed Engineering Designs (DED) and bills of quantities.
(vi) Check all necessary approvals from provincial and local authorities have been obtained.
(vii) Establish construction quality, environmental and audit procedures and ensure the contractor has met financial and insurance obligations as required by the bidding document and TOR.
(viii) Ensure construction procedures are followed, regular site visits and assessments are held, and view test results and quality audits.
(ix) Overview the determination of ‘Practical Completion’, establishment of ‘Defects Liability Period’ and issue of ‘Final Certificate’.
(x) Prepare semi-annual progress reports to document the progress. Submit the reports to the PIU project coordinator and Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) for review and consolidation within the semi-annual progress reports to be submitted by MET to ADB.
(xi) Coordinate with PIU, MET and ADB officials in the relevant field.
(xii) Support PIU internal operations.
(xiii) Perform the duties and obligations within the approved timeframe and re
(xiii) Perform the duties and obligations within the approved timeframe and report its implementation.
(xiv) Perform other duties assigned by the Project Coordinator.
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;
- Signed 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:
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 June 30, 2022. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.