MON/3787/3788 SUSTAINABLE TOURISM DEVELOPMENT PROJECT
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 POSITIONS:
- Waste and sanitation ENGINEER/specialist (Consulting services):
(national, 20 pm, PIU-based with frequent field travel, intermittent basis).
Qualifications and Experience
The consultant will have: (i) a degree in civil engineering, waste management, water treatment, or relevant technical aspect of the project; (ii) at least 10 years of experience of waste management projects, 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) good command of spoken and written English.
Specific duties and responsibilities
- Support the PIU procurement specialist for the recruitment of the sanitation and solid waste engineering and supervision firm (consulting services package 18).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Building construction engineer (Consulting services):
(national, 20 person-months, PIU-based with frequent field travel, intermittent basis).
Qualifications and Experience
The consultant will have: (i) a postgraduate degree in civil engineering, focused on specialized building designs; (ii) at least 10 years of experience in building design and construction engineering and supervision; (iii) good command of spoken and written English. The specialist will be responsible for supervising the architectural design and construction supervision firm for the Murun Square upgrades, Chinggis Khaan Tourism Complex (CKTC), and KLNP headquarters and visitor center.
Specific duties and responsibilities
- Support the PIU procurement specialist for the recruitment of the firm.
- Facilitate, coordinate, and review the work of the firm, and ensure compliance with the firm’s terms of reference and project requirements, as well as participation with the KLNP and OBNP protected area administrations, and local authorities and stakeholders
- Supervise the development of an O&M plan for the buildings and related training for the operators of the buildings.
- Work closely with the PIU environmental and social specialists to ensure compliance with the project EMP, CPP, SGAP, and SCS, as well as the KLNP and OBNP management plans, laws on protected areas, waste management Strategy, and other relevant laws and regulations.
- Prepare semi-annual progress reports to document the progress. 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.
Deadline for the submission of application
Interested candidates should submit an application consisting of the following documents, 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;
- Reference letter from the previous employers;
- Copies of all diplomas and certificates.
Applications for vacancies are received in the consultant management system of Asian Development Bank at https://cms.adb.org and can be delivered to the Project Implementation Unit Office located at Ste#600, 6th Floor, Max Tower, Juulchin St 4/4, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Applications to be submitted at cms.adb.org is highly encouraged.
All documents should be submitted no later than January 20, 2020. Applications received by the deadline shall be considered for further evaluation.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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