VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT / HUMAN RESOURCE RESEARCHER /
2019 оны 22 сарын 04

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

HUMAN RESOURCE RESEARCHER

The Higher Education Reform Project (Loan 2766-MON), implemented by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Sports (MECSS) and financed by Asian Development Bank (ADB), aims to deliver outputs on improving (i) quality and relevance of higher education programs; (ii) effectiveness of higher education management, financing, and governance; and (iii) equity and access to higher education. The project impact will be increased number of globally competitive higher education graduates that are adequately skilled to the needs of the labor market. The project outcome will be an improved, well-managed, and equitable higher education system. More information about the project can be obtained from http://www.adb.org/projects/43007-023/main.

OBJECTIVE AND PURPOSE OF THE ASSIGNMENT
96[1] higher education institutions are now in operation and the total staff employed by these institutions is 12,634[2] (of which 7,912/62.6% are female). The MECSS aims to develop “Professional Development Strategy 2030 for Mongolian Higher Education Sector”, in order to meet the development targets, set by the Government, including recent legislation on Teachers Professional Development and the National Programme for development of Research University. To realize the Government higher education targets and promise, there is a need to prioritize professional development of higher education faculty, identifying gaps and developing strategies.

Recent expansion of higher education in Mongolia is impressive by historical standards. However, a significant issue underpinning these developments concerns the quality of the provision and the challenges of accommodating expansion with quality. In the advanced knowledge economies capacity building and professional development are defined as the tools that provide a competitive advantage to the growth potential through knowledge acceleration.

SCOPE OF WORK
Two consultants, Human Resource Policy Consultant and Human Resource Researcher, will be hired to develop the “Professional Development Strategy 2030 for Mongolian Higher Education”. Tasks will be divided among them based on their skillsets. The scope of consultancy work are to:

Conduct an assessment and provide overview and analysis of the capacity strengths and weaknesses of the Mongolian higher education;
Identify main capacity gaps and demands; and
Develop a professional development strategy, identifying major axes of investment in capacity building as well as opportunities and partnership programs that will enhance the ability of higher education institutions to meet their commitments under the strategic plan of the institutions as well as the Government higher education targets.
DETAILED TASKS AND EXPECTED OUTPUTS
The Human Resource Researcher will perform following tasks under the supervision of the Human Resource Policy Consultant:

Review the government plans, strategies and policies regarding socio-economic development, technology, science, innovations etc. as well as policies related to human resource management in higher education;
Gather and review the existing generic data on higher education institutions (e.g. student/staff numbers, age, sex) and higher education workforce;
Provide inputs in designing methodologies and tools for the capacity needs assessment;
Prepare an inception report which includes work plan, detailed methodology, reporting and timeline;
Collect specific data and information (e.g. teaching staff by degree and specialization, citations, research works, expenditure on internationalization activities, income from other sources) from all state and private universities;
Undertake quantitative and qualitative surveys, using a methodology and tools  developed by the Human Resource Policy Consultant, from selected higher education institutions, including rural higher education institutions located in Khovd, Zavkhan, Dornod, and Arkhangai provinces;
Process collected data by agreed indicators;
Conduct capacity needs assessment;
Assess future capacity envisaged by answering the question – where do we want to go? ( a realistic assessment of development objectives (e.g. regional development and economic growth) is required) – and conduct gap analysis;
Ensure timely survey administration and quality of surveys;
Recommend higher education workforce development programs and initiatives and their suitable institutional arrangements, in particular, concerning leadership development, initiatives for enhancing teaching and learning, research capacity development, continuing processional development for academic staff and non-academic staff, and induction for new teaching staff;
Organize the validation workshop with the PIU, MECSS, ADB, HEIs and other key stakeholders to review the capacity needs assessment and a draft professional development strategy;
Support in producing the final capacity needs assessment and the professional development strategy on the basis of the validation workshop.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND EXPERTISE
The applicant must possess and demonstrate the following qualifications:

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in social sciences, education or public administration or a related field is required.
A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in higher education research, training needs assessment or related area is required. Experience in the analysis, quantitative and qualitive research work is required.
Experience drafting high quality, accurate documents in Mongolian under tight deadlines is required. Experience facilitating inter-university consultations is desirable
Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and research methods relevant to addressing global and local challenges affecting the professional development in higher education.
Ability to have good research, analytical and problem-solving skills, including ability to identify and participate in the resolution of issues/problems.
Knowledge on the use of various research methodologies and sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases; applies good judgment in the context of assignments given. Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter. 
Speaks and writes clearly and effectively. Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately. Asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication.
Works collaboratively under supervision and with the Policy Consultant to achieve goals of assignment.
Fluency in English is required.
APPLICATION SUBMISSION PROCEDURE
Interested candidates should apply through ADB’S Consulting Services Recruitment Notice (CSRN) following the link below by 05 May 2019 

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The following documents should be submitted/uploaded to the link:

Curriculum vitae, copy of diploma
Samples of related written work (e.g. a copy of report in both English and Mongolian language.)
Off-line Expression of Interests (Applications) will not be received.

Contact Information:

Attn: Ms.Jijgee Jagar, Procurement Specialist

Higher Education Reform Project

Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Sports of Mongolia

Building 22, 6th Floor Suite #6G

Prime Minister Amar’s Street 29, Baga Toiruu 14200

8th Khoroo, Sukhbaatar District

Ulaanbaatar city, Mongolia

Tel: 976-70007263, 976-70007264

E-mail: jijgee.herp@gmail.com

[1] Higher Education Statistics for 2018-2019 Academic Year - https://mecss.gov.mn/news/1388/

[2] Higher Education Statistics for 2018-2019 Academic Year - https://mecss.gov.mn/news/1388/