LABORATORY ACCREDITATION CONSULTANT
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.
The MECSS intends to recruit a Laboratory Accreditation Consultant to be responsible for development of Open, Shared and Network Laboratories’ (OSNLs) standards, rules and regulations necessary for regulating lab activities, and establishment of laboratory accreditation and quality management system.
A. Scope of Work
The Laboratory Accreditation Consultant is expected to support the MECSS in development of standards, rules and regulations necessary for regulating lab activities, and establishment of laboratory accreditation and quality management system. The consultant will study existing internationally and nationally accredited research laboratories in Mongolia as well as research laboratories of the state funded 23 research institutes and public universities. The consultant will review and assess legislative and regulatory environment for coordinating OSNLs’ operations, and develop standards, rules and regulations necessary for regulating and managing lab activities. A roadmap towards introducing and implementing the developed OSNLs’ standards and international Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) standards will also be developed.
Expected Outputs and Detailed Tasks:
Collaborate with Laboratory Research and Development Consultant;
Review and assess legislative and regulatory environment for OSNLs;
Develop standards of OSNLs;
Develop a roadmap towards introducing and implementing the developed OSNLs’ standards and international Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) standards;
Develop draft rules and regulations necessary for regulating and managing OSNLs activities, including:
Principles to harmonize management and coordination with core areas of laboratory research;
Coordination of core areas of laboratory and management arrangements;
Equipment engineering and technical maintenance service, care, utilization, and laboratory reagent supply system; and relevant administration principles and requirements;
Principles reflecting best practices of information sharing and database update, data utilization, and protection of data privacy;
Research database information, intellectual property protection administration measures reflecting best practices;
Shared ownership terms of laboratory equipment, user fee, maintenance and repair cost, and operation cost administration;
Laboratory monitoring and evaluation methods; and
Regulation of rights and responsibilities of laboratory users and laboratories.
Define principles and methods to develop standardization, accreditation, human resource capacity development, certification and quality management system;
Study laboratories those are accredited nationally and internationally to define scope of their service and based on the findings develop necessity and demand for international and national accreditation of laboratories;
Make a list of laboratories to be used as OSNLs in the future, develop a list of research equipment that can be shared among researchers but supplied only in the last 10 years; and define future need of equipment;
Conduct international best practice benchmarking study on administration of OSNLs including principles, methods, administration and management;
Conduct risk analysis of OSNLs in terms of operation, external clients, customer orders, contract, funding, equipment operation, and data usage etc.;
Required Qualifications, Skills and Expertise
The applicant must possess and demonstrate the following qualifications:
(i). Advanced university degree in natural science, engineering and management, Doctor of Philosophy degree is preferable;
(ii). Working experience in research institutions, universities and laboratories, more than 5 years is preferable;
(iii). Experience in policy document development in the area of research, science and technology.
Application Submission Procedure
Interested candidates should apply through ADB’S Consulting Services Recruitment Notice (CSRN) following the link below by 05 May 2019 https://selfservice.adb.org/OA_HTML/adb/xxcrs/jsp/ADBCsrnFwd.jsp?sel=151142
The following documents should be submitted/uploaded to the link:
A sample of related written work (e.g. a copy report in both English and Mongolian language.)
Off-line Expression of Interests (Applications) will not be received.
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