2017 оны 08 сарын 02




TheHigher 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


The Research and Training Specialist is a full-time staff of the Project Implementation Unit (PIU) and will be in charge of planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the project capacity building activities; curriculum development; research skills improvement; university and industry partnership development; administration of competitive grants; establishment of distance education centers; other related areas pertinent to specific outputs of the project; as well as support implementation of the National Programs on Outcome Based Education and Research Universities.


Scope of Work
The main duties and responsibilities of the Research and Training Specialist will include the following tasks but required to perform any other tasks in the areas of responsibilities, as deemed necessary. S/he will report to and perform the assigned tasks under the direct supervision of the Project Coordinator, and guidance of the Project Director designated by the MECSS, and work in close collaboration with the Project Officer of the Asian Development Bank.


Specifically, the Research and Training Specialist will:


(i) Ensure that the project activities are implemented in line with the relevant policies and procedures adhered by the MECSS, Ministry of Finance and ADB;

(ii) Closely consult and liaison with the MECSS’ relevant departments, divisions, higher education institutes and other stakeholders;

(iii) Oversee the curriculum development of blended learning and its effective implementation;

(iv) Coordinate and manage the research capacity building activities, which include competitive grants, fellowship programs, partnerships, and teacher professional development for research excellence;

(v) Manage the competitive grants under the project and ensure timely implementation of the projects financed by the grants together with the project Higher Education Specialist;

(vi) Manage and monitor the higher education human resource capacity building activities such as training, workshops, and discussion series which are pertinent to the project focus areas and in line with the National Program on Research Universities;

(vii) Ensure that the proposed human resource capacity building activities for faculty and non-faculty development have effective pedagogical techniques, usage of ICT for instruction and experiential-learning methods for approval;

(viii) Facilitate sustainability of the capacity development efforts by supporting the higher education institutes (HEI) to create the teaching and learning centers, centers of excellence, and career development centers;

(ix) Manage the establishment of distance education centers under the project;

(x) Maintain records of all training activities such as topics/subjects of the training programs, number and names of participants, duration, costs, and follow up activities;

(xi) Support the MECSS in development and implementation of the National Programs on Outcome Based Education and Research Universities;

(xii) Support the Project Coordinator in preparing and monitoring the Project Performance Management System (PPMS);

(xiii) Prepare the monthly, quarterly and annual reports for the responsible areas;

(xiv) Support the project procurement activities in the areas of responsibilities, in accordance with the agreed procedures of ADB and Government;

(xv) Coordinate and monitor the performances of the international and national consultants in the areas of responsibilities, and ensure timely submission of consultant’s reports to MECSS and ADB;

(xvi) Guide, assist, coordinate, and monitor project activities to be implemented by the beneficiary higher education institutions;

(xvii) Facilitate establishment of partnerships and the promotion of collaboration among national HEIs, between national & international HEIs, and between HEIs and industries;

(xviii) Ensure that the project activities are closely coordinated with the higher education projects implemented/financed by other institutions;

(xix) Make necessary arrangements and provide support the project monitoring and evaluation by Government and ADB; and

(xx) Provide interpretation and translation services, as needed.


Required Qualifications, Skills and Expertise

The applicant must possess and demonstrate the following qualifications:


- Advanced University Degree in educational policy and management, human resource development and other relevant disciplines;

- 10 years of relevant experience working in higher education sector;

-  3 years of relevant experience working on programs to improve qualifications of faculty and staff in higher education;

- In-depth knowledge of the Mongolian education system, and solid understanding of relevant government policies in higher education;

- In-depth understanding of organizational development, human resource management, supervision, monitoring and evaluation of training programs, staff development, and learning assessment issues as they relate to higher education management;

- Demonstrated ability to design and deliver effective research, innovation and training programming;

- Experience in designing, developing or delivering distance education programs;

- Experience working for projects financed by ADB and other international development agencies;

- A solid understanding of project implementation policies and procedures adhered by Government and ADB is an advantage;

- Ability to think strategically and translate idea into plans and actions;

- Excellent communication, interpersonal and team work skills; and

- Strong oral and written Mongolian and English proficiency


Application Submission Procedure

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

-  One reference letter from the previous employer, and

-  Copies of all diplomas and certificates


All documents should be enclosed in a sealed envelope that indicates the applied position, and hand delivered to the specified person at MECSS by 5pm of 16 August 2017. Please note that the submitted documents will not be returned to the applicants.


Only the short-listed candidates will be contacted and asked to (i) have a job interview with the MECSS’ selection committee; and (iii) provide proof of work experience and original copies diplomas and certificates at the interview.



Contact Information:


Attn: Mr. Kh. Batsaikhan, MECSS Specialist

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Sports of Mongolia

Government Building III, BagaToiruu 44

5th Floor/ Room# 505

Ulaanbaatar city, Mongolia

Tel: 976-11-263449, 976-70007263, 976-70007264