Date Published: 14-Jan-2020 Deadline of Submitting EOI: 20-Jan-2020 11:59 PM Manila local time
Consultant Type Individual
Selection Method Individual Consultant Selection (ICS)
Technical Proposal Not Applicable
Selection Title Sustainable Tourism Development Project
Package Number CS13
Package Name Waste and sanitation engineer/specialist
Advance Action No
Engagement Period 20 MONTH
Consulting Services Budget USD 56,000
Budget Type Maximum
Approval Number 3787
Approval Date 24-May-2019
Estimated Short-listing Date 27-Jan-2020
Estimated Commencement Date 03-Feb-2020
Open to non-Member Countries No
Possibility of contract extension Not known
Possibility of consideration for downstream assignment Not known
Indefinite Delivery Contract (IDC) No
Country of assignment Mongolia
Country of eligibility for national consultants Same as country of assignment
Project Officer Tseveen-Ur Dash
Ministry of Environment and Tourism
Primary Agency Country Agency Role Contact Person
Ministry of Environment and Tourism Mongolia Executing Agency
Cost Items Amount in USD
Remuneration and Other Expenses
All activities and inputs in the TOR but not limited to remuneration, per diem, air travel, miscellaneous travel expenses, report preparation, production, and transmission, land transportation, communications, etc.29,040
Terms of Reference (Individual Consultant)
Expertise Civil engineering, sanitation, waste management, water treatment
Expertise Group Engineering
Consultant Source National
Objective and Purpose of the Assignment
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.
Scope of Work
Specific duties and responsibilities
(i) Support the PIU procurement specialist for the recruitment of the sanitation and solid waste
engineering and supervision firm (consulting services package 18).
(ii) 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.
(iii) 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.
(iv) 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.
(v) 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.
(vi) 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.
(vii) 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.
(viii) 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.
(ix) 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.
(x) 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.
(xi) 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.
(xii) 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.
Detailed Tasks and/or Expected Output
Inclusive planning and capacity for community-based tourism enhanced
Enabling infrastructure for tourism constructed
Waste management improved
Park management strengthened
Minimum Qualification Requirements
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.
Minimum General Experience 10 Years
Minimum Specific Experience (relevant to assignment) 10 Years
Regional/Country Experience Required
Schedule and Places of Assignment (chronological and inclusive of travel)
Schedule Type Intermittent
Max. Working Days/Week Home Office 5 Field 6
City and Country Working Days Estimated Start Date Estimated End Date
Ulan Bator, Mongolia 440 03-Feb-2020 02-Oct-2021