Mining Infrastructure Investment Support Project

Credit No. 4888-MN


Ref No. WB/MOF/MINIS/CS/IC/3.1.17/2019

The Government of Mongolia (GoM) has received a Technical Assistance Credit from the International Development Association (the Bank), toward the cost of Mining Infrastructure Investment Support Project (MINIS). The Project Management Unit (PMU) announces a short term position for INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANT FOR INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANT FOR AN ASSESSMENT OF THE GROUNDWATER MONITORING NETWORK IN MONGOLIA.

Job Description and Function

The Consultant shall cooperate with the MINIS project’s GWMIU and will be provided with information on groundwater monitoring network analysis by the GWMIU. The Consultant’s fieldwork in Mongolia shall be handled by the MINIS project’s PMU. 

The Consultant will provide expertise and international best practices for capacity building of the specialists of the GWMIU, MOET and the relevant RBAs. 

The Consultant shall provide monthly reports to the MINIS project’s coordinator and as well as to the World Bank’s team coordinator. 

Scope of Work: 

  • - Review the Status Report prepared by the GWMIU (mid of May) outlining the existing network (design principles, details of wells and equipment etc.) and the monitoring protocols (data collected, storage, processing, retrieval, publications etc), 

  • - Advise on the principles and design of a network based on the information needs of the water managers and users provided by the MINIS PMU (home work), 

  • - Participate in consultations by the GWMIU and RBA with key stakeholders (including the meteorological and surface water sector) to review, discuss, define and agree on the key information needs, technology requirements and compatibility issues which the network should meet, 

  • - Evaluate the existing network through field visits organised by the GWMIU and RBAs and formulate a scenario based Action Plan to support the extension / update of the network needed to fulfill requirements agreed in the previous step. Scenarios should be based on considerations including financial sustainability for operations and maintenance, 

  • - Develop a long term plan for the groundwater network monitoring system normal operations and also develop necessary budget calculations using a scenario based approach based on low, constant and increased recurrent budget allocations, 

  • - Develop a detailed implementation plan for the continued development of the network (including instruments and lab facilities), the data to be collected and monitoring frequency, data storage, processing and retrieval and dissemination of the information, 
  • - Review and make recommendations based on international experience relating to improvement of the groundwater network monitoring system database, 

  • - Define options and make recommendations relating to the ownership of the network, 

  • - Cost estimate for the different scenarios and identify potential revenues to support operating and maintenance, 

  • - Training of MET / GWMIU / RBA in running the updated network, 
  • - Developing groundwater monitoring procedures, 

  • - Support the GWMIU in defining the key objectives of the network and the type of data and information it will provide to the various stakeholders, 

  • - Provide support in developing data collection routines by the GWMIU, MINIS project within the framework of implementing the groundwater monitoring network and suggest appropriate programs, introduce new methods and methodologies to develop the collected data, 

  • - Review the website (, check the programming and formulas, and make recommendations for improvements,

  • - Develop recommendations on installation works of the additional monitoring networks planned to be installed in 2019, participate in the installation fieldwork, 
  • - Develop the groundwater monitoring network future long term plan, recommendation and determine the necessary budget plans.

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • - Have experience in research and development of groundwater monitoring, 

  • - Have 15 or more years of experience in the field of hydro-geological and related subjects, including groundwater movement, biology, distribution, and international quality monitoring, 

  • - Be able deliver high quality work and in a timely manner, 
  • - Willingness to improve project efficiency, 

  • - Be able to work individually and in a team environment, 

  • - Have demonstrable command of both spoken and written English, 

  • - Have the knowledge and experience to work in Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Note: Experience in hydro-geological research in the Gobi region of Mongolia or similar areas and the ability to work on groundwater modeling software would be an advantage.

Interested eligible candidates must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the Services and are invited to submit their CVs, including education background, employment records, discretion and experience of similar assignments, previous remuneration, etc along with two reference letters and copies of diploma and certificates.

Contracts will be for a period of 2 months. Interested consultants may obtain the detailed TOR of the assignment at

Consultants will be selected in accordance with the procedure for which is described in the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers (Version of January 2011), (World Bank website

Interested candidates must submit their applications to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) not later than 11:00 hours (Ulaanbaatar time) June 10, 2019: 

Project Management Unit 

Mining Infrastructure Investment Support Project (MINIS)

Attn: Procurement specialist Ts.Odonchimeg

Arig Center building, Suits # 401, Jamyan Gun Street-10, Khoroo 1,

Sukhbaatar District, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Tel +976 7011 2689;

Fax: +976 7011 2689 ;



Please note that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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