Ref No. WB/MOF/MINIS/CS/IC/4.1.8/2014


The Government of Mongolia (GoM) has received a Technical Assistance Credit from the International Development Association (the Bank) in amount equivalent to US$ 25 million, toward the cost of Mining Infrastructure Investment Support Project (MINIS). The Project Implementing Unit (PIU) announces a vacancy position for Communication Officer.

Job Description and Function

The Communications Officer will support the Project Management Unit to facilitate the process of disclosure and engagement associated with the impact assessments of each subcomponent project. Communication Specialist must also respond in generally to project aim/benefits internally (within GoM, MINIS and WB) as well as externally (to general public and related public and private organizations). The Communications Specialist works under the supervision of the PIU Director and will report to the PMU and liaise with the WB task team, ESIA/CIA consulting teams and relevant government working groups and other stakeholders.

Job functions and responsibilities include but not limited to the following:

-        Formulating prevention and response for the incorrect media messages or activities as well as advising the management on relevant actions as response to such activities. He/she is expected to act major liaison with public organizations and clarify and communicate the aims of the project as a whole and the process of disclosure and consultation for each subcomponent in order to build relationships of trust with civil society organizations, affected communities and government;

-        Work with the respective consulting teams for the Environment and Social Impact Assessments (ESIA) and/or Cumulative Impact Assessments (CIA) of each MINIS project subcomponent to ensure inclusion of stakeholder concerns and interests in the design of engagement plans;

-        Ensure that engagement plans include and follow disclosure and consultation steps as detailed in the Government of Mongolia (MEGD) Laws and Guidelines and World Bank environmental and social safeguards;

  • Designing and developing very brief public outreach plan for MINIS;

-        Undertake a thorough stakeholder mapping and analysis for each of the project subcomponents, listing affected people/groups (especially marginalized and/or underrepresented groups) and their interests and ensuring that stakeholders are included in the respective engagement plans for the ESIA and CIA;

-        Facilitate training workshops for consulting teams, PIU members and government officials in best practice stakeholder engagement (stakeholder analysis and partnership frameworks, participatory rural appraisal, grievance redress mechanisms);

-        Assist consulting teams to design Grievance Redress Mechanisms for the potential implementation phase of high risk subcomponent projects;

-        Submit a monthly report of work planned and carried out, issues or constraints with planned work, and plans for the upcoming month;

-        Various other outputs as defined by the specific work plans and agreed to between the PMU and the World Bank team; and

-        Take other actions necessary to facilitate the effective and timely implementation of the project as well as other tasks and responsibilities as requested by the PMU Director.

Required Qualifications and Experience

-        At least bachelors level degree in social science, public policy, development management or similar field of study; master’s degree an advantage;

-        At least ten years of relevant work experience of which seven is directly related to poverty reduction, social or community development, or community mobilization;

-        Excellent command of both spoken and written Mongolian and English. Mongolian national or international hire. Good knowledge and experience of the Government of Mongolia’s systems and procedures;

-        Specific experience with environmental and social impact assessment an advantage;

-        Knowledge of World Bank systems and procedures an advantage;

-        Strong writing, communications and interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to work effectively in teams;

  • Computer literate. 

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 6 months and subject to extension based on satisfactory performance by annual base. 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 not later than 15:00 hours (Ulaanbaatar time) January 05, 2015:

           Project Implementation Unit

Mining infrastructure Investment Support Project (MINIS)

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

Sukhbaatar District, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Tel +976 7011 2689

Fax: +976 7011 2689

E-mail: Cc

Web site:

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