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Team Leader- Australia-Mongolia Extractives Program Phase2 (AMEP 2)

Deadline to Apply: 14th June 2019

The Program

The education and extractives sectors are the focus of Australia's bilateral development assistance to Mongolia. To support the government of Mongolia in effectively managing its vital mineral resources, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) finances its flagship program, AMEP 2, which has a goal of Mongolia’s citizens experiencing equitable and sustainable growth from their mineral resources. To this end, AMEP 2 focuses on improving the environment for domestic and foreign investment in the mining sector in Mongolia. It is envisaged that AMEP 2 will work towards this goal by developing partnerships with relevant government ministries and agencies, professional associations, the private sector and civil society. Activities will be developed and agreed based on the priorities of partners, giving preference to organisations working together to resolve common problems.

The Position

Adam Smith International (Australia) Pty Ltd (ASI), the company which manages AMEP 2 on behalf of DFAT, is currently recruiting for the position of Team Leader.  This is an exciting and strategic position, that offers the opportunity to lead an ambitious, innovative and flexible program on behalf of the Australian government and ASI. 

The Team Leader will lead the AMEP 2 Implementation Team and will be the primary point of contact with DFAT on all outcome and technical performance matters and will be responsible for communicating key program information to the AMEP 2 Advisory Committee and key Mongolian stakeholders. At a management level, the Team Leader will manage key program relationships, oversee team inputs against the work plan and monitor performance, ensure high quality and timely reporting, manage existing and emerging risks and manage overall team delivery and operations and the performance of team members. At a technical level, the Team Leader will take primary responsibility for the design, oversight and performance assessment of program activities. S/He will provide technical guidance as appropriate and leverage her/his international sector networks for the benefit of the program and Mongolia.

Position Details

This is a full-time position for 44 months, available from August 2019 (or as soon as possible thereafter) to March 2023.  Please note this position is open to Mongolian applicants as well as international candidates.  The position is based in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, with international candidates being required to spend a minimum of 70% of their time in-country. The classification of this position according to DFAT’s Aid Adviser Remuneration Framework (ARF) is C4.  For more information on the ARF please refer to: https://dfat.gov.au/about-us/publications/Documents/adviser-remuner....

Skills and Experience Required

  • At least 15 years’ relevant professional experience
  • Minimum Bachelors level degree
  • A strong understanding of the mining sector, gained from roles in the private sector, government or civil society
  • Proven track record in the management of teams comprising 5-10 core staff, complemented by additional sub-contractors/suppliers
  • Proven track record in the management of national staff, with the required skills to mentor and develop junior staff
  • Excellent English writing skills, with the ability to interpret complex problems and analysis and to produce outputs and make recommendations that are easily understood by non-specialists
  • Ability to nurture and maintain stakeholder relationships through networking and communications
  • Proven track record in working to the highest ethical standards

How to Apply

AMEP 2 kindly invites interested individuals to submit their applications (cover letter and detailed CV in English) to baasantseren@amep.mn.  The full position description is available on request.

The deadline for submission of applications is Friday 14th June 2019.

Please note – only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Last updated by Norma Garza Jun 3.

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