Vacancy announcement: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO)

2018-09-05 08:33 GMT+8


Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) – Mongolia

Vacancy ID: 7694

Closing Date: 17.00 ULAT, Sept 10, 2018

About MCA-Mongolia

The Government of Mongolia (“Government”) seeks a qualified Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) to organize, manage and lead a new special purpose entity to be known as the Millennium Challenge Account – Mongolia (“MCA-Mongolia”). The Government will shortly establish MCA-Mongolia in the form of a non-profit state-owned enterprise to oversee the implementation of the Mongolia Water Compact (the “Compact”), a large-scale international development assistance program funded by the Millennium Challenge Corporation (“MCC”), a United States Government agency that provides grant assistance to help partner countries promote economic growth and reduce poverty.

The Compact aims to increase the long-term sustainable supply of water to Ulaanbaatar and stem the impact of an impending water crisis. The Compact will expand the supply of water to residential consumers and commercial and industrial users in Ulaanbaatar through:

  • The construction of new groundwater wells downstream from Ulaanbaatar and introduction of a state-of-the-art advanced water purification plant;
  • The construction of a new wastewater recycling plant and pipelines to provide high-quality treated water to large-scale industrial users;
  • Policy reforms, capacity building, and technical assistance to improve the long-term sustainability of Ulaanbaatar’s water supply.

MCA-Mongolia will oversee the implementation of these investments on behalf of the Government and in compliance with the guidelines and standards of MCC.

The Role

Main Tasks: The CEO will organize, staff, manage, and lead MCA-Mongolia under the supervision of a Board of Directors that is chaired by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and includes representatives from the public and private sectors. Within MCA-Mongolia, the CEO will be responsible for establishing the business culture; setting and reinforcing operating procedures and practices; integrating and coordinating multiple streams of complex work, particularly between a program division and an administration division; and ensuring compliance with MCC standards, policies and guidelines as well as with local requirements. The CEO must clearly communicate the goals of the compact program, inspire and motivate the staff and stakeholders of MCA-Mongolia, and build and maintain strong working relationships with stakeholders, implementing entities, the Board of Directors, and MCC. The CEO will represent MCA-Mongolia to the general public and ensure dissemination of relevant information about the program. The CEO will directly manage one Deputy CEO and five director-level staff within an entity of up to 46 staff.


Education: Bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, public policy, economics, management or a similar field. Master’s degree or other advanced degree preferred.

Work Experience:   Twelve (12) years or more of prior experience working in senior management roles, including experience in government administration, business management, or project implementation in an entity with an annual budget of at least ten (10) million US Dollars. Prior experience in successfully managing or overseeing complex, multidisciplinary, multi-million-dollar infrastructure projects.  Prior experience with the implementation of economic development projects funded by the government or by an international development partner. Proven ability to create a compelling strategic vision; provide regular guidance; and motivate a staff of fifteen (15) or more professional employees. Proven ability to develop, engage, and maintain productive relationships with a broad range of stakeholders in the public and private sectors in Mongolia, including both national and local officials. Proven ability to work in close coordination with senior public officials, to effectively communicate, represent and advance goals, and to ensure the delivery of results in a timely and cost effective manner. Demonstrated familiarity with the administrative and public financial management systems used by the Government of Mongolia. Sound professional judgment and strong leadership, organizational, management and interpersonal skills. Integrity, professional conduct and ethical behaviour. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively (in English and Mongolian), both orally and in writing. English language proficiency at ILR Level 4 or above is preferred.


To review a comprehensive job description and/or to be considered for this position, apply online at, OR forward a copy of a dated and signed Cover Letter and curriculum vitae (“CV”) in Microsoft Word format to on or before 17.00 ULAT, Sept 10, 2018.  In the subject line, kindly indicate APPLICATION FOR 7694 - CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, or disability.  No fees will be paid to MCA- Mongolia or any of its agents at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training fees or other).

SRI Executive ( is assisting the Government of Mongolia in its search for exceptional candidates for MCA-Mongolia. SRI Executive operates under a contract provided by MCC.  SRI Executive is supported by our local partner Specialized Career Consulting (SCC) in this recruitment initiative.

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