Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan (hereinafter - MOES) is the Implementing Agency for the Project. The MOES is responsible for supervising overall project implementation and providing strategic oversight of the implementation of key Project activities.

A Project Steering Committee (PSC) is established for organized implementation of the Project. PMU works under the overall guidance of the PSC composed of members of the main entities facilitating implementation of the project.

The functions and composition of the PSC are approved by relevant order of the MOES Minister. The scope of work of the PSC, among others, includes: 

1) approval of the Project Operations Manual, annual plans for project activities, project budget, and Procurement Plan of the Project;

2) analysis and evaluation of the Project implementation based on monitoring indicators, as well as regular review of project M&E data to determine progress and make adjustments for MOES's consideration to ensure satisfactory achievement of the end of the project outcomes;

3) review of the Project progress, monitoring of the reforms in the field of innovations and strategic decisions on the Project implementation on the basis of the information provided by Working body;

4) review of the issues on improving the Project implementation, including coordination between stakeholders and consensus building on issues related to the implementation of the Project;

5) providing the strategic management for MOES.  The PSC must be composed of, inter alia, representatives of the Department of Finance of the MOES, Legal Department of the MOES, Director of the PMU chaired by the Vice-Minister of the MOES in charge of the Project implementation.

The Working Body of the Project is the Science Committee of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan (SC MOES), which acts as the working body on implementation and execution of the decisions of the PSC, as well as be held responsible for the operational and financial management of the Project to ensure the diffusion of the relevant experience and results gained during the Project implementation across NIS RK. If necessary, SC MOES may use the infrastructure of and potential of the Science Fund (SF) as a beneficiary of certain Project sub-components, for example, sub-component on Technology Commercialization Offices or Innovation Observatory.

The International Science and Commercialization Board (ISCB) provides guidance related to all scientific matters associated with the Project, including the selection of proposals under the SSGs and JRGs, PhD research and training grant program within the framework of Component 1, and consultation in selection of applicants for productive sector consortia grants and inclusive innovation consortia grants under Component 2 including the monitoring of  scientific progress and achievements of the sub-projects of grant programs. Rights, roles and responsibilities of ISCB are defined in the Statute on ISCB developed on acceptable conditions for the World Bank and is an integral part of this Manual.

ISCB consists of 9 experts, including:

three (3) international scientists, two (2) international experts in venture capital / technology commercialization, one (1) international expert on establishment of technological consortia, one (1) international expert on inclusive (social) innovation and the two (2) national scientists/technology commercialization/innovation consortia experts with international work experience, commercialization and also experience of projects’ administration and development of grant programs for the commercialization of the results of scientific and technical activities. Detailed Terms of Reference for applicants are developed by MOES on acceptable conditions for the World Bank before the start of the selection.

Selection of ISCB members

ISCB members are selected by MOES jointly with the World Bank that attracts highly qualified scientists from around the world and ensure the transparency and efficiency of selection.

MOES generates a pool of experts – potential members of the ISCB. The World Bank assists MOES in searching for candidates to ISCB membership. It is expected that candidates for the ISCB membership are scientists that represent well-known international scientific organizations or are prominent venture capital and/or technology commercialization professionals. The lists include scientists from a range of technologically advanced countries, including Europe, North America and Asia.

Based on analysis of profiles of candidates that submitted expression of interest, SC MOES forms the shortlist of foreign scientists consisting of nine (9) candidates, six (6) foreign experts on venture capital/technology commercialization, three (3) international experts on forming technology consortia, three (3) international experts on inclusive (social) innovations and six (6) national experts from among the most prominent candidates.

After reviewing the candidates' profiles from the shortlist, the PSC MOES selects three (3) foreign scientists, two (2) foreign venture capital/technology commercialization experts, one (1) international expert for technology consortia establishment, one (1) international inclusive (social) innovation expert, two (2) national experts and submits the shortlist, the list of selected candidates and all relevant materials to the World Bank, herewith the scope of the ISCB members' scientific expertise shall not overlap.

Selection of candidates for vacant positions of ISCB, including in case of termination of the contract with ISCB member, is carried out by the SC MOES from among the aforementioned pool of candidates, which can be supplemented and is subject to compulsory approval by the World Bank.

ISCB Statute download

Order on approval of the ISCB Statute download

Project management unit (PMU) is be responsible for day-to-day project administration. PMU responsibilities include:

  • procuring the specialists who will administer the implementation of programs to be supported by the project;
  • overseeing procurement of all goods and services required by the Groups, and other entities to be established under the project to ensure that the procurement procedures comply with all applicable World Bank rules and regulations;
  • organizing the competition to select Groups, Consortia, ESVC Fund, Innovation Brokerage Team, Technology Transfer Offices and other entities competitively selected under the project;
  • liaising with the Steering Committee, MOES and the ISCB, bringing matters to their attention where appropriate, and implementing their decisions;
  • carrying out project M&E activities;
  • ensuring that individual project activities comply with all applicable World Bank fiduciary and environmental requirements; and
  • liaising with the World Bank for routine, day-to-day implementation of legal, procurement and financial management matters.

 

PMU manages FPIP in accordance with the detailed rules and procedures agreed upon with the World Bank and described in this POM, as well as the recommendations contained in the World Bank Aide-Memoires.

PMU consultants involved in the Project implementation are selected according to the WB procedures of the Consultant Guidelines. According to the structure of PMU pre-agreed with the World Bank, key consultants of FPIP PMU are selected, hired and dismissed upon agreement with the World Bank.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT UNIT SPECIALISTS

Full name

Position

Work phone

Working mail

Sartbayev Murat

PMU Director

+7 7172 277120

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Baitenov Zhanat

FPIP Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist/

Deputy of PMU director

+7 7172 277130

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Ospanov Ilyas

Senior manager of Component 1/

Deputy of PMU director

+7 7172 277122 

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Tleubergenova Zhuldyz

Financial Management Specialist

+7 7172 277125

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Daden Akhmet

Office Manager

+7 7172 239033

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Bektenov Daniyar

Manager of Component 1

+7 7172 277121

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Seitkazin Darkhan

Senior Manager of

Component 2

+7 7172 239035

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Utegulov Alan

Senior Manager of

Component 3

+7 7172 277127

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Kambar Raushan

Grant Manager

+7 7172 239064

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Karasay Mambetov

Manager of Component 3

+7 7172 277127

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Akbota Sheriyazdan

Manager of Component 4

+7 7172 277122

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Mustafa Gulmira

Accountant/Financial management specialist

+7 7172 239066

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Kaulanova Nuriya

Procurement specialist

+7 7172 239066

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Madkhalikov Sanat

Grant Manager

+7 7172 239064

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Aitkenov Yelnur

Grant Manager

+7 7172 277123

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Alip Zarina

Grant Manager

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Zhumageldiyev Serik

Grant Manager

+7 7172 277121

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Abdi Gulim

Environmental protection and Social Safeguards Specialist

+7 7172 277121

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Mirmanova Assol

PR-Manager

+7 7172 277121

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Ruslan Matkarimov

IT-Manager

+7 7172 239035

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Zholdasova Nurbanu

Translator

+7 7172 239033

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Aubakirova Elmira

Lawyer

+7 7172 277124

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CONTACT WITH PMU REPRESENTATIVES

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