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International consultant-PSA

United Nations Population Fund | Published February 25, 2015  -  Deadline March 4, 2015
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Consultancy:      International consultant Location:            Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR Timeframe:        40 work days between April and July 2015 BACKGROUND Introduction: The UNFPA Laos country office has been operating in Lao PDR since 1976 and is currently in the penultimate year of its 5th Government of LAO PDR-UNFPA Country Programme. The Country Office (CO) is now embarking on the development of the 6th Country Programme 2017-2021 (CP) which is expected to be aligned with the new UNDAF and the 8th National Socio-economic Development Plan (NSEDP) of Lao PDR. In preparation of the UNDAF, the UNCT has commissioned an evaluation of the UNDAF and discussions on the CCA/UNDAF process are underway. While lessons learnt from the UNDAF evaluation will be useful in the design of the new CP, more specific analysis of Sexual and Reproductive Health (RH) and Population Dynamics as they relate to development more broadly, is required to design a more focused and strategic Country Programme. In addition, such an analysis will also be invaluable in providing reliable data and evidence-based arguments to influence the UN inter-agency process of the CCA/UNDAF as well as the 8th NSEDP to ensure that RH and Population Dynamics are integrated in the priorities of the upcoming UNDAF and 8th national plan. The Country Office will, therefore, commission a meta-analysis of the population and SRH situation in Lao PDR that will provide an integrated appraisal of population and reproductive health dynamics and their linkages and impacts on poverty, inequality and development.  The CO’s decision to opt for meta-analysis is based on the fact that several thematic analyses of the relevant topics already exist. These include, among others, a comprehensive assessment on Family Planning, a situational analysis on Sexual and Reproductive Health of Adolescents and Youth, evaluations on the implementation of the national SBA development Plan and the UNFPA Community-based Distributors and Individual, Family and Community (IFC) Programmes, a Prevalence Survey on Violence Against Women and an issue paper on Population and Development, all of which were commissioned by the CO during 2014-2015. In addition, other analyses conducted by development partners on related topics, including the MDGs are also available. The primary purpose of meta-analysis is to assess the population and sexual and reproductive health dynamics, to analyze their inter-linkages with broad development issues and to provide a strong evidence-base for the development of a strategic and focused 6th Country Programme that responds to the needs, priorities and national development strategies of the country, within the framework of UNFPA Global Strategic Plan. The intended audience and users of meta-analysis are the UNFPA Country Office, government counterparts in Laos, and other development partners. Context: Lao PDR is a landlocked country, and is categorized among the ‘Least Developed Countries’ (LDC) worldwide. Geographic conditions pose difficulties in the development of social infrastructure, transportation, communication and trade, which are compounded by a highly dispersed and thinly spread population. As of 2013, Lao PDR has an estimated population of 6.8 million, which is projected to grow to 8.3 million in 2025, and 10.6 million in 2050. 71% of the population resides in rural areas and about 27% of the population lives below the poverty line.  While reforms aimed at the gradual transformation from a centrally planned economy to a more market oriented one have been introduced over the years and yielded significant result of 8% annual economic growth during last 10 years, disparities between rural and urban areas in terms of wealth, economic opportunities and access to basic social services appear to be growing. The country’s goals of graduating from LDC status by 2020 and integration into the ASEAN Economic Community by 2016 present both opportunities and challenges, highlighting the need to increase its competitiveness and reduce vulnerabilities to external factors. This is particularly significant given that 50% of its population is under the age of 20, presenting the country with a unique opportunity to benefit from the demographic dividend through increased investments in human capital development, particularly in the areas of education, employment and health. The country has a weak health system with only 9% of its national budget being allocated to the sector. As a result, access to health services is limited, particularly of poor people from minority ethnic groups, living in remote rural areas. While significant progress has been made in reducing the Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) at an estimated 220 deaths per 100,000 live births in 2013, it still remains as the highest in South-East Asia. Skilled-birth attendance at deliveries is low at 41%.  The contraceptive prevalence rate is 42% for modern contraceptive methods as at 2011/12. After peaking at 48% among women with primary education, use of a modern method declines along education levels. The unmet need for family planning, which is currently 20%, is higher among women with no education (26%) and decreases with increasing wealth.  The total fertility rate of 3.2 ranged from 2.0 in Vientiane to 4.5 in Sekong province (as at 2011/12). The fertility rate of adolescent girls aged between 15-19 years is approximately 94 per 1,000, while the fertility rate of young people aged between 20-24 years is about 185 per 1,000 people Though the prevalence of HIV and AIDS remains relatively low, there is an increased risk of dissemination, especially in urban areas, where vulnerable groups like young people with risky behaviour, sex workers, and men having sex with men (MSM) are growing. The country has made progress in achieving gender equality in the national legislative and policy arenas and is ranked 60th out of 142 countries in the Global Gender Gap Index. However, gender disparities persist, with social attitudes and traditions contributing to the low status of women. While gender imbalances are apparent in access to education, school continuation rates and access to employment opportunities, prevalence of violence against women is widespread with nearly 12% of women reporting the experience of domestic violence during their lifetime. II.            PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES OF META-ANALYSIS Purpose: Produce an integrated appraisal of sexual and reproductive health, population dynamics and their impacts on development in order to inform the strategic direction of the 6th UNFPA Country Programme and to contribute to the new UNDAF and the 8th NSEDP Objectives: To synthesize the findings of existing assessments, reports and other documents and provide an integrated appraisal of sexual and reproductive health, population dynamics and their relationship with social, economic, political and cultural processes in the country. To examine, analyze and interpret from the existing assessments, key population and SRH challenges confronting the country, specifically on Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH), Family Planning (FP) and Skilled-Birth Attendance (SBA) as they relate to the broader developmental context, including priorities of the 8th NSEDP, the health-sector reform and the integration into the ASEAN community. To identify opportunities for action with strategies and programmatic recommendations for the 6th Government-UNFPA CP. To provide insights and specific recommendations on the strategic role UNFPA could play, taking into consideration UNFPA’s niche and comparative advantage vis-à-vis other development actors. To make an analytical contribution from a population perspective to the upcoming UNDAF and the 8th NSEDP III.           SCOPE AND METHODOLOGY This analysis will be a light version of what is outlined in the UNFPA’s Conceptual and Methodological Guide for Population Situation Analysis.  In terms of content and methodology, this analysis will assume the form of a meta-analysis, drawing from recent analytical products, surveys and studies and will include the following: A meta-analysis of available assessments and surveys to provide a comprehensive overview of the situation of the country as it relates to PD and SRH (specifically FP, SBA and ASRH), including progress in complying with international agreements and goals, particularly the MDGs and the ICPD Plan of Action. This overview will consist of an assessment of the economic, socio-cultural, political and institutional context, including implications of ASEAN integration, particularly on young people. An assessment of SRH and population dynamics in the context of economic and social processes, specifically: Changes in the situation of SRH with an emphasis on fertility, including early marriage and adolescent fertility and changes in overall maternal mortality Emergence of adolescents and youth as a priority group Settlement patterns and population mobility, including emerging challenges of urbanization and internal migration with a specific focus on Vientiane, the capital province. Health systems and service delivery in relation to unmet need and family planning, including an overall analysis of programme implementation and service delivery in the context of devolution, including structures of governance and decision-making processes between the centre and the provinces in transforming policies into action Assessment of existing mechanisms to enforce/implement policies and decrees Space for public-private partnerships and the role of the private sector and civil society organisations in service delivery An assessment of inequalities based on socio-economic, geographical location, gender and ethnicity, demonstrating and contrasting situations that characterize these different groups in the country. Based on data available, this will include: Population inequalities by poverty (including trends in reproductive inequality, mortality and morbidity) Generational inequalities (adolescents and older adults) Gender inequalities (the Gender Gap Index, Gender-based Violence, harmful cultural practices) Inequalities by ethnicity and habitat This section will therefore assess the ways in which social, gender, age-related and ethnic differences and their demographic repercussions feedback upon each other through various pathways and mechanisms. It will also include an assessment of the application of Rights and its impact on the different kinds of inequality. An analysis of the connections between population dynamics, gender and SRH (FP, ASRH, SBA) and their actual or potential implications for public policies as they relate to reducing poverty and inequalities and guarantee human rights.  This would include analysis at the micro level of how women’s empowerment is linked to poverty reduction and to MDGs 2, 4 & 5 demonstrating how RH and FP (e.g.; through birth spacing and reduction of unwanted births) could contribute to poverty reduction. At the macro level, it would include analysis of how population growth, age structures and migration are linked to development and poverty reduction. The identification and analysis of the main population and RH challenges confronting the country, including opportunities for action with strategies and programmatic recommendations (including actions in the short and medium term), taking into consideration the availability of resources, capacity and commitment. Insights and recommendations for strategic interventions in the 6th CP, taking into consideration the strategic role UNFPA could play given its niche and comparative advantage vis-à-vis other development actors in Lao PDR. The meta-analysis will look into various reports and documents, such as the Family Planning Situation Assessment, the  Adolescent and Youth Situational Analysis,  Evaluations on the SBA Development Plan and the Community-Based Distributors and the Individual, Family and Community (IFC) Programmes, Issue Paper on Population and Development, Prevalence Survey on Violence Against Women, Reports on MDGs, National Plans and strategies on FP, SBA, RH, Gender, VAW, etc and other relevant reports and analyses available in the country. (Please see Annex 1 for list of documents) Since, most, if not all of these assessments have been based on causality analysis and stakeholder analyses, this meta-analysis does not envisage conducting another fully fledged causality analysis. However, consultations with interest groups, including the government and other stakeholders, both national and development partners will be conducted (individually and as a group) to complement and validate the meta-analysis. The meta-analysis will be conducted in close collaboration with the government and national stakeholders to ensure that the final product has the buy in of the government. IV. EXPECTED DELIVERABLES - The consultant will initially review the aforementioned assessments, studies and reports and submit an inception report to UNFPA within 1 week upon commencement of consulatncy, outlining a plan for the meta-analysis and stakeholder consultations. - A presentation at the validation workshop (using PPT) on the key points/findings of the meta-analysis, conclusions and recommendations to UNFPA, government and other stakeholders. - The final meta-analysis to be submitted by end of July 2015. All deliverables will be drafted in English, and translated into Lao language. V. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED Post-Graduate degree in the field of Public health, Social Sciences, and/or other related fields At least 10 years of professional experience in the area of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Population and Development Experience in socio-cultural research, epidemiological research, situation analysis and similar undertakings Demonstrated capacity for strategic thinking and policy advice are essential Familiarity with UNFPA’s mandate VI. MANAGEMENT AND RESPONSIBILITIES UNFPA Deputy Representative will be the main contact person for the consultant. UNFPA will ensure that relevant documents are provided to the consultant, stakeholder consultations and debriefing meetings are organized and coordinated, and logistical arrangements are made. UNFPA will also ensure that comments on the draft report of the meta-analysis are coordinated and shared with the consultant in a timely manner and that technical and programmatic guidance to the consultant is provided by the UNFPA CO team. VI. REMUNERATION, DURATION AND LOGISTICAL ARRANGEMENTS Remuneration will be based on the consultant’s experience and in accordance with the UNFPA guidelines for fee for service for consultants. The 40 Workdays will be distributed between 01 April and 31 July 2015. Payment of fees will be based on the delivery of outputs, as follows: -              Upon statisfactry submission of inception report: 25% Upon satisfactory submission of the draft PSA meta-analysis report: 55% -              Upon satisfactory submission of the final PSA meta-analysis report: 20% Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) will be paid per night spent at the place of the mission following UNFPA DSA standard rates. Travel costs will be settled separately from the consultant fees. The consultant is encouraged to use the UNFPA premises to work on the reports, where Internet and printing facilities will be provided. VII. OUTLINE OF  THE META-ANALYSIS REPORT (about 30 pages) Executive Summary Introduction: Objectives, Background, Guiding principles, Scope and Methodology Comprehensive Overview of the Situation of the Country as it relates to PD and SRH and Progress in Complying with International Agreements and Goals: The Economic Context The Socio-cultural Context The Political and Institutional Context Progress on Complying with International Agreements and Goals: MDGs, ICPD, etc. Population Dynamics and Sexual and Reproductive Health in the Context of Economic and Social Processes: Changes in the situation of SRH with an emphasis on fertility, including early marriage and adolescent fertility and changes in overall maternal mortality Emergence of adolescents and youth as a priority group Settlement Patterns and Population Mobility, including urbanization iInternal migration Health Systems and Service Delivery in Relation to Unmet Need and Family Planning, including impact of devolution on programme implementation and service delivery Public-private partnerships for service delivery Inequalities and the Exercise of Rights: Inequalities in Population Behavior and Trends (including inequalities by poverty and trends in reproductive inequality, mortality and morbidity); Generational Inequalities (adolescents and older adults); Gender Inequalities (the Gender Gap Index, Gender-based Violence, harmful cultural practices) Inequalities by Ethnicity and Habitat The Application of Rights and its Impact on the different kinds of Inequality Relationships and Impacts: Relevance for Public Policies: Linkages at the Micro Level: Women’s Empowerment, SRH and their links to Poverty Reduction and to MDGs 2, 4 & 5 Linkages at the Macro Level: Population Growth, Age Structures and Migration and their links to Development and Poverty Reduction Challenges and Opportunities: Main Population and SRH Challenges Confronting the Country Opportunities for Action: Policy, Strategy and Programmatic Recommendations Strategic Role of UNFPA in Partnership with Other Development Actors

Consultancy to develop and deliver a research training course for the National Economic Research Institute of Ministry of Planning and Investment

United Nations Development Programme | Published November 4, 2014  -  Deadline November 17, 2014
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A consultancy firm will be required to support strengthening research knowledge and skills of NERI staff by designing, developing and delivering comprehensive research training course for PEI-NERI project. The consultant has to develop and deliver training course that include different research technique and practice. It is expected that the training course should capture all aspect of research, at least the proposed modules from the consultant have to capture per objective of the assignment

LA-GEF Rural Electrification Phase II - P117177

Ministry of Energy and Mines | Published January 14, 2015  -  Deadline January 23, 2015
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Ta-review Of Renewable Energy Delivery Models REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (REOI) (COMSULTANT SERVICES) Lao People's Democratic Republic Ministry of Energy and Mines, Institute of Renewable Energy Promotion, RuralElectrification Program Phase II, CONSULTING SERVICES Grant. IDA H5380-LA Project ID No. P117177 The Government of Lao PDR has received financing from the World Bank towardthe cost of Rural Electrification Program, andintends to apply part of the proceeds for consultant services. The services are to cover training in Renewable Energy with focus onBiofuel Development. Institute of Renewable Energy Promotion, Ministry of Energy and Mines now invites eligible consultantfirm/institution/university to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested consultant firm/Institution/university must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (brochures, descriptionof similar assignments, experience in similar conditions, availability of appropriate skills among staffs, etc.).Consultants/institution may associate to enhance their qualifications. A consultant firm/institution/university will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank'sGuidelines: Selection andEmployment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers, dated May 2004, revised October2006. Interested consultant firm/institution/university may obtain further information at the address below during office hours,i.e. 8:00 to 16:00 hours or obtain the TOR from World Bank Development website. Expression of interest must be delivered to address below by January 23, 2015. Ministry of Energy and Mines, Institute of Renewable Energy Promotion, RuralElectrification Program Phase II, Attn.to: Mr. Anousak PHONGSAVATH, Project Manager Nongbone Road, Ban Fai, Chanthabuly District, Vientiane Capital P. O Box: 5313, Vientiane Capital. Lao PDR Tel. (Office): +856-21-415388/415714; HP: +856 20 55509714 Fax: 856-21-413013 E-mail:anousakp@laotel.com; ktlssm@yahoo.com; phomsengsavanhm@gmail.com;phonepasong2010@yahoo.com

Protected Area and Wildlife Project - P128393

Department of Forest Inspection, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry | Published June 29, 2015  -  Deadline July 20, 2015
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International Law Enforcement Specialist Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry Department of Forest Inspection REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OFINTEREST For Individual Consultant Position: International Law Enforcement Specialist Issue Date: June 29th,2015 TheGovernment of Lao PDR receivedfinancing from the World Bank through the Environment Protection Fund to implement the Protected Areas and Wildlife Project (PAW). The Department of Forest Inspection (DoFI) has obtained a subgrant from the EPF for strengthening the management systems for national protected areas conservation and for enforcement of wildlifelaws. To help achieve this objective DOFI is recruiting an international technical expert in wildlifelaw enforcement. It is anticipatedthat the Consultant will provide part time services throughout the 5 year of thesubproject. The Consultant will be based in their homecountry with ongoing travel to Laos, or in Laos. The consultant will be selected in accordancewith the procedures set out in the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by Bank Borrowers, dated January2011. Theconsultant is expected to possess the following qualification and experience: ·         At least an undergraduate degree in a field relevant to law enforcement or an equivalenttechnical qualifications; ·         At least 15 years working experience in law enforcement; ·         Law enforcement experience on the illegal wildlife trade at a national andinternationallevel through at least 1 successful similar assignments (i.e. in technical advisory role to government agencies indeveloping countries - reference required); ·         Project management experience with an ability to foresee risks and constructivelywork through problems with co-workers and project partners. Interested individual Consultantmay download detailed Termof Reference from EnvironmentProtection Fund Website: http://www.laoepf.org.la . Expressionof Interest must be submitted to the address below no later than July20th, 2015. Attention: Mr Phonesavanh SOPHAKHAMPHANH, Deputy Directorof Wildlife and Aquatic Inspection Division Department of Forest Inspection, Ministry ofAgriculture and Forestry Tel: (856-20)22488916 Fax: (856-21)216508 Email: sophakhamphanh@yahoo.com; cc: epf.procurement_dofi@yahoo.co.th

TA for Hydropower and Mining AF - P148755

Ministry of Energy and Mines | Published July 28, 2015  -  Deadline August 10, 2015
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Consultant Service For Acquisition And Development Of Geo-data Infrastructure (geological Mapping) Within Selectedareas In Lao Pdr. REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES ? FIRMS SELECTION) Lao People's DemocraticRepublic Technical Assistance for Capacity Building inthe Hydropower and Mining Sectors Loan No./Credit No./ Grant No.: 5449 LA/H947-LA Assignment Title:  Consultant Service forAcquisition and Development of Geo-data Infrastructure (geological mapping) within selected areas in LaoPDR. Reference No.C3b-CS08 The Ministry of Energy and Mines has received financing from the World Banktoward the cost of the Technical Assistance for Capacity Building in the Hydropower and Mining Sectors, and intends to apply partof the proceeds for consulting services. The consulting services ("the Services") include (i)Geophysical Survey Execution and Data Processing; (ii) Geological Interpretation and Mapping. The Ministry of Energy and Mines now inviteseligible consulting firms ("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants shouldprovide information demonstrating that theyhave the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. Theshortlisting criteria are: ·         A specialized firmthat will deal with remobilization of the aircraft, logistical components and sensor (magnetic & radiometric), digitalprocessing and data requirements for quality assurance for a regional survey. ·         Experience inpreparing           Geological maps in fulldigital or GIS based compatible productof integrative interpretation processes. ·         Experience inDevelopment of a Geo-Data System and GIS-based geological data schema. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn toparagraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grantsby World Bank Borrowers, January 2011 ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict ofinterest. Consultants may associate with other firms in theform of a joint venture or a sub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with theQuality and Cost Based Selection set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at the addressbelow during office hours 0900 to 1700 hours. Expressions of interest must bedelivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by 10th August2015. Ministry of Energy and Mines Mr. Chareune Inthavy, Head of HMTA Project Secretariat Office, Nongbone Road, Saysettha District, Vientiane, LaoPDR Tel./Fax. +856 (0)21 263-451 E-mail address: ichareune@yahoo.com with copy to souphanthachak@gmail.com andphonh-chit@hotmail.com

TA for Hydropower and Mining AF - P148755

Ministry of Energy and Mines | Published June 10, 2015  -  Deadline June 22, 2015
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Consultant To Carry Out Strategic Assessment Of The Mineral Sector In Lao Pdr Ministry of Energy and Mines Government of Lao PDR Request for Expressions of Interest foran Individual Consultant Assignment Title: Consultant to carry out Strategic Assessment of the Mineral Sector in Lao PDR The Government of Lao PDR has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of Additional Financing to the TechnicalAssistancefor Capacity Building in the Hydropower and Mining Sectors (HMTA) Project and intends to apply part of the proceeds forConsultant Services. The consulting services ("the Services") include (a) Assessment ofgovernment institutions involved in mineral activities; (b)Assessment of the agency performances; (c) Assessment of the work procedures; (d) Identification of the organizationaldeficiencies; (e) Assessment of the qualification and experience of the staff; (f) Assessment of theavailability of equipment, andfinancial resources; (g) Recommendations for improving effectiveness and efficiency government agencies involved in mineralactivities. The assignment will be a lump sum contract and the payments will be linked to outputs. Qualifications Required: The Consultant must be a senior mining engineer, geologist or other education in relation with the mining sector, with more than30 years of experience in the public mining administration and in-depth knowledge of the reform of public mining institutions.Experience from a private mining company is desirable. The Consultant shall have also skills in the areas of public administration,legal aspects, social and environmental management as well as geo-science data management. A copy of the detailed Terms of Reference (ToR) for the assignmentmay be requested from the address below. Individual Consultants will be selected through comparison of qualifications among those who have expressed interests, as setout in theWorld Bank's Guideline "Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers, January 2011". In case firmswish to nominate individuals for this assignment, then the contract may be signed with the firm in case the nominated individual isselected subject to the provisions of the conflict of interest clause which will be applicable. Interested consultants should provide information indicating that s/he is qualified to perform the services (description ofexperienced similar assignments) and detailed CV to the address below: Ministry of Energy and Mines Mr. Chareune Inthavy, Head of HMTA Project Secretariat Office, Nongbone Road, Saysettha District, Vientiane, Lao PDR Tel./Fax. +856 (0)21 263-451 E-mail address: ichareune@yahoo.com  with copy to souphanthachak@gmail.com andvilayvanh02679@gmail.com. Expression of Interest must be delivered to the above address latest by 22 June 2015.

SECOND GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP FOR EDUCATION - P149130

Department of Pre-School and Primary Education | Published May 3, 2016  -  Deadline May 17, 2016
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International Consultant On Strengthening Lao Pdr?s School Autonomy And Accountability Framework REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONSOF INTEREST Country:          Lao People's Democratic Republic Project:           Global Partnership for Education II Project (GPE II) Sector:            Education Description:     International Consultant on Strengthening Lao PDR's School Autonomy andAccountabilityFramework Grant No.:       TF018969 As part of the Global Partnership for Education II Project and theBank funded programmatic ASA for the Education Sector in Lao PDR, the World Bank's policy intent and policy implementationassessment tools for school autonomy and accountability, known as SABER (Systems Approach for Better Education Results) areimplemented to provide comprehensive assessment of the school based management framework and implementation in Lao PDR. The keydeliverables under this undertaking are as follows: ·           SABER SAA reportfocusing on policy intent in LaoPDR ·           SABER SAA reportassessing policy implementation inLao PDR ·           Assessment of education governance in LaoPDR The above threeanalytical and benchmarking instruments reflect best global practices in thedomain of school autonomy andaccountability and reflect the existingevidence for effective policies that contribute to achieving better performance of theeducation systems and improved learning outcomes of students. GPE2 ProjectImplementation Unit is now looking for an individual consultant to carry out the assignment on Strengthening Lao PDR's SchoolAutonomy and Accountability Framework. The consultant will be expected to work initially for a period of 18 months, beginning May2016, with total number of consultancy days under these TORs not exceeding 120 days. The assignment will require at least 5visitsto Lao PDR with prolonged stays in Vientiane of approximately 3 weeks per visit. The full detailed ToR can be provided upon requestvia e-mail, for reference. In order to be considered for theposition, the candidates should meet the following qualifications and experience requirements: ·         An advanced degree (PhD or Masters) from a recognized InternationalUniversity in education governance, management and administration ·         At least 10 years of experience in education decentralization, schoolautonomy and accountability ·         At least 5 years of international consultancy and advisory services togovernments in the field of school autonomy and accountability and education decentralization ·         Demonstrated skills in working effectively in a cross culturalcontext ·         Experience in preparing high qualityanalytical reports in fluentEnglish ·         Excellent written and verbal communication inEnglish ·         Proficient in use of all key computer skills ·         Previous experience of working in a similar context in the SE AsiaRegion would be an advantage The Consultant shall be selected inaccordance with the Individual Consultants (IC) selection method set out in the Consultant Guidelines, in line with the WorldBank's Guidelines "Selection and Employment of Consultants", July 2014. GPE2 Project now invites interested eligible consultants to provide information indicating that they are qualified toperform the services(curriculum vitae with expressions of interest and references). Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or bymail, or by fax, or by e-mail) from May3, 2016 to May 17, 2016 at 16:00 o'clock. Only Short-listed candidates will becontacted. Attn:      Ms. Khampaseuth KITIGNAVONG Deputy Director General of DPPE/GPE II Project Director Global Partnership for Education II Project Department of Pre-School and Primary Education Ministry of Education and Sports Lane Xang Avenue, P.O Box 67, Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR e-mail: khampaseuth.kitignavong@yahoo.com and ecu.moes.laopdr@gmail.com ; Tel/Fax: (856 -21) 243 672

Lao PDR SME Access to Finance - P131201

Ministry of Industry and Commerce, National Implementation Unit (NIU) | Published April 28, 2016  -  Deadline May 31, 2016
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International Consultant For The Development Of A Strategy And Action Plan For The Collection And Analysis Of Sme Data REQUEST FOR EXPRESS OF INTEREST LAO PEOPLE'S DEMOCRATICREPUBLIC MINISTRY OF INDUSTRYANDCOMMERCE Small and MediumEnterprises Access to Finance Project Credit No. 5471-LA, Grant No.H958-LA International Consultant for theDevelopment of a Strategy and Action Plan for the Collection and Analysis of SMEData TheGovernment of Lao PDR is receiving US$20 million financing from the World BankGroup's International Development Association (IDA)for the Small andMedium Enterprise Access to Finance Project (SME A2F). The Project's development objective is to provide long-termfunding sources for banks to provide long-term credit to small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The project will support the growthof privately-owned SMEs by increasing the supply of long-term finance provided by commercial banks and by strengthening thecapability of Department of SME Promotion to formulate and implement public policies that promote access to finance for SMEs. TheProject includes three components: 1) A Line of Credit Facility; and 2) Technical Assistance. Under Component 2, DOSMEP intends to recruit an International Consultant to provide technical assistance to develop astrategy and action plan for the collection and analysis of data on the SME sector. The assignment is on a part-time basis and willinvolve working from home as well as in Lao PDR. Theestimated inputs for this assignment are for 3 months to be provided part-timeover a 12-month period. It is expected that themajority of inputs will be delivered in Vientiane, Lao PDR working alongside government officials. During the remaining time theconsultant will ensure periodic contacts with her/his counterparts in Lao PDR and continued supervision and monitoring of the workprogram distantly. The Consultant will be supported by the DOSMEP team during his assignment in Vientiane Capital and in theprovinces. The full text of the ToR can be accessed at the NIU's website: http://t4dlaos.org/index.php/en/work-with-us/vacancies. In order to qualify for this assignment, the candidates shall meet the following experience and competencerequirements: ·         Masters Degree in Statistic Economics, Economics, Business Administration,Engineering or related field. ·         Minimum 5 years of experience in statistic and data collection fordevelopment projects, including planning, coordination,technical andfield surveys. ·         Experience with similar assignments in ASEAN countries will be anadvantage. ·         Knowledge and experience withSMEs promotion and development will be anadvantage. ·         Knowledge of Computer Information Systems including packages such as Microsoft Office, Database, etc. would be anadvantage. ·         Ability to communicate effectively, inwriting and orally in English is essential. ·         Excellent interpersonal skills and willingness to work as part of a team. ·         Excellent analytical and presentation skills. ·         Ability to work in a complex, cross-cultural working environment. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn toparagraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans andIDA Credits & Grantsby World Bank Borrowers, January 2011 ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflictof interest. TheConsultant will be selected based on Individual Consultants selection method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. The NIU now invites interested applicants to provide information indicatingthat you are qualified to perform the services (curriculum vitae with expressions of interest and references). InterestedApplicants may obtain further information at the address below. Expressions of interestmust be delivered to the address below or no later than May 31, 2016, 16:00o'clock (submissions via emailare also acceptable). Only Short-listed candidates will be contacted. Attn: Mr. Sengphanomchone Inthasane, NIU Manager CC: Mr. Keophouthone Inthivong, Procurement Officer Ministry of Industry and Commerce, National Implementation Unit(NIU) Ban Phonxay, Xaysettha District, Vientiane Capital, LaoPDR Tel: +856 (21) 41 39 16 ? 45 39 82; Fax: +856(21) 41 39 16, E-mail: keophouthone.in@laosaft.org; cc amphaphone.t@laosaft.org

LA-Khammouane Development Project - P087716

Component 3 Management Unit, Khammouane Development Project | Published July 7, 2015  -  Deadline July 17, 2015
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International Or Regional Consultant To Review Xebangfai Agriculture Research And Development Center And Prepare Asustainable Plan KHAMMOUANE DEVELOPMENT PROJECT (KDP) Project No. P-087716/Grant No. H404-LA REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR THE POSITION OF International or Regional Consultant to Review Xebangfai Agriculture Research and Development Center and Prepare a Sustainable Plan Khammouane Development Project (KDP) is a WorldBank-funded project that has been implemented since 2008. TheProjectaims to strengthen the planning process and public financial management associated with decentralized delivery of servicesand infrastructure in Khammouane Province. The KDP consists of the following three components:- Component 1: Local Developmentand Provincial Capacity Building, Component 2: Support for Irrigation Development in Lower Xebangfai River, andComponent 3: Support for Rural Livelihood and Agricultural Development. The responsibility of overall project execution lies with the Provincial Department of Planning andInvestment in partnership withDepartment of Irrigation under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, and Provincial Agricultureand Forestry Office (PAFO). The projectis overseen and guided by the Project Steering Committee chaired by the ProvincialVice-Governor. An International or Regional Consultant is required to assist theKDP-Component 3Management Unit (CMU) established under PAFO to comprehensively assess the implementation status of strategic planfor Xebangfai Agriculture Research and Development Center (XBF Center) in Khammouane province and develop a Sustainability Plan for2016-2020 in preparation for itstransition and upscaling after the end of the KDP, March 31, 2016. Detailed tasks are provided inthe enclosed Terms of Reference. The Consultant will report to the KDP Project Director andwill carry out his assignment under theclose supervision of Manager of Component 3.  The consultant is expected to spend about 20 working days toundertake her/his assignment starting from July 17,2015 or after thesigning of her/his contract. S/he is expected to work over the weekend e.g on Saturday. Minimum Qualification Requirements: a)               A minimum of Master degree in Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Natural Resourceand Forestry Management, or other related fields; b)              At least 10 years of working experience, including minimum 5 of proven experience ininstitutional strengthening, and management in agricultural or relevant sectors or other related fields ofexpertise; c)               Solid knowledgeand experience in agricultural development, rice production;agriculture and livestock extension and demonstration work in Laos or in the region; d)              Good proficiency in written and spoken communication in English and ability to speakLao language would be an advantage; e)               Willingness to travel and spend time in Khammouane province with CMU and XBFcenter'sstaff, and visit farmers and concerned stakeholders. f)               Initiative and ability to work independently. Consultant will beselected through Individual Consultants method as set out in the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers (currentedition). Interestedconsultants may obtain further information at the address below during office hours Monday to Friday, from 08:00 to 16:00 hours localtime. Expressions ofinterest must be delivered by postal mail, Faxor e-mail to the address below by 17 July 2015. Mr. DethsackdaManikham, Component 1 & 3 Manager Component 3 Management Unit, Khammouane Development Project Thakek District, Khammouane Province, Lao PDR Email: manikham_dsd@yahoo.com Cc: Mr. Keophouthone Inthivong, Procurement Specialist Email: keophouthoneinthivong@gmail.com

Scaling-Up Participatory Sustainable - P130222

 | Published June 23, 2015
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PricewaterhouseCooper (Lao) Co. Ltd
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Small Contracts Award (dir,cqs,indv,sss) Small Contract Award Notice Lao People's Democratic Republic Project: P130222 - LA-Scaling-UpParticipatory Sustainable Forest Management Report Period: 20-May-2015 -20-May-2015 Awarded Firm/Indv. :PricewaterhouseCooper (Lao) Co. Ltd Address: 4th floor, ANZ Vientiane Building,33 Lane Xang Ave. Contract Signature Date:20-May-2015 Method of Procurement: CQS- Selection Based On Consultant's Qualification Price: USD 152,000.00 Duration: 5.40 Year(s) Summary Scope of Contract:The contract is made between the Department of Forestry, Ministry ofAgriculture and Forestry and PricewaterhouseCooper (Lao) Co., Ltd.The Consultant shall perform the Services during the period f

LA - Power Grid Improvement Project - P149599

Electricite du Laos (EDL) | Published January 26, 2015  -  Deadline February 16, 2015
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International Procurement Consultant REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR AN INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT FOR THE POSITION OF INTERNATIONAL PROCUREMENT CONSULTANT Electricite du Laos (EDL) is preparing a Power GridImprovement Project intended for financing support from the World Bank, and wish to recruit an international procurement consultantto assist with project preparationand implementation. The Services is expected to be carried out over a periodof eighteen months, starting in March 2015. EDL now invites eligibleindividual consultants to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide informationdemonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. Interested consultants must provide their updated curriculum vitae,indicating personal and technical skills, academic qualifications, experience in similar assignments, and experience in Laos and/orother developing countries along with the names of at least three (3) referees with contact information (e-mail address, telephoneor fax numbers). The minimum qualificationsrequirements are: 1.   Master's degree in engineering, economics, management,business administration or related fields 2.   At least 10 years of working experience in public procurement on internationaldonor/NGO  financed projects, and 5 years strong experience in the World Bank'sfinanced projects 3.   Ability toapply good judgment and interpretative skill in dealing with procurement-related issues including common technical and commercialaspects of bidding and bid documents, bid evaluation, negotiating the InternationalCompetitive Selection contracts for the consultancy services and other procurement documents. and 4.   Fluent in English and havestrong written and spoken skills The successful consultant will be selected in accordance with the provisions of Section II,under the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers,  dated January2011 and revised July 2014. Consultants may obtain copies of thedetailed Terms of Reference (in English) for the assignment from the address below during office hours 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. Expressions ofinterest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by e-mail) by 16 February, 2015. Attn: Khamphiou Phounsavath (Mrs), Deputy Director of Business Division, 3d Floor, Electricité du Laos Headquarter Building, Mittaphap Lao-Thai Road, Ban Thongkang, Sisattanak District; P.O. Box 309. Vientiane Capital,Lao P.D.R Tel: (856) 021 265263, 316094 -ext.1319, (856) 020 22211489; Fax: (856) 021 316118, 021 263794 E-mail: khamphiou2@hotmail.com;

LA - Power Grid Improvement Project - P149599

Environment Office, EDL | Published December 18, 2014  -  Deadline December 30, 2014
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Individual Consultant For The Position Of Environmental & Social Safeguards Specialist REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR AN INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT FOR THE POSITION OF environmental & social safeguards specialist Electricite du Laos (EDL) is preparing a Power Grid ImprovementProject intended for financing support from the World Bank, and wish to recruit an environmental and social (E&S) safeguardsspecialist to assist with project preparation and implementation. The Services is expected to be carriedout over a period of eighteen months, starting in January 2015. EDL nowinvites eligible individual consultants to indicate their interestinproviding the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the requiredqualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The minimum qualifications requirements are: 1.Master's degree in environmental science, social science, engineering or related fields. 2. At least 10 years of working experience in E&S safeguards management forinternational financial institutions; donors/NGO financed projects, and 2 years strong experience on E&S policies andrequirements in World Bank's financed projects. 3. Strong experience in E&S screening, assessment, consultation/participation, duediligence and overall project level environmental and social management aspects; good knowledge of current national relevantenvironmental and social legislation, requirements and standards. 4. Working experience in preparing and implementing E&S safeguards documents (e.g.E&S frameworks,management plan, environmental codes of practice, E&S impact assessment, Resettlement Policy Frameworks,Resettlement Action Plans, etc.). 5. Fluency in business English. The attention of interested Consultants isdrawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits& Grants by World Bank Borrowers dated January 2011("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth theWorld Bank's policy onconflict of interest. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with procedures set out in the ConsultantGuidelines. Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours 10:00 to 15:00hours. Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or bye-mail) by 14:00 PM of 30 December, 2014. Electricite duLaos Attn:       Mr. Vongvilay Sisoulate, EnvironmentOffice Manager Mr. Visien Sighaphan, Deputy ofEnvironment Office Lao-Thai Friendship Road, P.O.BOX 309, Thongkang V, Sisattanak D, Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR Tel: (856-21) 451537; 451519 Fax: (856-21) 416381; 263794 E-mail: edlmdo@edl.com.la;Website: www.edl.com.la

Second Lao Environment & Social Project - P128393

Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) | Published September 5, 2016  -  Deadline September 19, 2016
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Consulting Firm To Provide The Service Of National Wildlife Consulting Team For Tiger Surveys And Planning REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST Consulting firm to provide the service of National Wildlife Consulting team for Tiger Surveys and Planning Department of Forest Resource Management (DFRM) The Department of Forest Resource Management (DFRM) has received a $2.5 million from the Environment Protection Fund Office (EPFO), executing agency to implement the second Laos Environment and Social(LENS2)project which is supported by the GEF fund (from Biodiversity, Land Degradation, and Sustainable Forest Management focal areas)$6.83 million and $32 million from IDA funds (national and regional funding). As part of (LENS2) implementation, the Department of Forest ResourceManagement (DFRM) has obtained a sub grant from the Environment Protection Fund.  Under this sub-grant, the Department of ForestResource Management (DFRM) seeks to mobilize an experienced Consulting firm (private firm, NGO, Institute or faculty) to provide the service of providing a National Wildlife Consulting team for TigerSurveys. It is anticipated that the Consulting firm will provide the service of providing a National Wildlife Consulting teamfor Tiger Surveys and Planning to be undertaken under the supervision of the Department of ForestResource Management (DFRM).The Consultant firm will provide total of200 working days over a period of 24 months of services. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the WorldBank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits& Grants by World Bank Borrowers dated January 2011, setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflictof interest. Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or asubconsultancy to enhance their qualifications. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the selection based on the Consultants'Qualifications (CQS) method setout in the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at the addressbelow during office hours 0800to 1600 hours; and the Term of Reference can be downloadedfrom Website: http://www.laoepf.org.la . TheExpression of Interest must be submitted to the address below no laterthan 19 September 2016. The interested consultant firm should send their detailed proposal with team members' CVs, tasks, expected inputs/outputsand timeframe, also with a letter of interest to: Department of Forest Resource Management (DFRM), Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE), Khoun Boulom Road, Thong Khankham Village, ChantaboulyDistrict, Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR, P.O.BOX 2932, Tel: +85621216921; E-mail: lpkommadam@gmail.com, p.phiapalath@gmail.com; phonepaseuth_lens@yahoo.com, Attention: Mr. Lamphanh Kommadam, ProjectCoordinator

LA -TA for Hydropower and Mining sectors - P109736

Ministry of Energy and Mines | Published February 24, 2016  -  Deadline August 11, 2016
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Tax Administration Support To The Natural Resource Taxation Unit Ministry of Energy and Mines Government of Lao PDR Request for Expressions of Interest for an Individual Consultant(International) AssignmentTitle: TaxAdministration Support to the Natural Resource Taxation Unit (C3a-CS52) The Government of Lao PDR hasreceived financing from the World Bank toward the cost of Additional Financing to the Technical Assistance for Capacity Building inthe Hydropower and Mining Sectors (HMTA) Project and intends to apply part of the proceeds for ConsultantServices. The Consultant will beresponsible for building capacity of the Natural Resource Taxation Unit (NRTU) and theInspection Division through strategic adviceand on-the-job training of officers in the area of tax administration, audit, compliance and fiscal management of the miningindustry to assure that the revenues from the sector are collected effectively and transparently to ultimately achieve the desiredgrowth across all productive sectors in Lao PDR.The Consultant will build a work program in consultation with the NRTU withflexibility for adaptation as needed. The scope of work is intended to treat capacity building as the primary objective.Specifically, the Consultant will be required to (1) Develop a manual for tax audit of mining operations; (2) Support taxassessment and tax inspectionsof mining operators in Lao PDR. Qualifications Required: ·         Master degree orhigher of finance oraccounting; ·         At least 15 years ofexperience in conducting tax audits of large companies engaged in the mining industryfor a tax authority of developedcountries; ·         Certified as aninternational accountant, and have history of providing consulting service on tax auditingand international standards of accountingand financial reporting in developing countries; ·         Proven experiencefrom the Asia-Pacific region; ·         Proven record ofoffering advice and conducting training on international tax audit issues in emerging and developingeconomies. A copy of the detailed Terms ofReference (ToR) for the assignment may be requested from the address below. Interested consultants shouldprovide information indicating that s/he is qualified to perform the services (description of experienced similar assignments) anddetailed CV to theaddress below: Ministryof Energyand Mines Mr. Chantho MILATTANAPHENG, Head ofHMTA Project Secretariat Office, NongboneRoad, Saysettha District, Vientiane, Lao PDR Tel./Fax.+856 (0)21 263-451 E-mailaddress: hmtapro2016@gmail.com with copy to souphanthachak@gmail.com and phonh-chit@hotmail.com Expression of Interest must bedelivered to the above address latest by 11 August 2016.

LA -TA for Hydropower and Mining sectors - P109736

 | Published March 9, 2016
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Power Sector Development Strategy Project Name:            Hydro Power andMining TAProject? Additional Financing Source of Financing: Credit/Grant No.5449-LA/H949-LA Country:                     LaoPDR Project Number:        P109736 Ref #:                          C2-a-CS01 Contract Name:         Power Sector DevelopmentStrategy Scope ofContract: As part of its assignment, the Consultant will consider the suitability ofexisting institutionalarrangements for the power sector in terms of mobilizing investments and managing sector reform effectively.  The Consultant will review and assess the currentpolicy framework, as well as any on-going ideas, discussions or plans to revise any ofits relevant parts. A further area of studywill be the financial structure and sustainability of entities operating in the energy sector and the investment and financingneedsrequired for effective and sustainable development of the energy sector.  Although a detailedassessment of international experience is not required, itis expected that the Consultant will be informed by pertinent international examples. TaskI: Conduct a Detailed Review of Current Power Market Structure and the Policy, Regulatory andInstitutional Framework that Governs theSector TaskII: Develop Reform Options and Recommend Reform Path for Lao Power Sector TaskIII: Develop a Roadmap, Detailed Action Plan and Investment Program for the Power ReformPath TaskIV: Just-in-Time Services Minimum Qualifying TechnicalScore: 80 Consultants' names Castalia StrategicAdvisors Deloitte ConsultingLLC MacroconsultingS.A. AF-Mercados EMI &XAG City/Country USA USA Argentina Spain Status: EvaluatedFirm EvaluatedFirm Awarded Firm EvaluatedFirm TechnicalScore 67.13 70.76 64.75 56.58 FinancialScore 8.93 7.60 20.00 12.50 Combined Score 76.06 78.36 84.75 69.07 Criteria: Specific Experience (n/a) - - - - Work Plan &Methodology (40) 37,50 40,00 38,44 30,00 Key Experts (50) 43,91 47,20 41,25 40,72 Training (n/a) - - - - Local input (10) 2,50 1,25 1,25 0,00 Total 83,91 88,45 80,94 70,72 Price as read out 764,400 898,572 341,300 546,100 Final Evaluation Price 764,400 898,572 341,300 546,100 Final Negotiated Price - - 398,343 (taxincluded) Rank 3 2 1 4 Other Shortlisted Firms: Consultants' names DNV-GLEnergy Fichtner GmbH & Co KG City/Country Norway Germany Proposal Submitted: No No

TA for Hydropower and Mining AF - P148755

Ministry of Energy and Mines | Published October 19, 2015  -  Deadline November 2, 2015
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Enhancing Financial Sustainability Of The Power Sector In Laos Pdr And Developing A Suitable Power Tariff Regime REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES ? FIRMS SELECTION) LAO PEOPLE'S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC Technical Assistance for Capacity Building in the Hydropowerand Mining Sectors Loan No./Credit No./ Grant No.: 5449 LA/H947-LA Assignment Title:   Enhancing Financial Sustainability of the Power Sector in Laos PDR and Developing aSuitable Power Tariff Regime Reference No.         C2bcd-CS02 The Ministry of Energy and Mines hasreceived financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the TechnicalAssistance for Capacity Building in the Hydropower and Mining Sectors, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consultingservices. The consulting services ("the Services") include supporting the GoL in developing a comprehensive strategy for enhanced financingperformance of EdL's group of power companies. This study will focus on addressing performance matters from financial, operationaland technical perspectives and developing a suitable power tariff regime to ensure long term financial sustainability of the powersector in Laos. To achieve the objectives, the consultant will undertake the following scope of work: Task1: A comprehensive diagnostic analysis of thefinancial performance of EdL's group of power companies during the past four years (FY 2011 - 2015). Task2: Develop financial projections for all the EdLgroup of power companies for the years 2016-2020, based on various scenarios of electricity demand growth, andcorrespondinginvestment expenditure requirements and using various assumptions fortariff increases. Task3: Using the analysis of social assessment andtariff affordability from Task 1, Subtask (b) the consultant will evaluate the tariff proposals emerging from the revenuerequirements approach or short term cost recovery tariffs to assess their feasibility to assist the Government in making aninformed decision onthe preferred tariff increase path to improve financial performance of EdL group ofcompanies. Task4: Prepare financial plan geared towardsimprovement of financial performance of EdL: group of power companies based on the tariff increase scenario endorsed by theGovernment. Task5: Electricity Tariffs Design. The Ministry of Energy and Mines now invites eligible consulting firms("Consultants") to indicatetheir interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide informationdemonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The shortlisting criteriaare: ·       The interested consulting firms should haveprevious experience in the area of electricity tariffs design, analysis and modeling; ·       A minimum of 10 years of experience in carrying out services as a consulting firm in the field of assignment;and ·       At least 3 contracts of similar nature and complexity, or more complex and relevant, that the firm has successfullycompleted in the past 10 years. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the WorldBank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers,January 2011 ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or asub-consultancy to enhance their qualifications. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Quality and Cost BasedSelection set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at the address belowduring office hours (09:00to 17:00 hours). Expressions of interest mustbe delivered in a written form to the address below(in person, or bymail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by November 2, 2015. Ministry of Energy and Mines Mr. Chareune Inthavy, Head of HMTA Project Secretariat Office, Nongbone Road, Saysettha District, Vientiane, Lao PDR Tel./Fax. +856 (0)21 263-451 E-mail address: ichareune@yahoo.com with copy to souphanthachak@gmail.com and nenitamarcel@yahoo.com

Lao PDR Trade Development Facility 2 - P130512

Ministry of Industry and Commerce, National Implementation Unit (NIU) | Published March 17, 2015  -  Deadline March 31, 2015
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International Consultant For Supporting Developing Of Legislation On Control Of Toxic Chemicals Lao People's DemocraticRepublic Ministry of Industry andCommerce Second Trade DevelopmentFacility Project ID No: P130512 REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST International Consultant for Supporting Developing ofLegislation on Control of Toxic Chemicals The Second Trade Development Facility (TDF-2) is a multi-donor program financed by Australia, theEuropean Union, Germany, Ireland, United Stated of America and the World Bank focusing on improving trade and private sectordevelopment in Lao PDR. A challenge facility was established under component c of the TDF II to make resources available to supportimplementation of smaller priority activities identified within the DTIS Action Matrix/Roadmap on a demand-driven basis. Activitiesneed to be proposed by implementing agencies. Any implementing agency of the Lao PDR trade program including departments withinMoICand other line ministries at the national and provincial level are eligible to apply for funding from the ChallengeFacility. The National Implementation Unit (NIU) of the Ministryof Industry and Commerce is seeking to recruitinternational consultant to provide technical advice on developing the new legislation. The objective of the assignment is toadvise the Department of Industry and Handicraft under the Ministry of Industry and Commerce to develop legislation on control oftoxic chemical of Lao PDR that is consistent with international treaties and regional good practices. The Expected duration of theassignment is 12 weeks over 6 month period. The ToR is available at the NIU's website: http://laosaft.com/index.php/en/work-with-us/vacancies. In order to be considered for the position, the candidates should meet the following qualificationsand experience requirements: ·      Minimum Master's Degree in chemicalengineering or other relevant disciplines e.g. toxic waste management,environment management etc. ·      At least 7 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in legal and regulatory review / development assignments, of which at least 5 years at the international level ·      Proven and extensive experience in review, developing and supervision of legislation framework related to chemicalscontrol and management. ·      Goodknowledge of principles of the chemicals legislation and its relationship to other legislation, obligations of theoperator, tasks of the authorities supervising the chemicals legislation and other aspects of standard ChemicalsAct ·      Proven relevant expertise in ASEAN countries and under the development projects (World Bank and/or donor-funded projects) isan asset. ·      Fluency in English language, including excellent drafting and presentation skills. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines:Selection and Employment of Consultants [under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants] by WorldBank Borrowers, January 2011edition ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. A Consultantwill be selected inaccordance with the Individual Consultants (IC) selection method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can beobtained at the address below during office hours from 08:00 to 16:00 hours, from Monday to Friday (Standard Lao PDRtime). The NIU now invites interested eligible consultants to provide information indicating that you are qualified toperform the services (curriculum vitae with expressions of interest and references). Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or byfax, or by e-mail) by March 31, 2015, 16:00 o'clock. Only Short-listed candidates will be contacted. Ministry of Industry and Commerce, National Implementation Unit (NIU), Ban Phonxay, XaysetthaDistrict, Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR, Tel: +856(21) 45 39 82 - 41 39 16 ; Fax: +856(21) 41 39 16, E-mail: procurement@laosaft.org; Att: Mr. Phouvieng Phongsa, NIU Director.

Lao PDR Customs and Trade Facilitation - P101750

Customs Department, Ministry of Finance | Published April 21, 2015  -  Deadline May 4, 2015
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International Legal Advisor Lao People'sDemocratic Republic PeaceIndependence Democracy UnityProsperity Department of Custom,Ministry of Finance Customs and TradeFacilitation Project ? Additional Financing IDA Grand No. H843 -LA, Project No. P144992 REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST International Legal Advisor, (Ref.: B3.1 - CS-020-CTFP-AF-2015) The Government of Lao People's Democratic Republic hasreceived an additional Grant from the International Development Association (IDA) towards the cost of the Customs and TradeFacilitation Project-Additional Financing (CTFP-AF), intends to apply part of the proceeds to eligible paymentsunder the Contract for which this Request for Expression of Interest is issued byDepartment of Customs of CTFP. The Customs and Trade Facilitation Project?Additional Financing (CTFP-AF) aimsto facilitate trade byimproving the efficiency and effectiveness of customs administration in Lao PDR. The project builds on reforms implemented as partof an earlier World Bank financed project and will assist the Lao PDR Customs Department (LCD) to: simplify customs procedures;eliminate duplication and redundancy; reduce transaction costs and time to clear goods; and increase transparency andaccountability.The Customs Department, whichis responsible for implementation of the project, has received financing of US$ 12.5 millionequivalent from the World Bank (including an original grant in 2008 of US$ 6.0 million equivalent, and an additionalfinancing grantin 2013 of US$ 6.5 million equivalent). The new Customs Law entered into force in 2012 and is broadly consistent with international standards andWTO/WCO requirements. The Department of Customs, Ministry of Finance, is seeking for Individual Position of part-time International Legal Advisor toprovide legal support tothe Lao PDR Customs Department in implementing of the new Customs Law and ensure an effective administrative framework of puttingin places enabling decrees, new and revised regulations and procedures in line with accepted international goodpractice. The part-time Individual Consultant will be under direct supervision of the ProjectDirector and will be based in the CTFP Office, Department of Customs (MoF). It is anticipated that completing the work required will require approximately eight (8) months ofinternational consultancy inputs over 24 month period of assignment. The assignment timeframe may be extended by mutual agreementif circumstances require it.The international consultant should be deployed for an initial periodof 3 months in-country followed byadditional visits to support the locally engaged Legal Advisor. In order to qualify for the assignment, the candidates shallmeet, at a minimum, the followingcriteria: ·        Advanced degree ininternational trade laws or relevant legal qualifications ·        At least 10 years practicalexperience working in the customs and trade facilitation field with in depth knowledge of international conventions and otherinstruments pertaining to Customs. Extensive experience working in developing countries, preferably in the ASEANregion;Capacity to work with people from different cultural backgrounds and in the developing government'ssetting; Excellent oral and written communication skills in the Englishlanguage. Theassignment calls for an individual consultant with extensive experience in providing legal support and advices to customsadministrationsfocusing on legislative reforms, adopting international best practices and standards in customs regulations andprocedures in the support of customs modernization in developing countries.  The detailTerms of Reference for the assignment may be requested from the address below. The Consultant willbe selected in accordance with the Individual Consultants (IC) selection method set out in the Consultant Guidelines, in line withthe World Bank's Guidelines "Selection and Employment of Consultants", January 2011. The NIU now invitesinterested eligible consultants to provide information indicating that you are qualified to perform the services (curriculum vitaewith expressions of interest and references). Expressions of interest must be delivered ina written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by May 4, 2015, 16:00o'clock. Bounpaseuth Sikounlabout Deputy Director, CustomsDepartment Leader of Customs and Trade Facilitation Project, Ministry ofFinance, Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR Tel. &Fax: +856(21) 254034 E-mail: seuth.sikounlabout@gmail.com, cc: ksrithirath@gmail.com, thanongsakd@gmail.com

Lao PDR Trade Development Facility 2 - P130512

National Implementation Unit (NIU), MoIC | Published January 5, 2016  -  Deadline January 19, 2016
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International Consultant To Support Mra On Accountancy Services Lao People's Democratic Republic Ministry of Industry and Commerce Second Trade DevelopmentFacility Project ID No:P130512 REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST International Consultant to Support MRA on Accountancy Services The SecondTrade Development Facility (TDF-2) is a multi-donor program financed by Australia, the European Union, Germany, Ireland,USAID and the World Bank focusing onimproving trade and privatesector development in Lao PDR. The development objective of the TDF-2, which is implemented by The National Implementation Unit (NIU) within the Foreign Aid Division of theMinistry of Industry and Commerce(MoIC), is to support the implementation of government's trade andintegration priorities outlined in the 2012 Diagnostic Trade Integration Study (DTIS) Roadmap, and in particular to contribute toimproved competitiveness and diversification, focusing outside the natural resource sectors. The objective of the assignment for the International Consultant is tosupport the Accounting Department of the Ministry of Finance in implementing the ASEAN MRA on Accountancy Services in Lao PDR.  The consultant shall provide guidance andadvice to MOF, particularly its Accounting Department, and other relevant agencies for a successful implementation of the ASEAN MRAon Accountancy Services. He or she shall beguided by the relevant findings and recommendations of the MRAs NeedsAssessmentConsultancy Report referred to above. The estimated inputs for this assignment are 110 working days or 5months over a period of 12 months.  It is expectedthat at least 2/3rd of inputs will be delivered in Vientiane, Lao PDR. The expected commencement date for Services in Lao PDR is as soon as possible. The full detailed ToRis available at the NIU's website: http://t4dlaos.org/index.php/en/work-with-us/vacancies In order to be considered for the position,the candidates should meet the following qualifications and experience requirements: ·         Anadvanced degree in accounting or relatedfield, and membership in a professional accounting body which is a member of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC); ·         A post graduate qualification in Accounting or related field will be an advantage; ·         Minimum of eight years' work experience in professional accounting service; ·         Familiarity with ASEAN and WTO trade in services issues; ·         Relevantinternational work experience in developingcountries with experience in Southeast Asia would be an asset; ·         Fluency in English (spoken and written). Knowledge of Lao language, while not required, would be an asset; ·         Strong interpersonal skills to facilitate dialogue with variousgovernment agencies, senior and technical staff, and theprivate sector; and ·         Willing to work alongside and assist national counterparts in apractical and proactive way. InternationalConsultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual Consultants (IC) selection method set out in the ConsultantGuidelines, in line with the World Bank's Guidelines "Selectionand Employment of Consultants", January 2011. The NIU now invites interested eligible consultant toprovide information indicating that you are qualified to perform the services (curriculum vitae with expressions of interest andreferences). Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or byfax, or by e-mail) by January 19, 2016,16:00 o'clock. National Implementation Unit (NIU) Ministry of Industry and Commerce BanPhonxay, Xaysettha District, Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR Tel:+856(21) 41 39 16 ? 45 39 82; Fax: +856(21) 41 39 16 E-mail: Amphaphone.t@laosaft.org Attention:Mr. Phouvieng Phongsa, NIU Director Note: only short list will be contacted.

Protected Area and Wildlife Project - P128393

Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) | Published August 3, 2015  -  Deadline August 28, 2015
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International Technical Advisor (ita) For Protected Areas Management Lao People's Democratic Republic Second Lao Environment and SocialProject Project ID No. P128393 and P129392 REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OFINTEREST International Technical Advisor (ITA) for Protected Areas Management Technical Assistance and Support to DFRM for Implementationof PAW/LENS2 Subproject 3-year contract ProjectBackground Department of Forest Resource Management (DFRM) has received a $2.5 million from the EnvironmentProtection Fund Office (EPFO), executing agency to implement the second Laos Environment and Social (LENS2) project which issupported from GEF fund (from Biodiversity, LandDegradation, and Sustainable Forest Management focal areas) $6.83 million and $32million IDA funds (national and regional funding). Department of Forest Resource Management (DFRM) seeks to mobilize an experienced International Technical Advisor for ProtectAreas Management to support DFRM subproject team. As part of (LENS2) implementation, the Department of Forest Resource Management(DFRM) has obtained a sub grant from the EPF for to strengthen the policy and institutional framework and DFRM capacity toprotect and manage the NPA and PF system.  To help achieve this objective DFRM isrecruiting an International Technical Advisor (ITA) for Protected Areas Management It is anticipated that the Consultant will provide full time services throughout the 3 year of the sub project. The base stationwill be at the DFRM Office in Vientianewith travel in the provinces. The consultant will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank's Guidelines: Selectionand Employment of Consultants by Bank Borrowers, dated January 2011. The Consultant isexpected to assist and advise DFRM staff on all technicalaspect related, provide technical advisory service to DFRM to help build theinstitutional capacity to manage protected areas and guide the national reform in protected areamanagement. To implement and achieve the objective of this subproject, The International Technical Advisor (ITA) is expected to respond, assist and advise onall technical matters ofprotected area management. Specifically, he or she will work closely with the sub-project team from DFRM, and protected areamanagement units, and with other technical advisors and short-term consultants to this subproject to carry out taskslisted in the terms ofReferences. The consultant is expected to possess the following qualification and experience: ·         Minimum of15 years working experience related to nationalparks/protected area management, wildlife conservation, conservation biology and/orsimilarspecializations; ·         Minimum of 5years international experience related to protected area or wildlife institutional development, site planning, design and/ormanagement; ·         At least Bachelor degree in protected area, wildlifemanagement, conservation biology, or related fields. ·         At least one similar assignments successfully conducted(reference required); ·         Excellentcommunication skills, including: fluency in Englishspeaking and writing; ·         Computer skills, including Word, Excel, Power point andemail. Interested individual Consultant may download detailedTerm of Reference from Environment Protection Fund Website: http://www.laoepf.org.la . Expression of Interest must be submitted to the address below no later than August 28,2015: Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) Khounboulom Road,Thongkhanhkham Village, Chanthabouly District, Vientiane Capital, POBox:2932, Tel: (856-21)21 21 69 21; e-mail: epf.procurement_dfrm@yahoo.co.th; lpkommadam@gmail.com, Attention: Mr Lamphanh Kommadam (Head of NPA ManagementDivision) Tel: (856-21)21 21 69 21; Mobile: 02055291390 lpkommadam@gmail.com,