The Ministry of Education (MoE) invites eligible individual international consultants to submit proposals their interest in providing the Services. The minimum qualifications and experience requirements are:
Interested individual international consultants should write to Dr Aung Naing Soe, Deputy Director General, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Nay Pyi Taw, at firstname.lastname@example.org, to obtain a detailed Invitation Letter for Hiring Individual Consultant, which details the Terms of Reference for the assignment and documents to be provided when submitting a proposal.
Proposals must be delivered in written form by email by FRIDAY 17 February 2017 (16.00 hours local time) to <email@example.com>
For detailed information please contact: Dr Aung Naing Soe, Deputy Director General, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Republic of the Union of Myanmar, the largest country in continental Southeast Asia, embarked on a major process of reform under the leadership of a military-led government from 2011, aimed at addressing significant economic and social challenges as well as long-standing conflicts with ethnic minorities.
This reform process culminated in successful and peaceful national elections held in November 2015 which resulted in a landslide victory for the National League for Democracy (NLD), the party headed by Aung San Suu Kyi. Since April 2016 President Htin Kyaw has led a democratically elected government with a Parliamentary majority for the NLD, but power is still shared with the Tatmadaw (military), who hold a
guaranteed 25 % of unelected seats in parliament, in line with the provisions of the 2008 Constitution. Based on their 2014 Annual Action Programme the European Union (EU) is funding the implementation of the Strengthening Governance in Myanmar/Burma Programme (DCI-ASIE/2014/037-333) from their general budget to the value of 42 000 000 EUR over a period of 4 years from 2015.
This programme supports the broader Myanmar reform agenda, particularly in the area of good governance, and involves the following 3 mutually supportive components:
— Institutional strengthening and policy dialogue: this aims to support key Government ministries and other institutions — including Parliament — in the formulation and implementation of policies, strategies and action plans to deliver Government services.
— Rule of law and access to justice: this will help ensure that citizens are better protected by the law, and increase their access to formal and informal dispute resolution and justice systems. It will also support civil society in their provision of legal education and awareness raising for citizens and officials, and improve the work of institutions which support the rule of law.
— Electoral processes support: this supported the design and implementation of election management practices consistent with international standards as part of an ongoing electoral support cycle in preparation for the 2015 national election.
The MyJustice programme has adopted a people-centred approach, with a strong focus on improving access to justice, and reaching the most poor and vulnerable. The programme will design and deliver interventions to:
— Work with communities to raise awareness, share information and increase demand for services.
— Support justice services to improve their functioning and responsiveness, and strengthen supply.
— Develop existing community based dispute resolution mechanisms to ensure an inclusive, representative and fair response is available within communities, for people who otherwise lack mechanisms to have their disputes resolved.
— Generate evidence to inform policy, and in turn, communicate policy to ensure alignment with justice systems and practice.
The Programme Objective is to:
Improve access to justice and legal aid for the poor and vulnerable, develop legal capacity of justice sector professionals and strengthen selected rule of law institutions to better fulfil their mandates.