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“Strengthening of Pre-service Teacher Education in Myanmar” (STEM): Curriculum and pedagogy review and development"

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization | Published March 6, 2015  -  Deadline April 6, 2015
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United Nations Educational, Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) hereby invite qualified companies to submit sealed tenders as follows: Through the “Strengthening of Pre-service Teacher Education in Myanmar” (STEM) project, UNESCO, in close partnership with the Ministry of Education in Myanmar, aims to improve the pre-service teacher education system in Myanmar through policy and institutional capacity development in targeted Education Colleges (ECs). This assignment will, in particular, contribute to strengthening the curriculum and teaching pedagogy and methodology delivered in Education Colleges, working to build the capacity of Education College personnel and Ministry of Education Department of Educational Planning and Training (DEPT) officials. More specifically, the successful organization/firm will: • Review and pilot updated academic subject, training, and co-curricular courses and bloc teaching experiences on offer in ECs. • Develop proposals on the structure and schedule for two-year and four-year programmes of initial teacher education at the ECs, including opportunities for practicum teaching.

Multi-level Ministry of Education Capacity Gap Assessment and Initial, Targeted Capacity Building in Myanmar

United Nations Children's Fund | Published July 24, 2015  -  Deadline August 10, 2015
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UNICEF Myanmar is seeking a qualified contractor to undertake “Multi-Level Ministry of Education Capacity Gap Assessment and Initial, Targeted Capacity Building” in Myanmar. Detailed “Terms of Reference” and “Terms and Conditions” for this proposal are attached. We look forward to receiving your confirmation that you intent to submit proposal by 29 July 2015, Attn: Ms. Mavis May May Nyi (mnyi@unicef.org).  Please make sure you include contact persons and contact details in this confirmation. Please note that deadline for submitting Technical proposal is 10 August 2015 at 1000 hours. The Technical Proposal can be sent via e-mail to Ms. Yin Win Khine (ywkhine@unicef.org) but the financial proposal must be sent to UNICEF Yangon Myanmar Office via mail or DHL and must reach UNICEF by 13 August 2015, following the instructions mentioned in the Attachment 1. If there are any questions, do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you and best regards.

Data Analysis and Reporting for a Comprehensive School Checklist Study and Leading a Learning Achievement Endline Study

United Nations Children's Fund | Published January 14, 2015  -  Deadline February 9, 2015
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UNICEF Myanmar. This consultancy has two major sets of activities: (1) leading the cleaning, analysing, and reporting of two rounds of Comprehensive School Checklist (CSC) survey and observational data (2013/14 and 2014/15 academic years); and (2) leading the endline data collection, analysis, and reporting for a Learning Achievement endline study. Together, these two studies will comprise the education section’s largest dataset on teaching behaviour and student learning and will be critical for understanding the effects (or lack thereof) of the UNICEF education section’s largest programme, the Quality Basic Education Programme (QBEP).

Media consultant to support the communication strategy and the implementation of World AIDS Day 2015 in Myanmar

Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS | Published October 5, 2015  -  Deadline October 9, 2015
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TERMS OF REFERENCE Title Media consultant to support the communication strategy and the implementation of World AIDS Day 2015 in Myanmar. Ref. No Duration 40 days Period 14 October to 9 December 2015 Location Yangon, Myanmar Project Description On a global scale 35.3 million people are living with HIV. In Myanmar, epidemiological modelling suggests that in 2014, there were around 210,000 people living with HIV (PLHIV), 34% of whom were females. Commemorated every year on 1 December since 1998, World AIDS Day (WAD) is dedicated to raising awareness, fighting stigma, improving education, mobilising resources and raising funds for the global response to HIV/AIDS. The Global WAD 2015 Theme is in its last year of the Five-Year “Getting to Zero” Campaign ”, which means ensuring zero new HIV infections, AIDS related deaths and zero stigma discrimination. For Myanmar, this year’s WAD takes place in the midst of the review of the current National Strategic Plan and the development of a new one for the next 5 years (2016-2020). Therefore, this WAD provides an opportunity to raise the profile of HIV and highlight some relevant issues, while increasing public commitment and awareness. The organization of WAD will be led by UNAIDS Country Office, in cooperation with a wide range of partners. Events and campaigns around WAD will be organized in the first week of December. UNAIDS seeks a short-term consultant to support and implement a media strategy to ensure a successful communication and media mobilization on WAD. Purpose of Consultancy As part of effort to increase coverage of key health issues and challenges for the people of Myanmar, the WAD communication and media strategy to be developed aims to advocate for health-seeking behaviour using the opportunity of World AIDS Day and the HIV testing campaign to increase public awareness of importance of health.  Issues to include range from Universal Health Coverage, HIV/Aids testing, and emerging issues such as HIV co-infections (hepatitis B, hepatitis C, tuberculosis) The specific objectives of this consultancy are as follows: To coordinate the media coverage around WAD events and campaigns including: Liaison with the media prior to, during and after the events and campaigns Manage social media communication To ensure a media relation by organising press briefing and press conference when needed. Scope & Tasks Under the overall guidance and supervision UNAIDS Country Director, in close collaboration with the Investment and Efficiency Adviser, UNAIDS, and the Community Mobilization and Networking Adviser, UNAIDS, the media consultant is required to support the implementation of the communication strategy for WAD in Myanmar. Provide inputs on the WAD media strategy in Myanmar. Promotion of outreach to media and press (print, radio, TV, social media) to ensure good coverage of WAD among Myanmar and International media. Oversee the implementation of various component of the media strategy Audio-visual presentation and exhibition Press conference Social media engagement about WAD. Draft all relevant information and promotional material such as press kits, information flyers, etc. Place opinion editorials and briefings for health editors in national and international newspapers. Produce a regular press review in order to spread information among all stakeholders. Required qualifications Education University degree in media, communication or journalism. Skills and knowledge Previous experience with organizing large events, workshops or conferences. Excellent communication (written and spoken) and analytical skills. Experience with health and HIV-related programmes at various levels would be an asset. Familiarity with the health systems and public health agenda in Myanmar preferred. Language Fluency in Myanmar and English language is required.(tbc) Duration of work 40 days during the period of 14 October to 9 December 2015 Inputs Relevant background materials & reports, Timely guidance and feedback into the consultation agenda and report Appropriate workspace and Internet access. Interested candidates are requested to send their application to htwey@unaids.org with the following: 1. P11 (Personal History Form) 2. An updated curriculum vitae and recent passport photo 3. Covering letter, which addresses each of the required qualifications above 4. Proposed budget and consultancy fees for the assignment Please note that the deadline for application submission is 9 October 2015.

Health Communication and Media Consultant (deadline extended to 16-Oct-15)

Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS | Published October 8, 2015  -  Deadline October 16, 2015
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Duration: 56 days Period: 14 October to 31 December 2015 Location: Yangon, Myanmar Project Description On a global scale 35.3 million people are living with HIV. In Myanmar, epidemiological modelling suggests that in 2014, there were around 210,000 people living with HIV (PLHIV), 34% of whom were females. In partnership with four UN agencies (UNAIDS, UNFPA, UNICEF and the WHO) UNAIDS works with the Ministry of Health and its partners to strengthen the health system in Myanmar, and support the country in reaching its vision of Universal Health Coverage by 2030. As part of this global health campaign, World AIDS Day (WAD) stands as a landmark opportunity to raise awareness health issues, including HIV and communicable diseases, as well as to address social and structural issues such as fighting stigma, improving education, mobilising resources and raising funds for the global response to HIV/AIDS. Under the “Getting to Zero” thematic (zero new HIV infections, AIDS related deaths and zero stigma discrimination), this year’s WAD in Myanmar takes place in the midst of the review of the current National Strategic Plan and the development of a new one for the next 5 years (2016-2020). In this context, UNAIDS Country Office seeks for a short-term Health Communication and Media Consultant to ensure a successful communication and media mobilization on HIV-related health issues. Purpose of Consultancy As part of effort to increase coverage of key health issues and challenges for the people of Myanmar, the Communication and Media strategy to be developed aims to advocate for health-seeking behaviour using the opportunity of WAD and related campaigns to increase public awareness of importance of health.  Issues to include range from Universal Health Coverage, HIV/AIDS testing, and issues such as HIV co-infections (hepatitis B, hepatitis C, tuberculosis). The specific objectives of this consultancy are as follows: To coordinate the media coverage around health issues, including HIV and communicable diseases: Liaison with the media prior to, during and after the events and campaigns; Manage social media communication. To ensure a media relation by organising press briefing and press conference when needed. Scope & Tasks Under the overall guidance and supervision UNAIDS Country Director, in close collaboration with the Investment and Efficiency Adviser, UNAIDS, and the Community Mobilization and Networking Adviser, UNAIDS, the Health Communication and Media Consultant is required to support the implementation of the communication strategy for UNAIDS health campaign in Myanmar, including WAD. Provide inputs on UNAIDS Health media strategy in Myanmar. Promotion of outreach to media and press (print, radio, TV, social media) to ensure good coverage of health-related events among Myanmar and International media. Oversee the implementation of various component of the media strategy Audio-visual presentation and exhibition Press conference Social media engagement around health-related events, such as WAD. Draft all relevant information and promotional material such as press kits, information flyers, etc. Place opinion editorials and briefings for health editors in national and international newspapers. Produce a regular press review in order to spread information among all stakeholders. Required qualifications Education University degree in media, communication or journalism. Skills and knowledge Experience working in media mobilization and outreach is required. Excellent communication (written and spoken) and analytical skills. Experience with health and HIV-related programmes at various levels would be an asset. Familiarity with the health systems and public health agenda in Myanmar preferred. Previous experience with organizing large events, workshops or conferences. Language Fluency in English language is required. Duration of work 56  days during the period of 14 October to 31 December 2015 Inputs Relevant background materials & reports, Timely guidance and feedback into the consultation agenda and report Appropriate workspace and Internet access. Interested candidates are requested to send their application to htwey@unaids.org with the following: 1. P11 (Personal History Form) 2. An updated curriculum vitae and recent passport photo 3. Covering letter, which addresses each of the required qualifications above 4. Proposed budget and consultancy fees for the assignment Please note that the deadline for application submission is 16 October 2015.

International Consultant (PR Transition)

Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS | Published October 23, 2015  -  Deadline October 30, 2015
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Contract duration: 12 months Duty station: Yangon/Nay Pyi Taw BACKGROUND/CONTEXT: The current Global Fund (GFATM) grants to Myanmar are ending December 2016 and a new grant proposal needs to be prepared and submitted by June 2016. In addition, the Ministry of Health (MoH) has started a process that is to prepare the ministry for taking over the role of Principal Recipient (PR) of part of the Global Fund (GFATM) grants in Myanmar. The aim is to be able to take full or part responsibility as PR by January 2017, hence coinciding with the start of the next GFATM funding cycle in Myanmar. An assessment of MoH’s current capacity was made by an international team of consultants in March and April 2015. Following the submission of the report a unit was created in MoH to build on the findings of the report and prepare a more detailed road map towards MoH taking PR responsibilities. In order to support the Myanmar government and MoH and in particularly the PR Transition Unit within MoH with GFATM processes an international consultant will be hired. Work will include assisting with the drafting of a new Concept Note and the building of needed capacity to take on the role of PR. The constancy will be carried out under the supervision of the Director of Disease Control and the UNAIDS Country Director in close collaboration with other Ministry of Health colleagues, the GFATM, UNOPS GFATM Team (current PR), the M-HSCC Secretariat, USAID in Myanmar, and other strategic partners. It will require strong diplomacy and understanding of the Myanmar context and GFATM requirements in order to establish a good working relationship with the many stakeholders. The consultant will be based in Yangon with regular travels to Nay Pyi Taw. Main tasks and Responsibilities of the Consultancy: Working with the MoH PR unit and key stakeholders to further identify exact areas, tasks and skills needed to be strengthened or built within the Ministry of Health primarily in the areas of Programme Management including management of SRs Financial Management Procurement and supply chain management M & E Assist with preparing a detailed plan for capacity building including tasks, timeline, budget and funding source. Assist with the implementation of the capacity building plan either by conducting training directly or by identifying and contracting resource persons or organizations with the needed expertise and comparative advantage within the specific area. Provide support for the development of the new GF Concept Note due June 2016. This includes Coordination with key stakeholders for each part of the Concept Note Ensuring that all pertinent stakeholders are included in a meaningful manner in the process Organising and coordinating select meetings and workshops including preparing agendas, minutes and ensure needed follow-up. Drafting end editing areas of the Concept Note text and ensuring GFATM standards are met for a successful Concept Note submission. Function as a point of contact for donors (PEPFAR, USAID, multilaterals, etc.) that coordinates and communicates on GFATM processes, policies and activities. This includes preparing regular briefings to donors such as PEPFAR and multilaterals. Performing other related responsibilities as assigned, including replacing and backstopping for others. Deliverable/outputs by end of contract Plan for capacity building including tasks, timeline, budget and funding source Finalised and submitted Concept Note Briefings for donors prepared and submitted Impact of outputs The key outputs are critical for a successful GFATM application process and the transfer of PR responsibilities to MoH. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Education: Bachelor or Master degree in public health, development, social sciences, public administration, management or related field Experience: Master Degree and 2 years, or Bachelor Degree and 5 years progressively responsible experience in capacity building, training design, training, programme design, management, administration, and monitoring and evaluation in relevant field Languages: Excellent knowledge of English; knowledge of Myanmar language an advantage Functional/Technical Knowledge and Skills: Experience with training needs assessments, training planning and capacity building Strong analytical and communication (written and spoken), skills; Interested candidates are requested to send their application to htwey@unaids.org with the following: 1. P11 (Personal History Form) 2. An updated curriculum vitae and recent passport photo 3. Covering letter, which addresses each of the required qualifications above 4. Proposed consultancy fees for the assignment Please note that the deadline for application submission is 30 October 2015.

International Consultant (PR Transition)

Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS | Published December 1, 2015  -  Deadline December 17, 2015
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Title: International Consultant Contract duration: 12 months (with possibility of extension of additional 12 months) Organization unit: UNAIDS Office, Myanmar Duty station: Yangon/Nay Pyi Taw _____________ BACKGROUND/CONTEXT: The current Global Fund (GFATM) grants to Myanmar are ending December 2016 and a new grant proposal needs to be prepared and submitted by June 2016. In addition, the Ministry of Health (MoH) has started a process that is to prepare the ministry for taking over the role of Principal Recipient (PR) of part of the Global Fund (GFATM) grants in Myanmar. The aim is to be able to take full or part responsibility as PR by January 2017, hence coinciding with the start of the next GFATM funding cycle in Myanmar. An assessment of MoH’s current capacity was made by an international team of consultants in March and April 2015. Following the submission of the report a unit was created in MoH to build on the findings of the report and prepare a more detailed road map towards MoH taking PR responsibilities. In order to support the Myanmar government and MoH and in particularly the PR Transition Unit within MoH with GFATM processes an international consultant will be hired. Work will include assisting with the drafting of a new Concept Note and the building of needed capacity to take on the role of PR. The constancy will be carried out under the supervision of the Director of Disease Control and the UNAIDS Country Director in close collaboration with other Ministry of Health colleagues, the GFATM, UNOPS GFATM Team (current PR), the M-HSCC Secretariat, USAID in Myanmar, and other strategic partners. It will require strong diplomacy and understanding of the Myanmar context and GFATM requirements in order to establish a good working relationship with the many stakeholders. The consultant will be based in Yangon with regular travels to Nay Pyi Taw. Main tasks and Responsibilities of the Consultancy: 1.            Working with the MoH PR unit and key stakeholders to further identify exact areas, tasks and skills needed to be strengthened or built within the Ministry of Health primarily in the areas of a.            Programme Management including management of SRs b.            Financial Management c.            Procurement and supply chain management d.            M & E 2.            Assist with preparing a detailed plan for capacity building including tasks, timeline, budget and funding source. 3.            Assist with the implementation of the capacity building plan either by conducting training directly or by identifying and contracting resource persons or organizations with the needed expertise and comparative advantage within the specific area. 4.            Provide support for the development of the new GF Concept Note due June 2016. This includes a.            Coordination with key stakeholders for each part of the Concept Note b.            Ensuring that all pertinent stakeholders are included in a meaningful manner in the process c.            Organising and coordinating select meetings and workshops including preparing agendas, minutes and ensure needed follow-up. d.            Drafting end editing areas of the Concept Note text and ensuring GFATM standards are met for a successful Concept Note submission. 5.            Function as a point of contact for donors (PEPFAR, USAID, multilaterals, etc.) that coordinates and communicates on GFATM processes, policies and activities. This includes preparing regular briefings to donors such as PEPFAR and multilaterals. 6.            Performing other related responsibilities as assigned, including replacing and backstopping for others. Deliverable/outputs by end of contract 1.            Plan for capacity building including tasks, timeline, budget and funding source 2.            Finalised and submitted Concept Note 3.            Briefings for donors prepared and submitted Impact of outputs The key outputs are critical for a successful GFATM application process and the transfer of PR responsibilities to MoH. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Education: Bachelor or Master degree in public health, development, social sciences, public administration, management or related field Experience: Master Degree and 2 years, or Bachelor Degree and 5 years progressively responsible experience in capacity building, training design, training, programme design, management, administration, and monitoring and evaluation in relevant field Languages: Excellent knowledge of English; knowledge of Myanmar language an advantage Functional/Technical Knowledge and Skills: Experience with training needs assessments, training planning and capacity building Strong analytical and communication (written and spoken), skills; Interested candidates are requested to send their application to htwey@unaids.org with the following: 1. P11 (Personal History Form) 2. An updated curriculum vitae and recent passport photo 3. Covering letter, which addresses each of the required qualifications above 4. Proposed consultancy fees for the assignment Please note that the deadline for application submission is 17 December 2015.

International Consultant-PR Transition

Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS | Published October 7, 2015  -  Deadline October 21, 2015
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Title: International Consultant Contract duration: 12 months Organization unit: UNAIDS Office, Myanmar Duty station: Yangon/Nay Pyi Taw BACKGROUND/CONTEXT: The current Global Fund (GFATM) grants to Myanmar are ending December 2016 and a new grant proposal needs to be prepared and submitted by June 2016. In addition, the Ministry of Health (MoH) has started a process that is to prepare the ministry for taking over the role of Principal Recipient (PR) of part of the Global Fund (GFATM) grants in Myanmar. The aim is to be able to take full or part responsibility as PR by January 2017, hence coinciding with the start of the next GFATM funding cycle in Myanmar. An assessment of MoH’s current capacity was made by an international team of consultants in March and April 2015. Following the submission of the report a unit was created in MoH to build on the findings of the report and prepare a more detailed road map towards MoH taking PR responsibilities. In order to support the Myanmar government and MoH and in particularly the PR Transition Unit within MoH with GFATM processes an international consultant will be hired. Work will include assisting with the drafting of a new Concept Note and the building of needed capacity to take on the role of PR. The constancy will be carried out under the supervision of the Director of Disease Control and the UNAIDS Country Director in close collaboration with other Ministry of Health colleagues, the GFATM, UNOPS GFATM Team (current PR), the M-HSCC Secretariat, USAID in Myanmar, and other strategic partners. It will require strong diplomacy and understanding of the Myanmar context and GFATM requirements in order to establish a good working relationship with the many stakeholders. The consultant will be based in Yangon with regular travels to Nay Pyi Taw. Main tasks and Responsibilities of the Consultancy: Working with the MoH PR unit and key stakeholders to further identify exact areas, tasks and skills needed to be strengthened or built within the Ministry of Health primarily in the areas of Programme Management including management of SRs Financial Management Procurement and supply chain management M & E Assist with preparing a detailed plan for capacity building including tasks, timeline, budget and funding source. Assist with the implementation of the capacity building plan either by conducting training directly or by identifying and contracting resource persons or organizations with the needed expertise and comparative advantage within the specific area. Provide support for the development of the new GF Concept Note due June 2016. This includes Coordination with key stakeholders for each part of the Concept Note Ensuring that all pertinent stakeholders are included in a meaningful manner in the process Organising and coordinating select meetings and workshops including preparing agendas, minutes and ensure needed follow-up. Drafting end editing areas of the Concept Note text and ensuring GFATM standards are met for a successful Concept Note submission. Function as a point of contact for donors (PEPFAR, USAID, multilaterals, etc.) that coordinates and communicates on GFATM processes, policies and activities. This includes preparing regular briefings to donors such as PEPFAR and multilaterals. Performing other related responsibilities as assigned, including replacing and backstopping for others. Deliverable/outputs by end of contract Plan for capacity building including tasks, timeline, budget and funding source Finalised and submitted Concept Note Briefings for donors prepared and submitted Impact of outputs The key outputs are critical for a successful GFATM application process and the transfer of PR responsibilities to MoH. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Education: Bachelor or Master degree in public health, development, social sciences, public administration, management or related field Experience: Master Degree and 2 years, or Bachelor Degree and 5 years progressively responsible experience in capacity building, training design, training, programme design, management, administration, and monitoring and evaluation in relevant field Languages: Excellent knowledge of English; knowledge of Myanmar language an advantage Functional/Technical Knowledge and Skills: Experience with training needs assessments, training planning and capacity building Strong analytical and communication (written and spoken), skills; Interested candidates are requested to send their application to htwey@unaids.org with the following: 1. P11 (Personal History Form) 2. An updated curriculum vitae and recent passport photo 3. Covering letter, which addresses each of the required qualifications above 4. Proposed consultancy fees for the assignment Please note that the deadline for application submission is 21 October 2015.
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