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Consulting, development of IT finance and accounting functions

Weltbankgruppe Weltbank /International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD/Weltbank-Gruppe) | Published January 1, 1970  -  Deadline November 20, 2024
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Provision of Accountability Trainings for LIFT implementing partners

United Nations Office for Project Services | Published March 3, 2017
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Myanmar-Electric Power Project - P143988

Finance Department | Published June 3, 2015  -  Deadline June 23, 2015
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International Financial Management Consultant REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES?Individual Consultant) The Republic of the Union ofMyanmar Myanmar ElectricPowerProject Credit No.: 5306-MM AssignmentTitle: International Financial ManagementConsultant Reference No.:MEPE-CS-7 The Republic of the Union of Myanmar has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of theElectric Power Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services. The Services are expected to be carried out over a period of twelve months, possibly starting inAugust 2015. TheMyanmar Electric Power Enterprise (MEPE)now invites eligible individual consultants to indicate their interest in providing theServices. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevantexperience to perform the Services. The minimum qualifications requirements are: §  At least a bachelor degree in accounting, finance or relevant field with an IFAC recognizedaccounting professional qualification; §  At least 10 years ofprofessional experience in accounting and/or other relevant field; §  Previous experience in conducting similar engagement within the region or other regions; §  Experience in FM capacity development and training; §  Experience working with the World Bank financed projects or other major donors is an advantage; §  Good PC/systems literacy, including strong Excel skills; §  Excellent interpersonal skills and result oriented features; §  Reliable, independent and dynamic worker with high social competence and good teamspirit; §  Willing and able to travel within Myanmarwhenrequired. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of theWorld Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment ofConsultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers dated January 2011 ("ConsultantGuidelines"), settingforth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the ConsultantGuidelines. Interested applicants may send an email to the address given below seeking the TOR for this position. Further information can be obtained from the address below during 10:00 to 15:00 hours on workingdays. Expressions of Interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or bymail, or by e-mail) by 16:00 hours of June 23, 2015. Attn: Daw Zaw Zaw Than General Manager Finance Department Myanmar Electric Power Enterprise(MEPE) Office Building No. 27 Nay Pyi Taw Tel: + 95 67410064 Fax: + 95 67410076 MyanmarEmail: mepefin@moep.gov.mm

MM:Telecommunications Sector Reform - P145534

Post and Telecommunications Department | Published June 18, 2015  -  Deadline July 2, 2015
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Technical Advisory And Management Support For Corporatization Of Mpt REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (REOI) MYANMAR TELECOMMUNICATIONS SECTOR REFORM PROJECT Credit No.:5353-MM Assignment Title: Technical advisory and management supportfor corporatization of MPT Reference No. (as per Procurement Plan): C 1.4.1 The Government of the Union of Myanmar hasreceived financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Telecommunications Sector Reform Project, and intends to apply partof the proceeds for consulting services. The consulting services ("the Services") include providing supportto the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) and Myanmar Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) to provide strategic and practical implementation support to MPT duringits corporatization process and transformation into an autonomous, commercial telecommunications operator, with a view to MPT'seventual privatization. The MCIT intends to retain theservices of a consortium of advisors, including Strategic, Auditing and Accounting, Legal, and Human Resources, to assist in thiscorporatization process. Theservices specifically include: a.      Supporting MPT to define its business objectives and to support with strategic planning to achieve operationalgoals; b.     Developingthe opening balance sheet for the newly corporatized entity based on internationally acceptable standards; and c.      Providing strategic support for human resources management. Totalduration of the assignment is estimated to be about 18 months, starting end August2015.  The working offices will be at MPT in Yangonand Nay Pyi Taw and will require travel to other parts of Myanmar as well. The MCIT now invites eligibleinternationalconsulting firms ("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provideinformation demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. Theshortlisting criteria are: ·      The Consultant isexpected to be a firm or joint venture of firms and will be selected based on its experience and capacity in carrying out this typeof work. ·       The consultants will have demonstrable expertise in public entities corporatization, deep knowledge ofoperations in the telecommunications sector (including the technical mattersreferred to in these Terms of Reference), and strategicadvisory services and will be selected based on its experience and capacity in carrying out this type of work; particularly in thetelecommunications sector.  The consultants'knowledge of, and direct experience in the telecommunications sector, particularly in developing countries,will be particularlyimportant. ·       The consultants should have expertise in providing   strategic, financial, technical, legal, auditing and human resourcesadvisory services and will be selected based on its experience and capacity in carrying out this type of work.  The firm's knowledge of, and direct experience in thetelecommunications sector, particularly in developing countries, will be particularly important. ·       The firm should consist of team leadersfor Strategic Advisory, Technical, Financial Auditor and Accounting,Legal and Human Resources teams.  The team leadersfor each track should all have at least 10 years of work experience in each of their areas of competence; at least 5 years of workexperience in developing countries and a graduate degree. The Strategic Advisor, Legal Advisor and Technical Advisor's teams should consist of personnel with skills and experience intelecommunications sector policy, operations, project management, strategic and business planning including corporate governance,transactions, valuations, and regulatory matters relevant to the situation in Myanmar.  The Financial Auditor and Accounting and Human Resource Advisors are expected tohave knowledge and direct experience in supporting companies transform froma public department into a commercially orientedcompany. Preferably,the Consultant will be familiar with international best practices andwith the country, government, sectoral,and institutional framework.  Relevant experiencein the South East Asia region and particularly in Myanmar would be a plus.  While key team members may be based out of Myanmar, it will be important for theconsultants to have presence in Myanmar, with staff who have worked in the telecommunications sector. ·      Only the qualifications and experience of the firm (not theproposed key staff for the assignment) will be evaluated at theshort-list stage. 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 &Grants by World BankBorrowers dated January 2011 ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. A Consultant will be selectedin accordancewith the "Quality and Cost Based Selection (QCBS)" method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at theaddress below during office hours 0930 to1630 hours. Expressions of interest and resumes must bedelivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by  2nd July , 2015.  The Expression of Interest should not exceed 30 pages. Ministry of Communications and Information Technology Post and Telecommunications Department Attn: Mr. Than Htun Aung,  Building  Number 2, Ministry ofCommunications  and Information Technology, Nay PyiTaw, Myanmar Tel:+95 67 407435Fax: +95 67 407539 E-mail:tsrproject2014@gmail.com; thanhtunaung@mptngw.net.mm Attn: Ms. San San Lwin,Building  Number 2, Ministry of Communications  and Information Technology, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar Tel:+95 95194444 E-mail:dsslwin@gmail.com

Pricing Agent Consultant to support the completion of the Place-to-Place Survey

Yangon - MYANMAR | Published June 18, 2019  -  Deadline August 1, 2019
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UNDP on behalf of ICSC is looking for an individual including the following profile;Is an independent person with no past or present work experience with any of the organizations of the United Nations Common System and is not an immediate relative of a UN staff member (child, parent, spouse, etc.). Has international shopping experience with knowledge of the local market. Is preferably an expatriate who has lived at the duty station for at least one year. Has the ability to get around the duty station to visit the outlets by either public transportation or his/her own means of transport if necessary. Is conversant with English, French or Spanish to ensure proper interpretation of item specifications as provided on the pricing forms. Is able to communicate effectively (preferably in the official language of the duty station) because the job requires interaction with outlet owners and workers. Possesses a High School Diploma or equivalent. Having experience in the field of statistics, economics, project management, auditing, accounting and/or finance is an additional asset Is available to complete the job within the given time frame.Profile should be submitted to the Procurement Unit, UNDP Myanmar, No. 6 Natmauk Road, Tamwe, Yangon or by email to bids.mm@undp.org; no later than 2 July 2019.Any request for clarification must be sent in writing, or by standard electronic communication to the address or e-mail indicated above. Procurement Unit will respond in writing or by standard electronic mail and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all consultants.Kind regards,Procurement Unit, CSTS

Foreign economic-aid-related services

Embassy of Denmark | Published January 13, 2017  -  Deadline February 10, 2017
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The objective of the Responsible Business Fund (RBF) for Myanmar is increased responsible behaviour and competitiveness of supported enterprises due to access to matching grants. The outcome is defined as: Increased number of private enterprises improve their i) energy-, water and waste efficiency, ii) working conditions, OSH and food safety and iii) skills of human resources. The RBF engagement has the form of a challenge fund. Grants will be awarded on the basis of the merit of the project presented for funding. The consultant shall administer and manage the RBF under the Denmark- Myanmar Country Programme 2016-2020, for further information see II.2.4).

The consultant shall administer and manage the RBF under the Denmark-Myanmar Country Programme 2016-2020 and as part of that:

— Be responsible for the day-to-day RBF operation, including to supervise and coach the RBF Management Unit Staff and external consultants and perform quality assurance to be undertaken by the Management Consultants home office, which shall also provide general administration and professional back-up.

— Develop and implement procedures and guidelines related to the RBF, including developing appropriate selection criteria and proper feedback

— Perform review of strategic plans etc. and due diligence of applicants, including assessment of budgets and financial management capacity of grantees and other recipients of RBF resources.

— Coordinate and supervise training and work of auditors and service providers and be responsible for the efficient use of available resources and financial management of the RBF and the establishment of effective M&E mechanisms, with baselines, on the basis of the Country Programme M&E Guidelines and ensure that activities are conducted as stipulated in the plan.

— Ensure that the RBF is transparent, accountable and protects the interest of the key stakeholders by developing appropriate strategies, policies and procedures for the RBF in collaboration with the RBF Board, and undertake the preparation of status reports, budgets and final evaluations of concluded projects and implementation of audit recommendations for improving the financial systems and accounting procedures.

— Be responsible for the marketing of the RBF to potential applicants

The staff to be provided by the consultant will be mobilised approx. 1.6.2017 and cover a period of 43 month. The full-time staff to be provided for the RBF Management Unit, includes a fund manager, a financial controller/ accountant, a grant specialist, two grant officers and one M&E specialist. In addition to the permanent staff of the RBF Management Unit, the RBF Management Consultant is supposed to provide ad hoc short-term international and national technical assistance. The Management Consultant must also provide all support staff required for the implementation.

MM:Telecommunications Sector Reform - P145534

Post and Telecommunications Department | Published October 17, 2014  -  Deadline November 3, 2014
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Financial Management Specialist REQUESTFOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST MYANMAR TELECOMMUNICATIONSSECTOR REFORM PROJECT Credit No.: 5353-MM Assignment Title:Financial Management Specialist Reference No.(as per Procurement Plan): C 4.2 The Government of theUnion of Myanmarhas receivedfinancing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Telecommunications Sector Reform Project,and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services. The consulting services("the Services") include supporting the Ministry of Communications Information Technology (MCIT) in all financial management (FM)aspects of the Project. The main objective of the FM service is to provide financial management support, directly reporting to theProject Director (PD). His/her duties will be to have overall financial management responsibility for the project; ensuring thatthe project has a satisfactory and adequate FM system; is able to prepare accurately record accurately all transactions undertakenby the project; prepare timely and accurate financial reports for the projects. Specifically his/her tasks will include but not belimited to the following: ·        Providing support and sound technical advice to PD on all aspects offinance, internal control and accountability. ·        Supervising all budget preparation and implementation, financereports and accounts recording required under the project are actually carried out in timely manner and provide guidance to theproject on same. ·        Ensuring timely and efficient administration of allocated fundsinaccordance with the approved work plans and the applicable financial regulations, rules and resolutions. Also monitor to ensuresmooth flows of funds from Bank to the project and recommend improvements where required, also ensure that appropriate proceduresare followed. ·        Assisting with the preparation of the annual and quarterlydisbursement forecasts. ·        Assisting with the preparation of the projects consolidatedfinancial reports for inclusion in the Financial Statements and Reports to be submitted to Project Steering Committee, PD and theWorld Bank as per the terms of the Financing Agreement. ·        Assisting the PD to implement and update the project implementationmanual (PIM) incorporating all financial control and segregation duties for the project activities related to financialtransactions and reporting. ·        Oversee the preparation of an IT needs assessment consideringuserrequirements and specifications for an FMIS system for the medium term that is aligned with what is planned for computerizationunder the broader PFM reforms. It is expected that at least initially the accounting for the project itself can utilize theexisting manual systems. However, it is likely that some PC's and standard office software will need to be procured. ·        Carrying out assessments and provide necessary advice and guidelineto PD on financial management capacity of the other institutions that are proposed to receive any funds flow from the project undernon consulting services for the purpose of the project. ·        Assessing the need for additional financial monitoring reports underthe project, and track project progress in relation to overall budget allocations and spend under each components/subcomponents. ·        Continually assess fiduciary risks and report any concerns to thePD. ·        Assisting the PD to ensure compliance with the laws, rules andregulations of the concerned Ministries, Governments and the Financing Agreement with the World Bank. ·        Supervising the work of other personnel to be engaged for dealingwith financial matters of the project. ·        Carrying out training needs assessment for MCIT/PTD FM staff,develop a training program and help train the staff as part of the capacity development of MCIT/PTD. ·        Preparing or ensuring that the required annual financial statementsare prepared and liaising with Office of the Auditor General of the Union to ensure the audit of project are done on timely basisand copies submitted to the Bank. QUALIFICATIONS andSKILLS Financial ManagementSpecialist (FMS): The FMS should be a qualified Accountant (CPA or ACCA) experienced in a supervisory position on financialmanagement in any government/semi government organization or development projects. The FMS should have IT knowledge includingthorough understanding on government accounting, budgeting and auditing system. ·        Knowledgeable in Government of Myanmar (GOM) budgeting, fund releaseand reporting formalities, World Bank's financial management and disbursement procedures. ·        Have had hands on experience in MS office and economic accountingsoftware available in the market. ·        Proven track record of ability to design accounts hierarchy tableand development of charts of accounts. ·        Strong organizational and planning skills with ability to workindependently as a team player and under stress. ·        Strong and proactive interpersonal communicative skills, experiencein team leadership and participatory management. ·        Ability to develop financial management guidelines and imparttraining to the project staff on financial management system. Total duration of theassignment is estimated to be about twelve months starting October 1, 2014, subject to satisfactory performance to be evaluatedannually. The workingoffice will be at MCIT, Nay Pyi Taw. The MCIT now inviteseligible individual consultants ("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants shouldsubmit their resume and provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience toperform the Services. The attention ofinterested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants underIBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowersdated January 2011 ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth theWorld Bank's policy on conflict of interest. A Consultant will beselected in accordance with the "Individual Consultant" method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Further information canbe obtained at the address below during office hours 0930 to 1630 hours. Expressions of interestand resumes must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by November 3, 2014. Ministry ofCommunications and Information Technology Post andTelecommunications Department Attn: Mr. Than HtunAung, Building Number 2, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar Tel:+95 67 407435, +9567 407640 Fax: +95 67 407539 E-mail: tsrproject2014@gmail.com; thanhtunaung@mptngw.

Modernization of Public Finance Mgmt - P144952

Modernization of Public Finance Management Project Unit | Published May 6, 2016  -  Deadline May 23, 2016
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Audit Services ? Consultant (firm) Republic of the Union of Myanmar Office of the Auditor General of the Union Modernization of Public Finance Management Project (MPFMp) Request for Expressions of Interest for Audit Services ?Consultant (Firm) REOI No.:MPFMp/D2-C122 ClosingDate: 23 May 2016 The Project is seeking torecruit a national Consultant (firm) to assistthe Office of the Auditor General of the Union (OAG) to carry out theaudit of theproject's financial statements and to build the capacityof their staff. Theobjective of the audit of the Project Financial Statements (PFSs) is to enable the auditor to express a professional opinion(s) onthe project's receipts and expenditures for the accounting period. The project's books ofaccount provide the basis for preparationof the financial statementsand are established to reflect the financial transactions in respect of the project.The proposed periodof the first project audit will cover 18 months from October 9, 2014 to March 31, 2016. The audit of the project will be carried outin accordance with International Standards on Auditing, and special attention should be paid by the auditor as towhether: (a)    All sources of funds have beenused in accordance with the conditions of the relevant financing and grant agreements; (b)   Goods, works and services financedhave been procured in accordance with the relevant financing agreements; (c)    All necessary supporting documents, records, and accountshave been maintained in respect of all project activities; (d)   Designated Accounts have beenmaintained in accordance with the provisions of the relevant financing agreements and funds disbursed out of the Accounts were usedonly for the purpose intended in the financing agreement; (e)    The financial and accountingprocedures approved for the project were followed and used; (f)    Assets procured from project fundsexist and there is verifiable ownership by the implementing agency or beneficiaries in line with the financingagreement. (g)   Ineligible expenditures included inwithdrawal applications are identified and reimbursed to theDesignated Accounts. The extended scope of work will include the capacity building of the OAG staff on general auditing principles and specifically for audit of developmentprojects. The Consultant is required to demonstrate the following as a minimum: For a qualifying firm, it is envisaged thatthe firm will meet the following qualification requirements and experience: ·      Be a legal entity registered in Myanmar AccountancyCouncil; ·      Be an entity acceptable to the Governmentand the World Bank as being capable of conducting audits in accordance withinternational auditing standards; ·      Experience in auditing in the publicsector;Experience in auditing of the World Bank and/or donor funded projects ·      Experience in auditing in the region andin Myanmar. For Auditors-in general ·      Auditorsshould hold relevant professional and educational qualifications. They should register as Public PractisingAccountants in Myanmar Accountancy Council; ·     Auditors should have an in-depth experience in conducting audits of donorfunded projectsand project financial statements;Auditors should haveexperience in auditing in the region and Myanmar with relevant languageskills. Theassignment is for an estimated duration of 1 month as a full time assignment. The location of the assignments is in Nay Pyi Taw,Myanmar.­ MPFMp now invites eligible consultant firms to indicate theirinterest in providing the above mentioned services. Interested consultants must provide information, indicating thatthey arequalified to perform the services, to be submitted along with expression of interest. Interested consultants may obtain further information at theaddress below during office hours [i.e. 1000 to 1600hours] or by sending an E-Mail to:oagpfm@mptmail.net.mm Expression of interest must bedelivered to the address below by 1600 hours on 23 May 2016 to: Daw Khin San Oo, Permanent Secretary, Office of the Auditor General ofthe Union c/o Modernization of Public Finance Management Project Unit Bldg No 12, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar Tel:95-67-407335,95-67-407284 Email ids: oagpfm@mptmail.net.mm&oagmac@gmail.com

Modernization of Public Finance Mgmt - P144952

Research, Training and Public Relations Department | Published January 6, 2015  -  Deadline January 26, 2015
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Banking Technology Consultant For Core Banking GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE UNION OFMYANMAR MINISTRY OF FINANCE MYANMAR ECONOMIC BANK M ODERNIZATION OF PUBLIC FINANCE MANAGEMENT PROJECT ( MPFMP ) (P ROJECT ID NO: P144952) R EQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR I NDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT ? BANKING TECHNOLOGY CONSULTANT FOR CORE BANKING (R EF:C2-C003) The Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar has received financing in the amount of US$ 30 million equivalent fromthe World Bank, and US$20 million grant from the UK and Australian governments toward the cost of the Modernization of PublicFinance Management Project, and it intends to apply part of the proceeds to payments for goodsand consulting services to beprocured under this project. In order to support effective budget execution and financial reporting (Component C of the project), the government is lookingto make improvements in a number of areas. These include ? Enhancing the capability of the ministry of finance to monitor and control expenditures ? Reducing the administrative costs for revenue collection ? Heightening the quality and timeliness of financial reports thatare produced for both revenues and expenditures ? Ensuring the efficient use of public resources, including reductions in the costs associated with cash and debtmanagement For a more detailed understanding of the scope of the Project and its Governance and organizational structure, kindly consultthe project appraisal document: http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2014/02/19393607/myanmar-modernization-public-finance-management-project The objectives of this services are to support the MEB to design, acquire and implement an intra-bank payment and budgetcustomer accounting system. The scope of this assignment covers (i) an orientation and preparation phase aimed at conceptualizingthe appropriate frameworkfor the new system (ii) a procurement phase to guide MEB through the procurememnt of software in line withWorld Bank procedures and (iii) an implementation phase to support the introduction of the new system. (Details of specific tasks are provided in the Terms of Reference) C2-C003: Banking TechnologyConsultant for Core Banking January 6, 2015 The assignment is for an estimated duration of 12 months (intermittent input) over a two year period. Consultant will be subjectto a performance review within 3 months into the position; contract may be extended beyond the 12 months period, subject to theneeds and mutual agreement. The location of the assignment is in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar. 1. Acting on behalf of the Ministry of Finance, PCAU now invites expressions of interest from qualified and experiencedindividual consultants to undertake the above mentioned services which are further detailed in the Terms of Reference for thisassignment. The successful consultant will be selected in accordance with the World Bank's Guidelines: " Selection and Employment ofConsultants by World Bank Borrowers (current edition)." In submitting their expressions of interest, consultants are kindly requested to indicate the following reference: C2-C003.Interested consultants must provide their updated curriculum vitae, indicating personal and technical skills, academicqualifications, experience in similar assignments, and experience in Myanmar and/or other developing countries along with the namesof at least three (3) referees with contact information (e-mail address, telephone or fax numbers). Expressionsof Interest shall besubmitted in hard copy followed by an electroniccopy sent by email to the below specified addresses. 2. Interested consultants may obtain copies of the detailed Terms of Reference (in English) by submitting a request to theattention of U Thu Ra at the below email address: thu0074@gmail.com Expressions of interest must be submitted to the postal address below or by email no later than January 26, 2015 (before 17:30hours). Only short-listedwill be notifiedon next follow-on steps. Modernization of Public Financial Management Project Unit To the Attention of: U Thu Ra Assistant General Manager Research, Training and Public Relations Department Myanmar Economic Bank E-mail: thu0074@gmail.com and U Zaw Naing, Deputy Director General, Treasury Department Procurement Coordination and Advisory Unit (PCAU) Budget Department, Ministry of Finance, Office No, 26 Nay Pyi Taw, Tel: 95-67-410529, 410530 Fax: 95-67-410529, 410530, 410451 e-mail: pcaumm@mptmail.net.mm

Modernization of Public Finance Mgmt - P144952

Internal Revenue Department | Published July 16, 2015  -  Deadline July 29, 2015
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Auditor Advisor GOVERNMENT OF THEREPUBLIC OF THE UNION OF MYANMAR Ministry of FINANCE internal revenue Department Modernizationof Public Finance ManagementProject (MPFMP) (Project IDNo. P144952) REQUEST FOREXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT - Tax Audit Expert to assist the InternalRevenue Department of the Ministry of Finance in building fundamental skills and capacity to carry out taxpayer audits for bothindirect and income tax (REF: AuditorAdvisor) 1.        INTRODUCTION The Republic of the Union of Myanmar has received financingin the amount of US$ 30 millionequivalent from the World Bank, and US$25 million grant from the UK and Australian governmentstoward the cost of the Modernization of Public Finance Management Project, and it intends to apply part of the proceeds to paymentsfor goods and consulting services to be procured under this project. The development objective of the Modernization of PublicFinance Management (PFM) Project for Myanmar is to support efficient, accountable, and responsive delivery of public servicesthrough the modernization of Myanmar's PFM systems and strengthening institutional capacity. The project has fivecomponents: a.         Improving revenue mobilization through bringing more revenues from natural resources on budget andstrengthening tax administration b.         Responsive Planning and Budget Preparations c.         Supporting Effective Budget Execution and Financial Reporting d.        Fostering External Oversight and Accountability e.         Establishing a Sustainable Institutional Platform and Skills-base for PFM For a more detailed understanding of the scope of the Project and its governance andorganizational structure, kindly consult the project appraisal document (PAD): http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2014/02/19393607/myanmar-modernization-public-finance-management-project. The Internal Revenue Department isseeking to recruit an international Audit expert to assist in: (i)              Building on the basic training received the consultant willimprove the capacity of theLTO audit function to conduct audits of large businesses. This includes all steps of audit case management frompreparing an auditcase to conducting the audit and documenting auditfindings and results. (ii)           He/shewill act as a mentor advising audit teams on possible actions to takeand audit techniques to use and beavailable to lead brainstorming sessions on problems and challenges in the audit process, to provide input into rules andregulations aimed at identifying areas of tax evasion and may actively participate in the conduct of specific audits. The consultant therefore is expected to act both as a trainer, coach, mentor, and advisor. Thetraining activities that are conducted should be practice-oriented, using case studies from advanced tax administrations butprimarily live files from commercial tax and income tax returns filed by LTO taxpayers. As a result of the training activities LTOauditors will: (i)                Befamiliar with the processes of audit case management; (ii)               Have anunderstanding of audit approaches and techniques used for large taxpayer audits and be able to apply these approaches andtechniques in their practical work; (iii)             Understand industry-specific issues relatedto audit and compliance management; (iv)             Understand the specific audit challengesrelated to multinational enterprises and be able to verify cross-border transactions; (v)               Understandthe linkages between the audit functions and other compliance management functions in the LTO and the Internal Revenue Department(IRD). 2.        SPECIFIC SCOPE OF THE ASSIGNMENT Details of specifictasks are provided in the Terms of Reference available upon request at the below address. Clarifications and technical questionsshould be addressed to U Zeya Kyi Nyunt, Deputy Director General and Chairman of the Tax Reform Program Management Unit (TRPMU) andDaw Mya Mya Oo, Director of Large Taxpayers' Office (LTO), Internal Revenue Department. 3.        QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE The prospective candidate shall havethe following qualifications: (a)    Degree in accounting, economics or related area withsupporting professionaldesignation, as well as at least 15 years of experience in conducting taxpayer audits (including at least several years of auditsof large businesses and international tax issues); (b)   Proven experience in sector specific audit issues in 1 or more of the followingsectors: extractives, banking and finance, construction, telecommunications; (c)    Experience as an audit manager at the entry or mid-level; (d)   Proven experience in training and capacity building for public sectororganizations; (d) Proficiency inEnglish with good report writing skills. (e) Good communication skillsand able to work in group environment, project evaluation experience also required. (f) Personalintegrity, sense of responsibility and ability to offer unbiased opinions. (g)Work experience in developing countries is highly desirable. 4.        DURATION OF THE ASSIGNMENT Theassignment is for an estimated initial duration of 8 months in Yangonat the Large Taxpayer's Office of theInternal Revenue Department (IRD). The consultant will besubject to a performance review within 3 months into the position; contract may be extended beyond the 8-month period, subject tothe needs and mutual agreement. The consultant will need to travel to Nay Pyi Taw as specified in the terms ofreference. Acting on behalf of the Ministry of Finance, the TRPMU and the LTO now invites expressions of interest from qualified and experienced individualconsultants to undertake the above mentioned services which are further detailed in the Terms of Reference for thisassignment. The consultant will be selected in accordance with the "Guidelines: Selectionand Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers" dated January2011. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn toparagraph 1.9 of the Guidelines, setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflictof interest. The minimum selectioncriteria are: Insubmitting their expressions of interest, consultants are kindly requested to indicate thefollowing reference. Interested consultants mustprovide their updated curriculum vitae, indicating personal , audit and technical skills, academic qualifications, experience in similarassignments ,and experience in other developing countries along with the names of least three (3) referees with contact information(e-mail address, telephone or fax numbers). Expression of Interest shall be submitted via email to the below specifiedaddresses. Interested consultants may obtain copies of the detailed Terms of reference (in English) bysubmitting a request by email at the below email addresses. Expressions of the interest must be submitted in duplicate copies to thepostal address below orby email no later than July 29,2015. Only short-listed candidates will be notified on next follow-on steps. Modernization of Public Financial Management ProjectUnit To the Attentionof: U Zeya Kyi Nyunt Deputy Director General and Chairman of the Tax Reform Program Management Unit(TRPMU) Internal Revenue Department Tel : 95-67-430069 Fax : 95-67-430212 Email: trpmu@irdmyanmar.gov.mm AND copy to : U Zaw Naing, Co-Chair of the Procurement Coordination and Advisory Unit (PCAU) Ministry ofFinance, Office No, 26 Nay Pyi Taw, Tel:95-67-410529, 410530 Fax: 95-67-410529,410530,410451 e-mail: pcaumm@mptmail.net.mm
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