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Modernization of Public Finance Mgmt - P144952

  Nay Pyi Taw Myanmar — Planning Department
Published November 18, 2015 — Deadline December 4, 2015 (3 years ago)
Notice type
Contract notice
International Macroeconomics Consultant (individual Consultant) Republic of the Union ofMyanmar Ministry of NationalPlanning and Economic Development Modernization of PublicFinance Management Project (MPFMp) Request for Expressions of Interestfor International position of Macroeconomics Consultant (Individual Consultant) Country:                                  Republicof the Union of Myanmar Name of the Project:              Modernization of Public Finance Management Project (MPFMp) Consulting Services:               International Macroeconomics Consultant (IndividualConsultant) Duty Station:                          Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar Project ID No.:                     P144952 Credit/Grant No.:                    Credit No 54020-MM, Grant NoTF01719 REOI No.:                              MPFMp/ B2-C111 Procurement Plan Ref.:           B2-C111 Advertising Date:                   November 18, 2015 Closing Date:                         December 4, 2015 Background The development objective of theModernization of Public Finance Management (PFM) Project forMyanmar is to support efficient, accountable, and responsive deliveryofpublic services through the modernization of Myanmar's PFM systemsand strengthening institutional capacity. The project has five components: a.         Improving revenue mobilization throughbringing more revenues from natural resources on budget and strengthening tax administration b.         Responsive Planning and BudgetPreparations c.         Supporting Effective Budget Executionand Financial Reporting d.        Fostering External Oversight andAccountability e.     Establishing a Sustainable Institutional Platform andSkills-base for PFM RESPONSIVE PLANNING AND BUDGET PREPARATIONS COMPONENT This component aims at supporting the BudgetDepartment of MOF and thePlanning Department (PD) of MNPED to strengthen capacity for responsive planning and budget preparations. The planning framework and budget framework go hand in hand. This component will support the Planning Department inmonitoring macroeconomic developments and developing the macroeconomic forecasts that frame the budget and 5-year national plans.Particular attention will be given to developing a joint planning and budget schedule to ensure thatthe macroeconomic analysisprepared by the Planning Department and the fiscal framework prepared by the Budget Department are consistent. This support isbeing provided in coordination with ongoing macroeconomics training by the IMF. The Planning Department within the Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development (MNPED) is responsible formacroeconomic data compilation, and monitoring and reporting. Planning Offices at State/Region level compile data from variousdepartments and submit sub-national performance reports through the State/Region government to the MNPED and Union GovernmentOffice. The Planning Department of MNPED currently produces two economic reports per year: (i) End of September (coveringApril-September period), which is submitted in mid-November; and (ii) mid-April (covering October-March period). There is also anannual report prepared by mid-May. These reports are submitted to Parliament through the Government Office. The Planning Departmentis exploring options to further strengthen its capacity on macroeconomic monitoring and reporting, which couldfurther strengthenplanning and budgeting linkages. Summary of Assignment The International Macroeconomics Consultant will work with the Planning Department to strengthen institutional and humanresource capacity to analyze, forecast and report on key macroeconomic developments. The expected outcome of the TA is improvedfrequency and quality of economic reporting that informs policy discussions across government, and helps strengthen linkagesbetween planning and budgeting. RESPONSIBILITIES ofAssignment The consultant will build on ongoing technical assistance bythe World Bank, IMF, and Asian Development Bank to strengthen institutional and human resource capacity for macroeconomicmonitoring and reporting. The consultant will work with the Planning Department (PD) to further strengthen the macroeconomic policyfunction within MNPED. The consultant is expected to spend extended periods of time with PD management and staff over a period of 1year. The advisor would help toreview the current functions and capacities of PD in macroeconomic policy and reporting, and helpimplement measures, including staff training, to gradually establish a strong macroeconomic unit within PD. QUALIFICATIONS ANDEXPERIENCE REQUIRED The prospectivecandidate shall have the following qualifications: (a)    At least a Masters' degree in economics. (b)  At least ten years' professional experience working as a macroeconomist, preferably in a government department. (c)    Proven track record in producing macroeconomic forecasts and analytical reports. (d)  Experience in providing training and capacity building support. (e)    Proficiency in English with good report writing skills. (f)    Good communication skills and able to work in group environment. (g)  Personal integrity, sense of responsibility and ability to offer unbiased opinions. Workexperience in developing countries is highly desirable. DELIVERABLES Indicative list ofdeliverables include: (a)    Macroeconomic databases (b)   Guidance and definitions manual (c)    Report on staffing skills and IT needs (d)   Training program and training material (e)    Macroeconomic monitoringreport REPORTING The Consultant will report and be accountable to the Director General of the PlanningDepartment, Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development. PERIOD OF ASSIGNMENT The assignment is for inputs of four months over a 12-month period,and may be extended if required. MPFMp now invites eligible individual consultants to indicate theirinterest in providing the above mentioned services. Interested consultants must provide information indicatingthat they arequalified to perform the services (in addition to the educational qualifications, experience of similar assignments and country ofwork etc. should be incorporated in the CV to be submitted alongwith  expression of interest/application). A consultant will be selected in accordance with the procedures set outin section V of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World BankBorrowers(January 2011, revised in July2014). Interested consultants may obtain further information and complete termsof reference by sending an E-Mail to: pcaumm@mptmail.net.mm and mmkw24@gmail.com copied to sukumarshep@gmail.com and dawtintinmyint.2009@gmail.com Expression of interest must bedelivered to the address below by 16:00 hours on December 4, 2015 to: Mr. Maung Maung Tint Director General PlanningDepartment, Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development Building No 1,Nay Pyi Taw,Myanmar Mr. Zaw Naing, ChairProcurement Coordination and Advisory Unit Modernizationof Public Finance Management Project Ministry of Finance Building No 26, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar Mr. Myo Min Director PlanningDepartment, Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development Building No 1,Nay Pyi Taw,Myanmar E-mail for applications: pcaumm@mptmail.net.mm and mmkw24@gmail.com copied to sukumarshep@gmail.com and dawtintinmyint.2009@gmail.com

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Project ID
Project Title
Modernization of Public Finance Mgmt
Team Leader
Mohib, Saiyed Shabih Ali
Notice No
Notice Type
Request for Expression of Interest
Notice Status
Borrower Bid Reference
MPFMp/ B2-C111
Procurement Method
Language of Notice
Submission Deadline Date/Time
December 4, 2015 00:00
Published Date
November 18, 2015
Planning Department
Mr. Maung Maung Tint
Ministry of National Planning and Economic DevelopmentBuilding No 1, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar.
Nay Pyi Taw
+95 67 410529

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