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International Technical Specialist for the preparation of sixth national report to the convention to biological diversity

UNDP Country Office - MYANMAR | Published January 3, 2018  -  Deadline January 12, 2018
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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Myanmar is looking for an Individual Contractor to perform the above mentioned International Consultant for Analysis on the current stage of traditional knowledge assignment.Interested individual Consultant must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:Cover letter: Explaining why the consultant the most suitable for the work;Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP;Personal CV or P11, indicating the past experience relevant to the assignment, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references;Brief description of why the individual considers him/herself as the most suitable for the assignment, and a methodology, if applicable, on how he/she will approach and complete the assignment; ** Consultant/Contractor whose assignment requires travel and who are over 62 years of age are required, at their own expense, to undergo a full medical examination, including x-rays after they are selectedTo submit your offer through should be submitted to following link bids.mm@undp.org no later than 17:00 PM (Yangon, Myanmar Time), 12 January 2018.

National Consultant - Team Member (Housing, Land and Property (HLP))

UNDP Country Office, Yangon - MYANMAR | Published December 21, 2017  -  Deadline January 10, 2018
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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Myanmar is looking for an Individual Contractor to perform the above mentioned assignment.Interested individual Consultant must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:1. Proposal: (i) Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability (ii) Technical proposal clearly stating the profile and previous experience of the consultant, covering why the consultant is the most suitable for the work (iii) Provide the methodology on how the consultant will approach to completing the assignment2. Financial proposal that indicates the all-inclusive fixed total contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per template provided by UNDP. A financial proposal form is provided with the letter of confirmation and availability.3. Personal CV including past experience in similar assignments carried out for other organizations and at least 3 references4. P - 11** Consultant/Contractor whose assignment require travel and who are over 62 years of age are required, at their own expense, to undergo a full medical examination, including x-rays after they are selectedTo submit your offer through should be submitted to following link bids.mm@undp.org no later than 10 January 2018.

National Consultant- Supporting mainstreaming of environment and DRR at Union and at Sub-national levels

UNDP Country Office - MYANMAR | Published February 15, 2018  -  Deadline February 21, 2018
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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Myanmar is looking for an Individual Contractor to perform the above mentioned National Consultant- Supporting mainstreaming of environment and DRR at Union and at Sub-national levels assignment.Interested individual Consultant must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:Cover letter: Explaining why the consultant the most suitable for the work;Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP;Personal CV or P11, indicating the past experience relevant to the assignment, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references;Brief description of why the individual considers him/herself as the most suitable for the assignment, and a methodology, if applicable, on how he/she will approach and complete the assignment.** Consultant/Contractor whose assignment requires travel and who are over 62 years of age are required, at their own expense, to undergo a full medical examination, including x-rays after they are selectedTo submit your offer through should be submitted to following link bids.mm@undp.org no later than 17:00 PM (Yangon, Myanmar Time), 21 February 2018.

Re-Advertisement of National Gender Analysis & Social Safeguards Specialist (Myanmar National Only)

UNDP Country Office - MYANMAR | Published April 20, 2018  -  Deadline May 3, 2018
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Interested individual Consultant must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:Cover letter: Explaining why the consultant the most suitable for the work; Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP; Personal CV or P11, indicating the past experience relevant to the assignment, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references; Brief description of why the individual considers him/herself as the most suitable for the assignment, and a methodology, if applicable, on how he/she will approach and complete the assignment.** Consultant/Contractor whose assignment require travel and who are over 62 years of age are required, at their own expense, to undergo a full medical examination, including x-rays after they are selected.Proposal should be submitted to the Procurement Unit, UNDP Myanmar, No. 6, Natmauk Road, Tamwe Township, Yangon or by e-mail to bids.mm@undp.org ; COB on Thursday, 3 May 2018. (Those who previously applied need not apply again)

Re-Advertisement of National Project Development Coordinator & Translator (Myanmar National only)

UNDP Country Office - MYANMAR | Published April 20, 2018  -  Deadline May 3, 2018
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Interested individual Consultant must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:Cover letter: Explaining why the consultant the most suitable for the work; Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP; Personal CV or P11, indicating the past experience relevant to the assignment, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references; Brief description of why the individual considers him/herself as the most suitable for the assignment, and a methodology, if applicable, on how he/she will approach and complete the assignment.** Consultant/Contractor whose assignment require travel and who are over 62 years of age are required, at their own expense, to undergo a full medical examination, including x-rays after they are selected.Proposal should be submitted to the Procurement Unit, UNDP Myanmar, No. 6, Natmauk Road, Tamwe Township, Yangon or by e-mail to bids.mm@undp.org ; COB on Thursday, 3 May 2018. (Those who previously applied need not apply again)

Re-Advertisement of National Rural Development Expert (Myanmar National only)

UNDP Country Office - MYANMAR | Published April 20, 2018  -  Deadline May 3, 2018
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Interested individual Consultant must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:Cover letter: Explaining why the consultant the most suitable for the work; Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP; Personal CV or P11, indicating the past experience relevant to the assignment, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references; Brief description of why the individual considers him/herself as the most suitable for the assignment, and a methodology, if applicable, on how he/she will approach and complete the assignment.** Consultant/Contractor whose assignment require travel and who are over 62 years of age are required, at their own expense, to undergo a full medical examination, including x-rays after they are selected.Proposal should be submitted to the Procurement Unit, UNDP Myanmar, No. 6, Natmauk Road, Tamwe Township, Yangon or by e-mail to bids.mm@undp.org ; COB on Thursday, 3 May 2018. (Those who previously applied need not apply again)

Re-Advertisement of National Rural Renewable Energy Expert (Myanmar National only)

UNDP Country Office - MYANMAR | Published April 20, 2018  -  Deadline May 3, 2018
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Interested individual Consultant must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:Cover letter: Explaining why the consultant the most suitable for the work; Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP; Personal CV or P11, indicating the past experience relevant to the assignment, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references; Brief description of why the individual considers him/herself as the most suitable for the assignment, and a methodology, if applicable, on how he/she will approach and complete the assignment.** Consultant/Contractor whose assignment require travel and who are over 62 years of age are required, at their own expense, to undergo a full medical examination, including x-rays after they are selected.Proposal should be submitted to the Procurement Unit, UNDP Myanmar, No. 6, Natmauk Road, Tamwe Township, Yangon or by e-mail to bids.mm@undp.org ; COB on Thursday, 3 May 2018. (Those who previously applied need not apply again)

Private Sector Engagement Specialist (International)

Yangon - MYANMAR | Published July 27, 2017  -  Deadline August 17, 2017
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A. General Background The Myanmar Country Office is developing a new Country Programme Document (CPD) 2018-2022. Sustainable peace, effective governance and inclusive, resilient and sustainable development will be the focus of the programme. The new CPD will build on the existing programming in these areas, while expanding its reach from national to sub-national levels, and expand its area of programming into promotion of inclusive economic growth and employment creation focusing on women and vulnerable groups.The new CPD is firmly grounded on two key outcomes:Sustaining peace through national reconciliation and building an effective democratic state;Promoting inclusive resilient and sustainable development and environmental management.The new CPD will contain the following cross-cutting issues:Social cohesionResilience (climate/disaster risk reduction)Evidence/SDGsIntegrity/anti-corruptionRule of Law/Due ProcessWomen's Political and Economic Empowerment The Country Office recognizes the critical role played by the private sector in fully realizing the key outcomes of the CPD. This spans from inclusive economic growth and employment creation to disaster and climate risk reduction. In preparation for the start of the new Country Programme, the Country Office will therefore explore opportunities for increased collaborations with the private sector within the framework of the CPD. This is part of a stakeholder engagement process to ensure full and effective participation in this effort by all relevant stakeholders. The Country Office is thus seeking an experienced Private Sector Engagement Specialist in support of the new CPD implementation that wilt begin January 2018.B. Description of the Assignment and Scope of WorkThe Private Sector Engagement Specialist is an expert in private sector dynamics in Myanmar and has a good track record of working with bilateral donors/international organizations in a related area.S/he shall report to the Deputy Country Director (DCD) and work closely with programme teams to develop a private sector engagement plan aligned with the new CPD 2018-2022 including required annexes. The consultant shall:Study the private sector landscape in Myanmar and analyse engagement opportunities;Identify key actors in the private sector such as institutions including the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry, public private partnerships, private companies, international financial institutions (IFls), regional institutions, and others;Identify champions/leaders for the CPD related areas in the private sector;Identify key entry points for engagement with the private sector;Develop an Engagement Plan for the private sector in the context of the CPD and specific inputs into the project portfolio where opportunities for private sector engagement exists;Ensure that the Engagement Plan aligns with the objectives of the CPD;Build and maintain databases and networks of private sector partners;Recommend steps to be taken based on the identified key entry points, differentiating between preliminary and follow-up activities;Organise and facilitate introductory meeting(s) between key actors and the Country Office;Expected OutputsThe key outputs to be delivered by the Private Sector Engagement Specialist are as follows:An Engagement Plan for the private sector aligned with the CPD and input into projects as described above; andFinal report of the activities conducted, with further recommendations.C. Duration of WorkMid September — December 2017. Private Sector Engagement Plan must be completed by mid December 2017.D. Duty StationYangon, MyanmarE. Administrative and Logistical ArrangementsThe consultant is encouraged to submit a lump sum financial proposal, tied to the deliverables in Clause F, inclusive of living allowance, travel on most economical route, terminal allowance and incidentals.Any in-country travel which is to be undertaken for mission completion will be facilitated and borne by UNDP.F. Deliverables

International Nexus Consultant

RCO, Myanmar - MYANMAR | Published July 6, 2017  -  Deadline July 27, 2017
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Country: MyanmarDescription of the assignment: International Nexus ConsultantDuty Station: Yangon Period of assignment/services: end-August 2017 — end-October 2017 (43 days of work over a period of 2 months)Proposal 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 27 July 2017.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. Background Under the auspices of the 2030 Agenda Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and in the context of the formulation of Myanmar's first United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) 2018-2022, the UN in Myanmar is looking to strengthen the humanitarian-development-peace nexus to ensure a conflict-sensitive and \"do no harm\" approach for UN agencies and partners to work in a more integrated and coherent manner across the humanitarian-development-peace nexus. The \"new way of working\" described in the Secretary-General's Report \"One Humanity: Shared Responsibility\" seeks to \"move beyond traditional silos, works across mandates, sectors and institutional boundaries and with a greater diversity of partners towards ending need and reducing risk and vulnerability in support of national and local capacities and the achievement of the 2030 agenda. It encompasses three major shifts: 1) Reinforce, do not replace, national and local systems; 2) Anticipate, do not wait for, crises; and 3) Deliver collective outcomes: Transcend the Humanitarian Development Divide. The new way of working focuses on strengthening the humanitarian-development, and critical for the Myanmar context — peace-building - nexus through use of multi-partner trust funds, country-based pooled funds and other initiatives. Efforts to strengthen the nexus were given fresh impetus through the 2030 Agenda and its SDGs, which commits to leave no one behind and prioritize the most vulnerable through the underlying principle of \"reaching those furthest behind first\". The SDGs have the potential to transform development cooperation with their focus on the most vulnerable people and represent an overarching framework with collective outcomes that, for the first time, are relevant for both humanitarian and development actors. Linking development, humanitarian and peace-building activities to further World Humanitarian Summit outcomes and the 2030 Agenda and SDG's will help provide a holistic response to the needs of vulnerable Myanmar communities and support the 2030 Agenda and the Commitment to Action: \"Working to collective outcomes across the UN system and the broader humanitarian and development community, including Multilateral Development Banks; working over multi-year timeframes, recognizing the reality of protracted crises and aiming to contribute to longer-term development gains, in the logic of the SDGs; and working collaboratively based on comparative advantage of diverse actors (as relevant to the context)\". The Myanmar context strongly lends itself to this joined up approach: There are communities in several specific geographical areas with acute humanitarian vulnerabilities. At the same time, needs in communities affected by conflict and disaster are well beyond humanitarian as Myanmar has a number of long-term structural causes of humanitarian needs related to under-development, including high poverty rate, low literacy and low levels of development and community peace-building activities. The level of conflict is relatively low across a defined geographical area. Conflict has been reduced in some areas as result of the signing of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) but in other areas, conflict has escalated significantly. There are well-capacitated humanitarian, development and peace building communities comprised of national and international organizations as well as political interest and will in solidifying a benefit of peace. In this regard, a coordinated call would build linkages and synergies between the humanitarian-development-peace spectrum in projects that could engage refugee and IDP returnees in finding durable solutions to displacement, support the interim Arrangement provision of the NCA, foster increased socio-political participation in ceasefire and peace-related dialogues leading to political aspirations with regards to a deeper democratic transition and Federal Union, and promote the centrality of protection in civilian monitoring mechanism/s at community levels. In the context of the UNDAF, the development, humanitarian and peacebuilding linkages are recognized as one of the key approaches for integrated programming. The relevance and importance of working across the nexus has been recognized by the UN Country Team and more broadly by the international donor community in Myanmar. To this end, the UNDAF will adopt the UNDAF key approaches for integrated programming to respond to the complex situation in a coherent manner. PurposeAgainst the backdrop of the above outlined, the objectives of this consultancy are two-fold and will include the following elements: 1) Produce an analysis assessing which geographical - and potentially sectoral area - lends itself to a joint UN initiative on an integrated approach to humanitarian, development and peacebuilding approaches. This analysis would: suggest conflict sensitive development and peacebuilding interventions in one conflict or post-conflict state/region integrating a human rights perspective; identifying the obstacles that may hinder development interventions in such context; assessing the differences in humanitarian-development and peacebuilding approaches with suggestions as to how these could be bridged; suggesting how the UN can take a 'leave no one behind\" approach in the chosen geographical area; and suggest how to take a risk informed, do-no-harm approach. Based on this analysis, present recommendations on how the UN can pilot such integrated approach including how and where synergies can be strengthened as well as where joint ongoing planning/programming activities can be scaled up. Document lessons learned from previous contexts as part of this exercise. 2) As part of the UNDAF and the 2030 Agenda SDGs, suggest how the UN should approach the Nexus in line with the official UNDAF Guidance (2017). Draft the section of the UNDAF that pertains to the Nexus. Cutting across the above two objectives, ensure relevant stakeholder participation of NG0s/ING0s, Civil Society, communities and local authorities, and consult with existing development, peace and humanitarian coordination structures. As part of the methodology, conduct consultations with relevant communities/groups/areas to identify the resilience and coping mechanisms needed for making targeted and meaningful interventions. Qualification of the Successful Individual ContractorThe international consultant should possess the following competencies:Master Degree in development studies, social sciences, public policy, economics or relevant fields;At least 10 years' experience in positions dealing with humanitarian affairs, development, and implementation of development policies and strategies in a governmental, multilateral or civil society organization context;Proven knowledge and leadership in developing strategies and humanitarian coordination, and supporting development processes, including countries in transition by working with a variety of humanitarian and long-term development actors;Knowledge of United Nations mandates and practices, as well as the programming mechanisms of the United Nations and its partners, particularly in crisis and post-conflict situations, as well as a functional understanding of the international development architecture;Excellent communication and analytical skills (written, verbal, interpersonal and intercultural);Outstanding research, analytical, response programming and report writing skills;Familiarity with participatory facilitation methods and with data gathering, and UN five Programming Principles (HRBA, Gender Equality, Environmental Sustainability, RBM and Capacity Development);Ability to work efficiently and independently under pressure, handle multi-tasking situations with strong delivery orientation;Fluent written and oral English;Experience with working in Myanmar is an advantage.Accountability and Reporting The UN Resident Coordinator's Office (RCO) in conjunction with UN agencies will provide strategic direction to the process and will be responsible for the endorsement of the final documents. The consultant will work closely with and report to the RCO DeliverablesProduce an analysis assessing geographical scope where a joint UN initiative can be rolled out;As part of this analysis, suggest conflict sensitive development and peacebuilding interventions in the identified conflict/post-conflict state/region integrating a human rights perspective;Identifying the bottleneck and potential risks which may hinder development interventions in such context;Assess the differences in humanitarian-development and peacebuilding approaches with suggestions as to how these could be bridged;Suggest how the UN can take a 'leave no one behind\" as well as a risk informed, do-no-harm approach in the chosen geographical area;Present recommendations on how the UN can pilot such integrated approach including how and where synergies can be strengthened as well as where joint ongoing planning/programming activities can be scaled up;Conduct stakeholder consultations with UN, INGOs, development partners, Government, CSOs, communities and potentially others.Document lessons learned from previous contexts as part of this exercise. Duration of the Work end-August 2017 — end-October 2017 (43 days of work over a period of 2 months) Duty Station Yangon, with in-country travel Recommended Presentation of OfferDuly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP;Brief Description of why the individual considers him/herself as the most suitable for this assignment, and a methodology on how the assignment will be completedFinancial Proposal indicating an all-inclusive fixed total contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs. If an offeror is employed by an organization/company/institution, and he/she expects his/her employer to charge a management fee in the process of releasing him/her to UNDP under Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA), the offeror must indicate at this point, and ensure that all such costs are duly incorporated in the financial proposal submitted to UNDP.Personal CV and P11-form indicating all experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone numbers) of the candidates and at least three professional references.Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments: The consultant will be paid on a lump sum basis including fees, living allowance, international travel cost (most direct economy air fare) to and from the duty station, terminals, communication and other fee related to the assignment. For the local travel, travel costs shall be paid on actual basis.

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

Myanmar Emergency CDD - P132500

Department of Rural Development | Published January 6, 2015  -  Deadline February 2, 2015
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Technical Auditor Firm REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OFINTEREST Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries andRural Development Department ofRuralDevelopment National Community Driven DevelopmentProject IDA Grant H814-MM Assignment Title: Technical AuditorFirm Reference No: C- 10/2014 The Republic of the Union of Myanmar has receivedfinancing from the World Bank towards the cost of its National Community Driven Development Project (NCDD), which is beingimplemented by the Department of Rural Development (DRD) of the Ministry ofLivestock, Fisheries and Rural Development. TheGovernment intends toapply part of the proceeds for hiring Technical Services. The objective of the assignment is to independently andobjectively assess the technical quality of civil works financed during the second community cycle of the NCDD Project.  The assignment would be expected to begin in June/July2015, with up to three subsequent annual audits. The audit would be expected to cover technical quality issues including design and construction quality, operation andmaintenance, sustainability, and compliance with social and environmental safeguards. The services will be conducted for a period of three(3) calendar months starting June/July 2015. The Consultant Team willbelocated at the NCDD Project office in Nay Pyi Taw with extensive travel to project sites.  The team should be comprised of thefollowing positions.  Note that the consultants shall be free to prepare their own estimates ofexperts' time to carry out the assignment: §  1 Team Leader/ Community Infrastructure Specialist (3 person-months) §  3 other Infrastructure Specialists (specific areas of specialization as will be needed, for atotal of 6 person-months) §  1 safeguards specialist (3 person-months) §  1 rural economist (2 person-months) §  1 local audit assistant (3person-months) The Department of Rural Development invites expressions of interest (EOI)from qualified and experienced Local and International NGOs/ Firms. Interested Consultants should provideinformation demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. Expressionsof Interest must be submitted in writing to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by e-mail) by February 2, 2015. A consultant will be selected in accordance with the CQS method set out in theWorld Bank Consultant Guidelines. The Selection criteriaare: Past experience with community based development activities in Myanmar or comparablecountries;At least five years of experience with technical evaluation of community basedinfrastructure development activities in Myanmar or Asia;At least five years experience with beneficiary assessment ofcommunity baseddevelopment activities in Myanmar or Asia;Familiarity with World Bank social and environmental safeguardsrequirements;NGOs/Firms must have managed contracts of at least a similar size in the past fiveyears. Further information and a copy of the detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) may be obtained from theNCDD webpage: http://www.cdd.drdmyanmar.org (or) Contact Person: Maung MaungSoe (Staff Officer of DRD), Mobile: (95) 9 420749580, email: mgmgsoe.drd@gmail.com during office hours from 0900 to 1600, Monday through Friday, except public holidays. Attn:       U Khant Zaw (Deputy Chief Engineer), Department of Rural Development, Ministry of Livestock, Fisheriesand Rural Development, Office No. 14, Nay Pyi Taw,Myanmar. Tel & Fax: 067- 409413:  Emailaddresses: drdmyanmar@gmail.com

International Consultant for technical assistant to facilitate the GFATM CCM Eligibility and Performance Assessment

Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS | Published November 19, 2015  -  Deadline December 3, 2015
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Background 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. As a Board-mandated exercise, the annual CCM Eligibility and Performance Assessment (EPA) is compulsory for all CCMs prior to the submission of a Concept Note (CN). The objective of this facilitated self-assessment is to evaluate CCM compliance with CCM Eligibility Requirements and Minimum Standards, in order to determine the level of functionality of the CCM. The CCM in Myanmar is the M-HSCC. There are six Eligibility Requirements (ERs) with which CCMs must comply in order to be eligible for funding. Eligibility Requirements embody good governance practices with which all CCMs must comply. Eligibility Requirement 1: Transparent and inclusive concept note development process Eligibility Requirement 2: Open and transparent PR selection process Eligibility Requirement 3: Oversight planning and implementation Eligibility Requirement 4: CCM membership of affected communities, including and representing people living with diseases and of people from and representing Key Affected Populations Eligibility Requirement 5: Processes for electing non-government CCM member Eligibility Requirement 6: Management of conflict of interest on CCMs The CCM Eligibility and Performance Assessment (EPA), conducted on an annual basis, evaluates CCM compliance with CCM Eligibility Requirements (ERs) 3 to 6 and Minimum Standards (MS). The objective of the EPA is to determine the level of functionality of a CCM and ultimately improve overall CCM performance. Designed to result in a milestone-driven improvement plan, the EPA incorporates existing evidence of CCM functionality as well as feedback from key in-country stakeholders. CCMs that demonstrate success in complying with the six CCM ERs and related MSs will be granted a CCM Eligibility Clearance (valid for one year from the assessment to submit any Concept Note), following CCMs dedicate resources to the Country Dialogue and CN Development stages. For non- or indeterminate-compliant CCMs, the CCM is to elaborate a milestone-driven improvement plan with the support of a TA provider. Technical Assistance for CCM Eligibility and Performance Assessment I. Objectives To facilitate the CCM Eligibility and Performance Assessment (EPA), and provide necessary technical support to ensure that the M-HSCC (CCM) are fully compliant with Eligibility Requirements and Minimum Standards at the time of submission of the Concept Note, or have a clear corrective action plan to achieve compliance. II. Scope of Work The CCM EPA consists in the following steps: Validate all existent supporting documents for each indicator (desk review type), including gathering missing supportive documentation; Stakeholders interviews to validate generate an additional evidence that will fine-tune development of the improvement plan; Compare current results against the draft improvement plan; and facilitate discussion about the gaps identified. Support to the M-HSCC (CCM) in preparation of their new improvement plan. Using the framework above, Technical Assistance will be divided in three phases: - Phase I The M-HSCC (CCM) will self-evaluate their compliance; the role of the TA provider is to guide the M-HSCC (CCM) in this process. The TA Provider will facilitate the EPA base in the latest results and level of advance in the implementation of their improvement plan, including the revision of all the indicators and documents that demonstrate compliance. - Phase II The TA Provider will carry out interviews with Bilateral, Multilateral, Private Sector, Civil Society and key Government stakeholders, to gain additional insight and evidence with regard to M-HSCC (CCM) performance and recurrent issues. - Phase III Based in the previous improvement plan, the M-HSCC (CCM) will develop and or update the improvement plan with corrective actions and associated timeline. The implementation of the improvement plan should enable M-HSCC (CCM) to meet the eligibility requirements and Minimum Standards. The TA provider is to assist the M-HSCC (CCM) in the preparation of its improvement plan (in case of non- compliance). III. Main activities, results and level of effort (LOE) for each assignment The duration of assignment is 20 LOE days. Phase Main Activities Intermediates Results LOE (days) Prep. Review of all relevant documentation on M-HSCC (CCM) structures and processes (including previous EPA) to support oversight and pre-identify any gaps. 4 days Teleconference with Global Fund Secretariat (FPM). ½ days I In-country briefing between the M-HSCC (CCM) members, the Secretariat and TA provider Coordination of meeting and interviews scheduled 1 day Ensure information about the performance assessment process has been received, discussed and accepted by the M-HSCC (CCM). M-HSCC (CCM) self-performance assessment (documented basis ) 4 days Validate all existent supporting documents for each indicator (desk review type), including gathering missing supportive documentation; Filling in of the M-HSCC (CCM) self-evaluation tool and discussion of the outcomes of the initial self-assessment (based on tool outputs and supporting documentation) Train the M-HSCC (CCM) secretariat in the use of the online tool for EPA and ensure the M-HSCC (CCM) is informed about the importance of updating their Improvement Plan status periodically -- especially during Concept Note submission, for Global Fund Secretariat verification. II Carry out interviews with Bilateral, Multilateral, Private Sector, Civil Society and key government stakeholders, to get additional evidence about the M-HSCC (CCM) performance 6 days Analyse and document any mismatch between the findings of phase I assessment and feedback received from the stakeholders interviews Aggregated results entered into the Global Fund system III TA provider meet with the M-HSCC (CCM) to analyse diagnostic results (phases I & II) and ask for clarifications (and or missing documentation). TA provider assist the M-HSCC (CCM) to develop the new corrective action plan or update the previous one Concrete actions defined with M-HSCC (CCM) (with M-HSCC leadership endorsement) 4 days Before leaving the country, the TA provider is responsible to save and submit on line to the Global Fund the most updated version (preferably with the M-HSCC endorsement for the improvement plan) EPA online tool successfully submitted to the Global Fund Follow up Teleconference with Global Fund Secretariat (FPM). This can also happen during the mission (ie. before the M-HSCC meeting to endorse the plan if clarifications/questions are expected). ½ days Total days 20 days Deliverables/outputs by end of the contract Facilitated Self-assessment (including analysis of results with M-HSCC (CCM), and documents verification) entered into the online tool Provision and validation of documents, duly organized, that demonstrate compliance with respective indicators for Eligibility Requirements and Minimum Standards Provision of additional evidence from non- M-HSCC partners and key stakeholders regarding M-HSCC performance, Eligibility Requirements and Minimum Standards (supported by documentation –additional documents) Submission of a Diagnostic Report (including self-assessment results, observations and summary of interviews) The proposed corrective action plan to improve the M-HSCC performance, including follow up actions and next deliverables (subject to Global Fund Secretariat review and sign off) Required qualifications, expertise and competencies of Consultant Degree in public health, social sciences, international relations, management or other relevant discipline. Demonstrated expertise and experience of consulting multi-stakeholder bodies in the areas of CSOs engagement, management, capacity development and/or rights advocacy of KP/PLWD groups. Demonstrated knowledge/ understanding /experience of the Global Fund Grant Architecture and management process: NFM (The New Funding Model) Roles of the Global Fund Board/Global Fund Secretariat/Technical Review Panel (TRP)/Office of the Inspector General (OIG), Local Fund Agent (LFA), Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM), Principal Recipients (PRs), Sub-Recipients (SRs) Demonstrate having received training in the EPA methodology developed by The Global Fund Demonstrated knowledge/ understanding/experience of CCM Governance related issues: CCM Eligibility Requirements CCM Functions and responsibilities CCM structure CCM oversight function (process, activities, responsibilities, tools) Conflict of interest in CCM and associated Global Fund policies CCM Governance documents. Demonstrate having received training in the EPA methodology developed by The Global Fund Demonstrated experience in successful TA provision in the short and medium term. Skills and competencies: Leadership; Integrated approach to consultancy; Strategic approach to consultancy; Qualitative data collection; Conduct of negotiations; Relationship management; Facilitation; Diplomacy; Cultural sensitivity; Ability to synthesise and summarize results; Ability to independently develop work-plans aimed at achieving specified impact and execute them with limited guidance and oversight; Teamwork and team building skills. The consultant(s) must be fluent in English. The consultant must be able to travel and work in the country requiring technical support. BUDGET The budget for this consultancy will cover professional fee, air fare from abroad, in country travel cost and per diem (if required) during trainings and conducting the assessment. Payment: 100% upon completion of all the assignments Interested candidates are requested to send their application to htwey@unaids.org with the following: P11 (Personal History Form) An updated curriculum vitae and recent passport photo Covering letter, which addresses each of the required qualifications above Proposed consultancy fees for the assignment Please note that the deadline for application submission is 3 December 2015.

Modernization of Public Finance Mgmt - P144952

Planning Department | Published September 1, 2015  -  Deadline September 18, 2015
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Public Investment Management Specialist GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE UNION OFMYANMAR Ministry of Planning and Economic Development Planning  Department Modernization of Public Finance Management Project (MPFMp) (Project ID No:  P144952) Request for Expression Of Interest for Individual International Consultant -Public Investment Management Specialist  to assist the Planning  Department of the Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development  in improving capacity for public investment andappraisal (Ref: B2- C013) 1.                  INTRODUCTION The Republic ofthe Union of Myanmar has received financing in the amount of US$ 30 millionequivalent from the World Bank, and US$25 million grant from the UK and Australian governments toward the cost of the Modernizationof Public Finance Management Project, and it intends to apply part of the proceeds to payments for goods and consulting services tobe procured under this project. The development objective of the Modernization ofPublic Finance Management (PFM)Project for Myanmar is to support efficient, accountable, and responsive delivery of public services through the modernization ofMyanmar's PFM systems and strengthening institutional capacity. The project has five components: a.         Improvingrevenue mobilization through bringing more revenues from natural resources on budget and strengthening tax administration b.         ResponsivePlanning and Budget Preparations c.         SupportingEffective Budget Execution and Financial Reporting d.         FosteringExternal 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. 2.                 The Planning Department is seeking to recruit an internationalpublic investmentmanagement  specialist to assist in effectively undertake some ofthe key functions in public investment management namely: ·         analysis of key trends and structural issues to inform policy decisions, appraisal and projectselection, ·         multi-year capital budget forecasting and planning, ·         monitoring implementation progress and formulating policy recommendations to line agencies andhigh-level policy makers (i.e. cabinet and parliament) to take corrective actions, ·         and evaluation of completed projects to facilitate lessons learned. Improvingthese data collection and management throughout the project cyclethrough harmonizing the procedures and forms at different stages and among different agencies and introducing computerized andsystematic data and information management will be key to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of public investment managementsystem and facilitate theworks of the Planning Department. 3.                  SPECIFIC SCOPE OF THE ASSIGNMENT Details of specific tasks are provided in the Terms of Referenceavailable upon request at the below addresses. 4.                  DURATION OF THEASSIGNMENT The assignment is for an estimated initial duration of6 months.  Consultant will be subject to a performance reviewwithin 3 months into the position; contract may be extended beyond the 6 months period, subject to the needs and availability offunds.  Consultant will need to travel to Nay PyiTaw as specified in the terms of reference. 5.                         Acting on behalf of the Ministry ofFinance andthe 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. 6.                  The consultant will be selected in accordance with the "Guidelines: Selection and Employment ofConsultants under IBRDLoans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers" dated January 2011. The attention ofinterested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the Guidelines, setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict ofinterest.  The minimum selectioncriteria are: A postgraduate qualification (at least Master Degree) in economics, public finance, project management or other relevantfield of study. At least 10 years of experience in providing advisory services in fields related to public investment, public finance, andproject management at a senior level. Prior experience in international development is preferred.Prior experience in Myanmar or similar countries in the region is preferred. ·        Experience using database software would be desirable 7.                  In submitting their expressions of interest, consultants are kindly requested to indicate the following reference:B2-C013.  Interested consultants must provide their updated curriculum vitae, indicating personal and technicalskills, academic qualifications, experience in similar assignments, and experience in other developing countries along with thenamesof at least three (3) referees with contact information (e-mail address, telephone or fax numbers).Expressions of Interest shall be submitted via email to the below specifiedaddresses. 8.                         Interested consultants may obtain copies of thedetailed Terms of Reference (in English)by submitting a request by email at the below email addresses. 9.                         Expressions of interest must be submitted in duplicate copies to the postal addressbelow or by email no later than August 20, 2015(before 17:30 hours). Modernization of Public Financial Management Project Unit To the Attention of: Dr. Kyaw Sunn Director Planning Department Tel:  95-67-406223 Fax:95-67-406241 Email:dr.kyawsunn@gmail.com AND copyto : U Zaw Naing Chair of the Procurement Coordination and Advisory Unit(PCAU) Ministry of Finance, Office No. 26,  NayPyiTaw, Tel: 95-67-410258 Fax: 95-67-410529,410530, 410451 e-mail:pcaumm@mptmail.net.mm

MM:Telecommunications Sector Reform - P145534

Post and Telecommunications Department | Published August 11, 2015  -  Deadline August 24, 2015
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Development Of Universal Service Strategy, Universal Service Fund Manual, Implementation Procedures And Design Of Pilot Programs REQUEST FOREXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST MYANMAR TELECOMMUNICATIONS SECTOR REFORM PROJECT Credit No.: 5353-MM Assignment Title: Development of Universal Service Strategy,Universal Service Fund Manual, implementation procedures and design of pilot programs Reference No. (as per Procurement Plan):C 2.1 The Government of the Union ofMyanmarhas received financing from the World Bank toward thecost of theTelecommunications Sector Reform Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services. The consulting services ("the Services") include providing support to the Ministry of Communicationsand InformationTechnology (MCIT) and its Post and TelecommunicationsDepartment (PTD) for the design of Myanmar's Universal Servicestrategy and for its implementation in a number of pilot areas to accelerate the development of rural telecommunicationsinfrastructure and services in locations that are unlikely to attract sufficient private investment. The consultants will provide support to carry out the following tasks: a)      Phase A: Design theUniversal Service Strategy of Myanmar. Specifically, the consultants will provide technicalassistance support to: (i) conduct a detailed scoping of the Universal Service strategy; (ii) establish targets and indicators forincreased rural coverage; (iii) define programs (both demand and supply side) to be subsidized; (iv) develop a Universal ServiceFund manual and procedures; and (v) assist MCIT, as and when required, in setting up Universal Service Fund according to theprocedures. b)      Phase B: Implement theUniversal Service strategy in a number of pilot areas. Specifically,the consultants will providetechnical assistance support for: (i) detailed design of pilot programs to be financed; (ii) identification and prioritization ofsites to be subsidized; (iii) support MCIT in bidding the subsidies; (iv) support the monitoring and evaluation of results; and (v)support the dissemination of the results. Total duration of the assignment is estimated to be about three yearsstarting end September 2015. The working office will beat MCIT, Nay Pyi Taw but will require travel to Yangon and other parts of Myanmar as well. The MCITnow invites eligible international consulting firms "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 shortlisting criteria are: ·         The Consultantis expected to be a firm or joint venture of firms and will be selected based on its experience and capacity in carrying out thistype of work. ·         Theconsultants must have at least 10 years of experience in similar tasks. ·         Theconsultants should be able to field a team with the following expertise: legal, financial, economic, and technical experience inthe telecommunications sector, with at least one member with 10 years and another with 5 years of international experience inprojects designing and implementing Universal Service strategies, as well as broadband access programs in rural areas and/or withinindigenous communities, particularly in the South East Asia region and other developing countries. The consultant team must alsohave a local resource/ associate in Myanmar to support it with sector related and logistical issues. ·         Theconsultants should be familiar with World Bank procurement practices and procedures and will be selected based on experience andcapacity in carrying out this type of work. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of theWorldBank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World BankBorrowersdated January 2011 ("ConsultantGuidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the "Quality and Cost BasedSelection (QCBS)" method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours0930 to 1630 hours. Expressions of interest and resumes must be delivered in a written form to the address below (inperson, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by August 24,2015.The Expression of Interest should not exceed 20 pages. Ministry of Communications and Information Technology Post and Telecommunications Department Attn: Mr. Than Htun Aung, Building Number 2, Ministry of Communications andInformation Technology, NayPyi Taw, Myanmar Tel:+95 67 407435 Fax: +95 67 407539 E-mail: tsrproject2014@gmail.com; thanhtunaung@mptngw.net.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

Expression of interest (EOI) for the provision of professional services in Local development and township planning in 5 pilot townships in 2 states in Myanmar

United Nations Development Programme | Published March 4, 2015  -  Deadline March 15, 2015
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Summary of proposal: Title of service: Capacity development and training methodology for inclusive township planning Category: Capacity development/Consulting Duty Station: Yangon with travel to UNDP selected locations Duration:  May to December 2015 Background: As evidenced in the recently conducted State of Local Governance reports, various consultative mechanisms at the township level related to inclusive township planning are emerging. The major issue raised however, is that there is no ‘discretional’ budget available at the local level and for the committees (such as the Township Management Committee, Township Development Support Committee, and Ward/village development support committee) to make any substantial decisions. UNDP is planning to pilot a township planning process in 5 locations spread in 2 states that combine (on a township voluntary basis) the various amounts presently available from different sources of funding, and make one area based and integrated township plan and tries to put in place one uniform implementation and oversight mechanisms that is led by the Township Administrator (as chief executive officer), but that involves the TMC, the TDSC, the WA/VTDSC and Township Municipal Affairs Committee (for activities in the municipal areas) and the meeting of VTAs. It will be piloting an embryonic unified township administration that operates on a township budget for local development. Part of the proposed activities is to develop guidelines for planning and implementation as well as learning from the experiences, and support a better understanding of the roles of the multiple actors at the local level, notably the TMC, the TDSC (and the WA/VTDSCs), the TMAC, the VTAs and the coordinating as well as executive role (if any) of the General Administration Department (GAD) in the process. The activity is expected to produce a planning manual (by May 2015, ahead of the planning cycle for FY 2016/17), that also describes the role of the various parties in local development planning. The Company/Consultants shall provide training and backstopping support for the planning exercises in the participating townships and, together with these townships evaluate the experiences with regards to the planning process before the end of 2015. At present, both recurrent and investment budgets for the various township departments to work with are fairly minimal, and only available in sectoral ‘silos’ often still planned for at higher levels. However, over time and as the reforms, aimed to improve service delivery, progress, it is highly likely that part of the sector budgets will be made available as ‘budget envelopes’ at township level. Already since 2011/12, there is an emerging system of region/state level funds that can also be made available at the township level. These funds include amongst others: The so-called constituency development fund (MMK 100 million per township), for which sometimes allocation decisions are made by both the union and region/state Hluttaw members in collaboration with other stakeholders, notably from the existing committees and the township administrator; The Poverty Reduction Fund, that started in FY 2012/13 with MMK 1 billion per region/state (and MMK 3 billion for Chin), for infrastructure and development projects. For the 2014/15 budget, the total envelope was raised to MMK 50 billion. While most region/states still received MMT 1 billion some (like Kayin, Shan, Chin and notably Rachine and Kachin) received much more. Said funds are formally controlled by the chief minister of each of the states/regions accordance to guidance provided. Typically they have been allocated among townships in each state/region on an equal shares basis. In the townships, the GAD, the TMC as well as the TCDC and the TMAC are said to be involved in the allocation decisions, but arrangements vary from one place to another. The Rural Development Fund, for township development under the General Administration Department (on average about MMK 20 million per state/region) that can be disbursed to projects identified at the township level; Funds (from the union budget) made available by the Department of Rural Development (Ministry of Fishery, Livestock and Rural Development) as discretionary township development fund, presumably for projects in the rural areas (i.e. outside the municipal area). In addition, UNDP will provide some seed funds to the participating townships. The funds will be in form of a grant for local development if the township succeed in meeting the criteria agreed upon with UNDP and government. As much as it is important that citizens in townships are able to have a say with regards to sector service delivery and implicitly on the spending of sector budgets, local level accountability will start with accountability for the utilization of a local budget and this is why the discretional budgets are important.  Yet, the local bottom up planning has to be dovetailed with the higher level planning processes (that are at the local level perceived as top down planning), and the proposal below caters for that in the form of township level coordination workshops.

Modernization of Public Finance Mgmt - P144952

Internal Revenue Department | Published January 5, 2015  -  Deadline January 26, 2015
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Information Communications And Technology (ict) Expert GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE UNION OFMYANMAR Ministry of FINANCE Internal Revenue Department Modernization of Public Finance Management Project (MPFMp) (Project ID No:  P144952) Request for Expression Of Interest for Individual Consultant -            Information Communications and Technology (ICT) Expert to assist the Internal Revenue Department of theMinistry of Financein designing and preparing relevant bidding documents for the procurement of an Integrated Tax Administration Information System (Ref: A-C004) 1.                  INTRODUCTION The Republic of theUnion ofMyanmar has received financing in the amount of US$ 30 million equivalent from the World Bank, and US$25 million grant fromthe UK and Australian governments toward the cost of the Modernization of Public Finance Management Project, and it intends toapply part of the proceeds to payments for goods and consulting services to be procured under thisproject. The development objective of theModernization of Public Finance Management (PFM) Project for Myanmar is to support efficient, accountable, and responsive deliveryof public services through the modernization of Myanmar's PFM systems and strengthening institutional capacity. The project hasfive components: a.                   Improving revenue mobilization through bringing morerevenues from natural resources on budget and strengthening tax administration b.                  Responsive Planning and BudgetPreparations c.                   Supporting Effective Budget Execution and FinancialReporting d.                  Fostering External Oversight andAccountability e.                   Establishing a Sustainable Institutional Platform andSkills-base for PFM For a more detailed understanding of the scope ofthe Project and its Governance and organizational structure, kindly consult the project appraisal document (PAD), which can befound under this website:http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2014/02/19393607/myanmar-modernization-public-finance-management-project The Internal Revenue Department is seeking to recruit an international ICT expert toassist in: (i) preparing theprocurement documentsfor the COTS system; (ii) conducting market analysis of COTS systems available; (iii) ensuring that thebidding is conducted according to World Bank procurement rules; and (iv) preparing the bid evaluation report. In this context theconsultant will advise IRD on the design and specifications of the COTS system and the expected implementation schedule of thesystem. It is also expected that the Consultant will contribute to building capacity in the IT Department of IRD and preparethedepartment staff for managing the system implementation process. 2.                  SPECIFIC SCOPE OF THE ASSIGNMENT Details of specific tasks are provided in the Terms of Reference available upon request at the belowaddresses.  Clarifications and technical questionsshould be addressed to U Zeya Kyi Nyunt, Deputy Director General and Chairman of the Tax Reform Program Management Unit (TRPMU) andU Htun Than, Director of Information, Communication and Technology Directorate, Internal Revenue Department. 3.                  DURATION OF THEASSIGNMENT The assignment is for an estimated initial duration of 12 months.  Consultant will be subject to a performance reviewwithin 3 months into the position; contract may be extended beyond the 12 months period, subject to the needs and availability offunds. Consultant will need to travel to Nay Pyi Taw as specified in the terms of reference. Acting on behalf of the Ministry of Finance, the TRPMUand the PCAU now invitesexpressions of interest from qualified and experienced individual consultants toundertake the above mentioned services which are further detailed in the Terms of Reference for this assignment. The consultant will be selected inaccordance with the "Guidelines: Selectionand Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers" dated January 2011. Theattention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the Guidelines, setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflictof interest.  The minimum selection criteriaare: In submitting their expressions of interest, consultants are kindly requested to indicate the followingreference: A-C004. Interested consultants must provide their updated curriculum vitae, indicating personal and technical skills, academicqualifications, experience in similar assignments, and experience in other developing countries along with the names of at leastthree (3) referees with contact information (e-mail address, telephone or fax numbers).Expressions of Interest shall be submitted via email to the below specifiedaddresses. Interestedconsultants may obtain copies of the detailed Terms of Reference (in English) by submitting a request by email at the below emailaddresses. Expressions of interest must be submitted in duplicate copies to the postal address below or by email no later than January 26, 2015 (before 17:30 hours). Only short-listed candidates will be notified on nextfollow-onsteps. Modernization of Public Financial Management Project Unit To theAttention of: 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 of Finance, Office No, 26Nay Pyi Taw, Tel: 95-67-410529,410530 Fax: 95-67-410529,410530,410451 e-mail: pcaumm@mptmail.net.mm

MM:Telecommunications Sector Reform - P145534

Post and Telecommunications Department | Published October 14, 2014  -  Deadline October 30, 2014
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Advisor For Establishment Of Myanmar Communications Commission REQUESTFOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST MYANMAR TELECOMMUNICATIONS SECTOR REFORMPROJECT Credit No.: 5353-MM Assignment Title: Advisor forestablishment of Myanmar Communications Commission ReferenceNo. (as per Procurement Plan):C 1.1.3 The Government of the Union of Myanmarhas received financing from theWorld Bank toward the cost of the Telecommunications Sector Reform Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds forconsulting services. The consulting services ("the Services")include providing support to theMinistry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) and its Post and Telecommunications Department (PTD) to: (i) conductan assessment of Regulation in the Sector; and(ii) provide Ongoing Technical Support towards establishment of the MyanmarCommunications Commission. The consultant will carry out the following Services in two phases: Phase 1: a.       Familiarization withcurrent regulatory framework, results of other  consultancies which have been undertaken, and views of major stakeholders  with respect to the development of telecommunicationsregulation in Myanmar; b.     Review and comment on PTD's internalregulations and operating procedures,  as the casemay be, currently in effect; and c.      Comment on the financing mechanism forfunding PTD's operations, taking  into account thenature of the regulatory body and minimum budgetary  support from the Government of Myanmar. Phase 2: a.       basedon, inter alia, the findings and recommendations from Phase I, provide options for the structure of the Myanmar CommunicationsCommission; b.     based on, inter alia, thefindings andrecommendations from Phase I, provide general technical assistance to PTD in the development of internal operatingprocedures; c.       basedon the optionselected for the structure of the MCC, develop draft legal  instruments (including draft law and draft administrative procedures and rules ofbusiness); d.     help refine the financialand budgetaryplans of PTD so that there is clarity on how the MCC will receive its budget; e.       develop measures toassure compliance with legislative, regulatory and license provisions; f.       establish a training plan for key staff and identify training opportunities; g.     identify twinning opportunities withother regulators in the region; h.     assist with appropriate advice in thestaffing of PTD (and MCC) in the key areas of job descriptions and terms of references for consultancies and will advise ontheappropriateness of in-house or contracting out for key tasks; i.        co-ordinate with other regulatory bodies that may be established in the developmentof uniform regulatory policies and assistin the establishment of themodalities and procedures for a coordinated policy with agencies; and j.       advisePTD and its successor, over athree year period in preparing plans, carrying out its responsibilities, and enforcing its decisions. Total duration of the assignment is estimated to be about three yearsstarting end December 2014. The working office will be at MCIT, Nay Pyi Taw but will require travel to Yangon. The MCIT now invites eligible international consulting firms("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provideinformationdemonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevantexperience to perform the Services. Theshortlisting criteria are; MinimumQualificationsRequirements of the Consulting firm: The Consultant shall be a firm whose team shall: ·         Include telecommunications regulatory, legal, technical, and financial specialists of high international repute withrelevant international experience in their respective areas of expertise (minimum 12 years), particularly in developing countries. ·         have a thorough understanding of the competitive requirements of any player inthe telecoms industry and detailed knowledgeof all key areas of telecoms policy, legal issue and regulation including: licensing, dispute resolution, competition issues,interconnection, universal service, spectrum management, tariffs, consumer protection, numbering, equipment and standards. ·         have demonstrated experience in the design of regulatory bodies; ·         have knowledge and experience of telecommunications sector issues in developing countries and the ASEAN region. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of theWorld Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRDLoans and IDACredits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers dated January 2011 ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the WorldBank's policy on conflict of interest. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the "ConsultantQualifications Selection (CQS) method set outin the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at the address below during officehours 0930 to 1630 hours. Expressions of interest and resumes mustbe delivered in a written form tothe address below (in person, or bymail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by October 30, 2014. Ministry of Communications and Information Technology Post and Telecommunications Department Attn: Mr. Than Htun Aung, Building Number 2, Ministry of Communicationsand Information Technology, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar Tel:+95 67 407435 Fax: +95 67 407539 E-mail: tsrproject2014@gmail.com; thanhtunaung@mptngw.net.mm

UNAIDS Myanmar Vacancy Announcement: National Liaison Officer (ADB Project)

Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS | Published September 14, 2015  -  Deadline September 25, 2015
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Title: National Liaison Officer (ADB Project) Duration: 6 months Period: 12th October 2015 to April 8th 2016. Location: Nay Pyi Taw 80% and Yangon 20% Contract type: Consultant Contract Background In 2014, UNAIDS Myanmar signed an agreement with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to help develop the institutional capacity of the National AIDS Programme (NAP) to mitigate the impact of infrastructure development projects along the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) economic corridor in Myanmar. This project (SP11) aimed to increase connectivity, mobility, and trade across GMS countries, but also mitigate vulnerability and risk of HIV transmission to key affected populations (KAPs), including mobile and migrant populations and local communities along the economic corridor. The SP11 project is now followed by a larger scale ADB-­‐‑funded project (2015-­‐‑2017) called the ‘Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS): Capacity Building for HIV/AIDS Prevention Project’, which is financed by the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction (JFPR). Under the umbrella of the Myanmar National Strategic Plan for HIV/AIDS (2011-­‐‑2016). The activities will build on results achieved under the SP11 that aimed to strengthen local response to address HIV risk along the economic corridors in Myanmar. The geographic focus of the project are in the states of Mon, Shan and Kayin. In 5 townships of: Hpa-­‐‑an, Kawkareik, Mawlamyine, Myawaddy and Tachileik. The institutional development needs of the National AIDS Programme (NAP) have been assessed at different levels and a costed institutional capacity development plan has been developed for 2015-­‐‑ 2017. The focus of this new project is to implement the plan to strengthen health systems and structures, to more effectively plan and manage HIV responses at national and sub-­‐‑national levels. The project also seeks to contribute to the ongoing mapping of HIV risk in the project areas to improve understanding of the epidemic. UNAIDS Myanmar has agreed to accomplish under the project, the following priorities: 1. Set up of Project Management Unit (PMU) office in Nay Pyi Taw and procure furniture and equipment. 2. Development of five township capacity development plans and technical support for the implementation of the plans. 3. Training of NAP staff in leadership, programme and project management, M&E and other areas identified through capacity assessment. 4. Organisation of workshops to integrate HIV prevention programmes into wider health programmes. The Project Team will normally be based in Yangon with frequent travel to Nay Pyi Taw and to the 5 townships. However, at the initiation of the Project it has become necessary to have an ongoing Project presence in Nay Pyi Taw to facilitate the initial scale up of Project activities. As such the position of, ‘Liaison Officer (ADB Project)’ has been created to help liaise with the NAP and other departments in Government to expedite project activities. Purpose of the consultancy The key objective of the ‘Liaison Officer (ADB Project)’ position is to help facilitate the progression of key actions in support of project deliverables. In particular the consultant is expected to: 1. Develop and maintain relationships with the NAP and other relevant stakeholders. 2. Follow-up and provide progress reports on all project requests (letters, plans, budgets, concept notes and others) with the NAP or other relevant departments in Nay Pyi Taw at the request of the Project Team in Yangon. 3. Facilitate communication between UNAIDS, ADB (both in country and at HQ), the Yangon Project Team and the NAP, and others as required. 4. Advise the Yangon Project Team on any developments relevant to the Project. 5. Secure meeting appointments; organize meeting and meeting logistics, preparation of meeting agendas and other supporting documents. 6. Keep quality records of all meetings, communications and engagement with the NAP and other departments where relevant. 7. Assist in the development of information materials and briefings for the project, where directed by the Project Team in Yangon. 8. Draft reports outlining actions taken in response to the demands of the project. 9. Perform other related responsibilities as assigned, including replacing and backstopping for others. Reporting The consultant will work closely with the International and National Institutional Development Consultants under the direct supervision of the Investment and Efficiency Adviser and overall supervision of the UNAIDS Country Director. (S)he will work closely with staff of the PMU and the NAP and collaborate closely with members of the UNAIDS Country Office, ADB and other key stakeholders. Required qualifications o A university degree in public administration, public health, social science, management, health or similar academic background. o Minimum of 6 years professional experience in a field, which demonstrates an ability to negotiate and coordinate programmes or projects. o Programme or project management experience would be an asset. o A good understanding of the Ministry of Health structures and experience in extensive communication with government departments is essential. o Demonstrate leadership, ability to engage and work constructively with Government and NGO partners. o Excellent interpersonal, presentation, facilitation, oral and written communication skills in English and Myanmar. o Proficiency in all standard Microsoft Office applications. o Strong management and organisational skills. o Strong report writing skills. Duration of the assignment 6 months. Duty Stations To be based in Nay Pyi Taw 80% of the time with occasional presence in Yangon 20%. Interested candidates are requested to send their application to: The Country Director, UNAIDS Myanmar, No. 137/1, Thanlwin Road, Kamayut Township, Yangon (Tel: +95 1 534498, 504832, 503816, 538087, 538938) or by email to htwey@unaids.org. Your application should contain the following: 1. UN 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. Applications will be reviewed as received; due to large volume of applicants only those seriously under consideration will be contacted. Please note that the deadline for application submission is the 25th September 2015.

MM:Telecommunications Sector Reform - P145534

Post and Telecommunications Department | Published October 17, 2014  -  Deadline November 3, 2014
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Spectrum Management And Implementation Support (technical And Procurement) REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST MYANMAR TELECOMMUNICATIONS SECTOR REFORM PROJECT Credit No.: 5353-MM Assignment Title: Spectrum Management and ImplementationSupport (Technical and Procurement) Reference No. (as per Procurement Plan): C 1.3.1 TheGovernment of the Union of Myanmarhas received financing fromthe World Bank toward the cost of the Telecommunications Sector Reform Project, and intends to apply part of the proceeds forconsulting services. Theconsulting services ("the Services") include providing supportto theMinistry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) and its Post and Telecommunications Department (PTD) to: (i)develop Myanmar'sSpectrum Roadmap; and (ii) design of Myanmar's Spectrum Management and Monitoring system, which will comprise thefollowing functions: (i) Planning, (ii) Allocation, (iii) Assignment, and (iv) Monitoring. The proposed system should be based oninternational best practices, especially in countries of similar geography and economy. Theconsultant will carry out the following Services: Theconsultant will support the regulator to undertake thefollowing tasks as part of the engagement: Activity (A): Spectrum Planning. Support the regulator toprepare the Spectrum Roadmap for Myanmar and periodically update the Myanmar National Frequency Allocation Table (NFAT). Inconducting this task, public consultations will have to take place. The consultant will also have to provide hands on capacitybuilding to PTD staff while preparingthe spectrum roadmap. Activity (B): Spectrum Allocation. Support the regulatorto keep the NFAT updated and accessible. Activity (C): Spectrum Assignment. Support the regulatorto streamline the procedure for spectrum assignment within the allocated frequency bands, so that spectrum assignment is faster andensures efficientutilization of spectrum. Activity (D): Spectrum Monitoring. Support the regulatorto ensurethat all wireless operators and users operate their equipment in compliance with spectrum allocations, within permittedpower limits and specified international standards. Activity (E): Design of Spectrum Management and MonitoringSystem (SMMS) Support PTD to design Myanmar's SMMS and prepare the technical specifications and bidding documents for the SMMS;support PTD with bid valuation, system commissioning. Total duration of the assignment is estimated to be about threeyearsstarting end December 2014. The working office will be at MCIT, Nay Pyi Taw but will require travel to Yangon and other partsof Myanmar as well. TheMCIT now invites eligible international consulting firms("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide informationdemonstrating that they have therequired qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The shortlisting criteriaare: Minimum Qualifications Requirements of the Consulting firm: ·         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. ·         Its knowledge of, andexperience in, radio spectrum management policy, particularly in developing countries, will be most important. ·         The Consultant's teamshould consist of personnel with skills and experience in telecommunications sector, with at least one member with 10 years andanother with 5 years of international experiencein projects developing spectrum management and monitoring frameworks,particularlyin the South East Asia region. ·         The team should befamiliar with international practices in spectrum management issues, ITU radio-communication processes and procedures andlegislation, relevant to the situation in Myanmar. ·         The consultants should befamiliar with World Bank procurement practices and procedures and will be selected based on experienceand capacity in carrying outthis type of work. Thefirm should be in position to field a team consisting of atleast thefollowing members. Please note that only the firm's qualifications will be evaluated at shortlisted stage, not individualexperts bio data: ·         Team Leader:Should be a permanent staff of the firm and should have both the professional knowledge and hands on experience working onspectrum management policies, including in developing countries, with detailed knowledge of international best practice. The teamleader should have at least 10 years of experience and a minimum of a Master's degree in a relevant field. ·         Spectrum ManagementSpecialist: Demonstrated experience in development of spectrum roadmaps. Well versed in developing national frequencyallocation plans and assignment tables; demonstrated ability to assist in developing radio regulations, detailed knowledge of bestpractice processes and procedures used in spectrum management agencies. The spectrum management specialist should have at least 5years of work experience and at least a Bachelor's degree in engineeringand/or economics. ·         Radio CommunicationsEngineer: Demonstrated professional experience of working with spectrum management agencies, workingon the engineering aspectsof spectrum planning. Experience training staff on engineering aspects of spectrum planning. At least 5 years ofexperience and atleast a bachelor's degree in engineering. ·         Spectrum MonitoringSpecialist: Sound and updated knowledge of fixed and mobile technical equipment to monitor telecommunications'radiofrequencies. Demonstrated professional experience in spectrum monitoring. Demonstrated experience with cross-border disputesis a plus. At least 5 years of experience and at least a bachelor's degree in engineering. ·         Local Expert: Haveat least 5 years of experience in radio communications and telecommunications and should be made available to PTD throughout theperiod of the assignment to assist in different activities. He/she should have at least a Bachelor's degree. Theattention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by WorldBank Borrowersdated January 2011 ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the WorldBank's policy on conflict of interest. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the "Quality andCost Based Selection (QCBS)" method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at the address below duringoffice hours 0930 to 1630 hours. Expressions of interest and resumes must be delivered in awritten form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by November 3, 2014. Ministry of Communications and Information Technology Post and Telecommunications Department Attn: Mr. Than Htun Aung, Building Number 2, Ministry ofCommunications and Information Technology, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar Tel: +95 67 407435, +95 67 407640 Fax: +95 67 407539 E-mail: tsrproject2014@gmail.com; thanhtunaung@mptngw.net.mm