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National Specialist on Public Investment Planning (Re-announcement)

UNDP Country Office - MYANMAR | Published March 5, 2017  -  Deadline March 17, 2017
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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: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 selectedTo submit your offer through should be submitted to following link bids.mm@undp.org no later than 17:00 PM, 17 March 2017.

National Specialist on Public Investment Planning

UNDP Country Office - MYANMAR | Published January 18, 2017  -  Deadline February 1, 2017
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He 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: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 selectedTo submit your offer through should be submitted to following link bids.mm@undp.org no later than 17:00 PM, 1 February 2017.

National Consultant - Grants Implementation and Programme Field Support (Kachin)

UNDP Country Office - MYANMAR | Published December 28, 2016  -  Deadline January 16, 2017
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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: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 selectedTo submit your offer through should be submitted to following link bids.mm@undp.org no later than 17:00 PM, 16 January 2017.

National Consultant for conducting analysis of disaster-related urban sector impacts

UNDP Country Office - MYANMAR | Published March 22, 2017  -  Deadline April 5, 2017
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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: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 selectedTo submit your offer through should be submitted to following link bids.mm@undp.org no later than 17:00 PM, 5 April 2017.

National Consultant for Translation

UNDP - MYANMAR | Published March 16, 2017  -  Deadline April 2, 2017
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Country: MyanmarDescription of the assignment: National Consultant for the translationDuty Station: Yangon with travel to Nay Pyi Taw Period of assignment/services: 6 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 2 April 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.

Team Leader - Training need assessmentand Training Curriculum Development

Yangon CO - MYANMAR | Published January 24, 2017  -  Deadline February 7, 2017
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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Myanmar is currently implementing a training needs assessment and training curriculum development for the National Statistical System. This requires the services of an individual to perform the work described in the attached Terms of Reference. For further information on this assignment, the following documents are attached:The Terms of Reference for the assignment described above;The Individual Contract and its General Terms and Conditions, which you would be expected to sign in the event you are the selected Offeror in this procurement process. Qualified candidates are invited to submit an offer for this particular assignment. All submissions should include the following documents:Standard letter confirming interest and availability and including financial proposal. For the financial proposal for this assignment, it is sufficient to state the daily fee rate and amount of total fees to complete the assignment as per the TOR. Travel expenses will be reimbursed against actual receipts, as stated in the TORs. (attached)Brief description of relevant experience and approach to workCV or P11 form (attached)Sample of statistical training curriculum developed by the applicant in the past Candidates may submit their offers before the deadline stated above on the UNDP online eTendering system https://etendering.partneragencies.org (eTendering user guide and FAQ is attached to this announcement)

National Consultant for the Verification and assessment of NGO/CSO Capacity as Executing Entity in the UN-REDD Programme

UNDP Country Office - MYANMAR | Published February 8, 2017  -  Deadline February 17, 2017
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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: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 selectedTo submit your offer through should be submitted to following link bids.mm@undp.org no later than 17:00 PM, 17 February 2017.

Two Data Entry Clerk (Mynamar National only)

UNDP Country Office - MYANMAR | Published November 15, 2016  -  Deadline November 21, 2016
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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: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 selectedTo submit your offer through should be submitted to following link bids.mm@undp.org no later than 17 PM, 21 November 2016.

National Consultant-Evaluation of the Environmental Governance and Disaster Resilience Pillar of the UNDP Country Programme in Myanmar (Myanmar National Only)

UNDP Country Office - MYANMAR | Published November 22, 2016  -  Deadline December 14, 2016
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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: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 selectedTo submit your offer through should be submitted to following link bids.mm@undp.org no later than 17:00 PM, 14 December 2016.

National Consultant (To Support Curriculum Development- Training Course on Disaster Recovery)

UNDP Country Office - MYANMAR | Published November 18, 2016  -  Deadline November 28, 2016
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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: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 selectedTo submit your offer through should be submitted to following link bids.mm@undp.org no later than 17:00 PM, 28 November 2016.

NATIONAL CONSULTANT (Third National AIDS Spending Assessment (NASA) in Myanmar)

Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS | Published January 5, 2016  -  Deadline January 12, 2016
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I. Background The National Strategic Plan for HIV/AIDS 2011-2015 in Myanmar, developed in 2010, has been revised in 2013 and extended until 2016. More commonly known as “NSP II”, it has three main goals: To reduce new infections of HIV; To provide care and support to people living with and affected by HIV; and To alleviate the socio-economic and human impact of AIDS on the individual, family, community, and society. To achieve these goals, the NSP II identifies three strategic priorities, namely: Strategic priority I: Prevention of the transmission of HIV through unsafe behaviour in sexual contacts and injecting drug use Strategic priority II: Comprehensive Continuum of Care for people living with HIV Strategic priority III: Mitigation of the impact of HIV on people living with HIV and their families The plan also involves three cross-cutting interventions: Health (including private sector health services), non-health and community systems strengthening Favourable environment for reducing stigma and discrimination Strategic Information, Monitoring and Evaluation, and Research The national multisectoral response to HIV and AIDS in Myanmar is implemented by the Government in collaboration with partners including national and international non-governmental organizations, bi- and multilateral agencies, private sector and civil society. Overall, there are approximately 40-45 organizations involved with the national response in Myanmar. The most important sources of funding for the national response to HIV and AIDS in Myanmar are the GFATM, 3MDG, bilateral and multilateral donors. Myanmar has yet to adopt a decentralized fiscal system for financing development initiatives at the regional, provincial or commune levels. Myanmar, like other Member States, have committed to submit to the United Nations’ Secretary General, through the UNAIDS Secretariat, a progress report on the achievement of the 10 High Level Meeting targets that countries aim to reach by 2015. The Global AIDS Response Progress (GARP) includes four main elements of information, namely: Indicator data to measure progress made with the national response; A narrative report describing progress, challenges and recommendations; The National Commitments and Policy Instrument (NCPI); and The National Funding Matrix summarizing AIDS spending by funding source. Myanmar’s first NASA exercise was back in 2005, and the second one in 2014 for the years 2012-2013. This exercise is aimed at the years 2014 and 2015. 2014 NASA exercise was very successful and provided much-needed detailed information regarding HIV expenditure as well as detailed data to properly complete the GARP funding matrix. Moreover, this year’s exercise assessing National Aids Expenditures 2014-2015 will be very valuable for the development of National Strategic Plan III and its Operational plan as well as the redaction of the new Global Fund Concept Note. II. Objectives The overall objective of the assessment is to capture health and non-health related financial flows and expenditures related to Myanmar’s national AIDS response. Specific objectives include the following: (a) to gather data to assess HIV and AIDS financing flows and expenditure in 2014 and 2015; (b) to make data that are needed to fill GARP funding matrix available; and (c) to develop national capacity to conduct NASA and strengthen the national resource tracking system to provide continuous key information on HIV/AIDS resource flow in Myanmar. III. Methodology A globally recommended methodological approach will be used using six variables (financing sources, financing agents, functions or AIDS Spending categories (ASC), production factors, providers of services and intended beneficiaries). This will allow building the foundations for a national expenditure tracking system that will ensure financial data is regularly collected and used to make decisions about investment of limited resources to address the epidemic. IV. Scope of Work Two consultants, one international and one national, will be hired for this assignment. They will work hand in hand to apply NASA methodologies that have been developed by UNAIDS to assess the financing flows and expenditures in Myanmar for the past two years (2014-2015). The financing flows need to be accounted by reconstructing the financial transactions among the six economic entities described for the financing, production and consumption functions (as described in the “National AIDS Spending Assessment (NASA): Classifications and Definitions”. To produce the results expected under these TOR, the consultants will conduct a survey involving all of the institutions involved in the response to HIV and AIDS at different levels. In particular, the national consultant will work to support the international consultant and be carrying out the following tasks: Participate in the training for the NASA Team members, actively participate in the discussion to plan the assessment in detail and update mapping of institutions involved with national response. Assist with organization and facilitation of NASA launch meeting to introduce NASA to respondents and to present the data collection tools and guidance notes. Assist with organization and facilitation sessions with finance and programme staff in respondents’ entities in order to facilitate data submission, where needed. Assist with collection of responses, checking of their completeness and quality control of data provided and following up with the respondents if needed. Conduct mapping of the submitted data with the NASA codes and enter the identified transactions into the data processing file. Prepare tables/graphs/charts for the NASA Validation meeting and the NASA report and GARP financial reporting matrices. Assist in maintaining and updating NASA database throughout the assessment. Assist with organization and facilitation of the NASA validation meeting. V. Expected Deliverables The expected outputs or products of this consultancy include: A draft one-page map of institutions involved in Myanmar’s national response to HIV (by 3 February 2016). According to the NASA Team division of labor, completed and quality checked data collection forms and related data processing files (by 20 February 2016) List of the assumptions used during the NASA and well-described estimation strategies. Submitted graphs, charts and tables for the NASA report – as directed by the Lead Consultant Deadline for the preliminary graphs by 22 February 2016 (for the validation meeting) Deadline for the final graphs by 24 February 2016. Additional data collected and sent to Lead consultant, if needed. TSF consultancy completion report by 30 March 2016. VI. Expected level of effort and timeframe: The national consultant will be engaged for 30 days in this initiative from 1 February to 30 April 2016. S/he will work very closely with the international consultant to provide support and learn about NASA methods and tools. VII. Collaboration and reporting: The consultant will work under the overall supervision of the UNAIDS Country Coordinator and the day-to-day supervision of the Strategic Information Adviser and Investment and Efficiency Adviser. The national consultant will closely together with the international consultant and coordinate efforts effectively with the NAP and partners. VIII. Qualifications: University degree in health economics, M&E, accountancy, social sciences or a related field; At least three years of professional experience in research and M&E and in collection, management and analysis of data; Experience with management and analysis of financial data a major asset; Good understanding of HIV epidemics and national responses; a knowledge of the Myanmar context is an asset; Experience with conducting surveys in developing countries and with the management and analysis of large quantitative data sets; Excellent analytical, management and coordination skills; Outstanding interpersonal, communication and facilitation skills; Proficiency in spread sheets and word processing applications; Fluency in English and Myanmar. Interested candidates are requested to send their application to htwey@unaids.org with the following: 1. P11 (Personal History Form) 2. An updated curriculum vitae and recent passport photo 3. Covering letter, which addresses each of the required qualifications above 4. Proposed consultancy fees for the assignment and travel costs from Consultant’s based station to Yangon (if any) Please note that the deadline for application submission is 12 January 2016.

International Consultant For Strengthening Advocacy capacity of community networks in the HIV Response in Myanmar

Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS | Published January 18, 2016  -  Deadline January 29, 2016
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Mandate of UNAIDS Myanmar Leadership in the response to HIV, as well as the work of UNAIDS, is about social justice and social change – not only is the health of those affected crucial, but also their dignity and security, and the enabling social, cultural and legal social conditions necessary to achieve these. High level policy, technical and programmatic advice to civil society and strategic support to community mobilization, through greater and meaningful involvement of people living with HIV and key populations (GIPA) and civil society engagement, are both human rights and public health imperatives, as people living with HIV and other member of civil society will be, and should be, the engines of health and social change efforts in their countries. Objectives: Reinforce and reignite the engagement and leadership in the AIDS response of people living with HIV, women and key populations Ensure the HIV response has a powerful human face and is an engine for community mobilization for prevention, treatment and HIV-related social justice Provide global leadership, advocacy, strategic information and programme coherence on human rights, gender equality, GIPA, community mobilization and civil society leadership towards achievement of the 10 goals of the 2011 Political Declaration and Fast-Track the response on the road to ending AIDS by 2030 Support excellence in national efforts to achieve HIV-related human rights, gender and GIPA goals through mobilization of leaders in government and civil society on law, gender equality, civic and social action, and faith. General Background Communities were the first responders to HIV three decades ago, and they remain essential in advocating for a robust response to the epidemic, delivering of health services to key affected populations, including those that are "hidden" and hard-to-reach, and tackling HIV-related stigma and discrimination. Combined with public health and development stakeholders, community responses are critical to the success and sustainability of the global response to HIV. Much of the work that lies ahead to implement a Fast-Track approach to make progress in the HIV response - including broadening the reach of services, supporting retention in care, increasing demand, monitoring quality, advancing human rights and combatting stigma and discrimination - can only be achieved with a strong community voice and presence. To support the national response to HIV/AIDS, UNAIDS Country Office (UCO) Myanmar had facilitated Community System Strengthening (CSS) strategy development process. It is the result of joint efforts and a series of activities conducted in the beginning of 2015. It had been developed in close collaboration with 9 national community networks in Myanmar working in the field of HIV and AIDS - the Aye Myanmar Associations (AMA), the Myanmar Interfaith Network on AIDS (MINA), Myanmar Positive Group (MPG), the Myanmar Positive Women Network (MPWN), the Myanmar MSM Network (MMN), the Myanmar Youth Star (MYS), the National Drug User Network Myanmar (NDNM), the National NGO Network (HIV/AIDS) (3N), and the Sex Workers in Myanmar Network (SWiM) – and other local based organizations and NGOs. With funding from PEPFAR/USAID, UNAIDS Myanmar has started implementing community system strengthening project which will address the following four urgent areas for the growth of these community networks: 1) advocacy, 2) governance and leadership, 3) resource mobilization, and, 4) community-based service delivery. UNAIDS is recruiting an internationa consultant who will work with networks of key affected populations in developing their advocacy capacity. Objectives The objective of consultancy is to develop strategic advocacy plans for community networks, and train key people from the networks in conducting advocacy on HIV response and Human rights-related issues with a focus on key affected populations (KAP): people who inject drugs (PWID); men who have sex with men (MSM), transgender individuals (TG) and female sex workers (FSW). More specifically, the objectives are as follows: Identify advocacy issues related to key affected populations (KAPs) in Myanmar and the response to HIV; Develop advocacy strategy relevant to each network Build the capacity of networks in doing advocacy Key Tasks International consultant will work in collaboration with UNAIDS Myanmar team to carry out following tasks according to the timeline. Tasks 2016 A.1 Conduct rapid assessment on key advocacy issues of KAP and existing advocacy capacity of community networks Feb A.2 Develop Advocacy strategy for each network articulating a short-term focus on “easy wins” in combination with long-term advocacy planning based on findings of the assessment Mar A.3 Develop or adapt an advocacy toolkit that can be used as a guide by community networks in conducting advocacy Mar A.4 Skills trainings in forensics and communication for board or executive members as well as other key persons from each community network: General and advanced advocacy capacity building, Training on Public speaking and presentation skills April May A.5 Support networks in applying the skills from the trainings May - June A.6 Reporting Provide a progress report (after each workshop and training) Provide a final report (activity and financial) June Key Deliverables Rapid assessment report on key advocacy issues Advocacy strategies for networks of key affected populations An advocacy toolkit Training package including training curriculum, training materail, agenda and check list Conduct training on advocacy capacity, public speaking and presentation skills Provision of support in application of the skills EXPERIENCE Essential: At least 7 to 10 years of professional experience within the field of strategic planning, human rights, and communication. Demonstrated experience in Conducting training on advocacy and communication skills Building capacity of multi-stakeholders, service providers and community Development of training curriculum Working with a broad range of stakeholders including government, international and local NGOs, network and CBOs Desirable: Knowledge of HIV prevention and Myanmar human rights contexts desirable. Experience in working with the UN system: regional and/or international experience in the field of HIV prevention and Human Rights and Gender. LANGUAGES Essential: Fluent in English. FUNCTIONAL/TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS Strong interpersonal, representational and communication skills. Ability to build capacity on advocacy in HIV programme among a wide range of partners. Knowledge of wider development issues is desirable. Understanding of cultural and social context of Myanmar is important. Strong ability to ensure that the principles around human rights, gender and the meaningful involvement of people living with HIV and of populations at risk for HIV are adhered to and applied in all UNAIDS partnership work and strategies. DURATION Total working days: Approximately 130 days from 1 February 2016 to 30 June 2016 BUDGET Payment: 25% upon signing the contract 25% upon completion of advocacy strategies and tookit in March 2016 25% upon completion of advocacy, Public speaking and presentation skills trainings in May 2016 25% upon final report in June 2016 Interested candidates are requested to send their application to htwey@unaids.org with the following: 1. P11 (Personal History Form) 2. An updated curriculum vitae and recent passport photo 3. Covering letter, which addresses each of the required qualifications above 4. Proposed consultancy fees for the assignment and travel costs from Consultant’s based station to Yangon (if any) Please note that the deadline for application submission is 29 January 2016.

National Consultant For strengthening organizational capacity of community networks in the HIV Response in Myanmar

Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS | Published January 18, 2016  -  Deadline January 29, 2016
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Mandate of UNAIDS Myanmar Leadership in the response to HIV, as well as the work of UNAIDS, is about social justice and social change – not only is the health of those affected crucial, but also their dignity and security, and the enabling social, cultural and legal social conditions necessary to achieve these. High level policy, technical and programmatic advice to civil society and strategic support to community mobilization, through greater and meaningful involvement of people living with HIV and key populations (GIPA) and civil society engagement, are both human rights and public health imperatives, as people living with HIV and other member of civil society will be, and should be, the engines of health and social change efforts in their countries. Objectives: Reinforce and reignite the engagement and leadership in the AIDS response of people living with HIV, women and key populations Ensure the HIV response has a powerful human face and is an engine for community mobilization for prevention, treatment and HIV-related social justice Provide global leadership, advocacy, strategic information and programme coherence on human rights, gender equality, GIPA, community mobilization and civil society leadership towards achievement of the 10 goals of the 2011 Political Declaration and Fast-Track the response on the road to ending AIDS by 2030 Support excellence in national efforts to achieve HIV-related human rights, gender and GIPA goals through mobilization of leaders in government and civil society on law, gender equality, civic and social action, and faith. General Background Communities were the first responders to HIV three decades ago, and they remain essential in advocating for a robust response to the epidemic, delivering of health services to key affected populations, including those that are "hidden" and hard-to-reach, and tackling HIV-related stigma and discrimination. Combined with public health and development stakeholders, community responses are critical to the success and sustainability of the global response to HIV. Much of the work that lies ahead to implement a Fast-Track approach to make progress in the HIV response - including broadening the reach of services, supporting retention in care, increasing demand, monitoring quality, advancing human rights and combatting stigma and discrimination - can only be achieved with a strong community voice and presence. To support the national response to HIV/AIDS, UNAIDS Country Office (UCO) Myanmar had facilitated Community System Strengthening (CSS) strategy development process. It is the result of joint efforts and a series of activities conducted in the beginning of 2015. It had been developed in close collaboration with 9 national community networks in Myanmar working in the field of HIV and AIDS - the Aye Myanmar Associations (AMA), the Myanmar Interfaith Network on AIDS (MINA), Myanmar Positive Group (MPG), the Myanmar Positive Women Network (MPWN), the Myanmar MSM Network (MMN), the Myanmar Youth Star (MYS), the National Drug User Network Myanmar (NDNM), the National NGO Network (HIV/AIDS) (3N), and the Sex Workers in Myanmar Network (SWiM) – and other local based organizations and NGOs. With funding from PEPFAR/USAID, UNAIDS Myanmar has started implementing community system strengthening project which will address the following four urgent areas for the growth of these community networks: 1) advocacy, 2) governance and leadership, 3) resource mobilization, and, 4) community-based service delivery. UNAIDS is recruiting a national consultant who will work with networks of key affected populations in developing their policies and procedures. Objectives The objective of consultancy is to develop organizational policies and procedures to ensure accountability and proper functioning of the community networks of key affected populations. More specifically, the objectives are as follows: Assess existing organizational policies and procedures of networks of key affected populations; Develop financial and human resource management policies based on the findings of the assessment Key Tasks The national consultant will work in collaboration with UNAIDS Myanmar team to carry out following tasks according to the timeline. Tasks 2016 A.1 Conduct rapid need assessment on existing systems, policies and procedures of community networks Feb A.2 Revising and updating or developing Financial Policy for networks as required based on findings of rapid need assessment March A.3 Finalize Financial Policy in consultation with networks March A.4 Revising and updating or developing Human Resource Management Policy for networks as required based on findings of rapid need assessment April A.5 Finalize Human Resource Management Policy in consultation with networks April A.6 Provide a final report (activity and financial) June Key Deliverables Rapid assessment report on existing systems, policies and procedures Financial Management Policies for specific networks as required Human Resource Management Policies for specific networks as required EXPERIENCE Essential: At least 5 years of professional experience within the field of institutional capacity assessment and organizational development. Demonstrated experience in Conducting organizational capacity assessment Organizational Development and development of Standard Operating Procedures Working with a broad range of stakeholders including government, international and local NGOs, networks and CBOs Desirable: Knowledge of HIV prevention is desirable Experience in working with the UN system: regional and/or international experience in the field of HIV prevention and Human Rights and Gender. LANGUAGES Essential: Fluent in Myanmar and in English. FUNCTIONAL/TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS Strong interpersonal, representational and communication skills.Knowledge of wider development issues is desirable. Understanding of cultural and social context of Myanmar is important. Strong ability to ensure that the principles around human rights, gender and the meaningful involvement of people living with HIV and of populations at risk for HIV are adhered to and applied in all UNAIDS partnership work and strategies. DURATION Total working days: 1 February 2016 to 30 June 2016 BUDGET Payment: 25% upon signing the contract 25% upon completion of rapid need assessment report in March 2016 25% upon completion of Financial and Human Resource Management Policies in May 2016 25% upon completion of final report in June 2016 Interested candidates are requested to send their application to htwey@unaids.org with the following: 1. P11 (Personal History Form) 2. An updated curriculum vitae and recent passport photo 3. Covering letter, which addresses each of the required qualifications above 4. Proposed consultancy fees for the assignment and travel costs from Consultant’s based station to Yangon (if any) Please note that the deadline for application submission is 29 January 2016.

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.

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.

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

Modernization of Public Finance Mgmt - P144952

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

Myanmar-Electric Power Project - P143988

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

MM:Telecommunications Sector Reform - P145534

Post and Telecommunications Department | Published June 18, 2015  -  Deadline July 2, 2015
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Technical Advisory And Management Support For Corporatization Of Mpt REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (REOI) MYANMAR TELECOMMUNICATIONS SECTOR REFORM PROJECT Credit No.:5353-MM Assignment Title: Technical advisory and management supportfor corporatization of MPT Reference No. (as per Procurement Plan): C 1.4.1 The Government of the Union of Myanmar hasreceived financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Telecommunications Sector Reform Project, and intends to apply partof the proceeds for consulting services. The consulting services ("the Services") include providing supportto the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) and Myanmar Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) to provide strategic and practical implementation support to MPT duringits corporatization process and transformation into an autonomous, commercial telecommunications operator, with a view to MPT'seventual privatization. The MCIT intends to retain theservices of a consortium of advisors, including Strategic, Auditing and Accounting, Legal, and Human Resources, to assist in thiscorporatization process. Theservices specifically include: a.      Supporting MPT to define its business objectives and to support with strategic planning to achieve operationalgoals; b.     Developingthe opening balance sheet for the newly corporatized entity based on internationally acceptable standards; and c.      Providing strategic support for human resources management. Totalduration of the assignment is estimated to be about 18 months, starting end August2015.  The working offices will be at MPT in Yangonand Nay Pyi Taw and will require travel to other parts of Myanmar as well. The MCIT now invites eligibleinternationalconsulting firms ("Consultants") to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provideinformation demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. Theshortlisting criteria are: ·      The Consultant isexpected to be a firm or joint venture of firms and will be selected based on its experience and capacity in carrying out this typeof work. ·       The consultants will have demonstrable expertise in public entities corporatization, deep knowledge ofoperations in the telecommunications sector (including the technical mattersreferred to in these Terms of Reference), and strategicadvisory services and will be selected based on its experience and capacity in carrying out this type of work; particularly in thetelecommunications sector.  The consultants'knowledge of, and direct experience in the telecommunications sector, particularly in developing countries,will be particularlyimportant. ·       The consultants should have expertise in providing   strategic, financial, technical, legal, auditing and human resourcesadvisory services and will be selected based on its experience and capacity in carrying out this type of work.  The firm's knowledge of, and direct experience in thetelecommunications sector, particularly in developing countries, will be particularly important. ·       The firm should consist of team leadersfor Strategic Advisory, Technical, Financial Auditor and Accounting,Legal and Human Resources teams.  The team leadersfor each track should all have at least 10 years of work experience in each of their areas of competence; at least 5 years of workexperience in developing countries and a graduate degree. The Strategic Advisor, Legal Advisor and Technical Advisor's teams should consist of personnel with skills and experience intelecommunications sector policy, operations, project management, strategic and business planning including corporate governance,transactions, valuations, and regulatory matters relevant to the situation in Myanmar.  The Financial Auditor and Accounting and Human Resource Advisors are expected tohave knowledge and direct experience in supporting companies transform froma public department into a commercially orientedcompany. Preferably,the Consultant will be familiar with international best practices andwith the country, government, sectoral,and institutional framework.  Relevant experiencein the South East Asia region and particularly in Myanmar would be a plus.  While key team members may be based out of Myanmar, it will be important for theconsultants to have presence in Myanmar, with staff who have worked in the telecommunications sector. ·      Only the qualifications and experience of the firm (not theproposed key staff for the assignment) will be evaluated at theshort-list stage. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn toparagraph 1.9 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits &Grants by World BankBorrowers dated January 2011 ("Consultant Guidelines"), setting forth the World Bank's policy on conflict of interest. A Consultant will be selectedin accordancewith the "Quality and Cost Based Selection (QCBS)" method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. Further information can be obtained at theaddress below during office hours 0930 to1630 hours. Expressions of interest and resumes must bedelivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by  2nd July , 2015.  The Expression of Interest should not exceed 30 pages. Ministry of Communications and Information Technology Post and Telecommunications Department Attn: Mr. Than Htun Aung,  Building  Number 2, Ministry ofCommunications  and Information Technology, Nay PyiTaw, Myanmar Tel:+95 67 407435Fax: +95 67 407539 E-mail:tsrproject2014@gmail.com; thanhtunaung@mptngw.net.mm Attn: Ms. San San Lwin,Building  Number 2, Ministry of Communications  and Information Technology, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar Tel:+95 95194444 E-mail:dsslwin@gmail.com