DRD invites Expressions of Interest for Main Implementation Consultants of ERLIP; Closing Date: March 2nd 2015

Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development (MLFRD),
Department of Rural Development (DRD)
Enhancing Rural Livelihoods and Incomes Project
Assignment Title: Main Implementation Consultants (MIC)

The Republic of the Union of Myanmar received a USD 12 million grant from Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction (JFPR) to implement ERLIP with DRD as primary Implementing Agency (IA) of MLFRD, the Executing Agency (EA). The Government will apply part of the Grant proceeds to engage a consulting firm for the services of the Main Implementation Consultants (MIC).
The goal is to provide project management support, capacity development and technical assistance to the DRD Grant Management Unit (GMU) at Union level and the six project townships.
The engagement will be for 2.5 years expected to start in July or August 2015. Experts to be provided are: International: Project Mgt Expert/Team Leader (12 person-months), Rural Dev Expert/Engineer, and Community Dev Expert (3pm each), and Social Safeguards Expert and Environmental Safeguards Specialist (2pm each); and National: National Project Coordinator (20 pm), Rural Dev & Agriculture Specialist, Procurement Officer & Finance Officer (24pm each) & Social Safeguards/Gender Specialist, Environment Specialist, Monitoring & Evaluation/IT Officer and Communications Officer (16 pm each).

DRD invites consulting firms & NGOs (int’l & local) to indicate interest for the consultancy Services. Interested parties must give information on their qualifications and relevant experiences to perform the Services. They may associate with other NGOs or firms for a joint venture or sub-consultancy arrangements.

Expressions of Interest must be submitted in written form to the address shown below (in person, by mail, or by e-mail) by March 2, 2015.

The MIC consultant will be selected via the QCBS method of engagement set out in the Consultant Guidelines of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Additional information and copy of the detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) may be obtained from the DRD webpage: http://www.drdmyanmar.org or the address below during office hours from 09:00 to 16:00, Monday through Friday, except public holidays.

Attn: U Khant Zaw (Deputy Chief Engineer)
Department of Rural Development, MLFRD
Office No. 14, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar
Tel & Fax: 067-409447
Email address: JFPR.ADB@gmail.com

Source: Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development

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