Request for expressions of interest, Flooding and Landslide Emergency Recovery Project (FLERP), Submission Date: 31 August 2018.

IDA Credit 5889-MM
Assignment Reference Number: C4-DOH-CS08
Assignment Title: International Road and Bridge Hydrologist
Individual Consultant Position

The Republic of the Union of Myanmar has received financing from the World Band towards the cost of the Flood and Landslide Emergency Recovery Project (FLERP). The Department of Highways (DOH) of the Ministry of Construction (MOC) who implements component 1 of the FLERP intend to apply part of the proceeds for the hiring of one (1) specialized International Hydrologist in the broad area of Civil Road and Bridge Works. The position is a short-term assignment.

The works are situated along the Ngathainggyaung-Gwa-Thandwe road in Rakhine State and will be implemented in two stages. Stage 1 started in April 2018 with works requiring simple design only such as box culverts, masonry retaining walls and steel safety guard rails. Stage 2 will cover works that require comprehensive and detailed geotechnical and hydrological surveys. A first step into Phase 2 includes approximately nine (9) small-medium span bridge works which are being prepared from September 2018 to June 2019 with an
expected works start date at the end of 2018. For the preparation of the works related to these bridges, DOH intends to contract an international road and bridge hydrologist specialist.

The main objective of this assignment is support by the International Road/Bridge Hydrologist to implement the Project by conducting technical tasks related to road/bridge hydrology to ensure proper maintenance to avoid major damages of the embankments and drainage structures during monsoon season, and helping to minimize adverse effects of floods upstream and/or downstream of the Project area. With the objective to inform roads assets design, the consultant will carry out a detailed hydrometrical survey and hydrological study of the road, river and bridge site supported by a national hydrologist.

Expressions of Interest including a detailed Curriculum Vitae must be submitted in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by e-mail) by Friday 31 August 2018. The Consultant will be selected in accordance with the IC method set out in the World Bank Guidelines for Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits and Grants, January 2011 and revised July 2014. Interested Consultants should pay attention to paragraph 1.9 of these Guidelines, setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.

Further information and a copy of the detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) may be obtained at the address below during office hours from 9:00 to 16:00, Monday through Friday, except public holidays, or by simple e-mail request to:

U Khin Zaw, FLERP Project Director, Department of Highways, Ministry of Construction, Office No. 11, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar. Email: flerp.moc@gmail.com, Ph-067-407658, 09-2450600

Source: Ministry of Construction

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