Myanmar_Strengthening of Public Financial Management at the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation

The overall objective of the project of which this contract will be a part is to build MoALI capacity to achieve the A/NSRC overall and specific objectives as follows: Contribute to the reduction of all forms of undernutrition in women of reproductive age, infant and under-five children.

The purpose is to support the introduction of nutrition expenditure-sensitive PFM systems aligned to the Myanmar PFM reform strategy at Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MoALI).

The PFM Principal Technical Advisor will act as close collaborator the TL. He/she will ensure the conduit between the national policy and capacity building requirements of the GoM and the project, assuring the alignment of demand driven inputs. Tasks of the expert are:

  • Support the capacity-building of MoALI PFM focal point and Working Group at Union level and focal points at state/region level and interact with other PFM government stakeholders such as MoPFI, the Auditor General and others;
  • Provide the technical guidance and (upon request) assistance to the MoALI PFM focal points to implement the PFM workplan based on the A/NSRC costed plans defined by departments with DoP;
  • Carry out analytical work to contribute to the analysis and monitoring of progress in the effectiveness of service delivery in the sector – related to PFM systems, such as Public Expenditure Tracking Systems and Quantitative Service Delivery Survey or Nutrition-related Public Expenditure Review. These specific outputs will be discussed with EUD and MoALI in the inception phase;
  • Identify all the specific expertise and support the provision of short term and targeted short term technical PFM assistance to MoALI. That will include the drafting of tenders and ToRs for MoALI Union government budget and tendering of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and training services.
Qualifications: 

Qualifications and skills

  • A bachelor's degree (where a university degree has been awarded on completion of three years study in a university or equivalent institution) but preferably a master's degree or postgraduate studies in Financial Management, Accounting, Law, Economics, Business Administration, or another relevant subject, or minimum 15 years of relevant professional experience;
  • Strong inter-personnel skills to support effective liaison and coordination with national counterparts and other project beneficiaries;
  • Ability to organise and facilitate policy dialogues, public forums, and public meetings, and provide trainings as appropriate;
  • Proficiency in MS office programmes;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.

General professional experience

  • Minimum 15 years relevant general professional working experience in PFM-related reform projects;
  • A proven experience of PFM support at a service delivery sector level;
  • Prior experience working in the agriculture or nutrition sector would be an advantage.

Specific professional experience

  • A minimum of 5 year-experience in the delivery of PFM technical assistance projects in the South East Asian region.
  • The following areas of working experience will be considered as important assets:
  • Preparation of ToRs in public financial management in the capacity of Team Leader or Principal Adviser to a ministry
  • Proven working experience with GoM in Myanmar
  • Experience in Asia, transition economies and fragile and post-conflict states
Start / Duration: 

The operational base of the Project (main project office) will be in Nay Pyi Taw. Additional project offices will be established in Taunggyi and Pathein.

Key experts should spend at least 50% of their working days in Nay Pyi Taw. Tasks to be performed outside Myanmar must be clearly stated. Any work conducted outside Myanmar will need to be duly justified and will need prior approval by the Contracting Authority. The key experts will make frequent visits to Yangon according to needs.

The intended start date is 01.01.2021 and the period of implementation of the contract will be 48 months from this date.

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