National Financial Management Consultant
The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) is a global standard for transparency and accountability in the oil, gas and mining industries. In July 2014 Myanmar became an EITI candidate member, joining the 48 countries which have signed up to the initiative. Under EITI governments publish what they receive from extractive companies and companies publish what they pay to government. These figures are reconciled in an annual public report. The EITI process is overseen and implemented by a multi-stakeholder group (MSG) of government, companies and civil society. Myanmar must produce its first EITI report in January 2016. Communication is at the core of EITI. An EITI Secretariat under the Ministry of Finance has been established to support the MSG and EITI implementation in Myanmar.
In mid-2014 the Myanmar MSG produced the MEITI workplan. The workplan was necessary to obtain EITI candidate status and remains the essential road map for EITI implementation. The total workplan is USD $3.4 million. The World Bank is providing $310,000 to support the first stages of workplan implementation during 2015.
The objective of the present position will be to provide support and training on financial management to the MEITI National Secretariat. The work will be in both Yangon and Nay Pyi Taw, with occasional travel to states and regions. The assignment is for 150 (one hundred and fifty) staff days, for an initial eight months, from April to December 2015, with possibility of extension. The national Financial Management consultant shall be an individual consultant with the following qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance or similar degree. Progress towards Certified Accounting Professional (CPA) and knowledge of accounting software package will be an advantage
- At least 5 years work experience in related field
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office Package (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
- Reliable, independent and dynamic worker with strong inter-personal and communication skills high
- Previous working experiences on World Bank-funded or other major donor projects. Experience working in Myanmar Government offices’ accounts section would be a strong asset
- Fluency in oral and written Burmese and English
The World Bank now invites interested candidates to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services (CV and cover letter). Please note that the total size of all attachments should be less than 5MB and less than 10 pages. Interested consultants are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest. The deadline for submission of expressions of interest is March 16, 2015. Expressions of Interest should be submitted, in English, electronically to Ms. Thiri, firstname.lastname@example.org.