Call for tender: Technical Advisor for EITI Myanmar

The World Bank now invites interested candidates to submit expression of interest by August 12, 2013.

As a part of the political reform process, the government of Myanmar has confirmed its interest in joining the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in order to promote a more inclusive development of its mineral and hydrocarbon resources.

An inter-ministerial committee has been nominated by President Thein Sein to oversee the EITI implementation. The Centre for Economic and Social Development under the Myanmar Development Resource Institute (MDRI-CESD) has been appointed as lead agency to support the inter-ministerial committee.

First steps of implementation will require extensive out-reach to relevant stakeholders, including government ministries, industry operators, civil society and communities directly affected by extractive industry operations. Moreover, the establishment of the institutional set-up for EITI implementation, including capacity building, is of immediate importance.

The objective of the present position will be to provide support and advice to MDRI in initiating a national dialogue concerning the EITI, support awareness-creation among stakeholders about the principles and procedures of the EITI, and progressing through the steps necessary to obtain candidate status. The most important step will be the creation of a multi-stakeholder group composed of representatives from government, civil society and the industry operators, followed by the preparation of a the Candidacy application to the EITI, including a costed workplan. The duration of the assignment is expected to be approximately one year.

The International EITI Advisor shall be an individual consultant with the following qualifications:

  1. A degree in public administration, business management, or related field;
  2. Experience with national government administration;
  3. Previous engagement with private, public, and civil society actors in Myanmar;
  4. Knowledge of the extractive industries will be an asset;
  5. Excellent English  writing skills, Burmese language skills will be an asset

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 August 12, 2013.

Expressions of Interest should be submitted, in English, electronically to Ms. Helen Ba Thanh Nguyen, hnguyen20@worldbank.org.