Request for Expression of Interest, International Environmental and Social Safeguards, Individual Consultant, Closing Date: 19 April 2018.

Client: Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC)
Country: Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Project: Myanmar Southeast Asia Disaster Risk Management Project
Loan No. 60800-MM
Assignment Title: International Environmental and Social Safeguards Consultant
Reference No. (as per Procurement Plan): C4-CS2

The Republic of the Union of Myanmar has received financing from the International Development Association (IDA) in the form of a loan toward the cost of Myanmar Southeast Asia Disaster Risk Management Project. The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC), an implementing agency for the Project, intends to apply a portion of the proceeds of this loan for Consulting Services. YCDC wishes to invite eligible Individual Consultant to express his/her interest in providing his/her services as International Safeguard Consultant.

The International Safeguards Consultant shall be responsible for inter alia: i) Provide technical oversight for the screening of sub-projects identified under the project, ensuring the screening process complies with the ESMF and RPF; and advice on the site-specific safeguard instruments required (e.g. Environmental and Social Management Plan, Resettlement Plans, etc.); ii) Assist YCDC with the review of contractors’ proposals regarding safeguard requirements and identify gaps not covered by the proposed mitigation and environmental measures and/or budget; iii) Support the design, preparation, and implementation of the Safeguard Training Program for the Project coordinating as necessary with safeguards capacity building initiatives taking place in Myanmar, in coordination with YCDC’s safeguard focal points and the to-be-recruited national social and environmental safeguards specialists; iv) Supervise the Contractor’s performance, and handling of site-specific environmental and social issues, and provide corrective instructions if needed and prepare periodical environmental and social monitoring reports, including reports on ESMP implementation status to YCDC and prepare environmental supervision statement during the construction phase.

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It is envisaged that the services will be carried out as short term assignments (total duration: estimation 180 days) over a period of one year and renewable for a further year subject to satisfactory performance. YCDC now invites eligible Individual Consultant to indicate his/her interest in providing the Services. Interested individual consultant must provide information indicating that he/she is qualified to perform the services: Curriculum Vitae (should include a description of education and general qualifications, similar assignments, experience in similar conditions etc. and the names, business contacts and email addresses of three referees).

The successful candidate must have (Essential Qualifications and Knowledge/Experience): 1) At least in Master’s degree in environmental management, environmental engineering, social science, or urban planning or related fields; 2) At least 7 years’ international experience in the region regarding to the compliance of safeguards policies including environmental management and involuntary resettlement; 3) Experience in moderating and facilitating group discussions in public preferred; 4) Excellent written and oral communication skills in English language ; 5) Knowledge and experience of working with environmental and social safeguard policies of the World Bank and/or Asian Development Bank preferred and also working with Myanmar legislations related to ESIA, involuntary resettlement, and GRM preferred.

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers January 2011, revised July 2014 (“Consultant Guidelines”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual Consultant Selection method set out in the Consultant Guidelines.

Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours [9.30a.m to 4.30p.m, Monday to Friday].

Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by Thursday, April 19, 2018 before 3:00 pm.

Yangon City Hall
Contact Person: U Nyan Thar
1st Floor, Yangon City Hall, Kyauktada Township, Yangon, Republic of the Union of Myanmar.
Tel: ++95 1 371126
Fax No. : 951-371126, 01-371126

Source: Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC)

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