YCDC invites Expression of Interest, National environmental safeguards consultant, C4-CS6

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: National Social Safeguards Consultant
Reference No.: C4-CS6

1. The Republic of the Union of Myanmar has received financing from the International Development Association (IDA)
in the form of a credit 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 credit for Consulting Services.

2. YCDC wishes to invite eligible Individual Consultant to express his/her interest in providing his/her services as National
Social Safeguards Consultant.

3. The National Social Safeguards Consultant shall be responsible for the following tasks inter alia: (i) Provide technical
oversight for the social screening of sub-projects identified under the project, ensuring the screening process complies
with the ESMF and RPF; and advice on the site-specific safeguards instruments required (e.g. Environmental and Social
Management Plan, Resettlement Plans …etc.); (ii) Assist YCDC and International Social Consultant with the review of
contractors’ proposals regarding social safeguards requirements and identify gaps not covered by the proposed mitigation
and social measures and/or budget; (iii) Support the design, preparation, and implementation of the Social Safeguards
Training Program for the Project coordinating as necessary with social safeguards capacity building initiatives taking place
in Myanmar, in coordination with YCDC’s safeguards focal points; (iv) Advise YCDC on stakeholder and community
engagement, including grievance redress mechanism (GRM) establishment and work with YCDC is to ensure the
effectiveness of the GRM; (v) Supervise the Contractor’s performance, and handling of site-specific social issues, and
provide corrective instructions if needed; (v) Prepare periodical social monitoring reports, including reports on social part
of ESMP implementation status to YCDC and prepare social supervision statement during the construction phase (vi)
orient staff of implementing agency and contractor on the Bank’s social safeguards policy requirements, standards and
procedures; and assess implementing agency capacity on social safeguards and recommend appropriate capacity building

4. It is envisaged that the services will be carried out on basis for 500 days (300 days of full time and 200 days of part time)
over 54 months with an expected start of April/May 2019. The location of the service will be at YCDC in Yangon.

5. 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).

6. The successful candidate must have (Essential Qualifications and Knowledge/Experience): (i) At least in Master’s degree in
social science or related fields; (ii) Minimum 5 years’ experience in Myanmar or in the region regarding to the compliance
of social safeguards policies including involuntary resettlement; (iii) Experience in moderating and facilitating group
discussions in public preferred; (iv) Excellent written and oral communication skills in English language and Myanmar
language; (v) Knowledge and experience of working with social safeguards policies of the World Bank and/or Asian
Development Bank preferred; (vi) Knowledge and experience of working with Myanmar legislations related to involuntary
resettlement and GRM preferred.

7. 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

Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours [9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.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 February 27, 2019 before 3:00 p.m.

Yangon City Hall
Contact Person: U Aung Kyaw Thu
Finance and Accounts Department
1st Floor, Yangon City Hall,
Kyauktada Township, Yangon,
Republic of the Union of Myanmar.
Tel: ++ 951388732
Fax No. : 951388732
E-mail: ycdcdba@gmail.com

Source: Yangon City Hall

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