Support to Programme Management

Country: Myanmar
Language: EN
Number: 1615071
Publication date: 25-04-2017
Source: United Nations Procurement Notices (UNDP)
Tags: Energy


Support to Programme Management
Procurement Process : Other
Office : UNDP Myanmar - MYANMAR
Deadline : 09-May-17
Posted on : 25-Apr-17
Development Area : OTHER
Reference Number : 37235
Link to Atlas Project :
00074039 - Public Administration
Documents :
P 11 Form
Financial Submission form
Overview :





2017/PROC/UNDP-MMR/PN/034 Date: April 25, 2017



Country: Myanmar

Description of the assignment: Support to Programme Management

Period of assignment: 20th May 2017 – 20th August 2017

Duty Station: Yangon

Type of contract: IC contract


Proposal should be submitted to no later than 9 May 2017.


Any request for clarification must be sent in writing, or by standard electronic communication to the address or e-mail to . Procurement Unit will respond in writing or by standard electronic mail and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all consultants.



B. Background


UNDP promotes democratic governance, rule of law and human rights in Myanmar, a country in the midst of a democratic transition. Credible elections, with the participation of all political parties, in November 2015 marked a significant moment in Myanmar’s history, and were made possible by several years of incremental progress in democratic reforms.

The state will have a crucial role in addressing the country’s challenges and taking forward sustainable human development together with other actors. Myanmar’s institutions, emerging from decades of isolation and military rule, face the challenge of reshaping institutional culture, and policies and procedures, in order to rebuild public trust and drive democratic reforms. UNDP supports more open and responsive governance so that the state will be better able to improve the lives of Myanmar’s poorest and most vulnerable people, and overturn a legacy of conflict and mistrust in favour of sustainable development and inclusive growth.

UNDP’s current Country Programme runs from 2013 to 2017. A new Country Programme is currently under development which will be implemented between 2018 and 2012. Under the current Country Programme, UNDP supports the Government of Myanmar reform processes by means of three programmes/pillars: 1) Local governance and community development, 2) energy and environment, and 3) Democratic governance.

Through the Democratic Governance Programme (2013-2017), UNDP works in all three branches of government- the executive, the parliaments and the courts, and at the Union and State/Region level- and with civil society, the private sector and other actors towards more open and responsive governance. The Democratic Governance programme has four outputs:

  • Development Effectiveness: building capacities of the government to collect, analyse and use poverty and development data, and strengthening effective development cooperation to define and achieve Myanmar’s development goals.
  • Parliamentary Strengthening: strengthening the Union, and Region/State Parliaments’ capacity to drive reforms, engage with the public and perform core functions in legislation, oversight and representation.
  • Rule of Law and Access to Justice: promoting rule of law and increasing people’s access to justice, building capacities for coordinated justice sector reform and increasing legal awareness.
  • Public Administration Responsiveness: improving the capacity of the administration to be accountable and responsive to the needs of the people, and strengthen


Prominent stakeholders on the executive side comprise the following: the President’s Office, State Counsellor’s Office; the Union and Region and State Parliaments; the Union Civil Service Board; the Ministry of Planning and Finance; the Union Attorney General’s Office and the Office of the Supreme Court of the Union.

The team is lead by a Team Leader, who oversees the work of four output teams headed by Output Leads in Yangon, and advised by Chief Technical Advisors who are based in Nay Pyi Taw. Each Output team has a number of staff, including programme associates, who provide essential administrative support. The Team Leader is supported by a Programme Analyst, and by this Programme Associate, to ensure that the work of the four outputs come together to generate meaningful change in Myanmar.


C. Scope of Work, Responsibilities and Description of the Proposed Analytical Work

Please refer to Annex – 1 (TERMS OF REFERENCES (TOR) )


D. Requirement for Qualifications and experiences



Secondary Education, preferably with specialized certification in Accounting and Finance. University Degree in Business or Public Administration, Economics, Political or Social Sciences would be desirable, but it is not a requirement.



  • 7 years of progressively responsible administrative or programme experience at the national or international level
  • Experience in managing budgets and finance is required, along with high numerical reasoning and numeracy
  • Knowledge of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) is required
  • Experience in web-based management systems (such as ATLAS) is required Experience in operational and financial management of development projects is an asset.
  • Experience working in development projects is an advantage
  • Experience working with the UN is an advantage
  • Experience in governance work is an asset.


Language Requirements:


Fluency in English and Myanmar, both written and spoken.




E. Documents to be included when submitting the Proposals


  • Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP;
  • Personal CV or P11, indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references;
  • Financial Proposal that indicates the all-inclusive fixed total contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per template provided. If an Offeror is employed by an organization/company/institution, and he/she expects his/her employer to charge a management fee in the process of releasing him/her to UNDP under Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA), the Offeror must indicate at this point, and ensure that all such costs are duly incorporated in the financial proposal submitted to UNDP.



F. Evaluation


The offer will be selected based on the combined Scoring method – where the qualifications and methodology will be weighted a max. of 70%, and combined with the price offer which will be weighted a max of 30%;

UNDP will use a combined scoring method, in which the technical proposal will be weighted at 70% and the financial proposal at 30%. Scoring for the technical proposal will be:

  • Relevance of education: 10%
  • Relevance of administrative or programme experience at the national or international level- 20%
  • Experience in managing budgets and finance- 20%
  • Experience in web-based management systems, and of office software packages- 20%
  • Experience in the UN or in large multi-national organisations- 10%
  • Experience in development projects or governance work: 20%






ANNEX 3- P-11 for ICs

ANNEX 4- Template for Confirmation of interest and Submission of Financial Proposal