REQUEST FOR EXPRESS OF INTEREST (INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANTS)
LAO PEOPLE’S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC
MINISTRY OF INDUSTRY AND COMMERCE
National Implementation Unit
Lao Competitiveness and Trade Project (Project No. P164813)
National Consultant for the Implementation of Customs CF Proposal Re-advertise
(Ref No. B2.1.3)
The Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MoIC) of the Government of Lao PDR has received financing from the World Bank and Australia toward the cost of the Lao PDR Competitiveness and Trade Project (LCTP), and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services.
The NIU is now seeking an experienced individual for the position of National Consultant for the Implementation of Customs CF Proposal to support overall project implementation. The Consultant will assist Lao Customs Department (LCD) in implementing its Challenge Fund (CF) proposal for the revision of the Customs law and regulations to align them with WTO TFA measures and international standards as well as for the activities relating to risk management, inter-agency border cooperation and post-clearance audit work. He/she will assist the international consultants engaged by the LCD for the above tasks. The National Consultant for the Implementation of Customs CF Proposal is required to undertake all the assigned tasks and deliverables within 12 calendar months, on a full-time basis. The estimated start date for the assignment is January 2020. Full ToR can be accessed at the NIU’s website: http://t4dlaos.org/index.php/en/work-with-us/available-vacancies
In order to qualify for this position, the candidates shall meet the following experience and competence requirements:
The Consultant will be selected in accordance with the World Bank 'Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers, July 2016, revised November 2017 edition, under Individual Consultants (IC) selection method. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 3.14, 3.16 and 3.17 of the said Regulations, setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.
In order to apply for the position, the interested applicants shall request the Application Form from the NIU, which can be sent via e-mail or download from NIU’s Website: http://t4dlaos.org/index.php/en/work-with-us/forms. The interested applicants should submit the Application form and provide information indicating that you are qualified to perform the services (curriculum vitae with expressions of interest and references). Expressions of interest must be delivered to the address below or no later than January 24, 2020, 16:00 o’clock (submissions via email are also acceptable). Only Short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Attn: Mr. Phouvieng Phongsa, NIU Program Director
CC: Mr. Thanakone Oudomvilay, Procurement Assistant
National Implementation Unit (NIU), Ministry of Industry and Commerce
Ban Phonxay, Xaysettha District, Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR
Tel: +856 (21) 41 39 16 – 45 39 82; Fax: +856 (21) 41 39 16,
The NIU is now seeking an experienced individual for the position of Senior Private Sector Development Consultant (PSDC) to support overall project implementation. The objective of this assignment is to provide the NIU (MOIC) with technical and analytical support with respect to the implementation of the LCTP. The services of the Senior PSDC are required for a period of 40 months starting December 2018 on a full-time basis working at NIU. The Senior PSDC will be based in Vientiane, Lao PDR and shall be subject to annual performance evaluation. The Senior PSDC will be based in the National Implementation Unit/TECD, Department of Planning and Cooperation, Ministry of Industry and Commerce. Senior PSDC will work under overall supervision of the NIU Manager/TECD Director and work on a day-to-day basis with the NIU/TECD team, IAs and other short-term and long-term technical assistants. Full ToR can be accessed at the NIU’s website: http://t4dlaos.org/index.php/en/work-with-us/available-vacancies