REQUEST FOR EXPRESS OF INTEREST
LAO PEOPLE’S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC
MINISTRY OF INDUSTRY AND COMMERCE
Small and Medium Enterprises Access to Finance Project
Credit No. 5471-LA, Grant No. H958-LA
JUNIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICER
The Government of Lao PDR is receiving US$20 million financing from the World Bank Group’s International Development Association (IDA) for the Small and Medium Enterprise Access to Finance Project (SME A2F). The Project’s development objective is to provide long-term funding sources for banks to provide long-term credit to small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The project will support the growth of privately-owned SMEs by increasing the supply of long-term finance provided by commercial banks and by strengthening the capability of Department of SME Promotion to formulate and implement public policies that promote access to finance for SMEs.
The Department of SME Promotion (DOSMEP) at the Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MoIC) is the Implementing Agency for the project; other agencies involved in project implementation include selected commercial banks (PFIs) and National Implementation Unit (NIU - responsible for fiduciary and executing aspects).
The NIU is seeking a dynamic and experienced full-time national consultant to fill the position of Junior Administration Officer to assist the NIU in implementing the SME Access to Finance Project through efficient organization, and administration of the Project related activities. This will be a full-time position for a period of up to 18 months, based on the annual contracts with yearly extensions subject to satisfactory performance. Initially, there will be a probation period or 3 months. The majority of inputs will be delivered in Vientiane, Lao PDR working alongside government officials. The full text of the ToR can be accessed at the NIU’s website: http://t4dlaos.org/index.php/en/work-with-us/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’s Guidelines “Selection and Employment of Consultants”, Individual Consultants (IC) selection method, January 2011. 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 (“Consultant Guidelines”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest. In order to apply for the position, the candidates shall request the Application Form from the NIU, which can be sent via e-mail.
The NIU now invites interested applicants to provide information indicating that you are qualified to perform the services (application form, curriculum vitae (CV) with expressions of interest and references). Interested Applicants may obtain further information at the address below. Expressions of interest must be delivered to the address below or no later than December 18, 2017, 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. Oudorn Phanekham, Procurement Officer
Ministry of Industry and Commerce, National Implementation Unit (NIU)
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 the anchor unit within the Ministry of Industry and Commerce for a sector wide approach on trade in the Lao PDR and is responsible for coordinating trade-related assistance to the country. Based in the Foreign Aid Division of the Planning and Cooperation Departmant, the NIU has been implementing the Trade Development Facility (TDF) multi-donor trust Fund. The TDF supports the Lao Government’s National Socio-economic Development Plan (NSEDP) in its aims to reduce poverty and sustain economic development by facilitating trade and cross-border movement of goods, and by increasing capacity of the Government to undertake specific tasks related to regional and global economic integration.