THE REPUBLIC OF TAJIKISTAN MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL PROTECTION OF THE POPULATION MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH INTEGRATED CARE PROJECT (TAJ 51010)

February 11
13:32 2019

The Republic of Tajikistan received a grant from the Asian Development Fund (ADF) for the implementation of the Maternal and Child Health Integrated Care Project in Tajikistan.

Project Administration Group (PAG) will be established for implementation of the project. The role of the PAG is to manage day to day implementation of project activities including operational and budget planning, recruitment and deployment of national and international Consultants, procurement of works (construction and rehabilitation of health care facilities) and goods (medical and non-medical equipment), monitoring and evaluation of project progress, analysis of issues to identify need for action, and reporting to the Project Director and MOHSPP.

The Ministry of Health and Social Protection invites eligible citizens to apply for competition for the following PAG staff positions:

 

  1. DISBURSEMENT OFFICER

 

General profile:

Disbursement officer will work in close cooperation with PAG Director, MOHSPP, MOF, PAG Finance Management Officer, and other PAG staff and   consultants to:

  • Manage the operating expenditures for the PAG;
  • Process financial data with the Finance Management Information System;
  • Assist with the preparation of budget revisions and monthly financial reports;
  • Manage payments of contracts and withdrawal applications;
  • Process the advance account replenishment and financial status of the project;
  • Manage the PAG operating expenditures and payments orders;
  • Support maintenance of the book keeping system for all PAG operating cost;
  • Manage all petty cash disbursements; and
  • Manage and prepare bank operations for PAG contracts payments.

Qualification and Experience:

  • Bachelor in Economics and / or Accounting;
  • Minimum 5 years of professional experience in the:
    • management of disbursement procedures in international projects of a volume of above 10 million USD funded by international Financing Institutions (IFI);
    • preparation of and assistance with the implementation of (internal and external) financial audits;
    • training and supervision of subordinated (accounting) staff (e.g. at district level).
  • Proficiency in the Tajik and Russian language is essential;
  • Proficiency in the English language would be an asset;
  • Good computer skills;
  • Ability to manage and work with the team;
  • Experience in international organizations is welcome.

Period of engagement:  69 person-months.

 

  1. PROCUREMENT OFFICER

General profile:

Procurement officer will work in close cooperation with PAG Director, MOHSPP, other PAG staff and consultants to

  • Regularly update Procurement Plan;
  • Prepare all bid documents and contracts for Services (recruitment of Consultants), Works (construction), and the procurement of goods (equipment);
  • Prepare RFQ for small contracts (Capacity building trainings);
  • Manage and supervise all procurement processes;
  • Organize pre-bid meetings as needed and prepare minutes of those meetings;
  • Prepare all answers for request for clarifications from bidding companies;
  • Assist MOHSPP with the establishment of the bid evaluation committees;
  • Monitor and manage all contracts;
  • Prepare Variation Orders for all contracts as needed;
  • Verify that all contract relevant documents are available and valid (bank guaranties, social security, insurances, drawing, etc.);
  • Ensure that all documents are approved, signed and published on time; and
  • Respond to queries from stakeholders including government, NGOs, contractors, suppliers, consultants, and ADB.

Qualification and Experience:

  • Advanced degree in Engineering, Economy, Law, Business Administration or equivalent;
  • At least 10 years of experience in procurement management (goods, works and consulting services) in projects funded by Asian Development Bank, World Bank or other international financial institutions;
  • Received trainings on international procurement procedures, including Asian Development Bank and / or World Bank procedures in procurement of goods, works and selection of consultants is an asset;
  • Knowledge of legislative and regulatory acts in the field of public procurement of goods, works and services;
  • Knowledge of international procurement procedures and participation in international tenders is encouraged;
  • Fluency in Tajik and Russian, fluency in English is encouraged;
  • Good computer skills;
  • Ability to work well with the team;
  • Excellent analytical skills, good report writing skills;
  • Experience in international organizations is welcome.

Period of engagement:  69 person-months

 

  1. EQUIPMENT OFFICER

 General profile:

Equipment officer will work in close cooperation with PAG Director, MOHSPP, other PAG officers and consultants to:

  • Organize and prepare all RFQ for small contracts (including e.g. capacity building material) and the procurement for Goods;
  • Review technical specifications prepared by the Consulting Design and Supervision Firm with PAG and concerned MOHSPP staff;
  • Organize publications on ADB, national and international websites and newspapers;
  • Prepare answers to requests for clarifications issues by supplier companies;
  • Organize the bid openings;
  • Ensure the bid evaluation committee have been nominated by MOHSPP;
  • Organize bid evaluation and prepare reports for contract award notice;
  • Prepare contracts;
  • Monitor supplier contracts;
  • Prepare Variation Orders for Supplier Contracts in cooperation with the consulting firms;
  • Verify that all documents relevant for contracting are provided on time and are valid (bank guaranties, social security, insurances, etc.);
  • Ensure that all documents are approved, signed and published on time; and
  • Support updating of the procurement plan and schedule.

 Qualification and Experience:

  • University degree in Biomedical Engineer or equivalent;
  • Management of equipment procurement under ADB or other IFI guidelines.
  • At least five years of experience with the:
    • planning of (medical and non-medical) equipment for hospitals;
    • assessment and evaluation of needs considering technical and economic appropriateness development and review of technical specifications for medical equipment for hospitals providing inpatient and outpatient services;
    • review of construction drawings for equipment fittings;
    • supervision of delivery and installation and the commissioning of medical and non-medical equipment for at least 3 hospitals projects.
  • Proficiency in the Tajik, Russian, and the English language is essential;
  • Good computer skills;
  • Experience in international organizations is welcome.

Period of engagement:  54 person-months.

 

  1. CIVIL ENGINEER

General profile:

Civil engineer will work in close cooperation with PAG Director, MOHSPP, and other PAG officers and consultants to:

  • Manage, monitor, and supervise the Design and Supervision of Construction and Equipment Consultants in preparation of the design and during the works supervision;
  • Review technical requirement in coordination with MOHSPP and consulting firms;
  • Participate at pre-bid meetings, prepare minutes of those meetings;
  • Prepare all answers for request for clarifications from bidding companies;
  • Assist MOHSPP with the establishment of the bid evaluation committees;
  • Organize the bid opening (technical and financial offers separately);
  • Organize bid evaluation and prepare reports for contract award;
  • Prepare Letter of Acceptances and verify that all contract relevant documents are available and valid (bank guaranties, social security, insurances, drawing, etc.);
  • Prepare and manage all civil works-related contracts;
  • Participate to regular site visits;
  • Prepare contract variations for works contracts;
  • Ensure that all documents are approved, signed and published on time;
  • Organize with the Engineer the provisional acceptance and final acceptance;
  • Verify the final invoice and all the supporting documents (As build drawings, users ‘manuals, etc.);
  • Verify all contractors, suppliers and users’ claims; and
  • Review and update the procurement and project schedule.

Qualification and Experience:

  • Advanced degree on technical university (professional engineer, architect, estimator engineer);
  • At least 10 years of experience as a construction company engineer, architect or estimator engineer, preferably with experience in hospital construction;
  • Knowledge of norms and labor protection rules, safety;
  • Fluency in Russian and Tajik languages, fluency in English is preferable;
  • Good computer skills;
  • Ability to work well with the team;
  • Excellent analytical skills, good report writing skills;
  • Experience in international organizations is welcome;

Period of engagement: 49 person-months.

 

  1. ENVIRONMENT OFFICER

General profile:

Environment Officer will work in close cooperation with PAG Director, MOHSPP, other PAG officers and consultants to:

  • Update Initial Environmental Examination (IEE) and Environmental Management Plan (EMP) TRTA prepared after detailed project design;
  • Oversee incorporation of EMP recommendations into the bidding documents;
  • Ensure Site Specific EMP (SSEMP) is prepared by the Contractor and approved by PAG before any construction work starts;
  • Ensure that Environmental Impact Assessment approval by Ministry of Environment has been secured prior to the awarding of civil works contract;
  • Set up, coordinate, and report on the grievance redress mechanism (GRM);
  • Monitor contractors to ensure adherence to the EMP and the contractor SSEMPs and monthly report;
  • Prepare Quarterly reports on project EMP implementation to the PAG;
  • Ensure bi-annual monitoring reports to ADB are prepared and submitted timely;
  • Coordinate consultation with local stakeholders as required, inform them of imminent construction works, update them on the latest project development activities, GRM, etc.; and
  • Support the supervision environment consultants in conducting training, EMP compliance reviews, annual reporting, etc.

Qualification and Experience:

  • University degree in bio-environment or equivalent domain;
  • At least five years of experience with the:
    • Development of Environmental Management Plans (EMP) for specific (construction) projects following ADB or other IFI guidelines and frameworks;
    • review of construction plans and programs to identify environmental hazards;
    • supervision of Contractor’s compliance with the implementation of the EMPs;
  • Knowledge and experience in disposal of construction and medical wastes;
  • Proficiency in the Tajik, Russian, and the English language is essential;
  • Good computer skills;
  • Ability to work well with the team.

Period of engagement: 48 person-months.

 

  1. MONITORING AND EVALUATION (M&E) OFFICER

General profile:

M&E Officer will work in close cooperation with PAG Director, MOHSPP, other PAG officers and consultants to:

  • Set-up the M&E reporting system;
  • Prepare and submit to MOHSPP and ADB all required PAG reports, Gender Action Plan monitoring, and project evaluation reports;
  • Finetune the project performance management and reporting systems;
  • Monitor and evaluate achievements during project implementation (baseline, mid-term review, and project completion); and
  • Review data collection plan to ensure all baseline data and targets of the design and monitoring framework are available.

Qualification and Experience:

  • Master (university degree) in Health Care Management or similar;
  • Medical / nursing / midwifery background (in the field of maternal and child health (MCH));
  • Minimum 5 years of professional experience in:
    • implementation and monitoring and evaluation of MCH projects and programs;
    • assessment of performance and quality of MCH (and other health care) services;
    • analysis of and reporting on M&E findings and development of recommendations;
  • Proficiency in the Russian, the Tajik, and the English language is essential.

 Period of engagement: 21 person-months.

 

  1. COMMUNICATION OFFICER

General profile:

Communication Officer will work in close cooperation with PAG Director, MOHSPP, other PAG officers and consultants to:

  • Implement, monitor, and update (when needed) the communication strategy with all stakeholders and provide feedbacks to MOHSPP/PAG management/ADB;
  • Prepare with the IT specialist the project website and keep it updated with all relevant information;
  • Organize workshops, seminars, and round-tables during the project implementation and the beginning, mid-term and end seminars;
  • Establish the relation with the media;
  • Preparing press release, media publications, reportages, etc. in accordance with MOHSPP;
  • Organize all information flow to all stakeholders;
  • Prepare reports formats and support the publishing; and
  • Assist MOHSPP and other PAG officers in organizing meetings, and workshops.

Qualification and Experience:

  • University degree in journalism, communications/mass media, social sciences or other related fields;
  • Minimum of 3 (three) years of work experience in different aspects of public relations and information in public, private or NGO sectors or relevant Mass Media organizations;
  • Knowledge of the health system or health sector issues in Tajikistan;
  • Excellent analytical and interpersonal skills;
  • Good speaking and report writing skills in Russian and Tajik, ability to work in text editors; knowledge of English would be an asset.

 Period of engagement: 69 person-months.

 

  1. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) OFFICER

General profile:

IT Officer will work in close cooperation with PAG Director, MOHSPP, other PAG officers and consultants to:

  • Set-up and maintain the IT system for PAG;
  • Prepare the technical specifications for the purchasing of IT equipment;
  • Maintain the system to assure continuous functioning;
  • Support the preparation of technical specifications for IT equipment to be procured at district level;
  • Support the development of data collection systems;
  • Build and organize the set-up of the PAG electronic library and maintain it;
  • Support all experts with IT, software and data base organisation; and
  • Support the creation and maintenance of the project website.

Qualification and Experience:

  • Sc. in computer science, informatics, data and information management
  • Minimum 5 years of professional experience in:
    • Administration of data management and communication systems (user and access management) including data base maintenance;
    • Establishment of reporting system based on routine data collection;
  • Proficiency in the Russian and the Tajik language is essential;
  • Proficiency in the English language would be an asset.

Period of engagement: 69 person-months.

 

  1. SOCIAL SAFEGUARDS AND GENDER OFFICER

General profile:

Social safeguards and Gender Officer will work in close cooperation with PAG Director, MOHSPP, other PAG officers and consultants to:

  • Prepare and update the (i) Land acquisition and Resettlement Plan and (ii) Gender Action Plan in accordance with Government and ADB Safeguard Policy Statement requirements;
  • Provide guidance and support for its effective implementation;
  • Ensure meaningful consultation and participation of affected households, civil society stakeholders, community-based organizations, representatives of relevant ethnic groups and relevant government agencies in the gender action plan;
  • Create together with relevant Government agencies an effective grievance redress mechanism;
  • Develop a communication strategy addressing gender issues, HIV and human trafficking (awareness and prevention);
  • Ensure incorporation of agreed social action and mitigation measures in Project documentation and implementation plans; and
  • Oversee the implementation of the Communication Strategy with communities regarding works implementation.

Qualification and Experience:

  • Advanced (university) degree in Social Science or other relevant field;
  • Medical / nursing / midwifery background (in the field of maternal and child health) would be an asset;
  • Minimum 5 years of professional experience in:
    • monitoring and evaluation of gender aspects in international development cooperation projects in general and in MCH projects and programs in particular;
    • analysis of and reporting on findings and development of recommendations;
    • presentation and discussion of findings and recommendations in international meetings, workshops, and conferences;
  • Proficiency in the Russian, the Tajik, and the English language is essential.

 

Period of engagement: 63 person-months.

 

  1. LEGAL EXPERT

General profile:

Legal Expert will work in close cooperation with PAG Director, MOHSPP, other PAG officers and consultants to:

  • Analyze national and international legal documents for their compliance with existing laws and regulations (including but not limited to the country’s constitution);
  • Report on findings and establish recommendations for the development / adaptation of those documents and/or the adaptation of existing national laws and regulations; and
  • Present and discuss findings and recommendations in international meetings, workshops, and conferences with IFIs and other Development Partners.

Qualification and Experience:

  • Advanced (university) degree, (Master) in Law;
  • Minimum 5 years of professional experience in:
    • analyzing national and international legal documents for their compliance with existing laws and regulations (including but not limited to the country’s constitution);
    • analysis of and reporting on findings and development of recommendations for the development / adaptation of those documents and/or the adaptation of existing national laws and regulations;
    • presentation and discussion of findings and recommendations in international meetings, workshops, and conferences with IFIs and other Development Partners;
  • Proficiency in the Russian, the Tajik, and the English language is essential.

Period of engagement: 3 person-months

 

All interested candidates should submit the following documents:

CV in Russian and English in the format that can be downloaded from here or requested through below email;

Letters of recommendation with indication of references;

A copy of diploma;

Copy of passport (place of registration, TIN);

Cover Letter (addressed to the Minister of health and social protection of the population of the Republic of Tajikistan).

All documents must be submitted personally in an envelope indicating the following:

To the competition:

For the Position:

Full name of the candidate:

The application deadline is February 27, 2019 (till 10:00 local time). Documents submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

The selection of consultants will be carried out in accordance with the legislations of the Republic of Tajikistan and the procedures for the selection of individual consultants of the Asian Development Bank.

All qualified applicants will be invited for interview.

Documents must be provided to the following address:

734025, Dushanbe, 69, Shevchenko str, office 31.

For additional information, please, contact us through:

Tel: (+992 93) 447 7189 / 90 088 7022

Email: adbhpp@gmail.com

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