Tender: IT Support and Maintenance for the ASEAN Tourism Professionals Registration System (ATPRS)

ATPRS is a web-based portal that serves as a job-matching platform between the hotel/tourism industry and ASEAN Tourism Professionals (ATP). This portal will have the following functions, among others, to support full implementation of MRA: Registration of ATP; Maintain records and information on ATP, including those hired by the industry (employer); Provide a platform for matchmaking between ATP and Industry (potential employer); Registration of ASEAN certified Master Trainers and Master Assessors; Registration of education/training institutions based on MRA-TP; Verification of ATP, National Trainers, National Assessors, and education/training institutions by respective Tourism Professionals Certification Board; Verification of Master Trainers, Master Assessors and Industries subscription by the ASEAN Secretariat/Regional Secretariat; and Pool of information on the implementation of MRA-TP with a wide range of online resources, e-learning modules with distance learning facility, communication tools including available toolboxes, ASEAN Common Competency Standards for Tourism Professionals (ACCSTP), Common ASEAN Tourism Curriculum (CATC) and Regional Qualification Framework and Skills Recognition System (RQFSRS) and the ASEAN Tourism Qualification and Equivalent Matrix (ATQEM). The ATPRS is built as a scalable, Java-based open-sourced system. It is envisaged that by 2017, the ATPRS will register at least 7,800 certified ASEAN Tourism Professionals. The first-phase of the ATPRS development is currently ongoing and is expected to conclude by June 2016. The first release of the ATPRS will only include basic functions, such as registration of tourism professionals (ATPs) and other stakeholders, job search, and basic reporting function. It is envisaged that the ATPRS will be continually developed in the future to include more advanced functionalities. Considering the scope and complexity of the ATPRS, high-quality technical IT support is considered...

IT EXPERT/ JAVA PROGRAMMER

Duties and Responsibilities: The following shall cover the duties and responsibilities of the IT Expert/ Java Programmer: Maintain and update the ASEAN Tourism Professionals Registration System (ATPRS), develop manual and user guide for ATPRS, and provide troubleshooting service; Develop, maintain and update the database of ASEAN Tourism Professionals; Develop, maintain and update the database for master trainers, master assessors, national trainers, national assessors, training and education institutions, and certification institutions; Develop, maintain and update the database of MRA-TP references, including toolboxes; Publish monthly and annual information on the registry status; Ensuring the safety, security and confidentiality of the data and the ATPRS system; Conduct awareness workshop, relevant trainings, and support activities related to promoting the ATPRS utilisation; Report to and provide support as needed by the ASEAN Tourism Professionals Monitoring Committee (ATPMC). Competencies and Qualifications: Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in computer science, information systems, mathematics, statistics or related field with minimum of 5-year experience in planning, designing, developing, implementing and maintening of moderate to large-scale web-based information systems, particularly Java-based platforms. Or first level university degree in combination with additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree; Demonstrated experience in developing medium- to large-scale website using high level programming languages specifically Java / J2SE / J2ME programming language, Eclipse software, Tomcat Apache and IIS web service; Knowledge of information technology/information management, particularly in in MSSQL Server, MySQL Server and other Relational Database Management System, analysis, database design and programming; Significant exposure to and demonstrated proficiency in all aspects of programming and analysis, including IT Infrastructure, Windows and Linux operating system, database backup mechanism and synchronization, structured/object-oriented design, relational systems, scripting and query languages, document design...

(RETENDERED) Global Recognition of Quality Assurance Systems for ASEAN Fruit and Vegetables (ASEAN GAP): Establishing Common Certification and Accreditation Mechanisms

Scope of Service The consultancy will be undertaken over a continuous effective period of 12 calendar months with approximately 10 person weeks of professional services covering all deliverables. Work will commence immediately after contract signing. A maximum of two teams/individual contractors will be hired to implement the project. Interested contractors can bid on one work area only (either ASEAN GAP Certification or ASEAN GAP Accreditation) or both. We require, at the minimum, the following expertise: Expert on GAP Certification (for maximum of 27 person days). This person will be responsible for Output 3 (Manual on the Design, Operation and Assessment of ASEAN GAP Certification) and collaborate with the Expert on GAP Accreditation for the preparation of Output 2 (Assessment Report). Expert on GAP Accreditation (for maximum of 24 person days). This person will be responsible for Output 3 (Manual on the Design, Operation and Assessment of ASEAN GAP Certification) and collaborate with the Expert on GAP Accreditation for the preparation of Output 2 (Assessment Report). The contractors will collaborate and provide inputs on the various reports, as needed. Qualifications The scope of work within this TOR covers two specific types of work: certification and accreditation. The bidder must be able to demonstrate the required qualifications for at least one of the work areas or both types of work. In the area of GAP Certification, the bidder must demonstrate the following qualifications: Degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Biology, Natural Sciences or any related field; Proven track record on the application of the requirements of ISO/IEC 17065:2012, which provides conformity assessment (i.e., requirements for bodies certifying products, processes and services); Experience in...

[Re-advertised] IT AND REGISTRATION EXPERT

Duties and Responsibilities The following shall cover the duties and responsibilities of the IT and Registration Experts: Maintain and update the ASEAN Tourism Professionals Registration System (ATPRS), develop manual and user guide for ATPRS, provide troubleshooting service; Develop, maintain and update the database of ASEAN Tourism Professionals; Develop, maintain and update the database for master trainers, master assessors, national trainers, national assessors, training and education institutions, and certification institutions; Develop, maintain and update the database of MRA-TP references, including toolboxes; Publish monthly and annual information on the registry status; Ensuring the safety, security and confidentiality of the data and the ATPRS system; Conduct awareness workshop, relevant trainings, and support activities related to promoting the ATPRS utilisation; Report to and provide support as needed by the ASEAN Tourism Professionals Monitoring Committee (ATPMC).  How to apply Send your application to AADCP II Admin/Personnel, ASEAN Secretariat, 70A Jalan Sisingamangaraja, Jakarta 12110 or email to: personnel@aadcp2.org highlighting your suitability and potential contribution to the position together with a detailed CV, website development portfolio, and certified true copies of educational certificates obtained. Please indicate on the subject heading: Application for IT and Registration Expert. Application papers should reach the ASEAN Secretariat by 29 April 2016 Previous applicants need not reapply as their previous submissions will be considered. The Selection Committee’s decision is final and only shortlisted candidates will be notified. For More Information...

[Re-advertised] QUALITY AND STANDARD EXPERT

Duties and Responsibilities The following shall cover the duties and responsibilities of the Quality and Standard Experts: Support establishment of the Regional Secretariat through development necessary manual and instruments in coordination with ATPMC Support operationalisation of the Regional Secretariat by drafting Rules of Procedures and relevant business processes; Update necessary mechanisms and develop guideline to enable smooth implementation of MRA-TP including process and the usage of Competency-Based Training (CBT) and Competency-Based Assessment (CBA), and the business process/mechanism of the National Tourism Professionals Board (NTPB) and Tourism Professional Certification Boards (TPCB); Maintain and update the ASEAN Common Competency Standards for Tourism Professionals (ACCSTP); Maintain and update the Common ASEAN Tourism Curriculum (CATC) and Regional Qualification Framework and Skills Recognition System (RQFSRS); Benchmark the implementation of the MRA-TP between the AMS through development of ASEAN Tourism Qualification Equivalent Matrix (ATQEM); Facilitate the exchange of information among AMS concerning assessment procedures, criteria, systems, manuals and publications relating to MRA-TP; Maintain, and update toolboxes to support implementation of MRA-TP; Promote compliance of stakeholders to overall MRA mechanism; and Support the convening of International Conference on MRA-TP; and Report to and provide support as needed by the ATPMC. How to apply Send your application to AADCP II Admin/Personnel, ASEAN Secretariat, 70A Jalan Sisingamangaraja, Jakarta 12110 or email to: personnel@aadcp2.org highlighting your suitability and potential contribution to the position together with a detailed CV, and certified true copies of educational certificates obtained. Please indicate on the subject heading: Application for Quality and Standard Expert.. Application papers should reach the ASEAN Secretariat by 29 April 2016. Previous applicants need not reapply as their previous submissions will be considered....