TENDER ANNOUNCEMENT: Assessment of the Alignment of the Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Viet Nam (CLMV) National Good Animal Husbandry Practices (GAHP) with the ASEAN GAHP

Needs and Objectives The goal of this project is to support the implementation of the ASEAN GAHP for Layers and Broilers. As a result of this project, it is expected that relevant government officials in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Viet Nam will (i) have a better understanding of the current status of their respective country’s alignment of GAHP standards for Layers and Broilers and/or relevant legislation and guidelines with the ASEAN GAHP, and (ii) be better equipped with clearer information on additional requirements on regulations, guidelines and laws essential for aligning national GAHP schemes with ASEAN GAHP. Scope of Services The consultancy will be undertaken over a continuous effective period of 8 calendar months with approximately 13 person weeks of professional services. Work will commence immediately after contract signing. Qualifications In its proposal the bidder should demonstrate experience in: Thorough understanding and in-depth knowledge of ASEAN, ASEAN Community building efforts, and the ASEAN Good Animal Husbandry Practices; Detailed knowledge of ASEAN Member States’ animal husbandry related guidelines, standard, regulations, and strategic plan, or similar endeavours; Proven experience in developing livestock and animal health standards; Proven competency and extensive experience in qualitative data collection and analysis; Proven experience in facilitating discussions/consultations amongst high-level government officials and stakeholders in multiple countries; Extensive knowledge and experience in project development; and Excellent use of the English language – both spoken and written. Bidding Interested consulting firms are invited to submit a proposal in response to these Terms of Reference. This proposal should be in two parts: Technical and Financial components. The Technical component should present the following information: A brief discussion indicating...

TENDER ANNOUNCEMENT: Assessment of the post-harvest losses and post-harvest loss reduction technologies and practices in CLMV

Needs and Objectives The goal of this project is to minimise post-harvest losses in high-value seasonal fruits in CLMV countries. It is expected that the project will improve understanding on the post-harvest losses in production of selected high-value seasonal fruits in CLMV countries. Scope of Services The consultancy will be undertaken over a continuous effective period of 9 calendar months with approximately 15 person weeks of professional services. Work will commence immediately after contract signing. Qualifications In its proposal the bidder should demonstrate experience in: In-depth knowledge and proven experience in postharvest systems management, postharvest technologies, fruits production systems and process, as well as supply chain management; Extensive and relevant work experience in post-harvest management in CLMV countries; Experience in the analysis, design, implementation and evaluation of strategies, programmes and projects related to post-harvest management; Proven competency and extensive experience in quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis; Proven experience in facilitating discussions/consultations amongst high-level government officials and stakeholders in multiple countries; Extensive knowledge and experience in project development; and Excellent use of the English language – both spoken and written. Bidding Interested consulting firms are invited to submit a proposal in response to these Terms of Reference. This proposal should be in two parts: Technical and Financial components. The Technical component should present the following information: A brief discussion indicating the bidder’s understanding of the needs of the project; A brief analysis of key issues; A methodological discussion of how the bidder proposes to address those needs including assessment of key issues, analytical strategies that will underlie the project, specific tools/ methods/ techniques to be utilised, and practical...

TENDER ANNOUNCEMENT: Strategic Planning Support for PCPMD of the ASEAN Secretariat

Needs and Objectives This project aims to: Support PCPMD to best articulate its mandate, along with a specific description of its roles and responsibilities, outputs and activities, describing the value it brings to ASEC’s programme cooperation, project management, and results-based management; Identify any systems or processes required for PCPMD to better execute its mandate and work with internal and external counterparts more effectively; Identify the required capacity in PCPMD and in ASEC, both in terms of expertise and technologies, to support implementation of these systems and processes; and Conduct follow up training and workshops, in support of the above initiatives. Scope of Services The consultancy will be undertaken over a continuous effective period of 6 calendar months with approximately 90 person days of professional services. Work will commence immediately after contract signing. Qualifications We require, at the minimum, the following expertise and in the bidder must be able to demonstrate the required qualifications on the aforementioned scope of work: Extensive knowledge of international relations and development cooperation, more specifically in the areas of strategic planning, results-based management; Evidence of expertise in organisational development, change management, and project management, particularly in public/government institutions; Experience working with high-level government officials at an international level, minimum of 10 years in above-mentioned fields; Capacity to undertake the assignment independently with minimal supervision and administrative/logistical support; A thorough understanding of ASEAN or similar inter-governmental environments procedures will be a significant advantage and essential. Bidding Interested consulting firms are invited to submit a proposal in response to these Terms of Reference. This proposal should be in two parts: Technical and Financial components. The Technical component...

TENDER ANNOUNCEMENT: Study to Advance Sustainable Urbanisation in ASEAN

Needs and Objectives The goal of the project is to promote more sustainable urbanisation in ASEAN. As a result of this project, it is expected that the stakeholders and beneficiaries mentioned above will have a better understanding of the scope of actions required, and the approaches to be taken towards promoting sustainable infrastructure in prioritised ASEAN cities in a strategic and measurable, pragmatic, and comprehensive manner. Scope of Services The consultancy will be undertaken over a continuous effective period of eleven calendar months with approximately 172 person weeks of professional services. Work will commence immediately after contract signing. Qualifications In its proposal the bidder/bidding team should demonstrate: Thorough understanding and in-depth knowledge of ASEAN, ASEAN Community and ASEAN Connectivity; Thorough understanding of sustainable urbanisation issues, trends and recent developments preferably in the ASEAN context; Experience working with and having established network amongst urban development stakeholders across the ASEAN Member States; Proven track record in working with multi-stakeholder in a participatory manner, including with high-level government officials, bilateral and multilateral institutions, civil society and NGOs, particularly in consensus building and work plan facilitation; Proven track record in data collection and analysis on regional and global survey/research; Extensive knowledge and experience in project management; Thorough understanding of monitoring and evaluation of development projects, particularly in outcome setting and identification of performance indicators; A thorough understanding of ASEAN, ASEC and AADCP II procedures will be considered of added value. Bidding Interested consulting firms are invited to submit a proposal in response to these Terms of Reference. This proposal should be in two parts: Technical and Financial components. The Technical component should present...

TENDER ANNOUNCEMENT: Short Term Local Consultancy: Graphic Designer for the Development of Infographics for the 2017 ASEAN Community Progress Monitoring System (ACPMS) Report

Needs and Objectives The objective of this consultancy is to create infographics in form of an A4 size leaflet or a foldable poster using the data and indicators provided in the 2017 ACPMS Report, to support knowledge sharing and communication initiatives of ASEANstats and ACSS. The Graphic Designer will be responsible for: Conceptualising and designing engaging and message-targeted infographics/factographs to showcase selected themes based on the indicators from ACPMS 2017; Exploring and proposing ways to convey information through design elements, including the narrative; Liasing with the printer or publication house for the production of the infographic products; and Ensuring the infographics are sensitive to the need for maintaining balance and promoting mutual trust amongst the 10 ASEAN Member States Qualifications The bidder should demonstrate the capacity and experience to undertake the specified objectives/tasks for this project, including: Degree in Graphic Design or related field; Expert knowledge in graphic design and graphic design software, including but not limited to: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Flash, Flex Builder, and the rest of the Adobe Creative Suite; Work experience within an advertising or communications agency, graphic design firm, print house, etc; Familiarity with social media platforms and knowledge of best practices for infographic design; Extensive experience designing similar projects; Good communication and writing skills in English; Ability to plan, prioritise and produce quality results on time; and Resident of Indonesia, preferably within Jakarta and its suburbs (i.e. JABODETABEK area). Submission of Application Applicants should send via email and mail/courier 4 (four) printed copies of their application with a cover letter specifying: i) professional qualifications; ii) estimated cost reflective...

TENDER ANNOUNCEMENT: ASEAN Consumer Protection Self-Assessment Toolkit

Needs and Objectives The Self-Assessment Toolkit will support AMS in moving towards a common consumer protection framework, by providing a common approach and tool for benchmarking the implementation of consumer protection in their countries to the AHLP and other international best practices. It will guide the AMS to: i) capture current activities and practices; ii) objectively assess their laws and regulations based on the AHLP; and eventually, iii) improve their practices, procedures and regulatory/administrative arrangements. This Toolkit also has the added element of providing the framework for the country assessment during the peer review of AMS consumer protection regime. Scope of Services The consultancy will be undertaken over a continuous effective period of seven (7) calendar months with approximately 40 person days of professional services. Work will commence immediately after contract signing. Qualifications In its proposal the bidder/bidding team should demonstrate : In-depth knowledge of consumer protection policies/legislations, regulatory environment and programs, especially within ASEAN; Experience in policy making and providing policy advice to governments, preferably on consumer protection in a developing country context; Familiarity with consumer rights, enforcement of consumer laws, and consumer demands for safe and sustainable consumption practices as well as current and emerging consumer concerns and related issues; Skills and involvement in the development of practical and user-friendly toolkits and training material; Experience in the conduct of monitoring and evaluation including the development of indicators; Previous involvement in the design and delivery of strategic action plans and work programs; Understanding of ASEAN and its work on economic community building; Proven experience in dealing with senior government officials, parliamentarians and other identified stakeholders; and Proven skills...