Agency on Public Procurement of Goods, Works and Services under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan
Institutional Development Fund Grant for Implementation and Capacity Building of e-Procurement
Vacancy: Specialist of information and communication technologies
The National Program of electronic procurement for 2013-2015 was adopted by the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan in 2012. Agency for Public Procurement of goods, works and services under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan (APP) has developed and implemented a web portal of public procurement with the function of e-procurement in 2013 (request for quotation module) and the registration of candidates, as a first step towards the implementation of e-procurement in Tajikistan. The portal also discloses information relating to procurement, such as the law on public procurement, procurement notifications and award of contracts. APP plans to expand the existing national program of e-procurement across the country and implement electronic transactions of procurement over the current functionality, due to this, has requested Bank’s support. The Bank has provided a grant from the Institutional Development Fund for the implementation and capacity building of e-procurement. The purpose of the grant is to implement the National Programme for e-Procurement, and further improvement of existing electronic portal and e-procurement (request for quotation module) to bring to correspondence with the best international standards. APP is the executing agency and will be responsible for project management.
The objectives of the assignment
APP intends to hire a consultant - a specialist in the field of information and communication technologies (ICT). The main purpose of the consultant is to support the effective implementation of the project in accordance with the requirements of the Grant Agreement.
Consultant will be accountable to the Director of the APP and will work under his supervision and in close cooperation with the World Bank project team members.
Consultant responsibilities include but are not limited to the following tasks:
(i) analysis of the current project activities and submission of suggestions to improve the public procurement portal;
(ii) update of the project implementation plan and monitoring of its performance;
(iii) participation in the evaluation of the technical aspects, functional possibilities of the deliverables by the service providers within the framework of project implementation;
(iv) involvement in capacity building of structural units of the APP and procuring entities in their use of public procurement portal;
(v) coordination of contract implementation process with the services providers hired within the project framework;
(vi) oversee the installation and testing of the e-quotation system
(vii) any other tasks related to the project that might be requested by the Director of the APP.
The Consultant shall assist the APP in production of the following documents:
(i) APP’s project implementation plan;
(ii) Support the APP in preparation of technical and financial proposals evaluation report;
(iii) The contract conditions issues for discussion and reconciliation with the service provider;
(iv) Reports on progress of readiness of APP staff and procuring entities to use public procurement portal and e-quotation system;
(v) Ad-hoc reports as necessary addressing issues during the project implementation.
(i) Higher education in the field of information technology;
(ii) At least 3 (three) years of working experience with organizations or projects financed by international organizations on implementation of information systems;
(iii) Thorough knowledge in the field of information technology at the level of software developer, including:
- Command of programming languages C++, Java, PHP;
- Work with databases MySQL, PostgreSQL;
- Administration of OS MS Windows Server 2012 Standard/Windows 8/8.1, OS Linux Debian/Ubuntu;
(iv) Managerial skills, the ability to effectively solve the problem within a deadline;
Command knowledge of English not below the level of field terminology, as well as fluency in Russian and Tajik languages
- Evaluation results of the technical proposals of consultants;
- Formulated database on portal: registries of procuring entities, suppliers (contractors), orders, classificators, procurement plans;
- Trained users, completed user’s database;
- Provision of transition of portal administration functions from the third party directly to the APP;
- Updated portal content, fulfillment of current management and ensuring the smooth operation of the portal.
Consultancy services term
Consultancy services term is 9 (nine) months from April 2017 to December 2017 inclusive.
Resources provided by APP
APP will provide workplace, office and technical equipment, Internet access, access to documents and basic office supplies needed to perform the tasks.
Summary of candidates in English should be applied to:
Dushanbe , Shota Rustaveli street, 22
Phone: (+99232) 2276605
Deadline for submission of CV: 14 March 2017