Since 1963 and in 148 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that designs and delivers technical and management solutions in agriculture, economic growth, and resilience to promote economic prosperity and social inclusion.Property & Procurement Consultant, MyanmarACDI/VOCA is seeking a Property & Procurement (Systems Improvement and Management) Consultant for an Organizational Performance Improvement assignment under the USAID-funded Agriculture and Food Systems Development Activity (AFDA) in Myanmar. The AFDA facilitates the transformation of agriculture and food systems by increasing productivity, inclusiveness, and competitiveness of the agricultural market system in the zone of influence (ZOI) such as Kachin State, Shan State, Mandalay Region, Sagaing Region and Magway Region. A critical part of strengthening market systems is the improvement of performance of organizations working in the market systems. AFDA will improve the organizational performance of market actors such as producer groups, cooperatives, firms, and industry associations so they may perform their better roles in the market system and grow their businesses in a sustainable manner.This assignment will specifically help market actors develop Procurement Management Policies and procedures together with systems improvement for their business or organization so they have a guide on how to strengthen their internal controls, systems strengthening and procurement and asset management to achieve their priority objectives for their business or organization. Additionally, this consultant will coach and mentor young professionals as “Junior Business Development Service (BDS) Provider” to increase the availability of “Professional BDS Providers” specifically trained in Property & Procurement Systems Improvement and Management, currently lacking in the agriculture sector of Myanmar.The anticipated timeframe for this assignment is May to December 2021 with a level of effort of approximately 5 months (number of days to be agreed upon).The consultant will be responsible for organizational performance improvement of 5 to 10 partner organizations in line with AFDA designed organizational performance index and train about 2-3 interns to become Business Development Services providers under Business Development Professional Services Program. Organizational Capacity Assessment Reports and Organizational Performance Improvement Plans of selected partners conducted by AFDA staff will be available to the consultants for reference.Tasks Prepare inception report including a plan (activities, timeline, deliverables and participants) for Property & Procurement Systems Improvement and Management. Provide technical support (training and coaching) during Property & Procurement Systems Improvement and Management sessions and in the drafting and finalization of Property & Procurement Management. Closely work with AFDA and the leadership of AFDA partners to improve systems and management and Property & Procurement Management policies and procedures of their companies/enterprises until the production of the finalized Property & Procurement Management policies and procedures documents. Develop curriculum for business development services program on Property & Procurement Systems Improvement and Management including practical training for interns, providing them actual hands-on facilitation role in policies and procedures development sessions and providing after-session feedback. Select, train, mentor and coach Interns to become Professional BDS providers on Property & Procurement Systems Improvement and Management. Develop evaluation/Scoring matrix to assess performance baseline and improvement of interns. Conduct regular evaluation and assessment on the learning and improvement of interns.DELIVERABLESNo. DescriptionDates 1Inception report with workplan of STTAEnd of the first two weeks2Short training curriculum/outline to train AFDA partners and Interns of BDPS Program on Financial Planning, systems improvement and management, and Property & Procurement ManagementThe second week of the second month3Financial Management, Property and Procurement Management Policies and Procedures documents of AFDA partnersEnd of the second quarter/To be agreed.4Performance assessment tools and Records of Interns with baseline and improvement scoringsThe two weeks of engagement with monthly/quarterly update/To be agreed.5Quarterly Progress Report is provided with presentation to the AFDA SMT (with summary reports of technical assistance activities completed)Quarterly6Final Report is provided with presentation to AFDA SMT (Includes technical inputs and outputs, activities outcomes and recommendations)Two weeks before contract endThis assignment is open to national consultants only.University degree in Business Management, Economics, Supply Chain and Procurement Management or Enterprise Development related field, Master’s degree preferred.At least eight years of experience in providing organizational/business/enterprise development services with a focus on training people on Property & Procurement Systems Improvement and Management specifically to business enterprises. Demonstrated successful outcomes of business development support to enterprises (including producer groups operating as businesses).Experience facilitating training and providing coaching on Property & Procurement Systems Improvement and Management support and drafting policies and procedures.Familiarity with agriculture and agri-enterprise development in Myanmar preferred.Experience in enterprise development and/or strategic and business planning support to agribusinesses in countries in Asia including remote technical support preferred.Familiarity with USG/USAID procurement policies, preferredDemonstrated good understanding of and experience working with businesses/enterprises on gender and cultural sensitivity and inclusiveness preferred.TERMS OF APPLICATIONInterested consultants should apply via email to [email protected]
by April 30, 2021. Please include the following itemsApplication and CVs or profile of individual applicants or members of organizations Cost Proposal Examples/samples/curricula or results of related work done outlined in the SOW. References or testimonials from businesses that have received similar consultancy work before. Any questions should be sent via email to [email protected]
The applications will be reviewed promptly upon receipt and only shortlisted candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. ACDI/VOCA is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities and people from diverse groups are encouraged to apply. ACDI/VOCA will never request payment or charge a fee to apply for any position.