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Philippines: Standing Offer for Advisory and Support Services (STOAS) - Expression of Interest (EOI)

NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: Coffey
Country: Philippines
Closing date: 12 Sep 2017

The Program

The Philippines-Australia Public Financial Management for Infrastructure Program (PFM-I) is managed by Coffey on behalf of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). The PFM-I works with Philippines Government agencies to help put in place the building blocks required to deliver the Government’s ambitious infrastructure development agenda. The strategic objectives are to:

  1. Support Department of Management (DBM) implement its budget reforms program;

  2. Support Department of Transport (DOTr) to improve infrastructure delivery by addressing major operational bottlenecks in the project cycle, and improving strategic alignment between policies, structure, processes and systems; and

  3. Strengthen interaction between oversight agencies and the infrastructure service delivery agencies.

The Position

The Philippines-Australia Public Financial Management for Infrastructure Program may, from time to time, require access to advisory and other support services in a range of areas, as outlined below.

The intention of the EOI is that successfully assessed experts enter into Standing Offer Contracts with the intent to provide input if and as required under the PFM-I activity plan.

The STOAS EOI now welcomes applications for consideration throughout 2017 for planned activities through until June 2018.

Procurement Trainer

Required to provide training to Department of Transportation (DOTr) staff on procurement, in line with Government procedures under RA9184. This may extend to providing ad hoc advice and coaching with respect to specific procurement activities at DOTr.

Selection Criteria:

  • Detailed knowledge of the Philippines regulatory environment with respect to procurement, including RA9184, its Implementing Rules and Regulations, and other GPPB Guidance.

  • Experience in successfully managing large, complex procurement for Government, ideally in the infrastructure sector.

  • Demonstrated understanding of key procurement concepts such as ‘value for money’, being an ‘informed purchaser’, and effective engagement with the private sector.

  • Experience in delivering procurement and contract management training to National Government Agencies.

The Person

PFM-I is seeking Philippine National experts for consideration for the position of Procurement Trainer. Experts will have demonstrated experience in their chosen field, preferably in the Philippine context. Previous experience working in the Philippine Government agencies is desirable with a collaborative and constructive approach to problem solving and providing relevant solutions. Effective communication skills, both verbal and written is essential.

How to apply:

This EOI is open until 5pm Manila time on Tuesday, 12 September 2017.

Please note that Coffey will only contact those applicants successful in progressing to the next stage of the selection process.

For further enquiries please contact and reference PFM-I EOI STOAS in the subject heading.