International Consultant to GCMU

Wed, Oct 09 2019 11:12 AM

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Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Ministry of Public Health

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Part of Administration

Job Title:                   International Consultant to GCMU

                                    Short-term Consultant

Number of Post:      One (1)        

Location:                   Kabul         

Sex:                            Male/ Female                             

Nationality:              International             

Duration:                  (2 Months)

Announced Date:     8/10/2019

Expire Date:             21/10/2019









The Afghan health system has made considerable progress over the period 2002 – 2018, and the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has undertaken a series of critical and strategic steps to achieve this good result - including establishment of a Basic Package of Health Services (BPHS) and an Essential Package of Hospital Services (EPHS). Health services within the framework of BPHS (primary level) and EPHS (secondary level) are implemented by national and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The MoPH has established on a large scale a contracting out arrangement with consultants (NGOs) while keeping the stewardship role by providing financing (with the support of foreign donors) and carefully monitoring health services performance. Based on so far satisfactory results, the MoPH will continue to work collaboratively with consultants and other private sector organisations (BPHS and EPHS implementers) to maintain and expand the delivery of health services and further strengthen the Afghan health system.

Scope of work:

The scope of this assignment is to support GCMU on developing the procurement manual based on World Bank Procurement Regulation. The Manual will help GCMU to manage the process of procurement of consultancy services within the MoPH.


The objective of the assignment is to work with GCMU in reviewing its current procurement policies, guidelines, processes and procedures so that they are robust, cater to the needs of the compliance regimen of the donor as well as MoPH and are responsive to the needs of the operations. The consultant will work with GCMU/MoPH in preparing the Procurement Manual for managing and completing the procurement/contracting processes under Sehatmandi project. The procurement processes should strictly adhere to the World Bank Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers. The TA is of crucial importance to help GCMU in preparing guidelines for procurement.


The technical assistance (TA) will work closely with management and staff within the MoPH and, on a day-to-day basis, report to, and work directly with, the Head of the GCMU.

The TA will be accountable for grounding her/his services in the following principles:

  • Respect for Afghan Ownership and Mutual Accountability. The TA will build on existing Afghan knowledge and ideas, utilise personnel and resources already in place, and will make maximum use of local experts and country systems. TA services to MoPH are demand driven and will be supported by MoPH through an enabling environment.
  • Alignment with Afghan Policies and International Principles. The provision of TA will be provided in accordance with existing Afghan policies and strategies that are in accordance with internationally recognised best practices.


  1. Reporting and Working Conditions

On a day-to-day basis, the consultant will work with and report to the Head of GCMU. The consultant will primarily work with management and staff of the GCMU.


  1.    Methodology

The consultant will work with the GCMU team to prepare the procurement manual. Specifically, the consultant will provide the following support to the GCMU:

  • The consultant shall study (desk review) the existing policies and practices with all the amendments issued in the last two years to understand the current policies. GCMU will arrange and provide all the documents to the consultant. The consultant shall work with documents provided by GCMU.
  • This would be followed with interviews with key stakeholders from GCMU and donor to understand context of the current systems, challenges faced in implementation. The consultant shall also meet with some program team members to understand their challenges in the field and their expectations.
  • The consultant shall suggest changes and amendments to the process through a consultative process in a workshop setting to discuss findings and provide recommendations to finalise changes or amendments in current systems. Also discuss and finalise turnaround times for key processes and finalise them in consultation with the GCMU team.
  • The manuals shall be in word file with a copy in pdf format. The updated forms and formats would be in word, excel or pdf format.

Qualifications and experience:

  • Master degree from a recognised university in a relevant discipline e.g. project/contract management, business law, public administration, MBA;
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in international procurement, management of procurement and project management.
  • Experience in developing of relevant guidelines, protocols and policies
  • Extensive familiarity with the World Bank Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers and guidelines.
  • Good management skills, including ability to handle several tasks concurrently.
  • Good knowledge of the institutional, technical and commercial aspects of procurement.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and team working skills as well as ability to work cooperatively with all stakeholders (e.g. government of Afghanistan, donors and NGOs).


Apart from support to the GCMU in preparation of the procurement manual the following deliverables are expected:

  • Develop procurement manual for service contracts
  • Update forms and formats related to procurement
  • Submission of Consultancy (TA) report


(I) Electronic applications will be sent to: sub e-mail which corresponds if any of following 2 items is missing, your application will be considered as ineligible/incomplete.

1. In your emails please specify the title of the position as well as vacancy number for electronic submissions and please do the same in the hardcopy submissions.
2. Updated Curriculum vitae (CV)/Resume (Please attached your recent photo and mention in your CV exact date/periods of your work experience, graduation Day, Month, and Year).

If you are shortlisted and invited for written test/interview you will be required to present the original, the following:

A. Education Documents: Your recent education degree/diploma

ÿ Copy of verified Baccalaureate (12 passed) degree by Ministry of Education 
ÿ Copy of verified 14 or 15 passed degree by related Ministries
ÿ Copy of verified Bachelor Degree by Ministry of Higher Education
ÿ Copy of verified Medical Doctor Degree by Ministry of Higher Education
ÿ Copy of verified Master degree by Ministry of Higher Education 
B. Copy of National Identity Card (Tazkira: Only the pages that show picture and Tazkira number, pages, place of issue and date of issue)

• Electronic applications will be sent to: sub e-mail 
• Hard copies will be sent to: HR Container, Second floor, at the Ministry of Public Health, Great Masoud Square Kabul Afghanistan.
• The Contact Person at Human Resources is: Mr. Ahmad NAwid Barekzai, HR Officer, MoPH-GD HR. Phone number: 0093- (0)-707777734
Only shortlisted candidates will be invited to written test/interview and subsequent process. Please contact the person in charge (Mr. Ahmad Nawid Barekzai ) for confirmation.
• No CVs will be accepted after the closing date.
• Any persuade will be threat as disqualification.
• Candidate who applies for the same position in last six months and was unsuccessful (Obtained less than 60% marks), will not be short listed.
• Fraudulent documents and or fraudulent claims in CVs and or documents will result in disqualification at any stage of the recruitment process.

The test and interview will be taken from the following references.

  • The World Bank procurement Regulation
  • The world bank Polices

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