National Consultant _ to conduct risk assessment and propose mitigation measures, security, data, hardware and software needs assessment of MIS design and costed plan for Social Protection MIS System of Department of Social Welfare

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from UN Children's Fund
Closing date: 21 Jun 2019

National Consultant to support MIS design and costed plan for Social Protection MIS of DSW

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Background:

The Government of Myanmar has approved in December 2014 a National Social Protection Strategic Plan (NSPSP) for the country. This comprehensive and innovative strategy takes a universal approach to social protection and introduces 8 key flagship programmes. These flagship programmes are the Maternal and Child Cash Transfers (MCCT) to pregnant women and their children aged 0-2 (MCCT), children aged 3-15, persons with disabilities and the elderly above the age of 65; school feeding programme; public employment and vocational training programmes; and older persons’ self-help groups. The NSPSP also stipulates the development of a government-led and integrated social protection system.

The Department of Social Welfare (DSW)/MSWRR is leading the coordination of the social protection agenda in Myanmar as the Chair of the Social Protection Sub-Sector Coordination Group. DSW is also in charge of the implementation of the 3-ongoing Flagship Programmes: the MCCT, social pension and Integrated Social Protection Services (Case Management). Over the past 2-3 years, MSWRR has received government and external financial support for the implementation of these programmes - such as the MCCT in Chin, Rakhine States and Naga Self-Administered Zone; and more recently in Kayah and Kayin; social pension for 85+ nationwide and ISPS in 47 townships. DSW plans to launch two more programmes, the Child Allowance in 2018-19 and the Disability Grant in 2021-22. DSW has also undertook the role of lead coordinator for the implementation of a National School Feeding programme. The implementation and expansion of the key flagship programmes has required the set-up of government-led system-based Management Information System (MIS) as part of the broader Social Protection Monitoring and Evaluation framework.

In line with the vision and principles of NSPSP and the Costed Sector Plan, DSW/MSWRR has formed an MIS Taskforce comprising of social protection related Development Partners (UNICEF, UNOPS, WFP, WB, ILO, HelpAge) to provide technical and financial assistance in development of the robust and modern Information System for key NSPSP programmes managed by DSW/MSWRR. The main role of the MIS taskforce is to organize and support consultation process, provide technical inputs and any related support (where relevant/possible) to consultants/entities supporting robust and modern Management Information System (MIS) for key NSPSP programmes led by DSW/MSWRR.

Objectives of the Consultancy:

The main objective of this consultancy assignment is to conduct risk assessment, security assessment, analyse data, hardware and software needs to support which will support MIS design and costed plan for Social Protection Management Information System of Department of Social Welfare. In addition to this, this consultancy will provide technical facilitation to International Consultant responsible for MIS architecture design.

Geographic Area:

The consultancy assignment is based in Nay Pyi Taw with 1 trip of 2-3 days to Chin, Rakhine, Kayah and Kayin State.

Assignment Tasks and Expected Deliverables

Task 1

Conduct gaps analysis and risks assessment of MIS design and development process and suggest mitigation measures for the proposed MIS system and identify preventive actions.

Deliverables 1

Report on Risks Assessment and Mitigation Measures accepted by DG-DSW

Task 2

  • Based on security aspects of the risks assessment and mitigation measures propose a security plan/protocol while incorporating i) the security and confidentiality of programme software, hardware, and information; ii) suggest protective and preventive measures against the security threats and integrity of the information; iii) plan to protect against any unauthorized access to the system/information; and iv) protocol of system/data/information security, privacy and secure sharing among the key stakeholders.
  • Identify key existing national standards and practices on MIS development and propose relevant standard to be adhered to in the collection, transfer, and storage of the information. Propose MIS technical and legal/regulation (both national and international) standards to be followed by the DSW/MSWRR during MIS development process.
  • Deliverable 2

    Report on Security Plan/Protocol accepted by DG-DSW

    Task 3

    In line with the systems requirements specification proposed by the International Consultant, carryout quick analysis of existing hardware and propose required hardware such as servers, workstations, network connectivity, telecommunication support, printers and other devices needed to operationalize the MIS system.

    Deliverable 3

    Report on hardware and networking requirements of the MIS system accepted by DG-DSW

    Task 4

    Conduct information needs which will be supported by the Social Protection MIS Social protection programmes should collect and store on their MISs the essential information set out in these guidelines. In addition to this suggest MIS reporting module/Dashboard the DSW will require to establish effective link between MIS and M&E.

    Deliverable 4

    Report on information needs for the proposed MIS accepted by DG-DSW

    Qualification and specialized knowledge/experience required for the assignment:

    Education: Masters/Bachelor’s degree in computer sciences/Engineering, Information Technology

    Work Experience: Five (05) to Seven (07) years of relevant professional work experience. Experience of Myanmar is essential.

    Language Proficiency: Fluency in English and fluency in another UN language an asset. Fluency in Myanmar is highly desirable.

    Additional desirable qualifications:

  • Professional technical knowledge/expertise in Software Development, System Engineering, Information Systems architecture design and data base management.
  • Professional technical knowledge/expertise in MIS standards, database management, data protection, network, security standards etc.
  • Professional technical knowledge/expertise in road map design, MIS systems costing and plan development
  • Experience in MIS project management and rolling out of large scale MIS systems especially in capacity constraints environment/developing countries is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of social cash transfers preferably in the South East Asian context, familiarity with Myanmar and ASEAN context is a big plus.
  • Excellent analytical and presentation skills including skills of conducting workshops
  • Ability to write clearly in plain and understandable English and Myanmar.
  • Human Rights, Gender equality and diversity awareness is an asset.
  • Interested candidates are requested to submit the application with updated CV and completed EOI form.

    (1) EOI_ National Consultant to support MIS design and costed plan for Social Protection MIS of DSW.docx

    (1) ToR_ National Consultant to support MIS design and costed plan for Social Protection MIS of DSW.docx

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