International Consultant_ to support design architecture, roadmap and costed plan for Social Protection MIS of Department of Social Welfare

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

International Consultant_ to support design architecture, roadmap and costed plan for Social Protection MIS of Department of Social Welfare

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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 (1) translate the vision of DSW/MSWRR’s integrated MIS for Social Protection programmes into a specific scope of work for development of the MIS System; (2) develop detailed system requirements specification (SRS) based on operational/user requirements of the existing programmes namely MCCT, Social Pension and Case Management, with scalable and sustainable system to cover planned child allowance and disability grant in future; (3) suggest system design architecture and process modelling; and (4) develop a roadmap and costed MIS plan for the system based scalable and sustainable Social Protection Management Information System.

Geographic Area:

The consultancy assignment is based in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar. The travel to other states/regions is not expected.

Assignment Tasks and Expected Deliverables

Task 1

Prepare inception report detailing the work included in consultancy assignment, desk review of the key documents i.e. existing assessments and provide suggestions for improvement and a detailed work plan with estimated time frame for each deliverable. This will also provide proposal of the stakeholders workshop on MIS which International Consultant is expected to facilitate.

Deliverables 1

Inception Report accepted by DG-DSW

Task 2

Based on the scope of the integrated Management Information System and user and operational needs of the SPS programmes, develop system requirements specification (SRS) and user requirements for the integrated Management Information System.

Deliverable 2

System Requirements Specification (SRS) document accepted by DG-DSW

Task 3

Based on the user and system requirements, develop detailed systems design document supporting development of the integrated information management system and develop annexure with concrete recommendation on security and safety of the proposed MIS

Deliverable 3

Systems design document/report along with an annexure on concrete recommendation for security and safety of the proposed MIS accepted by DG-DSW

Task 4

Develop a road map along with costed MIS plan for the system based integrated management information system (include concrete steps/timelines and responsibilities, costed activities etc.)

Deliverable 4

Roadmap document/report along with costed MIS plan + workshop report accepted by DG-DSW

Qualification and specialized knowledge/experience required for the assignment:

Education: Advanced university degree in Computer Sciences/Engineering, Information Technology

Work Experience: Seven (07) to ten (10) years of relevant professional work experience. Developing country work experience is essential. Experience of Myanmar is preferable.

Language Proficiency: Fluency in English and fluency in another UN language an asset.

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, 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
  • 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 _ Intl Consultant to support design architecture, roadmap and costed plan for Social Protection MIS of DSW.docx

    (1) ToR_ Intl Consultant to support design architecture, roadmap and costed plan for Social Protection MIS of DSW.docx

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