REoI for Consulting Services

Royal Kingdom of Bhutan

Sustainable Financing for Biodiversity Conservation and Natural Resources Management Project

Revision and Improvement of Financial Management, Audit, Investment and Procurement Management Sections of the Operations Manual 2010 of Bhutan Trust Fund for Environmental Conservation

Grant No.: GEF TF014705

Request for Expressions of Interest

Consulting Services – Individual consultant

The Bhutan Trust Fund for Environmental Conservation (BTFEC)has received a grantfrom the Global Environment Facility (GEF) that is administered by the World Bank and intends to apply part of the proceeds of this grantfor consulting services.

The consulting services (“the Services”) includethe Revision and improvement of Financial Management, Audit, Investment and Procurement Management sections of the Operations Manual 2010 of the BTFEC.The document is expected to have international best practices that are currently being practiced by Conservation Trust Funds (CTFs) around the world. The consultancy service is estimated for thirty five(35)working days.

The BTFEC now invites eligible individual consultants to indicate their interest inproviding these services. Interested individual consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified toperform the services. The selection criteria are: (i) Advanced degree (ideally at the Masters level) in Business Administration, Accounting or Finance; (ii) experience in the development of institution’s financial management and procurement management frameworks; (iii) Sound knowledge and understanding of accounting theory, concepts and principles, combined with proven practical skills in financial accounting reporting, business planning, profitability forecasting, work programming, budgeting, financial management and audit; and (iv) Experience in working and collaborating with government institutions.

Interested consultants should refer to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers(January 2011) [(“Consultant Guidelines”) setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.

The consultant(s) will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers (January 2011).

Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address stated at the end of document from 0900 to 1600 hours.Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by 30th January 2015. For Terms of Reference Click Here.

Bhutan Trust Fund for Environmental Conservation

Dr. PemaChoephyel

Post Box 520, Thimphu, Bhutan.

Phone: +975-2-2339861/62

Facsimile (fax): +975-2-339863

e_mail:choephyel@bhutantrustfund.bt

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