Consultant (Lao nationality only) to Develop Investment Compliance Concept, Support the Recruitment of the Consultant Firm and Monitor the Database Development

Location : Vientiane, LAO PDR
Application Deadline :09-Jun-20 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :July - December 2020
Expected Duration of Assignment :60 working days


The Lao PDR Poverty-Environment Initiative (PEI) has been designed to support the central, provincial and district authorities in the effective promotion, regulation and enforcement of foreign, domestic and public investments. Main target areas include governance of natural resources (SDG 15), poverty reduction (SDG 1), enhancing development of human capital (SDG 8), minimizing impact on the environment (SDG 15), adapting to climate change (SDG13), promoting clean energy investment (SDG7), supporting a diversified economy and providing a fair distribution of benefits to the population (SDG 5), and promoting partnership through knowledge exchange (SDG17).
Initiated in 2009, the PEI programme has transformed into what the government now calls the “PEI approach” that addresses poverty reduction and environmental protection by supporting the Government’s national socio-economic planning and strategy formulation processes. The programme also focused on building investment regulatory tools and the knowledge to assess, measure and enforce financial, social and environmental obligations of developers. Another aspect includes strengthening Lao PDR’s National Assembly’s ability to deliver their constitutional oversight role on investment quality.
The Improving Quality Investment for Achieving Sustainable Development Goals in Lao PDR (June 2018 – May 2020) will build on the package of tools already established by the PEI Programme while further expanding the PEI’s Approach and tools to other important institutions that play a role in investment regulatory compliance. The objective of the project is to strengthen coordination of government’s regulatory capacity to coordinate and promote higher quality investment, improvement the ease-of-doing business, transparency, accountability, and effectiveness of investment management for achieving the sustainable development goals in Lao PDR.
PEA is looking for a qualified national consultant with database expertise to develop the investment compliance
database concept for project as the powerful tool to monitor concession granted in the country as well as support the
recruitment of the consultancy firm to develop the database system and install in IPD server.

Duties and Responsibilities

National Consultant will responsible for developing investment compliance database concept, support the recruitment
of the consultancy firm to develop investment database, periodically monitoring the development of the database and
final check the database function to ensure the smooth and quality of the database.
Under the overall supervision of the National Project Director, UNDP Project Analyst, the local consultant will perform
the following tasks:
- Conducts review of relevant documents, existing database. Conducts series of consultations to discuss and
assess the need of PEAs project to design and map out the concept of the compliance database with IPD team
and other relevant sectors. This includes the review of foreign investment database of the country that
cooperate with IPD such as Vietnam to study the possibility of replication or using their database program;
- Develop and map out the scope and concept note of the database, conducts consultation on the database
concept with IPD team and relevant stakeholders;
- Develop the TOR base on the concept of the database for recruiting IT consultancy firm to development the
database and participate the recruitment process in according with UNDP’s procurement procedure and rules;
- Brief the concept of the database to the consultant firm and other project implementing partners if needed;
- Check existing IT equipment including hardware, software and server set at IPD and recommend other required
equipment or software for running database;
- Occasionally monitor the develop of database and final database to ensure the quality of database output base
on the speciation listed in the concept of the database;
The consultant is expected to deliver the followings products in Lao and English.
- The concept note of investment compliance database with all detail required database attributes, designed
components and lay-out structure, etc.;
- The TOR for recruiting consultancy firm to develop investment compliance database;
- Evaluation of consultancy firm recruitment;
- The report on final check up of the handed database after testing and fine-tunes.


  • Proven understanding and experience in working with government agencies; and having knowledge on private investment approval process and management is an asset.
  • Familiar with Object Oriented programming techniques and methodologies;
  • Proven ability to effectively communicate with internal and external management and work collaboratively with interdepartmental teams to achieve desired results
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills?
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

Required Skills and Experience

  • Advanced University degree in Major Information System Database Design, Database Management, Computer Science, IT and other relevant fields.
  • At least 5 years of database design programming or relevant and progressive experience and knowledge, including database management, knowledge on software, hardware and any IT systems that necessary to support the database operation.

Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their
(i) Cover letter explaining why you are the most suitable for the work;
(ii) P11 Form or CV including past experience in similar project and contact reference of at least 3 references for whom you have
rendered preferably the similar services;
(iii) Financial proposal, please use the template attached, OFFEROR’S LETTER _ Annex III

Instructions for on-line submissions:
1) Step 1: Please prepare all required documents electronically
2) Step 2: Combine all documents in ONE SINGLE FILE (preferably in PDF however Word format can be also accepted) and
upload to the UNDP Jobs using the links below

3) Step 3: After that you will receive an auto reply from the UNDP jobs if your offer is received successfully

Please kindly refer to the  TOR  as Annex I for more detailed information

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

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