REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST-International consultant for compiling textbooks of Language/Literature subjects


International consultant for compiling textbooks of Language/Literature subjects

Nation: Viet Nam
Project: Renovation of General Education Project (RGEP)
Fund source: World Bank 
Credit number: 5691-VN
Consulting services: International consultant for compiling textbooks of Language/Literature subjects 
Pacakge number: 2.1/IC/02_1
Issue Date: 08 October 2019
The Socialist Republic of Vietnam has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the US$ 77 million equivalent, and intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services. 

The consulting services (“the Services”) include International consultant for compiling textbooks of Technology subject. The work objectives of international consultant is to counsult and assist the compilation of training materials for those who involved in textbook writing and appraising particularly the compilation of criteria set document of textbook standards  (elaborated from Circular No. 33/2017/TT-BGDDT); advising and assisting the training of those who participate in the compilation and appraisal of textbooks under the MOET’s plans; participating in reviewing and commenting on the textbook templates registered with the MOET for being appraised. 
The Project Management Unit of Renovation of General Education Project (PMU-RGEP) under Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) now invites eligible consultants (“Consultants”) to indicate their interests in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experiences to perform the Services.

The selection criteria are:

i) Foreign nationality, not violate regulations of the GOV, Project Operational Manuals and WB on interest conflict;

ii) Knowledgeable in general education: Have developed/researched the GEC or participated in compiling textbooks for some countries in the world. Knowledgeable in education system and classroom practices in many countries;

iii) Have postgraduate qualifications in one of majors: Language, Language and Literature, Language and Literature Pedagory or other majors proper to  Language and Literature textbooks;

iv) Have 10 years of experience in international textbook writing/publishing management. Priority is given to those who have published at least 01 scientific article/study related to education or textbooks in international scientific journals;

v) Have proficiency in English language, meeting work requirements.

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn 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 and revised 2014 (“Consultant Guidelines”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.  

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual Consultant Selection (INDV) method set out in the Consultant Guidelines. The Terms of references for the consulting services attached with this request for your references.

Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours: 09:00 to 17:00 hours.

Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form in English to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by 14:00 dated 22 October 2019.

Project Management Unit of Renovation of General Education Project 
Attn: Mr. Nguyen Xuan Thanh – Project Management of PMU-RGEP
No.23 Ta Quang Buu Street, Bach Khoa Ward, Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi, Vietnam.
Tel: 84 24 32151663, Fax: 84 24 32151663
Yours sincerely,
Nguyen Xuan Thanh
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