quinta-feira, agosto 28, 2008

EU endorses IFRIC 12 for accounting for PPP

On 12-June-2008, the European Commission endorsed IFRIC 12 guidance for accounting for service concessions on the part of the concessionaires-operators.

IFRIC 12 is an "interpretation". A more formal "standard" of accounting for PPP will be defined in due course.

According to the EU study, companies note that it is hard, but useful to identify whether their contracts were in fact in the scope of IFRIC 12 or of another standard or interpretation. This helps companies to clarify different kinds of risk exposure and assess the underlying risk allocation and performance of each type of contract. Therefore, IFRIC 12 can have positive effects for internal management purposes.

IFRIC 12 applies to service concessions when grantor (Concedente) regulates/controls the service to be provided by the operator and has residual interest in the infra (reversão). Service concessions then fall under two classifications:
1. The concessionaire/operator books a financial asset if it has unconditional right to receive explict cash revenues from the grantor (pagamento por disponibilidade); “revenues” under previous fixed asset classification are replaced by “reimbursement of financial asset”
2. operator books intangible asset if its revenues are contingent on the public using the infrasructure and paying the tolls (portagem ou contagem ) ; progressive amortization (lower than straight line) of toll licence in line with consumption/utilization is allowed

Principal impacts for the concessionaires
1) reclassification of tangible fixed assets as either financial assets or intangible assets requires evaluation of risk allocation, especially of traffic risk, which is the major test and brings value added to contract management
2) less amortization, less capitalization of interest during operations
3) IFRIC 12 useful in assessing risk exposure and performance under service concession contracts

IFRIC 12 applies to accounting by the concessionaires.

Eurostat norms which apply to public sector accounting, which apply to the accounting by the Concedent or grantor of the public service concession.

terça-feira, agosto 26, 2008

Linguista e tradutor, Timor Leste

Consultant: International Expert in Language Planning and Development
United Nation Development Programme
23 August 2008

Consultant: International Expert in Translation and Interpreting Services in a Multilingual Administration
United Nation Development Programme
23 August 2008

Application Deadline : 27-Aug-08
Additional Category Democratic Governance
Type of Contract : ALD International
Languages Required : English
Starting Date :(date when the selected canditate is expected to start) 01-Oct-2008
Duration of Initial Contract : 6 months extendable

Timor-Leste held national presidential and legislative elections in 2007, organize voter registration in 2008 and will hold local elections in 2009. The elections were administered by the Technical Secretariat for Electoral Administration (STAE) and supervised by the National Electoral Commission (CNE). The three national electoral processes, Presidential (2 rounds) and Parliamentarian, were considered in general by the stakeholders to have been free, fair and in line with international standards and national laws. The national electoral bodies were assisted by technical assistance made available by the UNDP Support to the Timorese Electoral Cycle project and the United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT).
In view of the need to strengthen the human and institutional capacity of the national electoral management bodies and the political parties, this project has been revised for its second phase to provide longer-term support using an “Electoral Cycle Approach”. The second phase of the project 2008/2009 will work with the electoral institutions (CNE and STAE) and political parties to build capacities, and will work on issues of legal reform and civic education to ensure open and participative electoral processes. During 2008 the Electoral Cycle is focus in the Voter registration process, revision of the electoral legislation, capacity building for STAE, CNE and Political Parties and preparation and planning for future elections. 2009 is going to be an electoral year with two main process expected to occur: Suco (village & hamlet) elections and Municipal elections.

Under the supervision of the Support to the Timorese Electoral Cycle Chief Technical Adviser, the incumbent is responsible for providing high quality administrative and financial support. S/he also supports task related to advocacy programming, monitoring and evaluation. S/he ensures continuity of work in the absence of the CTA. In addition, the S/he will ensure, together with the CTA that the activities contained in the annual work-plan are fulfilled and the set outcomes are met.

Duties and Responsibilities
1. Establish proper project filing system;
Timely follow up of routine actions and deadlines
2. Under the coordination of the CTA, ensures human resources management and development:
Coordinates and facilitates capacity development activities for the national project staff, interns and national partners staff;
Designs and implements capacity building programs focused on human resources and carrier development;
Coordinates project components staff involved in the implementation of the operational plan of activities;
Ensures that the results of the training and capacity building component are in conformity with the set outcomes of the project.
3. Undertakes periodic consultations with beneficiary organizations, partners, stakeholders and donors in order to revise the activities comprised in the project program:
Organizes and conducts periodical consultations with stakeholders and partners, political parties and donors in order to update and adapt activities as required.
Under the coordination of the CTA reports and updates to donors the progress of the project components and the main impact areas and indicators
4. Participates in the design and implementation of the project components and plans:
Support and coordination of component activities and support staff according to the approved work-plan;
Ensures proper management of project assets, facilities and logistical services;
Planning, organization and oversight of the necessary administrative and logistic operations regarding field delegations, consultancy missions, workshops, overseas learning trips and other project activities.
5. Ensures efficient support to tasks related to advocacy, programming, monitoring and evaluation.
Supports gathering and analysis of data for project monitoring and evaluation ensuring compliance with UNDP M&E requirements in reporting on programme results and progress towards set outcomes.
6. Provides thorough and timely reports related to project activities:
Management operational activities to be reported on regularly bases in the form of contributions to monthly, quarterly and annual updates;
Preparation of other reports and statistics regarding activities under the project components as needed.
7. Together with CTA, participates actively in resource mobilization activities for the project.
Prepares materials related to the specific area of responsibility and present to donors during regular Steering Committee meetings and also to donors during fundraising meetings.
8. OIC of Project in the absence of the CTA.

Corporate competencies
Proven track record of strong diagnostic, analytical and problem-solving skills.
In depth knowledge of programme management component including quality management and evaluation.
Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standars
Functional competencies
Knowledge in the field of elections with UNDP.
Experience in working with electoral management bodies, political parties at parliamentary, central and local level and government institutions in the areas of good governance and elections; Familiarity with Timor-Leste and its electoral system.
Ability to present coherent and convincing positions both in writing and orally.
Excellent writing and presentation skills.
Managerial competencies
Proven ability to coordinate a multi-task and interdisciplinary project component.
Ability to deal tactfully with arising situations and advice the management of the project on possible solutions.
Knowledge and skills to lead an efficient and result oriented management system program at national and local level.
Behavioral competencies
Team player with very strong interpersonal and inter-cultural communication skills.
Good management, coordination and motivational skills.
Ability to work under pressure, and to work on different activities simultaneously.
Required Skills and Experience
Masters degree in political sciences, public administration or similar field;
At least five years management experience in relevant projects/institutions;
Experience in Democratic Governance issues;
Experience in project coordination, development and implementation at national and local level;
Knowledge of local context highly desirable and prior experience working with Government partners and political parties in Timor-Leste.
At least five years of relevant experience including experience in post-conflict and/or lesser developed countries; desirable.
Fluency in spoken and written English;
Knowledge in one of the following languages: Tetum, Portuguese, or Bahasa Indonesia would be an asset.

Gestão de Compras na Saúde, Moçambique

Procurement Manager

Date Posted: 22 Aug 2008
Organization: Management Sciences for Health
Country/Region: Mozambique
Apply By: 21 Sep 2008
Please reference the "Recruiting Center at" when you apply by email.

The Supply Chain Management System (SCMS) Project is a part of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. The purpose of the contract is to establish and operate safe, secure, reliable and sustainable supply chain management systems to procure pharmaceuticals and other products needed to provide care and treatment of persons with HIV/AIDS and related infections.

In Mozambique, in the area of HIV/AIDS Logistics, SCMS works in close partnership with the Clinical Laboratories Section and Central de Medicamentos e Artigos Médicos of the Ministry of Health, in the provision of PEPFAR funded ARVs, Essential drugs, Rapid Test Kits (RTKs), laboratory reagents, consumables and equipment to support CD4, hematology, biochemistry, microbiology and others tests that could be introduced in the future.

The Procurement Manager will manage and execute all local and international SCMS procurement of PEPFAR funded Lab supplies and consumables. This activity will involve procurement from local vendors and acting as a focal point of interaction with the SCMS Project Management Office to initiate international procurement of items that need to be procured to respond to requests from PEPFAR.
1. Serve as a member of the HIV/AIDS Logistics team, working closely with the Senior HIV/AIDS Logistics Advisor and the Lab Logistics advisor conducting the local procurement in support of the PEPFAR funded purchase of reagents, consumables supplies and laboratory equipment;
2. Lead the process to establish procurement contracts with local equipment and supplies vendors, coordinating tenders and negotiations with SCMS HQ lab procurement PSA headquarters financial and contracts management staff, ensuring that all applicable FAR guidelines are followed and all required waivers and documentation is in place.
3. Responsible for tracking in coming shipments of Lab commodities, alerting the Lab Logistics Advisor and Senior HIV/AIDS Logistics Advisor and project management of any delays or concerns, reviewing completeness and accuracy of shipping and Point of Delivery (POD) documentation, and confirming arrival of the right quantity and quality of delivered SCMS consignments.
4. Use CRM and Orion (web-based SCMS shipment and financial tracking software) to enter Fixed Price Requests (FPRs) to produce and analyze shipment tracking reports to provide quality MIS data to Senior HIV/AIDS Logistics advisor;
5. Work with SCMS headquarters, SCMS Country Director, Clinical Labs section of MOH, CDC and USAID, to ensure that Firm Fixed Price Quotes (FPQs) are dutifully approved, prior to issuing purchase orders to suppliers and that the procurement is within the established budget (use of budget tracking tool).
6. Maintain auditable records for all locally procured laboratory items, including approved supply plans and supporting documentation: FPRs, FPQs, bid evaluations with memorandum of negotiation, purchase orders, invoices, quality assurance documentation, and proof of delivery.
7. Manage and supervise the Logistics Associate for Inbound Supply Chain Management and Logistics Assistant.
8. Following verification of satisfactory receipt of goods or services, coordinate timely payment with SCMS HQ.
9. Provide monthly cash flow needs for local procurement to SCMS HQ to ensure timely payment of local suppliers.
10. Use all applicable SCMS procurement tools to conduct procurement activities.
11. Work with Senior HIV/AIDS Logistics team members to prepare the budget for PEPFAR lab procurement funding to be included in the annual PEPFAR Mozambique COP proposal.
12. Liaise with SCMS headquarters colleagues in Procurement Management Office and In-Country Operations Management to ensure compliance with SCMS project requirements and procurement best practices.
13. Produce periodic reports on local procurement as required.

1. Minimum ten years professional experience in procurement of equipment and consumables essential. Experience with procuring medicines, medical equipment, laboratory reagents and consumables strongly preferred;
2. Fluency in English essential and good verbal communication skills in Portuguese/Spanish strongly preferred;
3. Proficiency in common computer packages (eg. Word, Excel) relevant to the work and eagerness and ability to learn SCMS supply planning software and web based tools (ORION, CRM, etc). Experience with databases and ERP systems a plus.
4. Strong initiative and self-motivation required, with a commitment to teamwork;
5. Knowledge of various contracting mechanisms, such as IQCs, Task Orders, Reagent Rental Agreements and Rent-to-own contracting;
6. Experience with FAR and AIDAR regulations that govern USAID-funded procurement preferred;
7. Able to work independently as part of an international team located in various time zones.
8. Experience working with senior government officials and collaborating with various stakeholders;
9. Strong representational and interpersonal skills;
10. Sound judgment, ability to identify and resolve policy and operational constraints; 11. Strong sense of integrity and willingness to undergo a criminal background check.

sexta-feira, agosto 22, 2008

Oportunidades - agricultura em Timor

Rural Engineer, RDP III PMU
Date Posted: 19 Aug 2008
Organization: GTZ
Country/Region: Timor
Apply By: 10 Sep 2008
Please reference the "Recruiting Center at" when you apply by email.

Job Level: Senior-Level
Tender - Rural Development Programme Phase III, Programme Management Unit Dili, Timor-Leste
EC-Tender: TA to the Government of Timor-Leste to assist the management of the "Rural Development Programme (RDP) Phase III" Programme Management Unit
The overall objective of the project is to contribute to poverty alleviation and socio-economic development in particular in the poorer rural areas in Timor Leste.
The purpose of this contract is to contribute to the development of national policies and strategies in the selected topics while establishing associated activities in Manufahi District (extension services, agribusiness activities and rural roads) to act as a model for development. While doing so, the programme will consolidate and expand on activities of the previous RDP I and II while providing transition to programme activities under the 10th EDF.
Tasks of the Project are:
- To assist the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF) in ensuring overall monitoring of the programme
- To prepare reports and programme estimates
- To enhance visibility of the RDP III - To improve agricultural production
- To improve rural services to the private sector
- To foster sound environmentally agro-forestry practices - To contribute to rural roads improvement
- To build management capacity of MAF and other Ministries
For the position of a Rural Engineer we are looking for a candidate with the following qualifications and skills:
- University Degree in Civil or Rural Engineering (or equivalent)
- Process Management competences (facilitation of stakeholder involvement, agenda setting, process organisation and timing of contributions, shared learning and communication, sutainable institutional and organisational outcomes)
- Progamme and Project Cycle Management (PCM) competences
- Strong administrative and organisational skills
- problem solving and forward looking capabilities
- Excellent analytical skills
- Excellent communication skills, team management skills
- Experinence in budget planning an monitoring analysis - Needs to be fluent in English. Knowledge of Bahasa Indonesia, Portuguese and/or Tetum would be an advantage and have the ability to communicate technical ideas ot non-experts.
General professional experience:
- Minimum of 10 years of experience in the field of Rural Infrastructure
- Knowledge of EDF/ALA procedures is an asset
- Knowledge of the region is an asset
- Knowledge of Portuguese, Tetum and/or Bahasa Indonesia is an asset
Specific professional experience:
- Preferably 5 years experience in the field of Rural Roads projects
- Good experience in labour intensive rural road rehabilitation projects
- Sound knowledge and experience in developing and implementing rural road rehabilitation projects
- Sound knowledge and experience in implementing/developing road maintenance systems - Capacitiy to implement a rural road prioritization survey
- Experience in ACP and/or Asian countries If your profile suits these requirements we would highly appreciate if you would send us your application. The intended commencement date is January 2009. The period of execution of the contract will be 48 months.
This is a full-time assignment (900 man-days within a 48 month contract period)
To apply, please make use of our online-application facility under

Outras oportunidades em Timor Leste:

Procurement & Recruitment TA Specialist
Government of Timor-Leste/World Bank
19 August 2008

Rural Engineer, RDP III PMU
19 August 2008

Contracts and Finance Expert, RDP III PMU
19 August 2008

Team Leader, Agriculturalist, RDP III PMU
19 August 2008

Country Representative
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
21 August 2008

quinta-feira, agosto 21, 2008

Consulting Skills Workshop, 25-26-27 Setembro 2008

Um workshop promovido pelo CENTROP e a PPP Lusofonia vai permitir aos especialistas e profissionais, que querem dedicar-se à consultoria internacional, reforçar as suas capacidades de consultoria e de relacionamento com os clientes.

O workshop intensivo de 20H , é ministrado por Jeffrey Frankel, um especialista com largos anos de experiência de formação em grandes empresas de consultoria.

Este workshop apresenta uma visão global das etapas a cumprir com vista à oferta, contratação e execução de serviços de consultoria, com ênfase nas competências necessárias em cada fase do aprocesso.

Após a conclusão deste programa, os participantes serão capazes de descrever e compreender as etapas e as questões do processo de venda/oferta e execução de serviços de consultoria. Serão capazes de utilizar os procedimentos e técnicas básicos de cada uma das etapas, e poderão integrar-se numa equipa com consultores mais seniores que utilizem procedimentos mais avançados. Este workshop está concebido para potenciar o valor e o impacto dos conhecimentos técnicos e profissionais dos participantes para os clientes da consultoria em qualquer ramo de actividade.

O workshop está estruturado para assegurar que os participantes experimentem os desafios de situações da vida real. Terão a oportunidade de aplicar as ferramentas e as técnicas , apresentadas em pequenas sessões teóricas, a situações simuladas de negócios com limitação de tempo e de recursos. O estudo de casos será utilizado para permitir aos participantes abordar a gama completa de serviços de consultoria e para enfatizar as melhores práticas. Os participantes aprenderão as técnicas essenciais do processo, incluindo elementos fundamentais, tais como gestão de projectos e gestão de tempo.

O workshop concentra-se no desenvolvimento das competências pessoais necessárias:
- em todas as áreas de trabalho de consultoria;
- para assistir clientes e colegas no diagnóstico de problemas e no desenvolvimento de soluções apropriadas;
- para estabelecer relacionamentos produtivos com colegas, fornecedores e clientes.

No final, os participantes recebem um CD com todos os conteúdos do curso bem como bibliografia adicional relevante.

O workshop representa um desafio considerável, com uma abordagem muito interactiva e com um elevado grau de envolvimento dos participantes. Ao longo do curso, os participantes ganham consciência e desenvolvem as suas capacidades pessoais, incluindo observação, questionamento, construção de consensos, facilitação, construção de equipas, apresentação, resolução de problemas, tomada de decisão, gestão de tempo, para além de dar e receber feedback.

Os Destinatários desta acção são os técnicos e profissionais interessados ou activos em consultoria internacional.

Data e duração: quinta-feira, 25-Setembro-2008, 18:00-20:30
sexta-feira, 26-Setembro-2008, 9:00-18:00
sábado, 27-Setembro-2008, 9:00-18:00
Local: ISA, Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Tapada da Ajuda
Preço: EUR 150, incluindo a documentação, certificado, cafés, almoço em grupo na sexta-feira e no sábado.

Coordenação: Jeffrey Frankel (Phd em Química, MBA), formador com 10 anos de experiência na formação de consultores na Europa, vai ministrar o workshop em inglês, para que possam beneficiar profissionalmente aqueles cuja prática da língua inglesa necessita de evoluir
Uma actividade do CENTROP, em parceria com os VSF Portugal -Veterinários sem Fronteiras Portugal, com a INOVISA - Associação para a Inovação e o Desenvolvimento Empresarial e com a PPP Lusofonia. Apoios do IPAD.
INSCRIÇÕES On-Line, capacidade limitada

CENTROP -Instituto Superior de Agronomia, UTL
Tapada da Ajuda 1349-017 Lisboa PORTUGAL
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