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 Grant - CONSULTING SERVICES: Quality Management in the Road Sector Projects in Azerbaijan (Azeryolservis)

 Duration: 02.06.2011 - 14.06.2011

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IDF Grant for Quality Management in the Road Sector
(IDF Grant No. TF096927)

CONSULTING SERVICES: Quality Management in the Road Sector Projects in Azerbaijan


The Government of Azerbaijan has received an IDF Grant from the World Bank and intends to apply part of the proceeds of this Grant for the Consulting Services for Quality Management in the Road Sector Projects in Azerbaijan. The Consultant is expected to closely collaborate and provide support and local perspective to the international consultant who will bear primary responsibility for implementation of the project.

The main objective of the project is to help Azeryolservis OJSC (AYS) to establish a sound quality management system in order to deliver better public services in the road sector. The project activities will include diagnostic review of current practices of AYS in quality management, implementation of comprehensive technical audit for the selected highway project, gathering stakeholders' feedback & consensus, including organization of the stakeholder workshop, preparation of implementation action plan on improvement of quality management in the road sector, development of Quality Management Manual and Technical Audit Guidelines, implementation of related capacity building activities within AYS.

The Consultant will have the following key responsibilities under the assignment:

- Provide support and local perspective to international consultant in implementation of all tasks envisaged under the assignment, as necessary;
- Be fully responsible for preparation of Azerbaijani versions of all normative documents (Manuals, Guidelines, etc.) due under the assignment based on the English versions prepared by the international consultant. Azerbaijani versions of the normative documents should be original documents and not simple translation from English. They should be developed to high local standards and have acceptable format and style for subsequent official approval by relevant government agencies.
- Editing and proofreading of Azerbaijani translations of all reports prepared under the project;
- Liaison with government agencies.

Relevant candidates are expected to have Masters Degree (Engineering and Law are preferable), or equivalent, but necessarily have very good understanding of the road sector issues in Azerbaijan. Excellent writing skills (especially in Azerbaijani) and experience in preparation of normative and legal documents in Azerbaijan, are essential. Good experience in providing consultancy services is necessary. Excellent knowledge of Azerbaijani and good knowledge of English are key prerequisites. The Consultant should be able to work in one team with international consultant, share with ARS staff his/her knowledge and practical skills, so good communication skills are also important.

The Consultant's total time input for the work is approximately 14 staff-months during 20 months of total duration of the assignment.

Interested Individual Consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the above services (experience in similar projects, proof of availability of appropriate knowledge and skills, etc.).

An Individual Consultant will be selected based on Section 5 of the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers, May 2004 revised October 2006 and May 2010. The works are expected to commence not later than July 2011.

Interested Individual consultants may obtain further information at the address below from 10:00 to 16:00 hours.

Expression of Interest must be delivered to the address below not later than June 14, 2011.

Ministry of Transport of the Azerbaijan Republic
"Azeryolservis" OJC,
Mr. J.G.Gurbanov, Chairman of Azeryolservis OJC
Azerbaijan, AZ 1010 Baku, Uzeyir Hajibeyov str. 72/4
Tel: (+994 12) 493 00 45
Fax: (+994 12) 493 46 65

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