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Daily Nation : February 13th 2014
34 | DAILY NATION Thursday February 13, 2014 CALLS FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Roll-out of a Quality Management System at the Secretariat of the East African Community Introduction The East African Community (EAC) is the regional intergovernmental organisation of the Republics of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, with its headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania. The Community, in collaboration with the GIZ (German International Cooperation), is rolling out a Quality Management System (QMS) to the EAC Secretariat with the overall objective to receive ISO certification by end of 2015.The Finance Department shall receive certification by December 2014. Objective and duration of the Assignment The primary objective of the consultancy assignment is to design and facilitate the implementation (roll-out) of the ISO 9001: 2008 based Quality Management System to all Directorates and Departments at the EAC Secretariat with the objective of receiving ISO certification by the end of December 2015.The duration of the assignment is expected to start on1st May 2014 and shall be finalized by December 2015. There is no option for extension of the assignment. The Consulting is expected to provide experts with the following qualifications and experience: • 1 expert for up to 13 experts-months (key expert 1team leader) with at least a Masters degreein strategic management, operations managementand a minimum of 10 years work experience in developing and implementing Quality Management Systems both on a strategic and an operational level. • 1 expert for up to 10 experts-months (key expert 2 - QMS expert) with at least 8 years solid experience in QMS development, implementation, maintenance and attainment of certification. • Up to 2 experts for up to 25 experts-months to support documentation, flow-charting and certification process with at least 3 years in QMS development, implementation, maintenance and attainment of certification. The consultant’s main activities will be requested between May 2014 and December 2015. The assignment requires the consultant(s) to be on-site at the EAC Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania in regular and frequent intervals.Up to 12 trips for a duration of up to 2 weeks each shall be required for the team or part of the team during the assignment. Deadline for Submission of Expression of Interests: February 28, 2014 Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org the full ToRs including a template for the requested information and return the filled formatto the same email address no later than 28.2.2014. The evaluation of the expressions of interest is expected to be completed by 07.03.2014.
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