Business Entry Reform Consultant IFC

International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, fosters sustainable economic growth in developing countries by financing private sector investment, mobilizing private capital in local and international financial markets, and providing advisory services to businesses and governments. Our purpose is to create opportunity for people to escape poverty and improve their lives in the areas where it’s needed most.

IFC in Indonesia aims to: reduce the impact of climate change, improve rural incomes, and promote sustainable urbanization. To achieve these objectives, IFC in Indonesia combines investment and advisory services to expand access to finance, extend the reach of infrastructure, strengthen commodity-based supply chains, and improve the business environment.
IFC Office in Jakarta now is seeking to recruit:

Short-Term Consultant – Business Entry Reform, Jakarta Simplification Component e-Licensing Software

Indonesia faces a multitude of investment climate issues, among others poor physical infrastructure and disharmony of regulations at the national and sub-national level. The Doing Business (DB) 2010 survey ranks Indonesia at 122 of 183 countries in ease of doing business. This ranking is significantly behind most of the country’s neighbors and signifies Indonesia’s acute need to engage in regulatory reform. At the government’s request, the project sets out to help advance the regulatory reform process for business regulations in the Jakarta Province.

As the project progresses, a need to shift from manually processing the workflow into a more automated one has emerged. Previously IFC Indonesia had developed a prototype for e-licensing software. The project is currently looking to adapt the prototype software to best meet our government client’s needs.

As part of ensuring effective on-the-ground execution of streamlined licensing procedures, the project looks to help the government client to move from manual process to automation. The benefits of the automation will include: i) minimizing human error, ii) minimizing duplication of efforts, iii) improving availability and quality of database and reports, iv) improving ability to trace processing time and bottlenecks, and so on.

The short-term individual consultant (STC) is expected to help the project in designing and implementing the automation.

Consultant Qualifications

  • Significant hands-on experience in IT application development, preferably for government-related operations / offices.
  • A sound grasp of IT application development process.
  • Knowledge of IT application industry in Indonesia– required to assess potential vendor/partner capabilities and reputation
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Indonesian
  • Knowledge/familiarity of Indonesian government procurement is a plus

Ownership of Materials
Any deliverables under this assignment in any forms will be the property of IFC, including any intellectual property developed under this assignment. All project deliverables, including reports and other creative work called for by these Terms of Reference, in written, graphic, audio, visual, electronic or other forms shall acknowledge the support of IFC. Such acknowledgment shall contain the IFC logo. The IFC logo should be included in all documents published and distributed. All events that take place in order to extract information, to validate the results, or to distribute the documents, should have an IFC banner.

The IFC can use the accumulated experience of this project to support other legal procedure simplification projects in Indonesia or any other countries in the world. Please submit your application to aloppies@ifc.org.

Closing date for applications is January 16, 2010.
All applications will be treated in strict confidence and ONLY short-listed candidates will be contacted.

No telephone calls, faxes or letters will be accepted.

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