This call for expression of interest follows the General Procurement Notice published in UNDB Online Paperform of July 17, 2013.
The Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa (OHADA) has received a grant from the International Development Association and intends to use part of this grant to make payments within the framework of the contract for the hiring of an individual consultant, Expert accountant specialized in the teaching of accounting and preparation to accountancy.
The overall objective of the consultant's mission is to propose the creation of a new curriculum retained by professionals and to improve the system of training in general and issuing of a Diploma of Accounting Expertise at OHADA level, so as to strengthen the quality of future professional accountants and increase the number of qualified accountants and graduate professionals. The duration of the assignment is three (03) months.
Nature of services:
To propose of a new curriculum, in accordance with international best practices with a detailed training program, define a system of admission to the preparation course for public accounting, specify the process of organization and conduct of examinations, the internship program and the assessment and equivalence system with other training courses, taking into account the needs and realities of the OHADA space;
To propose a new draft regulation with a view to finalizing the creation of the diploma for training in public accounting;
To assist in the operationalization of the new curriculum for training in public accounting by proposing a governance scheme for the diploma;
To estimate the costs of implementing this training;
To identify possible accompanying measures, in particular by communicating with the various schools and universities in the OHADA area and CAMES, or even equivalence at the international level with other training courses;
To propose a management mechanism or structure (its mission, organizational structure and financing) that will be in charge of:
• Organizing examinations of accounting curriculum;
• Organizing professional internships;
• Negotiating for the recognition of the diploma at CAMES and equivalences with other diplomas in the OHADA or foreign zones
The Investment Climate Improvement Project within the OHADA Space invites eligible candidates to express interest in providing the services described above. Interested consultants must provide information demonstrating that they possess the required qualifications and experience relevant to the performance of the Services (references regarding the performance of similar contracts, experience under similar conditions, etc.).
The individual consultant must be an accountant expert specialized in the teaching of accounting and preparation to accountancy with ten (10) years of experience. He shall also show proof of :
o Significant experience in accompanying public accounting institutions (training, development of tools);
o Significant experience in training;
o Significant experience (teaching and accounting) in the field of certification of diplomas or accreditation of schools;
o Good knowledge of training within the OHADA space
Experience with similar projects on redesigning training programs and development of curricula for convergence to international education norms (IES of IFAC) will be an added advantage.
Consultants are informed that the provisions of paragraph 1.9 of the Guidelines on the Selection and Use of Consultants by the Borrowers of the World Bank in connection with IDA’s Loans and Credits and Grants from January 2011 ("Consultant Guidelines") relating to the World Bank's conflict of interest rules apply.
A Consultant will be selected based on the qualification method as described in the Consultant Guidelines.
Interested Consultants may obtain additional information at the address below at 9:00 am to 3:30 pm local time.
Expressions of interest must be sent by e-mail or physically deposited at the address below by 05 January 2017 at 2 pm local time with the information:
FOR THE HIRING OF AN INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT, EXPERT ACCOUNTANT SPECIALIZED IN THE TEACHING OF ACCOUNTING AND PREPARATION TO ACCOUNTANCY
OHADA Building, quartier Hippodrome, opposite MINREX, P.O.Box 10071 Yaounde-CAMEROON
Tel. : + 237 222 21 09 05; Fax : + 237 222 21 67 45 - E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
The Permanent Secretary
Prof. Dorothé Cossi SOSSA