Saturday, January 23, 2016

Consultant (IT Developer) - UNDP (Apply by: January 31, 2016)

Location :
Home Based
Application Deadline :
Type of Contract :
Individual Contract
Post Level :
International Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :
15 months on retainer basis
Expected Duration of Assignment :
260 days
Location :
Home Based

The EC UNDP Joint Task Force in Electoral Assistance (JTF) was established in 2007, to further strengthen and facilitate the already existing EC-UNDP partnership in the field of electoral assistance and improve the overall efficiency and adherence of the projects to the common EC-UNDP strategic approach. The JTF monitors and supports the EC-UNDP Partnership in Electoral Assistance, which, since 2004, has seen over $1 billion of EU funds support UNDP-implemented electoral assistance projects in approximately 50 countries. The JTF also develops and implements, in association with the European Commission, numerous training events and thematic workshops, as well as knowledge products on matters related to electoral assistance learned from experience implementing the national level projects. The success of the EC-UNDP Partnership in Electoral Assistance was referenced in the biennial report of the Secretary-General to the General Assembly on the UN’s work in support of elections, where he said that “UNDP continues to deliver a significant part of its electoral assistance activities within the formal framework of its partnership with the European Union.
In addition to joint projects at the country level, the partnership has hosted a number of global thematic workshops, including on elections and violence, the use of technology and sustainability in electoral administration…the first, held in Kenya in 2012, focused on taking informed decisions about the possible introduction of technology in electoral processes. The second, in Mozambique in 2013, discussed sustainability in electoral administration more broadly, including the future of international electoral assistance. Participants agreed that comprehensive and consultative feasibility studies should be carried out before introducing new technological solutions into election processes.”
The day to day work of the JTF is divided between country-level support and knowledge production/training events. At the country level, JTF personnel participate in the formulation missions that lead to EC financial contributions to UNDP-managed electoral assistance projects. These formulation missions both assist the EU Delegations in the preparation of their programming documents, as well as ensuring that the recommendations of EU Election Observation Missions are programmed into the eventual projects, where harmonised with both the recommendations of the UN electoral Needs Assessment Mission and the UNDP CPD/CPAP priorities. JTF personnel often also participate in the DPA-led electoral Needs Assessment Missions themselves, on behalf of UNDP. Furthermore, the JTF assists the EC-UNDP projects to the end of the contractual obligations; seeks policy convergence in both organization’s electoral assistance, including advocating adherence to UN and multilateral norms and standards; and better positions UNDP with the EC in the domain of electoral assistance and related areas. On the knowledge production front, the JTF encourages the professional development of EC and UNDP staff, and supports the capacity building of electoral administrations where the EU and UNDP provide electoral assistance support. This knowledge production and dissemination takes form of face-to-face trainings and conferences, research and publications, and development of eLearning courses.
During 2016, the JTF will also work closely with the GPECS regional component for Arab States in the design and implementation of a number of knowledge products with specific Arab World focus, for which graphic design will be necessary.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance of the UNDP Senior Electoral Advisor of the Joint EC-UNDP Task Force on Electoral Assistance (JTF) the Reporting/Coordination Expert will undertake the following tasks/deliverables:
·        Deliverable 1- Storyboarding and development of one new eLearning course on gender and elections based on an existing publication and in close cooperation with the UNDP  Regional Electoral Support project for Middle East and North Africa (50 days);
·        Deliverable 2 - Development of French/Arabic versions of the deliverable 1 (30 days);
·        Deliverable 3 - Storyboarding and development of one new eLearning course on elections as an inclusive process (with particular emphasis on youth participation) based on a new publication and in close cooperation with the UNDP  electoral assistance project in Nepal (50 days);
·        Deliverable 4 - Development of French/Arabic versions of the deliverable 3 (30 days);
·        Deliverable 5 - Storyboarding and development of one new eLearning course on electoral violence/security based on an existing publication and in close cooperation with the UNDP  Regional Electoral Support project for Middle East and North Africa (50 days)
·        Deliverable 6 - Development of French/Arabic versions of the deliverable 5 (30 days);
·        Deliverable 7 - Maintenance and development of the eLearning portal in 4 languages (20 days).

Core Competencies:
·        Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
·        Promotes the vision, mission and strategic goals of the UN system;
·        Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
Functional Competencies:
·        Strong knowledge of server-side scripting technologies like PHP (prefered), Ruby or Python;
·        Excellent knowledge of JavaScript, HTML, ActionScript, CSS and XML;
·        in-depth knowledge of object oriented programming;
·        Good knowledge of software architecture patterns (MVC and ORM);
·        Good communication and interpersonal skills, ability to foster networks and partnerships;
·        Attention to detail;
·        Ability to work in a team and to communicate in a clear fashion.

Required Skills and Experience
·        Minimum BA (or related Diploma) in Information Technology/Computer Science, Graphic Design, or related field.
·        Minimum 5 years of work experience in the fields of: software engineering, eLearning and web applications design and implementation.
·        Experience in database systems (MySQL and PostgreSQL), software architecture patterns (MVC and ORM).
·        Experience/familiarity with the UN system is an asset.
·        Experience/familiarity with electoral administration matters is an asset;
·        Experience of design and implementation of web applications;
·        Experience in software testing is a plus;
·        Experience in graphical design, Photoshop, Illustrator and video production is a plus;
·        Experience in Linux server environments;
·        Experience with LMS and CMS;
·        Experience with database systems (MySQL and PostgreSQL);
·        Experience of design and implementation of eLearning applications;
·        Experience in video, sound and animation techniques;
·        Use of version control system (Git preferably);
·        Preferably have a creative/multimedia background;
·        Preferably experience in developing/designing of the same and/or similar products.
·        Fluency in English.

Evaluation of Applicants:
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on a cumulative analysis taking into consideration the combination of the applicants’ qualifications and financial proposal.
The award of the contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
·        a) Responsive/compliant/acceptable; and
·        b) Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation. 
Only the highest ranked candidates who would be found qualified for the job will be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Technical Criteria - 70% of total evaluation – max. 100 points total:
·        Criteria A – Relevant work experience– max points: 35;
·        Criteria B – Database systems experience – max points: 45;
·        Criteria C – Familiarity with the UN system -- max points: 10;
·        Criteria D – Familiarity with electoral administration matters -- max points: 10.

Financial Criteria - 30% of total evaluation
Application procedures:
Interested consultants must include the following documents when submitting the applications in UNDP Job Shop (Please note that only 1 (one) file can be uploaded therefore please include all documents in one file):
The application should contain:
·        Cover letter explaining why you are the most suitable candidate for the advertised position. Please paste the letter into the "Resume and Motivation" section of the electronic application;
·        Filled P11 form including past experience in similar projects and contact details of referees;
(blank form can be downloaded from ); please upload the P11 instead of your CV;
·        Financial Proposal* specifying – IT Developer, and daily fee. Applicants are instructed to submit their financial proposals, in US Dollars for this consultancy to using the financial proposal template available here: by 31st January 2016.
·        Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please make sure you have provided all requested materials
*Please note that the financial proposal should include only the daily fee. No other costs (travel, per diem, insurance, any other expenses related to the performance of services...) shall be taken into account.
Payments will be made only upon confirmation of UNDP on delivering on the contract obligations in a satisfactory manner. Consultants are also required to comply with the UN security directives set forth under
General Terms and conditions as well as other related documents can be found under:
Qualified women and members of minorities are encouraged to apply.
Due to large number of applications we receive, we are able to inform only the successful candidates about the outcome or status of the selection process.
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

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