Monday, August 6, 2018

List of Opportunities at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

  Xpresstz       Monday, August 6, 2018
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Background
The Government of The United Republic of Tanzania through National Counter-Terrorism Centre (NCTC) has initiated a project for the development of a web-based knowledge management portal with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Due to the rising risk of Violent Extremism (VE), which has a direct impact on peace, security, and sustainable development, UNDP in collaboration with the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania and national stakeholders came up with a project to support a developmental national effort for preventing and responding to violent extremism. A Plan of Action to prevent violent extremism was presented by UN Secretary General to UN General Assembly in 2016 that provides a framework to tackle violent extremism through preventive measures addressing the drivers was put into consideration. Particularly, Goal 16 on the promotion of peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development.


Due to the rising risk of Violent Extremism (VE), which has direct impact on peace, security, and sustainable development, UNDP and the Government of Tanzania came up with a program to support a developmental national effort for preventing and responding to violent extremism. A plan of action to prevent violent extremism presented by UN Secretary General to UN General Assembly in 2016 that provides a framework to tackle violent extremism through preventive measures addressing the drivers was put into consideration. Particularly, Goal 16 on the promotion of peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development.
Under the project a web-based knowledge management portal needs to be developed. The platform will facilitate a better understanding of Violent Extremism in Tanzania. It should make existing knowledge more accessible and is intended to be a dynamic resource tool, which will include sections on news and events, in-country policy and projects, regional and international good practices, document repository for research, catalogue with PVE professionals and researchers with local knowledge and a project blog. All sections will be available only to registered users. There will be different user types with different levels of access to the information on the website. The landing page will only consist of information about the platform and how to apply to become a registered user.
Duties and Responsibilities
The contractor will work under the direct supervision of the PVE Project Team. The contractor will perform the following tasks:
Develop a web based knowledge portal using the industry’s best-known technology;
Carry out the full system development lifecycle in developing the digital platform and highlight the same in the proposal;
Develop both back end and front-end of the system in a user-friendly platform; and
Conduct training and documentation for both administration and all level of users of the system.
Competencies
Corporate Competencies
Demonstrates diplomacy and tact in dealing with sensitive and complex situations;
Professionalism:
Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter;
Demonstrated the ability to negotiate and apply sound judgment;
Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results;
Knowledge of web standards, accessibility and usability compliance issues.
Knowledge of web development tools.
Knowledge of SQL.
Knowledge of System Design, Applications Development and Client Server systems.
Knowledge of best practices in digital and online communications.
A creative thinker with solid experience and understanding of how to most effectively harness the web and online technologies to communicate and engage.
Promote quality and applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality
Manages competing demands and changes approach or methods to suit the situation.
Planning & Organizing:
Organizes and accurately completes multiple tasks by establishing priorities while taking into consideration special assignments, frequent interruptions, deadlines, available resources and multiple reporting relationships.
Plan, coordinate and organize workload while remaining aware of changing priorities and competing deadlines.
Establishes, builds and maintains effective working relationships with staff and clients to achieve the planned results.
Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
Highest standards of integrity, discretion and loyalty.
Knowledge of project development and planning; Excellent coordination, organization and planning skills, with the ability to work under pressure; Focus on impact and results; Conscientious;
Required Skills and Experience
Education:
Master’s degree (or higher) in Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Management or related discipline of the project lead
Experience:
At least three years of experience in designing and building effective, user-friendly web platforms with a similar type of organization.
Language Requirements:
Fluency in spoken and written English and Swahili are mandatory.
How to Submit Proposals:
Proposals should be submitted to icprocurement.tz@undp.org e-mail address not later than Friday, 17 August 2018 at 1:00 pm (EAT);
Applications with no financial offer or missing P11 form and CV or the required documents for the technical evaluation will not be considered for evaluation;
All necessary information for this post (TOR, Deliverables, Target dates, etc. are presented in the ICPN) therefore applicant must download it from the following link: http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=48689
Each email should be less than 8MB; emails over this size will not be received to the above-mentioned account;
Any request for clarification must be sent in writing, or by standard electronic communication to the e-mail address tenders.tz@undp.org.
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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