UN WOMEN CONSULTANCY: SHARE POINT TECHNICIAN TO DEVELOP LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN REGIONAL AND COUNTRY INTRANET SITES

Location : New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Application Deadline :27-Oct-12
Additional CategoryManagement
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English   Spanish  
Duration of Initial Contract :35 Working Days

Background

Grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, UN Women works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. Placing women's rights at the center of all its efforts, the UN Women will lead and coordinate United Nations (UN) System efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It will provide strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States' priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.

UN Women launched its Regional Center for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) in Panama following a series of consultations which enabled UN Women to identify a number of sectors and issues as priority programmes for the next years. As per the LAC regional strategy, the priority areas of  work are:

  • expand women's leadership and participation;
  • enhance women's economic empowerment;
  • end violence against women.  
It uses a number of strategies to achieve results in relation to all of its areas of work. Increasingly it is looking to utilize South-South Cooperation as a means to stimulate knowledge sharing, policy advocacy, and increased institutional capacities that promote gender equality.  

UN Women stands at the center of the architecture for gender equality within the UN system. It is mandated to act as a “knowledge hub/centre” on gender equality and women’s empowerment.  [1] A key element to fulfill this mandate will be UN Women investment to become a stronger learning organization. This learning will draw upon UN Women’s own well planned, executed, documented and evaluated programmes; on-going policy and normative interventions; UN coordination efforts; and analysis on the part of UN Women and of expert partners connected to UN Women through its communities.

Electronic information and content management tools are essential in this process. Such tools are needed to meet growth with systems to manage, organize, codify and enable searching for information and content; bringing together sources of information and people. UN Women has recently invested in significantly upgrading its information infrastructure and is using Sharepoint 2010 as its new intranet/extranet platform.

Under the guidance of UN Women LAC, a technical consultant is required to build a site within the overall organizational structure for the Latin America and Caribbean Region, based on an existing plan for the site. This will build upon existing functionality within the overall Sharepoint system for content management, networking and collaboration, social networking, user feedback systems, profile management, (limited) workflows and other tools.  The consultant will also support content migration and tagging from multiple and dispersed locations to the Regional Office intranet/extranet platform within UN Women corporate intranet, though population of the content will be an on-going process. . The space will serve as an information management and knowledge platform for the region and will link to country spaces that will follow a similar design


[1] The mandates for this work are established in Para 11 (i) of the Secretary-General’s comprehensive proposal (A/64/588) and the UN Women strategic plan (UNW/2011/9). The Field Capacity Assessment and extensive partner consultations conducted in 2011 also confirmed the importance of this role according to United Nations, national governmental and non-governmental partners.

Duties and Responsibilities

Deliverables:
  • Build LAC Regional Sharepoint Site based on template provided.
  • Build Country Sites for 10 Countries
  • Build one Multi-Country Site
  • Set permissions levels for users in consultation with UN Women LAC
  • Migrate and tag specific content from UN Women LAC Geo Section share drive and former UNIFEM intranet. This will require close coordination with UN Women staff in HQ and field offices to gather and upload content.
  • Establish extranet for LAC Civil Society Advisory Group
  • Establish extranet for LAC Secretary-General UNiTE Campaign

Competencies

Core Values and Guiding Principles:

  • Integrity:  Demonstrating consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.
  • Cultural Sensitivity/Valuing diversity: Demonstrating an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff.  Demonstrating an international outlook, appreciating differences in values and learning from cultural diversity. 

Core Competencies:

  • Ethics and Values: Promoting Ethics and Integrity / Creating Organizational Precedents
  • Organizational Awareness:  Building support and political acumen
  • Developing and Empowering People / Coaching and Mentoring: Building staff competence, creating an environment of creativity and innovation.
  • Working in Teams: Building and promoting effective teams
  • Communicating Information and Ideas:  Creating and promoting enabling environment for open communication
  • Self-management and Emotional intelligence:  Creating an emotionally intelligent organization
  • Conflict Management / Negotiating and Resolving Disagreements:  Leveraging conflict in the interests of the organization & setting standards
  • Knowledge Sharing / Continuous Learning:  Sharing knowledge across the organization and building a culture of knowledge sharing and learning.
  • Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making:  Fair and transparent decision making; calculated risk-taking.
Functional Competencies:
  • Excellent working knowledge of sharepoint
  • Understanding of UN Women’s mandate will be an asset.
  • Ability to deliver products on time.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • University degree in ICT, Computer Science, Software development or a similar field

Experience:

  • At least five years’ experience in designing, developing and managing web-pages
Language Requirements:
  • Fluent in English and Spanish

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