Individual Consultant – LMS Development (For Indian Nationals only)


Location : New Delhi, INDIA
Application Deadline :08-Oct-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English  

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.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


Background

The UN’s Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT) is responsible for defining the strategic direction for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to the UN Secretariat. It provides oversight of ICT programmes, budgets, and decision-making to ensure alignment with the Secretariat’s overall ICT strategy.

The Strategic Solutions unit at India is supporting various ICT development initiatives. In this unit we are currently looking for Individual Consultants to support us comprehend, conceptualize, and produce effective eLearning platform.

Within delegated authority, and in close cooperation with the Software Production Coordinator, the LMS Development Consultant will be responsible for the Duties and Responsibilities mentioned in the section below.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform design, configure, customize, and implement responsive and effective LMS systems. Having Moodle as base.
  • Implement multi-tenancy scalable LMS architecture
  • Installation and configuration Moodle / Totara systems
  • Working with Moodle installations based on MySQL and Postgre SQL as well
  • Implementing custom bespoke dashboards
  • Preparing custom plugins like local plugins, blocks, reports etc.
  • Implementing custom enrollment methods
  • Communicate effectively with the development team.
  • Maintain project documentation and course folders during the project lifecycle.;
  • Ensures assets/data security and integrity.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Payment Scheduled: Payments will be deliverable linked per the following schedule of payments

Outputs and Deliverables

Payment Milestone

Deliverable target

  • Installation and configuration of a large-scale Moodle based LMS. Using latest version.
  • Installation of latest Moodle code on AWS cloud
  • Design and configuration of the LMS to ensure large scale access – five million users.
  • Enabling features and developing three APIs for external connections with other LMSs and reporting platform.
  • Code review of all the development undertaken

 

40%

31 October 2021

  • In consultation with the Software Production Coordinator, undertake Front-end development for the enhancement of user experience in the above installed Moodle instance. Only two iterations would be required and the product would be finalized/accepted.
  • Code review of all the development undertaken.

 

30%

  1. November 2021
  • Dashboard and reports development for the installed Moodle instance.
  • Providing 10 custom reports.

 

30%

31 December 2021

 


Competencies

  • Professionalism: Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Strong analytical, research, reporting and writing abilities. Strong organizational and process management competencies. Ability to rapidly analyze and integrate diverse information from varied sources. Ability to produce a variety of written media products in a clear, concise, journalistic style. Ability to deliver oral presentations to various audiences. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns. Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities, and remains calm in stressful situations. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges.
  • Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honors commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost, and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight, and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.
  • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; builds consensus for task purpose and direction with team members; supports and acts in accordance with final group decisions, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.


Required Skills and Experience

  • Education: University degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in computer science or related field.
  • Experience: A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in the planning, design, development, implementation and maintenance of computer information systems or related area. Moodle and core PHP experience is a must.
  • Languages: English and Hindi

Evaluation Crieteria:

The award of the contract shall be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as response and having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.

  • Technical Criteria weight - 70%.
  • Financial Criteria weight - 30%.

Criteria for Technical Evaluation:

  • Qualification – 10 marks.
  • Relevant Work Experience – 60 marks.

Criteria for Financial Evaluation:

  • Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points (70% of the total technical points) would be considered for the financial evaluation.

Technically qualified consultants will be requested to submit their lumpsum financial proposal in INR i.e.consultants who score more than or equivalent 70% i.e. 49 marks with respect to the above-mentioned evaluation criteria.Consultant should not specify their financial proposal on their CV or with the submission. The CV will not be evaluated further in case the consultant submits the same.

Document to be submitted:
Updated Curriculum Vitae (particularly highlighting similar assignments and work experiences);

Note:

  1. Any kind of miscellaneous charges i.e. internet, phone, relocation charges etc. would not be reimbursed.
  2. Travel, lodging and boarding as per UNDP rules subject to prior approval.
  3. Individuals working with institutions may also apply, contract would be issued in the name ofinstitutionforthespecificservices of the individual.

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 treatedwith the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment,and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.



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