Individual Consultant – Data Visualization Specialist (for Internationals only)


Location : New Delhi, INDIA
Application Deadline :13-Oct-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International 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 following contractor will support the work OICT has been asked to carry out as a partner within the framework of the "United Nations Office of Counter Terrorism / United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre's Global Coordinated Programme on Detecting, Preventing and Countering the Financing of Terrorism," which seeks to enhance the capacity of all Member States in the implementation of Security Council Resolutions 2462 (2019) and 2482 (2019) calling for the strengthening of global efforts to combat money laundering and the financing of terrorism. OICT is building a proof of concept (PoC) for goFintel, the next-generation software platform, which aims to enhance Member States' capacity to collect, use, retain, and transfer tactical and strategic intelligence by employing emerging technologies remaining in compliance with international and regional standards.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participate in the development, programming, testing, debugging and implementation of new application systems releases, reusable components, modules and functionalities, using established standards for IT technologies, programming languages and tools.
  • Translate large amounts of data into immersive, interactive and granular graphical representations with interactive network diagrams, charts and dashboards applying best practices of data visualization and graphic design theories, using open source and free-to-use tools and libraries.
  • Prepare technical and user documentation for deployed computer application systems, as well as training materials and conduct technical presentations.
  • Maintain functional specifications for computer application systems, programs and procedures developed and/or modified.
  • Ensure 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

Implementation and documentation of:

  1. Graph data modelling

25%

30 November 2021

  1. Interactive network diagram

25%

31 December 2021

  1. Data visualization

25%

15 February 2022

  1. Reports and dashboard design

25%

31 March 2022


Competencies

Functional Competencies:

  • Professionalism
  • Planning and organizing
  • Accountability
  • Communication
  • Creativity


Required Skills and Experience

Education:     

  • University degree (Bachelor's degree or equivalent) in computer science, information systems 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.
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience with Angular, Bootstrap, D3.js, CSS and HTML
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience building custom visualizations and dashboards with open-source and free-to-use JavaScript libraries.
  • Minimum of 2 years working experience with any of the following modern database systems MariaDB, MySQL, Neo4j, MongoDB, JanusGraph, Apache HBase, Apache Hive, Apache Hadoop, Apache Spark, TensorFlow
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience with agile development approaches (e.g., SCRUM) and associated techniques including:
    • Iterative Development
    • Refactoring
    • Unit Testing
    • Automated Builds & Deployment of Software solutions
    • Continuous Integration and Delivery
    • Acceptance Test Driven Development
    • Knowledge of formal testing and deployment methods from conception through to go-live (system, regression, and UAT testing)

Languages:    English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English is required; Knowledge of Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish language is an advantage.

Evaluation Criteria:

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

Technical Evaluation criteria:

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

Financial Evaluation Criteria:

Technically qualified consultants will be requested to submit their lump sum rate 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 consultancy fee on their CV or with the submission. The CV will not be evaluated further in case the consultant submits the same.

Document Required:

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 of institution for the specific services 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 toapply. 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 andbackgroundchecks.

All selection is on merit.



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