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International Consultant – Software Development
|Location :||Home-based, TURKMENISTAN|
|Application Deadline :||25-Oct-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English Russian|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||November 2021 - April 2022|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Up to 40 working days.|
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.
The rapid development and ever-increasing availability of information technology have facilitated the conversion of civil registration and vital statistics processes from paper to electronic formats. However, success requires an elaborate design and implementation process.
Information and communication technologies (ICT) can provide transformational improvements in civil registration and vital statistics systems based on their ability to expand registration coverage, standardize, and streamline civil registration and vital registration processes, and integrate data from multiple systems into one and securely store data at any scale, all in real-time and cost-effectively. When used correctly, ICT can make a significant contribution to the achievement of universal civil registration, provide legal documentation on civil registration required to confirm identity, civil status, and subsequent rights, and compile accurate, complete, and timely statistics on these records and natural population movements.
Following the Concept of Development of the Digital Economy in Turkmenistan for 2019-2025, the Government of Turkmenistan in February 2021 adopted the State Programme of Development of the Digital Economy for 2021-2025. According to the Programme, it is planned to transfer public services to a digital format for all ministries and departments of Turkmenistan, as well as to actively introduce the principles of a single window in the provision of public services to the population and commercial enterprises.
Starting from July 1, 2020, a new edition of the Law of Turkmenistan "On acts of civil status" entered into force in Turkmenistan. The Law regulates the procedure for state registration of acts of civil status and determines the organizational, legal basis for the activities of bodies carrying out state registration of acts of civil status. Article 10 of this Law requires the creation of a unified register of civil status acts, with the date of entry into force from January 1, 2022.
Using the resources provided by the UNDP system within the framework of financing to overcome the consequences of the global pandemic (Rapid Financing Facility), a project has been initiated with the Ministry of Justice to digitize the civil registration system and create a pilot version of web-based Civil Registration System (further pilot project). International Expert will be assisting and complement the local software development team, act as a technical adviser and help UNDP project staff to ensure quality assurance of the pilot project.
Duties and Responsibilities
The scope of the work to be done by the consultant is defined within the following:
In accordance with the above-mentioned objectives of the assignment and under the overall supervision of the Programmed Analyst and direct supervision of the Project Manager, the International Consultant (IC) will be tasked to perform the following duties and responsibilities:
Other activities needed for project to be completed.
Deliverables and timeframe:
Prepared through actions above:
Location: Home based. Number of days: Up to 40 days.
This is an installment-based contract that should cover the costs of consultancy required to produce the above deliverables. The final schedule of payments will be agreed upon in the beginning of consultancy. Payment will be released in four installments:
All deliverables must be timely submitted and accepted by UNDP Turkmenistan.
Required Skills and Experience
Submission of applications:
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
All experts applying for this position are required to provide:
Evaluation of proposals:
Individual Consultants will be evaluated based on the combined scoring methodology. When using this method, the award of the contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Out of the maximum score, the score for technical criteria equals 70% - maximum 100 points, and for financial criteria 30%.
The technical evaluation will consider the following as per the scoring provided:
Financial proposal – 30% of total evaluation.
Additional requirements for recommended contractor:
Recommended contractors aged 65 and older, and if the travel is required, shall undergo a full medical examination including x-ray, and obtain medical clearance from the UN-approved doctor prior to taking up their assignment. The medical examination is to be cleared by the UN physicians and shall be paid by the consultant.