International Consultant- ICT and Web developer expert



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA
Application Deadline :20-Oct-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
25-Oct-2021
Duration of Initial Contract :30 working days
Expected Duration of Assignment :30 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.


Background

The  African  Girls Can  Code Initiative (AGCCI) programme was implemented by UN  Women  in collaboration with the African Union Commission and International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and is designed to expose and equip young girls with digital literacy, CODING and personal development skills.

The first phase of the AGCCI included Coding Camps in countries across Africa targeting young girls aged between 17 – 20 years. The first Coding Camp was held in Addis Ababa 2018 with 88 young girls from 32 AU Member States. Followed by a regional coding camp in South Africa and national coding camps in three different regions of Ethiopia that targeted 444 girls.

In line with this, UN Women Ethiopia under its Women Economic Empowerment program is implementing the African Girls Can Code initiative Ethiopia project and will engage with Federal Ministry of Education of Ethiopia as well as other relevant partners to support secondary schools to inform and advice young girls on education and careers in ICT and coding.

PURPOSE OF THE CONSULTANCY

As a form of continuation and sustainability, an online platform will be developed to help the participating national coding participants girls from Ethiopia to develop their ideas and projects further, support their confidence and leadership and strengthen their positive perception on girls’ roles and opportunities in innovation and ICT.

The online platform will include learning materials/short courses (divided into beginner, intermediate and advanced), innovation competition, linking opportunities (scholarships, conferences), research publication, open platform for innovative and policy discussion.

The platform will be continuously updated with up-to-date information in ICT and provide space for tech companies in Ethiopia to advertise job opportunities. Moreover, the platform will have links to training sites, Institutions of higher learning and serve as a gateway to all things ICT. Overall, the platform will support participating girls from Ethiopia to tech clubs, tech companies and tech CSOs to promote to use the skills acquired from the camp.


Duties and Responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities of the consultant will be to provide scholarly and technical related services, including:

  • Design an interactive and user-friendly website with secured and authenticated access to the platform.
  • Register Ethiopia National coding camp participants as members of the platform and have access to materials to further develop their projects, to connect with their team members, and to get support from trainers from the camp (mentorship).
  • Register Ethiopia National Coding Camp trainers who participated in the TOT as members of the platform to create mentee and mentorship relationship with the coding camp participants.
  • Register Local experts in Ethiopia from the ICT sector (companies, start-ups, clubs, CSOs) to create connections between the participating girls and the local ICT environment.
  • Upload learning materials available that will be interactive learning experience, and space to share ideas, opportunities with likeminded individuals.
  • Develop a website that is simple, stable, and accessible to ensure its operability in a limited bandwidth environment / Response time and usability.
  • Ensure compliance of website across various platforms and browsers on Mac, PC and phones.
  • Create  a  link  to  UN  Women  hosted  training  materials,  including  Scratch  and  Gender
  • Empowerment, provided by the trainers.
  • Create a page dedicated to a list of IT universities and PC clubs in Ethiopia; maintained by AGCCI team to support their entry to IT related education and careers.
  • Ensure the maintenance of the platform for one year starting from the date of its launch.
  • Develop user and administration manual for easy use and management of the platform.
  • Develop a protocol for troubleshooting, maintenance, updates, and backup of the platform.
  • Provide training to technical team.

IV. EXPECTED OUTPUTS AND DELIVERABLES

  • Create  a  database  that  will  provide  practical  information  about  IT  Clubs,  Universities,  IT Companies and Women’s Empowerment for young women and girls seeking to enter ICT careers and studies in line with this Job Description.
  • Create a database that is accessible to all National Coding camp participants
  • Upload learning materials from the coding camps divided into (beginner, intermediate and advanced),
  • Upload different manuals on the gender sensitive education in ICT developed by UNWomen Ethiopia country office.
  • Search functionality – which would do basic and advanced searches.
  • SOP – which clearly states how the firm/individual consultant will manage the website for the one-year period.
  • Manage User /Access Rights – different level of access rights, such as, Read, Write and Admin permissions will be setup to limit/block unauthorized access. Administrator can add new user, give permission, or access level which should be role-based access.
  • The performance of the website is ensured in all connection speeds, accessing all pages of the website, downloading data and functionality to populate new, updated data and content including video and audio.

 


Competencies

-     Substantial experience in content editing and writing on Online platform

-     Demonstrated substantive and technical knowledge to meet requirements of the consultancy tasks.

Compliance of the UN Core Values:

-     Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards.

-     Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UN Women.

-     Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.

-     Treats all people fairly without favoritism.

-     Fulfils all obligations to gender sensitivity and zero tolerance for sexual harassment.


Required Skills and Experience

 

Education

  • MSc  Information  communication  and  Technology,  Software  Engineering  and  Computer Science or relevant field.

Experience

  • At least 7 years relevant experience in Experience in SharePoint, maintaining an active group and in image editing.
  • Relevant practical experience in the field of innovation, ICT and issues/programs directly related to gender and inclusion.
  • Experience   working   with   government   institutions,   policymakers,   non-governmental organizations, and other stakeholders supporting ICT, innovation, Technology and development work in the region.

Language and other skills:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Computer skills: different programming language.

NOTE

  •  Please submit both the Technical and Financial Proposals via  email (tsion.teklay@unwomen.org) with a subject " ICT and Web developer expert"

 

UNWOMEN 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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