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Software Development and Support National Consultant
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Home-based, RWANDA|
|Application Deadline :||06-Dec-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Management|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||6 (six) months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||6 (six) months|
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.
Duties and Responsibilities
Duty station: The consultant will be home based in Rwanda, with possible limited travel particularly where UNCDF operates. The schedule of travel will be negotiated with the consultant(s) according to the requirements of each partner and deliverable.
Travel: Travel to project locations as agreed with the Country Lead or her assignee.
PROVISION OF QUALITY, MONITORING AND PROGRESS CONTROLS
Monitoring of progress shall be measured both according to the activities of the contractor as well as the performance of the UNCDF partners.
The following supporting documents will serve as conditions for disbursement: (i) submission of an invoice and Certificate of Payment (COP) duly approved by the Country Lead upon completion of each set of deliverables noted above; (ii) review, approval and written acceptance of each deliverable by the Country Lead and/or her designate; (iii) submission of relevant supporting documentation such as receipts (i.e. for any travel within country required); and (iv) an authorization of payment disbursement from a direct supervisor.
The consultant will work under the direct supervision of the Country Lead for Rwanda and in close collaboration with other relevant colleagues, experts and/or institutions designated by the country team. The Country Lead or her assignee will provide overall supervision of the consultancy and approve key deliverables.
The consultant is responsible for providing his/her own laptop.
Payment to an Individual Contractor will be made based on the successful completion of each set of deliverables set out by UNCDF and upon certification of satisfactory performance, and acceptance of the output by the Country Lead and/or her designate.
UNCDF shall closely monitor the performance of the consultant, and such monitoring shall include the detailed tracking of cumulative payments ensuring that they do not exceed the approved limit in the contract. If the consultant fails to meet performance requirements detailed above, (s)he will receive in first instance, a communication requesting an improvement in performance. Continued failure to meet performance requirements may result in termination and non-utilization of the contract.
STANDARD TRAVEL COSTS AND DAILY SUPPLEMENTAL ALLOWANCE (DSA):
This consultancy will take place within Rwanda and no foreign travel is anticipated. In the case of in-country travel, payment of travel costs including tickets, daily subsistence allowance (DSA), and terminal expenses should be agreed upon between the respective business unit and Individual Consultant prior to travel and will be reimbursed.
If the travel is to perform work or deliver outputs that are OUTSIDE the work/deliverables agreed in the contract, the unit supervising the consultant will fully justify in a note to file why the consultant is being asked to undertake such travel. The said justification should be provided along with the supporting documents uploaded in the T&E module and in line with UNDP/UNCDF Travel Policy rules. The contractor will conduct briefings to the UNCDF team prior to and following field visits to projects via meetings and back to office reports (BTORs) and all supporting documentation for F10 within two weeks.
In the case of unforeseeable travel, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon in writing between the respective business unit and Individual Consultant prior to travel and will be reimbursed.
• Background in programming and application and data dashboard development and oversight;
• Fluency in programming languages, specifically Angular JS, Python/Django, and Kotlin/Java;
• Strong ability to communicate and function effectively in local/international/multicultural environment;
• Excellent networking with a demonstrated ability to build and maintain professional relationships;
• Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure;
• High level planning, organizational and time management skills, including flexibility, attention to detail and the ability to work under pressure to meet changing deadlines;
• Well-developed interpersonal skills, including the ability to liaise effectively at senior levels, including central banks;
• Analytical and problem-solving skills of a high order, including the ability to formulate recommendations and advice;
• A high level of maturity and sensitivity to the particular set of characteristics of and challenges that need to be solved in this project.
Required Skills and Experience
Interested individuals must submit the following documents as proposals in order to demonstrate their qualifications?(Note: the system does not allow multiple uploads of documents. Applicants must make sure to upload all documents in one PDF file).
All applicants must submit the following information:
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please make sure you have provided all requested documents.
Criteria for Selection of the Best Offer
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology:
Step I: Screening
Applications will be screened and only applicants meeting the mandatory criteria will progress to the pool for shortlisting.
Step II: Shortlisting by Desk Review?– 60 points out of technical assessment
UNCDF will conduct a desk review to produce a shortlist of candidates and technically evaluate the candidates. Only candidates that obtained 80% of the points at this stage shall be invited for the next step.
Shortlisting scoring – 60 % out of technical assessment:
50%- Mandatory Experience
30%- Preferred Experience
20%- Language skills and research skills
Step III: Interview – 40 % out of technical assessment
A competency-based interview shall be conducted for all the candidates who obtained 70% of the points in the desk review.
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 70% on the total of Steps II (60 points) + III (40 points) will be considered as technically qualified and will be reviewed further for financial evaluation.
Step IV: Financial Evaluation – 30%
The following formula will be used to evaluate financial proposal:
Individual consultants and persons employed by a company or institution are invited to apply.?
Any individual employed by a company or institution who would like to submit an offer in response to a Procurement Notice for an Individual Consultant must do so in their individual capacity by providing a CV so that their qualifications may be judged accordingly.
Women candidates or women-owned businesses are strongly encouraged to apply.
UNCDF 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.