2453 Local Consultant for support to Network Operation Centre/ Security Operation Centre


Location : Belgrade, SERBIA
Application Deadline :03-Jul-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left :2d 11h 44m
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Expected Duration of Assignment :July 2022 – 31 December 2022


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

Purpose

 

To provide support to the operation of the Network Operation Centre/ Security Operation Centre (NOC/SOC) with in the Office for IT and eGovernment.

 

Objective

 

To support development of the common government ICT infrastructures and platforms, necessary for rapid provision of cost-effective, secure and citizen-focused e-services.

 

Background Information

 

Digital transformation of the national economy and public administration are among the key priorities of Serbian Government. In addition to providing high-level political support and institutional sponsorship, the Government introduced new institutional framework to manage this process and initiate internal changes. In August 2017, a new cabinet-level body – Office for IT and e Government – was created to consolidate government's ICT resources, develop common infrastructures and support transition from institution-centric to citizen-centric model of designing and providing e-services.

 

UNDP provided support to this broad digitalization agenda of the Serbian Government since its inception, through "Serbia at your Fingertips – Digital Transformation for Development" project. This project comprises five segments. The first three relate to development of the e-government system, the fourth includes support for implementation of activities from the ministerial councils' agendas, while the fifth includes support for implementation of big infrastructural projects in e-Government. The new sixth component is related to the establishment of the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution in Serbia, as well as the development of 4IR technology governance frameworks.

 

In order to provide the secure and reliable eServices to the citizens and businesses the Office for IT and eGovernment is in process of establishment of the National Operational Centre/Security Operational Centre. The Centre will enable the real time monitoring of the services and applications and proactive maintenance in assure the continuity.

 

UNDP is looking for the local consultant to provide support to NOC/SOC in the Office for IT and e-Government (ITE).


Duties and Responsibilities

Scope of Work

 

Within this assignment, the Consultant, under direct supervision of the UNDP Portfolio Manager and in consultation with ITE staff will provide expert support to:

  • NSX-V to NSX-T migration;
  • Implementation of VMWare vRSLCM managing vRealize Suite;
  • Implementation of VMWare vRLI analyzing logs;
  • Enabling VMWare vRA automation in BG data center;
  • Implementation of VMWare vROps optimizing in BG data centre.

ITE will provide the Consultant with the existing data, information and documentation related to the aspects listed above.

 

Deliverables and Timelines

The Consultants will be responsible for the following deliverables:

No.

Deliverable

Deadline

1

Report on expert support provided for NSX-V to NSX-T migration in the reporting period sent to UNDP and Office for IT and eGovernment and accepted (confirming progress on all envisaged tasks)

 

10 August 2022

2

Report on the iimplementation of VMWare vRSLCM managing vRealize Suite performed in the reporting period sent to UNDP and Office for IT and eGovernment and accepted (confirming progress on all envisaged tasks)

 

17 September 2022

3

Report on the implementation of VMWare vRLI analysing logs performed in the reporting period sent to UNDP and Office for IT and eGovernment and accepted (confirming progress on all envisaged tasks)

 

31 October 2022

 

    

4

Report on enabling VMWare vRA automation in BG data center performed in the reporting period sent to UNDP and Office for IT and eGovernment and accepted (confirming progress on all envisaged tasks)

 

15 November 2022

 

5

Report on the implementation of VMWare vROps optimizing in BG data centre performed in the reporting period sent to UNDP and Office for IT and eGovernment and accepted (confirming progress on all envisaged tasks)

12 December 2022

 

All deliverables will be quality reviewed and approved by UNDP Portfolio Manager – Digital Governance, in consultation with the national partner. All deliverables must be provided in both English and Serbian language.


Competencies

  • Consistently ensures timeliness and quality of project work;
  • Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Evidence of ability to express ideas clearly, to work independently and in teams;
  • Ability to summarize and systematize complex information and identify priorities for follow up activities;
  • Shares knowledge and experience;
  • Focuses on results and responds positively to feedback;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling ethical standards.
  • Full computer literacy;
  • Excellent communication skills


Required Skills and Experience

The Consultant selected to undertake the assignment must fulfil the following minimal requirements:

 

Education:

  • Bachelor university degree in IT, economy, management or similar field.

Work Experience:

  • At least one year of experience in IT sector;
  • Working experience related to data center infrastructure;
  • Knowledge of Linux and Java will be considered as an advantage.

Language:

  • Excellent speaking and writing skills in Serbian;
  • Excellent speaking and writing skills in English.

DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WHEN SUBMITTING THE PROPOSALS.

Application Procedure:

 

Qualified and interested candidates are asked to submit their applications via UNDP Web site: UNDP in Serbia under section “Jobs” no later than 3 July 2022.

 

Application should include: 

 

  • CV in English language containing date of birth, contact information (home address, phone number, e-mail) and timeline of work experience (including description of duties).  
  • Offeror’s Letter (only PDF format will be accepted) confirming Interest and availability for the Individual Contractor (IC) Assignment. Can be downloaded from the following link: https://rs.undp.org/content/dam/serbia/downloads/confirmation.docx. The Offeror’s Letter shall include financial proposal specifying a total lump sum amount for the tasks specified in this announcement with a breakdown of costs.
  • Cover Letter – explaining why you are the most suitable for the work should be included in the CV.

In order to apply please merge above listed documents into a single PDF file. The system does not allow for more than one attachment to be uploaded.

 

The shortlisted candidates may be asked to provide copies of diplomas and any other certificates providing evidence of their education and experience in relevant fields.

 

Any request for clarification must be sent by standard electronic communication to the e-mail vacancy.rs@undp.org. The procuring UNDP entity will respond by standard electronic mail and will send response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all consultants.

 

Financial Proposal:

  • Lump sum contracts

The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount, and payment terms around specific and measurable (qualitative and quantitative) deliverables (i.e. whether payments fall in installments or upon completion of the entire contract). Payments are based upon output, i.e. upon delivery of the services specified in the TOR.  In order to assist the requesting unit in the comparison of financial proposals, the financial proposal will include a breakdown of this lump sum amount (including travel, per diems, and number of anticipated working days).

 

Travel

In case of travel, costs incurred will be covered by project. In general, UNDP should not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the IC wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using their own resources.

 

Evaluation

 

1. Cumulative analysis

When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:

a) responsive/compliant/acceptable, and                                                         

b) 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 would be considered for the Financial Evaluation

Criteria

Weight

Max. Point

Technical-desk review

70%

70 points

Criteria A

Proven experience in implementation of VMWare NSX-T environment (to be demonstrated through CV).

40

Criteria B

Proven experience and knowledge of eGovernment infrastructure. Relevant working experience must be clearly demonstrated through submitted CV.

30

Financial

30%

30 points

 

 

Additional Information:

 

In the case of engagement of Civil servants under IC contract modality a no-objection letter should be provided by the Government entity. The ‘no-objection’ letter must also state that the employer formally certifies that their employees are allowed to receive short-term consultancy assignment from another entity without being on “leave-without-pay” status (if applicable), and include any conditions and restrictions on granting such permission, if any. If the previous is not applicable ‘leave-without-pay’ confirmation should be submitted.

Engagement of Government Officials and Employees

 

  • Government Officials or Employees are civil servants of UN Member States.  As such, if they will be engaged by UNDP under an IC which they will be signing in their individual capacity (i.e., engagement is not done through RLA signed by their government employer), the following conditions must be met prior to the award of contract:

(i)       A “No-objection” letter in respect of the individual is received from the Government employing him/her, and;

(ii)     The individual must provide an official documentation from his/her employer formally certifying his or her status as being on “official leave without pay” for the duration of the IC.

  • The above requirements are also applicable to Government-owned and controlled enterprises and well as other semi/partially or fully owned Government entities, whether or not the Government ownership is of majority or minority status.   
  • UNDP recognizes the possibility that there are situations when the Government entity employing the individual that UNDP wishes to engage is one that allows its employees to receive external short-term consultancy assignments (including but not limited to research institutions, state-owned colleges/universities, etc.), whereby a status of “on-leave-without-pay” is not required.  Under such circumstance, the individual entering into an IC with UNDP must still provide a “No-objection” letter from the Government employing him/her.  The “no objection” letter required under (i) above must also state that the employer formally certifies that their employees are allowed to receive short-term consultancy assignment from another entity without being on “leave-without-pay” status and include any conditions and restrictions on granting such permission, if any.  The said document may be obtained by, and put on record of, UNDP, in lieu of the document (ii) listed above.



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