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National Consultant (web developer and graphic designer) to design and develop a Regional Virtual Knowledge Platform, and to revamp the existing website “Act for Equal”
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Application Deadline :||07-Jun-23 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English Russian|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||June- December 2023|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||June- December 2023|
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 Spotlight Initiative is a global initiative of the United Nations which has received generous support from the European Union. Its aim is to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls. The Initiative represents an unprecedented global effort to invest in gender equality and women’s empowerment as a precondition and driver for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Based on a developed platform architecture and its functions, an existing mapping of relevant literature and resources, and recommendations stemming from region-wide consultations held by UN Women in February-March 2023 engaging Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and stakeholders, the National Consultant is expected to design and develop the SI virtual knowledge platform to be integrated into the existing “Act for Equal” website, supported by UN Women Kazakhstan Office and the Government of Kazakhstan. The National Consultant will also be expected to create a new visual style, optimize, and adapt the “Act for Equal” platform so that it matches the SI virtual knowledge platform. Based on prior feasibility assessment, the transfer to a new a web content management system/software and/or hosting environment is preferred.
“Act for Equal” is a space for partners from National Women/Gender Equality mechanisms, Gender Focal Points from the Sectoral ministries, Parliamentarians, civil society activists, private sector, academia, and other experts to meet and exchange views and ideas on how to effectively integrate gender mainstreaming in their work, promote gender equality in line with the international standards and norms. “Act for Equal’s” mission is to support, to exchange and network, enhance capacities, develop and share innovation, and increase effectiveness and efficiency in knowledge management on gender equality and empowerment of women in Central Asia.
“Act for Equal” is a major initiative developed to address gender inequality and one of Kazakhstan’s specific commitments announced by the Kazakh Presidency during the Global Generation Equality Forum.
This assignment will entail close coordination with the “Act for Equal” initial developer as well as overall guidance and supervision by UN Women’s Project teams.
MAIN OBJECTIVES AND PURPOSE OF THE CONSULTANCY
The main objectives of the assignment are to design, develop and deploy a bilingual virtual platform (in Russian and English; some of the pages may be presented in other CA local languages as well, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Tajik, Turkmen and Uzbek languages) linked to the existing “Act for Equal” website, and to visually improve, optimize, and adapt the latter. This can entail the transfer to a new web content management system/software and/or hosting environment.
The work will be guided by the SI developed architecture and suggested functions, existing mapping of knowledge materials, resources, and capacity-development tools on eliminating all forms of violence against women and girls in Central Asia and Afghanistan. Ultimately, the platform will facilitate knowledge exchange and work of the various stakeholders and should ensure their secure and user-friendly experiences. It is foreseen that the platform, primarily targeting CSO stakeholders, will comprise several functions: the opportunity to engage with regional experts through the SHINE Hub, access to training materials and training courses, identification of funding opportunities, and a library with background research and reports disaggregated by topic as per Spotlight Initiative pillars of action. Once launched, the SI virtual knowledge platform will be owned and managed by the SI Regional Programme team.
Lastly, the National Consultant is expected to produce two written User Manuals detailing how to maintain and further populate the platforms, which will be handed over to the Project teams, upon dedicated training to be delivered by the Consultant to the Project teams. The Consultant will support the maintenance of both platforms during the whole duration of the contract.
Duties and Responsibilities
“Act for Equal” website
Required Skills and Experience
Applicants must meet the above minimum qualification requirements which will be included in the technical evaluation process in the future. The next stage of the assessment process will be maintained by cumulative analysis methodology of technical proposal (70%) and the financial proposal (30%) of the candidate.
Technical evaluation criteria:
Only candidates, who will score at least 490 (70%) out of the maximum 700 points during the technical evaluation process, will be qualified for financial proposal *.
* Each candidate will be invited to submit consolidated financial proposal in USD (a ‘consolidated financial proposal’, which includes applicant’s all the expenses required to perform the assignment).
The financial proposals of technically qualified candidates will be requested and will be weighted in terms of selection points as per the following formula:
B = T + Clow / C x 300, where
T is a universal technical score awarded to the evaluation of the proposal (only those proposals that pass 70% of the technical evaluation);
C is the financial proposal of the candidate; and
Clow is the lowest financial proposal among all evaluated candidates. 300 is the maximum financial point that can be obtained.
The successful candidate will have accumulated the highest aggregated point (technical and financial scoring). Payment will be made only if the expected results will be achieved, agreed package of documents and reports provided without delay and approval by UN Women.
All documents should be sent including:
Please note that the system will only allow one attachment, hence all supporting documents, e.g., P11 form, CV, technical and financial proposals must be scanned as one attachment.
Applications without a completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further evaluation.
In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, INSTRAW, OSAGI, and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment.
At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational need.
If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.
UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women’s policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.)