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National Consultant - eGovernance - Individual Consultant ( Indian Nationals only)
|Location :||New Delhi, INDIA|
|Application Deadline :||17-Jun-17 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding|
|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 months|
UNDP is partnering with Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG), Government of India on good governance initiatives and strengthening implementation of e-governance reforms to improve service delivery for citizens.
In India, the e-governance initiative is handled through the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) that aims at improving the delivery of Government services to citizens and businesses. Its vision is to "Make all Government services accessible to the common man in his locality, through common service delivery outlets, and ensure efficiency, transparency, and reliability of such services at affordable costs to realise the basic needs of the common man".
It was formulated by Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) and Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG).
While DeitY provides technical support to the government’s national e-governance programme, DARPG supports the task of reforms in administration through e-Governance. DARPG also presents ‘National e-Governance Awards’ every year to recognize and promote excellence in implementation of e-Governance initiatives. The awards are presented in 12 categories:
The current Union Government lays high emphasis on e-governance and has recently launched its Digital India campaign. The Hon’ble PM’s vision of Digital India, envisages to transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy. One of the pillars of Digital India is e-Governance and e-Kranti using IT.
As a nodal Ministry for Administrative Reforms, DARPG is committed to work towards the vision of the current Union Government.
In this context, DARPG has sought technical assistance from UNDP to support the Ministry in achieving its goal set forth in e-Governance and provision of on-line services in India.
Hence, UNDP proposes to seek the services of a Consultant to strengthen the Indian National Portal providing access to citizen centric services. The Consultant will be expected to support DARPG in improving the reach and number of services available online through the national services portal and adoption of common language approach by departments/Ministries and State governments.
Duties and Responsibilities
The objective of the assignment is i) to facilitate service linking onto the national services portal; ii) to provide support for adoption of common language metadata approach by government departments and states; iii) support the creation of framework for sub-national digital transformation index
Specific Tasks of the Consultant:
The National Consultant will work closely with DARPG and UNDP on the above mentioned tasks.
CORE VALUES / GUIDING PRINCIPLES
Adhere to the UNDP style guide.
Required Skills and Experience
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.