BBRSO49636: Technical Specialist – Configuration and Installation

Location : Barbados with travel to Antigua, Suriname, St. Vincent, Guyana, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis
Application Deadline :26-Jul-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :Seventy eight (78) non consecutive 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.



To apply, interested persons should upload the combined* Technical Proposal/Methodology (if applicable), CV and Offeror’s Letter to “UNDP Jobs” by navigating to the link below and clicking “APPLY NOW”, no later than the date indicated on the “UNDP Jobs” website. Applications submitted via email will not be accepted**: -

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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) - Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean (RBLAC) in collaboration with the UNDP Caribbean network of offices – Guyana, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Suriname, Barbados and the OECS undertook the formulation of a first Caribbean-wide Human Development Report (CHDR) on Citizens’ Security. Using Global UNDP HDR processes, analysis and methodologies, the Caribbean HDR reviewed crime and security in the Caribbean with data analysis and information from a human development perspective. The report defines short and medium term policy recommendations based on the social aspects of security which impact on citizen safety, youth violence, education, unemployment and inequality, inclusive economic growth, migration, and drug use and alcohol abuse.  One of the primary recommendations from the report is the urgent need for the region to shift from traditional concepts of state security to a broader multidimensional concept that focuses on citizen security and safety and wellbeing of Caribbean citizens.  

While the CHDR victimization survey points to high levels of fear of violent crime amongst citizens and the failing of existing policies and approaches, stimulating robust public discourse on the topic presented a challenge. Given the region’s dependency on tourism as its main foreign exchange earner, enlisting the full and unconditional support of regional parliamentarians on the matter of facilitating rigorous public debate is critical. Reliable crime statistics are critical for measuring changes in crime levels, monitoring of national and regional responses, developing and evaluating effectiveness of citizen security policies, supporting the analysis and understanding of national and regional crime trends. Collection and organization of data into a statistical form is required to produce valuable information for use in decision-making and to allow for comparison of crime statistics across time and between countries. Lack of reliable and comparable national, sub-regional and regional statistics makes it difficult to fully comprehend the impact of crime and violence, and to inform the citizen security policies and strategies needed to effectively respond to these challenges.

The data gaps resulting from these challenges are further aggravated by different definitions of security concepts, non-standardized indicators and inconsistent use of information; dispersion of information and a multiplicity of information sources; sporadic initiatives in the area of information management; lack of unified technical criteria and permanent technical capacities within the national and regional institutions; absence or lack of understanding of a preventive focus in information management; low citizen participation in discussions on citizen security; and absence of mechanisms and capacities to mainstream gender into the analysis and management of citizen security related information and public policies.

Based on this, UNDP seeks to work with countries in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean (Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago) to improve institutional capacity for evidenced based decision making on youth crime and violence policy making and programming.  The focus of this project will be in improving data collection, analysis and use of data for decision making on youth crime policy making and programming.  The project intends to achieve two components: 1) improving the quality, comparability and reliability of data and information and youth crime and violence; 2) and regional collaboration and networking on youth crime and violence strengthened. These components will be achieved by improving regional and national institutional capacity to collect, monitor, and analyze citizen security and apply it to decision-making and policy formulation at both levels.

In 2017, CARISECURE launched an assessment mission in St. Kitts &Nevis, St. Lucia and Guyana to explore the technological environment (IT) prevailing in these countries and propose specifications for the deployment of a server that could support the to-come Data Management Software.

Duties and Responsibilities

UNDP is seeking to engage a Consultant to install and configure servers in eighht (8) countries plus one in RSS (based in Barbados).  The Consultant will:[AH1] 

1.   Physical Installation (18 days)

The consultant will provide all required expertise to install the 9 servers in the identified location and make sure they are installed in respect to international standards with all back up devises required. Additional equipment, if required, will be identified through another consultancy. Tools and fixtures will be provided by the consultant.

2.   Local Network Infrastructure (5 days)

The Consultant will do a Network Assessment on the best way to access the application server; consult with local ISP and technical counterpart on Internet and public IP addresses and along with local technical counterpart agree on the network design; temporary or permanent.

In addition, the consultant will identify a list of network equipment that might be needed for the present and future, provide specs and will install these. Tools and fixtures will be provided by the Consultant.

3.  Server Configuration (50 days)

The Consultant will install and configure the server operating system – CentOS; install and configure Web Server services on the server – Apache; install and configure Database Services on the server – MySQL; install of the server on the network and connect the server to the Internet

The Consultant will also configure System Security & Firewall rules on the server, create database and tables for the Police Incidents web application. He will also upload into the server the application files for the Police incidents web application, create Domain Name entry into a DNS server and configure the server to be accessible via a domain name

4.  Training (5 days)

The Consultant will train  three (3) Administrators per country (+ RSS) (27 persons) on how to create security user’s groups, on how to create users and assign users a security group, on how to back-up the databases and on how to restore the database.

 [AH1]This TOR specifically relates to the addition requirement for configuration and installation.  Kindly revise removing all components which relate to the work being conducted by Namis.



  • Proven track record of delivering results under tight deadlines;
  • Abiliity to work independenty, management competing priorities and perform well under pressure
  • Excellent inter personal skills to effectively liaise with key stakeholders;
  • Fluency in English.


Required Skills and Experience


  • A bachelor degree in computer science or tertiary equivalent;
  • CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) Routing and Switching Certification;
  • Linux SysAdmin Certification.



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