BBRSO131184- ICT Advisor


Location : UNDP Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, BARBADOS
Application Deadline :19-Mar-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
01-Apr-2021
Duration of Initial Contract :5 Months
Expected Duration of Assignment :5 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.


Background

ADMINISTRATION

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BACKGROUND

An assessment of youth, insecurity and juvenile justice systems, conducted by USAID Eastern and Southern Caribbean pointed at the lack of standardized data on crime and violence and their drivers. Raw data is available in different forms and at different stages of the criminal justice process due to the diversity of entities that generate security statistics, the absence of clear guidelines, and weak inter-institutional coordination and information sharing.

National consultations and assessments conducted by UNDP in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean point at four interrelated key problems: 1. Deficient evidence-based citizen security policies due to 2. Lack of reliable and comparable national and regional statistics, 3. Weak coordination at national, sub-regional and regional levels, and, 4. Weak institutional and Central Statistical Offices (CSOs) capacities, highlighting the importance of up-to-date data inform prevention programme design, monitoring and evaluation. 

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 Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean began working in the countries of the Eastern and Southern Caribbean (Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Grenada, Guyana, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Suriname) to improve institutional capacity for evidenced based decision making on youth crime and violence policy making and programming under the project, CariSECURE.  CariSECURE - Strengthening Evidence Based Decision Making for Citizen Security in the Caribbean, is a component of USAID’s Youth Empowerment Services (YES) project and is made possible by the support the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the United Kingdom Foreign & Commonwealth Office and the technical assistance of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The goal of the CariSECURE project is to improve youth crime and violence policymaking and programming in the Southern and Eastern Caribbean through the use of quality, comparable and reliable national citizen security information. The project intents 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 analyses citizen security and apply it to decision-making and policy formulation at both levels.

The incumbent will assume the responsibilities of ICT Advisor to aid the beneficiary country police forces on the transition to a digital platform adoption for the Police Records Management Information System (PRMIS) by providing a work plan of activities required for the finalisation of the Sustainability Framework for the CariSECURE project, 7 ICT Roadmaps for the Beneficiary Countries’ Police Forces for the purpose of resource mobilization from Governments, Private Sectors and / or Development Donors, Release Management Strategies for the regional rollout of the PRMIS commencing July 2021, and overall ICT technical intelligence on needs and strategic advice to the CariSECURE Team Leader and team on key products required to meet CariSECURE project outputs.  Additionally, the successful candidate is required to assist in the delivery of strong communication messaging and key interventions in advocacy of the project , and that opens doors in terms of resource mobilization partnerships, aiming to contribute to a strategy and framework for cooperation in Strengthening Evidence Based Decision Making for Citizen Security in the Caribbean.

The CariSECURE project represents a partnership between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), made possible by the support of the American People.


Duties and Responsibilities

Strategic Planning, Coordination and Implementation:

  1. Provide leadership in ICT Strategic formulation of best possible and alternative digital industry and technological policy programme options at national and regional levels.
  2. Provide ICT guidance and advice for implementation and coordination with national level authorities.
  3. Stimulate strategic thinking in ICT, considering the needs of Government, local authorities, non-government, and development partners as well as opportunities to develop national ICT public policies.
  4. Promote the use of data and evidence at the national and regional levels to inform citizen security policy making and programming.
  5. Devise the work plan and methodology to implement the Sustainability Framework for the CariSECURE project, 7 ICT Roadmaps for the Beneficiary Countries’ Police Forces for the purpose of resource mobilization from Governments, Private Sectors and / or Development Donors, Release Management Strategies for the regional rollout of the PRMIS commencing July 2021, and CariSECURE Management Information System Adoption. 
  6. Promote programmatic and operational innovation.

 

Representation and Coordination

  1. Provide assistance to meetings of civil society between the national and regional levels, governments, and civil society representatives for development of capacity needs assessment, development of capacity building plan, training, and technical assistance.

Communication

  1. Ensure the substantive quality of all knowledge products, reports and services, and their effective integration and compatibility.
  2. Contribute to the preparation of brochures, publications, press releases for dissemination.
  3. Support project development by identification of pivot organizations to generate information.
  4. Provide assistance to discussions on change management pathways with CariSECURE team; technical personnel in police institutions; decision-makers at the level of Director/Head of Unit, Permanent Secretary and Minister.

 

Partnership Building

  1. Ensure roadmap to enhancement plans and strategic partnerships aimed at the development of and resource mobilization for better policies on Citizen Security.
  2. Provide ICT assistance to internal and external networks or communities of practice covering prominent experts in government, non-government, think tanks, private companies, international development organizations and the UN system.

 

The ICT Advisor role is available to Caribbean Nationals and, as needed, may be required to undertake field missions with all logistical arrangements to be discussed and agreed prior with the office of UNDP Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean and the ICT Advisor.


Competencies

Years of experience:

  • 2 -  7 years of experience in the areas of ICT and Digital Transformation in Public and Private Sector, and Data security information management.

 

Competencies:

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards, as well as tact and diplomacy.
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.

Knowledge Management and Learning:

  • Promotes a knowledge sharing and learning amongst colleagues and clients.

Leadership and Management:

  • Ability to lead strategic planning, results-based management and deliver reports.
  • Works towards client satisfaction.
  • Proven track record of delivering results under tight deadlines.
  • Senior level engagement and advising senior management and high-level Government officials.
  • Client-oriented way of managing.

Results Based Management

  • Ability to produce a strategy aimed at improved performance and demonstrable results.

Quality Assurance

  • Progress reporting systems so that delivery of the plans remains on track or can be rapidly adjusted and mitigated against ensuring quality requirements and goals are fulfilled.
  • Experience working in the Caribbean is highly desirable


Required Skills and Experience

Academic Qualifications:

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) in Information Technology.
  • Further  studies in information management, as applicable.



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