Individual Consultant – Software Quality Engineer

Location : New Delhi, INDIA
Application Deadline :24-Mar-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Management
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Duration of Initial Contract :11 Month
Expected Duration of Assignment :11 Month

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 Enterprise Application Development (EAD) unit of the Information Technology Services (ITS) is responsible for developing sustainable and affordable IT solutions to meet UNOV/UNODC requirements, also enabling availability of the solutions more generally across the UN Secretariat entities.

The India Technical Hub (EAD-ITH) based in New Delhi forms part of the ITS's vital delivery pillars in keeping with the UN's revised ICT strategy. As part of this strategy and under the Head – ITH; the Software Quality Engineer will work with a team of highly motivated software professionals and ensure the highest quality of final software products.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure that the Quality Assurance (QA) process is documented and communicated and adequate to ensure agreed quality levels for the application.
  • Ensures prioritization of QA issue for faster resolution facilitation.
  • Ensure traceability of test cases to requirements, working with the project to ensure all requirements are tested.
  • Works with developers to identify unit testing coverage and ensure any gaps are documented and addressed.
  • Serve as a team member in the Quality Assurance, Software Testing, planning, specification and design of computer application systems;
  • Performs workflow analysis and recommends quality improvements.
  • Analyze the collected error/defect data to understand better how errors are introduced and can be eliminated
  • Ensure testing of functional areas is complete, tracked and on-schedule
  • Communicate effectively with the development team.
  • Maintain project documentation and course folders during the project lifecycle.
  • Ensures data security and integrity.
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Expected Deliverables
  • Quality assured and tested software applications, ready for production
  • Standardization documentation for evaluating QA of all software modules.
  • Documentation on the tasks performed
  • Timely delivery of the tested content


  • Professionalism: Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Strong analytical, research, reporting and writing abilities. Strong organizational and process management competencies. Ability to rapidly analyse and integrate diverse information from varied sources. Ability to produce a variety of written media products in a clear, concise, journalistic style. Ability to deliver oral presentations to various audiences. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns. Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities, and remains calm in stressful situations. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges.
  • Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.
  • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; colicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; builds consensus for task purpose and direction with team members; supports and acts in accordance with final group decisions, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Education:            University degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in the field of Information Technology or equivalent.
  • Experience:          A minimum of five years of experience in software testing of software products.

Having experience in the eLearning domain would be an added advantage

  • Languages:          English and Hindi

Technical Evaluation Criteria:       

The award of the contract shall be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as response and 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 (70% of the total technical points) would be considered for the financial evaluation.

Criteria for Technical Evaluation:

  • Qualification – 10 marks;
  • Relevant Work Experience – 60 marks;

Financial Proposal:

Technically qualified consultants will be requested to submit their daily fee rate i.e. consultants who score more than 70% i.e. 49 marks with respect to the above-mentioned evaluation criteria. Consultant should not specify their consultancy fee on their CV or with the submission. The CV will not be evaluated further in case the consultant submits the same.

Documents to be submitted by Consultants

  1. Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability for the Individual Contractor Assignment
  2. Updated and signed P-11 form for ICs
  3. No Financials (Daily Fee) to be submitted at this stage

Payment Schedule:

  • Payment will be made on monthly basis for the number of days worked on submission of progress report.

Important to Note:

  • Any kind of miscellaneous charges i.e. internet, phone etc. would not be reimbursed;
  • Please note proposals without financial proposal will not be considered;
  • CV and Financial proposal can be clubbed in one file for uploading;

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