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2253 Consultant for IT infrastructure - Office for IT and eGovernment
|Location :||Belgrade, SERBIA|
|Application Deadline :||24-Jun-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||1 July 2021 – 31 December 2021|
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 assist the government’s Office for IT and e-Government (ITE) in planning and establishing the IT infrastructure for government Data Centre.
To support development of the common government ICT infrastructures and platforms, necessary for rapid provision of cost-effective, secure and citizen-focused e services.
Digital transformation of the national economy and public administration are among the key priorities of Serbian Government. In addition to providing high-level political support and institutional sponsorship, the Government introduced new institutional framework to manage this process and initiate internal changes. In August 2017, a new cabinet-level body – Office for IT and e Government – was created to consolidate government's ICT resources, develop common infrastructures and support transition from institution-centric to citizen-centric model of designing and providing e services.
UNDP provided support to this broad digitalization agenda of the Serbian Government since its inception, through "Serbia at your Fingertips – Digital Transformation for Development" project. This project comprises five segments. The first three relate to development of the e-government system, the fourth includes support for implementation of activities from the ministerial councils' agendas, while the fifth includes support for implementation of big infrastructural projects in e Government.
One of the project segments is dedicated to supporting the ITE in establishing and managing the digital government stack – a set of common government ICT infrastructures for provision of e services. This digital government stack, operated by ITE, comprises physical infrastructure (including Government Network and data centres), virtual infrastructure (Government Cloud, with IaaS, PaaS and SaaS services), key registries and databases (including the Meta register, interoperability standards and Government Service Bus for data exchange between institutions), portals and integrated services (including the central government e-services portal, sector portals and standalone apps), as well as various other IT services provided by ITE to other government entities (e.g. Internet access for government institutions, email for civil servants, hosting of government web sites etc.).
With the new Data centre built in Kragujevac, which will be used as primary/disaster recovery location for government institutions, ITE need to reorganise the government IT infrastructure in order to provide scalable and robust platform with high availability.
UNDP is looking for the highly skilled consultant to support ITE to assist the government’s Office for IT and e-Government (ITE) in planning and establishing the IT infrastructure for government Data Centre.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work
Within this assignment, the Consultant will, under the guidance of the UNDP Portfolio Manager and Office for IT and eGovernment:
ITE will provide the Consultant with the existing data, information and documentation related to the aspects listed above.
Deliverables and Timelines
All deliverables will be quality reviewed and approved by UNDP Portfolio Manager – Digital Governance, in consultation with the national partner. All deliverables should be in English language.
Required Skills and Experience
The Consultant selected to undertake the assignment must fulfil the following minimal requirements:
DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WHEN SUBMITTING THE PROPOSALS.
Qualified and interested candidates are asked to submit their applications via UNDP Web site: UNDP in Serbia under section “Jobs” no later than 24th June 2021.
Application should include:
In order to apply please merge above listed documents into a single PDF file. The system does not allow for more than one attachment to be uploaded.
Note: Only the short-listed applicants will be contacted and requested to submit signed Offeror’s Letter Confirming Interest and Availability including a price for the work envisaged in the section "Description of Responsibilities".
Any request for clarification must be sent by standard electronic communication to the e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The procuring UNDP entity will respond by standard electronic mail and will send response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all consultants.
The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount, and payment terms around specific and measurable (qualitative and quantitative) deliverables (i.e. whether payments fall in installments or upon completion of the entire contract). Payments are based upon output, i.e. upon delivery of the services specified in the TOR. In order to assist the requesting unit in the comparison of financial proposals, the financial proposal will include a breakdown of this lump sum amount (including travel, per diems, and number of anticipated working days).
All envisaged travel costs must be included in the financial proposal. This includes all travel to join duty station/repatriation travel. In general, UNDP should not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the IC wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using their own resources.
Engagement of Government Officials and Employees:
(i) A “No-objection” letter in respect of the individual is received from the Government employing him/her, and
(ii) The individual must provide an official documentation from his/her employer
formally certifying his or her status as being on “official leave without pay” for the duration of the IC.
UNDP recognizes the possibility that there are situations when the Government entity employing the individual that UNDP wishes to engage is one that allows its employees to receive external short-term consultancy assignments (including but not limited to research institutions, state-owned colleges/universities, etc.), whereby a status of “on-leave-without-pay” is not required. Under such circumstance, the individual entering into an IC with UNDP must still provide a “No-objection” letter from the Government employing him/her. The “no objection” letter required under (i) above must also state that the employer formally certifies that their employees are allowed to receive short-term consultancy assignment from another entity without being on “leave-without-pay” status and include any conditions and restrictions on granting such permission, if any. The said document may be obtained by, and put on record of, UNDP, in lieu of the document (ii) listed above.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please make sure you have provided all requested materials.