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Mobile Application Developer Consultant
|Location :||Home based|
|Application Deadline :||24-Feb-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||Arabic English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||12 Months|
The Regional Bureau for Arab States (RBAS) based in New York serves as the headquarters for UNDP regional programmes and country offices in 17 Arab countries, with the 18th located in the state of Palestine.
Region-wide initiatives through the Regional Programme Division complement support to regional projects and covering the following focus areas: Fostering Knowledge for Development, Promoting Inclusive and Sustainable Growth, Strengthening Democratic Governance and Accountability, Promoting Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment and Strengthening Crisis Response and Promoting Social Cohesion.
The services required from the consultant shall meet the needs of any of the projects mentioned above in the context of consultancy and development of needed mobile application software.
Duties and Responsibilities
The task of the mobile application developer is to assist the ICT coordinator in internally developing several mobile applications in native and hybrid code. This will be done by assessing the received requirements from the project team, deciding on the most convenient information system to handle and present the data, and transform the design a functional program along with its related modules (such as backend, etc..) . This will entail a close coordination with the Management Support Unit and the Projects CTAs.
Under the overall supervision of the Results and Resource Management Specialist, and under the direct supervision and directions of the ICT Coordinator the Mobile application developer shall perform the following tasks and responsibilities:?
EXPECTED OUTPUTS AND DELIVERABLES
Consutlant is repsonible to support ICT unit at Regional programme in the Progress towards achieving below deliverables/outputs, on call bases during the LTA period:
DURATION OF THE WORK
The duration of the work is expected to be one year from contract signature date, to be extended for 1 year based on the needs of the assignment, satisfactory performance and availability of funds.
This assignment will be home based. The delivery place of the software will be indicated by the ICT Coordinator in a timely manner.
If unforeseen travel outside the consultant home based city is requested by UNDP and not required by the Terms of References (ToR), such travel shall be covered by UNDP in line with applicable rules and regulations and upon prior written agreement. In such cases, the consultant shall receive living allowances not exceeding the United Nations (UN) Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) rate for such other location(s).
Knowledge Management and Learning
Required Skills and Experience
Years of Experience:
SCOPE OF PRICE PROPOSAL AND SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTS
All proposals must be expressed in a fee per hour rate. Unit rate/hourly fees must be all-inclusive. Please note that the term "all inclusive" implies that all costs (prpfessional fees,communication fees, consumables, etc).
The contractor will be paid fee per hour amount based on Deliverables/Outputs requested over the LTA period, subject to the submission of Certification of Payment (CoP) duly certified and confirmation of satisfactory performance of achieved work (deliverables/outputs) for each call. The maximum number of hours for this LTA should not exceed 2088 hours/ year.
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications. Candidates that fail to submit the required information will not be considered.
All necessary information including: Complete Procurement Notice, The Selection Criteria, and Annexes are found on the following link under Procurement http://procurement-notices.undp.org/
Interested candidates shall submit their CV/P11, Technical and Financial Proposals to the Job Advertisement Website Proc.firstname.lastname@example.org, not later than 17 February, 2018 as per the instructions below:
Kindly submit two separate proposals, Technical and Financial as per the below instructions:
1) Technical proposal (including CV/P11, Methodology and sample of work) No need for password
2) Financial proposal (Letter of interest and financial proposal) –Please set-up a password to secure your Financial Proposal. Passwords shall be requested from the candidates who only meet the minimum requirement and who score 70% and above in the technical evaluation
CRITERIA FOR SELECTION OF THE BEST OFFERS
Combined Scoring method – where the qualifications and methodology will be weighted a max. of 70%, and combined with the price offer which will be weighted a max of 30%; using the following evaluation criteria:
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodologies:
Step I: Screening and desk review:
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology.
Applications will be first screened and only candidates meeting the following minimum requirements will progress to the pool for shortlisting:
Shortlisted Candidates will be then assessed and scored against the following evaluation criteria.
Technical evaluation Criteria max 100 points (Weighted 70):
Financial Criteria - 30% of total evaluation
For those offers considered in the financial evaluation, the lowest price offer will receive 30 points.The other offers will receive points in relation to the lowest offer, based on the following formula: (PI / Pn)* 30 where Pn is the financial offer being evaluated and Pl is the lowest financial offer received.
Step II: Final evaluation
The final evaluation will combine the scores of the desk review and the financial proposal with the following weights assigned to each:
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the cumulative analysis methodology (weighted scoring method), where the award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Technical Criteria weight: [70%]
Financial Criteria weight: [30%]
Only Individual Consultants obtaining a minimum of 49 points (70%) on the Technical evaluation would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
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.