Development of a CADRI Web Application


Lieu : Geneva, SUISSE
Date limite de candidature :16-Feb-18 (Minuit New York, États-Unis)
Type de contrat :Individual Contract
Niveau du poste :International Consultant
Langues requises :
Anglais  
Date de commencement :
(date à laquelle le candidat sélectionné doit commencer)
01-Mar-2018
Durée du contrat initial45 working days
Durée prévue de la mission :Three (3) Months

Historique

The Capacity for Disaster Reduction Initiative (CADRI) is a global partnership composed of 14 UN and non-UN organizations: FAO, OCHA, UNDP, UNICEF, WFP, and WHO as Executive Partners, and IFRC, IOM, UNESCO, UNFPA, UNITAR, UNOPS, WMO, OECD and WB/GFDRR, as Observers.

The Partnership was established in 2007 with a view to increase the capacity of the UN System to support countries to implement the Hyogo Framework for Action (2005-2015). Since its creation, it has significantly evolved from a training programme to a broad capacity development facility geared towards supporting countries development of a coherent framework to prevent, manage and recover from the impact of disasters in line with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030).

The CADRI Partnership developed the “Capacity Assessment and Planning” tool which is composed of 10 modules with tailored question groups that need to be developed into an interactive web application in order to make it freely accessible on the internet. The question groups are currently accessible under: www.cadri.net/cadri . The web tool is expected to include the following features:

  • The website must be compatible with the most popular browsers (IE, Safari, Chrome, Firefox) and its correct behavior has to be guaranteed on the latest and the two previous versions of the navigators mentioned above.

  • A section dedicated to the free public access hosting material which is not subject to confidentiality restrictions and a section dedicated to the use of authenticated users who will be able to contribute with inputs leading to the creation of Capacity Assessment reports.

  • An administration section should be included in the web tool in order to control user registrations and password management. Roles should be able to be assigned to the authenticated users which will define them as contributors or report administrators. The number of users should be unlimited.

  • The website must be multilingual and secured with a SSL certificate.

  • The web tool should be complemented with an offline version which will allow contributors to input data while they are not online and have that data pushed to the online website once the employed device is connected to internet again. The offline version of the web tool must be compatible with Windows and Mac OS platforms while compatibility with the iOS platform is highly desirable also.

  • The web tool content should be easy to maintain by personnel with low-middle IT knowledge level.

The CADRI Partnership is seeking a highly professional company with proven experience that will commit to accomplish the implementation of the assessment tool according to the specific requirements of CADRI and to ensure its maintenance (security updates, content entry or revision support).


Devoirs et responsabilités

The consultant will support the CADRI Partnership to develop and maintain the web application functioning and secure. It will also provide necessary updates and technical improvements. This shall include the following:

  • Define a detailed requirements inventory that will make possible to find the correct technologies/platforms to be employed in order to fulfil the CADRI expectancies related to the final product. This step will clarify the hosting requirements for the future tool.
  • Build a mockup site or provide sketches that will allow CADRI to validate the final graphic design and site structure before incurring in major software/graphic development efforts.
  • Development and set-up of the first version of the web application based on the accepted proposal of technology\design combination.
  • Find bugs on the pre-production versions of the product by means of a test protocol. Correct discovered bugs. Perform minor modifications or improvements to the product based on tests. Validate production version.
  • Manage the migration of the production version of the product to the chosen hosting facility.
  • Provide training on the use of the web tool to the CADRI personnel.
  • Able to provide technical support by email or telephone between the hours of 900am and 5pm Monday to Friday for the diagnosis and remediation of defects
  • Provide content entry support
  • Maintenance: Hotline and ticketing services, content entry support, security updates, etc

SCOPE OF WORK

In implementing this assignment, the consultant is expected to work closely with the CADRI team and UNDP IT support staff. The consultant will provide the following support services:

Security

  • Security patches to be installed within 30 days of their release. Only updates deemed relevant will be installed.
  • The consultant company will use reasonable endeavors to respond to technical support enquiries within 24 hours. If the remediation takes any longer than 1 week the consultant company will give an estimate in writing.

Technical Support

  • Address browser compatibility issues with the Website.
  • Ensure current functionality of the web application is stable and working properly.

Content Management

  • The consultant to assist with the uploading of the materials made available by the CADRI Partnership and with the management of content on the web application. This shall not include the creation or development of new content.

Training

  • The consultant to provide training to the CADRI Team relevant to content management.
  • Unless agreed otherwise in writing, training shall be carried out over the phone/ Skype using screen sharing software.

Other informations:

  • The assignment is home based;
  • The consultancy is for 45 working days during a period of 3 months i.e. 1 March - 31 May 2018;
  • The consultant will be paid upon satisfactory delivery of the service and submission of a formal invoice;
  • The consultant shall inform CADRI on a regular basis about the use of its time and the remaining days available. It is the responsibility of the consultant to make sure the agreed number of days are strictly respected and no additional fees will be disbursed by CADRI for any additional days.

 


Compétences

Functional Competencies:

Development and Operational Effectiveness:

  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills;
  • Client Orientation;
  • Builds strong relationships with clients and external actors;
  • Focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to critical feedback;
  • Ability to build and sustain effective partnerships with UN Agencies and main constituents, and with NGOs, advocate effectively, communicate sensitively across different constituencies;
  • Planning and Organizing;
  • Sound time management and organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks;
  • Capacity to work under tight deadlines, manage stress and adapt to rapidly evolving situations;
  • High level of technical proficiency in managing edition and publishing of web content, online programming, development, design and architecture of modern web publishing platforms/technologies;
  • Ability to provide basic training for people that will manage content and maintain the website.


Qualifications et expériences requises

  • Strong experience in front-end and back-end development for websites;

  • Strong experience in development, visual design and use of modern web publishing platforms/technologies;

  • Strong analytical skills and ability to clearly synthesize and present findings, draw practical conclusions and to prepare well-written reports in a timely manner;

  • Familiarity with CADRI’s work and familiarity with CADRI’s Website is an asset;

  • Capacity to work in consultation with multiple stakeholders as well in an independent way;

  • Fluency in English:.

  • Assist with technical support to ensure that the website continues to function properly. This includes bug-fixing and ensuring browser compatibility;

  • Able to provide technical support by email or telephone between the hours of 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday for the diagnosis and remediation of defects;

  • Provide content entry support;

  • Provide reference of similar concluded project;

  • Provide an elaborated and time frame technical proposal.

Education:

  • Minimum Bachelor degree or equivalent in Computer Science - in Web Design or any field related to the Terms of Reference is required. Candidate must prove extensive knowledge on web development techniques and visual design by submitting references of previous work with similar characteristics of the product required in this project

Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of demonstrated experience in managing edition and publishing of web content, including technical aspects;
  • Minimum 5 years of demonstrated experience in online programming, development, design and architecture of modern web publishing platforms/technologies;
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to clearly synthesize and present findings, draw practical conclusions and to prepare well-written reports in a timely manner;
  • Capacity to work in consultation with multiple stakeholders as well in an independent way.

Language:

  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required for this consultancy.

Recommended Presentation of Offer

The following documents must be submitted:

  1. Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP; http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_file.cfm?doc_id=45780;
  2. Personal CV and an updated P11 http://sas.undp.org/Documents/P11_Personal_history_form.doc, indicating all your past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) and at least three (3) professional references;
  3. Financial Proposal that indicates the all-inclusive fixed total contract price in USD, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per template provided.  If you are employed by an organization/company/institution, and you expect your employer to charge a management fee in the process of releasing you to UNDP under Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA), you must indicate at this point, and ensure that all such costs are duly incorporated in the financial proposal submitted to UNDP. 
  4. A well structured technical proposal.

Applicants must apply on line by only uploading their technical proposal, CV or P.11 and send via email all required remaining documents ( CV, P.11, Letter of confirmation of interest, financial proposal) to alfred.plei@undp.org , with the following subject heading: “77037 Development of Web Application" by the deadline for this vacancy. Proposals received after the deadline and not complying with above requirements will be rejected.

Criteria for Selection of the Best Offer

Candidates will be evaluated using a combined scoring method with the qualifications and methodology weighted at 70% and the price offer weighted at 30%.  Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49% (out of 70%) points on the technical qualifications part will be considered for the Financial Evaluation.

Criteria for evaluation of qualifications and methodology (70 points maximum):

  • Relevance of education to the consultancy (Max: 10points);
  • Demonstrated experience in managing edition and publishing of web content, including technical aspects (Max: 30 points);
  • Demonstrated experience in online programming, development, design and architecture of modern web publishing platforms/technologies (Max: 30 points);

Criteria for financial evaluation (30 points maximum):

The following formula will be used to evaluate financial proposal: p = y (µ/z)

  • Where p=points for the financial proposal being evaluated;
  • y=maximum number of points for the financial proposal;
  • µ=price of the lowest priced proposal;
  • z = price of the proposal being evaluated.

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