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Consultancy: Software Developer, Data & Analytics Section

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Consultancy: Software Developer, Data & Analytics Section

TOT Ref No : 32887014
DOCUMENT REF. NO. : 519791
Competition : ICB
Financier : UN System
3 United Nations Plaza 44th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues New York, New York Tel: 326.7000 Fax: 887.7465 / 887.7454
URL :http://www.unicef.org
Tender Details :

Tenders are invited for Consultancy: Software Developer, Data & Analytics Section, DRP - NYHQ, Requisition #519791. UNICEF works in some of the world-s toughest places, to reach the world-s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential. Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone. And we never give up. You are an experienced software developer with a solid history of working on data-driven products. You champion service/component-based designs that adhere to good practices of high cohesion, and loose coupling. You are standards-oriented, and driven by a desire to create test-driven, well-architected code that is efficient, maintainable, well-documented, and easy for other developers to read. You are sensitive to the varied needs inherent to the widely divergent domains that fall within UNICEF-s mission, and thrive within a global, multi-lingual, multi-cultural environment. Background & Rationale Problems that go unmeasured often go unsolved and we believe that smart demand, supply and use of data drives better results for children. When the right data are in the right hands at the right time, decisions can be better informed, more equitable, and more likely to protect children-s rights. Decades of partnerships, capacity building and technical work have put UNICEF in a global leadership position on data for children. As UNICEF works toward improving the use and sharing of data on and for children we have an opportunity to build on those assets and adapt our work to a shifting data environment. UNICEF-s Division of Data, Research and Policy (DRP) was created in 2014 to more effectively link and lead the organization-s data, research, policy and strategy functions, so that UNICEF can better track a rapidly changing world and strengthen policies and advocacy in an integrated way. The Data and Analytics (D&A) Section within the division maintains representative global databases used to guide UNICEF-s advocacy and policy programming, analyses data for programmatic policy and decision-making, and innovates on new methodologies, indicators, and monitoring tools. More information is available on data.unicef.org. D&A leads theMultiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS) programme, a country-led household survey programme that generates high quality, internationally comparable data for monitoring the progress and improving the wellbeing of children. Our team works closely with other divisions and units across the organization levering the potential of the data to deliver results for children, especially the most vulnerable and hardest to reach. Purpose The Data and Analytics team is implementing Helix, a data management initiative that brings UNICEF-s disparate data sources under one roof, sharing storage and reference data, as well as conforming to a common set of structural and communications standards via Statistical Data and Metadata eXchange (SDMX). As the custodian for ten sustainable development goals (SDGs), and co-custodians for another seven, UNICEF collaborates at country level and with other international agencies across the international development community sharing data and standards as part of delivering SDGs. We-re looking for an API developer to join our team as we focus on connecting the various components that manage our data lifecycle as we work to fully integrate our data sharing, exchange, and visualization products with the data and reference data components that manage our internal processes. You-ll work closely with subject matter experts, communication specialists, and information managers to gather requirements, specify designs, and implement working software that will be deployed on UNICEF-s cloud services platform. This position is NY-based with possible travel to attend technical conferences and assist in capacity development efforts at national and regional level. Expected Results Specification, design, implementation, testing, and documentation of software components for the following: § Specification, design, implementation, testing, and documentation of software components in support of the following products: § Statistical working system components § Data consultation tool § SDMX API support to data products § Data source metadata retrieval tool Duty Station New York based. Occasional work on evenings, weekends, or holidays if required to meet deadlines. Start date: 1 June 2019 End date: 30 November 2019 Deliverables Duration (Estimated # of Days) Deadline Component that retrieves data source metadata and renders it as standards-compliant XML and JSON 20 2019-06-28 Data consultation tool 60 2019-09-27 SDMX API support to data products 20 2019-10-25 Support to statistical working system components 20 2019-11-29 total 120 days Key competencies, technical background, and experience required § Bachelor-s Degree or equivalent in computer science, software engineering, mathematics, or related discipline with 3+ years professional experience § Good working knowledge of .Net Core and C# § Experience implementing client-side solutions using Javascript frameworks and Bootstrap § Relational data modelling experience and proficiency with SQL § Experience producing and consuming REST APIs § Fluency in English (verbal and written) is required. Knowledge of an additional UN Language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish) is considered an asset Desirable § Experience developing software for data-centric products § Experience deploying to Azure cloud using CI/CD pipelines Confidentiality : This position will be working with data which may not be public or not yet made public. Non-disclosure of UNICEF data is a contract condition. Please indicate your ability, availability and daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above (including travel and daily subsistence allowance, if applicable). Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered. Remarks With the exception of the US Citizens, G4 Visa and Green Card holders, should the selected candidate and his/her household members reside in the United States under a different visa, the consultant and his/her household members are required to change their visa status to G4, and the consultant-s household members (spouse) will require an Employment Authorization Card (EAD) to be able to work, even if he/she was authorized to work under the visa held prior to switching to G4. At the time the contract is awarded, the selected candidate must have in place current health insurance coverage. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process For every Child, you demonstrate… UNICEF-s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results. View our competency framework at : Here UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization. UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Advertised: 08 May 2019 Eastern Daylight Time Applications close: 22 May 2019 11:55 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Deadline : 22nd May 2019
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