Consultancy: Web Development & Maintenance -Remote-based and HIV/PD/NYHQ- REQ#528382
New York City (United States of America)
Under the supervision of the Programme Specialist, Partnerships and Learning Collaborative Focal Point, and the Senior Adviser, Knowledge, Advocacy and Partnerships, HIV and AIDS, and in close collaboration with programme leads where relevant, the consultant will update and maintain the Children and AIDS website with state-of-the-art tools and visualizations to be accessed internally as well as externally among partners
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Consultancy Title: Web Development & Maintenance
Section/Division/Duty Station: Remote-based and HIV/PD/NYHQ
Duration: Approximately 39 days from January – December 2020
If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you. For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments. UNICEF has over 12,000 staff in more than 145 countries.
UNICEF strives to ensure that all babies, children, adolescents and their mothers are able to access life-saving HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services. UNICEF engages with partners globally and supports regional offices and countries to ensure the quality of HIV programmes and to share the latest evidence on the most effective interventions. UNICEF’s website dedicated to knowledge management, www.childrenandaids.org, plays a critical role in providing the most recent information to the public about UNICEF’s work to end AIDS, while also providing the most up-to-date resources, data, science and research to technical specialists. As the lead for PMTCT and Adolescent Prevention as per the UNAIDS co-sponsor division of labor, UNICEF is expected to be at the forefront of producing relevant and timely content for various stakeholders.
The current Children and AIDS website was revamped in 2017 to elevate UNICEF’s knowledge leadership role and to support a Learning Collaborative/Community of Practice. To fulfill its role, UNICEF will need to continually update the content on this website, which is geared to an external audience and built on a Drupal 8 content management system template. UNICEF will during the duration of this contract re-assess the current knowledge and web-development needs of the HIV Section and conduct a website structure and content review as well as document audit with subsequent website changes as needed.
Terms of Reference / Deliverables
Under the supervision of the Programme Specialist, Partnerships and Learning Collaborative Focal Point, and the Senior Adviser, Knowledge, Advocacy and Partnerships, HIV and AIDS, and in close collaboration with programme leads where relevant, the consultant will update and maintain the Children and AIDS website with state-of-the-art tools and visualizations to be accessed internally as well as externally among partners. Based on the Drupal content management system, the site is structured to meet the current programmatic needs of the UNICEF HIV section and aligned with new digital and web-based technical and security requirements of UNICEF. It will also maintain a balance of technical, programmatic and advocacy content appealing to the diverse user ship.
The consultant is expected to deliver the following:
- User-friendly website maintained and updated within the Drupal web content management system: work with team to determine the resources to be featured, build the automated widgets to deliver content to the homepage, and reflect and publish new assets and changes produced by the HIV section (approximately 2 days per month).
- Build one modular toolkit and its interface with the Children and AIDS website: finalize building an existing ‘draft’ toolkit on Adolescent Girls and Young Women. Configure and test the module with about 8 submodules within and link to the Children and AIDS website. Work closely with team on the functionality and layout of the toolkit. Ability to filter by topic, among others. Brief description/text to introduce toolkit will be required. The toolkits will be developed in close collaboration with programme lead and the Knowledge, Advocacy and Partnerships Unit (approximately 9 days for finalization).
- Technical advice provided on new web development directions and tools available to feature the newly developed Paediatric Service Delivery Framework on the Children and AIDS website and web content development in support of this provided (approximately 5 days).
- Meetings (teleconference and face-to-face) to review progress and receive feedback as needed (approximately 1 day).
- Master’s degree in Public Health, Social Sciences, International Affairs, Journalism or similar required.
- 5-10 years of web development experience.
- Solid understanding of the concepts of user experience, user interface design principles and conceptual design.
- Knowledge of Bootstrap, jQuery and AngularJS.
- Knowledge of the Drupal 8.0 and 9.0 and/or Word Press Content Management System, particularly with respect to page template design, will be considered an asset.
- Eye for design and attention to details are essential.
- Ability to liaise with web designers and technical programme staff.
- Knowledge of UNICEF digital strategy, website and communication guidelines a plus.
- Proficient in English.
- Completed profile in UNICEF's e-Recruitment system and provide Personal History Form (P11) Upload copy of academic credentials
- Financial proposal that will include:
- your daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above (can be downloaded here: https://www.unicef.org/about/employ/index_consultancy_assignments.html
- travel costs and daily subsistence allowance, if internationally recruited or travel is required as per TOR.
- Any other estimated costs: visa, health insurance, and living costs as applicable.
- Indicate your availability
- Any emergent / unforeseen duty travel and related expenses will be covered by UNICEF.
- At the time the contract is awarded, the selected candidate must have in place current health insurance coverage.
- Payment of professional fees will be based on submission of agreed satisfactory deliverables. UNICEF reserves the right to withhold payment in case the deliverables submitted are not up to the required standard or in case of delays in submitting the deliverables on the part of the consultant.
U.S. Visa information:
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.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process
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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.