DevLIVE+ and DevLive Officer
Consistent with its mandate to prioritize the acquisition, adoption, innovation, and application of science and technology for development and its pursuit of competence, excellence and service innovation as provided in both the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) and the Revised Transition Plan 2019-2022 for the Bangsamoro Transition Authority, the Bangsamoro Government, through the Ministry of the Interior and Local Government (MILG), forged a partnership with UNDP in the Philippines that seeks to apply, where possible, the strategic framework and principles of the UNDP-supported Access to Information (a2i) project of the Government of Bangladesh to the specific social, cultural and economic contexts of BARMM.
This project titled “Localizing e-Governance for Accelerated Provision of Services (LeAPS)” builds on the a2i experience towards the transformation in local governance in BARMM by significantly accelerating connectivity in communities and opening up governance by enabling citizens to capitalize on the benefits of connectivity, such as through improved access to services and information, community enterprise development, assisted rural e-commerce, and skills development. The LeAPS project is a way to overcome the dependencies on archaic, paper-based and manual processes within and among the local government units (LGUs). This project will also maximize the use of MILG’s limited manpower and resources to deliver and monitor frontline services effectively and efficiently.
The overarching outcome of the LeAPS project is to ensure that “the most marginalized, vulnerable and at-risk people and groups benefit from inclusive and quality services and live in a supportive environment wherein their nutrition, food security, and health are ensured/protected”, its outputs are targeted as follows: a) efficient e-services in select LGUs and Ministries of BARMM managed and optimized; b) LGUs effectively and efficiently use disaggregated data for development and resilience planning, programming, budgeting and governance; c) enabling program environment established; and d) program managed efficiently with sustainability measures.
The Development through Local Indicators and Vulnerability Exposure Database (DevLIVE+) is a system and a tool that is used to collect, organize, visualize and manage baseline data and information on the household, building structures and production areas for monitoring access to and delivery of basic services, assessing vulnerabilities and exposures to hazards and risks, and creating development pathways toward sustainable and progressive communities.
On the other hand, the Development LIVE (DevLIVE), is an online platform that enables citizens and government promote integrity in the delivery of social and infrastructure projects and programmes, will also be introduced. This citizen monitoring platform empowers citizens volunteers to provide citizen’s feedback to government and for government to provide a quick response.
DevLIVE+ will be rolled out to all the BARMM LGUs as a data base system for evidence-based planning, programming, budgeting and governance. Meanwhile, the DevLIVE will also be rolled-out and will on-board projects and programmes of selected BARMM Ministries.
The full-blown phase of the LeAPS project is set to commence this year to a total of 12 LGUs and 11 Ministries in BARMM.
UNDP is looking for a DevLIVE+ and DevLive Officer for the LeAPS Project, who will form part of the LeAPs Project Management Team based in Cotabato City.
Overall direction and guidance shall be provided by the UNDP Team Leader for Institutions and Partnerships while day-to-day supervision shall be performed by the LeAPS Project Manager with oversight from the Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Specialist and the Programme Analyst.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the Project Manager, and working closely with the rest of the Project Management Team, the DevLIVE+ and DevLive Officer will perform the following responsibilities:
- Management and coordination of DevLIVE+ and DevLIVE roll-out in BARMM;
- Prepare workplans and related sub-plans (procurement plan, quarterly plans if required, and others as necessary);
- Coordinate and supervise all work related to DevLIVE and DevLIVE+;
- Ensure timely and good-quality implementation of workplan activities;
- Continuously monitor progress against the approved workplan;
- Provide support in preparing the terms of reference for the identified consultants and partners; and,
- Identify changes in the external environment and promptly agree on necessary solutions/actions.
2.Technical supervision, capacity development and monitoring of DevLIVE+; and,
- Mapping of the available data sets from the LGUs for integration to the DevLIVE+ data dashboard;
- Conduct scoping of existing local data and databases that can be relevant for planning and programming, in coordination with the LGUs;
- Supervise the conduct of trainings to target participants;
- Training of trainers for potential trainers from LGUs and key partners;
- Conduct pre-and post-skills assessment and post-training reports on lessons learned with recommendations for improvement;
- Monitor the roll out of the DevLIVE+ in the LGUs; and
- Provide support in managing and maintaining the DevLIVE+ server and data dashboard.
3. Technical supervision, capacity development and monitoring of DevLIVE.
- Oversee the review of the current system design and infrastructure of the DevLIVE to identify enhancement of the current system;
- Coordinate the customization of the mobile application for the LeAPS programme using an open- source program with a dynamic user interface that administrators can modify, add and customize to fit in future requirements of the LeAPS programme;
- Provide support in managing and maintaining the DevLIVE console and data;
- Provide trainings to UNDP, the Ministry of the Interior and Local Government (MILG), other Ministries in BARMM and their local partners on the use of the application; and,
- Conduct pre-and post-skills assessment and post-training reports on lessons learned with recommendations for improvement.
4. Support the Project Manager on the operational management of the LeAPS Project, focusing on the DevLIVE and DevLIVE+ components
- Ensure delivery of activities and contribution to outputs and outcomes through an effective implementation plan, change management, and close coordination with LeAPS project team and MILG Technical Working Group;
- Collaborate with the project team in preparing the project’s annual work plan, procurement plan, and Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning plan;
- Collaborate with the project team for regular monitoring, evaluation and reporting of physical and financial progress;
- Provide quality and timely inputs to the annual and quarterly performance and financial reports, as per UNDP financial rules and regulations and Government requirements; and,
- Engage, develop, and maintain partnerships and linkages with government and non-government organizations—including civil society organizations, industry associations, and academic institutions, to enhance DevLIVE and DevLIVE+ implementation.
- Pro-active identification of risks, including mitigation and management measures.
5. Provide additional support to the Project Management Team and the Programme Team on the request of the Project Manager and Programme Team Analyst.
- At least three (3) years of relevant experience on the use of mobile survey applications, preferably in Open Data Kit (ODK) Collect and Kobo Toolbox.
- At least three (3) years of relevant experience on the use of business intelligence platform; preferably in QlikSense, Google Studio and PowerBI.
Desired additional skills and competencies
- Data analytics and visualization skills is an advantage
Required Skills and Experience
Min. Academic Education
- At least a University degree in community development, public administration, data science, information technology or closely related fields.
Min. years of relevant work experience
- At least five (5) years of professional experience in the conduct of training on data collection and data visualization; previous experience working with the government, UN, or any international non-profit organization would be an advantage.
- At least five (5) years of combined experience in citizen mobilization and local development planning.
- At least three (3) years of experience working in NGOs.
Required Language(s) (at working level)
- Proficiency in spoken and written English and Filipino.
- Proficiency in spoken and written local dialects is preferred
- Preferably with certification in information technology, internet, and web management, or data science.
- Resident of BARMM or Mindanao is highly preferred, or willingness to relocate to the duty station
- The DevLIVE+ and DevLive Officer is expected to travel in various areas in Mindanao and BARMM, as required. IATF guidelines and local government units protocols on Covid-19 will be followed.