United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Consultant (Web Developer, Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children)

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Job Description

End Violence released its new website in mid-2019. To continue improving the website’s functionality and appearance, End Violence is seeking a skilled web developer to maintain the site, and fix glitches and ongoing updates as necessary. We are also looking for someone to develop various Design functionalities on a case-by-case basis, such as a simple dashboard for demonstrating country progress and an additional map of countries.

Terms of Reference

Consultancy - Web Developer

April 2021- March 2022 (11.5 months)

Background

Every year, over 1 billion children experience violence, abuse or neglect.  Violence in childhood undermines all other investments in children: in their health, education and development, often with negative lifelong consequences and intergenerational impact.

Recognizing the devastating impacts of violence against children, in 2015 world leaders committed to end all forms of violence, abuse and neglect by 2030, as part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In July 2016, the UN Secretary-General launched the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children and an associated Fund to accelerate progress towards SDG 16.2.

The End Violence Partnership includes governments, UN agencies, international organizations, civil society, faith groups, the private sector, philanthropic foundations, research practitioners, academics and children themselves - uniting their voices, actions and resources in a unique public-private collaboration focused solely on ending all violence against children.

In its first four years, the Partnership has helped develop and promote the INSPIRE solutions to end violence; enrolled more than 30 governments as 'Pathfinder' countries; launched an innovative initiative with education sector partners to end violence in and through schools; awarded over $45 million in grants to tackle violence against children online and in humanitarian situations; welcomed over 500 organizations as members; and galvanized those working to end violence through collective advocacy and events including the inaugural End Violence Solutions Summit.

The Covid-19 pandemic has put children everywhere at even higher risk of violence and abuse and threatens to undermine progress made in recent years.  But COVID-19 has also heightened awareness, inspired new collaborations and ways of working, and demonstrated the value of the End Violence Partnership as a global platform for collective and evidence-based advocacy, action and investments. Together, we have a window of opportunity to start to translate the rhetoric of building back better into a reality for children in the coming years.

Purpose

End Violence released its new website in mid-2019. To continue improving the website's functionality and appearance, End Violence is seeking a skilled web developer to maintain the site, and fix glitches and ongoing updates as necessary. We are also looking for someone to develop various design functionalities on a case-by-case basis, such as a simple dashboard for demonstrating country progress and an additional map of countries.

Key tasks and responsibilities

  • Improve the existing website functionality and fix glitches within the backend
  • Make changes and updates to the existing website
  • Enable additional permissions to the End Violence team so they can have more flexibility with the platform
  • Create a country dashboard and, potentially, other new and simple features
Expected results

The consultant is expected to deliver the following key results:
  • Provide on-call support as needed, up to two full working days per month, to help End Violence with website glitches and fixes as they occur
  • Other minor adjustments as they occur, including backend functionality adjustments
  • Create a country dashboard to showcase progress (the design for this dashboard will be shared with the consultant; we will work together to lead this project)
Management and Coordination of assignment

The contract is expected to commence on 1 April 2021 and run to 15 March 2022.

The consultant will report to the Communications Director, with day-to-day coordination with the Digital Communications Specialist.

Payment plan

  • Consultant will be paid for services as requested, up to two days per month; consultant will invoice End Violence for work completed.
  • Consultant will be paid on a per-project basis for larger projects (such as the country dashboard).
  • Consultant is responsible for their own health insurance.
  • Consultant is eligible for standard DSA for all work-related travel.
  • Consultant is responsible for assuming costs for obtaining visas and travel insurance.
Visa Requirements

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 G-4.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, web design, software engineering or a related field.
  • Fluency in English
  • 3-5 years of experience working with HTML 5 and CSS
  • Experience and knowledge of working with Pantheon
  • 3-5 years of experience with Drupal Content Management system
  • Professional approach to time, costs and deadline
  • Strong organisational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks under tight deadlines
Preferred Qualifications

The successful candidate will be highly responsive, results-oriented and proactive, with a flexible approach and a commitment to building a thriving work environment, as well as a desire to work in a highly collaborative environment.

Languages

  • Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required.
  • Knowledge of other UN languages is highly desirable.
Competencies

Core Competencies:

  • Communication
  • Working with People
  • Drive for Results
Functional Competencies:

  • Applying Technical Expertise
  • Creating and Innovating
  • Planning and organizing
To Apply:

Please send applications by 14 March 2021 via UNICEF's career website. Applications must include a cover letter and CV. Please indicate your ability, availability and daily or monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above. Applications submitted without a daily or monthly rate will not be considered.

Please include the cost of regular monthly maintenance and frontend fixes and the creation of a country dashboard as two separate line items.

Consultants and individual contractors are fully responsible for arranging, at their own expense, all insurance, such as life, health and other forms of insurance, covering the period of their services as they consider appropriate.  They are required to certify that they are covered by medical/health insurance.

Remarks

As a UNICEF-hosted partnership, End Violence 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.

End Violence 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. End Violence also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

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