Support to ACERWC Response Measures to the Impact of COVID-19 on the Rights and Welfare of Children in Africa

Country: Ethiopia Organization: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH Closing date: 11 Dec 2020 Re-invitation to Bid Reference No: 83368440 The Covid-19 global pandemic has resulted in unprecedented disruption of the health, social and economic order of the world and that of Africa. Its direct impact on health has already resulted in the death of hundreds of thousands and left millions in dire situations. The resulting macroeconomic downturn has affected every country and every sector resulting in mass disruption or loss of household incomes. The United Nations (UN) reported that COVID-19 is having a devastating impact on all 17 Sustainable Development Goals. It threatens to reverse years of progress on poverty, hunger, healthcare and education. It is noted that while the pandemic has impacted everyone, it is affecting the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people the most. Hence its overall consequences for Africa are overwhelming. Children, as the m

SEEDS Database and Application ICT Security Specialist

UNDP, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Duties and Responsibilities

Specific Duties: Database and Application ICT Security Specialist (CMS, VRS, CRS and RMS):

In line with architecting stringent security measures and implementing sound practices for the systems being developed for NEBE, a specialised database and application ICT development security specialist is required. The overall scope of work will be to ensure that developed code is in line with acceptable standards as seen across the various technology application platforms that form the basis of election systems. The incumbent will also be required to assist the overall team in developing a security strategy and define methodologies that meet the NEBE’s requirements. Furthermore, skills in development are required in order to ensure that RMS developmental architecture shortfalls are met.


Review and analyse all the systems in line with the Systems Requirements Specification;

Provide input into the System and Functional Requirements documents;

Provide input into the overall system development and production system requirements;

Develop a security methodology in line with the requirements;

Integrate the security measures into all the applications, databases and networking architecture;

Assist the ICT team with system architecture and development in line with project requirements;

Provide assistance for the testing of the systems

Follow an Agile approach to security architecture/methodology under the guidance of the UNDP ICT International System Developer Advisor;

Assist with the design of security testing parameters;

Assist in defining a medium-term strategy in line with a fully integrated and interactive training system which is modular based;

Making use of IT standard practices assist in developing the Agile SDLC with guidance from the UNDP ICT International Advisor and

Share and participate in JAD sessions and provide sound advice to all relevant stakeholders including NEBE.

In addition to formulating the security methodology the incumbent must assist in reviewing developed code. This must be in line with best practices and formulated code reviews.




Review of all security features for the infield data collection system for field operations, Including full security testing of the entire network and system

Review of security technical manuals

Training of NEBE ICT security staff member to manage the security of the new systems

Delivery of a strategic ICT security plan to migrate, integrate and security test the above systems into the already developed NEBE Central Management System (CMS);

Support and monitoring of all security matters during the deployment of the systems during the various phases of the election;

Training of field ICT staff to recognise possible security breaches and how to manage possible threats;

Final delivery of full security systems, technologies and structures to NEBE once the project is completed.



The consultant will work full time, based in Addis Ababa. The consultant will report to the UNDP SEEDS Project Chief Technical Advisor (CTA) and ICT Advisor.





The Consultant should possess the following competencies:


Corporate Competencies

Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN's values and ethical standards; Sensitivity to cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality, and age differences. Fulfills all obligations to gender sensitivity and zero tolerance for sexual harassment; ability to exercise sound political judgment;


Functional Competencies


Demonstrates integrity by Modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards;

Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of the project.

Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;

Treats all people fairly and without favoritism.

Strong communication and interpersonal skills, ability to foster networks and partnerships, and good working knowledge of information and computer technology with extensive knowledge of web application content development.

Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities. Demonstrated ability to multitask under pressure and to meet strict deadlines often under hardship conditions.


Required Skills and Experience


Qualifications: An advanced degree (Masters) in Computer Science, Information Systems, Software Engineering, or related discipline.


Should have worked with international companies, which must include companies that are English based.


Technical Experience:


  • 8-10 years or more of functionally related professional Experience, particularly in Electronic Elections Systems;


  • Demonstrate a high level of knowledge in election ICT security, architecture, development, and networking;


  • Demonstrate knowledge in understanding of the SDLC and related outputs of an SDLC;


  • Demonstrate an understanding of development languages making use of .Net, Java, and Open Source technologies (PHP, etc);


  • Demonstrate an understanding of Database designs and best practices;


  • Demonstrate an understanding of database, application, and networking security;


  • Understand and demonstrate knowledge in LAMP and MAMP technologies;


  • Experience in web-based best practice design methods;


  • Demonstrate a high level of skills level based on modular-based content development strategies;


  • Demonstrate knowledge in the understanding of Agile development methodologies, OO and UML design;


  • Experience in implementing election applications is essential;


  • Demonstrable knowledge and Experience to design, manage development, test, analyse customized applications and large data sets &


  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of graphic design tools and applications




Review of all security features for the infield data collection system for field operations.

Full security testing of the entire network and system

Delivery of technical security manuals

Training of NEBE ICT security staff member to manage the security of the new system

Deadline: 30 January 2021


Delivery of a strategic ICT security plan to migrate, integrate, and security test the above systems into the already developed NEBE Central Management System (CMS)

Deadline: 28 February 2021


Support and monitoring of all security matters during the deployment of the systems during the various phases of the election.

Deadline: 31 March 2021


Training of field ICT staff to recognise possible security breaches and how to manage possible threats

Deadline: 30 April 2021


Assessment of field offices security ICT infrastructure in view of results management

Testing of the results management system

Deadline: 31 May 2021


Final delivery of full security systems, technologies, and structures to NEBE once the project is completed - Final report

Deadline: 30 June 2021




The Consultant shall submit a price proposal in accordance with the below instructions:


The contractor shall submit a price proposal as below:


  • Daily Fee – The Consultant shall propose a daily fee which should be inclusive of his/her professional fee, local communication cost, insurance (inclusive of medical health, and medical evacuation). The number of working days for which the daily fee shall be payable under the contract is 120 working days.


  • Living Allowance – The Consultant shall propose a separate cost for the Living Allowance for the duration of the contract which is 6 months after award of contract.


  • Travel and Visa – The Consultant shall include the lumpsum cost of travel per trip for Home-Addis-Home (estimated 2 trips) in the Financial Proposal. The consultant should include visa costs which will be reimbursed by UNDP.


  • Payment - The total professional fee shall be converted into a lump sum contract and payments under the contract shall be made on submission and acceptance of deliverables under the contract in accordance with the abovementioned schedule of payment.


UNDP reserves the right to withhold all or a portion of payment if performance is unsatisfactory if work/outputs are incomplete, not delivered, or for failure to meet deadlines.




Cumulative analysis


When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract should be made to the


an individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:


  1. a) responsive/compliant/acceptable, and


  1. b) Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.


* Technical Criteria weight; [70]


* Financial Criteria weight; [30]


Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points in Technical Evaluation would be considered for the Financial Evaluation


Criteria Max & Points:


  1. Relevant Educational qualification. Max -5 Points


  1. Experience of working in system development, architecture, and security in the field of elections. Max -25 Points


  1. Experience in designing, developing, and implementing standalone and website content systems. Max 25


  1. Understanding of the Agile Methodology. Max 15 Point


Financial Max 30 Points


The Financial proposal of the technically qualified candidates will be evaluated based on the


the formula provided below. The maximum number of points (30) assigned to the financial proposal is allocated to the lowest price proposal. All other price proposals receive points in inverse


proportion. A suggested formula is as follows:


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 price proposal


z= price of the proposal being evaluated


Documents to be included when submitting the proposals:


Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications. Proposers who shall not submit the below-mentioned documents will not be considered for further evaluation.


Personal CV or P11 indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references;

Confirmation of Interest and Availability & Financial Proposal : Interest and Availability to perform the task and Financial Proposal must be submitted through a standard template (

Technical Proposal including:

Brief description of why the individual considers him/herself as the most suitable for the assignment and a methodology on how they will approach and complete the assignment.

A brief description of the approach to work/work plan on how he/she will approach and complete the assignment.

Financial Proposal: As per the template provided

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