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UN Jobs / NGO Job Vacancy : Lebanon: Mobile Application Developer Consultant, Lebanon Beirut - 4 months

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Organization: UN Children's Fund
Country: Lebanon
Closing date: 25 May 2018

In the wake of the Syria crisis and the large influx of Syrian refugees into Lebanon, the International Rescue Committee (IRC), conducted an assessment in Lebanon which included assessing clinical management of rape (CMR) services. Findings of the assessment showed that clinical management of rape services is not available due to lack of adequately trained healthcare providers; limited knowledge of and adherence to international treatment protocols and unavailability of drugs for post-rape care for both adults and children. The most critical gap revealed by the assessment was the pressing need to build capacity on clinical management of rape in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), as healthcare providers in Lebanon had limited to no trainings at all in clinical management of rape and trainings to date had been insufficient to build the necessary skills and knowledge to offer appropriate care to survivors.

For every child, an Advocate

The CMR application will be an offline downloadable app available to staff in the already trained facilities that will summarize in a user-friendly manner the key steps to provide CMR treatment to all survivors, regardless of their sex, age, nationality. The application will also provide tips on softskills, such as listening tips when dealing with young children, and support users to comply with a survivor centred approach (following guidelines and national legislation on mandatory reporting of sexual violence to the authorities according to the age of the survivor), and support to know where and how to refer survivors for other services available in their area (based on the GBV referral pathways developed by the SGBV sector).UNICEF will work closely with MOPH and the CMRWG members, especially IRC to adapt the CMR training tools used in Lebanon to an app in an easy to use format. These tools were used to conduct face-to-face trainings for health care facilities and are therefore familiar to the healthcare providers targeted here. In addition, the application will be available in both English and Arabic as the training tools, originally in English, were translated into Arabic by UNICEF Lebanon at the beginning of the Syria crisis. As the target group of this initiative are the frontline healthcare providers who have already been trained on CMR and GBV softskills, it is estimated that this initiative will benefit 37 medical facilities throughout the Lebanese territory and that over 550 health frontline workers will benefit from it to provide lifesaving treatment to survivors of sexual assault and refer them in a timely manner to appropriate services for their protection, empowerment and wellbeing, according to the GBV sector standards and principles.

How can you make a difference?

1-Review with UNICEF GBV and Innovation staff and NGO ABAAD partner the available CMR related training and guidance materials.2-Draft in partnership with UNICEF GBV and Innovation staff the FGDs for end users using Human Centered Design Approach to understand the needs of the end users.3-Contribute to the preparation of FGDs with end users in collaboration with UNICEF GBV Team.4-Based on the findings of the FGDs, transform the shared CMR materials to a digital material and propose a user-friendly way to navigate and consult these materials in English and Arabic, including the development of the feedback module.5-Implement CMR TF feedback6-Propose the technical solution of the CMR application and document it once approved 7-Create the first prototype of the application with the multi-language feature (English + Arabic)8-Implement CMR TF feedback9-Integrate the CMR materials and feedback module inside the CMR application10-Provide a prototype for testing and support users during test phase.11-Implement the CMR TF feedback12-Provide the CMR application user guidelines and13-Pilot the application in the field with the CMR TF and address challenges as relevant in close consultation with UNICEF GBV and Innovation staff.

The consultant will report to UNICEF Child Protection Specialist (GBV) with technical input from UNICEF Innovation Officer. The UNICEF Innovation Officer will monitor and manage the day-to-day progress in the mobile application development whilst the UNICEF Child Protection Specialist (GBV), as Business owner, will endorse the deliverables.

To view the full ToR with full description of tasks, see the below: TOR_CMR_Mobile Application Developer_2018_Final advertisement.docx

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

Academic background:•The consultant should have a degree-level qualification (BSc in Computer Science or related field such as Information Technology, Information Systems or other engineering discipline).

Years of relevant experience and skills:•At least 5 years’ experience with demonstrated results in the majority of the following areas: Computer Science or related field such as Information Technology, Information Systems).•Excellent understanding of offline web application development.•Experience in mobile application development with civil society organisations and/or UN organisations

Administrative Issues:

•Consultants are expected to submit a financial proposal line with the table in the Deliverables and Schedule, showing the professional fee (daily rate). International consultants are entitled to 3,500 USD living allowance and a economy class flight from their home base. Submissions without financial proposal, will not be considered.

•The consultant will be responsible to arrange appointments for meetings and visits on his/her own. Contact details of organisations and health facilities will be provided as needed by UNICEF with the support of MOPH and the CMRTF.•Under this consultancy agreement, a month is defined as 21.5 working days, and fees are prorated as per number of days worked. Consultants are not paid for weekends or public holidays; any absence will be deducted from the negotiated payments. All remuneration must be within the contract agreement.•The consultant is expected to arrange for the visa requirements, if and when required. UNICEF Lebanon may facilitate with the visa procedures, however all visa related costs must be borne by the consultant. For any applicants who may be Beirut based expatriates/spouses of international staff etc., UNICEF will require work-permit review prior to contract issuance.•The selected consultant will be required to share proof of heath/medical insurance prior to contract issuance. Health/medical insurance costs for the duration of this consultancy will be borne by the consultant and cannot be billed to UNICEF

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.

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.

Remarks:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.


How to apply:

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=513024