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UNDP recruiting Web Content Migration Consultant


New York, United States of America, 05 November 2014

Background

The UN Development Group (UNDG) website (www.undg.org) is a development coordination portal managed by the Development Operations Coordination Office (DOCO).  DOCO is tasked with working with UNDG agencies to communicate information on UN coherence, including the Delivering as One UN pilot initiative, high-level policy statements, technical guidelines on programming, and operational tools and procedures.

The Knowledge Management Unit (KMU) takes care of all the online assets/subsites of the UNDG and the team is working on improving the UNDG web presence to enhance its development coordination efforts, promote sharing of country-level good practices between UNCTs, provide support to the management and accountability activities, and improve system capacity to deploy knowledge.

DOCO is currently undergoing a systematic revision and redesign of the UNDG web site as well as implementing a new content management system (CMS). The UNDG web site serves a dual purpose—as a public website with basic information about UNDG and its coordination mission, and as an “intranet” supporting those working in programme coordination.   The site serves as a one-stop-shop for all coordination programmes, policies, and procedures as well as country reporting, profile details and key contacts. It is also a portal to related resources, as well as an archive for historical documents.

The current content management system contains 1,000+ documents with 17,000 total files. Over the past 18 months it supported 225,000 visits representing over 200 countries in all regions and over 35 UN and other entities/agencies.

With the new design and CMS, DOCO is seeking an individual contractor with experience in web content management systems and online tools and assets as well as background on development coordination. The consultant’s primary goal is to migrate the website’s contents to the new CMS platform.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance of the Web Specialist, the consultant will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Review and identify existing content of the website with the web specialist and migrate relevant contents of the UNDG website to the new system;

  • Add content to the new content management system according to the workflow process and guidance of web specialist and apply editorial guidelines to ensure appropriate retrieval and delivery;

  • Provide quality control to contents and documents uploaded;

  • Collect and add visual materials such as photos and videos to the website;

  • During web migration, create and update a list of materials recommended for sharing on UNDG social media platforms;

  • Support web team during survey and feedback process by providing data gathered during usability exercises;

  • Provide any other technical support to facilitate the completion of the exercise.

Timeframe

The Consultancy will  begin on 17 November 2014 estimated to end on 31 March 2015. The tasks will be tagged to the following sections and dates:

  • About UNDG   17 - 28 November 2014;

  • Guidance and Policies  01 – 12 December 2014;

  • Resident Coordinator System  15 - 31 December 2014;

  • UNDG Mechanisms   01 – 16 January 2015;

  • Regional Teams  19 – 30 January 2015;

  • Country Teams   02 – 13 February 2015;

  • Documentation, archiving   16 February to 31 March 2015.

The consultant will work in the Development Operations Coordination Office (DOCO), New York on regular working hours between 9 – 5pm Monday to Friday.

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