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UNDP recruiting Web Designer to Support ReLOaD Knowledge Exchange Platform


Home-based, 30 April 2018

Background

The Regional Programme on Local Democracy in the Western Balkans (ReLOaD) aims to strengthen participatory democracies and the EU integration process in the Western Balkans by empowering civil society to actively take part in decision making and by stimulating an enabling legal and financial environment for civil society. The Project builds on and scales up the experiences of the Reinforcement of Local Democracy (LOD) project implemented in Bosnia and Herzegovina by UNDP and supported by the European Union (EU). As a regional initiative, the project will be implemented throughout the following countries/territories: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia. Specifically, the project objective is to strengthen partnerships between local governments and civil society in the WB by scaling-up a successful model of transparent and project-based funding of CSOs from local government budgets towards greater civic engagement in decision-making and improvement of local service delivery. ReLOaD will focus on institutionalizing the interaction between local governments and CSOs, while strengthening capacities of all relevant stakeholders to engage more productively in such partnerships. The underlying intention is to replicate and sustain a transparent, development-oriented and project-based approach to funding of CSOs by municipal budgets that contributes to realization of legitimate local priorities in line with local development strategies, thereby expanding local governments-CSO relations and improve quality of CSO services.

The intent is to ensure that the knowledge platform is easy to navigate, accessible and user friendly as well as attractive and modern, and able to provide facilitated exchange of information and knowledge sharing, as well as enhance the existing online Library of different types of resources for along local governance, public service delivery, and the role of civil society in delivering such services.

Duties and Responsibilities

The consultant will be responsible for the following: i) design, develop and provide technical support to ensure attractive and functional platform/website, according to UNDP IRH/ReLOaD teams specifications (see below); ii) provide web hosting recommendations/options; and iii) ensure consultative, inclusive processes in designing the platform and training relevant UNDP staff on its use.  The site will have two main components: a website open to general public and the intranet which will be used internally. Each page should be instantly recognizable as part of the ReLOaD knowledge platform from its immediate appearance.  The platform should be designed in such a way that it is functional in different displays: tablet, smart phone, full screen.

The knowledge platform design needs to be clear, professional and intuitive for its users and visitors. Consultant should work with UNDP IRH and the ReLOaD teams to develop the design and homepage concepts. At least two design options should be provided for the UNDP IRH/ReLOaD’s final selection. The concepts will then be revised down to one, final design for the platform. The usability and navigation of the platform will be of utmost importance in the organizational architecture. A thorough review of existing and newly planned content will also be taken into consideration.

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