The ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme is a capacity-building programme that aims to build the profile and improve the management of development minerals (industrial minerals; construction materials; dimension stones; and semi-precious stones). The Programme is an initiative of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS), financed by the European Union and UNDP, and implemented by UNDP.
Development minerals are minerals and materials that are mined, processed, manufactured and used domestically in industries such as construction, manufacturing, and agriculture. They have a high degree of economic linkage and utilization close to the location where the commodity is mined. The mining of development minerals has important implications for sustainable development. However, they have not to date received adequate attention for their potential to impact livelihoods and few development programmes have provided support for this mining sub-sector. Often referred to as Low Value Minerals and Materials (LVMM) due to their low price as a function of their weight, and their relatively low value to international commodity markets, development minerals provide crucial inputs for domestic economic development (infrastructure, manufacturing, construction and agriculture to name a few) and have the potential to be high value in terms of domestic development.
Programme Implementation and Management
The ACP-EU Development Minerals Programme is building the capacity of key stakeholders in the sector, including public stakeholders such as regulatory agencies and local governments; private stakeholders such as small-scale mining enterprises, intermediaries, transportation and logistics service providers, construction companies; business development stakeholders such as mining and quarrying associations, Chambers of Mines, training centres, universities, consulting companies; and social stakeholders such as civil society organizations and community groups.
The Programme is being implemented at both regional and country levels. Regional level activities such as training will involve forty (40) countries from the 6 OACPS regions; while in-depth support at country level is being provided for 6 countries namely: Cameroon, Fiji, Guinea (Conakry), Jamaica, Uganda and Zambia. Four countries have been added to the existing focus countries to bring the total number to ten (10). Training and support will be provided in the following thematic areas of importance to the sector: 1) mine and quarry management; 2) environment, health and safety; 3) entrepreneurship skills; 4) market analysis and investment promotion; 5) geo-data and maps design; 6) community relations and addressing grievances.
Duties and Responsibilities
Duties and Responsibilities of the Web Development Consultant
The Programme is seeking a Web Developer to update its current website to meet specific knowledge management needs targeting: a) four key stakeholders in the sector, including public stakeholders such as regulatory agencies and local governments; private stakeholders such as small-scale mining enterprises, associations, and business development centers; and social stakeholders such as civil society organizations and community groups; and b) other key players in the sector including key regional institutions in the OACPS, multi-lateral and bi-lateral institutions, development partners, research institutions, academia, international and national NGOs, civil society actors, the financial services sector, private equity firms and other UN agencies.
The Web Developer will work under the supervision of the Programme Specialist while also collaborating with the Programme team and the country coordinators in the focus countries. In this regard, the Web Developer will:
Be responsible for reviewing the Programme’s new priorities and updating the website accordingly;
Consult with the Programme team to identify the specific content that will be required to update the website;
Be responsible for writing documentation to describe the exact tasks that need to be undertaken to update the website. This will also involve an additional training component for the Programme team on main functionalities and content to be managed by the team
Organise administrator training on the various website functionalities and the Content Management System
Update 40% of the Programme’s website content with current information to be provided by the Programme
Produce a simplified manual or tutorial videos to be used by Programme team to update the website
25 June 2022
Develop new selected web pages using the existing content management system
Update the remaining 60% of the Programme’s website
Provide recommendations on further updates and upgrading of the website, with new functionalities
25 July 2022
The timeline for delivering the above outputs will be discussed and documented in contractual documents.
All information pertaining to this programme as well as outputs produced under this contract shall remain the property of the UNDP who shall have exclusive rights over their use. Except for purposes of this assignment, the products shall not be disclosed to the public nor used in whatever format without written permission of UNDP in line with the national and International Copyright Laws applicable.
Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment;
Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and highest standards of integrity, discretion and loyalty.
Act as a team player while also taking individual initiative to complete outlined tasks;
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Demonstrates ability to identify and solve problems;
Commitment to excellence in producing quality work
Knowledge of database management systems;
Commitment to excellence in producing quality work;
Skilled in graphic and web design software;
Demonstrates ability to identify problems and proposes solutions;
Demonstrates professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work; and
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, ability to create and nurture networks and partnerships.
Required Skills and Experience
Bachelor's degree (or higher) in Software engineering/web development/web design, Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Management or related discipline.
At least 5 years' experience in web/ software development and technical support at the national or international levels are required. Specific UN work experience would be an asset;
Experience and advanced knowledge in web design using: HTML, XHTML, CSS, XML, XSLT, Flash, Java and ability to setup and interact with web services (both SOAP/XML and JSON);
Experience and advanced knowledge in open-source CMS (Content Management System) installation and management
Knowledge and experience in graphic design, online video publishing
User experience design skills and experience
Skills and experience working with clients to translate content into compelling interactive web presentation.
Fluency in English (both oral and written) and a working level of French are required.