Individual Consultancy on support to the Central archive of The Ministry of Adalat, in improvement of software for the Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS)

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Purpose of Activity/Assignment:

Birth registration is the first step to towards safeguarding lifelong protection and the right to legal identity enshrined in the National Action Plan on Child Rights and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Timely, complete, and accurate data from civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) form the foundation for appropriate decision-making regarding policies, financing and service delivery for health and protection programmes for children. CRVS is essential for effective governance and has significant implications for the provision of population estimates, birth and death rates, and projections to plan, implement, monitor and evaluate maternal, newborn and child health services and other services for children.

To ensure timely development of Unified CRVS Register in 2021 UNICEF supported with the legislation review on birth and death registration and developed a Road Map for creation of Unified Register by January 2021. UNICEF is working in collaboration with UNDP and UNFPA in supporting Ministry of Adalat, State Statistics Committee, Ministry of Health and Medical Industry with the digitalization of a CRVS system. Currently a pilot software was developed by UNDP for Registry offices. Developed software has passed the cyber security approval and upon final testing will be ready for country wide launch. To launch the software, it is important ot know the technical capacities across the country. With that, UNICEF supported Ministry of Adalat to develop a questionnaire for information collection and further support will be provided with calculation of necessary equipment.

Taking into account that developed information system of Registry Office needs to be interoperable with other members of the CRVS system (Ministry of health and medical Industry, State Statistics Committee) further support of software developer is required. Current system for Register office developed based on the following characteristics:

Back-end developer:

Must: Node.JS, MySQL, 3 years of software development experience in the team, Gitlab/Github,

Preferable: ElectronJS, ExpressJS

Front-end developer:

React js, HTML, CSS, 3 years of software development experience in the team, Gitlab/Github

The software developer, will work with Ministry of Adalat, Central Archive of CRVS system in partnership with UNDP National Consultant, leading on development of the Vital Events Register:

With Ministry of Adalat support will be provided with the following:

- Supporting with improvement of Civil registration subsystem

- Contribute to the digitalization of Subsystem for making changes, restoration and cancellation of act records

- Creation of Electronic Document Management Subsystem

- Develop Subsystem for generating statistical reports

- All subsystems form a single whole with a single authorization and authentication access.

Other duties, as will be required through the process of testing and piloting of new digital systems.

Overall purpose of the assignment is to provide support to the Central Archive of Ministry of Adalat of Turkmenistan to roll-out the functioning digitalized Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) System.

Work Assignment Overview

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With Ministry of Adalat support will be provided with the following:

  • Support for existing components and modules
  • Contribute to the digitalization of Subsystem for making changes, restoration and cancellation of act records
  • Creation of Electronic Document Management Subsystem
  • Develop Subsystem for generating statistical reports
  • All subsystems form a single whole with a single authorization and authentication access.
  • Testing, elimination of errors
  • Train relevant staff to use the system

Improved interface design

Support provided for Development of sub-system for generating statistical reports

Testing and support is provided to velayat Registry Offices

By June 20, 2022

By July 20, 2022

By August 20, 2022

50$ per day

Minimum Qualifications required:

Bachelors Masters PhD Other

Enter Disciplines

Computer Science, Software Development, Programmer or other relevant fields

Knowledge/Expertise/Skills required:

Technical Competencies

- Excellent communication (writing and oral), negotiation, and other human relation skills;

- Excellent ability to collect, treat and analyses data.

Education

- University/advanced degree in Computer Science, IT, Electrical-Electronics Engineering, or other relevant fields;

Experience

- Experience of work with Government organizations and coordination with Cyber security agency and requirements compliance

- At least a year of software development experience

- Knowledge of JS(ES6+), HTML, CSS.

- Experience with Bootstrap, GIT

- Familiarity with React, REST API

- Experience working in the UN system agency or UN organization is an asset

Language requirements

-Knowledge of Russian and/or Turkmen, English is an asset

Added 8 months ago - Updated 8 months ago - Source: unicef.org