National consultancy: MIS Developer Consultant, 5 months, Beirut, Lebanon

UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund

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UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, Hope...

More features needs to be added to the MIS to facilitate the daily activities of the cash team, while some modules has to be customized/added to meet the HADDI programme and the social assistance programme, in managing data, reporting, payments, and others.

The purpose of this assignment would be therefore to proceed to the tweaks and customization of the LCO Cash Management Information System (MIS) Web Application to respond to programmes design and to enhance the usability of the system in managing data and reports, also to extract and analyze data and generate reports.

How can you make a difference?

The consultant will customize the Management Information System (MIS) – Web Application – of the Cash Transfer Programmes, generate reports, extract, and analyse data. The activities will include but not limited to:

  • Customize and Enhance dashboards, to show Realtime data.
  • Enhance household module to increase data management abilities
  • Customize the payment and reconciliation, grievance, and household modules.
  • Introduce the ability to export data from the MIS based on user-defined filters.
  • Incorporate all requests/changes such as changes in database objects and relationships, system workflows, core modules if required, and other necessary and critical changes which impact the overall working functionalities of the MIS.
  • Conduct thorough testing for the entire system and make necessary adjustments and fixing.
  • Prepare technical documentation on the modifications made code-wise and database.

Work Assignment Expected Results




  1. Enhance the compliance check module, which includes generating and loading compliance files, reporting errors, summarize and details compliance results, based on requirements defined by supervisor.
  2. Customize the payment and reconciliation module based on requirements defined by supervisor
  3. Enhance the grievance and resolution module based on requirements defined by supervisor
  4. Automate frequent reports generated weekly or monthly

  5. Compliance and payment features are developed, tested, and released to production

  6. The MIS is able to show all required details in the grievance modules
  7. Frequent reports are automated and users can easily generate reports.
  8. Database modifications

20 days

  1. Automate reports
  2. Enhance the household module to show more household and individuals details.
  3. Ability to export data through the MIS based on user-defined filters.
  4. Enhance real-time dashboards
  5. Any other MIS enhancements, and data export and analysis required

  6. Reports are automated and users can easily generate reports.

  7. Household module displays all needed data for programme officers, with proper authorizations
  8. The MIS is able to generate and export data from the MIS based on user-defined filters.
  9. MIS Dashboards shows Realtime analysis of registration, payments and other criteria defined in the requirements

20 days

  1. Introduce new data management features, including managing deleted cases, duplicate checking, logs management, and individuals management.
  2. Introduce SMS management in the MIS related to payments and beneficiaries.
  3. Enhance existing features, like beneficiary search, proxy management, individual notes, payment transactions management, and others.

  4. Authorized Users have more ability and flexibility to manage all MIS setting and data

  5. Sent SMS can be displayed in the HH modules and GRM for each beneficiary with date and SMS text.
  6. Enhanced search, proxy management, and payment transactions.

20 days

  1. Introduce a feature to manage programme details
  2. Enhance Groups and permissions management
  3. Ability to suspend single individual and modify all individual data
  4. Any other MIS enhancements required
  5. Extract and analyse data from the database

  6. MIS has the ability to update settings of programmes, permissions,

  7. MIS users can suspend individuals and can edit all details of an individual and a case.
  8. Data ae extracted and analysed once requested

20 days

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

  • Bachelors in Computer Science or related field such as Information Technology, Management Information Systems or other engineering discipline
  • A minimum of 4 years of relevant professional experience: Strong Experience in web development Strong knowledge of JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, bootstrap or similar platform. Excellent software development skills with PHP. Proven database programming of SQL databases, MySQL or similar databases
  • Fluency in English and Arabic is required. Knowledge of another official UN language ( Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

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.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


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

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

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