National Digital Government Transformation Strategy Consultant
Application deadline 7 months ago: Thursday 16 Jun 2022 at 23:59 UTCOpen application form
Result of Service - The report prepared should be in Arabic and in electronic format. - The report submitted should not be less than 30 pages. - A 2 to 4 pages executive summary of the report. The completed parts should be edited and saved in MS-Word (•.docx file) or an alternate compatible format. PDF format will not be accepted. It should include a table of contents to be automatically updated followed by a list of all tables and figures. The various parts should be submitted in electronic form and sent to the email address of the designated focal point. Attention is kindly drawn to the need to ensure that the final draft of the outputs be thoroughly reviewed prior to submission and to indicate the sources of tables and diagrams. References to reports and other substantive material should be clearly indicated within the text and noted at the end. It is also essential to send, with the completed output, photocopies or scans of at least the first page of books, reports and bulletins, used as reference material as well as copies of the pages quoted. The content of the generated document shall be the sole property of ESCWA. The consultant shall keep in mind that UN-ESCWA routinely checks all deliverables for plagiarism, using readily available electronic tools. All previously published content, even if written by the selected consultant, must be clearly referenced where required within the text and end-noted at the end of the study. The report submitted by the consultant must not contain quoted and/or previously published text equalling more than 20 per cent of the total number of pages. The consultant shall not publish or announce or reveal the content of the report, partly or entirely, on social media or any other public channel, without ESCWA permission. The content cannot and must not be presented, discussed or published by the consultant without ESCWA authorization of.
Work Location Beirut
Expected duration 15 weeks
Duties and Responsibilities The consultant shall propose to the designated ESCWA focal point a detailed version of the report outline. To produce the draft strategy, the consultant is requested to conduct, among others, the main following tasks: (1) Review best regional and international practices of digital government transformation strategies and policies; (2) Hold interviews with the various stakeholders and realizing a summary of their remarks and observations; (3) Suggest the needed digital government transformation strategies based on best practices, gap analysis and national needs; In addition, the consultant would also ensure the following activities: (1) Present the draft report in a national workshop or meeting (physically or remotely) and capture the main comments and findings of the discussions; (2) Update the draft proposal according to all received feedback and comments during the reviewing process by ESCWA and GIA. ESCWA promotes gender equality and integration of youth through its publications and therefore the consultant should pay attention, with the help of ESCWA staff, to gender considerations and youth dimension throughout the research work and thereby ensure that the narrative language should be gender sensitive.
Qualifications/special skills Academic Qualifications: An advanced university degree in Information and Communication Technology or a related field is required; a Ph.D. is desirable. Experience: At least 5 years of experience and research in technology related issues is required. A concrete knowledge in the domain of planning and strategies is desirable. Language: Fluency in written and spoken Arabic is required; a good knowledge of the English is desirable.
No Fee THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.