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Software Development for Multi-Hazard Information Management System in Bihar

Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC)

About Asian Disaster Preparedness Center

The Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), established in 1986, is a non-profit, autonomous, regional organization, international in status and non-political in management, staffing, and operations. ADPC has been established for scientific, educational, developmental, and humanitarian purposes that work to build the resilience of people and institutions to disasters and climate change impacts in Asia and the Pacific region. ADPC has more than 34 years of working experience in Asia along with the national and local Governments of its founding charter member countries as well as countries of the Regional Consultative Committee (RCC) on Disaster Management. ADPC works to strengthen disaster risk reduction at all levels, from regional to national, sub-national, and even to local community levels. ADPC aims at supporting governments, strengthen institutions, and build capacity for mainstreaming DRR into development processes. It includes developing institutional systems, assessing disaster risks, undertaking programs for disaster risk reduction and adapting to climate change, etc. ADPC vision is ‘safer communities and sustainable development through disaster risk reduction.’ It works with governments, development partners, international organizations, NGOs, civil society, the private sector, media, and other key stakeholders. In addition to its headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand, ADPC currently has offices/representation in 11 countries in the region. For details of ADPC and its work, please refer to ADPC website at http://www.adpc.net/

Background and Statement of Work

Program for Strengthening Preparedness for Emergency Response and Recovery in India (PROSPER-India) is a three-year collaboration between the Government of Bihar (GoB) and Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) with support from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). The program focuses on providing technical support to GoB for the implementation of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) activities identified in the Bihar DRR Roadmap (2015-2030) in key sectors. The services of a consultant/agency are required to work with the ADPC team in Bihar to assist the Disaster Management Department in developing a comprehensive multi-hazard information management system. The consultant/agency is expected to work with the ADPC team and other specialists deployed in the Disaster Management Department to design, develop, implement, and monitor suitable solutions for this purpose. The duration of this assignment will be tentatively for six months starting from 1 July 2020 until 31 December 2020.

Duties and responsibilities

With support and guidance from the Program Coordinator, Preparedness for Response and Recovery (PRR) Department, based in Bihar, India, the consultant/agency would perform the following tasks:

  • Undertake the development of web applications for multi-hazard information management system. - Create web accessibility and user interface for IT Admin, state, district, and at block levels for all 38 districts and 534 blocks.
  • Undertake the development of the reporting system and integration of existing formats/ systems being used in the State Emergency Operation Centre (SEOC) for all hazards including the recent pandemic.
  • Develop and maintain appropriate content management system (CMS) for seamless running of the application.
  • Perform other related duties that may be assigned by the Program Manager.

Required Qualifications/ Selection Criteria

  • The consultant should have a degree related to Computer Applications, Information Technology, or any other similar qualification from a recognized university with excellent command over algorithms.
  • Understanding of disaster preparedness/ resilience-related projects and experience of having undertaken similar tasks in the past.
  • Good command over English and Hindi in both written and spoken.
  • Excellent interpersonal and public relations skills; ability to work with a team in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Additional qualifications on data analytics are desired.
  • Demonstrated working experience in related field of data management, website management of 7-10 years would be preferred.

Supervisor/Evaluator: PROSPER-India Program Manager, PRR, based in Bihar

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  • Additional location info Home-based
  • Closing Date 2 Jul 2020

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