Corruption has been repeatedly recognized as a major obstacle for the continued stability and socio-economic development of the Republic of Tajikistan by the country itself and by the international community. Over recent years, the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan (GoT) has made efforts to address the issue of corruption. For instance, signing UNCAC in 2006 and ratifying it in 2008 and joining the OECD-led peer review of the Anti-Corruption Network Istanbul Action Plan. It has developed two subsequent Strategies in the Fight Against Corruption in the Republic of Tajikistan, 2008 to 2012 and 2013 to 2020, and established various state bodies and departments with an anti-corruption portfolio, with the Agency for State Financial Control and Fight Against Corruption (AC Agency) nominated as the lead specialized law-enforcement agency responsible for preventing, detecting and initiating the investigation of corruption offenses, and coordinating anti-corruption initiatives between the government agencies. Further capacity-building and implementation of the applicable best practices, especially in the area of ensuring the public support for the anti-corruption activity, are however still needed.
In 2019, the Good Governance Unit supported the constitution of the Coalition of Civil Society of Tajikistan on Transparency and Anti-Corruption. The Unit will provide capacity building to the members of the Coalition, with the objective of enhancing their knowledge on anti-corruption and envisioning that in the future they will build capacity to NGOs in the region. It will support the visibility to the activity of the Coalition of CSOs of the Republic of Tajikistan on transparency and anti-corruption through developing a web portal. Objective:
The objective is to give the visibility to the activity of the Coalition of CSOs of the Republic of Tajikistan on transparency and anti-corruption through developing a web portal.
|Tasks and Responsibilities|
The consultant should develop fully functional and secure web portal technically referring to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C – refer to: https://www.w3.org/) and requirements described in the outputs and performance indicators part of this terms of reference.
Expected output and performance indicators:
Functional requirements of the web portal:
Designing the official web portal the following requirements are mandatory:
Information completion management system should ensure:
Security: The CMS and the front end program codes must be separated. The CMS will be available only for certain IP addresses which should by all means have an SSL certificate. Protection against hacker and DDoS attacks. Protection of e-mails from spam attacks.
Duration of assignment: November – December 2019.
The OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe will ensure support and monitoring of task execution throughout the entire period of cooperation with Consultant. Communication between the Consultant, the OSCE POiD and the Beneficiary will be done by means of telephone, e-mail and personal working meetings. Communication between the Consultant and Beneficiary will be done through OSCE POiD, unless the Consultant is recommended by the Parliament of Tajikistan to contact the Beneficiary directly. The Consultant must appoint its point of contact for the engagement and maintain communication with the OSCE POiD and the Beneficiary in timely and consistent manner.
The Consultant should conduct training sessions for the Beneficiary’s personnel to administer the web portal following its handover in the form of series practical exercises. These training sessions should enable the Beneficiary to undertake the full scope of the responsibilities for the web portal’s maintenance and administration.
Reports and Time Schedule:
All the works on the web portal’s development and testing shall be accomplished not later than after 1 month upon signature of the Agreement between the OSCE POiD and the Consultant.
Data, services, personnel, and facilities to be provided by the OSCE: The OSCE POiD will provide the Consultant with necessary information on the Project’s objective and strategy of the Coalition, which will be the eventual holder of the web portal.
The Consultant will be instructed on the usage of the OSCE POiD/Beneficiary’s logos on the web portal. The OSCE POiD will provide relevant necessary consultative assistance to the Consultant throughout mutual work corresponding to the period from signing Contract to final acceptance of the outputs.
|The consultant will be remunerated commensurate with consultant’s experience and qualifications in accordance with OSCE established rates. Applicants should indicate whether they wish to be included in the OSCE Roster of Consultants for similar assignments.|
|How To Apply|
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