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Sep 292017
 

Organization: Management Systems International
Country: Mali
Closing date: 28 Oct 2017

Website Consultant, USAID/Mali Sub-National Governance Project, Mali

Company Profile:

MSI, a Tetra Tech Company, is a Washington, DC metro area international development firm with a 35-year history of delivering development results across the world. Our core expertise is in the fields of monitoring and evaluation (M&E), institutional development, public sector management, governance and anti-corruption. MSI implements projects in 90 countries around the world such as Jordan, Morocco, Lebanon, Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Colombia, and Mexico. As one of the leading companies in our field, MSI has partnered with organizations across all sectors of international development with clients ranging from large bilateral and multilateral donors such as USAID, the World Bank and the UNDP to national and local governments, NGOs, think tanks, foundations and universities. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at www.msiworldwide.com.

Project Summary:

Under the Bilateral Agreements between the Government of Mali and the United States Government, the Sub-National Governance Program (SNGP) is a five-year program funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). This national program will cover all regions of Mali and the District of Bamako. The SNGP project is implemented by Tetra Tech, ARD, in partnership with Management Systems International (MSI), Banyan Global, Budget Monitoring Group (GSB) and Women in Law and Development in Africa (WILDAF).

The Program aims to promote targeted changes in public financial management systems at the national and regional levels.

Expected result: improvement of financial decentralization through an adequate transfer of resources from the central level to local and regional authorities; increasing the quantity and quality of basic social services (Health and Education).

The Program focuses on three major components and a cross-cutting component – Gender Mainstreaming:

  • Component 1: Strengthening public finance management systems at national and local levels.
  • Component 2: Improved coordination and communication between the various government departments, between the national and regional government on the one hand and the government and civil society organizations on the other.
  • Component 3: Strengthening of the CGSP to conduct performance audits that meet international standards, and to monitor expenditure and service delivery at national and regional levels.
  • Gender Integration: SNGP has opted for the implementation of gender-related strategies and activities across the board. Thus gender will be integrated into the three project components at the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation level to promote gender equity.

The program started in February 2016.

**Please note: Malian citizens are strongly preferred..

Position Summary:

The website of the General Controller of Public Services is planned within the framework of the implementation of the activities of component 3, during the second year of the program. This website will allow the CGSP to communicate on its achievements, to explain the added value of audit and control in good governance. It will ensure the interface between the CGSP and its partners, in particular for the implementation of the national internal control strategy and facilitate advocacy for a better integration of audit in public financial management to increase accountability, which is an expected result of SNGP related to its theory of change.

Thus, an external consultant will be recruited to carry out the website under the supervision of the computer engineer of the SNGP program and the CGSP. As a prelude to the creation of the site, a broadband connection will be installed for a period of one year and the CGSP will have to ensure the durability of this installation by entering it henceforth in its operating budget. The program pays for the first year of subscription.

Objectives of the website:

  • Present the CGSP and its activities.
  • Serve as a source of information on the audit of public services in Mali and the implementation of the recommendations.
  • Communicate on the added value of the audit, especially the performance audit.
  • Ensure the visibility of the CGSP.

Expected results:

  • The CGSP is better known.
  • Information on the audit of public services and the implementation of recommendations is available.
  • The added value of the audit is perceived.
  • Visibility of the CGSP is ensured.

Website creation must be completed within one month. The consultant’s total level of effort is projected to be 26 days.

Responsibilities:

The consultant will construct the website using WordPress, a popular content management system (CMS) platform. Using WordPress will enable website managers to update content (adding files for download, adding pictures, editing text, etc.) with minimal assistance from the consultant after the website is constructed. The project will purchase a theme, which the consultant will apply to the website to ensure a coherent and intuitive design. At minimum, the website will consist of the following pages, as described below:

  • Home page: provides introduction to CGSP, links to documents and other pages.
  • Mission: describes CGSP services, added value of audit, etc.
  • Partners: describes CGSP partners, organizations, etc.
  • Information: includes links to relevant reports or documents.
  • Contact: provides contact information for CGSP.

Additional pages or features may be added. Content for each page will be collected by project staff.

  • The consultant will host the website on a virtual cloud server, using a service such as Bluehost ( www.bluehost.com ) or Amazon Web Services, and configure it for viewing at a domain that will be purchased by the project.
  • The consultant will train CGSP staff on how to use and navigate the website. The project will appoint one or more individuals to manage the website, and the consultant will train the appointed individual(s) on how to use the WordPress platform to update the contents of the website.
  • The consultant will be available for the duration of the project (2 years) to perform maintenance. Such maintenance may include: updating the cloud server for improved security, fixing issues, or making small enhancements to the website.

Qualifications:

  • Computer engineer with at least three (3) years of experience in the field of website creation and hosting using WordPress.
  • Experience using WordPress themes is preferred.
  • Should have a portfolio of previous work demonstrating expertise using WordPress.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

MSI is an EEO/AA/ADA Veterans Employer.

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