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    Technical expert to access and upgrade - Lahore, Pakistan - United Nations Pakistan

    United Nations Pakistan
    United Nations Pakistan Lahore, Pakistan

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    Background:


    To address the large spectrum of gender inequality encompassing women's empowerment, economic dimensions and gaps in fulfilment of women's reproductive rights, UNFPA, UN WOMEN and UNICEF designed a joint programme - "Empowering and Protecting Pakistan's Women, Youth, Girls and Boys for a Developed Tomorrow" (aka Aawaz II Programme).

    The Aawaz II Programme, funded by DFID, aims to promote the rights of children, women, youth, religious minorities, people with disabilities, and other excluded groups in Pakistan.

    The programme aims to enhance institutional capacities with effective policies, action plans and accountability mechanism for protection, promotion and realization of rights of marginalized groups; and strengthen evidence base for action

    Protection and response services are also under pressure.

    Punjab police responding to protection issues specially faced by women launched 'Punjab Police Women Safety App' to improve safety of women.

    Using women safety App during any emergency, women can get the services of Police Helpline 15, Rescue 1122, highway police and motorway police in just one click.

    The vision of Punjab Police is to make cities and public spaces safe for everyone especially women so they can participate in public life and benefit from economic opportunities.

    In this time of crisis, UNFPA Pakistan has also increased investment in online protection services and joined hands with Punjab police and Safe Cities Authority (PSCA) to upgrade the PSCA Women Safety Application that is a milestone for Punjab Police towards achieving the vision of safe cities for all especially for women.

    This smart app is an innovative solution to the challenges of mobility and violence women are facing every day

    As part of the technical support to Punjab Safe City Women Safety App UNFPA is seeking to hire technical expert to best performance and user experience of the Women Safety App by the user


    Purpose:
    The technical expert will provide the necessary back up support to PSCA to ensure that the Women Safety App is functioning smoothly, and the data received is properly analyzed and used for improving prevention and response services for gender based violence


    Scope of work:

    Activities:
    Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define, design, and ship new features for i OS applications

    Develop and maintain high-performance, reusable, and reliable Swift code

    Ensure the performance, quality, and responsiveness of applications

    Identify and correct bottlenecks and fix bugs

    Design and implement user interfaces according to Apple's human interface guidelines

    Work closely with UX/UI designers to implement designs and create visually appealing interfaces

    Stay up to date with the latest i OS technologies and industry trends

    Optimize application code for efficiency and performance

    Participate in code reviews to maintain code quality and ensure adherence to coding standards

    Continuously discover, evaluate, and implement new technologies to maximize development efficiency

    Understand business requirements and provide designs and software to meet business expectations

    Ensuring the best performance and user experience of the application

    Application coding, testing, debugging, documenting and monitoring;

    Recommending changes and enhancements to software applications;

    Monitor user feedback and generate ideas to patch or improve the Perform detailed quality testing of application;

    Optimizing conversion rates for app download pages by utilizing various content and visual tools;

    Monitoring and tracking app store rankings using the latest analytic tracking tools;

    Demonstrate experience in marketing and on use of digital platforms; and

    Any other task assigned by employer in this regard


    Duration:
    June 01, 2024 – December 31, 2024 (with a possibility of extension based on satisfactory performance and successful Programme delivery)

    Place where services are to be delivered:
    The position is based in Lahore to support Punjab Safe City Authority, Lahore. It is a office based job with regular office timings.
    Monitoring and progress control, including reporting requirements, periodicity format and deadline:

    The consultant to prepare a monthly progress report and to submit PSCA and PSCA will submit approved report to UNFPA

    The deliverables will be reviewed by the Punjab Lead/Provincial Programme Office Gender/GBV and subsequently the Gender Team. The UNFPA will process the payment upon satisfactory completion of deliverables.
    (All deliverables will be subject to quality assurance and will require clearance from Gender team.)

    Supervisory arrangements:
    The Individual Consultant will report to Punjab Lead/Provincial Programme Officer Gender/GBV. She will maintain close coordination with Gender team.

    Required expertise, qualifications and competencies, including language requirements:

    JOB REQUIREMENTS

    Education:
    Advance degree of computer sciences with mobile application development / bachelor's degree in computer science, Software Engineering, or related field


    Knowledge and Experience:
    Proven experience as an i OS Developer with a strong portfolio of i OS applications

    Proficient in Swift and Objective-C programming languages

    Experience with i OS frameworks such as UIKit, Core Data, Core Animation, etc

    Familiarity with RESTful APIs to connect i OS applications to back-end services

    Solid understanding of i OS design patterns and best practices

    Knowledge of Git version control system

    Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills

    Strong communication and teamwork abilities


    Languages:
    Fluency in English and Urdu is required

    nputs / services to be provided by UNFPA or implementing partner (e.g.

    , support services, office space, equipment), if applicable:

    Individual Consultant on GBV will use own computer; office space and logistical support for events and meetings will be provided by PSCA, Lahore

    Other relevant information or special conditions, if any:
    In the event of a substantive change to the TOR, or a change in the level of the fee, an existing individual consultant normally cannot be amended

    The individual consultant contract may be terminated in accordance with the provisions contained in the General Conditions of individual consultant contract

    In the event of a substantive change to the TOR, or

    a change in the level of the

    fee, an existing individual consultant normally cannot be amended;

    The individual consultant contract may be terminated in accordance with the provisions contained in the General Conditions of individual consultant contract

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