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Agriculture MIS Developer Consultant (Papua New Guinea), Home based, Remote
Closing date: Tuesday, 20 February 2024


ITU is the leading United Nations agency for information and communication technologies, with the mission to connect the world. To achieve this, ITU manages the radio-frequency spectrum and satellite orbits at the international level, works to improve communication infrastructure in the developing world, and establishes global standards that foster seamless interconnection of a vast range of communication systems.

Agriculture MIS Developer Consultant (Papua New Guinea)

Vacancy notice no: 1502 

Sector: BDT

 Department: DDR

 Country of contract: Remote 

Duty station: Home Based

Position number: [[positionNumber]] 

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 Type of contract: Consultant 

Duration of contract: 80 working days over a period of initial 6 months.

 Recruitment open to: External Application

deadline (Midnight Geneva Time): 20 February 2024


The Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) is responsible for the organization and coordination of the work of the Telecommunication Development Sector (ITU-D) of the Union which deals mainly with ICT-focused development policies, strategies and programmes, as well as technical cooperation activities, to promote digital inclusion and drive digital transformation at community, country and regional levels. To effectively and efficiently serve the needs of ITU members, BDT is organized into four functional areas:

 Office of the Deputy to the Director and Field Operations Coordination Department
 Partnerships for Digital Development Department
 Digital Networks & Society Department
 Digital Knowledge Hub Department
The office of the Deputy to the Director and Field Operations Coordination Department is responsible for advising and supporting the Director on the direction and management of the Bureau. It is also responsible for leading all matters related to personnel, strategic, financial and operational planning and reporting processes. The department oversees the work of the Regional Offices, ensuring proper delegation of authority and accountability of the Regional Offices. This department coordinates the holding of BDT conferences and events, monitors the implementation of decisions emanating from the World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC), the Telecommunication Development Advisory Group (TDAG) or Council, and cooperates closely with the other Sectors of the Union and the General Secretariat on matters of relevance to BDT and the overall work of the Union. BDT Regional Directors report to this department.


The Support to Rural Entrepreneurship, Investment and Trade in Papua New Guinea (EU-STREIT PNG) programme is the largest grant-funded programme of the European Union in Papua New Guinea and in the Pacific sub-region. The programme was developed under the umbrella of 11th European Development Fund (2014-2020) and is being implemented as a United Nations joint programme by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in close collaboration with the Government and local partners. As one of the implementing agencies, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is responsible for development of the telecommunications and ICT innovations and partnerships, within Component 2 of the programme. The programme will make significant investments in improving the capacities of enterprises, local entrepreneur in agriculture as well as government and value chain stakeholders. The project will work within a framework of capacity development, in which the following principles are actively promoted:

 ITU and its UN Partners will work directly and closely with the government and the private sector/entrepreneurs. Specifically, DAL/Cocoa Board and relevant public and private partners will be involved in developing, implementing, and designing sustainability into the project activities and investments to ensure future continuation and sustainability.
 Combining public and private interests will also foster and improve capacities for future economic sustainability and enterprise development and growth in the three value chains.


Under the EU STREIT Programme output 2.2 “Value chain support services strengthened and resilient to climate change impacts”, ITU will develop the Agriculture Management Information System (AMIS) for the National Department of Agriculture and Livestock. Under the direction of the Regional Director of the ITU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific region, and in coordination with the EU STREIT Project Officer in PNG, the consultant will: 1. Research, design, consult and develop the concept of the AMIS, which should include, but not be limited to:

 AMIS requirement analysis, and list of core features and its description.
 List of technology stacks needed to support the project requirements.
 AMIS site map and process flow.
 Development and documenting of AMIS service blueprint.
 Building and filing of AMIS architecture in accordance with GovStack design principles (which leverages microservices architecture and API first design principles).
2. Extend AMIS platform for EU STREIT Stakeholder National Department of Agriculture and Livestock.

 Configuration and deployment of AMIS platform according to the agreed concept of the AMIS.
 Customization and deployment of AMIS themes in alignment with the programme’s and host institution’s image/branding requirements.
 Modification of plugins when required, to help automate AMIS management routines and processes.
 Working closely with FAO and DAL on setting up existing data and information.
 Creation of accounts for platform administrators, strong users, and users including implementation of a Single Sign-On solutions where applicable for each DAL stakeholders.
 Integration of Marketing MIS and other relevant applications interactions.
 Addition of other necessary APIs and web services with AMIS, as required by the project’s scope. 
 Incorporation of all social media channels as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.
 Conducting a performance testing, vulnerability testing and user acceptance Testing during key steps of the development.
 Documenting the reports of each of the above testing exercises.
 Developing a technical guideline on core features and troubleshooting of technical issues.
 Providing technical support to administrator(s), trainers, and students for each EU STREIT stakeholders.
3. Provide AMIS training and support for DAL teams:

 Developing a set of training support documentation/manuals to assist the platform’s administrators and users in optimally performing their duties.
 Conducting trainings on technical support for AMIS for administrator(s).
 Delivery of trainings on using AMIS for DAL teams.
 Supporting the monitoring and evaluation of courses and tools as developing and implementing custom reporting dashboards for all types of user’s progress tracking as well as for monitoring and evaluation results.
 Contribution to strengthening the capacity of EU STREIT stakeholders in the development, packaging, and implementation of the platform.

4. Provide technical support:

 Configuration and setup AMIS host (server) accordingly to specification provided by DAL.
 Registration of a domain (if required) for AMIS in PG domain.
 Provision of firewall configurations and other security measures for AMIS host.
 Collaboration with Internet Services Providers (ISPs) to ensure accessibility to each AMIS site.
 During handover process, assessment, and setup a support/ticketing system for the provision of solutions for issues submitted by the platform users.
 Support of the DAL team with a smooth handover of services to the AMIS administrator.
5. Provide Progress Report for each implemented task monthly.


Delivery of report containing the items 1) to 5) in Terms of Reference section.


 Working knowledge of open-source tools and platforms.
 Knowledge of the software development life cycle.
 Ability to develop unit testing of code components or complete applications. Creativity is always a plus.
 Ability to conduct trainings.


Education: University degree in communications, ICT, engineering, education, business administration, social science or areas relevant to the Special Service Agreement (SSA).

Experience: At least three (3) years of experience in the field of ICT, infrastructure, AMIS development and support, cloud hosting environment and project management.

Languages: Knowledge of English at advanced level.


200 USD per working day depending on the work experience of the consultant.


Travel cost relating to missions will be processed separately.


Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application and provide complete and accurate information. To apply, please visit the ITU Careers website. The evaluation of candidates is based on the criteria in the vacancy notice, and may include tests and/or assessments, as well as a competency-based interview. ITU uses communication technologies such as video or teleconference, e-mail correspondence, etc. for the assessment and evaluation of candidates. Please note that only selected candidates will be further contacted and candidates in the final selection step will be subject to reference checks based on the information provided. Messages originating from a non ITU e-mail account – – should be disregarded. ITU does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.


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