Individual Consultant - Information Technology Specialist (For Indian Nationals Only)

United Nations Development Programme(UNDP), Shimla, India

Skill RequiredIT and ICT
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
27th September, 2015

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

The Information Technology Specialist will be based at HPSDMA/Revenue Department (DM), and under the overall supervision of the Special Secretary (DM), he/she will carry out the following tasks:

  • Assist in assessing and evaluating the requirements for the HPSDMA portal to enable constant flow of information, ideas and best practices;
  • Assist in updation and maintenance of the HPSDMA portal;
  • Assist in Computer and information technology application (including hardware, software, LAN, security, training etc.), their planning and development;
  • Assist the LAN/WAN of the office and ensure connectivity, backup of servers and mailboxes, antivirus update for file and e-mail protection, create and delete email accounts etc.;
  • Troubleshoot system problems related to Network Printers, Photocopiers, Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Operating Systems;
  • Provide technical support to end-users on computer and IT applications;
  • Assist in maintaining and updating disaster management content in the district website in coordination with Deputy Commissioner’s office;
  • Coordinate up-datation of the India Disaster Resource Network (IDRN) on a regular basis;
  • Respond to the e-mails, queries, questions and clarifications from various stakeholders;
  • Collect, compile, digitize and transmit knowledge products from various sources organizations on a regular basis;
  • Assist in designing layouts, graphics and other IEC material;
  • Assist in operationalization of Emergency Operation Centre (EOC);
  • Maintain inventory of the IT equipment and ensure timely maintenance of the IT and communication equipment;
  • Liaison with external agencies like NIC for installation, hosting, deployment and maintenance of the portal;
  • Carry out data entry operation;
  • Perform all such functions that may be entrusted by the HPSDMA.


  • Essential - B.Tech/ BCA from a recognized University;
  • Desirable - Degree/Diploma/Certificate in Disaster Management.


  • Essential - Minimum of three years’ work experience in IT related activities and management of web portals in any reputed agency;
  • Desirable - Work experience in government or public sector organization and experience of working in the field of Disaster Management.


  • Fluency of Hindi & English language is required.

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