UNDP and the State of Kuwait, represented by the General Secretariat of the Supreme Council of Planning and Development (GSSCPD), strive to enhance institutional capacities at various government agencies by providing them with necessary technical support to strengthen their capacities and skills to perform their expected duties.
Under the framework of the Institutional Capacity Development for Implementation of the Kuwait National Development Plan (ICDI / KNDP) project, UNDP and GSSCPD attempt to support the Central Statistics Bureau (CSB) to create an enabling environment for KNDP results.
The aim is to enhance institutional and human capacities of the CSB for evidence-based plans and policies on sustainable development.
Within this context, UNDP on behalf of the General Secretariat for the Supreme Council for Planning and Development, the CSB is seeking to recruit a Senior IT Infrastructure Systems Engineer to provide technical advisory services to the office of the Assistant Undersecretary of Administrative Support & Information Sector at the Central Statistical Bureau of the State of Kuwait.
The Senior Infrastructure Systems Engineer will be working with the IT Department within the Central Statistical Bureau.
The Senior IT Infrastructure Systems Engineer will also focus on capacity building and transfer of knowledge to the staff at the Central Statistical Bureau.
The main objective of the consultancy is to support the Central Statistics Bureau to assess, maintain and enhance the infrastructure of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB), through strategical design and implement in-house infrastructure systems and architectures that support core CSB’s functions and assure their high availability.
In addition to, planning and lifecycle management, integration and standards as well as overall ongoing systems management around availability, performance, and capacity, security to drive efficient and effective IT systems to meet the business needs.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of key functions : Under the direct supervision of the Assistant Undersecretary of Administrative Support & Information Sector at the CSB, and in close coordination with the GSSCPD International Cooperation Department and UNDP project team, the Senior IT Infrastructure Systems Engineer will assume the following tasks :
Institution and the duration and timeline of the deliverables are indicated in the below table :
Deliverables / Outputs
Target Due Dates
Payment schedule in percentage
Review and Approvals Required
Deliverable 1 :
2 weeks after the start of the contract.
Deliverable 2 :
6 weeks after the start of the contract.
Deliverable 3 :
3 months after the start of the contract.
Deliverable 4 : Upgrade the servers operating systems from Windows Server 2012 & Window Server 2016 to Windows Server OS for Internalhost servers.
4 months after the start of the contract.
Deliverable 5 :
5 months after the start of the contract.
Deliverable 6 :
6 months after the start of the contract.
CSB and UNDP
He / she needs to coordinate closely with the GSSCPD International Cooperation Department and UNDP project team.
These interim and final reports will serve as justification of payment.
Duration of the Work
The duration of this assignment is expected to be 6 months. The starting date is expected within June 2020.
The consultant will be based in Kuwait at CSB office for the duration of the assignment.
Total score Technical Score + Financial Score.
Technical Criteria weight - 70%, 700 scores maximum
Financial Criteria weight - 30%. 300 scores maximum
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 490 from 700 points in the Technical part of evaluation would be considered for the Financial Evaluation
The selection of candidates will be done in 3 stages :
1st stage : Prior to detailed evaluation, all applications will be thoroughly screened against eligibility criteria (minimum qualification requirements) as set in the TOR in order to determine whether they are compliant / non-compliant.
Academic Degree : Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or any other related fields.
Experience : Minimum 10 years of practical experience in the related area, ?preferably ?handling Cloud / Technology / ?Security Architecture ?
roles with Infrastructure & Technology domain in in Microsoft & Virtualization Solutions.
Language : Fluency in English & Arabic is a must.
2nd stage : Evaluation of technical proposals
Short-listed candidates will be evaluated based on the following criteria. Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 490 points (70%) at the Technical Evaluation would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Technical Evaluation Criteria (Desk review and Interview based)
Maximum obtainable points 700; Threshold 490 points
Master’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or any other related fields.
Minimum 10 years of proven practical experience in Infrastructure engineering.
5 points for each additional year of experience up to 5 additional years
Certificates in Microsoft® Certified Professional (MCP), Microsoft® Certified Solution Associate (MCSA), Certification of Completion VMware V Sphere (Install, Configure, and Manage) V5.1 .
Experience in managing Databases (Microsoft SQL, MySQL), VMware design and administration, patching management software and best practices, enterprise backup and disaster recovery solutions and design and end-to-end implementation of performant, reliable, and secure infrastructure systems is essential, as are superb troubleshooting capabilities and experience with diagnostic / tracing tools as well as in Microsoft and Virtualization Solutions Solid knowledge of networking protocols.
Proficiency in at least one scripting language (Python or PowerShell).
Technical Proposal / Interview : Good understanding of the assignment with all specific components proposed within TOR have been identified clearly and in a logical order to address TOR requirements :
Excellent 100% from the score
Good 90% from the score
Satisfactory 70% from the score
Poor 40% from the score
Very poor 10% from the score
Financial Evaluation Criteria
Maximum obtainable points 300 (30%)
3rd stage : Financial evaluation
Cumulative analysis will be used based on the following methodology : All the offers of individual consultants who scored 490 (70% from 700) and more points during the desk review are acceptable for financial evaluation.
The lowest financial qualified proposal receives 300 points and all the other technically qualified proposals receive points in inverse proportion per the formula :
P y(µ / z)
P points for the financial proposal being evaluated
y maximum number of points for the financial proposal equal to 300
µ the lowest priced proposal
z price of the proposal being evaluated
The candidate achieving the highest cumulative score for both Technical and Financial evaluations will be recommended by the Evaluation Committee for contracting.
Applicants are requested to compile and submit as one PDF file the below requested documents :
Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing :
Required Skills and Experience
I. Academic Qualifications :
II. Years of experience :
roles with Infrastructure & Technology domain.
III. Language Requirements :