Consultancy Announcement: On-Call Service Provider (Database Developer)
Date of Announcement: August 10, 2016
Duration: Initial 5 days, thereafter estimated 2 days per month (12 Months)
Location: Sanepa Chowk, Kathmandu
We are currently seeking a service provider (Database Developer) to support surveying and mapping efforts of Habitat for Humanity’s construction initiatives in Nepal. The agency will work closely with the existing technical team while the infrastructure is being created to learn its technical specifications and any best practices. Once the environment is functional and stable, the agency will assume administrative responsibilities including planned maintenance and ad-hoc technical support. The stack used in this project is hosted by Amazon Web Services and uses EC2 servers and a Postgres RDS.
The workload will entail 2 to 5 days of initial work with the technical team to learn about procedures and the technical environment followed by 1 or 2 days of work a month or as needed.
Following last year’s earthquakes, Habitat for Humanity Nepal mobilized volunteers to remove rubble, distribute temporary shelter kits and water backpacks in the worst-hit districts. Later in the reconstruction phase, Habitat Nepal completed safety assessments of more than 16,000 damaged houses, and with the onset of winter, over 2,400 winterization kits were distributed to help survivors weather the cold.
Habitat Nepal is now looking forward to support families in rebuilding through an owner-driven approach in both disaster-affected and non-affected areas. Further, Habitat Nepal has recently launched a Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping initiative to support reconstruction efforts. The geographic data that the system yields will enable Habitat Nepal to identify and monitor the construction progress and other program activities for families who will rebuild their homes under an owner-driven approach.
3. Objectives for the role
ï‚· Ensure uptime and proper functionality of AWS EC2 instances
ï‚· Administer Postgres database
ï‚· Provide ad-hoc troubleshooting support
ï‚· Develop scripts to automate processes as needed
ï‚· Perform routine upgrades of Open Map Kit server software
4. Qualifications, professional experience and skills
ï‚· Experience working with Amazon Web Services or similar environments (Heroku etc)
ï‚· Experience of SQL and database administration
ï‚· Experience in Python, in particular process automation
ï‚· Strong ability to understand technical requirements and ad-hoc technical support
Interested agencies are requested to submit a Letter of Interest, with updated organization profile, details information of previous work and a financial proposal with significant breakdown no later than, 5.00 PM, August 18, 2016 to
HFH Nepal by e-mail: email@example.com
Only shortlisted candidates will be called for interviews.
Habitat for Humanity started working in Nepal since 1997. In the eight years till 2005, Habitat for Humanity Nepal has helped 830 families to build decent homes in the districts of Kailali, Surkhet, Kaski, Chitwan and Jhapa. To increase its impact, HFH Nepal began to leverage on partnerships with non-governmental organizations, microfinance institutions, and village lending and saving groups. Driven by the overall vision of the organization, the Meaningful Life through Housing Campaign was launched in July 2011. Through the campaign, HFH Nepal aims to develop a people-driven and community-owned methodology to address the need for decent housing in a sustainable and viable way. Programs are largely focused on rural housing in eastern and western Nepal.
In June 2011, HFH Nepal celebrated its 10,000th family served and by the fiscal year ended 30 June 2014 more than 54,000 families were helped. The momentum continued until Nepal was hit by two major earthquakes on 25 April and 12 May, 2015.
The earthquakes, in April and May of 2015, destroyed and damaged more than 880,000 houses killing over 8,000 people. HFH Nepal’s disaster response included rubble removal with the help of local volunteers, distribution of temporary shelter kits and water backpacks for the affected families to enable survivors’ to fetch and store water. Through generous funding, HFH Nepal is helping affected families by providing technical assistance in conducting safety assessment of the damaged houses and distribution of winterization kits to the affected families to protect against the cold weather.
Through the Build Nepal strategy, Habitat Nepal is committed to building homes and hope in both disaster-affected and non-affected areas across the country.