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