Assistant Video Game Developer - Pulse Lab Kampala
Location : Kampala, UGANDA
Application Deadline : 30-May-16 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract : Individual Contract
Post Level : International Consultant
Languages Required : English
Starting Date : (date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 27-Jun-2016
Duration of Initial Contract : 3 months
Expected Duration of Assignment : 3 months
Global Pulse ( http://www.unglobalpulse.org/about-new) is an innovation initiative of the United Nations Secretary-General on Big Data. Its vision is a future in which big data is harnessed safely and responsibly as a public good. Its mission is to accelerate discovery, development and scaled adoption of big data innovation for sustainable development and humanitarian action. Global Pulse is building a catalytic network of in-country innovation centres, which will test new tools, data and analysis, share what lessons with the global community, mainstream successful approaches for real-time impact monitoring into policymaking. The first Lab has been established in New York (Pulse Lab New York) followed by Jakarta, Indonesia and Kampala, Uganda.
Pulse Lab Kampala ( http://www.unglobalpulse.org/kampala) is an inter-agency initiative of the United Nations under the Office of the Resident Coordinator in Uganda. The first of its kind in Africa, it brings together researchers from Government, the UN, non-governmental organizations and private sector to explore the utility of new sources of digital 'Big Data' (such as social media, mobile data, online information) and real-time analysis techniques for social development monitoring and program planning.
A data revolution is underway in Uganda and in Africa. There is more data now than ever. New technologies are leading to an exponential increase in the volume and types of data available, creating unprecedented possibilities for informing and transforming society and protecting the environment. There is more data produced in the last 2 years than in all of human history. There is a tremendous potential in new technology; indeed, this is the forefront of the data revolution already well underway in in the private sector. The new SDGs agenda will have increased demands - and opportunities- for the use of data. Pulse Lab Kampala supports the UN Country team to tap into the revolution obtaining more and better data to support development work and humanitarian action supporting:
Under the guidance of the Officer Data Science, the consultant will assist to develop software to create user interfaces of Pulse Lab projects as computer video games. The consultant will contribute to better communicate Pulse Lab Kampala projects to wide audiences in a user friendly way.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide assistance to design the core features of video games to be used as user interface for Pulse Lab projects. Assist in: Constructing the base or the engine on which the game will run, produce prototypes of gameplay ideas and features, creating simple story lines, game scripts and character biographies, animating characters and objects, contributing to the design and audio features of the game, designing role-play mechanics, creating prototypes and documenting game design process.
Required Skills and Experience
Price proposal and schedule of Payments:
Evaluation of Proposals (Method and Criteria): Individual Consultants will be evaluated based on the Cumulative Analysis methodology. The ranking of the Project Coordinator shall be made based on proposals that are:
Financial score shall be computed as a ratio of the proposal being evaluated and the lowest priced proposal received by UNDP for the assignment.
Technical Criteria for Evaluation (Maximum 70 points): Applications will be evaluated on the following criteria:
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points (70% of the total technical points) would be considered for the Financial Evaluation (30%).
Application procedure: The consultant is required to upload an electronic application in one single PDF on the jobs website not later than May 30, 2016. The application should include the following documents/information:
Technical proposal, including:
Interested applicants should submit applications through uploading of all their required documentation in one single pdf document on http://jobs.undp.org (Ref no.66385).
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
This vacancy is archived.
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