Terms of Reference (ToR) for Technical Expert on GIS Software Development in Gaza

October 17th 2016
The Palestinian Housing Council (PHC) established in 1991 as a non-profit institution to contribute in solving the housing problem in Palestine. The main objectives for PHC are to contribute improving the housing sector and construction industry, to cooperate with professional associations and institutions in the field of housing, and to contribute in improving the housing conditions of vulnerable groups and those of physical disabilities and special cases
PHC is establishing a new project for supporting five Gazan municipalities to develop new detailed outline plans for its damaged neighborhoods within its administration. This project is held in partnership with the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)/ Palestine)
One of the main project outputs is to develop a GIS Management System for helping municipalities in gathering information about houses, populations, and streets within the targeted neighborhoods
For the purpose of developing the GIS Management System, PHC is seeking for a Part-Time Senior Technical Expert in developing software management system that integrates with an existing GIS Application
Tasks and responsibilities
      Elicit system requirements by conducting dedicated number of meetings with stakeholders for understanding the system needs
      Analyze and design the system application according to the its requirements
       Develop the GIS Management System according to the design using open source web technology, which will be integrated with ArcGIS (ArcMap 10.2 Desktop application and ArcGIS Server) using ArcGIS JS API 3.17
      Integrate the ArcGIS web services with proper Database Management System (DBMS)
     Developing the required reports needed by the PHC administrative members (including graphical statistical reports)
      Deploy the system into the PHC Server for testing and storing the physical and social information gathered by the PHC team
     Provide the technical support, if needed, to PHC data entry team for having no problem in storing the information into the system
    Deploy the final and stable version of the system into the five municipalities’ servers, and make sure its proper functioning
     GIS Management System implemented with open source web technology that fulfilling PHC project needs
         Deployment for the GIS Management system into the five municipalities
 University degree in Geography, Computer Science or GIS related field (Master Degree is a plus)
 Preferably 5 years of experience in software development projects, and have related works for municipalities and GIS projects
 Interest and enthusiasm to work in a team
 Willing to travel with short notice
 Good communication skills
 He or she has to be fluent in English and Arabic language
Type of contracting
      The expert will be hired on part time basis to fulfill the tasks and responsibilities above mentioned
       The payment to the expert shall be made on monthly basis
How to apply
   Please send your C.V, in English only either
       Hard copy to the Palestinian Housing Council office in Gaza, Remal, Tomooh Building, second floor
      Or by e-mail to " phc2823280@gmail.com"
  Deadline for receiving applications is extended to October 30th 2016 at 12:00 a.m
      Only short listed candidates will be contacted