To Seeking a Consultant for Web/Mobile Design and Developer.
Plan works in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas promoting child rights and lifting millions of children and their families out of poverty. Plan is committed to increasing the resilience and economic security of marginalized youth and families by providing the skills necessary to find decent work and secure livelihoods. These efforts benefit from Plan’s local relationships (community, government etc) and experience in youth entrepreneurship and employment programs.
Over the past three years, Plan International has been prototyping and piloting an online community of practice, which supports knowledge sharing and knowledge management across the organization – this product is known as the YES!HUB. 6 months ago, the YES!DIGITAL team undertook a dedicated effort to review user data, feedback and research to identify a product roadmap for the next version of the solution. The outcomes of this review have now been collated and translated to a product backlog and requirements from which to design and develop.
Objectives and Methodology
The objective of this project is to develop an online, socially incentivized, community which promotes the contribution of user generated content which can be ‘upvoted’ by other users. The potential product – mimicking the style of reddit and others – should support Plan International in achieving the following objectives:
Collection and organization of user generated content
Leverages social networking and user feedback (voting and commenting) to increase user engagement
Includes the contribution and organization of user submitted digital assets (documents, images, links etc) to develop an online knowledge base
Includes community-based features that allow the establishment and membership of online sub-communities within the solution.
Provision of User Access Control to manage permissions and control of site users.
Plan International promotes and practices mobile first, user-centered and agile methodologies. We prioritize the development of inclusive and gender transformative technologies. We also endorse and practice the Principles of Digital Development, which can be reviewed >> https://digitalprinciples.org/
Outputs, Activities, Deliverables
Phase-Output / Activities/ Deliverables
Phase 1 | Negotiation of project scope and design brief
Review existing product research documents and develop project scope
Evaluation of business needs and solution requirements
Development of design brief and project scope documents
Negotiation of project scope milestones and deliverables
Agreement, approval and sign-off of design brief and project scope
Phase 2 | Prototype Proposal
Development of solution proposal
Design of wireframes
Feedback on wireframes
Approval of wireframes
Development of clickable prototype
Feedback on clickable prototype
Approval of clickable prototype
Phase 3 | Alpha Solution Development
Development of alpha MVP
Alpha MVP user testing
Creation and population of product backlog
Phase 4 | Beta Solution Deployment
Development of beta MVP
Feedback on beta MVP
Beta testing of MVP
Update of product backlog
Phase 5 | Production Deployment
- Deployment of Production MVP
All deliverables for this project must be completed on or before January 31, 2020
Milestone Payment Schedule
The budget for this TOR is to be included in budget assigned from the previous TOR between Plan International and the vendor.
Milestone / Estimate Timeline/ Payment Release
Contract Signing / 5 days / 20%
Milestone 1: Preparation (Phase 1) / 5 days / 10%
Milestone 2: Prototype (Phase 2) / 15 days / 10%
Milestone 3: Alpha Delivery (Phase 3) /15 days /10%
Milestone 4: Beta Delivery (Phase 4) / 30 days/ 10%
Milestone 5: Prod. Deployment (Phase 5)/ 30 days/ 20%
Project Closure / 5 days/ 20%
Ownership and copyright of final product belong to Plan International.
Source Code and related application-level technical / technological components belong solely to Plan International, and should be submitted to Plan International prior to project closure payment
Contractor must practice secure code versioning and will be submitted to Plan International prior to project closure payment
The output/deliverable is considered fully delivered when the final feedback from Plan International is incorporated and confirmed as ‘Completed & Acceptable’
A deliverable is considered complete if no response received from Plan International within 5 business days, or as agreed thereby.
Plan should be notified of expected delays no more than one week prior to the milestone delivery date, or else a 2% daily penalty will be applied to the effected milestone
A project delayed longer than 30days terminated and a ‘kill fee’ of 10% of the delivered milestones will be paid to the vendor
Work should commence once the TOR is signed by respective parties
Qualifications and Experience
Interested parties must have 5-years relevant experience in developing similar products for an International or Community Development organization, with proven examples of previous work.
All data and information received from Plan International for the purpose of this project are to be treated confidentially and are only to be used in connection with the execution of these Terms of Reference. All intellectual property rights arising from the execution of these Terms of Reference are assigned to Plan International. The contents of written materials obtained and used in this project may not be disclosed to any third parties without the expressed advance written authorization of Plan International.