A vacancy notice is available through the IOC/UNESCO employment site for an 11 month Information Technology (IT) Consultant position for the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC/UNESC) as follows:
Proposed Terms of Reference – IT Consultant
Start of Contract: 1 May 2021
End of Contract: 1 April 2022
Background, purpose, duties and tasks
Under the supervision of Albert Fischer (Head of Section, OOS/IOC), with payments foreseen on a monthly basis and deliverables detailed below (see ToRs) the contractor shall:
(i) Migrate existing IOC sites (approximately 20) to a new up-to-date infrastructure as follows:
- from Ubuntu 14/16/18 to Ubuntu 20
- from PHP 5.6/7.x to PHP 8.x
- Apache2 to Apache2.4
- MySQL 5 to latest MySQL/MariaDB
(ii) Maintain the CMS, including verifications, installations, and updates of antispam and security plugins as necessary.
(iii) Maintain the server, including regular updates/upgrades, full system and server health monitoring, management of backups, log tracking, and installation of firewall or proxy server as needed.
(iv) Act as single point of contact for all site owners and middle person between owners and IODE project office/VLIZ.
(v) Act as service desk to users of IOC websites, primarily IOC staff, regarding issues in updating and developing training materials.
(vi) Troubleshoot individual websites as necessary.
(vii) Document actions carried out in the framework of items i–v above to share with site owners and stored as reference.
UNESCO standard rates are $7,600/month for a mid-level consultant; we would expect full-time work and will entertain offers within a range close to that.
Deadline for application is 14 April 2021.
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