Mercy Corps Consultancy to Develop a Custom Accounting Solution

Mercy Corps Consultancy to Develop a Custom Accounting Solution

Through the Kenya Catalytic Jobs Fund, the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) is looking to test and support innovations with the potential to stimulate large-scale job creation.

The Kenya Catalytic Jobs Fund (KCJF) is a 4-year catalytic jobs fund that will, through a mix of technical assistance and grant support, test competitively selected innovations that have potential to unlock market constraints and create jobs, including for the most vulnerable, e.g. people living with disability.

The programme contains a strong emphasis on learning and evidence. It seeks to generate knowledge, data and evidence on ways of addressing barriers to job creation and disseminate findings to relevant stakeholders, including potential investors.

Purpose of engagement

Kenya Catalytic Youth Fund is looking for a service provider to support the development of a data analytics platform for its partner Lynk.

The consultant will be placed at Lynk and work from their offices with the technology team, along with other teams at Lynk.

The consultant will:

  • Support Lynk’s frontend team in the development, testing and deployment of segment specific technology for our new Cleaning & Care Segment
  • Collaborate with a team of designers and developers to build a robust and interactive dashboard
  • Organizing different data sources and data sinks in order to make sure we are collecting and analyzing everything that is relevant
    Build scalable and highly usable front end applications using VueJS, Backbone and other Javascript frameworks
  • Solve (many) real problems using tech
  • Support in taking correct technology decisions
    The ideal consultant will be as described. As a Frontend Engineer with a focus on analytics, you enjoy making beautiful user interfaces and dashboards.
  • You have strong opinions based on experience about which frameworks to work with and you know which mistakes to avoid.
  • Good UX design is
    something you live by and you have the right mind to decide when to use additional tools and frameworks and when to work with vanilla JS.
  • You have a passion for data and implementing data heavy designs comes natural to you.

    How to Apply
  • To apply provide a brief proposal of no more than 10 pages/ slides containing the following:
  • Consultant’s CV or consulting firm’s overview and team structure including CVs of team members; if applying as a firm, include firm registration documents. The profile should show and demonstrate:
  • Deeply experienced in Javascript on server and client
  • Good understanding of ES6
  • Data specific frameworks like D3js a plus
  • Experience with analytics frameworks like analytics.js,, mixpanel, amplitude or others a plus
  • Experience with SQL a plus
  • Background in data science or data analytics a plus
  • Deep knowledge of web technologies (REST/HTTP, web sockets, …)
  • Good understanding of popular programming paradigms (e.g. object orientation, functional programming, …)
  • Summary of sample work plan and approach;
    References, web links or electronic copies of at least three work samples of recently completed analytics platforms*
  • List of references. At least 3 referees.
  • Detailed budget, clearly outlining each cost and the total anticipated project cost
  • Proposals will be evaluated on both technical and financial criteria as detailed in the annex.
  • Proposals must be sent digitally to by 5:00 pm, Monday, 12th August 2019

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