Consultant for developing RICE Hero app - phase II

Scope of work and required outputs

The IT consultant/firm is expected to: 

• Upgrade the functions of the current version of Rice Hero apps: requirements analysis, system design analysis, system development, and quality audit. It includes the development of a version of the web-based application and a version of the application for Android operation system.

• Provide technical support (online and offline) for testing the apps on 2,000 farmer households in An Giang province.

• Provide services for server with following specification: HR - 16x; CPU - 8vCPU; HDD - 150GB; RAM – 16GB; Data transfer – Unlimited; Number of ID address – 1; Bandwidth – 100 Mbps. 

• Provide a technical operator for system maintenance and technical support.   

• Provide technical support (by Rice Sector Expert) to ensure good performance of Rice Hero Apps, and reliability of all databases in line with rice cultivation techniques.

• Participate and contribute to provincial workshop in An Giang province (after testing period), and national workshop on Rice Hero Apps.

Schedule of consultancy services

Required outputs include:

• The first upgrade version is delivered no later than April 30, 2023.

• The second round of the improvement of the app using feedback from field tests is completed and accepted by Oxfam no later than May 30, 2023.

• The final version of the app is assessed and accepted by Oxfam no later than July31, 2023.

• The validation and national sharing workshop with key stakeholders at provincial level and national level by early July 2023. 

Consultancy requirements 

The ideal consultant is to have the following qualities:

• Proven track record in developing high-quality smartphone apps (both on IOS and Android operation system) and web-based app (5 years’ experience minimum);

• The firm should have IT experts, a MRV expert in rice sector, and a meteor-hydrology expert;

• Willingness to improve the apps incrementally with feedback from OiV and end users;

• Experience in working with international development organizations and weather apps is an advantage.

Submission of proposals

Interested companies/consultants are required to submit proposals by 31st March 2023 via e-mail to Oxfam. Kindly indicate the title of this ToR in the subject line when applying by email. Only shortlisted companies/ consultants will be contacted for interviews.

Application in English or Vietnamese should include the following:

i. A technical proposal which includes:

a. How the IT solutions could upgrade the current version of Rice Hero Apps to address the comments from OiV and feedbacks from the end users. 

b. A Moc-up model to describe the functions of the apps

c. Describe a process to carry out all activities

d. Describe role of each expert in developing/upgrading the apps and influencing to relevant stakeholders. 

ii. CV(s) or profiles of the company/consultants to carry out the tasks.

iii. Financial proposal for the services.

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

Note: Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.