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IT Consultant at the Karakoram Cooperative Bank Limited

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The Karakoram Cooperative Bank Limited is seeking proposals from highly skilled Information Technology Consultants and Consultancy Firms to assist the Karakoram Cooperative Bank Limited (KCBL) for the acquisition of a new Core Banking System (CBS), evaluate the proposals received from bidders, and to support KCBL in selection and implementation of the system.

Objectives

The overall objective of the assignment is to prepare Request for proposal (RFP) for the
acquisition of new Core Banking System (CBS), evaluate the proposals received from
bidders, and support KCBL in the selection and implementation of the system that will best
suit the KCBL activities.

Tasks

The consultant will work with the IT department, Steering committee, project manager, the
management of KCBL, and vendor in the implementation of a new core banking system.
The tasks outlined will be as follows:
1. Finalize RFP, and develop the full project plan.
2. Support KCBL in the evaluation and appraising the vendors responding to the RFP;
3. Support KCBL in the selection of CBS, contract negotiation, and executing an
agreement with the selected vendor.
4. Work with the selected vendor, and implementation committee to develop an
implementation plan for installing, testing, and rolling out the new Core Banking
Solution and other functions (Back office and delivery channels);
5. Develop a transition plan from the current working environment to the new
environment with due Consideration for KCBL’s resources;
6. Assessment of the IT team to be required and their hiring in consultation with the
bank team & vendor.
7. Prepare the Request for Proposal (RFP) for purchase and installation of the new IT
equipment based on Vendor recommendations for Data Centre and telecom
infrastructure;
8. Support KCBL to evaluate proposals and selection of the right supplier;
9. Implementation of new CBS, Data Gap Analysis and customization
10. Oversee Data migration and integration from old to new CBS.
11. Review the vendor’s training plan to ensure appropriate training to concerned
officials;
12. Provide appropriate templates for both the business and technical teams to define
their end-user tests scripts and lead the end-user certification of the core banking
system;
13. Assess vendor’s user manual for completeness and understandability;
14. Support the IT department on the proper rollout of the system to all branches;
15. Evaluate the project, and conduct system audits to determine full compliance of the
new CBS with law and regulations.
16. Any other assignment: The consultant may be assigned additional tasks from the
management of KCBL when necessary to fill gaps, quickly respond to vendor
requirements, and meet deadlines.

Deliverables

The outputs and deliverables in this consultancy are:
1. RFP for CBS and full project plan
2. Appraisal for vendor selection and project management tools
3. Assessment of the vendor’s proposal, listing proposed services to be provided, with the
associated costs and recommendations.
4. Request for Proposal (RFP) for purchasing Hardware and install new IT equipment
5. A recommendation for selected suppliers
6. A detailed implementation plan for installing, testing and rolling out the new CBS
7. Transition plan from old CBS to new CBS
8. Technical guideline for the IT department and to oversee data migration and data
transfer risk information
9. Appraisal of the vendor’s training plan on system use
10. Technical guideline to ensure that the KCBL has full capacity to test the User Acceptance
Test (UAT) at Central Branch Data; suggest additional training as necessary or, where
appropriate,
11. Request modifications of the system/customization.
12. Test Scenarios and Test Cases with end User Acceptance Test sign-off
13. Procedures of addressing user comments and requests for modification in a timely
manner
14. Software evaluation report. The report should include but not limited to:
a. A list of the main features of the software application, indicating which work
well and which are inadequate for the institution’s needs.
b. A list of key features that are missing.
c. A summary of user interviews, indicating an overall level of satisfaction.
d. An assessment of the quality of the software design and technical support
Process.
e. Recommendation for future direction for the application.
f. New process maps taking into account new CBS.
g. New procedures manuals, if available.

Schedule

This consultancy work is not daily but for the entire period of 13 months of the estimated
project timeline. A schedule for this effect will be opened for negotiation before the signing
of the contract.

Proposal submission

The proposal requested herein shall cover:

  • Introduction and Background of the consultant/Consultancy firm Demonstrate
    understanding of the TOR.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the SBP guidelines, market knowledge, project
    management capabilities, communication, independence, and methodology of
    deploying CBS.
  • Attach CVs of the relevant personnel who will work on this project proposed
    timeframe and implementation plan.
  • References and contacts where similar assignments have been carried out before.
  • Financial proposal.

To apply for this job email your details to sg.muhammad@kcb.com.pk

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Call for Applications #YouthWagingPeace South Asian Workshop-I

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Youth Waging Peace Workshop

Under the aegis of the Second Phase of #YouthWagingPeace – The Whole of Community Approach to PVE, UNESCO MGIEP, UNAOC and the Sri Lanka National Commission for UNESCO are inviting youth leaders from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Pakistan and Sri Lanka; who are working on the ground to Prevent Violent Extremism through Education for an opportunity to improve their Social and Emotional Skills (including critical thinking skills), Media and information literacy skills and handson project management to curate and implement community wide activities to build bridges of peace and prevent violent extremism in their communities.

When? (tentatively) 10 -15 of February 2020

Where? (tentative) Colombo, Sri Lanka

The following information should help in providing applicants with an overview of the engagement. Please read careful before you apply.

A. Tentative Timelines

  • 25th December 2019: Shortlisting of final 30 youth leaders and reaching out
  • 31st December 2019: Confirmation, Visa letters and flights booking
  • 1 – 30 January 2020: Online engagement
  • 10 -15 February 2020: Intensive Face to Face Workshop

B. Selection criteria

  1. Must be 21-35 years’ old
  2. Must be from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Pakistan and Sri Lanka
  3. Must be a Youth Leader (running your own youth-led organization that is legally registered or leading a project/initiative on Violent Extremism within a youth-led organization or your own independent project or initiative that is 2 years old)
  4. The organization or initiative represented must be working in the intersection of the Prevention of Violent Extremism and Education a. Area of expertise: education, conflict, youth engagement and policy, Inter-cultural and interreligious dialogue, gender-based violence, prevention of violent extremism, etc. Specifically, the prevention of violent extremism through education. b. The selection criteria is flexible to accommodate other exceptional young leaders with a proven record of accomplishment (including youth working on religious tolerance, arts for peace, young school administrators, young educators and trainers, etc.)
  5. Active: must be actively/currently involved in the ‘area of profession/expertise listed in point no. 3 for at least 2 years, especially, the training or other on-ground engagements with the community or ultimate beneficiary.
  6. Community mobilisation: prior experience of engaging networks of youth and communities in peacebuilding/PVE initiatives. Should have an active network of at least 1000 youth or community stakeholders.
  7. Good research and writing skills (the youth leader must be able to led a chapter on State of Violent Extremism in his or her context)
  8. Good communication and facilitation skills (will have to go and train others!)
  9. Resource mobilisation and fundraising skills 10. Outreach to disseminate the results of the conference and act as multipliers

C. Pre-workshop Online engagement

  1. 1-30 January 2020 1. Joining the Tribe: Joining of GYAK and the #KindnessMatters Campaign
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    1. Introduction to Critical Inquiry and the PVE (Rethinking Youth).
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    3. Introduction to Media and Project Management Skills (Rethinking Youth and UNAOC)

D. Tentative 2 Plan of the Face-to-Face Workshop

Day 1Official Opening
Pre-assessment
Ice-breaking (Getting to know each other)
PVE: A Critical Conceptual Unpacking (Violence and Violent Extremism in my backyard – Community Mapping)
Social and Emotional Learning (Introduction – Mindfulness)
Day 2Drivers of Violent Extremism
Social and Emotional Learning (Empathy)
Day 3Media and Violent Extremism
Stocktaking of current PVE Efforts
Action: A New Way of Preventing Violent Extremism (Introduction to the Whole of Community Approach – youth leaders begin to ideate their follow-on activities)
Social and Emotional Learning (Compassion)
Day 4Action: A New Way of Preventing Violent Extremism (continues – youth leaders work intensively on their activities)
The Shark Tank I (Pitching Follow on Projects by youth leaders)  Substantive feedback
Day 5The Shark Tank II (Pitching and finalisation of the revised projects)
Post Assessment
GYAK and #KindnessMatters (a way of staying in touch)
Official Closing
Cultural night

E. Follow-on activities

  • Development of the youth-led report: State of PVE in South Asia (to be published max 3 months after the workshop)
  • Every youth to implement at least 2 activities reaching out to a minimum of 25 beneficiaries per activity per year (in 2020 – at least 30 activities reaching out to minimum 750 direct beneficiaries)
  • Periodic monitoring and capacity building online when ready on UNESCO MGIEP FramerSpace environment
  • Follow on Workshop – August 2020 during WYCK tentatively
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Interested candidates may download the application form along with prescribed test fee deposit slip from CTSP website.www.ctsp.com.pk.

Please send CV along with attested documents (Educational & Experiences) and complete Application form (along with 3 recent color photographs and a copy of your CNIC) to CTSP Head office Street # 09, Plot # 140, Industrial Area, I-10/3, Islamabad. within 15 days of publication of this advertisement.

Detail TOR, Qualification and Experience can be obtained from CTSP website.

Important Dates

Last Date to Apply: 26 November, 2019

Test Date: 4-5 January, 2020

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