Website development for redesign of the Transparency International Secretariat website
Application Closing Date - 05 Aug 2018
Job Start Date - As soon as possible
Duration - Until March 2019
Location - Remote with possible travel to Berlin, Germany
Transparency International (TI) is the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption. Through more than 100 chapters worldwide and an international secretariat in Berlin, Germany, TI raises awareness of the damaging effects of corruption and works with partners in government, business and civil society to develop and implement effective measures to tackle it.
The Transparency International Secretariat (TI-S) in Berlin is seeking a vendor to develop, in collaboration with the TI-S Communications Department, a new external facing website based on TI’s visual identity requirements and communication needs and strategy.
We have identified many aspects of the current website that can be improved such as: design, architecture, navigation, responsiveness, user experience, and content management. Furthermore, the current website does a lot of work that the recently built Anti-Corruption Knowledge Hub is now better placed to do. The current TI-S website runs on Expression Engine 2 (EE2) and uses EZ Publish for its publication content management.
- Deliver a visually appealing, well-designed and high-quality website according to our initial data model (see attached Appendix A)
- Ensure the new website can easily be updated by non-technical staff
- Certify that the new website captures and reflects key programmatic objectives of TI-S and its global communications and advocacy strategy
- Dynamically link the Anti-Corruption Knowledge Hub (https://knowledgehub.transparency.org/) to ensure relevant content is served to users
- Work together with the TI-S Communications Department, in particular with our in-house UX/Graphic Designer, Online Communications Coordinator and external ICT developers
EXPECTED DELIVERABLES AND TIMELINE
- Create a strategy to redesign and redevelop the TI-S website by the end of 2018
- Use the 2018 Website Audit (provided to chosen vendor after selection) as a starting point for the project
- Appoint a dedicated project manager
Create a website that meets the following technical criteria:
- Develop a new website using Craft CMS
- New website must integrate the Anti-Corruption Knowledge Hub
- Must be built according to the data model (see Appendix A)
- Make certain that new website will have similar backend functionalities to the current TI-S website, i.e. the use of “Blocks” in EE2
- New website should have key core functions of: donations using Stripe, multiple languages, dynamic search, cache busting, embargoed content, data visualisation capabilities for key core products such as the Corruption Perceptions Index, a blog, live previewing, a consistent URL schema, categories and tags, newsletter signup integration with Campaign Monitor, an easily controllable homepage, Google News configuration for web features and press releases, and an API
- Ensure the website is SEO and Social Media friendly, such as with automatically generated meta data and canonical tags, faster site speed, Facebook and Twitter cards, and the ability to easily no-index and redirect specific pages
- Vendor should produce 301 redirects from old pages to the new equivalents, or when the pages have been moved to the archive there should be temporary 302 redirects to avoid losing valuable authority gained by these pages over the past few years
- New website must be connected with Google Analytics and be GDPR compliant
- Some content, such as press releases, features and speeches from the current website should be automatically transferred into the new website
- Current TI-S website must be archived upon completion of new website and converted into static HTML files that can no longer be updated
- New website should continue with current website hosting structure but reassess overall online IT infrastructure for the future
- Vendor should use workflow process mapping
- Vendor must undertake user research in collaboration with our in-house UX designer to develop an information architecture as part of the overall UX design of the new site.
All presentations and reports are to be submitted in English, in electronic form, in accordance with the deadlines stipulated above. The Vendor is responsible for editing and quality control of language. The TI Secretariat retains the sole rights with respect to all distribution, dissemination and publication of the deliverables.
The Vendor should have the following qualifications:
- Over 5 years of website development and design experience (show at least 3 examples of websites designed and created, ideally of similar complexity and size as the current TI-S website)
- Must have experience developing with Expression Engine 2 and Craft CMS
- Must have a strong understanding of UI/UX, cross-browser and device compatibility, general web functions and standards
- Demonstrated experience working with complex websites with rich and extensive content
- Strong team working skills, flexibility and ability to work remotely and be in constant contact with TI-S Communications Team
- Fluent oral and written English communication skills
- Previous experience working with NGOs a plus
REMUNERATION AND COSTS
The Vendor should provide a detailed breakdown, before any VAT or other charges, of all their estimated costs, including but not limited to; total fee as a lump sum or standard daily or hourly rates, (if applicable) international travel, local transport, accommodation, work materials.
Transparency International e.V. (Secretariat), (TI-S) is registered as a Business Entity in Germany with VAT identification number DE273612486. In order to determine the Value Added Tax (VAT) implications of this tender, we kindly request that the Consultants fill out the VAT Form for Tenders/Vendor Form (instructions inside the form) and submit the completed and duly signed form along with their email application.
The link to the VAT Form for Tenders/Vendor Form is available below.
The application should include the following documents in English:
- Business proposal with quotes and timeline
- Curriculum Vitae
- Three samples of relevant previous work (confidentiality guaranteed)
- Completed VAT Form for Tenders/Vendor Form.
Please indicate “Website development for redesign of the TI-S website” in the subject line of your email application. Applications should be sent in English by email to Mariana Sosa Cordero at firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 August 2018.
Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
The international fight against corruption needs your expertise, your skills and experience, and your passion for social justice.
From our secretariat in Berlin and in more than 100 national chapters, Transparency International seeks professionals and volunteers with exceptional talent and commitment to join our efforts and make a contribution to a better world.
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- Code of Conduct: 4.3.2. Staff Recruitment / Non-preferential Treatment of Family and Friends
"Appointments to all positions will be made on merit, regardless of gender; region; religion; disability; family status; sexual orientation, etc. We are committed to open, fair, and transparent appointment, recruitment, hiring, and procurement procedures and practice. Family members, and friends and organisations with which we or our families or friends are associated, will not be accorded preferential treatment. […] To manage potential conflicts of interest, we will disclose such connections with potential applicants or candidates of whom we are aware. We will recuse ourselves from any recruitment or contracting process where we have a conflict of interest. We will ask shortlisted candidates to declare such relations at Transparency International Secretariat or with the Board of Directors. We will not allow situations in which close family relatives or partners are in a direct reporting relationship to one another."