We’re hiring: Fullstack WordPress Development Consultant

Sep 17, 2021

Title: Fullstack WordPress Development Consultant
Type of contract: Consultant
Expected Start Date: October 2021

Purpose of the Role

The HCDExchange website is usually the first source of information for our Community of Practice or anyone who wants to learn about our work and activities. It serves the different persona groups in the HCDExchange Community of Practice by sharing information on who we are, what we do, our learning activities, and provides a link to the Community Learning Forum as well as the Learning Resource Repository. 

The WordPress Developer joins the team to support the refresh of the current website. The Developer will combine the art of design and coding to redesign the current HCDExchange website. The new redesigned website will be visually appealing, interactive, engaging, mobile responsive and reflect the HCDExchange brand.

Key Activities and deliverables

Key activityDeliverable
Design and creation of a redesigned, mobile responsive website with an intuitive user experience a) Develop a work plan outlining key tasks over the consultancy period with guidance from Communications and Community Leads. This work plan will include timelines, milestones and specific deliverables that should be expected throughout the website refresh process
b) Delivery of a responsive, redesigned website with an intuitive user experience. The redesigned website should be able to house videos, different sized images and infographics without compromising the quality of the media
Propose UI/UX wireframes and design mockups, as needed, for review and approval by the HCDExchange team a) Delivery of UI/UXwireframes and design mockups for all website pages that have been co-created with the Visual Communications Designer and the HCDExchange Communications Specialist
b) Using the right frameworks, translate the wireframes into code
Documentation of best maintenance practices as well as user guides and training videos on how to update and maintain the website Delivery of a user guide and screen recorded training videos that teach staff how to update the website
Review and analyze current Google web analytics to suggest areas of improvement for the redesignDelivery of documentation that outlines the analysis of the current Google web analytics and shares the strategy and best practices for improving them. This should include the best practices for SEO, naming of media (images, documents, etc), and taxonomy
Maintenance of the websiteDedication of 5-10 hours a month to make any major design or maintenance updates that cannot be done by the HCDExchange team

Key Relationships

The WordPress Developer will work very closely with the HCDExchange Communications Specialist, Visual Communications Designer and Senior Community Manager as well as key members of the team.

Desired Qualifications

  1. At least five years experience building wordpress websites for nonprofits 
  2. Advanced knowledge of PHP
  3. Advanced proficiency in HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  4. Experience with building resource databases on WordPress
  5. Advanced knowledge of SEO principles and the best web practices
  6. Previous work within the global health space is a plus

Duration of the Assignment

The period of this consultancy assignment will be spread over October 2021 to February 2022. Upon selection, the exact number of consultancy days will be determined based on the work plan that will be developed in consultation with the community and communications leads.

Application Process

To apply, fill the form below and submit your CV, a portfolio of your previous work and a cover letter. Please add your rate card to the cover letter as an appendix. Firms can also submit an expression of interest inclusive of a financial proposal and a technical proposal. The application deadline is 5pm EAT on October 3, 2021. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


The selected vendor/firm will have a meeting with the team to agree on the deliverables.