The Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) is responsible for the organization and coordination of the work of the Telecommunication Development Sector (ITU-D) of the Union which deals mainly with ICT-focused development policies, strategies and programmes, as well as technical cooperation activities, to promote digital inclusion and drive digital transformation at community, country and regional levels.
To effectively and efficiently serve the needs of ITU members, BDT is organized into four functional areas :
Organization Unit :
The Digital Networks & Society Department is responsible for BDT activities in the areas of spectrum management, network development, cybersecurity and emergency telecommunications.
This department is also responsible for supporting ITU Member States in their transition to digital societies by providing tools and guidelines to address environmental challenges (in particular, climate change and e-waste), and for promoting innovation, ICT applications / services, digital inclusion and ecosystems, with the ultimate goal to 'leave no one behind'.
Duties / Responsibilities Under the direct supervision of the ICT Applications Senior Coordinator, the incumbent performs the following duties :
review text contributions to the meeting and provide minutes; and deliver presentations when required.
Results-Focused, and; Teamwork and Collaboration.
Basic research competencies and ability to analyze and deduct lessons learned from existing literature to be applied in practice.
Excellent communication skills and ability to coordinate activities. Good editing skills and ability to produce high quality reports and documentation in English.
Qualifications required Education :
University degree in computer science, information technology, telecommunications or a related field such as engineering OR education from a reputed college of advanced education, with a diploma of equivalent standard to that of a university degree in one of the fields above. Experience :
At least three years of progressively responsible experience in the field of the post. An advanced degree in a related field can be considered as a substitute for one year of working experience.
A doctorate in related fields can be considered as a substitute for two years of working experience. Experience in dealing with digital services and applications and innovations inclusion issues would be an advantage. Languages :
Knowledge of one of the six official languages of the Union (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish) at advanced level and knowledge of a second official language at intermediate level.
Knowledge of a third official language would be an advantage. (Under the provisions of Resolution No. 626 of the Council, a relaxation of the language requirements may be authorized in the case of candidates from developing countries : when candidates from such countries possess a thorough knowledge of one of the official languages of the Union, their applications may be taken into consideration.)