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ITU is the leading United Nations agency for information and communication technologies, with the mission to connect the world. To achieve this, ITU manages the radio-frequency spectrum and satellite orbits at the international level, works to improve communication infrastructure in the developing world, and establishes global standards that foster seamless interconnection of a vast range of communication systems. ITU also organizes global Telecom events bringing together the most influential representatives of government and the private sector to exchange ideas and knowledge for the benefit of all.
Date of Issue: 17 March 2015
Vacancy Filled
Applications from women are encouraged
Functions: Statistician Post Number: TD42/P3/1085
Deadline for Applications (23.59 Geneva CH) : 18 May 2015 Duration of Contract:  2 years with possibility of renewal for 2 additional years maximum  
Type of Appointment: Fixed-term Appointment Duty Station:  Geneva, Switzerland
Grade: P3
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:
  • Office of the Deputy to the Director and Field Operations Coordination Department
  • Partnerships for Digital Development Department
  • Digital Networks & Society Department
  • Digital Knowledge Hub Department

  • Organization Unit:
    The Digital Knowledge Hub Department is responsible for providing best practices and information to support the public policy decisions of ITU Member States. This department provides a platform for the members, as well as for external entities such as researchers, the private sector and other development agencies, to obtain critical information on digital trends, information society developments and digital skills. In addition to consolidating ITU's position as the recognized global source for regulatory information and ICT data, this department is responsible for the work of ITU-D Study Groups. Finally, this department provides capacity and digital skills building programmes.
     Duties / Responsibilities
    Under the supervision of the Head, ICT Data and Statistics Division of the Project Support and Knowledge Management Department, BDT, the incumbent carries out the following tasks:
  • Collects, verifies, processes and disseminates telecommunication/ICT statistics for around 200 countries and territories through applying a variety of techniques, including: surveys and questionnaires, data quality control, estimation and imputation, predictive modelling and forecasting, development/maintenance of up-to-date databases and software for the dissemination of ICT statistics.
  • Analyses the data applying a number of statistical techniques, and presents results in a concise and clear manner to enable analysts, policymakers and other data users to monitor ICT developments and countries progress in moving towards information societies. Drafts substantive inputs to the Division's research publications, in particular the Measuring the Information Society Report, featuring recent trends and analysis of information society developments. Provides substantive inputs to the statistical publications of the Division, including the WTI database and the ITU Yearbook of Statistics.
  • Participates in the Division's technical cooperation activities by organizing and delivering training workshops and advisory missions, and preparing methodological documents and tools. Processes internal and external requests for statistics and answers queries related to methodologies and concepts applied to the data.
  • Contributes to the preparation and organization of ICT-related meetings and seminars, including the World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Symposium (WTIS) and its statistical expert groups; identifies relevant topics and speakers; coordinates meeting documents and presentations.
  • Collaborates with international and regional organizations in the area of ICT statistic, including the Partnership on Measuring ICT for Development. Represents ITU at international and regional meetings and seminars and prepares and makes presentations related to ICT statistics and measurements.
  • Performs other tasks as requested by the Head of the Division.
  •  Competencies
  • Excellent knowledge of statistical survey methods and data analysis using uni-and multivariate tools as well as predictive modelling and forecasting techniques.
  • Excellent computer skills and ability to manipulate large statistical databases by using applications such as MS Access and statistical software packages such as SPSS and/or SAS.
  • Proven expertise in research and analysis of regional and international ICT developments and preparation of related analytical reports. Excellent drafting skills and evidence of publication.
  • Proven experience in performing statistical analysis of telecommunication/ICT statistics taking into consideration the different areas of technology development. Strong familiarity with international standards on ICT statistics.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, and good presentations skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to establish and maintain good relationships with internal and external counterparts and partners and to work harmoniously in a multicultural/multidisciplinary environment with respect for diversity.
  • Qualifications required
    Advanced university degree in statistics, economics or mathematics or a related field OR education in a reputed college of advanced education with a diploma of equivalent standard to that of an advanced university degree in one of the fields above. For internal candidates, a first university degree in one of the fields above in combination with seven years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree for promotion or rotation purposes.
    At least five years of progressively responsible experience in producing and analyzing statistics, including predictive modelling and forecasting techniques, with a demonstrated understanding of ICT data and trends, in particular in developing countries, including at least two years at the international level. A Doctorate in a related field can be considered as a substitute for two years of working experience.
    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.)
    Total annual salary consists of a net annual salary (net of taxes and before medical insurance and pension fund deductions) in US dollars and a post adjustment (PA) (cost of living allowance). The PA is variable and subject to change without notice in accordance with the rates as set within the UN Common System for salaries and allowances.

    Annual Salary from $104,222.- USD - 139,094.- USD

    Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for written test. Interviews may be used as a form of screening.

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