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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: 22 June 2015
Vacancy Filled
Applications from women are encouraged
Functions: Engineer, Broadcasting Post Number: R42/P4/516
Deadline for Applications (23.59 Geneva CH) : 24 August 2015 Duration of Contract:  2 years, with possibility of renewal for two additional years  
Type of Appointment: Fixed-term Appointment Duty Station:  Geneva, Switzerland
Grade: P4
The Radiocommunication Bureau (BR) is responsible for the application of the Radio Regulations and for technical and administrative support of ITU World and Regional Radiocommunication Conferences, Radiocommunication Assemblies and Study Groups. The Bureau also carries out the international regulatory processes for registration of frequency assignments and satellite orbits and assists administrations in their coordination and implementation of frequency spectrum and orbit requirements as well as in resolving cases of harmful interference. It provides the specialised technical secretariat for the work of the Radiocommunication Study Groups and the Radiocommunication Assembly in the development of recommendations for spectrum utilisation and radio system characteristics. The BR is organised into four Departments: Space Services Department, Terrestrial Services Department, Informatics, Administration and Publications Department and the Study Groups Department.
Organization Unit:
Within the Radiocommunication Bureau, the Terrestrial Services Department (TSD) comprises three Divisions: Broadcasting Services Division (BCD), Fixed and Mobile Services Division (FMD), Terrestrial Publication and Registration Division (TPR). The Department is responsible for the application of the ITU Radio Regulations through the processing of frequency assignments notified by ITU Member States for terrestrial services both from a regulatory and technical point of view. In addition, the Department is responsible for the application of procedures associated with World and Regional Plans. It also provides assistance to ITU Member States on frequency selection and the treatment of cases of harmful interference. It is responsible for the application of operational and administrative provisions of the Radio Regulations, including safety of life aspects of the Aeronautical and Maritime Services. The Department edits and publishes all Terrestrial data publications. TSD also carries out studies and other activities for the preparation of World and Regional Radiocommunication Conferences.
 Duties / Responsibilities
Under the direction of the Head of the Broadcasting Services Division, and in application of the Radio Regulations and international agreements, the incumbent carries out the following tasks:
  • Regulatory and technical examination of frequency assignment notices submitted by administrations.
  • Formulation of findings and associated recommendations.
  • Studies in relation to the establishment of Rules of Procedure.
  • Preparation of related administrative and technical correspondence.
  • Treatment of assistance requests and specific technical studies.
  • Participation in the development and improvement of the software to be used.
  • Assistance to the Head of the Division in carrying out preparatory work for conferences, and participation, when required, in such conferences.
  • Participation in meetings of study groups in his/her domain.
  • Participation in BR Seminars and training for officials from Administrations.
  •  Competencies
  • Experience in the application of the Radio Regulations; knowledge and participation in the work of the ITU Radiocommunication Sector would be an asset.
  • Experience in using relational databases on mainframe and microcomputers, preferably in a client/server architecture, and programming in one or more of the following languages is required: FORTRAN, C, C++, C#, Visual Basic, .Net.
  • Effective interpersonal skills and ability to function efficiently in a team.
  • Qualifications required
    Advanced university degree in telecommunication engineering or a degree which includes a branch of telecommunications, with some specialization in radiocommunication 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 ten years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree for promotion or rotation purposes.
    At least seven years of progressively responsible experience in the operation of a radiocommunication service or of a spectrum management service including at least three years at the international level. A Doctorate in a related field can be considered as a substitute for three 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 $132,081.- USD - 171,155.- USD

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

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