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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: 31 July 2019
Selection in Progress
Applications from women are encouraged
Functions: Senior Evaluation Planning and Reporting Officer Post Number: TD02/P4/364
Deadline for Applications (23.59 Geneva CH) : 30 September 2019 Duration of Contract:  2 years with possibility of renewal for 2 additional years  
Type of Appointment: Fixed-term Appointment Duty Station:  Geneva, Switzerland
Grade: P4
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 office of the Deputy to the Director and Field Operations Coordination Department is responsible for advising and supporting the Director on the direction and management of the Bureau. It is also responsible for leading all matters related to personnel, strategic, financial and operational planning and reporting processes. The department oversees the work of the Regional Offices, ensuring proper delegation of authority and accountability of the Regional Offices. This department coordinates the holding of BDT conferences and events, monitors the implementation of decisions emanating from the World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC), the Telecommunication Development Advisory Group (TDAG) or Council, and cooperates closely with the other Sectors of the Union and the General Secretariat on matters of relevance to BDT and the overall work of the Union. BDT Regional Directors report to this department.
     Duties / Responsibilities
    Under the supervision of the Deputy to the Director, BDT, the incumbent will support the implementation of results-based management (RBM), manage results and report on BDT's performance. The incumbent performs the following duties:
    • Coordinates strategic and operational planning, monitoring and reporting, and risk management. This task includes the coordination of the effective implementation of related ITU-D Resolutions and preparing reports to ITU governing bodies (TDAG, WTDC, Council, PP) as requested by such Resolutions.
    • Coordinates RBM, strategic planning, performance monitoring and reporting, and risk management; leads the preparation of content and background documents; liaises with high-level experts and senior officials; and oversees the preparation of the outcomes and summaries of these activities.
    • Plans and coordinates the organization of meetings. Prepares inputs and contributions to CWG, TDAG Council and the PP Conference reports, reviews proposals prepared by ITU Membership, coordinates inputs from Bureau related to the implementation of WTDC, Council and PP Conference Decisions and Resolutions and prepares consolidated reports.
    • Provides specialize advice and guidance to the Bureau on the implementation of RBM activities; develops internal RBM guidelines and procedures; and develops internal communication and knowledge management tools to support organizational learning and knowledge sharing as required.
    • Undertakes researches and adapts and employs relevant RBM and corporate management good practices from other UN system organizations and relevant UN advisory and coordination bodies, as well as other international organizations, Member States, and other organizations, as appropriate.
    • Undertakes project and programme evaluations and ensures all relevant policies and procedures are created and kept up to date.
    • Ensures all BDT activities have proper and consistent KPIs and develops the appropriate reporting tools.
    • Carries out surveys or consultations with Member States on their national priorities and needs.
    • Performs other related duties assigned by the Deputy to the Director.
  • Core Competencies: Applying Expertise; Effective Communication; Learning and Knowledge Sharing; Organizational Commitment; Results-Focused, and; Teamwork and Collaboration.
  • Essential Functional Competencies: Innovation and Facilitating Change; Planning and Organizing; Analysis, Judgement and Decision-Making; Client and Service Orientation; Successful Management, and; Leadership.
  • Essential Technical Competencies: Demonstrated knowledge of ICT trends and policy developments in telecommunications and ICTs. Knowledge of corporate management trends, different methodologies and a broad awareness of wider managerial developments. Up to date with evolving and emerging issues and risks. Expert knowledge of RBB and RMB systems and concepts, including KPIs and dashboard reporting. Knowledge of management of international organizations, including but not limited to results-based management, performance and risk management, change management and knowledge management in the United Nations context.
  • Qualifications required
    Advanced university degree in political science, business administration, telecommunications or related field, OR education from 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 ICT environment, preferably in strategic planning or results based-management role in an international setting, 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.)
    Additional Information:
    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 $ 72,637 + post adjustment $ 51,572

    Other allowances and benefits subject to specific terms of appointment, please refer to http://www.itu.int/en/careers/Pages/Conditions-of-Employment.aspx

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

    For further information concerning the Conditions of Employment please click the following link
    Applicants will be contacted only if they are under serious consideration
    Selection in Progress

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