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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: 29 July 2021
Selection in Progress
Applications from women are encouraged
Functions: Project Manager Post Number: PROJ-5047
Deadline for Applications (23.59 Geneva CH) : 29 August 2021 Duration of Contract:  12 months  
Type of Appointment: Fixed-term Appointment Duty Station:  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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 Regional Director for Africa, the Project Manager will be responsible for the overall supervision and coordination of the implementation and reporting of the ITU Technical Assistance and Training to Uganda on National ICT Development Strategy project, in compliance with the ITU Project Management Manual, as well as with ITU internal rules and procedures. The incumbent will perform the following duties:
    • Review of project scope, implement and deliver all project deliverables according to the established work plan, within the specified project tolerances of time, cost, quality, scope, risks, and benefits.
    • Develop detailed project implementation plans for the implementation of all activities, including project sustainability arrangements, and promotion strategies as well as staffing (short term technical experts) for each phase of the project.
    • Lead the project in developing and implementing stakeholder engagement strategies and plans at the national level. Ensure participation of all potential stakeholders in the project beneficiary country, monitor adequate participation of target groups, and support the mobilization of additional national resources for successful continuation of the initiative.
    • Manage, monitor, supervise and evaluate the work of the project.
    • Prepare terms of reference for short term consultants and manage and coordinate their activities to ensure the project progresses on schedule and within prescribed budget.
    • Establish and maintain work relations with colleagues in other ITU sectors, departments, divisions and services, and the related thematic priorities on which the deliverables rely, both at HQ and in the regional and area offices, as well as external partners.
    • Ensure participation of all potential stakeholders and interest groups in the country, monitor adequate participation and coordinate the partnerships needed for high-quality and impactful project deliverables.
    • Review, provide technical input to, and update the project deliverables, guidelines and roadmaps that are to be shared with the project beneficiaries, donors, partners and reviewed during national workshops for approval and organize these workshops on each subject.
    • Organize workshops and co-creation sessions in person and virtually, moderate and deliver presentations during such events for successful outcomes.
    • Prepare, in coordination with the ITU Project Support Division, progress reports, weekly activity reports, detailed narrative and financial reports as well as any other documentation and reports deemed necessary by the Project Steering Committee on the project achievements and deliverables.
    • Prepare necessary documents to request the instalments from the Fund in China and ensure that all conditions in the project document and related agreements are respected during the implementation process.
    • Assess the results of the project activities as well as evaluate their impact in the beneficiary country; propose modifications to the implementation plan, if required in accordance with the ITU procedures.
    • Implement the project communication and visibility plan, recognising donor contributions and motivation in addition to other project stakeholders.
    • Report on program achievements and document best practices and lessons learnt in the course of implementation.
    • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Core Competencies: Applying Expertise; Effective Communication; Learning and Knowledge Sharing; Organizational Commitment; Results-Focused, and; Teamwork and Collaboration.
  • Essential Functional Competencies: Analysis, Judgement and Decision Making; Client and Service Orientation; Innovation and Facilitating Change; Leadership; Networking and Building Partnerships; Planning and Organizing, and; Successful Management.
  • Essential Technical Competencies: Ability to establish priorities and efficient work plans. Ability to communicate complex concepts orally and to prepare written material in a clear, concise, and meaningful manner. Proven project management skills, including budget, activity, and data management, monitoring and performance evaluation. Excellent knowledge of project cycle management (certification in project management).
    Certification: Certified Senior Project Manager - International recognized certification in project management (e.g. PMD Pro, IPMA, PMP - PMI or similar) is an asset for this position.
  • Qualifications required
    Advanced university degree in business administration, international development, social science, engineering, programme/project management, information technology, or any relevant area of study to support knowledge in programme/project management or a 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 managing projects/programmes in the context of international development, including at least three at the international level. A Doctorate in a related field can be considered as a substitute for three years of working experience. Experience in the implementation of training and/or capacity development projects or activities in the field of digital development. Experience and knowledge of the conditions prevailing in the developing world and of technical cooperation activities.
    English and Chinese at advanced level are required. Knowledge of a third official language of the Union (Arabic, French, Spanish, Russian) would be an advantage.
    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 $ 73,516 + post adjustment $ 29,847

    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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