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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: Content Developer for COP Trainings (2 positions)
Deadline for Applications (23.59 Geneva CH) : 12 August 2021 Duration of Contract:  90 working days (full-time)  
Type of Appointment: Special Service Agreement Duty Station:  Remote/home based, Various
Grade: To be defined / Other
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 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

    The increasing digitalization of today's world has heightened the opportunities children and young people have access to online. At the same time, it has created new challenges to children's safety digitally and protecting children online has emerged as a significant challenge to be addressed.

    The Child Online Protection (COP) Guidelines devised by ITU outline recommendations for all relevant stakeholders on how to contribute to the development of a safe and empowering online environment for children and young people.

    The development of self-paced trainings and "Train the Trainers" courses ensure capacity building of various stakeholders on COP through accessible and innovative platforms. Target audiences involve children and young people themselves, their parents, careers and guardians, policymakers, and the ICT industry.

    Terms of Reference:

    Under the supervision of the ITU Project Manager and the ITU Project Officer, and in close collaboration with the content development team, the incumbent will be responsible to develop the content for five different self-paced online Trainings on COP targeting children (9-12 and 13-18 years old), parents, careers and guardians, policymakers and ICT professionals, based on the ITU Child Online Protection Guidelines and according to the needs and recommendations of the International Telecommunication Union. The incumbent will be responsible to facilitate, manage and oversee the collection of material and compilation of inputs from COP partners for the development of the training content.

    To this extend, the incumbent will:
    • Assess relevant materials, resources, tools and existing trainings of COP partners to be included, considered, and referred to in the COP trainings. Explore possibility of co-branding of the trainings with selected stakeholders.
    • Develop training materials and resources including:
      • Draft the integral script for the various modules (18) of the online training course, geared towards different target groups.
      • Design interactive exercises and quizzes, in close collaboration with the Gamification Expert, for all trainings.
      • Design table-top exercises to be delivered live to policymakers.
      • Produce the relevant PowerPoint presentations needed for the course.
    • Coordinate and provide support activities related to development of interactive exercises for a gamified learning experience.
    • Coordinate with the corporate training developers for the transposition of the course content into the platform of delivery.
    • Include all the above-mentioned details any other information deemed necessary to be submitted in a soft copy to ITU's COP team.
    Concrete deliverables:
    • List of relevant materials, resources, tools, and existing trainings with regard to COP based on assessment.
    • Content of the course materials (classes, presentations, interactive exercise, videos, and quizzes) for all modules of the training, geared towards the following target groups:
      • Children aged 9-12 (1 module).
      • Children aged 13-18 (2 modules)
      • Parents (2 modules).
      • Policy-makers (8 modules).
      • ICT professionals (2 modules).
    • Work reports containing summaries of key observations during the research and meetings, and regular progress reports - via email, online meetings or progress report documents (word or PowerPoint slides).
    Qualifications required
    Advanced university degree in Telecommunication, Computer Science, Engineering, International Relations and Diplomacy, Child Rights 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.
    At least five years of experience in the field relevant to the post, including at least two at the international level. A Doctorate in a related field can be considered as a substitute for two years of working experience. Excellent ability to coordinate activities and communicate. Excellent editing skills and ability to produce high quality reports and documentation in English.
    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:
    280 USD per working day

    Work from home

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

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