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ITU Programme Officer

International Telecommunication Union ITU Vacancy Applications for


Deadline for applications: 30 July 2010
Applications from women are encouraged
Functions: Programme Officer (Emergency Telecommunications)
Post number: TD43/P2/423
Type of appointment*: Fixed-Term for one year
Date of entry: As soon as possible
Grade: P.2
Duty station: ITU Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland

Under the direction and supervision of the Head, Least Developed Countries, Small Island Developing States, Emergency Telecommunications (LSE) Division in the Projects and Initiatives (PRI) Department of the BDT, the incumbent is responsible for ensuring the proper administration of ITU emergency telecommunications projects and related activities across the globe with emphasis on developing countries, least developed countries and mall island developing states.

Qualifications required

  • University degree in telecommunication engineering, information technology, computer science or a related field OR education in a reputed college of advanced education, with a diploma of equivalent standard to that of a university degree in one of the fields above.
  • At least three years of progressively responsible experience in the field of telecommunications/ICTs and Remote Sensing with activities in developing countries. An advanced degree in a related field can be considered as a substitute for one year of working experience. A doctorate in related fields can be considered as a substitute for two years of working experience.
  • Excellent knowledge of one of the six official languages of the ITU (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish) and very good knowledge of a second language. Knowledge of a third 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.)

Knowledge of ICT applications and technologies and of Geographical Information Systems.
Good knowledge of developing countries particularly the least developed countries, small island developing states.
Knowledge of and ability to use ICT applications and technologies including Remote Sensing Software.
Knowledge of conditions and understanding of the problems and aspirations of the developing countries particularly the least developed countries and small islands developing states.
Good interpersonal skills and ability to maintain working relationships across organizationsal boundaries and in a multi-cultural environment, with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
Good communication (spoken and written) skills, including ability to draft/edit a varity of reports and ability to articulate ideas in a clear and concise style.

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