Chief, Digital Knowledge Hub Department (DKH), Geneva, Switzerland, Geneve (BB-AC635)
Gefunden in: Neuvoo Bulk CH
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.
VACANCY NOTICE NO. 6D-2021/BDT-DKH/EXTERNAL/D1
Date of Issue: 9 February 2021
Applications from women are encouraged
Functions: Chief, Digital Knowledge Hub Department (DKH)
Post Number: TD04/D1/926
Deadline for Applications (23.59 Geneva CH) : 12 April 2021
Duration of Contract: 2 years with possibility of renewal for 2 additional years
Type of Appointment: Fixed-term Appointment
Duty Station: Geneva, Switzerland
Organ: 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:
Organization Unit: The Digital Knowledge Hub Department is responsible for providing best practices and information to support the public policy decisions of ITU Member States. This department provides a platform for the members, as well as for external entities such as researchers, the private sector and other development agencies, to obtain critical information on digital trends, information society developments and digital skills. In addition to consolidating ITU's position as the recognized global source for regulatory information and ICT data, this department is responsible for the work of ITU-D Study Groups. Finally, this department provides capacity and digital skills building programmes.
Duties / Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Director of the Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT), the Chief of the Digital Knowledge Hub Department (DKH) ) serves as leader and role model and takes ownership for all responsibilities and delivers outputs within prescribed time, cost and quality standards related to the mandate of the Digital Knowledge Hub Department (DKH). To this end the incumbent will perform the following duties:
Education: Advanced university degree in telecommunication engineering, information technology, international relations, public or business administration, economics 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 twenty years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree for promotion or rotation purposes.
Experience: At least fifteen years of progressively responsible experience demonstrating a thorough working knowledge and hands on experiences on project implementation at international and regional levels, on telecommunication policy, legislative and regulatory related issues including extensive experience in planning and development of telecommunication infrastructure at the management level. At least seven years should be at international level. A Doctorate in a related field can be considered as a substitute for three years of working experience.
Languages: 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: Salary: 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 $ 100,800 + post adjustment $ 90,115 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
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