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 N° 3P-2017/BR-TSD/EXTERNAL/P5
Date of Issue: 2 February 2017
Currently accepting applications. Applications from women are encouraged
Functions: Head, Fixed and Mobile Services Division
Post Number: R41/P5/537
Deadline for Applications (23.59 Geneva CH): 3rd April, 2017
Duration of Contract: 2 years with possibility of renewal for 2 additional years
Type of Appointment: Fixed-term Appointment
Duty Station: Geneva, Switzerland
The Radio-communication Bureau (BR) is responsible for the application of the Radio Regulations and for technical and administrative support of ITU World and Regional Radio-communication Conferences. Radio-communication Assemblies and Study Groups. The Bureau also carries out the international regulatory processes for registration of frequency assignments and satellite orbits and assists administrations in their coordination and implementation of frequency spectrum and orbit requirements as well as in resolving cases of harmful interference. It provides the specialised technical secretariat for the work of the Radio-communication Study Groups and the Radio-communication Assembly in the development of recommendations for spectrum utilisation and radio system characteristics. The BR is organised into four Departments: Space Services Department, Terrestrial Services Department, Informatics, Administration and Publications Department and the Study Groups Department.
Within the Radio-communication Bureau, the Terrestrial Services Department (TSD) comprises three Divisions: Broadcasting Services Division (BCD), Fixed and Mobile Services Division (FMD), Terrestrial Publication and Registration Division (TPR). The Department is responsible for the application of the ITU Radio Regulations through the processing of frequency assignments notified by ITU Member States for terrestrial services both from a regulatory and technical point of view. In addition, the Department is responsible for the application of procedures associated with World and Regional Plans. It also provides assistance to ITU Member States on frequency selection and the treatment of cases of harmful interference. It is responsible for the application of operational and administrative provisions of the Radio Regulations, including safety of life aspects of the Aeronautical and Maritime Services. The Department edits and publishes all Terrestrial data publications. TSD also carries out studies and other activities for the preparation of World and Regional Radio-communication Conferences.
Duties / Responsibilities
At least ten years of progressively responsible experience in the field of Radio-communication or spectrum management (in an Administration and/or recognized private operating agency), including at least five 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.)
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 $84,721 + post adjustment $64,811
Other allowances and benefits subject to specific terms of appointment, please refer to http://www.itu.int/en/careers/Pages/Conditions-of-Employment.aspx .
All candidates are required to complete an on-line application form. Applicants are to please refer to the section ‘How To APPLY on ITU web site.
Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for written test. Interviews may be used as a form of screening.
Currently accepting applications.