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:Apply Now
- 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
- Manages, coordinates, monitors, and implements programmes and projects, ensuring their alignment with regional priorities of Europe, cluster's objectives and the overall ITU strategic framework, in particular the ITU-D Buenos Aires Action Plan and the resulting Regional Initiatives for Europe. Monitors advancements in the field of expertise. Provides advice to peers, management, and colleagues.
- Provides programme and project management and support, defines project/revision requirements and specifications; suggests joint activities to support the regional programme in line with the Regional Initiatives for Europe. Identifies, proposes, and develops cooperation opportunities. Serves as a technical specialist for cooperation programmes and projects (regular programme and extrabudgetary). Prepares and drafts, as necessary, inputs for project documentation, including budgets.
- Initiates, supervises, and reviews the completion of duties by programme, project and office support staff on programmes/projects/actions under their responsibility, according to predetermined and clarified priorities and objectives.
- Follows up project/programme/action budget implementation and financial situations, reporting status and raising potential issues with managers. Identifies prospective donors and actively participates in meetings.
- Monitors, organizes, and conducts programme and project evaluations. Edits and compiles relevant documentation to enable project and programme work. Analyses and applies background history and documentation of projects, identifying and proposing amendments to strategies and decisions in adding technical value.
- Monitors developments at the level of the Regional Telecommunication Organization for Europe, i.e. The European Conference of Postal and Telecommunication Administrations (CEPT) and other regional organizations dealing with ICTs, including and not limited to European Commission, ETSI, ENISA, BEREC, EAPeReg, Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), ETNO, Digital Europe, others, while seeking opportunities for building partnerships and synergies.
- Liaises with and provides Technical Support to national, sub-regional, regional, and international institutions and organizations, including other agencies within the United Nations system. In the context of the UN Sustainable Development System, of which ITU is the member, facilitates identification of needs, priorities for technical assistance and cooperation opportunities within the UN system, while facilitating ITU's contribution to the UN Country Teams, UN Common Country Assessments, the Development Cooperation Frameworks, coordination mechanisms of the Regional UN System for Europe and Central Asia.
- Attends international, regional, national meetings and participates in technical groups (including ITU Study Groups, Focus Groups, BDT Cluster Coordination Meetings, others), as requested by the Deputy Director & Chief of Department and/or Head of the ITU Office for Europe; facilitates exchange of information on ICT practices in the Europe Region, while remaining informed on subject matter developments; prepares relevant contributions, documentation, and presentations.
- Provides inputs and recommendations regarding the planning and organization of the work, resolving implementation problems and responding to internal technical and administrative demands.
- Supports effective implementation of the communication and engagement strategy of the ITU Office for Europe to ensure strengthened ITU's outreach across Europe region and target European Membership as well as other European stakeholders (including private sectors, academia, civils society, development banks, financing institutions, verticals, others); contributes to the promotion of partnerships by identifying and liaising with attracting programme or project partners, funding partners and /or ITU member.
- Carries out any other tasks in his/her field of competence that may be assigned to him/her.
- 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; Networking and Building Partnerships, and; Planning and Organizing.
- Essential Technical Competencies: Excellent understanding of the ICT ecosystem (including roles and responsibilities of diverse stakeholders) at the global and regional level, in particular in Europe. Very good knowledge of global and regional emerging trends in field of ICTs, i.e. technologies, policies and regulatory frameworks. Excellent research, drafting and presentation skills. Knowledge of project management principles and methodologies.