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The Federal Ministry of Communications has been notified of an existing vacancy at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Geneva, Switzerland. ITU is the leading United Nations agency for information and communication technologies.

TRANSLATOR/REVISOR (RUSSIAN)

Vacancy Notice No: 26P-2017/SG-C&P/EXTERNAL
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Post Number: CF25/P4/699
Duration of Contract: 2 years with possibility of renewal for 2 additional years
Type of Appointment: Fixed-term Appointment
Grade: P4

ORGAN
The General Secretariat directs all the administrative and financial aspects of the Union's activities, including the implementation of the provisions of the administrative regulations on operational questions, the dissemination of information on telecommunication matters for operational and other purposes, the provision of legal advice to the Bureaux of the Union and the departments of the General Secretariat, logistic support to the Union's activities including conferences, the coordination of the work of the Union with other international organizations, the dissemination of information to the Member States and Sector Members, press, corporate and individual users of telecommunications and the general public. The General Secretariat is also responsible for the organization of world telecommunication exhibitions and forums.

ORGANIZATION UNIT
The Conferences and Publications Department is responsible for ensuring communication between people involved in ITU activities and for the dissemination of ITU products, through its conference services (conference organization and logistics), language services (translation and interpretation in the six official languages, précis-writing, terminology and reference services) and documentation and publications services (text capture and text processing, electronic document management, publication composition, reproduction and distribution of paper and physical electronic products, and sales and marketing).

DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES
Within the Russian Translation Section of the Conferences and Publications Department and under the supervision of the Head of the Section, the incumbent provides high-quality, timely and cost-effective translation services. To this end, he/she performs the following duties:

Revises and edits for accuracy and style a wide variety of texts translated into Russian from other languages.
Translates into Russian texts drawn up in other languages of the Union; such translations may be considered final and not subject to further review.
Participates in the training of translators new to ITU work.
Participates in Union conferences as team leader, reviser and translator.
Participates in the work of editorial committees.
Revises texts drawn up in Russian by administrations or by ITU services or Bureaux.
Advises on translation or editing for ITU services or Bureaux.
Contributes to the establishment of accurate terminology.
Replaces the Head of the Section in his/her absence.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
EDUCATION:
Advanced university degree in Translation, Modern Languages, Telecommunications or a related field 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.
For internal candidates, a first university degree in one of the fields above in combination with ten years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree for promotion or rotation purposes.

EXPERIENCE:
At least seven years of progressively responsible experience in translation, self-revision and editing, preferably of technical texts to meet the necessary drafting and analytical skills necessary for the translation and revision of especially difficult, complex and urgent documents, including at least three at the international level.
Some experience of telecommunication conferences and meetings would be an advantage.
A Doctorate in a related field can be considered as a substitute for three years of working experience.

Languages:
Mother tongue Russian with English and French at advanced level. Knowledge of other working languages of the Union (Arabic, Chinese or Spanish) would be an advantage.

COMPETENCIES:
Evident advanced knowledge of translation. Sound knowledge of editorial and terminology work.
Team spirit, tact and discretion.
Ability to use computer equipment and familiarity with the use of the Internet for research in connection with translation.

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 $ 70,647 + post adjustment $ 57,295
Other allowances and benefits subject to specific terms of appointment, please refer to: http://www.itu.int/en/careers/Pages/Conditions-of-Employment.aspx

TECHNOLOGY COORDINATOR

Vacancy Notice No: 24P-2017/BDT-IEE/EXTERNAL
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Post Number: TD35/P4/344
Duration of Contract: 2 years with possibility of renewal for 2 additional years
Type of Appointment: Fixed-term Appointment
Grade: P4

ORGAN
The Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) is responsible for the organization and coordination of the work of the Telecommunication Development Sector of the Union (the Union has three functional sectors: Standardization, Radiocommunication and Development) which deals mainly with development policies, strategies, programming, as well as technical cooperation activities (expert missions, training programmes, field projects, seminars, etc.).

ORGANIZATION UNIT
Within the Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) of the ITU and in close collaboration with the Deputy to the Director and the ITU Regional Offices, the Infrastructure, Enabling Environment and E-Applications Department (IEE) is responsible for assisting ITU Member States and ITU-D Sector Members with the utilization of appropriate technologies to build or extend their telecommunication infrastructure and adapt to the rapidly changing telecommunication/ICT environment.
This includes the provision of guidelines and tools for the development of policy and regulatory frameworks, financing policies and strategies, development of telecommunication networks, the use of reliable and cost-effective ICT applications, cybersecurity, broadcasting and spectrum management.
The Department is also responsible for promoting access to, as well as use and knowledge of, telecommunications and ICTs for groups which have been marginalized in their access to current mainstream information communications technology services, including women and girls, children and youth, indigenous people, persons with disabilities and people living in remote communities.
The Department is also responsible for making contribution to and following-up the work of ITU-D Study Groups for issues related to the responsibilities of the Department.

DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES
Under the general supervision of the Head of Telecommunications Network & Spectrum Management Division (TND) the incumbent performs the following duties:

Proposes and develops strategies, guidelines and models to assist developing countries in deploying appropriate regulatory frameworks, telecommunication technologies and business practices to ensure universal access to telecommunication services.
Contributes to the preparation of manuals, guides and appropriate software specifications for broadband, spectrum management, Internet protocol and exchange point to assist ITU Member countries in building their national telecommunication systems and implementation of training programmes on computerized telecommunication applications.
Provides specialized inputs to ITU-D Study Group, WSIS Action Lines; acts as a focal point for Study Group questions and WSIS Action Lines relevant to his/her specialization.
Organizes, manages and participates in specialized seminars, symposia and meetings, presenting relevant papers in the field of his/her specialty.
Provides support, services and advice, as a spe...t including:
Information and advice on elements of general telecommunications for public and specialized networks and development projects in areas concerned;
Coordination of services for the establishment of Network Planning Systems within ITU Member and the ITU-D sector Members, including establishment of regional training centres;
Equipment specifications in collaboration with requesting ITU Members and ITU-D Sector Members;
System evaluations and/or technical evaluations of tenders for equipment;
Contribution to the selection of experts when needed, monitoring of their work and controlling the quality of their mission outputs/final reports.
Identifies, negotiates and promotes opportunities for partnership and collaboration with national and international organizations, development banks, academic and research institutions and the private sector in implementing the relevant programmes of the ITU Development Sector.
Keeps a--- of best practices and new developments in the field of expertise and makes innovative proposals.
Identifies training needs of developing countries in relation to the relevant programmes of the ITU Development Sector in order to promote capacity building; organizes and manages training programmes and workshops in capacity building activities in close cooperation with the HCB Unit.
Represents ITU in discussions and meeting related to areas of expertise.
Performs any other related duties that may be assigned to him/her by the supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
Education:
Advanced university degree in Telecommunication (Law, Economics, Political or Social Sciences) or a related field 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.
For internal candidates, a first university degree in one of the fields above in combination with ten years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree for promotion or rotation purposes.

Experience:
At least seven years of progressively responsible experience in the above fields, including at least three at the 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.)

Competencies:
Good writing skills including the ability to draft precise and complete analytical reports, projects, proposals and documents.
Good knowledge of the impact of the introduction of telecommunications and its applications, focusing on technologies, regulatory approaches, economic solutions, and organizational approaches in different contexts and designing appropriate training programme.
Ability to cultivate and maintain good international and working relations with officials at all levels in administrations, national and international organizations, interacting and cooperating with individuals from different cultural backgrounds.
Ability to use knowledge, experience and technical skills to address specific developmental situations, as well as the ability to analyze large amounts of data to provide viable technical and operational solutions.
Ability to provide innovative solutions, while working with developing countries in rural and remote areas and engaging partners from national and international organizations as well as the private sector.

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 $70,647 + post adjustment $ 57,295
Other allowances and benefits subject to specific terms of appointment, please refer to http://www.itu.int/en/careers/Pages/Conditions-of-Employment.aspx

HUMAN CAPACITY BUILDING OFFICER


Vacancy Notice No: 25P-2017/BDT-PKM/EXTERNAL
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Post Number: TD44/P2/762
Duration of Contract: 2 years with possibility of renewal for 2 additional years
Type of Appointment: Fixed-term Appointment
Grade: P2

ORGAN
The Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) is responsible for the organization and coordination of the work of the Telecommunication Development Sector of the Union (the Union has three functional sectors: Standardization, Radiocommunication and Development) which deals mainly with development policies, strategies, programming, as well as technical cooperation activities (expert missions, training programmes, field projects, seminars, etc.).

ORGANIZATION UNIT
Within the Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) of the ITU and in close collaboration with the Deputy to the Director and the ITU Regional Offices, the Projects and Knowledge Management Department (PKM) is responsible for assisting ITU Member States and ITU-D Sector Members strengthen the institutional and organizational capability to adapt to the rapidly changing telecommunication/ICT environment through capacity building.
The Department also provides administrative and technical support in the formulation of project proposals and implementation of projects, project monitoring and evaluation; produces and disseminates timely statistical and analytical data on the Telecommunication/ICT Sector and the Information Society; and supports the work of ITU-D Study Groups.
The Department is also responsible for providing concentrated assistance to least developed countries, small island developing states and landlocked developed countries. In addition, PKM implements activities and projects in the domain of emergency telecommunications, and climate change.
The Department is also responsible for making contribution to and following-up the work of ITU-D Study Groups for issues related to the responsibilities of the Department.

DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES
Under the direction of the Head, Human Capacity Building Division of the Project Support and Knowledge Management Department, BDT, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

In collaboration with ITU staff and experts in various domains, coordinates the delivery of regional and sub-regional workshops, training courses and/or e-learning activities through the ITU Academy platform.
Through ITU Academy, coordinates the organization of training resources and promotes their use by Centres of Excellence (CoEs), Internet Training Centres and by other ITU training and development partners. In this respect, provides pedagogical support to training activities on the ITU Academy platform, such as online registrations, uploading training materials, organising chat sessions and discussion forums etc..
Recommends upgrades of the ITU Academy platform in collaboration with the service provider and ITU IS department, and supervises the contractual agreement with the service provider.
Supports the production of high quality training resources and materials on key telecommunications/ICT topics and integrates them as part of the ITU Academy content repository.
Supports the promotion of the ITU Academy initiatives as a capacity building tool for ITU, including the organization of related regional and global events.
Assists in aligning external training materials to the ITU Academy training standards.
Supports development of multimedia training products for the ITU Academy.
Drafts articles on e-learning development for HCB publications disseminated through the ITU website, ITU Academy pages or other electronic media or printed materials.
Develops progress reports and statistics on training activities, including collation of training evaluations and performs any other duties.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
Education:
University degree in Business Administration, Social 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.

Experience:
At least three years of progressively responsible experience in the field of the post.
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.

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.)

COMPETENCIES:
Ability to draft, script and finalize training materials and resources for ITU training interventions, draft precise and analytical reports, project proposals, etc..
Experience and knowledge of the Learning Management Systems, Content Management Systems and digital repository systems, e-learning practices and online collaboration technics using advanced communication technologies.
Experience and knowledge of the technical cooperation activities in the developing world is required.
Ability to initiate and maintain good working relationships with officials at all levels, and ability to establish priorities, to plan and coordinate the work with other staff members and/or partners.
Ability to communicate complex concepts orally and to prepare written material in a clear, concise and meaningful manner.
Excellent planning and organizing skills.
Knowledge of working with Learning Management Systems is a distinct advantage.
Comprehensive experience and background in subjects related to ICT and human capacity development.

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 $46,026 + post adjustment $ 37,327
Other allowances and benefits subject to specific terms of appointment, please refer to http://www.itu.int/en/careers/Pages/Conditions-of-Employment.aspx

HEAD, SALES AND MARKETING DIVISION

Vacancy Notice No: 23P-2017/SG-C&P/EXTERNAL
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Post Number: CF13/P5/940
Duration of Contract: 2 years with possibility of renewal for 2 additional years
Type of Appointment: Fixed-term Appointment
Grade: P5

ORGAN
The General Secretariat directs all the administrative and financial aspects of the Union's activities, including the implementation of the provisions of the administrative regulations on operational questions, the dissemination of information on telecommunication matters for operational and other purposes, the provision of legal advice to the Bureaux of the Union and the departments of the General Secretariat, logistic support to the Union's activities including conferences, the coordination of the work of the Union with other international organizations, the dissemination of information to the Member States and Sector Members, press, corporate and individual users of telecommunications and the general public. The General Secretariat is also responsible for the organization of world telecommunication exhibitions and forums.

ORGANIZATION UNIT
The Conferences and Publications Department is responsible for ensuring communication between people involved in ITU activities and for the dissemination of ITU products, through its conference services (conference organization and logistics), language services (translation and interpretation in the six official languages, précis-writing, terminology and reference services) and documentation and publications services (text capture and text processing, electronic document management, publication composition, reproduction and distribution of paper and physical electronic products, and sales and marketing).

TO APPLY[/b]
Click on Job Title below:

TRANSLATOR/REVISOR (RUSSIAN)
https://erecruit.itu.int/public/hrd-cl-vac-view.asp?jobinfo_uid_c=35363&vaclng=en
TECHNOLOGY COORDINATOR
https://erecruit.itu.int/public/hrd-cl-vac-view.asp?jobinfo_uid_c=35351&vaclng=en
HUMAN CAPACITY BUILDING OFFICER
https://erecruit.itu.int/public/hrd-cl-vac-view.asp?jobinfo_uid_c=35360&vaclng=en
HEAD, SALES AND MARKETING DIVISION
https://erecruit.itu.int/public/hrd-cl-vac-view.asp?jobinfo_uid_c=35350&vaclng=en

Candidates should also forward their applications to the Federal Ministry of Communications via the following address putting into consideration the "Offline Application Closing Date" stated above:
The Secretary General,
International Telecommunication Union (ITU),
Place De Nations,
CH-1211 Geneva 20,
Switzerland

Through:
The Honourable Minster,
Federal Ministry of Communications,
2nd Floor, Annex III,
Federal Secretariat Complex,
Abuja.
Attention: Director (Spectrum Management)


Note: The closing dates as stated above are for the two TO APPLYs (Online and Offline) candidates are advised to take note of these dates.

DUE DATE: 30 July, 2017

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