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International Organisation hiring Chief of Infrastructure, Enabling Environment and E-Applications Department


Geneva, Switzerland, 30 July 2014

 

The Bureau 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 Bureau of the Organisation and in close collaboration with the Deputy to the Director and the Organisation Regional Offices, the Infrastructure, Enabling Environment and E-Applications Department (IEE) is responsible for assisting Organisation Member States and Organisation-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 Organisation-D Study Groups for issues related to the responsibilities of the Department.

Duties / Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Director of the Bureau and in coordination with the Deputy to the Director, the Chief of the Department of Infrastructure, Enabling Environment and E-Applications is responsible for planning, organizing and directing the work of the Department for the successful implementation of its various programmes and activities. To this end the incumbent performs the following duties:

  • Plans, develops, manages and delivers a highly specialized advisory service to build increased institutional and organizational capacity in developing countries relating to the development and implementation of ICT regulatory frameworks consistent with national economies and the market environment, access to and use of the ICT Applications and related cybersecurity as well as the capacity to generate and maintain relevant market information and statistics for effective planning and development.

  • Directs the development of the supporting operational and policy framework including policies and procedures, systems, databases, training guides, tool kits, and other materials as well as a comprehensive array of best practices and regulatory/market based socio-economic, financial models.

  • Works with the Regions to identify regional and country specific ICT issues, priorities, and relevant socio-economic issues for the development of strategies and plans to assist developing countries in addressing their ICT related issues.

  • Provides technical guidance and expertise to Organisation Member States and Organisation-D Sector Members to assist them in maximizing utilization of new technologies in the development and expansion of their information and communication infrastructure, such as transition from traditional circuit-switching to the Next Generation Network as well as transition from Analogue to the Digital Broadcasting.

  • Plans and directs the development of project proposals and related plans and initiatives to promote 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.

  • As a member of the Bureau Management Committee, provides guidance to the Director of the Bureau on issues affecting the Development Sector.

  • Provides content and administrative support to the work of Organisation-D Study Groups.

  • Represents Bureau and Organisation in international fora, conferences and meetings.

  • Performs other duties such as providing content support to Bureau major conferences and meetings, collaborating with the other Bureau Departments/Organisation sectors and advisory groups as well as preparing a variety of reports and other documents.

Deadline: 27 August 2014

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