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New International Job Opportunity at TCRA)/ITU – Programme Officer

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Job in Tanzania 2022: New Job Opportunities at Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) 2022

Position: Programme Officer

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:

  • 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


Organization Unit:
office of the Deputy to the Director and Field Operations Coordination
Department is responsible for advising and supporting the Director on
the direction and management of the Bureau. It is also responsible for
leading all matters related to personnel, strategic, financial and
operational planning and reporting processes. The department oversees
the work of the Regional Offices, ensuring proper delegation of
authority and accountability of the Regional Offices. This department
coordinates the holding of BDT conferences and events, monitors the
implementation of decisions emanating from the World Telecommunication
Development Conference (WTDC), the Telecommunication Development
Advisory Group (TDAG) or Council, and cooperates closely with the other
Sectors of the Union and the General Secretariat on matters of relevance
to BDT and the overall work of the Union. BDT Regional Directors report
to this department.

Duties / Responsibilities
ITU Office for Europe, located at the ITU Headquarters in Geneva, works
closely with stakeholders from 46 Member States of the Europe region,
making sure that together with ITU they can advance digital
transformation at the national, regional, and global level.

the direction and supervision of the Head of the ITU Office for Europe,
and in close collaboration with other ITU officers in HQ, Regional
Offices and Area Offices as well as BDT Thematic Clusters, the incumbent
performs the following duties:

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 as well as UN Brussels
    Team, working to build understanding and support for UN system
    activities within the EU institutions and amongst a wider public in
  • 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
  • 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.
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Qualifications required

  • Advanced
    university degree in telecommunications, ICTs or economics/management
    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
    seven years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an
    advanced university degree for promotion or rotation purposes.


  • At least five years of progressively responsible experience in the
    field of the post, including at least two at the international level. A
    Doctorate in a related field can be considered as a substitute for two
    years of working experience. Experience in project management would be
    an advantage.


  • 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.)

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Additional Information:

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 $ 60,962 + post adjustment $ 50,598
allowances and benefits subject to specific terms of appointment,
please refer to

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
Applicants will be contacted only if they are under serious consideration
Currently accepting applications
Deadline for Applications (23.59 Geneva CH) : 17 February 2022.

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