Radiocommunication Engineer
International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
Close on 21 Sep 2020
Location: Geneva (Switzerland)
Grade: P3, Mid-level Professional
Occupations: Engineering
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Job Description
Organ:
The Radiocommunication Bureau (BR) is responsible for the application of the Radio Regulations and for technical and administrative support of ITU World and Regional Radiocommunication Conferences, Radiocommunication 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 Radiocommunication Study Groups and the Radiocommunication 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. Organization Unit:
Within the Radiocommunication 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 Radiocommunication Conferences. Duties / Responsibilities Under the supervision of the Head of Fixed and Mobile Services Division, the incumbent performs the following duties:
  • Performs regulatory and technical examination of frequency notices submitted by administrations and formulates associated findings and recommendations.
  • Makes studies in relation to the development and improvements of the Rules of Procedure.
  • Prepares related administrative and technical correspondence.
  • Treats the requests for assistance from administrations and makes related specific technical studies.
  • Develops, improves and tests software and web applications related to terrestrial services, participates in the identification of user requirements for software development.
  • Provides support to the Head of Division in carrying out preparatory work for conferences, meeting, seminars, and participates in these meetings, when required.
  • Performs other related duties as required.
Competencies
  • 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; Innovation and Facilitating Change, and; Planning and Organizing.
  • Essential Technical Competencies: Good knowledge of relational databases and SQL. Ability to develop object-oriented software, in a client/server architecture, and/or web applications using ASP.NET MVC is required. Programming in one or more of the following languages is required: C, C++, C#, Python, Java, Visual Basic. A good knowledge of the current radiocommunication technologies.
  • Qualifications required Education:
    Advanced university degree in telecommunication engineering (science/engineering, electrical/electronic engineering) with some specialization in radiocommunications, 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 above-mentioned fields. 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. Experience:
    At least five years of progressively responsible experience in the field of radiocommunication or spectrum management, 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 application of the Radio Regulations and participation in work of ITU Radiocommunication Sector would be an advantage. 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.) 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 $ 60,962 + post adjustment $ 50,659

    Other allowances and benefits subject to specific terms of appointment, please refer to http://www.itu.int/en/careers/Pages/Conditions-of-Employment.aspx 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

    About ITU
    ITU is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies – ICTs.
     
    We allocate global radio spectrum and satellite orbits, develop the technical standards that ensure networks and technologies seamlessly interconnect, and strive to improve access to ICTs to underserved communities worldwide.

    ITU is committed to connecting all the world's people – wherever they live and whatever their means. Through our work, we protect and support everyone's fundamental right to communicate.

    Today, ICTs underpin everything we do. They help manage and control emergency services, water supplies, power networks and food distribution chains. They support health care, education, government services, financial markets, transportation systems, e-commerce platforms and environmental management. And they allow people to communicate with colleagues, friends and family anytime, and almost anywhere. 

    With the help of our global membership, ITU brings the benefits of modern communication technologies to people everywhere in an efficient, safe, easy and affordable manner.

    ITU membership reads like a Who's Who of the ICT sector. We're unique among UN agencies in having both public and private sector membership. So in addition to our 193 Member States, ITU membership includes ICT regulators, many leading academic institutions and some 700 tech companies. 

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