Project Manager
International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)
Grade: P4, Mid-level Professional
Occupations: General Support, Management and Strategy, Programme and Project Management
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Job Description
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:
    The 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 Under the supervision of the Regional Director for Africa, the Project Manager will be responsible for the overall supervision and coordination of the implementation and reporting. The incumbent will perform the following duties:
    • Implement and deliver all project outcomes on time, within budget and of high standards and quality.
    • Develop detailed project implementation plans for the implementation of all activities, including project sustainability arrangements, and promotion strategies as well as staffing (short term technical experts) for each phase of the project.
    • Manage, monitor, supervise and evaluate the work of the Project team.
    • Prepare terms of reference for short term consultants and manage and coordinate their activities to ensure the project progresses on schedule and within prescribed budget.
    • Liaise with other ITU divisions and departments both at HQ and regional levels.
    • Ensure participation of all potential stakeholders in the region(s), monitor adequate participation of target countries and coordinate the mobilization of the required regional resources.
    • Review and update the guidelines and roadmaps that would be sent to regional workshops for approval and organize these workshops on each subject.
    • Organize training workshops and deliver presentations during the training.
    • Prepare progress reports and detailed narrative and financial reports as well as any other document deemed necessary by the Implementation Committee, GSC[1] and ICT-DF on the project achievements and deliverables.
    • Prepare necessary documents in order to request the instalments from the European Commission (EC) and ensure that all conditions in the cooperation agreement are respected during the implementation process.
    • Assess the results of the project activities as well as evaluate their impact at the regional level; propose modifications to the implementation plan, if required.
    • Implement the project's communication and visibility plan, recognizing donor contributions and motivation in addition to other project stakeholders.
    • Report on programme achievements and document best practices and lessons learnt in the course of implementation.
    • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • 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; Leadership; Networking and Building Partnerships; Planning and Organizing, and; Successful Management.
  • Essential Technical Competencies: Extensive knowledge of project cycle management (certification on project management). Proven project management skills, including budget, activity and data management.
  • Qualifications required Education:
    Advanced university degree in business administration, international development, engineering, programme/project management, or any relevant area of study to support knowledge in programme/project 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 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 managing projects/programmes in the context of international development, 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. Previous experience in managing and/or implementing EU-funded programmes/projects will be an asset. 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:
    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 $ 73,516 + post adjustment $ 31'832

    Other 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
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