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.
In an increasingly interconnected world, ITU is the single global organization embracing all players in this dynamic and fast-growing sector.
Work at ITU
More than 700 people work at ITU from over 90 different countries - mainly highly skilled engineers and specialists in the Telecommunications, Radiocommunication and ICT engineering fields who work on the organization's technical programmes. In addition to engineers, ITU staff include administrative, finance, human resources, legal, and procurement specialists who provide logistic and administrative support for the technical programmes.
The People we are looking for should:
- Demonstrate a high level of technical knowledge.
- Be motivated and have a strong commitment to the policies and programmes of ITU.
- Possess good analytical skills and a keen interest in and an understanding of policy issues especially in the area of ICT, telecommunications and radio communications, business administration.
- Be able to work well in a multicultural team and a diverse organization.
- Have working experience at national and/or international level, in a field relevant to the ITU’s work.
- Have excellent knowledge of one of the six official languages of the Union.