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 Tuesday, 20 December 2011

ITU is inviting applications for the post of Chief of the Operations and Planning Department, Telecommunication Standardization Bureau (TSB), at ITU headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

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The Telecommunication Standardization Bureau (TSB) provides essential logistical support to ITU-Tís 10 Study Groups including electronic working facilities and meeting management. It also manages promotion, workshops, membership, documents, finance, the website etc. It is the body responsible for providing cohesion to ITU-Tís standards making process.

The successful candidate should have an excellent knowledge of the ICT industry and, in particular, the ICT standardization landscape. Familiarity with ITU-T rules and procedures, its meeting activities and its products would be an advantage, as would previous involvement in the development of standards.

The senior management level (Director level in the United Nations system) post demands strong organizational skills and diplomacy. Under the general direction of the TSBís Director, the incumbent will plan and coordinate the activities of the Operations and Planning Department; a role conferring, inter alia, the following responsibilities: Establishing work plans for the Department and Services under his/her supervision; directing the delivery of technical editing and publications services; directing the TSBís IT programme and the development of new electronic services for the ITU-T membership and website; directing the delivery of a range of administrative services (operational planning, budget/finance services, Human Resources, procurement, meetings, logistics etc.); and organizing the delivery of support to the TSBís assemblies, meetings and workshops, and to its major high-level global and regional events. The incumbent will also be expected to provide authoritative advice to the Director and the Deputy to the Director on all the matters for which he/she is responsible, and will contribute to TSB strategy and policy through their participation in the TSB management committee.

An attractive package of salary (approximately USD 213,046-244,756 with dependants; USD 196,923-224,263 without dependants [Net of Tax]) plus international allowances and benefits is offered (subject to eligibility).

The closing date for applications is 31 January 2012.

A detailed vacancy notice and application form including remuneration can be downloaded at Applications using the form must be sent to or by post to ITU Human Resources Administration Division, Place des Nations, CH-1211, Geneva 20, Switzerland.

Applications must reach ITU by the closing date.

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