|While not exercising a strict quota system,
ITU draws its staff from as wide a range of
nationalities as possible, ensuring a broad
representation from all regions of the world and helping
to bring together the different national perspectives,
approaches and linguistic skills which are essential to
a truly international, globally-focused organization.
On 1 January 2006, we employed 822 people from 80
different countries. Our staff members are distributed
between the Union's Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland
and eleven field offices located around the world.
ITU's specialist and managerial posts are advertised
internationally, ensuring the Union attracts the very
best staff in all disciplines.
|As part of its
efforts to improve access to telecommunications in the
developing world, the Telecommunication Development
Bureau (BDT) manages an expert service which recruits
specialists from the public and private sectors to
assist on missions requiring a high level of expertise
in a particular field. According to needs, experts may
be selected from a wide variety of specialties,
including transmission, switching, mobile
communications, radio and satellite communications,
telecommunication sector restructuring and
Around 300 expert service missions are carried out by
BDT each year.