Experts in the Field
Information about the recruitment of ITU Experts for field missions
One important activity of the ITU is to render technical assistance in telecommunication to its Members upon their request. This assistance is provided by the International Development Bureau (BDT) and often takes the form of executing a project whilst visiting a country during a limited period of time to study a given subject or to give advice. To this aim the ITU, through the HRMD Short Term Unit and the BDT, recruits experts for specific tasks.
The services of experts are usually requested in various fields of specialty such as radio and satellite communications, switching, network, transmission, mobile communications, administrative restructuring, regulatory policy, telephone billing, etc.
As the trend has evolved over the years from long-term assistance to very short missions for specific high-level expertise, a computerized roster of experts classified by telecommunication specialty is maintained at the ITU to allow for rapid identification of specialists to meet urgent requests. Applications to be included in this roster are welcome at any time, independent of any publication of vacancy notices.
Working as an expert is a challenging and rewarding experience as it involves, at the same time, getting closer to the technique and closer to people. The experts play an important role in helping to reduce distances and bring people together by means of telephone, telefax, telematics, radio and TV. ITU experts have been working in nearly all the developing countries of the world.
How to apply
You are encouraged to regularly update your Personal History Form or upload a new one. Please note that there is no link between the e-recruitment system and the roster for experts. For each modification make in your e-profile, it is important to save the new version as a Word document, return to your experts file in the above link and replace the old version with the new one.
You are requested to enter your areas of specialization by selecting activity and to indicate your language skills.