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Recruitment Principles

​​​​​ITU Recruitment Principles

    • We do not discriminate on any ground (race, creed or sex). We are committed to promoting  diversity in our workforce. 
    • We aim to achieve a broad representation of member country nationals with particular emphasis on developing countries, and improve gender balance. 
    • We strive to provide an environment where the contribution of each individual is valued. 
    • Selection of staff is normally made on a competitive basis. 
The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer or promotion of staff and in the determination of the conditions of service shall be the necessity of securing for the Union the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity.

Due regard shall be paid to the importance of recruiting staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible and preference shall be given, other qualifications being equal, to candidates from regions of the world which are not represented or are insufficiently represented, taking into account the desirable balance between female and male staff.

Geographical distribution shall not apply to posts in the General Service category. Qualifications being equivalent, the desirable balance between male and female staff will be taken into account when selecting candidates.

In accordance with Resolution 48 (Rev. Guadalajara, 2010) adopted by the Plenipotentiary Conference: 
    • In choosing between candidates who meet the qualification requirements for a post, preference shall be given to candidates from regions of the world which are insufficiently represented in the staffing of the Union. 
    • Recruitment can take place at one grade lower when no candidate fulfills all the qualification requirements. In accordance with Resolution 1187 approved by the Council 2001, Member States and Sector Members are encouraged to suggest appropriately qualified women candidates for posts in the Professional and higher categories.
    • In addition, a provision exists that supports the relaxation of the language requirements when a candidate comes from a developing country. More information on developing countries can be found ​ here
Warning: The ITU does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process whether at the appli​cation, interview or processing stage. In addition, the ITU does not require or need to know any information relating to the bank account details of applicants.

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