Jobs and Opportunities
* Geneva-based Project manager & Regional Coordinators
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) starts a new joint project with the European Community entitled “Support for the establishment of harmonized policies for the ICT market in the ACP”. This is a four-year project aiming at developing and promoting an harmonized approach to Information and Communication Technology ICT policies in the African, Caribbean and Pacific group of States (ACP), in close collaboration with the regional organizations, through the development of harmonized ICT policies, guidelines and regulations in the area concerned and at building institutional capacity in the field of ICT through a range of targeted training, education and knowledge sharing measures.
In order to customize the project to the specific needs of each region, the project is implemented via three sub-projects:
a) Support for Harmonization of the ICT Policies in Sub-Sahara Africa (HIPSSA),
b) Enhancing competitiveness in the Caribbean through the harmonization of ICT Policies, Legislation and Regulation Procedures (HIPCAR) and
c) Capacity Building and ICT Policy, Regulatory and Legislative Frameworks Support for Pacific Island States (ICB4PIS).
ITU seeks talented people to fill the following job opportunities related to the joint ITU-EC project:
* PPP1-2008 - Project Manager (P5), Support for the establishment of harmonized policies for the ICT market in the African, Caribbean and Pacific group of States (ACP)
Duty station: Geneva, Switzerland
* PPP2-2008 - Senior Project Coordinator (P4), Support for harmonization of the ICT policies in Sub-Sahara Africa” (HIPSSA)
Duty station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
* PPP3-2008 - Project Coordinator (P3), Enhancing competitiveness in the Caribbean through the harmonization of ICT Policies, Legislation and Regulation Procedures (HIPCAR)
Duty station: Trinidad
The deadline for applications is 28 April 2008."
More information about these vacancies can be found at: www.itu.int/employment/field-fr.html (in English) and www.itu.int/employment/field-fr.html (in French).
* Director-General – Communications Commission of Kenya
The Commission has advertised the position of Director-General and CEO to replace the incumbent Eng John Waweru whose term is expiring in May 2008.
The ideal candidate should have postgraduate qualifications in a relevant discipline, knowledge in managing fully liberalized markets, as well as large-scale managerial and leadership experience.
The successful candidate will be responsible for directing the day-to-day affairs of the Commission, overseeing the development and execution of the CCK’s long-term strategy, business plans and preparing budget to meet the organization’s statutory mandate.
The position will be on contract terms for four years which may be renewed for a further three years based on performance. Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit their applications not later than 14th April 2008.