Human Capacity Building Officer at The Federal Ministry of Communications

The Federal Ministry of Communications has been notified of an existing vacancy at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Geneva, Switzerland. ITU is the leading United Nations agency for information and communication technologies.Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the position below:Job Title: Human Capacity Building OfficerVacancy Notice No: 25P-2017/BDT-PKM/EXTERNALLocation: Geneva, Switzerland Post Number: TD44/P2/762Duration of Contract: 2 years with possibility of renewal for 2 additional yearsType of Appointment: Fixed-term Appointment Grade: P2OrganThe Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) is responsible for the organization and coordination of the work of the Telecommunication Development Sector of the Union (the Union has three functional sectors: Standardization, Radiocommunication and Development) which deals mainly with development policies, strategies, programming, as well as technical cooperation activities (expert missions, training programmes, field projects, seminars, etc.).Organization UnitWithin the Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) of the ITU and in close collaboration with the Deputy to the Director and the ITU Regional Offices, the Projects and Knowledge Management Department (PKM) is responsible for assisting ITU Member States and ITU-D Sector Members strengthen the institutional and organizational capability to adapt to the rapidly changing telecommunication/ICT environment through capacity building.The Department also provides administrative and technical support in the formulation of project proposals and implementation of projects, project monitoring and evaluation; produces and disseminates timely statistical and analytical data on the Telecommunication/ICT Sector and the Information Society; and supports the work of ITU-D Study Groups.The Department is also responsible for providing concentrated assistance to least developed countries, small island developing states and landlocked developed countries. In addition, PKM implements activities and projects in the domain of emergency telecommunications, and climate change.The Department is also responsible for making contribution to and following-up the work of ITU-D Study Groups for issues related to the responsibilities of the Department.Duties / ResponsibilitiesUnder the direction of the Head, Human Capacity Building Division of the Project Support and Knowledge Management Department, BDT, the incumbent will perform the following duties:In collaboration with ITU staff and experts in various domains, coordinates the delivery of regional and sub-regional workshops, training courses and/or e-learning activities through the ITU Academy platform.Through ITU Academy, coordinates the organization of training resources and promotes their use by Centres of Excellence (CoEs), Internet Training Centres and by other ITU training and development partners. In this respect, provides pedagogical support to training activities on the ITU Academy platform, such as online registrations, uploading training materials, organising chat sessions and discussion forums etc..Recommends upgrades of the ITU Academy platform in collaboration with the service provider and ITU IS department, and supervises the contractual agreement with the service provider.Supports the production of high quality training resources and materials on key telecommunications/ICT topics and integrates them as part of the ITU Academy content repository.Supports the promotion of the ITU Academy initiatives as a capacity building tool for ITU, including the organization of related regional and global events.Assists in aligning external training materials to the ITU Academy training standards.Supports development of multimedia training products for the ITU Academy.Drafts articles on e-learning development for HCB publications disseminated through the ITU website, ITU Academy pages or other electronic media or printed materials.Develops progress reports and statistics on training activities, including collation of training evaluations and performs any other duties. 

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