Organ: The Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) is responsible for the organization and coordination of the work of the Telecommunication Development Sector (ITU-D) of the Union which deals mainly with ICT-focused development policies, strategies and programmes, as well as technical cooperation activities, to promote digital inclusion and drive digital transformation at community, country and regional levels. To effectively and efficiently serve the needs of ITU members, BDT is organized into four functional areas:
Office of the Deputy to the Director and Field Operations Coordination DepartmentPartnerships for Digital Development DepartmentDigital Networks & Society DepartmentDigital Knowledge Hub Department
The Partnerships for Digital Development Department is responsible for the development of sustainable and impactful partnerships with donors, foundations, and the private sector. It further coordinates the delivery of these resources to meet the needs of the membership in accordance with World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC) and ITU Plenipotentiary Conference (PP) outcomes. This department is also responsible for project design and support, and contributes actively to the implementation of the regional initiatives. Finally, this department is charged with defining the BDT membership strategy and for the sound management of the ICT Development Fund.
Duties / Responsibilities
The role of the Partnership and Resource mobilization Officer is to contribute to the realization of partnership and resource mobilization related work such as idenfiying potential funding partners, which can support BDT projects and initiatives, in particular the Regional Initiatives, supporting development of partners’ website, facilitating outreach activities. Under the direct supervision of the Head of Partnership and Resource Mobilization service, the incumbent will perform the following duties:Carry out research and map potential funding partners (e.g. bi/multi-lateral agencies, development banks, funds, foundations).Prepare potential funding partners’ profiles (geographic and thematic priorities/areas of interest, eligibility criteria, funding mechanisms, etc.). Review and improve existing profiles, as required.Conduct analysis on potential funding partners’ interests and identify matchmaking with BDT mandate.Review and contribute to the re-design and re-launch of the Funding Partners’ database.Contribute to the enhancement of the BDT website related to partners: collection and analysis of various information on BDT partnerships, development and update of pages, posting of information, etc..Identify funding opportunities (e.g. calls for proposals/proposals for grants website) proposed by potential partners and provide support for application (e.g. support to the development of application).Provide support in outreaching activities (identification of contact points, preparation and set up of meetings, conference calls and/or missions) to build relationship with potential funding partners.Contribute to the preparation of various supporting material for outreach activities (briefings/background papers, concept notes, PowerPoint presentations, etc.).Perform any other duties as requested by the supervisor.Concrete deliverables:Compendium of potential funding partners with profiles.Summary of potential area of collaboration (matchmaking between potential funding partners’ interests and BDT mandate, mainstreaming opportunities for engagement within projects and regional initiatives).Proposals of outreach opportunities for prospective funding partners.Enhancement of BDT website related to partners.Contribution to the re-design and re-launch of the Funding Partners’ database.Support in outreaching activities (contribution to supporting materials, prepration of visit/meetings/conference calls, etc.).
Core Competencies: Applying Expertise; Effective Communication; Learning and Knowledge Sharing; Organizational Commitment; Results-Focused, and; Teamwork and Collaboration.Essential Functional Competencies: Analysis, Judgement and Decision-Making; Client and Service Orientation; Innovation and Facilitating Change; Networking and Building Partnerships, and; Planning and Organizing.Essential Technical Competencies: Knowledge in resource mobilization. Experience in conducting market research and analysis. Computer literacy (office, web based tools, databases/content management systems). Effective communication and writing skills. Ability to work independently and as par of a team, maintaining efficient working relationships, with sensitivity to ITU’s multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment and respect for diversity.
Education:University degree in business, economics, international relations, marketing or a related field OR education in a reputed college of advanced education, with a diploma of equivalent standard to that of a university degree in one of the fields above.
At least three years of progressively responsible experience in partnership, resource mobilization, business development, outreaching activities.
Knowledge of one of the six official languages of the Union (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish) at advanced level and knowledge of a second official language at intermediate level. Knowledge of a third official language would be an advantage. (Under the provisions of Resolution No. 626 of the Council, a relaxation of the language requirements may be authorized in the case of candidates from developing countries: when candidates from such countries possess a thorough knowledge of one of the official languages of the Union, their applications may be taken into consideration.)
Remuneration 22,575.- CHF monthly payment (215 CHF/day)
Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for written test. Interviews may be used as a form of screening.