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 Digital Knowledge Hub Department is responsible for providing best practices and information to support the public policy decisions of ITU Member States. This department provides a platform for the members, as well as for external entities such as researchers, the private sector and other development agencies, to obtain critical information on digital trends, information society developments and digital skills. In addition to consolidating ITU’s position as the recognized global source for regulatory information and ICT data, this department is responsible for the work of ITU-D Study Groups. Finally, this department provides capacity and digital skills building programmes.
Duties / Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Head, ICT Data and Analytics Division in the Digital Knowledge Hub Department (DKH), the Statistical assistant performs the following duties:Assists in collecting, verifying, harmonizing and disseminating ICT statistics.Maintains regular contact with national statistical agencies, regulators and operators to share data and research, ensuring up-to-date statistical contact information and prompt replies or follow-up to questionnaires.Produces graphs, tables and other analytical inputs for publications and presentations.Performs Internet searches for information and statistics related to telecommunication and ICT for use in Divisional publications; ensures prompt updating of data in the World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators database, verifying and correcting data as necessary. Responds to, and tracks, internal and external requests for statistics.Assists in the organisation and follow-up of statistical meetings and events organized by the division in cooperation with other relevant divisions.Collaborates with the Conferences and Publications Department to prepare and issue publications produced by the Division. Compares the formatted files against the originals and carries out other operations to facilitate navigation, such as introducing a dynamic table of contents, creating bookmarks and hyperlinking references. Posts publication files on ITU’s web server.Compiles, creates and formats data and information for distribution through the website or other channels.Maintains the Division’s website, provides pertinent information and uploads relevant documents.Performs other related duties as assigned.
Core Competencies: Applying Expertise; Effective Communication; Learning and Knowledge Sharing; Organizational Commitment; Results-Focused, and; Teamwork and Collaboration.Essential Functional Competencies: Client and Service Orientation, and; Planning and Organizing.Essential Technical Competencies: Knowledge of statistical software and computer applications to store and analyze data. Familiarity with databases and producing thorough documentation on data sources, based on solid calculation methods. Ability to interpret and analyze a wide variety of data, identify and resolve data discrepancies.
Education:Complete secondary education with a diploma OR complete secondary technical or commercial studies with a diploma. For internal candidates, obligatory schooling in combination with ten years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of complete secondary education with a diploma for promotion or rotation purposes.
At least five years of experience in statistics, mathematics, IT or related fields of the post. (A maximum of three years of studies in the field of the post and in a recognized school may replace the required experience on the basis of one year of education for one year of experience). Previous course work or training in statistical applications and methods is required. Experience in manipulating time series data and preparing high quality statistical output for publication as well as analyzing a wide variety of data. Excellent computer skills specifically in the use and manipulation of databases and knowledge of statistical software. Operational knowledge of computer applications and software, in particular, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access, VBA, SQL querying and one or more standard statistical packages (e.g., SPSS, SAS, STATA, R, Matlab).
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.
Annual Salary (Net of Tax)75,234.- CHF – 100,054.- CHF without dependants.According to ITU Staff Regulations and Rules, appointments to posts in the General Service category are subject to local recruitment conditions.
Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for written test. Interviews may be used as a form of screening.