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Network of Women Project Consultant 


Vacancy notice no: 1520 
Sector: BDT
Department: DNS
Country of contract: Remote
Duty station: Home Based


Position number: [[positionNumber]] 
Grade: [[PositionGrade]] 
Type of contract: Consultant
Duration of contract: 190 days
Recruitment open to: External
Application deadline (Midnight Geneva Time): 21 February 2024




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 Department
  • Partnerships for Digital Development Department
  • Digital Networks & Society Department
  • Digital Knowledge Hub Department

The Digital Networks & Society Department is responsible for BDT activities in the areas of spectrum management, network development, cybersecurity and emergency telecommunications. This department is also responsible for supporting ITU Member States in their transition to digital societies by providing tools and guidelines to address environmental challenges (in particular, climate change and e-waste), and for promoting innovation, ICT applications/services, digital inclusion and ecosystems, with the ultimate goal to 'leave no one behind'.



Under the direction of the Senior Digital Inclusion Coordinator, and to ensure the implementation of the activities related to the Network of Women in ITU-D, the consultant will:

  • Provide technical support to BDT’s work on the Network of Women in ITU-D by supporting the implementation of the project co-signed with Communication, Space & Technology Commission (CST) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Support the Secretariat to organize activities related to the Network of Women in ITU-D.
  • Assist in the preparation of content and administrative documents, coordination of the Network of Women in ITU-D Board meetings and the regional related events.
  • Contribute to the organization of Network of Women in ITU-D relevant BDT events such as GSR; TDAG.
  • Help the team with drafting concept notes, communication materials, speeches, agendas, meeting notes and any other resources needed to implement the projects.
  • Facilitate the planning, coordinating and maintaining documentation of the mentorship programme for women in the ITU-D Sector under the auspices of the Network of Women in ITU-D
  • Assist in drafting and preparation of reports for the Network’s activities.
  • Provide project administration support services to the Secretariat of the Network of Women in ITU-D.



  • Related activities organized for the Network of Women in ITU-D.
  • At least one training supported and organized for the Network of Women in ITU-D.
  • At least 2 meetings for the Network of Women organized in ITU-D related events.



Proven writing, reporting, and research skills.



Education: University degree in political science, international cooperation, international developments, business management, international policy or a related field. An advanced degree would be an advantage.


Experience: At least one (1) year of experience in the area of gender equality or project management. 


Languages: Knowledge of English at advanced level.



145 USD / working day.


Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application and provide complete and accurate information. To apply, please visit the ITU Careers website. The evaluation of candidates is based on the criteria in the vacancy notice, and may include tests and/or assessments, as well as a competency-based interview. ITU uses communication technologies such as video or teleconference, e-mail correspondence, etc. for the assessment and evaluation of candidates. Please note that only selected candidates will be further contacted and candidates in the final selection step will be subject to reference checks based on the information provided. Messages originating from a non ITU e-mail account - - should be disregarded. ITU does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

ITU applies a zero-tolerance policy against all forms of harassment. ITU is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization. Achieving gender balance is a high priority for ITU.