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Roster for Senior Consultant ICT/Digital Policy, Regulatory, Economic and Market for the Americas 


Vacancy notice no: 1542 
Sector: BDT
Department: DDR
Country of contract: Remote
Duty station: Home Based


Position number: [[positionNumber]] 
Grade: [[PositionGrade]] 
Type of contract: Roster
Duration of contract: Various assignments
Recruitment open to: External
Application deadline (Midnight Geneva Time): 31 December 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 office of the Deputy to the Director and Field Operations Coordination Department is responsible for advising and supporting the Director on the direction and management of the Bureau. It is also responsible for leading all matters related to personnel, strategic, financial and operational planning and reporting processes. The department oversees the work of the Regional Offices, ensuring proper delegation of authority and accountability of the Regional Offices. This department coordinates the holding of BDT conferences and events, monitors the implementation of decisions emanating from the World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC), the Telecommunication Development Advisory Group (TDAG) or Council, and cooperates closely with the other Sectors of the Union and the General Secretariat on matters of relevance to BDT and the overall work of the Union. BDT Regional Directors report to this department.



ITU (International Telecommunication Union) provides platforms and tools for effective policy, legal and regulatory frameworks to support regulators and policymakers in driving inclusive and cross-sectoral collaboration so that all stakeholders have their voices heard and create a virtuous dynamic for the digital transformation.
ITU convenes global and regional forums to discuss global trends in regulation for sector members and other national and international stakeholders, through organizing strategic dialogues on topical policy, legal, regulatory, as well as on economic and financial issues and market developments. 
ITU provides data, research, analysis and tools to support members in defining, elaborating, implementing, and reviewing transparent, coherent and forward-looking strategies, policy, legal and regulatory frameworks as well as in moving towards evidence-based decision-making.  
ITU provides direct assistance to countries and regions for enabling environment of smart connected societies.


Under the direction of the Americas Regional Office (RO-AMS) and in coordination with the Regulatory and Market Environment Division (RME), the consultant will:

  1. Carry out the tasks assigned on the area of specialization.
  2. Ensure that all tasks are carried out according to schedule.
  3. Prepare reports/presentations in accordance with assigned responsibilities. 
  4. Provide documents requested by ITU. 
  5. Participate in face to face and online meetings scheduled for development of the activities and delivery of results. 



Depending on the area of intervention (Digital Policy, regulatory, economic and market trends):

  • Detailed analysis on policy, regulatory, economic and market trends.
  • Contribution to the creation of topical digital policy, regulatory, economic and market content.
  • Development of training content and delivery of training.
  • Implementation of research activities for the area of specialization and communication.



  • Excellent knowledge of the telecom/ICT environment and digital ecosystem, mainly in the Americas Region.
  • Extensive experience in ICT policy, regulatory and market analysis, mainly in the Americas Region.
  • Ability to develop training content and deliver training.
  • Excellent ability to coordinate activities and communicate.
  • Excellent editing skills and ability to produce high quality reports and documentation in Spanish and/or English.
  • Effective communication and presentation skills.



Education: University degree in Telecommunication/ICTs, law, economics, public affairs and international relations, international development, management, engineering, political or social sciences or a related field. An advanced degree would be an advantage.


Experience:  At least five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in the field relevant to the Special Service Agreement (SSA).


Languages: Knowledge of Spanish and/or English at advanced level. 



From USD 230 to USD 340 per working day to be defined according to the work experience of the consultant. 



Copyright will be exclusively vested with ITU. 
Candidates selected will be added in the BDT roster of consultants.


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.