Internship - Junior Outreach and Event Support Officer


ITU is the leading United Nations agency for information and communication technologies, with the mission to connect the world. To achieve this, ITU manages the radio-frequency spectrum and satellite orbits at the international level, works to improve communication infrastructure in the developing world, and establishes global standards that foster seamless interconnection of a vast range of communication systems. ITU also organizes global Telecom events bringing together the most influential representatives of government and the private sector to exchange ideas and knowledge for the benefit of all.
 
INTERNSHIP:  SPM-09
Date of Issue:
Internships
Applications from women are encouraged
Functions: Unpaid internship - Junior Outreach and Event Support Officer (6 months, full time)
Deadline for Applications (23.59 Geneva CH) : 19 June 2016
(20 day(s) until closing deadline
Duration of Contract:  5 months (min. 1 month, max 3-6 months)  
Type of Appointment: InternshipDuty Station:  Geneva, Switzerland
 
Organ:
The General Secretariat directs all the administrative and financial aspects of the Union's activities, including the implementation of the provisions of the administrative regulations on operational questions, the dissemination of information on telecommunication matters for operational and other purposes, the provision of legal advice to the Bureaux of the Union and the departments of the General Secretariat, logistic support to the Union's activities including conferences, the coordination of the work of the Union with other international organizations, the dissemination of information to the Member States and Sector Members, press, corporate and individual users of telecommunications and the general public. The General Secretariat is also responsible for the organization of world telecommunication exhibitions and forums.
Organization Unit:
Within the General Secretariat, the Strategic Planning and Membership Department (SPM) advises the Secretary-General on strategic challenges and their implications for the Union in the fast evolving telecommunications/ICT environment; develops forward-looking strategic proposals to the ITU management team with a view to ensuring that the organization meets the objectives assigned by the membership; plans and coordinates the corporative and strategic activities with a view to ensuring their accordance with membership objectives; organizes and provides secretariat services to the Plenipotentiary Conference, Council, and other meetings in the general secretariat in order to achieve a high level of involvement from Member States and Sector Members, develops and maintains sound relations with Member States, Sector Members and other entities, the UN and other international organizations. The Department is also responsible for providing expert advice on communication and promotion strategies and for developing and implementing the Union's corporate communication plan in cooperation with the three Sectors with a view to promoting ITU leadership in the field of telecommunications and ICT.
Main Tasks and Responsibilities of the Internship
ITU is responsible for organizing events to promote high-level debate, knowledge-sharing and networking within the global ICT community. Within the context of the organization of ITU Telecom World 2016, ITU is looking for a dynamic intern willing to contribute to the management of the participation of the high-level speakers invited at the event. The responsibilities of the position include:
  • Contribute to the evaluation and selection of speaker candidates; conduct further background research on candidates and update speaker candidates' records in the ITU database to ensure the correctness of data. 
  • Liaise with speakers before, during and after the event. This task includes collecting and organizing speakers' biographies, pictures and presentations including verifying the suitability of the documents received and their timely upload on the ITU website. Respond to written and phone enquiries as needed to facilitate the speaker's participation in the event.
  • Produce content to be featured into analysis, statistics, checklists, evaluation charts and status reports related to the event, contributing to the maintenance of ITU web pages by regularly verifying that the correct information is published concerning the Forum Programme;
  • Assist in the management of the registration back office completing and updating speakers' data records and researching company profiles
  • Liaise with other teams within ITU in the coordination and exchange of information concerning contacts with speakers and partners to ensure coherence of ITU databases.
  • Support other ITU initiatives and the development of ITU strategy by producing briefings, content and background reports.
  • Qualifications required
    Education:
    University degree. Degree in ICT-related studies will be valued during the selection process.
    Languages:
    Excellent knowledge of English for conducting research and producing documents (drafting and editing).
    Competencies:
    The ideal candidate should also be highly organized, concerned with accuracy and quality of information, flexible, and able to keep a positive attitude under pressure. Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and ability to quickly learn new software applications are required. The ideal candidate must have the ability to work well in a team and in a multicultural environment.
    Additional Information:
    Experience in conducting research and preparing publications will be valued. Advance use of ICT tools and interest for the ICT sector will be valued during the selection process
    Please note that a non-remunerated Internship position at ITU does not carry the same conditions of employment as a Short term or a Fixed term position. Mandatory Medical Insurance, travel expenses, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of the interns or sponsoring institutions.


  • Please note that a non-remunerated Internship position at ITU does not carry the same conditions of employment as a Short term or a Fixed term position. Mandatory Medical Insurance, travel expenses, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of the interns or sponsoring institutions.

  • For further information concerning the Conditions of Employment please click the following link
    Applicants will be contacted only if they are under serious consideration

    Unpaid internship - Junior Outreach and Event Support Officer
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