Project Coordinator, Coordinatrice de projet, Benchmarking des TIC en Afrique centrale Benchmarking of ICT in Central Africa, Coordinatrice de projet, Benchmarking des TIC en Afrique centrale Yaoundé, International Telecommunication Union

Project Coordinator, Coordinatrice de projet, Benchmarking des TIC en Afrique centrale Benchmarking of ICT in Central Africa, Coordinatrice de projet, Benchmarking des TIC en Afrique centrale Yaoundé, International Telecommunication Union

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

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.


Date of Issue: 10 February 2022

Currently accepting applications                Applications from women are encouraged

Functions: Project Coordinator, Benchmarking of ICT in Central Africa      Post Number: PROJ-5053

Deadline for Applications (23.59 Geneva CH) : 10 March 2022

(24 day(s) until closing deadline)

Duration of Contract:  1 year

Type of Appointment: Fixed-term Appointment Duty Station:  Yaounde, Cameroon

Grade: P3


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

Organization Unit:

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.

Duties / Responsibilities

Under the coordination of the Regional Director for Africa, and the supervision of the ITU Representative for Central Africa and Madagascar, the Project Coordinator will be responsible for the overall coordination of the implementation and reporting of the ITU ICT Benchmarking Project in Central Africa, in compliance with the ITU Project Management Manual, as well as with ITU internal rules and procedures. To this end the incumbent will perform the following duties:

Coordinate, oversee, monitor and evaluate the implementation of the project according to the established work plan, within the specified project tolerances of time, cost, quality, scope, risks, and benefits.

Develop project implementation plans for all activities, including project sustainability arrangements; contribute to the development of promotion strategies by developing proposals and providing high substantive inputs; prepare a staffing plan (short term technical experts) for each phase of the project.

Liaise with the project stakeholders to support the development and implementation of the engagement strategies and plans at the national level. Ensure participation of all potential stakeholders in the project beneficiary country, monitor adequate participation of target groups, and support the mobilization of additional national resources for successful continuation of the initiative.

Prepare terms of reference for short term consultants and manage and coordinate their activities to ensure the project progresses on schedule and within prescribed budget.

Review, provide technical inputs and make recommendations to, and update the project deliverables, guidelines and roadmaps that are to be shared with the project beneficiaries, donors, partners and reviewed during national workshops for approval and organize these workshops on each subject.

Develop a proposed communication and visibility plan for the project taking into account the contributions and motivation of donors in addition to other project stakeholders and ensure the implementation of the final plan.

Prepare, in coordination with the ITU Project Support Division, progress reports, weekly activity reports, detailed narrative and financial reports as well as any other documentation and reports such as best practices and lessons learnt during implementation deemed necessary by the Project Steering Committee on the project achievements and deliverables.

Perform 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: Analysis, Judgement and Decision Making; Client and Service Orientation; Planning and Organizing, and; Successful Management.

Essential Technical Competencies: Excellent knowledge of ICT Regulatory environment and frameworks. Ability to establish priorities and efficient workplans. Ability to communicate complex concepts orally and to prepare written material in a clear, concise, and meaningful manner. Proven project management skills, including budget, activity, and data management, monitoring and performance evaluation. Excellent knowledge of project cycle management (certification in project management).

Qualifications required


Advanced university degree in business administration, international development, social science, engineering, programme/project management, information technology, or any relevant area of study to support knowledge in programme/project management or a related field OR education from a reputed college of advanced education with a diploma of equivalent standard to that of an advanced university degree in one of the fields above. For internal candidates, a first university degree in one of the fields above in combination with ten years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree for promotion or rotation purposes.

Certification: Certified Senior Project Manager – International recognized certification in project management (e.g., PMD Pro, IPMA, PMP – PMI or similar) is an asset for this position.


At least five years of progressively responsible experience in managing projects/programmes in the context of international development, including at least two at the international level. A Doctorate in a related field can be considered as a substitute for three years of working experience. Experience in the implementation of training and/or capacity development projects or activities in the field of digital development. Experience and knowledge of the conditions prevailing in the developing world and of technical cooperation activities. A knowledge of European Union rules and procedures would be an asset.


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.)

Additional Information:


Total annual salary consists of a net annual salary (net of taxes and before medical insurance and pension fund deductions) in US dollars and a post adjustment (PA) (cost of living allowance). The PA is variable and subject to change without notice in accordance with the rates as set within the UN Common System for salaries and allowances.

Annual salary from $ 60,962 + post adjustment $ 22,434

Other allowances and benefits subject to specific terms of appointment, please refer to

Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for written test. Interviews may be used as a form of screening.

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Applicants will be contacted only if they are under serious consideration

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