Satellite Market and Technology Analyst Consultant, Home based, Remote At ITU – International Telecommunication Union


Closing date: Monday, 12 June 2023

INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATION UNION

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.

Satellite Market and Technology Analyst Consultant

Vacancy notice no: 1198 Sector: BDT Department: DNS Country of contract: Remote Duty station: Home Based

Position number: [[positionNumber]] Grade: [[PositionGrade]] Type of contract: Consultant Duration of contract: 6 months Recruitment open to: External Application deadline (Midnight Geneva Time): 12 June 2023

ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT

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’.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

The satellite market is experiencing rapid growth driven by increasing demand for high-speed connectivity, remote sensing, and Earth observation applications. Key development trends include the rise of small satellites number, the expansion of satellite constellations, growing investment in reusable launch vehicles, and the exploration of public-private partnerships. As new players enter the industry, the competition is increasing as well. In order to effectively support member states, it is essential to stay up-to-date with developments within the satellite market and technology. The consultant will support the work of the Future Networks and Spectrum Management Division ensuring that the division remains well-informed about technological innovations, new product releases, and crucial market and technology trends that are vital for decision-making in the satellite sector. They will also offer valuable insights into government regulations, emerging technologies, and existing as well as potential partnerships in the field.

TERMS OF REFERENCE

The consultant will:

  •  Monitor news and updates in the satellite sector.
  •  Keep the division informed about technological, economic, market, regulatory, and legislative developments in the satellite industry.
  •  Provide comprehensive digests and analyses on the state and evolution of the satellite sphere.
  •  Investigate advancements in both space-based and terrestrial satellite systems segments.
  •  Compile a directory of satellite resources, data sources, and maps.
  •  Conduct research on various satellite data sources and types of data, to evaluate market and infrastructure development in specific regions.
  •  Identify and procure relevant economic data related to satellite infrastructure, such as deployment and maintenance costs, service tariffs, and more, while ensuring accurate processing.
  •  Provide analytical support for the creation of data visualizations and maps.
  •  Facilitate data and knowledge exchange between ITU and its member states.

CONCRETE DELIVERABLES

  •  Comprehensive digests, reports and analyses on the current state and future trends of the satellite industry, providing insights and actionable recommendations.
  •  A comprehensive directory of satellite resources, including relevant data sources, maps, and other related information for easy access and reference.
  •  Analytics to support data-driven visualizations and maps to effectively communicate complex satellite data and insights to stakeholders.
  •  Increased awareness about satellite market and technology development within the ITU division, potential areas of growth identified.
  •  Documents and materials supporting division activity in satellite sphere, ensuring all resources are up-to-date and accurate.

COMPETENCIES

  •  Excellent analysis, drafting and report presentation capacity.
  •  Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work independently with limited supervision.
  •  Comprehensive background and understanding of the subjects related to telecommunication services, satellite systems, enabling environment for telecommunication market.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Education: University degree in engineering, telecommunications/ICTs, economics, or other related fields.

Experience: At least three (3) years of experience in the ICT sector, with a focus on providing information and analytical support for ICTs and telecommunications.

Languages: Knowledge of English at advanced level.

REMUNERATION INFORMATION

Salary will depend on the work experience of the consultant.

INFORMATION ON RECRUITMENT PROCESS

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 – @itu.int – 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.

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