The Information Technology (IT) Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
1. Prepare and report on implementation performance of the Information and Communications Technology (ITC) policy aspects of the biennial work programme including implementation of the regional dimension of the Action Plan and Declaration of Principles of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), and the ICT policy aspects of the Millennium Declaration and its Development Goals.
2. Plan and implement projects on selected aspects of the biennial work programme referred to in paragraph 1 above, particularly those concerning the strengthening of ICT policy capacities of member countries, including the following: a. Conduct studies and prepare publications on creating appropriate national and regional enabling environment for ICT policy development, and for enhancing the e-readiness status of the least developed countries, island developing countries and economies in transition; b. Organize seminars, workshops and ad hoc expert group meetings on promotion of regulatory and institutional frameworks to facilitate greater and equitable access to ICT, particularly for women and youth; c. Conduct studies and prepare publications as well as organize seminars, workshops and intergovernmental meetings on the development of regional policy and advocacy for bridging the digital divide. d. Undertake periodic reviews of the implementation of the Action Plan and Declaration of Principles of WSIS from the regional perspective.
3. Initiate and implement projects on ICT indicators and e-readiness assessments; ICT management standards and the role of ICT on new and emerging technologies and the sustainable knowledge economy.
4. Act as Officer-in-Charge, a.i., of the ICT Policy Section which will soon be re-named as Information and Communications Technology and Space Applications and Disaster Management (ISDM) during the absence of the Chief of Section. 5. Perform other duties as will be assigned by the Chief of Section and Division.
Professionalism: Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; proven technical knowledge of Information and Communications Technology (ITC) policy and disaster management and practical experience with a wide variety of ICT and disaster management strategies and tools; ability to identify strategic issues, opportunities and risks in disaster management, and ability to communicate clearly the links between the Organization's strategy and the Section‚s goals; is efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. Take ownership of all assignments and honour commitments; deliver outputs within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operate in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; support subordinates, provide oversight and take responsibility for the delegated assignments.
Communication: Effective written, oral and presentation skills; present information in a concise, accurate and logical manner; tailor language, tone, style and format to match audience; ability to develop consensus among people with varying points of view.
Teamwork: Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with people of different nationals and cultural background with respect for diversity, including gender balance; ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries.
Planning and Organizing: Ability to plan and organize effectively and able to integrate Section‚s work into the Division's work programme.
Managing Performance: Ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor work of others; monitor progress against milestones and deadlines; coach, mentor, motivate and encourage good performance; actively support development and career aspirations of subordinates and appraise their performances fairly. Ability to identify key issues and problems from complex situation; assist in gathering relevant information before decisions by supervisor; ability to present pros and cons and impact of decisions prior to making them; ability to take decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the Organization; ability to propose/recommend courses of action to ease or sort out complex problems.