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Senior Programme Officer – Cybersecurity and Global ICT Agenda Coordination

Closing date: 24 October 2018
Contract duration: Four years

Salary: £26,008 p.a

The Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) is the oldest and largest Commonwealth intergovernmental organisation in the field of information and communication technologies. Although our history is traced back to 1901 with the establishment of the Pacific Cable Board, the organisation has only existed in its present form as an intergovernmental treaty organisation since 1967. With a diverse membership spanning developed and developing countries, small island developing states, the private sector and civil society, the CTO aims to become a trusted partner for sustainable development for all through ICTs.

The Technical Support and Consultancy division of the CTO provides technical support for members as well as undertake consultancy work. Cybersecurity is a key focus area of the CTO and international coordination is one of the main services the CTO delivers to its members.

The Senior Programme Officer – Cybersecurity and Global ICT Agenda Coordination will be a key position within the Technical Support and Consultancy division. In that role, working from home on the basis of one day per week, you will be responsible to contribute to the Cybersecurity work of the CTO as well as to assist in the coordination of the Commonwealth’s position in Global ICT agenda, with the support of other resources. For full information please see the job description.

Required qualification and skills

  • Educated to degree level in engineering, telecommunications or any other ICT related subject
  • Good understanding of and exposure to Global ICT issues such as at the ITU or ICANN
  • Good written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to prioritise workload and to meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to multi-task and work independently as well as in a team
  • Attention to detail and highly resourceful
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of responsibility, discretion and confidentiality 
  • Proficient in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Experience at an international or regional organisation is preferred

Plus benefits which include; 25 days holiday per year, contributory pension scheme. After probation period benefits includes;  travel season ticket loan,  ample support for training and development, a performance-based annual bonus, gym membership and work flexibility.

You must be a national of a CTO Full Member Country (list available from CTO website) and have a valid visa to work in the UK.

Applicants should submit their Curriculum Vitae and CTO application form to recruitment@cto.int by 24 October 2018

Due to the volume of applications that the CTO receives, we will contact only those who are short-listed or invited to attend an interview. If you do not hear from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, you may assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion.

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