Work from home as a Youth Project Consultant [Monitoring and Evaluation]

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Youth Project Consultant [Monitoring and Evaluation], Home based, Remote
Closing date: Wednesday, 28 February 2024


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.

Youth Project Consultant [Monitoring and Evaluation]

Vacancy notice no: 1522 Sector: BDT Department: DNS Country of contract: Remote Duty station: Home Based

Position number: [[positionNumber]] Grade: [[PositionGrade]] Type of contract: Consultant Duration of contract: 10 months, culminating in up to 10 full working days per month Recruitment open to: External Application deadline (Midnight Geneva Time): 28 February 2024


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’.


ITU is the leading United Nations agency for information and communication technologies – ICTs. We are committed to bringing the benefits of modern communication technologies to people everywhere in an efficient, safe, easy, and affordable manner. An organization based on public-private partnership, ITU works with governments, the private sector and academia to connect the unconnected and to support everyone’s fundamental right to communicate.

Assignment Goals and Objectives: ITU is seeking a Youth Project Consultant to support the monitoring and evaluation of the Generation Connect Huawei Young Leadership Programme [GCYLP] project. In partnership with Huawei, the GCYLP is an ITU project that aims to empower 30 young changemakers per year, by providing guidance, training, and financial support to enable them to practically implement digital development projects in their diverse communities across the world.


Under the direction of the GCYLP Project Officer, and the Head of the Digital Society Division, the consultant will:

 Focus on the monitoring and evaluation of the progress of the GCYLP youth projects through regular consultations with the fellows.
 Draft monitoring and evaluation templates and reporting criteria.
 Produce regular up-to-date reports and recommendations on the progress of the GCYLP fellows and their projects.
 Prepare briefing documents for the GCYLP youth meetings.
 Assist in the organization of internal and external meetings for the GCYLP fellows (draft concept notes, schedule meetings/conference calls, note taking/summaries, follow-ups/reminders).
 Draft text for internal and external communications on the GCYLP youth projects.


Regular meetings and correspondence with the GCYLP fellows.

 Monitoring and evaluation templates.
 Monthly reports on each of the GCYLP projects.
 Draft concept notes, agendas, meeting minutes and follow-ups on the GCYLP meetings.
 Up-to-date for internal and external communications materials on the GCYLP youth projects.


 Great communication and interpersonal skills, both verbal and written.
 Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook).
 Strong organizational and collaborative skills: ability to take initiative, self-prioritise and work on multiple tasks.
 Ability to keep tight deadlines and project coordination.
 Problem-solving skills and diplomacy.
 Dynamic, flexible, internationally minded, stress resistant with high work capacity. Team player!
 Positive, service-minded with a hands-on attitude.



 University degree in a STEM subject [Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics], a social science [anthropology, economics, political science, psychology, and sociology], business, management, data sciences, project management or a related field OR education from a reputed academic institution of advanced education, with a diploma of equivalent standard to that of a university degree in one of the fields above. An advanced degree would be an advantage.


At least one (1) year of experience in meaningful youth engagement issues. General monitoring and evaluation experience would be desirable.


Knowledge of English at advanced level. Proficiency in other UN official languages, especially French and/or Spanish is a plus.


150 USD per working day, culminating in up to 10 full working days per month.


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 – – 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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