Job Vacancies at The Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA)

The Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA), is quasi-independent Government body established under the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Act No.12 of 2003 to regulate the Electronic communications, and Postal services, and management of the national frequency spectrum in the United Republic of Tanzania.

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TCRA is a member of International Telecommunications Union (ITU) which is a specialized agency for information and communication technologies (ICTs) on behalf of the United Republic of Tanzania.
TCRA wishes to inform the public on the availability of vacant position at ITU as shown below:

Radio communication Engineer 
Functions: Radio Communication Engineer
Post Number: R43/P3/756
Vacancy Notice No. 37P-2020/BR-TSD/EXTERNAL/P3
Duty Station: Geneva, Switzerland
The Radio communication Bureau (BR) is responsible for the application of the Radio Regulations and for technical and administrative support of ITU World and Regional Radio communication Conferences, Radio communication Assemblies and Study Groups. The Bureau also carries out the international regulatory processes for registration of frequency assignments and satellite orbits and assists administrations in their coordination and implementation of frequency spectrum and orbit requirements as well as in resolving cases of harmful interference. It provides the specialised technical secretariat for the work of the Radio communication Study Groups and the Radio communication Assembly in the development of recommendations for spectrum utilisation and radio system characteristics. The BR is organised into four Departments: Space Services Department, Terrestrial Services Department, Informatics, Administration and Publications Department and the Study Groups Department.

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Organization Unit:
Within the Radiocommunication Bureau, the Terrestrial Services Department (TSD) comprises three Divisions: Broadcasting Services Division (BCD), Fixed and Mobile Services Division (FMD), Terrestrial Publication and Registration Division (TPR). The Department is responsible for the application of the ITU Radio Regulations through the processing of frequency assignments notified by ITU Member States for terrestrial services both from a regulatory and technical point of view. In addition, the Department is responsible for the application of procedures associated with World and Regional Plans. It also provides assistance to ITU Member States on frequency selection and the treatment of cases of harmful interference. It is responsible for the application of operational and administrative provisions of the Radio Regulations, including safety of life aspects of the Aeronautical and Maritime Services. The Department edits and publishes all Terrestrial data publications. TSD also carries out studies and other activities for the preparation of World and Regional Radiocommunication Conferences. 

Duties / Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Head of Fixed and Mobile Services Division, the incumbent performs the following duties:

  • Performs regulatory and technical examination of frequency notices submitted by administrations and formulates associated findings and recommendations.
  • Makes studies in relation to the development and improvements of the Rules of Procedure.
  • Prepares related administrative and technical correspondence.
  • Treats the requests for assistance from administrations and makes related specific technical studies.
  • Develops, improves and tests software and web applications related to terrestrial services, participates in the identification of user requirements for software development.
  • Provides support to the Head of Division in carrying out preparatory work for conferences, meeting, seminars, and participates in these meetings, when required.
  • Performs other related duties as required.
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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; Innovation and Facilitating Change, and; Planning and Organizing.
Essential Technical Competencies: Good knowledge of relational databases and SQL. Ability to develop object-oriented software, in a client/server architecture, and/or web applications using ASP.NET MVC is required. Programming in one or more of the following languages is required: C, C++, C#, Python, Java, Visual Basic. A good knowledge of the current radiocommunication technologies.

Qualifications required
  • Advanced university degree in telecommunication engineering (science/engineering, electrical/electronic engineering) with some specialization in radiocommunications, or education in a reputed college of advanced education with a diploma of equivalent standard to that of an advanced university degree in one of the above-mentioned fields. For internal candidates, a first university degree in one of the fields above in combination with seven years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree for promotion or rotation purposes.
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  • At least five years of progressively responsible experience in the field of radio communication or spectrum management, including at least two at the international level. A Doctorate in a related field can be considered as a substitute for two years of working experience. Experience in application of the Radio Regulations and participation in work of ITU Radio communication Sector would be an advantage.

  • 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.)

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Additional Information:
Salary: 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.
Interested Cadidantes apply to view.asp?jobinfo_uid_c=36819&vaclng=en
Applications from women are highly encouraged. ITU is an equal opportunity employer.

Issued by:
Director General,
Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority,
Mawasiliano Towers,
20 Sam Nujoma Road,
P.O Box 474,
Deadline for Applications (23.59 Geneva CH) : 21st September 2020