Job Opening

Posting Title: Policy Network on Meaningful Access
Department/Office: Department of Economic and Social Affairs
Duty Station: GENEVA
Posting Period: 07 April 2021 - 18 April 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-Department of Economic and Social Affairs-152887-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

Under the supervision of the IGF Programme and Technology Manager of the IGF ‎Secretariat, the Consultant will be responsible for carrying out tasks related to the implementation of the intersessional work projects called the Policy Network on Meaningful Access (PNMA). The consultant will be responsible for contributing to building a critical network of expert stakeholders to guide the work, global outreach and stakeholder engagement, hosting ‎and reporting on PNMA consultative work meetings, synthesis and drafting of PNMA outputs and supporting presentation of the PNMA work at the dedicated sessions at the 16th Annual Meeting of the ‎Internet Governance Forum and other meetings of relevance as per the supervisor’s instruction.‎

Work Location

Home-based

Expected duration

Fifty-three (53) work days between 3 May to 20 December 2021.

Duties and Responsibilities

The second phase of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) held in Tunis on ‎‎16-18 November 2005, requested the Secretary-General, amongst other, to convene “a ‎new forum for multi-stakeholder policy dialogue – the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)’’. ‎The Internet Governance Forum Secretariat is based in the United Nations Office at ‎Geneva (UNOG). The mandate of the IGF, set out in Paragraph 72 of the Tunis Agenda for ‎the Information Society is to discuss the main public policy issues related to Internet ‎governance in order to foster the sustainability, robustness, security, stability and ‎development of the Internet. ‎
A report produced by the UN General Assembly Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) ‎Working Group on Improvements to the IGF called for the development of more tangible ‎outputs to ‘enhance the impact of the IGF on global Internet governance and policy’. To ‎enrich the potential for IGF outputs, the IGF Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) ‎advised developing an intersessional programme intended to complement other IGF activities. The ‎outputs from IGF intersessional activities are intended to become robust resources, to serve ‎as inputs into other pertinent forums, and to evolve and grow over time. ‎
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The intersessional work streams offer substantive ways for the IGF ‎community to produce more concrete outcomes and inform policy discussions. Given the critical importance of access to the Internet and the still existing digital divides, recognised during the IGF 2020, the IGF 2021 will focus on helping to shed more light on the ways to meaningfully connect everyone to the Internet, to place this topic higher on the Internet governance global agenda. In order to achieve this, a dedicated intersessional work stream will be developed under the name: Policy Network on Meaningful Access (PNMA).

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: An advanced university degree (master's degree or equivalent) in information communication technologies, social sciences, development studies, management or other relevant disciplines or equivalent fields. A first-level university degree in combination with eight additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Experience: A minimum of 5 years of professional experience including analytical work related ‎to ICTs, Internet governance, digital public policy-making, development management, participatory governance. Considerable related experience in drafting high-level reports, meeting summary’s, and synthesizing complex information and inputs. Evidence of high-level level knowledge particularly in the discourse of access to the Internet and digital inclusion or other related area is required.‎
Language: English fluency and excellent written and oral English language skills are required.

No Fee

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