25 August, 2015

5768 Internet Governance & Child Online Protection Officer

Telecommunications & Radiocommunications Regulator

Port Vila, Vanuatu
Due Date:

Job Description:

TRR is seeking an Internet Governance & Child Online Protection Officer (IGCOPO) to support its Consumer Affairs and Technical & Internet Governance Unit. The IG Officer will play a key and important role in leading, supporting and coordinating our internet governance related responsibilities in the Telecommunication/ICT sector, nationally and internationally and in accordance with the Act.

Key responsibilities of the IGCOPO Officer include but are not limited to:
i) Taking a lead role on and driving appropriate, timely and responsive outcomes on all TRR internet governance issues;
ii) Developing appropriate policies and legal instruments/documents (where appropriate, in conjunction with the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer) for the management and administration of.vu country code top level domain (.vu ccTLD) and registration of domain names, as set out in Section 7 (4) (e) of the Act;
iii) Providing high-level internet governance analysis, advice and guidance to TRR and industry;
iv) Monitoring and resolving .vu domain namespace issues, and considering appropriate implementation of the global new generic top level (gTLD) domains development;
v) Advising on and developing appropriate policies, regulations, guidelines, processes & procedures for issues concerning internet provision and use within Vanuatu, including, but not limited to:
  • Issues related to key elements of Internet governance in order to foster the sustainability, robustness, security, stability and development of the Internet in Vanuatu
  • Developing advice representing Vanuatu’s position to international forums
  • Issues related to management of critical Internet resources and infrastructure, including administration of the domain name system and Internet protocol addresses IP addresses, administration of the root server system, technical standards, peering and interconnection, telecommunications infrastructure, including innovative and convergent technologies
  • Privacy and security, and other cybersecurity issues relating to the use of the Internet including spam, child online protection, and cybercrime
  • Issues which are relevant to the Internet but have a wider than the internet impact including for which existing organizations are responsible, such as intellectual property rights (IPRs) or copyrights
  • Developing local Internet expertise and resources, and other IG capacity building in Vanuatu, on internet governance issues and/or matters in particular continued development
  • Taking the lead on Child Online Protection and regulatory initiatives
  • Effectively assist and support on Child Online Protection Initiatives.
vi) Effectively Project manage all TRR Internet Governance related projects and other Internet related activities in support of the Government policies (National ICT, Cybersecurity and Universal Access); consumers, licensees and other appropriate stakeholders with an on-time quality outcome;
vii) Represent TRR, and interface with appropriate intergovernmental organizations, international bodies and other institutions on Internet and/or IG governance matters under their purview, as required and deemed necessary;
viii) Consulting with stakeholders Government of Vanuatu (GOV), consumers, civil society and relevant stakeholders) on IG related issues, COP related issues, facilitate the exchange of information and best practices, proposing ways and means to accelerate the availability and affordability of the Internet, and make appropriate recommendations for Vanuatu.

  • The IGCOP Officer must have at least a graduate degree in a Telecommunication or ICT management related subject. 
  • A graduate with additional legal background with particular interest in telecommunications and ICT would be an advantage. 
  • An equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience, particularly on internet governance matters may also be considered.

Applicants must possess the following:

  • At least 3 years or more relevant Telecommunications and ICT experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. However, high performing new graduates in Telecom/ICT/Information Systems are encouraged to apply and may be considered
  • Fluency in English and Bislama, French will be an advantage
  • A sound and comprehensive understanding of ICT/Telecommunications and internet governance and how they are used by or relate to Operators, or Service Providers and consumers in Vanuatu and the Pacific would ideal
  • Demonstrable understanding of the internet and its services, internet governance, and internet related activities
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of Project Management and Project Coordination
  • High level of computing competence in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project.

Required Character Attributes
  • Applicants must have loyalty to and respect for the Office of TRR, be proactive and reliable, be a highly motivated individual and good communicator; show responsibility and integrity, high-level writing skills have good analytical and problem solving skills, strong interpersonal skills, ethical judgment, have respect for leaders and the organisation, flexible, team player, has ability to work under pressure and demonstrated project management skills. 
  • It is critical that applicants have demonstrable responsiveness, self-confidence and on-time delivery skills.


Competitive package


English, Bislama, French an advantage.

How To Apply:

All applications must be marked “Confidential” and addressed to the provided postal or email address by 4.00pm, 11th September 2015.

Contact Person:

Dalsie Baniala


(+678) 27621
TRR, PO Box 3547, Port Vila, Vanuatu



        25-Aug-15 Direct from Employers