30 January, 2018

7397 Engineering Officer

Telecommunications & Radiocommunications Regulator

Port Vila, Vanuatu
Job Hours:
Not Stated

Due Date:

About TRR
The Office of the Telecommunications and Radiocommunications Regulator (TRR) is an independent entity that oversees the Telecommunications Market development in Vanuatu. Part of its functions is to ensure fair and appropriate sustainable competition, regulate the market performance of the existing Licenced Operators, support and promote appropriate legal framework that promotes sustainable market, encourages access to communication for Vanuatu citizens, and to promote consumer protection and other relations.  In summary, the TRR is mandated to facilitate the development of Telecommunications sector, manage radio frequency spectrum in order to promote national social economic development in Vanuatu.

In line with the above and in accordance with the Telecommunications and Radiocommunications Act of 2009, the Regulator must act independently and impartially in performing the functions, duties and powers set out in the TRR Act and other Laws.  

Job Description:

TRR is seeking to recruit an Engineering Officer to assist its Telecom and Radio Engineers and Manager responsible with technically focused responsibilities on Telecommunications/ICT regulatory issues. The role focuses on Technical Interconnection, Network Coverage, Telephone Numbering, Spectrum Management, Radio Licensing and Quality of Service, matters related to telecommunications infrastructure, Type approved equipment coming into Vanuatu as well as assisting with internet technical management and governance.

Particular responsibilities include assisting TRR’s Engineers, Manager responsible and required TRR staff on:
  • Consultation with Service Providers and other required stakeholders on technical telecommunications & radiocommunications issues
  • Frequency planning , Allocation, administration, assessing market needs
  • Spectrum Management: Strategies for planning & managing spectrum for services, audits, monitoring & interference
  • Providing technical support & advice for Radio licensing, liaising with telecommunications equipment vendors, assessing equipment compliance to approved standards
  • Spectrum Management including strategies for planning and managing spectrum for next generation networks (NGN) and Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless mobile communications
  • Performing spectrum audits, monitoring of interference and ensuring compliance as and when needed
  • Engineering aspects of interconnection, infrastructure sharing, monitoring of  Quality of Service
  • Telephone numbering: National Numbering Plan, maintaining numbering records, coordinating with the ITU on international numbering systems
  • Technical implementation of Universal Access Policy Projects
  • Assistance on Technical Coverage Auditing
  • Maintaining a telecom GIS database for Vanuatu
  • Providing technical support and recommendations for Radio licensing
  • Monitor and resolve interference issues and complaints filed to TRR for mediation
  • Liaising with telecommunications equipment vendors for introducing new equipment in the market, assessing equipment compliance to approved standards and award approvals
  • Performing regular audits and ensuring compliance on imported telecommunications equipment
  • Monitoring and Auditing of Quality of Service standards for telecommunications services across Vanuatu
  • Telephone numbering issues including TRR’s National Numbering Plan, and maintaining the records of the numbering system administered by TRR including coordinating with ITU on international numbering systems
  • Other duties as requested and required by the Regulator and other line Managers.
Required Experiences and Qualifications
Desirable Qualifications and Experiences include:
  • a Degree in Telecommunications, Radio Engineering, ICT or a relevant discipline, & 3 or more years of relevant telecommunications & ICT experience; or
  • an equivalent combination of education & experience. However, new graduates in telecom/ICT are encouraged to apply and are eligible for consideration
  • Applicant should have a sound understanding of ICT/telecommunications & radiocommunications technologies; how they are used by Operators or Service Providers & consumers in Vanuatu
  • Applicants must be fluent in English & Bislama; proficiency in French will be an advantage
  • a sound understanding of the internet infrastructure & its services, & internet related activities such as Internet Exchange Point
  • knowledge & understanding of telecommunications & ICT issues in the Pacific & ideally Vanuatu
  • Sound knowledge & understanding of project management & project coordination
  • High level of computing competence in applications such as Email, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project; GIS knowledge would be a plus
  • And other duties as requested and required by the Regulator and other line Managers.
Required Character Attributes
Loyalty to and respect for the Office of TRR, be proactive and reliable, have a pleasant outgoing personality, excellent inter-personal skills, strong customer focus, strong work ethic, responsibility, integrity, respect for others including leaders and the Organization, self-confidence, excellent communication skills, highly motivated, flexible, team player, and an ability to work under pressure. Willingness to do office errands from time to time. A driving license will be ideal.


Not Stated


English, Bislama, French

How To Apply:

Your application must be marked “Confidential” and addressed to The Telecommunications and Radiocommunications Regulator, PO Box 3547, PORT VILA  and/or email to jobs@trr.vu by 4.00pm on 23rd February 2018. For further information, please contact Kalkoa Samson on Tel: 27621.

Contact Person:

Kalkoa Samson


 (+678) 27621 



Telecommunications and Radiocommunications Regulator, PO Box 3547, Port Vila, Vanuatu

            29-January-17 Direct from Employer 

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