MED seeks broadband programme manager

Appointee will co-ordinate rural broadband, ultra-fast broadband and other initiatives

In a sign that projects such as the rural broadband initiative and utlra-fast broadband rollout are moving ahead, the Ministry of Economic Development is recruiting a programme manager for the Broadband Implementation Programme.

The programme consists of four previously announced broadband initiatives: The ultra-fast broadband rollout, the rural broadband initiative, the Telecommunications Services Obligation and “Facilitating efficient broadband development”, which involves “developing potential interventions that will facilitate the implementation of broadband”, according to tender documents.

The programme manager will provide support across all four projects, and lead one. The project they will most likely be called upon to lead is the rural broadband initiative, but it may be any of the four.

Tender documents note: “The government has previously issued a number of discussion documents and proposals for submission and comment.

“Following analysis of the submissions, the government’s policies will be finalised and then implemented. MED is seeking a suitably qualified person to assist in the implementation of these policies.”

The position is a contract one for 3-6 months and the appointee will report to the ministry’s ICT regulatory policy group manager.

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