Programme Management Officer (P3)


TCLAC-Latin America and the Caribbean Section 2
Primary Location
Austria-Vienna-Vienna-IAEA Headquarters
Job Posting
2016-07-06, 12:00:00 AM
Closing Date
2016-07-31, 11:59:00 PM
Duration in Months: 36
Contract Type: Fixed Term - Regular

Type and duration of the appointment

Fixed Term, 3 years (subject to a probationary period of 1 year)


Organizational Setting

The Department of Technical Cooperation (TC) consists of the Office of the Deputy Director General, four regional Divisions (Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean), the Division of Programme Support and Coordination and the Division of the Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy (PACT). It provides strategic direction for the IAEA’s technical cooperation programme, and is responsible (in close collaboration with Member States) for the planning, formulation, implementation and monitoring of the programme, in line with the IAEA Medium Term Strategy.

The Division for Latin America and the Caribbean is responsible for planning, programming, implementing and monitoring the IAEA’s technical cooperation programme, in line with the IAEA Medium Term Strategy and operational guidelines. The Division responds to developmental priorities in Member States through effective programme management, increased Member State engagement, partnership building and improved coordination in the region.

Main Purpose

Under the supervision and guidance of the Section Head, the Programme Management Officer develops and manages programmes and projects in the area of nuclear technology based on Member States' development needs.


As an active member of project and country teams, the Programme Management Officer provides high-quality professional inputs and exercises a high degree of operational leadership in developing and implementing the TC programme. He/she applies expert knowledge of established programme policies and procedures and effectively uses existing programming tools and mechanisms in a frequently changing, high-pace environment.


The Programme Management Officer works with relevant Departments in the IAEA and establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with development partners, Member State (MS) counterparts and service providers to increase awareness of the TC programme, address emerging issues and facilitate programme delivery.

Functions / Key Results Expected

  • Assess and interpret the political, social and economic environment of assigned countries and provide inputs to Country Programme Frameworks addressing TC strategy and policy issues. In collaboration with Member State institutions, technical departments and other partners, design programmes/projects integrating best practice and innovative policies and strategies and applying quality management standards and a results-based approach.
  • Assess progress and report on the achievement of project results in line with quality management standards. Identify lessons learned and propose adaptations and innovations to monitoring and assessment mechanisms and tools.
  • Expedite and coordinate project implementation, establishing collaborative relationships with Member State institutions and recommending innovative approaches to project execution and capacity building. Ensure the timely and effective implementation of human resource and equipment components.
  • Develop and maintain networks and partnerships with national institutions and UN development agencies in order to contribute to increasing awareness of TC. Contribute to resource mobilization activities, proposing projects requiring additional funding and identifying funding options.
  • Contribute to the documentation of knowledge by proposing examples of best practices and success stories, as well as replicable strategies and approaches, and actively share and apply this knowledge.  

Competencies, Expertise and Language skills

Core Competencies

Name Definition
Communication Communicates orally and in writing in a clear, concise and impartial manner. Takes time to listen to and understand the perspectives of others and proposes solutions.
Achieving Results Takes initiative in defining realistic outputs and clarifying roles, responsibilities and expected results in the context of the Department/Division’s programme. Evaluates his/her results realistically, drawing conclusions from lessons learned.
Teamwork Actively contributes to achieving team results. Supports team decisions.
Planning and Organizing Plans and organizes his/her own work in support of achieving the team or Section’s priorities. Takes into account potential changes and proposes contingency plans.


Functional Competencies

Name Definition
Judgement/decision making Consults with supervisor/manager and takes decisions in full compliance with the Agency’s regulations and rules. Makes decisions reflecting best practice and professional theories and standards.
Client orientation Helps clients to analyse their needs. Seeks to understand service needs from the client’s perspective and ensure that the client’s standards are met.
Change Management Adapts to changing circumstances, including emergencies and other unexpected situations.


Required Expertise

Function Name Expertise Description
Management and Programme Analysis Project Management Capability to promote capacity-building measures in programme/project design and implementation.
Management and Programme Analysis Programme Management Ability to design programmes/projects that support the achievement of development goals and identifies sustainable approaches.
Management and Programme Analysis Partnership Development Ability to build relevant strategic partnerships and alliances with key stakeholders and partners and recommend opportunities for collaboration.
Management and Programme Analysis Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries Knowledge of the TC programme and of TC strategies and approaches is desirable.
Management and Programme Analysis Results-based Budgeting Ability to integrate new approaches and innovations, and ensure the cost-effective use of funds.


Required Languages



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Qualifications and Experience 

  • Advanced university degree in management, social sciences, science and technology, or international relations. 
  • Minimum of five years of experience in the development and management of technical cooperation programmes, preferably in the nuclear field.


The IAEA offers an attractive remuneration package including a tax-free annual net base salary starting at US $57379 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), a variable post adjustment which currently amounts to US $ 21689*, dependency benefits, rental subsidy, education grant, relocation and repatriation expenses; 6 weeks' annual vacation, home leave, pension plan and health insurance

Applications from qualified women and candidates from developing countries are encouraged

Applicants should be aware that IAEA staff members are international civil servants and may not accept instructions from any other authority. The IAEA is committed to applying the highest ethical standards in carrying out its mandate. As part of the United Nations common system, the IAEA subscribes to the following core ethical standards (or values): Integrity, Professionalism and Respect for diversity. Staff members may be assigned to any location. The IAEA retains the discretion not to make any appointment to this vacancy, to make an appointment at a lower grade or with a different contract type, or to make an appointment with a modified job description or for shorter duration than indicated above. Testing may be part of the recruitment process




Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: IAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency
  • Location: Vienna
  • Grade: P-3, International Professional
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Development Cooperation
    • Technology, Electronics and Mechanics
    • Engineering
    • International Relations
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Management, Administration and Finance
  • Closing Date: 2016-08-14

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