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.
The Division for Latin America and the Caribbean is responsible for planning, programming, implementing and monitoring the IAEA’s technical cooperation programme in the region, in line with the IAEA Statute, and the guiding principles and policies on technical cooperation, 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.
Under the overall supervision of the Deputy Director General, Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation, and in coordination and close consultation with IAEA Member States and technical departments, the Director is responsible for the TC programme in the Latin America and Caribbean region, ensuring a results-
based response to Member States' developmental priorities in the application of nuclear techniques.
4) an advocate for the TC programme, building strategic partnerships and alliances with stakeholders at the regional and national level and demonstrating the IAEA's comparative advantage.
Functions / Key Results Expected
advise the Deputy Director General on critical issues and trends impacting on TC in the region.
Competencies and Expertise
Name Definition Planning and OrganizingSets clearly defined objectives for the Department / Division in line with the priorities of the Agency.
Works toward Agency-wide efficiencies with a view to strengthening and harmonizing planning systems and capacities at the Departmental / Divisional level.
CommunicationPromotes an environment of open communication within and outside of the Agency, ensuring that sensitive information is protected.
Inspires staff at all levels through his / her communication. Achieving ResultsSets the overall direction for the Departmental / Divisional goals, and promotes a results based management culture that focuses on the achievement of programme results in an effective and efficient manner.
TeamworkMotivates and empowers staff, and fosters a collaborative approach across the Department / Division and the Agency as a whole.
Acts as a role model when handling disagreements.
Name Definition Judgement / decision makingEnsures that the judgements and decisions that are taken promote the Agency’s strategic goals, the one-
house approach, and are in full compliance with the Agency’s regulations and rules. Knowledge sharing and learningIs a role model for continuous learning and promotes the sharing and preservation of knowledge across the Department / Division.
Partnership buildingDevelops strategic partnerships and alliances. Leverages combined network resources to support the Agency’s programmes and priorities in achieving Agency-wide results.
Function Name Expertise Description Management and Programme AnalysisExternal CooperationAbility to work in an environment requiring liaison and collaboration with multiple partners, including government representatives, donors, colleagues from technical departments and other stakeholders.
Public Information and External RelationsGeneral Knowledge of the United Nations SystemKnowledge of the UN system and familiarity with the work of the IAEA, particularly with regard to TC, is desirable.
Management and Programme AnalysisProgramme ManagementAbility to plan strategically and operate within a results-based management framework.
Management and Programme AnalysisTechnical Cooperation among Developing CountriesUnderstanding of the peaceful applications of nuclear science and technology and their use in the developing country environment.
Qualifications, Experience and Language skills
Background in development studies an asset.
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