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 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.
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 and Expertise
Name Definition Planning and OrganizingPlans 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. CommunicationCommunicates 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 ResultsTakes 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. TeamworkActively contributes to achieving team results. Supports team decisions.
Name Definition Judgement / decision makingConsults with supervisor / manager and takes decisions in full compliance with the Agency’s regulations and rules.
shares specialized knowledge, skills and learning from experience across different situations and contexts effectively. Partnership buildingIdentifies and builds partnerships.
Develops and maintains long lasting partnerships to strengthen relationships. Delivers programmatic outputs and acquires resources in support of Agency goals.
Function Name Expertise Description Management and Programme AnalysisPartnership DevelopmentAbility to build relevant strategic partnerships and alliances with key stakeholders and partners and recommend opportunities for collaboration.
Management and Programme AnalysisProgramme ManagementAbility to design programmes / projects that support the achievement of development goals and identifies sustainable approaches.
Management and Programme AnalysisProject ManagementCapability to promote capacity-building measures in programme / project design and implementation.
Management and Programme AnalysisResults-based BudgetingAbility to integrate new approaches and innovations, and ensure the cost-effective use of funds.
Management and Programme AnalysisTechnical Cooperation among Developing CountriesKnowledge of the TC programme and of TC strategies and approaches is desirable.
Qualifications, Experience and Language skills
Master's 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.
Excellent oral and written command of English. Knowledge of other official IAEA languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) is 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. Aspart 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 appointmentat 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.
Testingmay be part of the recruitment process