Legal Officer, P3
Austria, Vienna
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Organizational Setting

The Department of Nuclear Sciences and

Applications implements the IAEA’s Major Programme 2, Nuclear Techniques

for Development and Environmental Protection . This Major Programme

comprises individual programmes on food and agriculture, human health, water

resources, environment and radiation technologies. These programmes are

supported by laboratories in Seibersdorf, Monaco and Vienna. The Major

Programme’s objective is to enhance the capacity of Member States to meet basic

human needs and to assess and manage the marine and terrestrial environments

through the use of nuclear and isotopic techniques in sustainable development


The Division of Human Health (NAHU) is organized into four Sections whose

objectives are to enhance the capabilities of Member States to address needs

related to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of health problems through

the development and application of nuclear techniques within a framework of

Main Purpose

The Project Implementation Officer,

reporting to the Division Director, leads the implementation of the assigned

activities within the planned timelines and assigned budget limitations. He / she

contributes knowledge and experience to coordinate the radiation research

activities and the development of guidance on risk communication strategies

with the stakeholders and ways to enhance involvement and empowerment of

communities living in areas affected by radiation. In consultation with the

project stakeholders, he / she plans and leads consultancy and project

coordination meetings and prepares the corresponding reports for publication

and / or dissemination to Member States. He / she coordinates the development of a

comprehensive manual to support the recovery process He / she reviews datasets

and applies appropriate statistical methods for reliable data evaluation,

quality control and reporting to benefit all Member States.


Reporting to the Director of NAHU, the

Project Implementation Officer is : (1) a project coordinator of activities

funded from the Nuclear Safety Action Plan (NSAP) projects including the

establishment of plans, budgets and formal contribution agreements for existing

and new funding; (2) a monitor and evaluator of the progress and result of work

and its outcome, also ensuring the production of reports on activities

implemented; (3) an analyst of data that supports concept development; (4) a

liaison officer with counterparts at Japanese universities / institutes and

experts involved in the project; (5) a focal point for other related Division activities.

Functions / Key Results Expected

  • Create
  • a detailed project plan identifying and sequencing its activities and

    including a schedule that effectively allocates available resources.

  • Execute
  • and coordinate implementation according to the project plan, document

    project activities and ensure that all project information is

    appropriately filed and secured.

  • Assess
  • progress towards 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.

  • Perform
  • research on STS (Science Technology Studies) and concept development of

    the project. Analyse data to support hypotheses on the best way to train

    medical professionals (e.g. physicians and medical physicists) to

    communicate with the public using STS techniques.

  • Review
  • the quality of the work completed with the project team on a regular basis

    to ensure that it meets the project standards.

  • Monitor
  • all budgeted project expenditures with the Administrative Assistant and

    ensure that the project deliverables are on time, within budget and at the

    required level of quality.

  • Evaluate
  • the outcomes of the project as established during the planning phase.

  • Develop
  • and maintain networks and partnerships with national institutions and

    relevant stakeholders.

  • Contribute
  • to resource mobilization activities, proposing activities / projects

    requiring additional funding and identifying funding options.

    Prepare project progress reports and publications on risk communication

    and health policy for scientific journals.

    Competencies and Expertise


    Planning and Organizing

    Plans and organizes his / her own work

    in support of achieving the team or Sectionâ s priorities. Takes into account

    potential changes and proposes contingency plans.


    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 / Divisionâ s programme. Evaluates his / her

    results realistically, drawing conclusions from lessons learned.


    Actively contributes to achieving

    team results. Supports team decisions.

    Functional Competencies

    Client orientation

    Helps clients to analyse their needs.

    Seeks to understand service needs from the clientâ s perspective and ensure

    that the clientâ s standards are met.

    Commitment to continuous process


    Plans and executes activities in the

    context of quality and risk management and identifies opportunities for

    process, system and structural improvement, as well as improving current

    practices. Analyses processes and procedures, and proposes improvements.

    Judgement / decision making

    Consults with supervisor / manager and

    takes decisions in full compliance with the Agencyâ s regulations and rules.

    Makes decisions reflecting best practice and professional theories and


    Expertise Description

    Management and Programme Analysis

    Partnership Development

    Ability to build relevant strategic

    partnerships and alliances with key stakeholders and partners. Strong

    knowledge of areas of common interest, opportunities for collaboration and

    joint initiatives.

    Management and Programme Analysis

    Project Management

    Ability to plan, organize and

    implement activities in the context of quality improvement and management of

    cross-cutting topics.

    Management and Programme Analysis


    Ability to produce accurate and

    timely reporting to internal and external stakeholders.

    Qualifications, Experience and Language skills

  • Bachelor’s
  • Degree University degree in medical, plant or animal sciences.

  • Minimum
  • of five years of working experience in project management, communication,

    scientific publishing, knowledge management or a related field.

  • Experience
  • in international cooperation safety evaluation and environmental risk

    communication and regulation.

  • Experience
  • in educational and research projects in radiation disaster medicine.

  • Excellent
  • oral and written command of English. Knowledge of other official IAEA

    languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) is an asset.


    The IAEA offers an attractive

    remuneration package including a tax-free annual net base salary starting at US

    $60962 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and

    health insurance), a variable post

    adjustment which currently amounts to US $

    26884 , dependency benefits, rental

    subsidy, education

    grant, relocation and repatriation

    expenses; 6 weeks’ annual vacation, home leave, pension


    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

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