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
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
a detailed project plan identifying and sequencing its activities and
including a schedule that effectively allocates available resources.
and coordinate implementation according to the project plan, document
project activities and ensure that all project information is
appropriately filed and secured.
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.
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.
the quality of the work completed with the project team on a regular basis
to ensure that it meets the project standards.
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.
the outcomes of the project as established during the planning phase.
and maintain networks and partnerships with national institutions and
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.
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.
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
Management and Programme Analysis
Ability to build relevant strategic
partnerships and alliances with key stakeholders and partners. Strong
knowledge of areas of common interest, opportunities for collaboration and
Management and Programme Analysis
Ability to plan, organize and
implement activities in the context of quality improvement and management of
Management and Programme Analysis
Ability to produce accurate and
timely reporting to internal and external stakeholders.
Qualifications, Experience and Language skills
Degree University degree in medical, plant or animal sciences.
of five years of working experience in project management, communication,
scientific publishing, knowledge management or a related field.
in international cooperation safety evaluation and environmental risk
communication and regulation.
in educational and research projects in radiation disaster medicine.
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
grant, relocation and repatriation
expenses; 6 weeks’ annual vacation, home leave, pension
Applications from qualified women and candidates from developing countries
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