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  • Director (TCEU)(D1)
  • Director (TCEU)(D1)

    Organization : IAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency

    Grade : Senior Executive level, D-1, Director - Internationally recruited position

    Occupational Groups : Managerial positions

    Managerial positions

    Monitoring and Evaluation

    Nuclear Technology

    Closing Date : 2019-07-25

    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 IAEAâ 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 Europe is responsible for planning, programming, implementing and monitoring the IAEAâ s technical cooperation programme in the Europe and Central Asia, 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.

    Main Purpose

    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 region, ensuring a results-

    based response to Member States’ developmental priorities in the application of nuclear techniques.


  • The Director is : 1) an adviser to the Deputy Director General on issues and trends impacting the TC programme in the region;
  • 2) a manager of the human and financial resources assigned to the Division, ensuring development of programmes responding to Member States’ priority needs;
  • 3) a leader providing strategic direction and motivating staff in the Division, promoting good performance and teamwork and creating an environment where staff can develop their skills and share knowledge and experience;
  • 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

  • As a member of the TC management team, provide strategic guidance and vision for TC programme development and implementation, set and monitor programme results and performance standards.
  • Lead and inspire staff in the Division, promoting performance management and creating an environment where staff can develop their skills.
  • Guide and direct the engagement of Member States and the formulation of strategic plans and policies for TC in the region and ensure their incorporation into Country Programme Frameworks;
  • advise the Deputy Director General on critical issues and trends impacting on TC in the region.

  • Ensure and guide the translation of TC strategies and policies into results-based programmes and projects which respond to Member States’ development priorities.
  • Facilitate cooperation with technical departments.
  • Lead and provide strategic guidance in all phases of the programming cycle and oversee implementation performance; ensure adherence to organizational policies, strategies and quality standards.
  • Leverage the financial resources of stakeholders including government cost sharing, bilateral donors, the private sector and other non-traditional partners.
  • Build strategic partnerships and alliances at the regional and national level.
  • Foster the preservation and growth of knowledge within the Division and among Member States.
  • Competencies and Expertise


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  • 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.

    Functional Competencies

    Name Definition Judgement / decision makingEnsures that the judgements and decisions that are taken promote the Agencyâ s strategic goals, the one-

    house approach, and are in full compliance with the Agencyâ 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 Agencyâ s programmes and priorities in achieving Agency-wide results.

    Required Expertise

    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

  • An advanced university degree in management, social sciences, science and technology, or international relations. Additional background in development studies an asset.
  • Minimum of 15 years of experience at the senior management or executive level in international cooperation, with extensive programme development and capacity development experience.
  • Experience in regional cooperation desirable.

  • Demonstrated competency in programme and resource management and full familiarity with recent trends and best practices in TC.
  • Experience in developing countries and an understanding of the social, cultural, economic and political environment when working in an international setting.
  • Excellent oral and written command of English. Knowledge of other official IAEA languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) is an asset.
  • Remuneration

  • The IAEA offers an attractive remuneration package including a tax-free annual net base salary starting at US $99595 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), a variablewhich currently amounts to US $ 41332 , dependency benefits, , , and ;
  • 6 weeks’ annual vacation, , and

    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) : , and .

    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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