Implementation Assistant (NS)(G5)

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    $47,422 - $61,084 / YEAR
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    2 months ago
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Organizational Setting

The Department of Nuclear Safety and Security (NS) formulates and implements the IAEA’s nuclear safety and security programme, which encompasses the Agency’s activities to protect people and the environment from radiation exposure and responds to the needs of its Member States related to nuclear safety and nuclear security.

The Division of Nuclear Security (NSNS) is responsible for establishing, coordinating and implementing the IAEA’s nuclear security programme to protect against, detect and respond to criminal acts or acts of nuclear terrorism and threats thereof. NSNS comprises four Sections:

•Nuclear Security of Materials Outside of Regulatory Control Section
•Nuclear Security of Materials and Facilities Section
•Information Management Section
•Programme Development and International Cooperation Section

The Nuclear Security of Materials Outside of Regulatory Control Section (MORC) is responsible, upon request, to assist States, for activities that assist States in establishing and maintaining nuclear security systems and measures for the prevention and detection of, and response to, nuclear and other radioactive material outside of regulatory control. These activities include developing nuclear security guidance that is consistent with the relevant binding and non-binding international instruments, as well as providing assistance, upon request, to States in implementing the nuclear security framework. In addition to the development of nuclear security guidance, the Section conducts the International Nuclear Security Security Advisory Service (INSServ) and expert missions, upon request, to help States to establish and maintain effective nuclear security regimes, provides training activities, develops methodologies, and assists in security upgrades relating to nuclear and radioactive material detection and response capabilities. The Section implements Coordinated Research Projects and technical meetings in the field of nuclear security of material out of regulatory control, assists Member States in the implementation of nuclear security measures to support Major Public Events, and organizes a large number of evaluation missions, training courses and workshops, and convenes technical meetings for methodology development.

The Institutional Response Infrastructure Unit is responsible for performing activities related to the response to nuclear security events involving nuclear and other radioactive material which is out of regulatory control, focusing on supporting States to develop their national nuclear security response frameworks. The Unit supports States’ efforts to establish national nuclear security response plans, response concepts of operation, and response exercise and evaluation activities. The Unit is also responsible for supporting States in the planning and implementation of nuclear security systems and measures for Major Public Events. The Unit has responsibility for the development and review of Nuclear Security Series publications dedicated to the response to nuclear security events involving MORC and the development and implementation of training activities based on that guidance.

Main Purpose

Under the supervision of the Head of the organizational unit, the incumbent contributes to the implementation of actions and tasks relating to the relevant programme area, i.e. training events, technical meetings, expert missions and consultancies in accordance with established policies and procedures and quality standards. The incumbent independently processes all administrative actions related to the recruitment of experts, lecturers, consultants, and training course and meeting participants.

Functions / Key Results Expected

  • Serve as the point of contact for logistical and financial arrangements, prepare cost estimates based on budget considerations, and provide administrative assistance working with IAEA electronic systems (AIPS, iProc, etc.).
  • Assist in the scheduling, coordination, implementation and follow-up of missions, training events, technical visits, conferences and meetings, including drafting documents and managing the clearance process.
  • Arrange travel for staff, consultants and meeting participants using the Events Management System and the Agency’s TRAC system . Arrange for the hiring of consultants utilizing TALEO.
  • Responsible for problem-solving regarding administrative arrangements (travel, financial transfers, etc.) according to the IAEA Financial Rules and Regulations. Ensure that final accounts are settled correctly.
  • Compile participant nominations and summarize proposed recommendations for the Technical Officer.
  • Responsible for filing (electronic and hardcopy) of all relevant documents for each event.
  • Support the preparation of meeting papers, mission reports and training materials.
  • Within the assigned responsibilities, liaise between the Division and missions, host governments, United Nations Development Programme and different Departments of the IAEA.
  • Work collaboratively with other support staff in the Division and perform other administrative duties as required.

Competencies and Expertise

Core Competencies(Competency Framework)

Name Definition
Planning and Organizing Plans 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.
Communication 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/Division’s programme. Evaluates his/her results realistically, drawing conclusions from lessons learned.
Teamwork Actively contributes to achieving team results. Supports team decisions.

Functional Competencies

Name Definition
Analytical thinking Gathers and analyses information, identifying critical relationships and patterns among data and proposes workable solutions.
Client orientation Establishes effective relationships with clients to understand and meet or exceed their needs. Finds ways to ensure client satisfaction.
Resilience Able to remain calm in emotionally charged situations. Accepts constructive feedback in a positive manner and is able to cope with setbacks.

Asset Expertise

Function Name Expertise Description
Administrative Support MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) Proficiency in the use of MS Office 2010 (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook), which is the IAEA’s standard, Adobe Acrobat, and ability to use databases.
Administrative Support Travel and Visa Support Knowledge of travel rules and regulations and visa processes necessary for Agency meeting participants.

Qualifications, Experience and Language skills

  • Completed secondary education.
  • Minimum of five years of relevant work experience in a clerical/administrative position, preferably in an international organization.
  • Excellent oral and written command of English. Knowledge of other official IAEA languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) is an asset.
  • Administrative skills test to IAEA standard may be part of the process.


The IAEA offers an attractive remuneration package including a tax-free annual net base salary starting at EUR 52860 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), 6 weeks’ annual vacation, pension plan and health insurance. More information on the conditions of employment can be found at:

General Information

  • The IAEA’s paramount consideration in the recruitment of staff member is to secure employees of the highest standards of efficiency, technical competence and integrity.
  • Staff Members shall be selected without any unfair treatment or arbitrary distinction based on a person’s race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, disability, age, language, social origin or other similar shared characteristic or trait.
  • The IAEA is committed to gender equality and to promoting a diverse workforce.
  • Recruitment will be on a LOCAL BASIS only.
  • 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.
  • The IAEA has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and the IAEA, including sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.

Evaluation process

  • The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the selection criteria stated in the vacancy announcement. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information. Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise, which may be followed by a competency-based interview.
  • Candidates under serious consideration for selection may be subject to reference and background checks as part of the recruitment process.

Appointment information

  • Appointment is subject to a satisfactory medical report.
  • 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.
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