Legal Officer – IAEA

iaea-logo-International-Atomic-Energy-AgencyThe International Atomic Energy Agency is looking for a Legal Officer

Main Purpose

Under the supervision and guidance of the Section Head, the Legal Officer (General Legal) prepares legal opinions, legal instruments and documents, and provides legal advice on the application and interpretation of such documents, primarily in connection with administrative and policy matters relating to, inter alia, personnel issues, privileges and immunities, confidentiality, procurement, and relationship agreements with Member States, the United Nations, cooperating institutions and other international organizations. The Legal Officer (General Legal) may at times be asked to assist with matters concerning contracts and other commercial agreements, financial regulations and rules, budget, audit, banking, insurance, contract law and general financial issues.


The incumbent is a team member, providing high-quality professional inputs to contribute to the support provided to, inter alia, the Division of Human Resources and, as required, to the Division of Procurement Services, the Division of Budget and Finance, and the Division of General Services.

Functions / Key Results Expected

  • Draft advice on the legal aspects of the privileges and immunities applicable to the IAEA and its activities.
  • Draft legal advice on the application and interpretation of Staff Regulations and Staff Rules.
  • Provide advice concerning the form and substance of administrative issuances.
  • Provide advice concerning the confidentiality regimes applicable to the work of the IAEA.
  • Advise on contracts and other commercial agreements, including licensing issues.
  • Draft advice on the legal aspects of insurance policies, including issues relating to the status of the IAEA as an international organization.
  • Advise, as required, on the development and application of the IAEA’s financial regulations, rules and associated policies, including relating to procurement.


The IAEA offers an attractive remuneration package including a tax-free annual net base salary starting at US $56 766 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), a variable post adjustment which currently amounts to US $19 982*, dependency benefits, rental subsidy, education grant, relocation and repatriation expenses; 6 weeks’ annual vacation, home leave, pension plan and health insurance.

Primary Location: Austria-Vienna-Vienna-IAEA Headquarters

Application deadline: May 4, 2015

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