Programme Management Officer – IAEA

IAEAThe International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is recruiting for the position of Programme Management Officer

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), 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 IAEA’s technical cooperation programme, and is responsible (in close collaboration with Member States) for the planning, formulation, implementation and monitoring of the programme, in line with the IAEA Medium Term Strategy.

The regional Divisions are responsible for planning, programming, implementing and monitoring the IAEA’s technical cooperation programme, in line with the IAEA Medium Term Strategy and operational guidelines. The Divisions respond to developmental priorities in Member States through effective programme management, increased Member State engagement, partnership building and improved coordination in each region.

Organizational Unit: Latin America Section 1, Division for Latin America, Department of Technical Cooperation

Main purpose

Under the supervision and guidance of the Section Head, the Programme Management Officer develops and manages innovative and complex programmes and projects in the area of nuclear technology based on Member States’ development needs.


As an active member of project and country teams, the Programme Management Officer acts as a substantive contributor and specialist adviser in developing and managing the TC programme and advising on programmatic and socio-economic issues and development conditions in assigned countries. Building on his/her solid knowledge and experience, he/she elaborates concepts and/or develops new approaches and methodologies to meet complex programmatic challenges and to manage complex and/or sensitive situations in programme delivery.

The Programme Management Officer is responsible for a number of specific countries in the region, reports directly to the Section Head and shares support staff within the team.

Functions / Key Results Expected

  • Assess and interpret the political, social and economic environment of assigned countries and provide inputs to Country Programme Frameworks addressing TC strategy and policy issues. In collaboration with Member State institutions, technical departments and other partners, design programmes/projects integrating best practice and innovative policies and strategies and applying quality management standards and a results-based approach.
  • Act as a TC focal point or resource person, where needed, for cross-departmental issues.
  • Assess progress and report on 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.
  • Monitor programme/project budgets, certify and approve project disbursements to ensure delivery is in line with approved project budgets and that delivery levels are met.
  • Expedite and coordinate project implementation, establishing collaborative relationships with Member State institutions and recommending innovative approaches to project execution and capacity building. Ensure the timely and effective implementation of human resource and equipment components.
  • Develop and maintain networks and partnerships with national institutions and UN development agencies in order to contribute to increasing awareness of TC. Contribute to resource mobilization activities, proposing projects requiring additional funding and identifying funding options.
  • Contribute to the documentation of knowledge by proposing examples of best practices and success stories, as well as replicable strategies and approaches, and actively share and apply this knowledge.

Duty Station: Vienna, Austria

Application deadline: 11 December 2014

Read more and apply here.

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