Vacancy Notice: Associate Project Officer (P-2), IAEA, Monaco

Position and Grade: Associate Project Officer (P-2)
Organizational Unit: Radioecology Laboratory
IAEA Environment Laboratories
Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications
Duty Station: Monaco
Issue Date: 4 December 2013
Application Deadline: 15 January 2014
Type/Duration: Fixed term extrabudgetary, 2 years (subject to a probationary period of 1 year)

Organizational Setting

The Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications (NA) 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 programmes.

The IAEA Environment Laboratories consist of four laboratories, three of which are located in Monaco and one in Seibersdorf. The Division implements the IAEA Environment Programme and operates in a complex matrix environment with inputs from many parts of the organization, such as the Department of Technical Cooperation for the implementation of projects, and also collaborates with other Departments.

The Radioecology Laboratory’s mission is to improve knowledge about the behaviour and fate of radionuclides and other contaminants in the environment, with a particular emphasis on the biosphere. It aims to assist and enhance Member States’ capabilities in the field of radioecology and its applications to ecotoxicology and biogeochemistry.

Main purpose

As a member of a team reporting to the Laboratory Head and Project Manager of the Peaceful Uses Initiative (PUI) project “Ocean Acidification International Coordination Center (OA-ICC)”, the Project Officer provides assistance in project management, reporting and analytical support within the different working areas, with the objective of effective, efficient, and timely implementation of the project.

The Project Officer will work in close cooperation with the other OA-ICC team members.


The Project Officer is: (1) a project coordinator, preparing, reviewing, and maintaining detailed schedules of project activities, developing and maintaining project tracking tools for resource allocation and status of activities and contributing to the preparation of project reports, consisting of summaries of all activities performed during the course of the project; (2) an analyst: evaluating, extracting, and consolidating data from documentation, and; (3) a presenter of performance and results.


The Project Officer will be required to liaise with OA-ICC partners, advisory board members and activity focal points as well as to work in close cooperation and interact with staff in Vienna, especially within the Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications, the Division of Information Technology and the Division of Public Information (MTPI).

Functions / Key Results Expected

• Monitor the implementation of project activities.

• Liaise with counterparts and partners on project implementation issues.

• Liaise with Communication Units (MTPI and Communication Specialist, Office of the Deputy Director General NA) on communication issues to increase the visibility of OA-ICC.

• Analyse problems arising in the course of project implementation and recommend solutions for issues identified.

• Collect, analyse, evaluate and consolidate project information and contribute to development of project monitoring tools and systems.

• Prepare narrative progress reports and status reports on allocation and use of resources.

• Evaluate project results against performance indicators, derive the lessons learnt and contribute to preparation of the final programme report.

• Serve as Secretary of the OA-ICC Advisory Board.

• Contribute to improving the OA-ICC website.

• Assist in training and supervising the work of the OA-ICC Project Assistants (Communication Assistant and Data Curator).

• When necessary, represent the Project at meetings and conferences.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Professional expertise: Good knowledge of the process of ocean acidification and its consequences; proven ability to plan and work within a logistical technical project in an international environment.

• Interpersonal skills: Ability to establish and maintain good relationships with internal and external counterparts and to work as a team player in a multicultural/multidisciplinary environment with respect and sensitivity for diversity.

• Analytical skills: Ability to analyse problems and needs, and to translate them into workable solutions.

• Communication skills: Excellent drafting and presentation skills.

Education, Experience and Language Skills

• University degree in science (oceanography, marine ecology, marine biology, or a related field) or public or business administration or a related field.

• Minimum of two years of related experience, including project management experience, in an international environment.

• Fluency in English and French essential. Knowledge of other official IAEA languages (Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish) an asset.


The IAEA offers an attractive remuneration package including a tax-free annual net base salary starting at US $46 530 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), a variable post adjustment which currently amounts to US $34 580*, dependency benefits, rental subsidy, education grant, relocation and repatriation expenses; 6 weeks’ annual vacation, home leave, pension plan and health insurance.

* Subject to change without notice


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): 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.

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