Executive Assistant(G5) - (2018/0618 (197315))

  • Added Date: Thursday, 11 October 2018
  • Deadline Date: Thursday, 08 November 2018

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: MTCD-Division of Conference and Document Services

Primary Location

: Austria-Vienna-Vienna-IAEA Headquarters

Job Posting

: 2018-10-08, 4:54:42 PM

Closing Date

: 2018-11-08, 1:59:00 AM

Duration in Months: 12

Contract Type: Temporary Assistance - Regular

Probation Period: 1 Year

Organizational Setting

One of the main functions assigned to the IAEA by its Statute is to foster the exchange of scientific and technical information and the dissemination of knowledge in the nuclear field among Member States. To facilitate the effective exchange and dissemination of information relevant to the IAEA's work and mandate, the Division of Conference and Document Services coordinates and supports the implementation of these activities for its users and clients, both internal and external, by organizing meetings and conferences, issuing documents in the six official IAEA languages, i.e. Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish, and editing, printing and distributing publications.

Main Purpose

The Executive Assistant manages the office support in the Division, ensuring its smooth functioning, and provides executive assistance to the Director.

Functions / Key Results Expected

Correspondence and Records Management

Receive, review and screen all incoming correspondence and documents, perform preliminary checks for accuracy and completeness, and ensure that correspondence is routed to the appropriate officer or area for action and/or information, retaining items which require the Director's attention, attaching information as needed and maintaining a follow-up system.
Compile the Division's responses and reports according to corporate communication guidelines and ensure adherence to deadlines; draft standard and non-routine correspondence, prepare meeting minutes and type reports and documents as required.
Ensure the Division’s records of all media are maintained, stored and accessible according to corporate standards. As the Records Office Coordinator (ROC), assign and coordinate Records Office responsibilities, identify and recommend to ARMS (Archives and Records Management Section) process improvements relating to correspondence and records management, liaise with ARMS staff on records management issues, provide information to colleagues on records management standards and practices, facilitate electronic and paper file transfers and retrievals, and monitor records management exit procedures.
Identify and recommend related process improvements, utilizing central services and technology.

Meetings and logistics

Coordinate activities and travel — provide logistical support for the Director's activities, such as making travel arrangements, scheduling appointments and meetings and assembling background material required for the above activities.
Review travel requests for accuracy and forwarding to the Administrative Assistant. Prepare quarterly travel plans.
Administrative activities

Maintain the Time, Attendance and Leave Management System (TAMS) for the Division and manage overall administration of the Director's office (procurement, supplies, equipment, and furniture requests).
Maintain, update and monitor some of the Division's costs, such as printing, translation and publications requests.
Administer the office space arrangements of the Division and maintain awareness of secure areas.
Provide guidance, instruction, and support to other General Service staff throughout the Division/Office, and coordinate such assignments as office coverage.
Provide required support and/or backup to staff in executive offices.
Provide backup to the Administrative Assistant.

Competencies and Expertise

Core Competencies

Planning and OrganizingPlans 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.
CommunicationCommunicates 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 ResultsTakes 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.
TeamworkActively contributes to achieving team results. Supports team decisions.

Functional Competencies

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

Required Expertise

FunctionNameExpertise Description
Administrative SupportCorrespondence and Written CommunicationAbility to draft routine correspondence and correct documents in accordance with established standards and requirements
Administrative SupportDiscretion and Respect for ConfidentialityAbility to act with tact, diplomacy, discretion and respect for confidentiality
Administrative SupportGuidance and TrainingAbility to provide training and guidance to newly recruited office support staff, advising them on the administrative practices and procedures
Administrative SupportMS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)Proficiency in MS Office and the ability to use databases

Qualifications, Experience and Language skills

High School Diploma -

Minimum of five years of general office support experience, some of which in an international environment.

Excellent oral and written command of English. Knowledge of other official IAEA languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) is an asset.


The IAEA offers an attractive remuneration package including a tax-free annual net base salary starting at EUR 45534 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), 6 weeks' annual vacation, pension plan and health insurance

Appointment is subject to a satisfactory medical report. Recruitment will be on a LOCAL BASIS only. Outside applicants are required to supply to the IAEA or to authorize it to seek all information relevant to their suitability for employment by the IAEA. Testing may be part of the recruitment process.
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.

This vacancy is archived.

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