Section Head (Asia and the Pacific Section 1)(P5) - (2018/0619 (016308))

  • Added Date: Thursday, 11 October 2018
  • Deadline Date: Sunday, 25 November 2018

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: TCAP-Asia and the Pacific Section 1

Primary Location

: Austria-Vienna-Vienna-IAEA Headquarters

Job Posting

: 2018-10-10, 6:41:47 PM

Closing Date

: 2018-11-25, 1:59:00 AM

Duration in Months: 36

Contract Type: Fixed Term - Regular

Probation Period: 1 Year

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 and the Caribbean), 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.

The Division of Asia and the Pacific is responsible for planning, programming, implementing and monitoring the IAEA’s technical cooperation programme in the region, in line with the IAEA Statute, and the guiding principles and policies on technical cooperation, and operational guidelines. The Division responds to developmental priorities in Member States through effective programme management, increased Member State engagement, partnership building and improved coordination in the region.

Main Purpose

Under the supervision and guidance of the Director of the Division for Asia and the Pacific, the Section Head ensures a strategic, results-oriented programmatic response to Member States' priorities in the application of nuclear technologies to meet their development goals.


The Section Head is: (1) a manager and team leader, ensuring that programmes and projects are developed and implemented in the most efficient and effective manner in line with quality management standards and the results-based approach; (2) a substantive expert contributor, managing projects of particular complexity and/or sensitivity; and (3) an adviser to the Director and Deputy Director General on programmatic and socio-economic issues and development conditions in assigned countries.

Functions / Key Results Expected

Lead the development of Country Programme Frameworks and programmes/projects in collaboration with Member State institutions, technical departments and development partners. Conduct substantive policy dialogue and ensure that Member State priorities and needs are met. Ensure that innovative policies and strategies, quality management standards and a results based approach are integrated in programmes/projects.

Coordinate and guide programme/project monitoring and assessments, ensuring the integration of lessons learned into programme strategies and policies. Assess progress and report on achievement of project results, adapting and innovating monitoring and assessment tools.

Act as TC focal point or resource person, where needed, for cross-departmental issues.

Lead and coordinate project implementation, promoting the development of implementation capacity in Member State institutions and the introduction of innovative approaches and modalities. Ensure targeted delivery levels are met in the Section.

Develop and participate in resource mobilization activities with Member States, bilateral donors, the private sector and other non- traditional sources of funding, as part of a coordinated departmental effort.

Build and maintain strategic partnerships and alliances with a wide range of stakeholders in Member States and the region to promote the TC programme and to secure policy support by demonstrating key programme results and developing outreach strategies for the countries and region.

Plan and manage the work of the Section, prepare work plans, ensure a balanced workload distribution, monitor work performance and assess staff development needs.

Competencies and Expertise

Core Competencies

Planning and OrganizingSets clearly defined objectives for himself/herself and the team or Section. Identifies and organizes deployment of resources based on assessed needs, taking into account possible changing circumstances. Monitors team’s performance in meeting the assigned deadlines and milestones.
CommunicationEncourages open communication and builds consensus. Uses tact and discretion in dealing with sensitive information, and keeps staff informed of decisions and directives as appropriate.
Achieving ResultsSets realistic targets for himself/herself and for the team; ensures availability of resources and supports staff members in achieving results. Monitors progress and performance; evaluates achievements and integrates lessons learned.
TeamworkEncourages teamwork, builds effective teams and resolves problems by creating a supportive and collaborative team spirit, remaining mindful of the need to collaborate with people outside the immediate area of responsibility.

Functional Competencies

Judgement/decision makingConsults with and seeks advice at the appropriate managerial level when making complex decisions. Facilitates dialogue and development of best practice to support judgement/decision making, in full compliance with the Agency’s regulations and rules.
Knowledge sharing and learningIdentifies and establishes systems and mechanisms to facilitate development of best practice and knowledge management. Encourages staff members to learn continuously and to share knowledge through mentoring, networking and development, and training opportunities.
Partnership buildingIdentifies interests and goals common to the Agency’s partners and its stakeholders to foster partnership building. Promotes collaboration with partners, colleagues across teams and stakeholders.

Required Expertise

FunctionNameExpertise Description
Management and Programme AnalysisPartnership DevelopmentDemonstrated ability to develop and promote strategic, financial and technical partnerships and alliances with key stakeholders in the public and private sector, the UN development and NGO communities.
Management and Programme AnalysisProgramme ManagementAbility to promote not only a strategic results focus in programme/project design, monitoring and implementation but also needs-based approaches to programming by leveraging the IAEA's comparative advantage.
Management and Programme AnalysisStrengthening Institutional Capacity for Sustainability and Self-RelianceAbility to ensure programme focus on achievement of development goals by encouraging and promoting capacity development and sustainability of TC programme results.
Management and Programme AnalysisTechnical Cooperation among Developing CountriesAbility to ensure visibility and impact in programme and project design and implementation.

Qualifications, Experience and Language skills

Master's Degree - Advanced university degree in management, social sciences, science and technology, or international relations. Additional background in development studies an advantage.

Proven experience in managing large teams and projects, including building, leading and developing cohesive teams, determining clear goals, roles and responsibilities, providing feedback on performance and encouraging staff development.

At least 10 years of experience in the development and management of TC programmes, preferably in the Europe region and in the nuclear field.

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

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 US $85543 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), a variable post adjustment which currently amounts to US $ 38922*, dependency benefits, rental subsidy, education grant, relocation and repatriation expenses; 6 weeks' annual vacation, home leave, pension plan and health insurance

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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