Job Description

  The objective of the Department of Nuclear Energy is to foster the efficient and safe use of nuclear power by supporting interested Member States in improving the performance of nuclear power plants, the nuclear fuel cycle, and the management of nuclear wastes; in catalysing innovation in nuclear power and fuel cycle technologies; in developing indigenous capabilities for national energy planning; in deploying new nuclear power plants; in preserving and disseminating nuclear information and knowledge; and in advancing science and industry through improved operation of research reactors.

The department has a dynamic, participative and interactive operating environment with inputs received from the Board of Governors, the General Conference, policy and decision-makers, and technical counterparts in Member States and the international development community.

Main Purpose Under the supervision of the Director" id="link" class="link">Deputy Director General (NE) and in close cooperation with other staff of the IAEA Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship Programme (MSFP) Project Management Team (PMT), the Project Manager plans and coordinates the implementation of the MSCFP project aimed to encourage women to pursue a professional career in the field of nuclear sciences and technology. Working in a matrix setting, the Project Manager (MSCFP) ensures that the project meets all required objectives for timescale, cost and quality as well as maintaining excellent relationships with the primary stakeholders. He/she also ensures full compliance with IAEA administrative and financial rules and ensures that appropriate project specific tracking and reporting mechanisms are developed and maintained.

Role The Project Manager (MSCFP) is: (1) a highly experienced and innovative project manager able to structure, plan, define and delegate the necessary project activities.

(2) a leader able to conceptualise a complex project and motivate colleagues and stakeholders to support the project goals both inside and outside the executive hierarchical structure.

(3) a manager able to build strategic partnerships and work relationships to support the project, and (4) an Advisor to the MSCFP Steering Committee; Technical Selection Committee and IAEA Senior Management on all aspects of the project.

Functions / Key Results Expected
  • Ensures the effective management of funds/budget and Human Resources assigned to the project.
  • Ensures that the team has the adequate guidance, allocates sufficient resources and provides quality assurance and monitoring progress.
  • Develops detailed project work-plans that include all project activities and roles and responsibilities of the stakeholders and setting-out corresponding milestones, including the financial plans.
  • Regularly monitors the project progress to ensure that the project meets time and cost targets.
  • Ensures that the systems are put in place for project reporting, cost control and funds transfer.
  • Using the risk management system, implements agreed measures, informs management of any significant risks or project problems and follows-up on decisions made.
  • Ensures that the technical, financial and schedule risks to the IAEA Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship Programme are identified, assessed, and mitigated where practicable.
  • Prepares project progress reports (progress against planned activities), updates on risks issues, and ensure timely submission of the reports to the relevant parties.
  • Ensures that the procedures, audit and reporting systems for the operation of the MSCFP are developed, submitted and approved by the appropriate bodies.
Competencies and Expertise

Core Competencies Planning and Organizing Plans 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.

Communication Communicates 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 Results Takes 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.

Teamwork Actively contributes to achieving team results. Supports team decisions.

Required Expertise Partnership Development Ability to identify and establish partnerships and maintain effective relationship with external counterparts.

Management and Programme Analysis Project Management Experience in developing and maintaining a project management system.

Management and Programme Analysis Resource Mobilization Experience in mobilizing resources in private and public sectors.

Qualifications, Experience and Language skills

Master's Degree - Advanced university degree in Business, Public Administration, International Relations or any other related field.

Minimum seven years’ work experience in nuclear or other technical industries of which at least 4 years’ working experience in high-visibility, cross-cutting project or programme management in an international context; and 3 years of senior managerial experience in higher education institutions is preferred.

Experience in managing complex projects in the international environment is highly desirable.

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

Remuneration The IAEA offers an attractive remuneration package including a tax-free annual net base salary starting at US $74913 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), a variable post adjustment which currently amounts to US $ 38805, 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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