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Associate Events %26 Public Information Officer(P1)


  • Organization: IAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency
  • Location: Vienna
  • Grade: Junior level - P-1, International Professional - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Conference Services
  • Closing Date: Closed

The functional title, organizational structure, reporting lines and other details of this position may be subject to change in the future.

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING APPLICATION DEADLINE\: Please note that the closing date for submission of applications is indicated in local time as per the time zone of the applicant's location.

Organizational Setting

The Director General's Office (DGO) provides leadership and coordination for all IAEA activities at the executive level for meeting Member States' needs, and achieving a one-house approach and a results-based management.The Office for Public Information and Communication provides objective, accurate and timely information about the IAEA and nuclear developments that fosters public understanding of the IAEA's global roles. It also provides advice to the Director General on relations with the media and organizes press briefings. The Office coordinates the communication activities for the rest of the house and assists in the media aspects of major IAEA events and conferences.The Media, Multimedia and Public Outreach Section has corporate responsibility for relations with the media and the public, as well as for producing audio and video materials to promote the IAEA’s activities.

Main Purpose

To provide support in organizing and coordinating IAEA large-scale events, the Scientific Forum held during the IAEA General Conference, the World Cancer Day, the Long Night of Research and any other event organized by the Office of Public Information and Communication.


The Events Associate is\: (i) an conceiver of events, including for the definition of the programme, the identification of speakers, the advertisement of them to maximise their audience and their impact (ii) a provider who assists in planning and implementing all tasks related to their organisation.; (iii) a communicator who could liaise internally and externally to cover all aspects related to organisation, including drafting invitation letters, advocacy material, organise preparatory meetings and talk directly to stakeholders at all levels. (iv) to assist Director (OPIC) in transversal communication tasks as required.

Functions / Key Results Expected

Under the direct supervision of the Director (OPIC) and in coordination and with support of the Media, Multimedia and Public Outreach Section, the Event Associate is expected to\:
- In close collaboration with the Section organise the Scientific Forum, the World Cancer Day, the Long Night of Research and any other events as required.
- Ensure conceiving and receiving internal approvals of programmes for events, including substantive contents liaising with relevant experts.
- Identify speakers who would generate interest both inside and outside the IAEA and organise their participation through emails and phone calls at an early stage.
- Support in the organisation of preparatory meetings, identify and set up venues with relevant IAEA Divisions or external stakeholders to ensure that logistical arrangements and facilities are timely in place and aligned with the needs of the events.
- Draft advocacy materials and digital advertisement to maximise the visibility of the events.
- Identify institutions/associations/stakeholders/NGOs to maximise participation at the events
- Manage logistics for participants and moderators, including with funding, invitations, travel, visa and accommodation with OPIC administrative assistance as needed.
- Identify journalists who might be interested and ensure with the Sections press officers that they are contacted well in advance of the events.
- Provide assistance and ensures organizing programmes and interviews for the journalist to encourage the coverage of the events and make recommendations on improving the visibility of the events.
- Support the Director (OPIC) in communication tasks by drafting reports, guidelines and liaising with internal stakeholders.

Competencies and Expertise

Core Competencies(Competency Framework)

Name Definition
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.
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.

Functional Competencies

Name Definition
Client orientation Establishes effective relationships with clients to understand and meet or exceed their needs. Finds ways to ensure client satisfaction.
Judgement/decision making Consults with supervisor/manager and makes decisions in full compliance with the Agency’s regulations and rules.
Partnership building Develops and maintains partnerships needed for his/her work. Establishes and nurtures positive relations with partners and stakeholders.

Required Expertise

Function Name Expertise Description
Public Information and External Relations Creating Visibility for the Organization Working knowledge of the news media and how best to meet its needs in order to most effectively deliver the IAEA message.

Qualifications, Experience and Language skills

  • University degree in journalism, public relations or related field.
  • One year of directly relevant experience.
  • Experience in events management and public relations.
  • 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 $39401 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), a variable post adjustment which currently amounts to US $ 18046, dependency benefits, rental subsidy, education grant, relocation and repatriation expenses; Other benefits include 6 weeks' annual leave, home leave travel, pension plan and health insurance. More information on the conditions of employment can be found at\: https\://

General Information

  • The IAEA's paramount consideration in the recruitment of staff member is to secure employees of the highest standards of efficiency, technical competence and integrity.
  • Staff Members shall be selected without any unfair treatment or arbitrary distinction based on a person's race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, disability, age, language, social origin or other similar shared characteristic or trait.
  • The IAEA is committed to gender equality and to promoting a diverse workforce. Applications from qualified women and candidates from developing countries are strongly 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.
  • The IAEA has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and the IAEA, including sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.

Evaluation process

  • The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the selection criteria stated in the vacancy announcement. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information. Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise, which may be followed by a competency-based interview.
  • Candidates under serious consideration for selection may be subject to reference and background checks as part of the recruitment process.

Appointment information

  • Appointment is subject to a satisfactory medical report.
  • Staff members may be assigned to any location.
  • Candidates appointed to posts in the Professional and higher categories are subject to IAEA rotation policy and their maximum tour of service shall normally be seven years.
  • 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.

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