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Procurement Officer(P1)

Vienna | Vienna | IAEA Headquarters

Organizational Setting

The Department of Management (MT) provides a ‘platform of services’ that serves as a foundation for the successful delivery of the IAEA’s scientific and technical programmes. Its mission statement is as follows\: “MT is a partner and a business enabler that champions change and efficiency, leveraging a common purpose”. Thus, among other support activities, it assists a scientific manager in recruiting the right expert, helps a technical officer coordinate the purchase of radiation equipment, and ensures that all Board documents are translated and distributed on a timely basis to Member States.

Main Purpose

Reporting to the Team Leader, the Procurement Officer is responsible for the procurement of a variety of commercially-available goods and services.


The Procurement Officer is a contracting authority within delegated limits and negotiation authority. Specifically, he/she is\: a Specialist in the procurement of a specific range of commodities and services; an agent promoting the principles of best value for money at all stages of the procurement cycle; and an analyst reviewing existing processes and proposing improvements.

Functions / Key Results Expected

  • Research and analyse the market, demand, stakeholders, and requirements and propose procurement approach.
  • Initiate and follow through on routine procurement projects.
  • Prepare simple procurement plans and issue tenders and drafts contracts for goods, equipment and services.
  • Provide procedural advice to evaluation committee members through the tender process.
  • Document results in a procurement plan for approval by management and exercise signatory authority for procurements up to Euro 60,000.
  • Award and manage the contract during the post-award period by monitoring completion timelines and approved contracted budget, ensuring key performance indicators are documented and tracked, and identifying performance issues and bringing them to the attention of supervisor.
  • Keep abreast of best practices within and outside the UN Common System, and make recommendations for continuous process improvements.

Competencies and Expertise


Core Competencies

Name Definition
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.


Functional Competencies

Name Definition
Judgement/decision making Consults with supervisor/manager and makes decisions in full compliance with the Agency’s regulations and rules.
Client orientation Establishes effective relationships with clients to understand and meet or exceed their needs. Finds ways to ensure client satisfaction.


Required Expertise

Function Name Expertise Description
Administrative Support Data Management Ability to analyze information, identify critical elements, assess consequences of different courses of action and draw logical conclusions.
Administrative Support Guidance and Training Ability of actively share knowledge and information with others and adopt a learning approach towards work through training, mentoring or networking.
Procurement Services Oracle Procurement Ability to be open to new ideas, understand the need for change and adapt accordingly. Identify and propose solutions to challenges.
Procurement Services Procurement Familiarity using Oracle Procurement/iProc will be an asset.

Qualifications, Experience and Language skills

  • University degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Commerce, Engineering, Science, Law or other relevant discipline.
  • Familiarity with international trading practices and a sector related to the Agency's mandate is an advantage.
  • 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 $35998 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), a variable post adjustment which currently amounts to US $ 14867, 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

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: IAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency
  • Location: Vienna | Vienna | IAEA Headquarters
  • Grade: P-1, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Nuclear Technology
    • Energy sector
    • Administrative support
    • Procurement
    • Procurement
  • Closing Date: 2017-08-03

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