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  • Organization: IAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency
  • Location: Vienna | IAEA Headquarters
  • Grade: P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Nuclear Technology
    • Energy sector
    • Administrative support
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Statistics
  • Closing Date: 2018-02-12

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ERP Specialist (Master Data Management)(P3)

Vienna (Austria) | 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.

The Division of Information Technology provides support to the IAEA in the field of information and communication technology (ICT), including information systems for technical programmes and management. It is responsible for planning, developing and implementing an ICT strategy, for setting and enforcing common ICT standards throughout the Secretariat and for managing central ICT services. The IAEA's ICT infrastructure comprises state of the art hardware and software platforms in a partially decentralized environment. The Division has implemented an IT service management model based on ITIL (IT Infrastructure Library) and Prince2 (Projects in a Controlled Environment) best practices.

The IAEA's Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, known as the Agency-wide Information System for Programme Support (AIPS), was implemented in a multi-phased phased approach beginning in 2011 and completing in 2017. AIPS provides a single, fully-integrated solution that standardizes and improves efficiency of business processes by leveraging the Oracle ERP suite of products. AIPS encompasses 8 business domains\: finance, procurement, programme and project management, planning and budgeting, human resources and payroll, contacts, travel and events management. The AIPS Management Section (AMS) within the Division of Information Technology manages the operations, maintenance, improvements, and support for the AIPS system in collaboration with business process owners. The AMS Section consists of approximately 20 staff members and is led by a Section Head, who reports to the Director of Information Technology/CIO.

Main Purpose

The ERP Specialist (Master Data Management) is a member of the AIPS Management Section (AMS) and reports to the AMS ERP Lead. He/she provides advice on, applies technical and functional knowledge to, and provides Master Data Management (comprising of parties, suppliers, banks and contacts) supporting the AIPS operations.


The ERP Specialist (Master Data Management) is\: 1) a functional knowledge expert, applying strong knowledge of Oracle eBusiness Suite modules including\: Oracle Trading Community Architecture, Oracle Customer Data Librarian, Oracle Customers Online, Oracle Supplier Management (Supplier Hub and Supplier Lifecycle Management), Oracle Marketing, Oracle iSupplier Portal, Oracle Purchasing, Oracle Payables, Oracle Cash Management and the corresponding business processes.; 2) a level 2 support agent, addressing issues and requests not resolved by the first level support staff and providing expert guidance on AIPS application. The knowledge is applied to manage and resolve incidents and problems as well as design and implement changes related to the above areas of the AIPS system.

Functions / Key Results Expected

  • Provide functional application and business expertise to support end users in the area of Master data management (comprising of suppliers, banks and contacts) based on Oracle Trading Community Architecture, Oracle Marketing, Oracle Customer Data Librarian, Oracle Customers Online, Oracle Supplier Management (Supplier Hub and Supplier Lifecycle Management) and Oracle iSupplier Portal.
  • Handle and provide solutions for incidents and application service requests and identify business process improvement opportunities.
  • Participate in the implementation of change requests (new features, new RICEFW components, configuration settings, modifications to existing features).
  • Maintain the configuration of live ERP modules in the area of Master Data Management.
  • Actively participate in testing to validate if the implemented features meet requirements.
  • Document functional requirements to support application change requests.
  • Provide AIPS Application Level 2 support as needed.
  • Manage issues with integrations with several legacy systems and interact with relevant stakeholders.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of user support and training modules and manuals. Deliver training to end users in support of use of the application, or upgrades, and enhancements.

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
Commitment to continuous process improvement Plans and executes activities in the context of quality and risk management and identifies opportunities for process, system and structural improvement, as well as improving current practices. Analyses processes and procedures, and proposes improvements.
Client orientation Helps clients to analyse their needs. Seeks to understand service needs from the client’s perspective and ensure that the client’s standards are met.
Analytical thinking Analyses information to identify cause and effect relationships and correlations. Identifies critical elements and assesses consequences of different courses of action and proposes solutions.


Required Expertise

Function Name Expertise Description
Information Technology - Oracle Oracle Developer Tools (SQL/PLSQL/Forms/Reports/WF) Good understanding and working knowledge experience in using the Oracle development tools.
Information Technology - Oracle Oracle ERP Expertise Knowledge on other Oracle ERP modules Oracle Purchasing, Oracle Payables, Oracle Cash Management, Oracle Human Resources, Payroll. is an added advantage.
Information Technology - Oracle Oracle Master Data Management (TCA) In-depth experience of working with Oracle Trading Community Architecture, Oracle Customer Data Hub and Oracle Suppliers Management

Qualifications, Experience and Language skills

  • University degree in information technology, management, computer sciences or related fields.
  • Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in working with the implementation and support of Oracle E-Business Suite application, preferably with more than 2 years’ experience in Oracle eBusiness Suite Release 12.
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience working with Oracle Trading Community Architecture, Oracle Customer Data Librarian, Oracle Customers Online and Oracle Supplier Management (Supplier Hub and Supplier Lifecycle Management).
  • At least 2 years of relevant experience in integrations and data migration in an enterprise environment.
  • At least 2 years of relevant experience in information and knowledge sharing environments.
  • At least 2 years of relevant experience in implementing an enterprise scale solution.
  • Knowledge of Oracle Marketing, Oracle Purchasing, Oracle Payables, Oracle Cash Management is 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 $58583 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), a variable post adjustment which currently amounts to US $ 25366, 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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