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  • Organization: IAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency
  • Location: Vienna
  • Grade: P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Nuclear Technology
    • Energy sector
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Supply Chain
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Ombudsman and Ethics
    • Internal audit, Investigation and Inspection
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
  • Closing Date: 2018-05-25

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Associate Quality Assurance Officer(P2)

Vienna (Austria)

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, in line with the IAEA Medium Term Strategy.

The Division of Programme Support and Coordination (TCPC) is responsible for the development, promotion and consistent application of strategies, policies, standards, tools and systems to support the TC programme. This includes quality assurance and enhanced results-based programme management, training and capacity development, expanded cooperation through existing and new partnerships and resource mobilization, efficient management of financial resources, data and information, as well as outreach and reporting.

The Quality Assurance Section (TCQAS) is responsible for the management of quality in TC process and policy development. It defines quality criteria, performance indicators and review mechanisms and facilitates their implementation, promotes results based management as an approach to quality, and prepares and delivers training and learning tools for IAEA staff and Member State personnel involved in the TC programme.

Main Purpose

Reporting to the Section Head (Quality Assurance), the Associate Quality Assurance Officer facilitates the timely and qualitative implementation of the TC Department’s Quality Assurance processes by bringing professional knowledge and a systematic approach to quality assurance related to the TC programme.


The Associate Quality Assurance Officer is (a) a researcher, supporting TCQAS through data analysis, and presentation of data derived from quality assurance processes and tools, and (b) a coordinator of the TC Department’s response to and follow up of the Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) audits, evaluations and management reviews.

Functions / Key Results Expected

• Organize, consolidate and analyse data and information derived from quality assurance processes and tools (e.g. quality reviews, monitoring reports) through appropriate statistical methods and applications.
• Participate in the implementation of training activities of the Section by helping to prepare training materials and coordinating logistical arrangements.
• Facilitate quality reviews of TC project designs through leading the administrative process. Including the coordination of external reviewers and contributing to continual improvement activities.
• Collect, consolidate, organize, follow up and monitor the inputs and status of OIOS, External Auditors and JIU reports and recommendations.
• Regularly update responses to recommendations in the OIOS TeamMate database.
• Contribute to the preparation of reports related to quality assurance and related outputs by reviewing and editing documents to ensure readability, consistency and conformance with the highest quality standards.
• Contribute to ensuring smooth flow of communication within the Section and between the Section and its stakeholders.


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
Analytical thinking

Excellent analytical skills\: Ability to interpret policies and procedures and summarize/draft TC responses,

Commitment to continuous process improvement

Ability to identify potential problems and to suggest sound solutions.

Change management Ability to initiate and respond effectively to changes related to the field of work.


Required Expertise

Function Name Expertise Description
Other Technical Engineering General Knowledge of the United Nations System Good knowledge of the IAEA’s organizational structure and TC programme, activities, procedures and processes.
Administrative Support MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) Proficiency in MS Office 2010, which is the IAEA standard (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), and the ability to use and manage databases.
Internal Oversight Programme/Project/Country Evaluation Familiarity with or knowledge of Internal Oversight activities, procedures and processes.
Management and Programme Analysis Project Management Familiarity with results-based management.


Asset Expertise

Function Name Expertise Description
Internal Oversight Quality Management Familiarity with quality management systems or project management is desirable.

Qualifications, Experience and Language skills

  • Bachelor's Degree - University (or equivalent) degree, preferably in social sciences, public administration, quality management or business management.
  • Minimum of two years professional experience in Results-based Management and the
  • Logical Framework Approach, preferably in the development sector.
  • 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 $46472 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), a variable post adjustment which currently amounts to US $ 24491, 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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