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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
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2019-08-15

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Associate Programme Officer (CCRPS)(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), 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.

The objective of PACT is to assist Member States, within the IAEA's one-house approach to cancer control and working closely with regional Divisions in the Department of Technical Cooperation as well as other relevant Departments and Offices, to introduce, expand and improve their cancer care capacity by integrating radiotherapy into a comprehensive cancer control programme that maximizes its therapeutic effectiveness and public health impact. The Division of PACT is headed by the Director PACT, who reports to the Deputy Director General of the Department of Technical Cooperation.


Main Purpose

Under the overall guidance of Director of PACT and the direct supervision of the Section Head, Cancer Control Review and Planning Section (SH-CCRPS), the Associate Programme Officer (CCRPS) contributes to the development and implementation of PACT programmatic activities in IAEA Member States (MS). This involves supporting internal collaboration among all relevant stakeholders within the IAEA, contributing to a close integration of PACT programme activities with the overall delivery of technical cooperation support, understanding evolving needs of Member States and assisting in the positioning of PACT services in an overall context of health-related programmes implemented by other organizations.



The Associate Programme Officer (CCRPS) is\: (1) an analyst researching and monitoring developments in relation to cancer control activities in selected regions and Member States; (2) a collaborator preparing and reporting on multi-disciplinary assessments of national cancer control capacities (imPACT reviews); (3) a contributor in the development of new tools for effective follow-up to imPACT reviews; and (4) an advocate, supporting the promotion of PACT services and the IAEA with other organisations active in the field of cancer control.


Functions / Key Results Expected

Prepare and draft country cancer profiles in support of PACT review missions; review and evaluate proposals, plan and implement activities.
Monitor and assess the implementation progress of PACT services; identify lessons learned and propose changes in project design/implementation/monitoring.
Contribute to the development of sound programmatic initiatives by researching and analysing the capacity building needs of Member States in the areas of cancer prevention, early detection, curative and palliative treatment on a national, sub regional, regional or interregional basis and presenting relevant project proposals.
Consolidate and analyse background information on potential collaborative opportunities with other IAEA technical cooperation activities and existing or prospective partner organizations.
Prepare technical and background documentation for meetings, expert missions and other activities related to IAEA cancer control projects.

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.




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.




Actively contributes to achieving team results. Supports team decisions.

Functional Competencies





Client orientation

Establishes effective relationships with clients to understand and meet or exceed their needs. Finds ways to ensure client satisfaction.



Commitment to continuous process improvement

Identifies opportunities for process, system and structural improvement as well as improving current practices, increasing effectiveness and achieving efficiency gains. Actively supports the application of sound quality management standards and process improvement.



Judgement/decision making

Consults with supervisor/manager and makes decisions in full compliance with the Agency’s regulations and rules.

Required Expertise



Expertise Description




Management and Programme Analysis

Information Collection and Analysis

Knowledge of international health care delivery systems desirable.




Management and Programme Analysis

Programme Management

Knowledge of the PACT programme, strategies and priorities desirable.




Management and Programme Analysis

Project Management

Knowledge and work experience in programme/project design, monitoring and evaluation.


Qualifications, Experience and Language skills

Bachelor's Degree - University degree in international development, international relations, public health, public/business administration or a related field.

Minimum of two years of experience in programme development and management, preferably in an international setting and with a focus on health development.
Some experience in the development of professional service offerings and/or programme design, monitoring and evaluation highly desirable, preferably in support of low-and middle-income countries.

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 $47322 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), a variable post adjustment which currently amounts to US $ 20774, 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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