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Associate Public Information Officer (Multilingualism)(P2)

Vienna (Austria)

  • Organization: IAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency
  • Location: Vienna (Austria)
  • Grade: P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Nuclear Technology
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Communication and Public Information
  • Closing Date: 2019-09-28

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Organizational Setting

The Director General's Office for Coordination (DGOC) 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 Web, Digital Media and Public Information Materials Section has corporate responsibility for the editorial management, creation and development of information products with a particular focus on the web, digital media, internal communications and cross-departmental promotional material.

Main Purpose

The Agency has a unique responsibility to disseminate accurate and objective information on its activities and the results of its work. This post contributes to making such information available in all UN languages via the web site and social media channels. Target audiences include the interested general public, as well as journalists, nuclear communicators, public information professionals in non-governmental and inter-governmental organizations, and governmental officials in Member States.

The Associate Public Information Officer (Multilingualism) provides cross-sectional technical input for the IAEA's multilingual communications, including (i) identification of relevant content by targeted language groups/regions for media, web and social media communications, (ii) research and establishment of relevant media, on-line platforms and influencers per language group/regions, with a view to increase the visibility of IAEA activities in all UN languages.


In his/her role, the Associate Public Information Officer(Multilingualism) will\:

- advise on the selection of the most relevant OPIC and Departmental content for each of the UN languages other than English, based on regional/language audiences and news trends and organises the relevant translations;
- select and creates social media content targeting specific regional/language audiences based on news trends and specific regional/UN language interests other than English;
- oversee the multilingual pages of and plans content translation and posting;
- identify web and social media amplifiers and influencers, NGOs and institutional in UN languages other than English and coordinates communication with them on the promotion of IAEA content.

Functions / Key Results Expected

Identify and select news items, feature stories, press releases and videos for translation.
Edit landing pages of the web site to make them more targeted to each language community (localization).
Liaise with translators to ensure high quality translation and timely delivery.
Analyse traffic trends and identify potential partners for web content promotion and distribution and build partnerships with them.
Publish content and facilitate discussions on social media platforms.

Competencies and Expertise

Core Competencies

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 Expertise in supporting and implementing strategies to increase the visibility of an organization among target audiences.
Public Information and External Relations Political Acumen Understanding of political sensitivities and strategies to avoid them.
Publishing Proofreading High command of written English and another UN official language.
Language and Conference Services Translating Expertise in content and web site localization, computer assisted translation and the management of translation workflows.

Qualifications, Experience and Language skills

Bachelor's Degree - University degree in translation/communications/marketing or a related field.

At least two years of experience in public affairs, translation or a related field.
Excellent command of English, and translator-level expertise in at least one more UN language.
Knowledge of news trend per region and relevant news outlets and online communication platforms in these languages.

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 $ 19639, 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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