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Learning Specialist(P3)

Vienna (Austria)

  • Organization: IAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency
  • Location: Vienna (Austria)
  • Grade: P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Nuclear Technology
    • Administrative support
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Education, Learning and Training
  • Closing Date: 2021-09-28

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Organizational Setting

The Division of Human Resources (MTHR), within the Department of Management, plans, acquires and manages human resources to effectively implement the IAEA programmes. It thus delivers the full spectrum of human resource services, including HR organizational development and planning, talent acquisition and development, performance management, and administration of compensation and benefits. The Division serves a multicultural workforce of approximately 2300 people from diverse scientific, technical, managerial and professional disciplines.The HR Management Section (HMS) provides HR services to the Agency and advice to managers in the areas of recruitment, learning and development, staff relations and the business partner approach.


Main Purpose


Reporting to the Learning & Development Specialist and working closely with the Leadership Development Coordinator (LDC), the Learning Specialist is responsible for the creation and maintenance of learning materials and resources for the leadership development programs and related learning. The Learning Specialist is a key contributor to the development of innovative training solutions, evaluates the effectiveness of the material, ensures that courses are in line with new developments and trends in the field of learning, and facilitates increased accessibility to cost-effective training methodology.




The Learning Specialist is\:
1) a technical expert in learning/adult education and instructional design, including development, design, testing, implementing and evaluating innovative learning programmes.
2) an experienced trainer; identifying training needs and develop courses to meet those needs.
3) a project manager, acting as the interface between subject matter experts and graphic design professionals.


Functions / Key Results Expected


• Create curricula, using creative, engaging learning activities and compelling course content that enhances retention and transfer; work with subject matter experts to develop evidence-based learning programs.
• State instructional end goals and create content that matches them – both classroom and virtual learning; visualize instructional graphics, design user interface, and ensure the finished product is compliant to client needs.
• Apply tested instructional design theories, practice, and methods and creates supporting material/media (audio, video, simulations, role plays, games etc).
• Incorporate assessments and evaluations into the (e)learning modules to test learner's comprehension of the topics and appreciation of the courses and ensure a process of continuous improvement.
• Facilitate workshops and conduct training sessions; facilitate group process, strategy and learning sessions.

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 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.
Knowledge sharing and learning Actively seeks learning opportunities and actively shares knowledge and information with others; shares specialized knowledge, skills and learning from experience across different situations and contexts effectively.
Technical/scientific credibility Ensures that work is in compliance with internationally accepted professional standards and scientific methods. Provides scientifically/technically accepted information that is credible and reliable.

Required Expertise

Function Name Expertise Description
Management and Programme Analysis Programme Management Expertise in leading teams, building partnerships and recognizing the contribution of others. Strong planning and organizational skills to set clearly defined objectives, plan activities and monitor performance against deadlines and milestones.
Training Training Design Ability to assess training needs and translate them into effective training curricula and e-learning modules. Knowledge of training methodologies a strong asset.
Training Training Implementation Expertise in planning, implementing and evaluating technical training courses and e-Learning modules.

Asset Expertise

Function Name Expertise Description
Information Technology Application Architecture Expertise in learning development, including the use of e-Learning platforms.
Management and Programme Analysis Programme Management Experience in design and delivery of management/leadership development programs.


Qualifications, Experience and Language skills


- University degree in human resources, education, educational technology, communications or other related field. Advanced university degree in these fields and/or certificate in instructional design is an asset.

- Minimum five years of experience in the design, delivery and management of learning materials and courses for management/leadership development; management of the learning and knowledge platforms, and developing or assisting in the delivery of virtual/distance learning courses; of which three years of experience in instructional design with demonstrated knowledge of instructional design methodology and adult learning theories.
- Excellent knowledge of learning theories and instructional design models and Lesson and curriculum planning skills.
- Basic HTML and Flash programming knowledge; solid knowledge of course development software and at least one cloud-based Learning Management System.
- Visual design skills (Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator) and ability to storyboard, ability to write effective copy, instructional text, audio scripts/video scripts.
- Experience developing AICC/SCORM compliant eLearning and publishing content on a learning management platform.
- Demonstrated knowledge of leading practices for systems training and successful adoption of organizational change.

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 $62120 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), a variable post adjustment which currently amounts to US $ 30874, 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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