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Legal Officer (IAEA Legislative Assistance Programme) (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
    • Legal - Broad
    • Legal - International Law
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Disaster Management (Preparedness, Resilience, Response and Recovery)
  • Closing Date: 2021-06-28

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Organizational Setting

The Office of Legal Affairs, which reports directly to the Director General, provides legal services of the highest possible standards to the Director General, the Secretariat and to the organs and bodies of the IAEA, as well as to Member States, regarding the implementation of the IAEA's activities.
The Nuclear and Treaty Law Section provides legal advice and support to the Office of the Director General and the Secretariat in the areas of nuclear safety and security (including civil liability for nuclear damage), nuclear energy, nuclear applications and technical cooperation. It is also responsible for the IAEA's depositary function as well as the IAEA's legislative assistance programme, providing advice and training regarding legislative frameworks governing the safe and peaceful uses of nuclear energy to Member States.

 

Main Purpose

 

Under the guidance of the Section Head, the Legal Officer assists the Section Head and other officers in the Section in preparing legal instruments and documents and provides legal advice on the application or interpretation of such documents.

 

Role

 

The Legal Officer is (1) a specialist, providing high quality professional inputs to the legal support provided by the Nuclear and Treaty Law Section and (2) an advisor on the application and interpretation of international legal instruments governing the safe and peaceful uses of nuclear energy.

 

Functions / Key Results Expected

 

 

  • Drafts advice related to the application of international nuclear legal instruments adopted under IAEA auspices, in particular in the areas of nuclear safety, security and nuclear liability.
  • Reviews Member States' national nuclear laws within the IAEA's legislative assistance programme.
  • Conducts studies on international and nuclear law.
  • Represents OLA and delivers key lectures during IAEA missions and events including those to promote adherence to and implementation of international nuclear legal instruments adopted under IAEA auspices.
  • Assumes other duties as determined by the Section Head in the Section.

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
 
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.
 
Judgement/decision making Consults with supervisor/manager and takes decisions in full compliance with the Agency’s regulations and rules. Makes decisions reflecting best practice and professional theories and standards.
 
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
     
Legal Agency's Statute, Rules of Procedures, Regulations, Practices and Precedents Knowledge of and ability to analyse and apply the IAEA Statute, Rules of Procedure, Regulations, Practices and Precedent
     
Legal International Law Knowledge of the broad principles of public international and nuclear law
     
Legal Legal Drafts Ability to draft clear, concise documents setting out facts and arguments in an accurate manner
     
Legal Policy Development Ability to support policy development within the scope of the relevant legal framework

 

Qualifications, Experience and Language skills

 

  • Master's Degree - Advanced Law degree with good academic record.
  • At least five years' relevant experience, including several years at the international level.
  • Proven experience in preparing legal drafts.
  • Member of a national bar or equivalent.
  • Excellent oral and written command of English. Knowledge of other official IAEA languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) is an asset.

 

Remuneration

 

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 $ 31992, dependency benefits, rental subsidy, education grant, relocation and repatriation expenses; 6 weeks' annual vacation, home leave, pension plan and health insurance

 

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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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