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Expert/Lecturer Technical Cooperation Programme

Field | station

  • Organization: IAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency
  • Location: Field | station
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date:

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 (TCPC) 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.

Main Purpose

The IAEA technical cooperation (TC) programme is the main mechanism through which the IAEA delivers services to its Member States. Through the programme, the IAEA helps Member States to build, strengthen and maintain capacities in the safe, peaceful and secure use of nuclear technology in support of sustainable socioeconomic development. TC projects provide expertise in fields where nuclear techniques offer advantages over other approaches, or where nuclear techniques can usefully supplement conventional means.

Under the supervision of the Programme Management Officer and the Technical Officer of TC projects, TC experts provide specialized on-the-job training, assist project counterparts in developing technical analyses and offer recommendations towards achieving TC project objectives. TC experts may also participate in training courses as lecturers that transfer technical knowledge and skills to training course participants, providing lectures, exercises etc.

Qualified experts worldwide who are available for short-term and/or temporary assignments are invited to register and create their Candidate Profile.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Candidates must have expertise in at least one of the following areas\: 

  • Energy
  • Industrial applications/radiation technology
  • Safety and security
  • Health and nutrition
  • Food and agriculture
  • Water and the environment
  • Nuclear knowledge development and management 

Education, Experience and Language Skills

Candidates must have a university degree and be fluent in at least one of the IAEA’s working languages (English, French and Spanish); working knowledge of the other UN official languages (Arabic, Chinese, and/or Russian) is an asset.



The remuneration for expert assignments depends on the assignment and the expert’s qualifications and ranges between €300 and €480 per day.

Further details on the duration, duty station, organizational context and qualification requirements may and will be provided to one or more preselected experts/lecturers for a specific assignment at the discretion of IAEA responsible staff



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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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.