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Consultant - Results Based Management

Vienna

  • Organization: IAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency
  • Location: Vienna
  • Grade: Consultancy - International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Accounting (Audit, Controlling)
  • Closing Date: Closed

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Organizational Setting

 

The Department of Nuclear Safety and Security (NS) formulates and implements the IAEA's nuclear safety and security programme, which encompasses the Agency's activities to protect people and the environment from radiation exposure and responds to the needs of its Member States related to nuclear safety and nuclear security.

The Division of Nuclear Security (NSNS) is responsible for establishing, coordinating and implementing the IAEA's nuclear security programme to protect against, detect and respond to criminal acts or acts of nuclear terrorism and threats thereof. NSNS comprises four Sections\:

•Nuclear Security of Materials Outside of Regulatory Control Section
•Nuclear Security of Materials and Facilities Section
•Information Management Section
•Programme Development and International Cooperation Section

The Programme Development and International Cooperation Section (PDIC) provides support to the overall planning and coordination of the work of the Division including responsibility for and management of the Nuclear Security Fund, the evaluation of results, financial matters; and interaction with and reporting to donors. PDIC assists in the development and promotion of nuclear security through development of IAEA guidance in nuclear security, promotion of relevant international legal instruments, facilitating nuclear security working and advisory groups, and providing Divisional communications and outreach support. The Section assists in human resource development in nuclear security for Member States, coordinating and advising on overall strategy, methodology and evaluation development for the Division's education and training programmes. It coordinates two collaborative Networks for nuclear security education and training, one for nuclear security academic and educational institutions (INSEN) and one for national Nuclear Security Support Centres (NSSCs).

The Programme, Budget and Reporting Unit supports the Division of Nuclear Security on programme and project formulation, output delivery, implementation and results-based evaluation and reporting. It coordinates across the Division and other relevant stakeholders to ensure the timely and accurate preparation of the Division of Nuclear Security's programme, budget and reporting, including activities carried out under the Nuclear Security Fund. It advises on and approves fund allocation and fund matching, balancing Member States' requests with donor contribution agreements and conditions. It monitors the programme and budget process, from planning to implementation and reporting, providing guidance for an effective and efficient results-based management of financial resources. The Unit utilizes a results based programming approach to provide Member States with high quality, well-focused and timely information on programmatic activities and to monitor and report on outcomes and achievements.  Within the context of IAEA's Partnership and Resource Mobilization Policy, the Unit applies a coherent resource mobilization plan for the Nuclear Security Fund (NSF), actively liaises with internal and external partners in the implementation of this plan and ensures systematic and transparent reporting on fundraising and related communication activities and results.
 

 

Main Purpose

 

The purpose of the consultancy is to advise and facilitate the exchange of information on the Division-wide programme design, implementation and evaluation approaches for results-based management. The consultant will review the programme portfolio for the Division and findings of the Task Force on Performance Measurement and Member State Needs Assessment (hereinafter – Task Force); develop Division-wide results framework/chain of results (including indicators) and link to projects accordingly working with all staff (including alignment in information systems); develop and conduct RBM training for all staff, including one-on-one hands-on mentoring/training.  The consultant will develop, monitor and report on progress in implementation. 

 

Functions / Key Results Expected

 

• Provide advice and guidance, from a results-based management perspective, on the development of standard projects premised on Nuclear Security Functional Areas and order of operations;
• Coordinate development of Key Performance Indicators for Nuclear Security Functional Areas.
• Provide expert input on quality assurance, which includes criteria and procedures for projects' formulation/tailoring to countries' needs; and identification of national, regional or interregional projects;
• Develop actionable solutions (with templates, where needed) to reinforce monitoring and evaluation during and after project implementation.
• Work with the IT team to adapt/reorganize information systems to Division's needs on planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting, ensuring smooth interface with existing financial tools.
• Provide group and individual hands-on expertise to implementation of changes, including conducting RBM training for all staff in line with the Agency-wide approach;
• Provide expert input and facilitate identification of detailed roles and responsibilities of NSNS staff, in particular, Programme, Budget and Reporting Unit in line with Responsibility Assignment Matrix developed by the Task Force and results-based management approach;
• Monitor, evaluate and report on progress in terms of outcomes.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

 

Required -

Core Competencies

Functional

  •    Change Management

Skills and Expertise

  •    Results-based management

  •    Guidance and Training

 

 

Qualifications and Experience

 

  •  Advanced University Degree in programme management, financial management, business administration, accounting or other related field.

  • Minimum of ten years' experience working in programme management in international settings.

  • Experience and knowledge of results-based management approaches and principles.

  • Experience in drafting change management guidance.

  • Experience in report writing.

  • Excellent oral and written command of English. Knowledge of other official IAEA languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) an asset.

 

Remuneration

The remuneration for this consultancy is a daily fee of up to a maximum of € 300, based on qualifications and experience. In case duty travel is required within the assignment, a daily subsistence allowance (DSA) and travel costs are provided. Health coverage and pension fund are the responsibility of the incumbent.

 

 

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