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Consultant – Technical Cooperation (TC) Programme Support


  • Organization: IAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency
  • Location: Vienna
  • Grade: Consultancy - International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: Closed

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This advertisement will be used for multiple consultancies, one for each regional division (Division for Africa, Division for Asia and the Pacific, Division for Europe and Division for Latin America and the Caribbean).

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 and the Caribbean), the Division of Programme Support and Coordination 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.

Main Purpose

Under the overall direction of the Director and under the direct guidance of the Section Heads, the Consultant will provide expertise to the team in developing, managing, and implementing the TC programmes and advising on programmatic and socio-economic issues and development conditions in assigned countries. Building on his/her knowledge and experience, he/she provides insight to the Division in elaborating concepts and/or develops new approaches and methodologies to meet complex and/or sensitive situations in programme delivery.

Functions / Key Results Expected

  • Provide inputs and expertise by assessing and interpreting the political, social and economic environment of the assigned countries in relation to the Country Programme Frameworks [CPFs] by addressing TC strategy and policy issues; in collaboration with PMOs and Member State institutions, technical departments and other partners, support in designing programmes/projects integrating best practices and innovative policies and strategies and applying quality management standards and a result-based approach.
  • Assess relevant progress reports on the achievement of project results in line with quality management criteria; identify lessons learned and propose adaptions and innovations to monitoring and assessment mechanisms and tools; monitor programme/project budgets, certify project disbursements to ensure that delivery is in line with approved project budgets and that delivery levels are met.
  • In close collaboration with the PMOs, provide expertise towards project implementation, establishing collaborative relationships with Member State institutions and recommending innovative approaches to project execution and capacity building; ensure the timely and effective implementation of human resource and equipment components.
  • Contribute to increasing awareness of TC and to resource mobilization activities by proposing projects requiring additional funding and identifying funding options in cooperation with the Partnership and Resource Mobilization Section (TCCT-PRM).
  • Prepare narratives with examples of best practices and success stories, as well as replicable strategies and approaches, and actively share and apply this knowledge.
  • Perform other related duties and tasks as assigned by the Director.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in management or in a scientific area, preferably in nuclear sciences or another relevant technical field. Advanced university degree is an asset.
  • Minimum of five years of experience in the development and management of technical cooperation programmes, preferably in the nuclear field. 
  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English. Knowledge of another UN official language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) desirable.


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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