Executive Assistant, Vienna, Austria
Organization: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
City: Vienna, Austria
Office: IAEA Vienna, Austria
Closing date: Sunday, 27 September 2020
( 2020/0385 (010616) )
Organization: TCEU-Division for Europe
Primary Location: Austria-Vienna-Vienna-IAEA Headquarters
Job Posting: 2020-08-16, 10:00:00 PM
Contract Type : Fixed Term
Probation Period : 1 Year
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.
The Division for Europe is responsible for planning, programming, implementing and monitoring the IAEA’s technical cooperation programme in the Europe and Central Asia region, in line with the IAEA Statute, and the guiding principles and policies on technical cooperation, and operational guidelines. The Division responds to developmental priorities in Member States through effective programme management, increased Member State engagement, partnership building and improved coordination in the region.
The Executive Assistant manages the office support in the Division, ensuring its smooth functioning, and provides executive assistance to the Director.
Functions / Key Results Expected
Correspondence and Records Management
Receive, review and screen all incoming correspondence and documents, perform preliminary checks for accuracy and completeness, and ensure that correspondence is routed to the appropriate officer or area for action and/or information, retaining items which require the Director’s attention, attaching information as needed and maintaining a follow-up system.
Compile the Division’s responses and reports according to corporate communication guidelines and ensure adherence to deadlines; draft standard and non-routine correspondence, prepare meeting minutes and type reports and documents as required.
Ensure the Division’s records of all media are maintained, stored and accessible according to corporate standards. As the Records Office Coordinator (ROC), assign and coordinate Records Office responsibilities, identify and recommend to ARMS (Archives and Records Management Section) process improvements relating to correspondence and records management, liaise with ARMS staff on records management issues, provide information to colleagues on records management standards and practices, facilitate electronic and paper file transfers and retrievals, and monitor records management exit procedures.
Identify and recommend related process improvements, utilizing central services and technology.
Meetings and logistics
Coordinate activities and travel Â provide logistical support for the Director’s activities, such as making travel arrangements, scheduling appointments and meetings and assembling background material required for the above activities.
Review travel requests for accuracy and forwarding to the Administrative Assistant. Prepare quarterly travel plans.
Maintain the Time, Attendance and Leave Management System (TAMS) for the Division and manage overall administration of the Director’s office (procurement, supplies, equipment, and furniture requests).
Maintain, update and monitor some of the Division’s costs, such as printing, translation and publications requests.
Administer the office space arrangements of the Division and maintain awareness of secure areas.
Provide guidance, instruction, and support to other General Service staff throughout the Division/Office, and coordinate such assignments as office coverage.
Provide required support and/or backup to staff in executive offices.
Provide backup to the Administrative Assistant.
Competencies and Expertise
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.
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.
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.
Gathers and analyses information, identifying critical relationships and patterns among data and proposes workable solutions.
Establishes effective relationships with clients to understand and meet or exceed their needs. Finds ways to ensure client satisfaction.
Able to remain calm in emotionally charged situations. Accepts constructive feedback in a positive manner and is able to cope with setbacks.
Correspondence and Written Communication
Ability to draft routine correspondence and correct documents in accordance with established standards and requirements
Discretion and Respect for Confidentiality
Ability to act with tact, diplomacy, discretion and respect for confidentiality
Guidance and Training
Ability to provide training and guidance to newly recruited office support staff, advising them on the administrative practices and procedures
MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
Proficiency in MS Office and the ability to use databases
Qualifications, Experience and Language skills
High School Diploma -
Minimum of five years of general office support experience, some of which in an international environment.
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 EUR 47422 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), 6 weeks‘ annual vacation, pension plan and health insurance
Appointment is subject to a satisfactory medical report. Recruitment will be on a LOCAL BASIS only. Outside applicants are required to supply to the IAEA or to authorize it to seek all information relevant to their suitability for employment by the IAEA. Testing may be part of the recruitment process.
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