Associate Project Officer (Radioecology Laboratory), Monaco

Organization: IAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency

Country: Monaco

Field location: Monte Carlo, Monaco

Office: IAEA-EL - Environment Laboratories Monaco

Closing date: Wednesday, 14 October 2020

Associate Project Officer (Radioecology Laboratory) (P2)

( 2020/0428 (080559) )

Organization: NAEL-Radioecology Laboratory

Primary Location: Monaco-Monaco-Monaco-IAEA Environment Laboratories in Monaco

Job Posting: 2020-09-16, 9:10:55 AM

Contract Type : Fixed Term

Extrabudgetary

Probation Period : 1 Year

Organizational Setting

The Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications implements the IAEA’s Major Programme 2, ‚Nuclear Techniques for Development and Environmental Protection‘. This Major Programme comprises individual programmes on food and agriculture, human health, water resources, environment and radiation technologies. These programmes are supported by laboratories in Seibersdorf, Monaco and Vienna. The Major Programme’s objective is to enhance the capacity of Member States to meet basic human needs and to assess and manage the marine and terrestrial environments through the use of nuclear and isotopic techniques in sustainable development programmes.

The IAEA Environment Laboratories Division consists of four laboratories, three of which are located in Monaco and one in Seibersdorf. The Division supports Member States in enhancing their capacity to use nuclear and isotopic techniques to understand marine, terrestrial and atmospheric environmental processes and dynamics, and to identify and address environmental problems caused by radioactive and non-radioactive pollutants and climate change. The Radioecology Laboratory’s mission is to improve knowledge about the behaviour and fate of radionuclides and other contaminants in the environment, with a particular emphasis on the biosphere. It aims to assist and enhance Member States‘ capabilities in the field of radioecology and its applications to ecotoxicology and biogeochemistry.

Main Purpose

As a member of a team reporting to the Laboratory Head and Project Manager of the Peaceful Uses Initiative (PUI) project ‚Ocean Acidification International Coordination Center (OA-ICC)‘, the Associate Project Officer (Radioecology Laboratory) provides assistance in project management, reporting and analytical support within the different working areas, with the objective of effective, efficient, and timely implementation of the project.

Role

The Associate Project Officer (Radioecology Laboratory) is: (1) a project coordinator, preparing, reviewing, and maintaining detailed schedules of project activities, developing and maintaining project tracking tools for resource allocation and status of activities and contributing to the preparation of project reports, consisting of summaries of all activities performed during the course of the project; (2) an analyst, evaluating, extracting, and consolidating data from documentation, and; (3) a presenter of performance and results.

Functions / Key Results Expected

Monitor the implementation of project activities.

Liaise with counterparts and partners on project implementation issues.

Liaise with Communication Units (MTPI and Communication Specialist, Office of the Deputy Director General NA) on communication issues to increase the visibility of OA-ICC.

Analyse problems arising in the course of project implementation and recommend solutions for issues identified.

Collect, analyse, evaluate and consolidate project information and contribute to development of project monitoring tools and systems.

Prepare narrative progress reports and status reports on allocation and use of resources.

Evaluate project results against performance indicators, derive the lessons learnt and contribute to preparation of the final programme report.

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Serve as Secretary of the OA-ICC Advisory Board.

Contribute to improving the OA-ICC website.

Assist in training and supervising the work of the OA-ICC Project Assistants (Communication Assistant and Data Curator).

When necessary, represent the Project at meetings and conferences.

Competencies and Expertise

Core Competencies

NameDefinition

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.

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.

Functional Competencies

NameDefinition

Client orientation

Establishes effective relationships with clients to understand and meet or exceed their needs. Finds ways to ensure client satisfaction.

Commitment to continuous process improvement

Identifies opportunities for process, system and structural improvement as well as improving current practices, increasing effectiveness and achieving efficiency gains. Actively supports the application of sound quality management standards and process improvement.

Judgement/decision making

Consults with supervisor/manager and makes decisions in full compliance with the Agency’s regulations and rules.

Required Expertise

FunctionNameExpertise Description

Management and Programme Analysis

Information Collection and Analysis

Ability to collect and analyse information.

Management and Programme Analysis

Project Management

Ability to coordinate, develop and implement projects.

Management and Programme Analysis

Reporting

Ability to prepare project reports.

Qualifications, Experience and Language skills

University degree in science (oceanography, marine ecology, marine biology, or a related field) public or business administration or other related field.

Minimum of two years of related experience, including project management experience, 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.

Remuneration

The IAEA offers an attractive remuneration package including a tax-free annual net base salary starting at US $47895 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), a variable post adjustment which currently amounts to US $ 26342*, 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

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