Project Assistant (G4), Vienna, Austria

Organization: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

Country: Austria

City: Vienna, Austria

Office: IAEA Vienna, Austria

Closing date: Wednesday, 3 February 2021

Project Assistant(G4)

( 2021/0052 (020065) )

Organization: TCAF-Africa Section 2

Primary Location: Austria-Vienna-Vienna-IAEA Headquarters

Job Posting: 2021-01-06, 11:59:22 AM

Contract Type : Fixed Term


Probation Period : 1 Year

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.

The Division for Africa is responsible for planning, programming, implementing and monitoring the IAEA’s technical cooperation programme in the 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.

Main Purpose

Under the supervision of the Section Head and as an active member of project and country teams, the Project Assistant provides clerical support to Programme Management Officers in the Section and initiates processing actions in all phases of the programme cycle.

Functions / Key Results Expected

Contribute to the processing of project management related tasks such as requests for expert recruitment, fellowship training, meetings, training courses, procurement, and expert mission reports;
Draft correspondence of a routine nature, e.g. letters to Member States, host government agreements, invitations for participation in meetings, and responses to inquiries, ensuring correctness in terms of format, grammar and spelling;
Input data into Agency Contacts, update and maintain databases and retrieve information to produce reports, graphs, charts, and statistics;
Organize, maintain and update an efficient filing system, including opening electronic and physical files for fellowships;
Make arrangements for all project related staff travel.

Competencies and Expertise

Core Competencies


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.


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.


Actively contributes to achieving team results. Supports team decisions.

Functional Competencies


Analytical thinking

Gathers and analyses information, identifying critical relationships and patterns among data and proposes workable solutions.

Client orientation

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

Knowledge sharing and learning

Actively seeks opportunities to learn by formal and informal means; learns from others, adopting and sharing best practice.

Required Expertise

FunctionNameExpertise Description

Administrative Support

Correspondence and Written Communication

Ability to draft correspondence, correct documents and present information.

Administrative Support

Data Management

Sound numerical skills, accuracy and ability to pay attention to details.

Administrative Support

Filing and Archiving

Ability to organize filing for easy retrieval by all authorized users.

Administrative Support

MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)

Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office 2010.

Administrative Support

Travel Management

Strong ability to deal with tasks related to meetings, appointments, travel and follow-up.

Qualifications, Experience and Language skills

Completed secondary education.

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Minimum of four years of relevant working experience in a clerical/administrative position, some of which in an international organization.

Experience in project or personnel administration.

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

English language test (Level 2) to IAEA standard.


The IAEA offers an attractive remuneration package including a tax-free annual net base salary starting at EUR 40992 (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.


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.