Technical Reviewer (P2), Vienna, Austria

Organization: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

Country: Austria

City: Vienna, Austria

Office: IAEA Vienna, Austria

Closing date: Monday, 12 April 2021

Technical Reviewer(P2)

( 2021/0196 (127675) )

Organization: NAHU-Division of Human Health

Primary Location: Austria-Vienna-Vienna-IAEA Headquarters

Job Posting: 2021-03-29, 2:24:39 PM

Contract Type : Monthly Short Term


Probation Period : No Probation

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 Division of Human Health is organized into four Sections whose objectives are to enhance the capabilities of Member States to address needs related to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of health problems through the development and application of nuclear techniques within a framework of quality assurance.

Main Purpose

The Technical Reviewer provides professional support and assistance for the review and submission of scientific/technical manuscripts and advocacy materials. The Technical Reviewer coordinates the preparation and submission of scientific articles to peer review journals in accordance to the IAEA and International standards.


The Technical Reviewer is: (1) an adviser to originators (both staff and external authors) of scientific/technical publications and advocacy/promotional items, providing support during the preparation of manuscripts and other materials to be published; (2) a publications assistant ensuring that relevant publishing policies, rules and guidelines are applied in a consistent manner; (3) a divisional focal point ensuring that publications are developed, reviewed, approved and issued in the most efficient and timely manner; (4) a coordinator for Divisional input to regular Agency publications (NTR, AL, etc); (5) a communications focal point for NAHU.

Functions / Key Results Expected

Review scientific and technical manuscripts, in close liaison with subject matter experts, to clarify technical issues.

Review/organize material developed by technical experts regarding order, clarity, style and terminology.

Prepare illustrations, indexing, cataloguing material, references and undertake editorial quality control of documents for publications.

Draft information materials (e.g. brochures, flyers) and coordinate events (e.g. Divisional Seminars, Insight Series, etc.).

Edit electronic educational materials developed by the Division.

Identify developments in specific fields to determine the need for revision in previously published materials and development of new materials.

Competencies and Expertise

Core Competencies

Name Definition

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

Name Definition

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

Function Name Expertise Description


Editing/Technical Editing

Experience in developing/contributing to the preparation of scientific/ technical manuscripts and advocacy materials.


Natural Sciences

Background in a scientific discipline.


Peer Review

Experience as a reviewer for a peer review journal an advantage.

Qualifications, Experience and Language skills

Bachelor’s Degree

Publishing or Sciences An advanced degree is an asset.

Two years of relevant experience in the publishing environment required with experience in technical reviewing and/or scientific editing.

Experience in coordinating the delivery of quality publications.

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


The IAEA offers an attractive remuneration package including a tax-free annual net base salary starting at US $48805 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), a variable post adjustment which currently amounts to US $ 24256*, dependency benefits, rental subsidy, education grant, relocation and repatriation expenses; 6 weeks‘ annual vacation, home leave, pension plan and health insurance


Applications from qualified women and candidates from developing countries are encouraged

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. Testing may be part of the recruitment process

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