Consultant (Grant Writer), Vienna, Austria

Organization: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

Country: Austria

City: Vienna, Austria

Office: IAEA Vienna, Austria

Closing date: Sunday, 4 July 2021

Consultant (Grant Writer)

( TAL-TCCT20210617-001 )

Organization: TCCT-Resource Mobilization Section

Primary Location: Austria-Vienna-Vienna-IAEA Headquarters

Job Posting: 2021-06-18, 9:55:52 AM

Contract Type : Special Service Agreement


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), 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 objective of PACT is to assist Member States, within the IAEA’s one-house approach to cancer control and working closely with regional Divisions in the Department of Technical Cooperation as well as other relevant Departments and Offices, to introduce, expand and improve their cancer care capacity by integrating radiotherapy into a comprehensive cancer control programme that maximizes its therapeutic effectiveness and public health impact. The Division of PACT is headed by the Director PACT, who reports to the Deputy Director General of the Department of Technical Cooperation.

Main Purpose

Under the overall guidance of Director PACT and the direct supervision of the Section Head of the Resource Mobilization Section (SH-PACT RMS), and in consultation with relevant divisions in the Department of Technical Cooperation and the IAEA at large, the Consultant (Grant Writer) contributes technical expertise to the writing and preparation of high-quality and compelling business case proposals to facilitate the Member States efforts towards mobilizing resources for their cancer control programmes.

Functions / Key Results Expected

Provide guidance to Member States with proposal writing and preparation of high-quality and sustainable grant proposal narratives, applications and supporting documents to facilitate the Member States‘ efforts towards mobilizing resources for their cancer control programmes. The proposal shall, amongst other, include the following key components: executive summary, background and justification, project results and implementation modalities, stakeholder assessment, risk management, ESG Analysis (environment, social factors, governance), budget and financial requirements (cost rationale, cash flow analysis, government co-sharing and resource mobilization strategy), sustainability, etc.

Ensure the proposals demonstrate being guided by existing national policy, priorities and direction, as well as capacity of national entities to see the project through implementation. Identify government cancer control management priorities, goals and objectives and incorporate findings in proposal.

Provide technical expertise to Member States in researching and identifying the potential fund/donor. Align the project proposal with the priorities and objectives of the specific fund/donor.

Provide technical expertise to Member States in identifying potential partners, including NGOs, UN agencies and government departments, to integrate the multi-stakeholder engagement into the proposal.

Provide technical expertise to Member States in designing the structure of the finance model and the selection of financial instruments.

Provide technical expertise to Member States in articulating project’s risks management and calculating returns to project’s investment through cost-benefit and economic analyses as well the value of saving lives as part of the socio-economic benefit for the country.

Review and extract key information from relevant international and national documents related to nuclear medicine, radiotherapy technology, including evaluation findings, and utilize findings in proposal.

Map existing government and IAEA monitoring and evaluation system; draft an M&E plan and define reporting indicators that will show progress and achievement of project’s results.

Provide guidance and technical expertise to Regional Development Banks on outreach and strategy.

Participate in other resource mobilization efforts as required, such as IFI engagement.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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Resource Mobilization

Guidance Development

Analytical Writing Skills

Member State Engagement

Information Collection and Analysis

Project Management

Qualifications and Experience

Advanced university degree in economics, finance, business, public administration, international relations, or any other related field.

Minimum of five years of proven hands-on working experience in fundraising, resource mobilization and project development preferably in the field of international human health, with progressive scope of responsibilities.

Excellent research, analytical, drafting, editing, presentation and communication skills, including the ability to effectively collect, analyze, synthesize, write high-quality proposals in a structured manner and to present technical data and information to policy makers, health authorities and other audiences.

Knowledge of and experience in public health / non-communicable diseases programme and clear comprehension of strategies, polices, guidelines and legislation.

Ability to establish effective professional relationships with government, external partners and fund/donors.

Experience conducting high level consultations with government, UN agencies, Civil society organizations, Financial Institutes.

E xcellent command of both spoken and written English is essential. Knowledge of other official IAEA languages (i.e. Arabic, Chinese, French, Spanish or Russian) an asset.


The remuneration for this consultancy is a daily fee of up to a maximum of 250, 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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