Procurement Officer, Vienna, Austria

Organization: IAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency

Country: Austria

City: Vienna

Office: IAEA Vienna, Austria

Grade: P-2

Closing date: Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Procurement Officer(P2)

( 2021/0453 (018706) )

Organization: MTPS-Office of Procurement Services

Primary Location: Austria-Vienna-Vienna-IAEA Headquarters

Job Posting: 2021-08-25, 8:02:20 AM

Contract Type : Fixed Term


Probation Period : 1 Year


Organizational Setting

The Department of Management (MT) provides a ‚platform of services‘ that serves as a foundation for the successful delivery of the IAEA’s scientific and technical programmes. Its mission statement is as follows: "MT is a partner and a business enabler that champions change and efficiency, leveraging a common purpose". Thus, among other support activities, it assists a scientific manager in recruiting the right expert, helps a technical officer coordinate the purchase of radiation equipment, and ensures that all Board documents are translated and distributed on a timely basis to Member States.

The Office of Procurement Services procures goods and services with over 100M Euros per year, a third of which is for delivery to counterparts in Member States, and the remainder is for delivery to the IAEA’s Headquarters in Vienna, and its offices and laboratories. The Division procures, among others, specialized construction services, specialized equipment for use in the wide range of areas related to nuclear and radioactive technologies, activities and material, including medical area, as well as various laboratory supplies and analytical instruments.

Main Purpose

Reporting to the Team Leader, the Procurement Officer is responsible for the procurement of a variety of commercially-available goods and services.


The Procurement Officer is a contracting authority within delegated limits and negotiation authority. Specifically, he/she is: a Specialist in the procurement of a specific range of commodities and services;
an agent promoting the principles of best value for money at all stages of the procurement cycle; and

an analyst reviewing existing policy, processes and procedures and recommending improvements.

Functions / Key Results Expected

Research and analyse the market, demand, stakeholders, and requirements and propose procurement approach.

Prepare routine procurement plans, initiate and follow through on procurement projects.

Prepare and issue tenders and contracts for goods, equipment and services.

Guide evaluation committee members through the tender process.

Document results in a procurement plan for approval by management and exercise signatory authority for procurements up to Euro 80 000.

Award and manage the contract during the post-award period by monitoring completion timelines and approved contracted budget, ensuring key performance indicators are documented and tracked.

Meet with vendors to discuss performance issues that may have occurred.

Keep abreast of best practices and make recommendations for continuous process and policy improvements.

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

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.

Partnership building

Develops and maintains partnerships needed for his/her work. Establishes and nurtures positive relations with partners and stakeholders.

Persuasion and influencing

Expresses ideas and suggestions in a clear manner and demonstrates the ability to successfully persuade and influence others.

Required Expertise

Function Name Expertise Description

Administrative Support

Data Management

Ability to analyze information, identify critical elements, assess consequences of different courses of action and draw logical conclusions.

Administrative Support

Guidance and Training

Ability to actively share knowledge and information with others and adopt a learning approach towards work through training, mentoring or networking.

Procurement Services

Oracle Procurement

Familiarity using Oracle Procurement/iProc will be an asset.

Procurement Services


Ability to be open to new ideas, understand the need for change, and adapt accordingly. Ability to identify and propose solutions to challenges.

Qualifications, Experience and Language skills

University degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Commerce, Engineering, Law or other relevant discipline.

Minimum two years of relevant professional experience, preferably in an international environment or in a company related to Agency’s mandate.

Some knowledge of international trading practices and of a sector related to the Agency’s mandate is an advantage.

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 $ 23963*, 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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