Associate Drupal Developer, Vienna, Austria

Organization: IAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency

Country: Austria

City: Vienna

Office: IAEA Vienna, Austria

Closing date: Friday, 1 October 2021

Associate Drupal Developer (P2)

( 2021/0448 (203422) )

Organization: OPIC-Web, Digital Media and Public Info. Materials Section

Primary Location: Austria-Vienna-Vienna-IAEA Headquarters

Job Posting: 2021-08-13, 2:49:44 PM

Contract Type : Temporary Assistance


Probation Period : 1 Year

Organizational Setting

The Director General’s Office (DGO) provides leadership and coordination for all IAEA activities at the executive level for meeting Member States‘ needs, and achieving a one-house approach and a results-based management.The Office for Public Information and Communication provides objective, accurate and timely information about the IAEA and nuclear developments that fosters public understanding of the IAEA’s global roles. It also provides advice to the Director General on relations with the media and organizes press briefings. The Office coordinates the communication activities for the rest of the house and assists in the media aspects of major IAEA events and conferences.The Web, Digital Media and Public Information Materials Section has corporate responsibility for the editorial management, creation and development of information products with a particular focus on the web, digital media, internal communications and cross-departmental promotional material.

Main Purpose

The Associate Drupal Developer internally named as Associate Web Developer develops and maintains functional and stable web applications to meet the IAEAs needs. He/she maintains the content management system of the web site in good working order.


The Associate Web Developer (1) drafts technical specifications for web development based on stakeholder interviews and needs assessment, (2) develops and tests software modules for the web content management system of the IAEA web site and (3) provides comprehensive documentation of the web site codebase. He/she fixes bugs to ensure that the web site remains in good working order, patches modules and acts on software vulnerability advisories related to the underlying content management system and supports the migration of content and pulling of content feeds from external sources.

Functions / Key Results Expected

The IAEA has a unique responsibility to disseminate accurate and objective information on its activities and the results of its work. This post contributes to this goal through the technical development and maintenance of the web site.

Research and draft technical specifications for web software development.

Develop and/or customize web software modules to meet the Agency’s needs. Test new functionality and deliver and commit clean code to the codebase, building code and libraries that are reusable for future use.

Fix any bugs to ensure proper and optimal functioning of the content management system and the web site.

Patch software modules and act on software vulnerability advisories related to the content management system.

Provide comprehensive documentation of the web site codebase.

Assist the OPIC team in meeting the needs of content presentation and searchability.

Support content migration and the pulling of content feeds from external sources.

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.

Judgement/decision making

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

Partnership building

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

Required Expertise

Function Name Expertise Description

Information Technology

Application Architecture

Experience in designing, implementing, improving and maintaining, as well as technical analysis of applications and components.

Information Technology

HTML/Web Tools and Technologies

Thorough knowledge of HTML, CSS and content management tools.

Information Technology

User Acceptance Testing

Experience in testing applications, prior to customer delivery, for functionality and usability using real-world scenarios.

Information Technology

Web Development

Experience in developing and customizing content management system modules using the Drupal framework.

Qualifications, Experience and Language skills

A first level university degree in software development or a related field.

At least two years of experience in web software development using the Drupal framework.

Excellent oral and written command of English. Knowledge of other official IAEA languages (Arabic, Chinese, 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 $ 24207*, 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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