Project Officer (Comprehensive Cancer Control-TCCT) (P4), Vienna, Austria

Organization: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

Country: Austria

City: Vienna

Office: IAEA Vienna, Austria

Closing date: Wednesday, 29 March 2023

Project Officer (Comprehensive Cancer Control-TCCT)(P4)

( 2023/0082 (236048) )

Organization: TCCT-Division of Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy

Primary Location: Austria-Vienna-Vienna-IAEA Headquarters

Job Posting: 2023-03-01, 3:14:31 PM

Contract Type : Fixed Term


Probation Period : 1 Year

Full Competitive Recruitment : Yes

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 direct supervision of DIR-PACT, the Project Officer (Comprehensive Cancer Control) will oversee the planning, implementation, and tracking of an integrated approach to Member State initiation and expansion of radiation medicine and radiotherapy services in countries most at need through the IAEA’s Rays of Hope initiative which supports a one agency approach to the flagship initiative on cancer. This includes the establishment and strengthening of radiation safety and nuclear security infrastructure and provide quality control, guidance, training, and equipment. The Rays of Hope initiative combines several elements into a set of interventions that build on and complement each other in order to maximise impact.


The Project Officer (Comprehensive Cancer Control) is: (a) a project manager, overseeing project activities are developed, coordinated and implemented in the most efficient and effective manner in line with quality management standards; (b) a substantive expert contributor, developing tailored services and the necessary processes, tools and mechanisms for their implementation; (c) an analyst, reviewing and analysing complex information from a broad range of sources (d) an adviser to the direct supervisor and other managers on the needs of Member States and how to best address them in full cooperation with internal and external partners; and (e) a coordinator and focal point to ensure full alignment of project activities.

Functions / Key Results Expected

Oversee all activities related to the implementation of the Rays of Hope initiative.

Create a detailed project plan identifying and sequencing its activities and including a schedule that effectively allocates available resources. Support Integrated Work Plan development and monitoring.

Coordinate updates according to the integrated project plan, document project activities and ensure that all project information is appropriately filed and secured.

Develop and maintain networks with internal partners and partnerships with national institutions and relevant stakeholders.

Assess progress towards the achievement of project results in line with quality management standards. Identify lessons learned and propose adaptations and innovations to monitoring and assessment mechanisms and tools.

Establish a communication schedule and prepare updates for internal/external stakeholders on progress achieved vs. planned and produce relevant progress reports.

Liaise with the Resource Mobilisation Section to ensure project proposals and funding needs are related to integrated project plans.

Act as a focal point or resource person, where needed, for cross-departmental issues relating to the project.

Competencies and Expertise

Core Competencies

Name Definition


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.

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.

Functional Competencies

Name Definition

Judgement/decision making

Consults with supervisor/manager and takes decisions in full compliance with the Agency’s regulations and rules. Makes decisions reflecting best practice and professional theories and standards.

Knowledge sharing and learning

Actively seeks learning opportunities and actively shares knowledge and information with others; shares specialized knowledge, skills and learning from experience across different situations and contexts effectively.

Partnership building

Identifies and builds partnerships. Develops and maintains long lasting partnerships to strengthen relationships. Delivers programmatic outputs and acquires resources in support of Agency goals.

Required Expertise

Function Name Expertise Description

Management and Programme Analysis

Information Collection and Analysis

Analyses information to identify cause and effect relationships and correlations. Identifies critical elements and assesses consequences of different courses of action and proposes solutions.

Management and Programme Analysis

Partnership Development

Builds relevant strategic partnerships and alliances with key stakeholders and partners. Identifies areas of common interest and recommends opportunities for collaboration and joint initiatives.

Management and Programme Analysis

Programme Management

Designs programmes/projects that support the achievement of development goals and identifies sustainable approaches.

Management and Programme Analysis

Project Management

Promotes capacity-building measures in programme/project design and implementation.

Management and Programme Analysis

Strengthening Institutional Capacity for Sustainability and Self-Reliance

In-depth understanding of the needs of Member States and ability to apply programme tools and approaches for meeting them.

Qualifications, Experience and Language skills

Master’s Degree

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

A first level university Degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) in the above educational areas plus three additional years of relevant work experience, may be accepted in lieu of the Advanced Degree.

A minimum of seven years of proven hands-on working experience in project/program management or public health administration at international level.

Work experience both in the public and private sector, preferably in the field of international development programmes is desirable.

Several years of work experience in a multinational context requiring complex coordination with multiple stakeholders.

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 $75602 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), a variable post adjustment which currently amounts to US $ 33567*, 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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