Team Assistant

International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
2nd March, 2021


Job Description

The Department of Nuclear Safety and Security (NS) formulates and implements the IAEA's nuclear safety and security programme, which encompasses the IAEA's activities to protect people and the environment from radiation exposure, and responds to the needs of its Member States related to nuclear safety and nuclear security.

The Office of Safety and Security Coordination (NSOC) is located in the Office of the Deputy Director General, Head of the Department. Its mission is to ensure the technical consistency and effective coordination of the IAEA's activities in the nuclear, radiation, transport and waste safety and nuclear security programmes. NSOC comprises three Sections: the Programme and Strategy Coordination Section, the Networks Management and Partnership Section and the Safety Standards and Security Guidance Development Section.

The mission of the Network Management and Partnership Section (NMPS) is to ensure the further development of the Global Nuclear Safety and Security Framework by facilitating knowledge management, knowledge networks and capacity building. The section will also act as a focal point of contact for extrabudgetary projects with donors, partners and IAEA internal organizational units and will provide for a departmental level monitoring and evaluation of all extra budgetary projects, by ensuring compliance with donor requirements and IAEA internal rules and guidelines.

Main Purpose

Reporting to a Section/Unit Head/Supervisor and providing support to a group of Professionals, the Team Assistant contributes to the efficient operation of the office by providing assistance and advice on the administrative practices and procedures.

Functions / Key Results Expected

Correspondence and Records Management

  • Draft standard correspondence according to corporate communication guidelines.
  • Format letters, reports, technical documents, manuscripts, newsletters and other material in accordance with standard operating procedures.
  • On the basis of general instructions, search office files and records and select information for use by the supervisor(s) in preparing correspondence, reports, project or programme plans.
  • Prepare graphs, charts and other visual aids for use by the supervisor(s) or experts in seminars, meetings, workshops and presentations. May prepare and format documents for Internet publication.
  • Responsible for the work unit's Records Office in terms of: maintaining file lists, finding aids, paper and electronic files according to corporate standards, liaising with ARMS (Archives and Records Management Section) staff on records management issues, providing information to colleagues on records management standards and practices, facilitating paper file transfers and retrievals, and ensuring the proper handling of records of separating staff members.

Meetings and logistics

  • Make arrangements for internal/external meetings, seminars and other events. This may require such activities as the implementation of logistics, preparation of invitation letters and the typing, compilation and distribution of working documents and other material. Take and prepare minutes and/or notes of internal meetings.
  • Make travel and hotel arrangements, prepare travel authorizations/claims for the supervisor(s) and/or participants and compile, calculate and prepare cost estimates.

Administrative activities

  • Input, retrieve and assemble information into/from databases using commercial or IAEA specific software applications.
  • May calculate and prepare standard limited components of the programme and budget (e.g. printing requirements, consultancies) and the financial plan for the Unit/Section and may keep track of the financial budget/expenditure of the Unit/Section.
  • Update and maintain information databases, such as mailing lists, document tracking systems and management reporting systems on the status and completion of work plans.
  • On behalf of the supervisor, may distribute work among the other support staff of the Section, explaining work methods, assisting with routine problems and checking work in progress to ensure compliance with administrative rules and regulations.
  • Provide required support and/or backup to staff in executive offices.

Qualifications, Experience and Language skills

  • Completed secondary education.
  • Minimum of four years of general office support experience, some of which in an international environment.
  • Good oral and written command of English. Knowledge of other official IAEA languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) is an asset.
  • English language test (Level 2) to IAEA Standard.

Source:https://iaea.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=2021/0134%20(138282)


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