Team Assistant

Job Overview

Team Assistant(G4)  (2020/0423 (016894))

Organization

: SGIM-Declared Information Analysis Section

Primary Location

: Austria-Vienna-Vienna-IAEA Headquarters

Job Posting

: 2020-09-10, 2:11:49 PM

Closing Date

: 2020-10-08, 11:59:00 PM

Duration in Months: 36
Contract Type: Fixed Term – Regular
Probation Period: 1 Year
  

Organizational Setting

 

The Department of Safeguards is the organizational hub for the implementation of IAEA safeguards. The IAEA implements nuclear verification activities for some 180 States in accordance with their safeguards agreements. The safeguards activities are undertaken within a dynamic and technically challenging environment including advanced nuclear fuel cycle facilities and complemented by the political diversity of the countries.

The Department of Safeguards consists of six Divisions: three Operations Divisions: A, B and C, for the implementation of verification activities around the world; three Technical Divisions: Division of Concepts and Planning, Division of Information Management, and Division of Technical and Scientific Services; as well as two Offices: the Office of Safeguards Analytical Services and the Office of Information and Communication Services.

The main objective of the Department is to maintain and further develop an effective and efficient verification system in order to draw independent, impartial and timely safeguards conclusions, thus providing credible assurances to the international community that States are in compliance with their safeguards obligations. The departmental operating environment is interactive, participative and dynamic with continuous inputs received from the Board of Governors, the General Conference, policy- and decision-makers, as well as counterparts in Member States and in the international development community.

The Division of Information Management comprises four Sections and provides the Department of Safeguards with data processing services, secure information distribution, information analysis and knowledge generation necessary to draw independent, impartial and soundly based safeguards conclusions.


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.

Competencies and Expertise

Core Competencies

NameDefinition
Planning and OrganizingPlans 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.
CommunicationCommunicates 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 ResultsTakes 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.
TeamworkActively contributes to achieving team results. Supports team decisions.

Functional Competencies

NameDefinition
Analytical thinkingGathers and analyses information, identifying critical relationships and patterns among data and proposes workable solutions.
Client orientationEstablishes effective relationships with clients to understand and meet or exceed their needs. Finds ways to ensure client satisfaction.
Judgement/decision makingConsults with supervisor/manager and makes decisions in full compliance with the Agency’s regulations and rules.
Knowledge sharing and learningActively seeks opportunities to learn by formal and informal means; learns from others, adopting and sharing best practice.
ResilienceAble to remain calm in emotionally charged situations. Accepts constructive feedback in a positive manner and is able to cope with setbacks.

Required Expertise

FunctionNameExpertise Description
Administrative SupportCorrespondence and Written CommunicationAbility to draft routine correspondence and correct documents in accordance with established standards and requirements
Administrative SupportGuidance and TrainingAbility to provide training and guidance to newly recruited office support staff, advising them on the administrative practices and procedures
Administrative SupportMS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)Proficiency in MS Office and the ability to use databases


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.


Remuneration

The IAEA offers an attractive remuneration package including a tax-free annual net base salary starting at EUR 40992 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), 6 weeks’ annual vacation, pension plan and health insurance

Appointment is subject to a satisfactory medical report. Recruitment will be on a LOCAL BASIS only. Outside applicants are required to supply to the IAEA or to authorize it to seek all information relevant to their suitability for employment by the IAEA. Testing may be part of the recruitment process.
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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): IntegrityProfessionalism 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.
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