Programme Officer (CCRPS) (P3), Vienna, Austria 284 views

Programme Officer (CCRPS)(P3)

( 2019/0577 (209690) )

Organization: TCCT-Cancer Control Review and Planning Section

Primary Location: Austria-Vienna-Vienna-IAEA Headquarters

Job Posting: 2019-11-08, 11:09:21 AM

Contract Type : Temporary Assistance


Probation Period : 1 Year

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 overall guidance of the Director of PACT and the direct supervision of the Section Head PACT Cancer Control Review and Planning Section (SH-PACT CCRPS), the Programme Officer (CCRPS) contributes knowledge and professional skills to the development and implementation of PACT programmatic activities in the overall context of the IAEA’s technical cooperation efforts. This involves close cooperation with the TC Regional Divisions in the gathering and coordination of demand for PACT services raised by Member States, in particular through the establishment and renewal of Country Programme Frameworks (CPFs). He/she also proposes methodologies for prioritisation of PACT activities in case of limited funds, ensures appropriate monitoring and reporting and works in cooperation with the PACT Resource Mobilisation Section towards securing additional extrabudgetary resources for unfunded project requests.


The Programme Officer (CCRPS) is: (1) a project manager, ensuring that all programmatic activities around preparing project proposals and gathering Member States’ project demands are developed, coordinated and implemented in the most efficient and effective manner in line with quality management standards, the results-based approach and available approaches for other technical cooperation activities such as CPF; (2) a technical specialist, contributing to the development of tailored PACT services and the necessary processes, tools and mechanisms to satisfy emerging demand from Member States; (3) an adviser to the Director of PACT, the Section Head PACT CCRPS and other managers on needs of Member States and how to best address them in full cooperation with internal and external partners; and (4) a coordinator and focal point to ensure full alignment of the PACT programme planning approach with that of other parts of the Department Technical Cooperation (TC) and Department of Nuclear Science and Applications (NA).

Functions / Key Results Expected

Serve as a focal point for the programmatic planning process for CCRPS in close cooperation with the other Section in PACT.

Contribute to the development of sound programmatic initiatives by assessing the capacity building needs of Member States in the areas of cancer prevention, early detection and curative and palliative treatment, identifying potential partnership opportunities and linkages with Member State institutions on a national, subregional, regional or interregional basis and presenting relevant project proposals.

Contribute to the detailed planning, resource prioritisation and resource planning process for CCRPS, and ensure programmatic and financial resource planning are sufficiently dovetailed to ensure a sound basis for strategic and credible fundraising activities.

Research, identify, and assess opportunities for synergies with other IAEA technical cooperation activities and with the activities of partner organisations.

Provide advice to SH-CCRPS with regard to CCRPS/PACT planning processes and the overall service portfolio for Programme Management Officers in TC in their work with Member States.

Prepare technical documentation and proposals for meetings, expert missions and other activities related to the oversight of existing projects with a view to intensify partnerships and external cooperation.

Review, update and consistently implement methods to ensure systematic, regular and transparent reporting on all CCRPS activities and results.

Competencies and Expertise

Core Competencies


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


Client orientation

Helps clients to analyse their needs. Seeks to understand service needs from the client’s perspective and ensure that the client’s standards are met.

Commitment to continuous process improvement

Plans and executes activities in the context of quality and risk management and identifies opportunities for process, system and structural improvement, as well as improving current practices. Analyses processes and procedures, and proposes improvements.

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.

Required Expertise

FunctionNameExpertise Description

Management and Programme Analysis

Guidance Development

Knowledge of international health care delivery systems.

Management and Programme Analysis

Programme Management

Sound knowledge of programme/project design, monitoring and evaluation.

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

University degree in international development, public health, public/business administration or management.

Minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in programme development and management, preferably in an international setting and with a focus on health development.

Previous experience in the development of professional service offerings and/or programme design, monitoring and evaluation highly desirable.

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 $60233 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), a variable post adjustment which currently amounts to US $ 23611*, dependency benefits, rental subsidy, education grant, relocation and repatriation expenses; 6 weeks’ annual vacation, home leave, pension plan and health insurance

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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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