Monte Carlo, Monaco
IAEA-EL – Environment Laboratories Monaco
Project Assistant (Web and Databases)(G4)
( 2019/0569 (080627) )
Organization: NAEL-Radioecology Laboratory
Primary Location: Monaco-Monaco-Monaco-IAEA Environment Laboratories in Monaco
Job Posting: 2019-11-04, 7:39:48 AM
Contract Type : Fixed Term
Probation Period : 1 Year
Initial contract of 12 months but with a possibility of extension subject to the availability of funds.
The Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications implements the IAEA’s Major Programme 2, ‘Nuclear Techniques for Development and Environmental Protection’. This Major Programme comprises individual programmes on food and agriculture, human health, water resources, environment and radiation technologies. These programmes are supported by laboratories in Seibersdorf, Monaco and Vienna. The Major Programme’s objective is to enhance the capacity of Member States to meet basic human needs and to assess and manage the marine and terrestrial environments through the use of nuclear and isotopic techniques in sustainable development programmes.
The IAEA Environment Laboratories Division consists of four laboratories, three of which are located in Monaco and one in Seibersdorf. The Division supports Member States in enhancing their capacity to use nuclear and isotopic techniques to understand marine, terrestrial and atmospheric environmental processes and dynamics, and to identify and address environmental problems caused by radioactive and non-radioactive pollutants and climate change.The Radioecology Laboratory’s mission is to improve knowledge about the behaviour and fate of radionuclides and other contaminants in the environment, with a particular emphasis on the biosphere. It aims to assist and enhance Member States’ capabilities in the field of radioecology and its applications to ecotoxicology and biogeochemistry.
As a member of a team reporting to the Project Manager (Section Head of the Radioecology Laboratory) of the Peaceful Uses Initiative (PUI) project ‘Ocean Acidification International Coordination Centre (OA-ICC)’, the Project Assistant maintains the OA-ICC news stream and bibliographic database, and provides communication and logistical support (e.g. preparation of communication products, and support of meeting organization) within the different working areas of the OA-ICC, with the overall objective of developing, implementing, and continuously improving a successful communication and dissemination strategy and tools. The Project Assistant also supports the coordination of the IAEA-supported Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (GOA-ON) in collaboration with staff based at IOC-UNESCO and the NOAA Ocean Acidification Program.
Functions / Key Results Expected
- Maintain, update and improve the content and style of the OA-ICC project website, news stream and bibliographic database within established standards and web publishing processes.
- Prepare drafts (text and layout) of project communication material, such as flyers, posters and presentations.
- Draft and implement input for the design of appropriate communication tools including the use of new technologies (publication of a quarterly newsletter, social media, podcasts etc.), that meet stakeholder needs; and contribute to the design and formatting of brochures and PowerPoint presentations under the supervision of the Section Head of the Radioecology Laboratory and the Associate Project Officer.
Adapt communication material to the needs and interests of stakeholders.
Provide administrative and organizational assistance in the organization of project meetings, conferences, training courses and other events as needed by liaising with partners and participants.
- Support the Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (GOA-ON), under the supervision of the Project Manager and the Associate Project Officer, and in collaboration with partners at IOC-UNESCO and the NOAA Ocean Acidification Program (e.g. web site content, social media, data portal).
Competencies and Expertise
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.
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.
Gathers and analyses information, identifying critical relationships and patterns among data and proposes workable solutions.
Establishes effective relationships with clients to understand and meet or exceed their needs. Finds ways to ensure client satisfaction.
Able to remain calm in emotionally charged situations. Accepts constructive feedback in a positive manner and is able to cope with setbacks.
Qualifications, Experience and Language skills
- Completed secondary education.
- Minimum of four years of experience related to communication and websites or related fields, preferably in an international setting.
- Knowledge of the process of ocean acidification and its consequences an asset.
- Good oral and written command of English. Knowledge of other official IAEA languages (French) is an asset.
- English language test (Level 2) to IAEA standard.
The IAEA offers an attractive remuneration package including a tax-free annual net base salary starting at EUR 35608 (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.
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.