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 and the Caribbean), 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 Division of Asia and the Pacific is responsible for planning, programming, implementing and monitoring the IAEA’s technical cooperation programme in the region, in line with the IAEA Statute, and the guiding principles and policies on technical cooperation, and operational guidelines. The Division responds to developmental priorities in Member States through effective programme management, increased Member State engagement, partnership building and improved coordination in the region.
Under the supervision and guidance of the Section Head, the Programme Management Officer develops and manages programmes and projects in the area of nuclear technology based on Member States' development needs.
As an active member of project and country teams, the Programme Management Officer provides high-quality professional inputs and exercises a high degree of operational leadership in developing and implementing the TC programme. He/she applies expert knowledge of established programme policies and procedures and effectively uses existing programming tools and mechanisms in a frequently changing, high-pace environment.
Functions / Key Results Expected
Assess and interpret the political, social and economic environment of assigned countries and provide inputs to Country Programme Frameworks addressing TC strategy and policy issues. In collaboration with Member State institutions, technical departments and other partners, design programmes/projects integrating best practice and innovative policies and strategies and applying quality management standards and a results-based approach.
Assess progress and report on 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.
Expedite and coordinate project implementation, establishing collaborative relationships with Member State institutions and recommending innovative approaches to project execution and capacity building. Ensure the timely and effective implementation of human resource and equipment components.
Develop and maintain networks and partnerships with national institutions and UN development agencies in order to contribute to increasing awareness of TC. Contribute to resource mobilization activities, proposing projects requiring additional funding and identifying funding options.
Contribute to the documentation of knowledge by proposing examples of best practices and success stories, as well as replicable strategies and approaches, and actively share and apply this knowledge.