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Job Description

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING APPLICATION DEADLINE: Please note that the closing date for submission of applications is indicated in local time as per the time zone of the applicant's location.

This is a re-opening of the vacancy. Applicants who have already submitted their application do not need to re-apply. All existing applications are still under consideration.

Organizational Setting

The Division of Information Technology provides support to the IAEA in the field of information and communication technology (ICT), including information systems for technical programmes and management. It is responsible for planning, developing and implementing an ICT strategy, for setting and enforcing common ICT standards throughout the Secretariat and for managing central ICT services. The IAEA's ICT infrastructure comprises hardware and software platforms, and cloud and externally-hosted services. The Division has implemented an IT service management model based on ITIL (IT Infrastructure Library) and Prince2 (Projects in a Controlled Environment) best practices.The Infrastructure Services Section (ISS) is responsible for implementing, maintaining, and administering the ICT systems and services for high availability; designing, implementing, and operating IT security services; and managing the data centre. The platforms include Microsoft Windows servers, Linux servers, Oracle EBS infrastructure, data storage, and transmission networks, serving more than 2500 staff, as well as over 10000 external users around the world. The Section includes three Units: Network and Telecommunications, Enterprise Systems, and Security Systems.

Main Purpose

Reporting to the Unit Head, the IT Systems Technician acts as the primary operator and administrator for particular areas in the IT infrastructure such as networking, system configuration and monitoring. Furthermore, the IT Systems Technician actively participates in the day to day operations of the IAEA’s ICT systems and participates in specialised ICT-projects undertaken by the Division.

Functions / Key Results Expected

Perform specialised operational and system administration tasks related to integration, implementation and maintenance of IT infrastructure, including configuration, monitoring, troubleshooting and resolving incidents and problems of a complex nature:
•Provide second level support for IT Service Desk calls within agreed Service Level Agreement (SLA) time frames.
•Work independently in planning, preparing for, installing, configuring and maintaining hardware and software, following IAEA standards and IAEA configuration, change and release management standards.
•Provide technical expertise and technical support in specialised IT projects in particular with regard to development, integration and implementation of new ICT systems by supporting the technical planning and implementation of specialist products, and creating/updating technical documentation.
•Work proactively and independently in ensuring the availability, capacity, performance and security of the ICT services including hardware and software within an agreed range of key performance indicators.
•Provide technical resolutions, workarounds and recommendations for incidents and problems assigned or identified in the course of work, such as eliminating false positives in the system monitoring functions or analysing and configuring performance/capacity aspects of an ICT system.

Competencies and Expertise

Core Competencies(Competency Framework)

Name Definition
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.
Communication 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.
Teamwork Actively contributes to achieving team results. Supports team decisions.

Functional Competencies

Name Definition
Analytical thinking Analyses information to identify cause and effect relationships and correlations. Identifies critical elements and assesses consequences of different courses of action and proposes solutions.
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.
Resilience Maintains a high level of performance when facing pressure and uncertainty. Able to remain calm and self-controlled, and to respond logically and decisively in difficult situations.
Technical/scientific credibility Ensures that work is in compliance with internationally accepted professional standards and scientific methods. Provides scientifically/technically accepted information that is credible and reliable.

Required Expertise

Function Name Expertise Description
Information Technology IT Hardware Installation and Maintenance Hands on experience in day to day operational support in the areas of ICT system installation, configuration and maintenance.
Information Technology IT Network Administration Cisco networking, PALO Alto firewalls, Solarwinds monitoring tools, network cabling, HP servers and storage
Information Technology Information Security Strong knowledge of Information Security.

Qualifications, Experience and Language skills

Completed secondary education (high school or a technical school).

Internationally recognized certification of IT Service Management such as ITIL is desirable;

Internationally recognized foundation certification of Project Management such as Prince2 is desirable.

Minimum of six years of relevant hands on experience providing ICT technical operational support, including ICT user support, installation, configuration and maintenance of ICT systems in a large enterprise environment.

Excellent oral and written command of English. Knowledge of other official IAEA languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish) is an asset.


The IAEA offers an attractive remuneration package including a tax-free annual net base salary starting at EUR 61171 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), 6 weeks' annual vacation, pension plan and health insuranceMore information on the conditions of employment can be found at:

General Information

  • The IAEA’s paramount consideration in the recruitment of staff member is to secure employees of the highest standards of efficiency, technical competence and integrity.
  • Staff Members shall be selected without any unfair treatment or arbitrary distinction based on a person’s race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, disability, age, language, social origin or other similar shared characteristic or trait.
  • The IAEA is committed to gender equality and to promoting a diverse workforce.
  • Recruitment will be on a LOCAL BASIS only.
  • 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.
  • The IAEA has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and the IAEA, including sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.

Evaluation process

  • The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the selection criteria stated in the vacancy announcement. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information. Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise, which may be followed by a competency-based interview.
  • Candidates under serious consideration for selection may be subject to reference and background checks as part of the recruitment process.

Appointment information

  • Appointment is subject to a satisfactory medical report.
  • Staff members may be assigned to any location.
  • Candidates appointed to posts in the Professional and higher categories are subject to IAEA rotation policy and their maximum tour of service shall normally be seven years.
  • 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.

This position is no longer open.