The International Atomic Energy Agency is an international organization that seeks to promote the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and to inhibit its use for any military purpose, including nuclear weapons.
Work at IAEA
IAEA offers a dynamic, multicultural work environment. Its staff comes
from over 100 countries and works in a wide range of technical and
IAEA is a great place to work. Our mandate has been summarized as Atoms
for Peace. Today, our mandate could be better understood as Atoms for
Peace and Development.”
IAEA Director General, Yukiya Amano
IAEA has a world-class, diverse and multi-disciplinary workforce. With
more than 2,500 staff working in a wide range of nuclear and related
disciplines, it draws on their expertise to ensure the peaceful use of
nuclear material and application of nuclear techniques for sustainable
The Agency’s Headquarters is in Vienna, Austria, where the majority
of staff is located.
The IAEA also maintains regional offices in Toronto
and Tokyo, liaison offices in New York and Geneva, and research
laboratories in Seibersdorf, Austria, and in Monaco.
The IAEA offers a variety of work arrangements
to meet the needs of its diverse staff. This includes flexible working
hours, part-time work and job-sharing arrangements. The IAEA has a
generous benefits and entitlements package, including paid time off,
maternity and paternity leave, health insurance, a pension programme,
education grants, and other benefits, which are determined by type of
IAEA Competency FrameworkThe IAEA Competency Framework
is a model that broadly describes performance excellence within the
Agency. It includes a number of competencies that are applied to
multiple occupational roles within the organization. Each competency
defines, in generic terms, excellence in working behaviour; this
definition then establishes the benchmark against which staff are
assessed. This competency framework communicates which behaviours are
required, valued, recognized and rewarded with respect to specific
occupational roles. It is used in the life cycle of employment,
including recruitment and is an integral part of the job description.