General Service staff members comprise approximately 1100 of the Agency's staff and provide the IAEA with administrative, technical and scientific support. Their organizational abilities, interpersonal skills and responsiveness to logistical and administrative requirements make an indispensable contribution to the smooth running of the Agency.
All General Service candidates are recruited on a LOCAL BASIS, which means that they legally reside in the country of the duty station at the time of application.
General Service Staff positions are advertised through vacancy notices on the IAEA's web site.
Temporary Assistance Assignments
In order to provide qualified candidates to Divisions in need of temporary assistance (i.e. sick leave replacement, heavy work load), the Recruitment Unit keeps a roster of suitable administrative support staff and secretaries for this purpose. Working for a short time at the IAEA is a great opportunity for learning and getting a feel for the Agency's work environment, as well as for enhancing chances for fixed-term appointments. Temporary Assistance Assignments are adviersted through vacancy notices on the IAEA's web site.
All General Service fixed-term posts are advertised through vacancy notices on the IAEA's web site and filled on a competitive basis. The initial period of appointment is one year, of which the first six months are subject to a period of probation.
The IAEA normally hires General Service staff members with relevant experience in the following fields:
The main duty of a laboratory technician is to provide assistance to senior laboratory staff. This could include:
The main duty of a secretary is to provide administrative and secretarial support to one or more senior staff. This could include:
Programme Management Assistant
The main duty of a majority of assistant positions is to provide administrative support in the implementation of programmes. This could include:
Administrative Support Staff
The majority of administrative support staff positions include both administrative and financial support to one or more senior staff. This could include:
All candidates must possess the required relevant work experience in their field, preferably in an international work environment.
Good knowledge of both verbal and written English is essential; knowledge of another official Agency language (i.e. Arabic, Chinese, French, Spanish, Russian) is an advantage. Testing may be part of the recruitment process.
Conditions of Employment
The IAEA offers a competitive package of benefits and entitlements.
For more information, see Conditions of Employment for General Service Staff →
Working at the IAEA
Being part of the IAEA's staff is a unique experience.
For more information, see Working at the IAEA →
How to Apply
Before applying, the IAEA advises you to make sure that your profile matches the requirements of the job you are applying for, as set out in the vacancy notice, before submitting your application for a specific vacancy or a general application for General Services.
Also please check if the location of the vacant post corresponds to your place of residence. For example, if you submit your application for a post at IAEA Headquarters in Vienna, you must reside in Austria.