IAEA Interview Questions

Updated Mar 10, 2015
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    Section-Head (P V) Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Vienna (Austria)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 11+ monthsinterviewed at IAEA (Vienna (Austria)) in June 2014.

    Interview

    Application (via e-recruiting system) beginning of December, 2013. Confirmation via Mail and status "selecting process in progress".
    Job has been withdrawed in March (no active information only saw it while checking the job-status) and was re-published also in March 2014. Second Application for the same job. Confirmation via Mail and status "selecting process in progress".
    Mid June 2014: Mail that I have been selected to the next stage: an asynchronous interview.
    Mid November 2014: Denial

    Interview Questions

    • What is your experience in designing and implementing projects for and in developing countries? Please give an example of a challenge you encountered in the implementation of a project. How did you deal with ist and what was the outcome? (4 Minutes to answer - asynchronous)   Answer Question
    • Please describe your people management experience, and give us some insights into your management style. (2 Minutes to answer - asynchronous)   Answer Question
    • Please describe a significant partnership(s) which you were personally responsible for developing. (3 Minutes to answer - asynchronous)   Answer Question
    • 2 Minutes to add any further comments you may have.   Answer Question
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    Programmer Officer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at IAEA in December 2014.

    Interview

    Applied online. Video interview (Sonru) 2 weeks after close of vacancy advert. 2nd round of interviews through video conferencing with a panel of 4. Took about 45 minutes. Told to wait for 6 to 8 weeks for a final decision.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about a project that you managed in developing countries, some of the challenges and how you addressed the challenges.   Answer Question
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    Supervisory Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 9+ monthsinterviewed at IAEA in September 2012.

    Interview

    The post was advertised on their website and applications done on their website. After a few months a competency-based interview was done remotely. Then a few months letter a competency-based interview done via video-conferencing.

    Interview Questions

    • Since this was competency-based interview all the regular questions were present. At the end the panel asked whether I had anything to add that would enhance my candidature. The answer I gave should have been more comprehensive.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    It was basically non-negotiable

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    Section Head Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at IAEA.

    Interview

    Submission-time questions for further screening (online).
    A 1 hour written examination
    In-person interviews

    Interview Questions

    • The questions were very general and I would have expected something more specific. The service management questions were almost non-existent. The written examination was far more difficult and yet somehow easier to answer the questions because they were less about "me" and more about "the work". The in-person interview was all about getting to know me as the candidate.   Answer Question
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    Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vienna (Austria)
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a year or moreinterviewed at IAEA (Vienna (Austria)) in January 2009.

    Interview

    The hiring process is slow, takes in most cases about a year, and there are about 200 CVs for every post. First there is a computerized matching based on electronic filtering, then review by the managers, then a panel interview with final selection. Average interview 10 questions in front of a 5 person panel. Note that the visa sponsoring capability of the UN means that you are in competition with a global market.

    Interview Questions

    • Standard questions - but focus on what you did (I) and not the team (we)   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation - everything is set to UN standards. Be careful - if you are sponsored by the US government (State Department) I have heard comments from them about the salaries of UN employees.

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    Procurement Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Fairly short and effective hiring and interview process for an international organization. The only entry is through application on their website. Shortlisted candidates will be called for a competency based interview which is the standard interview model in international organizations. The interview itself is conducted by a team of representatives from the Organization.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I put forward a counter offer and it was accepted in accordance with standard practice.

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    IT Systems Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Vienna (Austria)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at IAEA (Vienna (Austria)) in December 2011.

    Interview

    It was a video conference between me and a panel of 5 . 3 techies and 2 Hr officers.

    Interview Questions

    • describe the possible reasons why an SSH login is successful at one time and unsuccessful in a nother time despite using the right credentials   Answer Question

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