Associate Safeguards Information Analyst
Vienna, Austria
vor 8 Tg.

Organizational Setting

The Department of Safeguards is the organizational hub for the implementation of IAEA safeguards. The IAEA implements nuclear verification activities for some 180 States in accordance with their safeguards agreements.

The safeguards activities are undertaken within a dynamic and technically challenging environment including advanced nuclear fuel cycle facilities and complemented by the political diversity of the countries.

  • The Department of Safeguards consists of six Divisions : three Operations Divisions : A, B and C, for the implementation of verification activities around the world;
  • three Technical Divisions : Division of Concepts and Planning, Division of Information Management, and Division of Technical and Scientific Services;
  • as well as two Offices : the Office of Safeguards Analytical Services and the Office of Information and Communication Services.

    The main objective of the Department is to maintain and further develop an effective and efficient verification system in order to draw independent, impartial and timely safeguards conclusions, thus providing credible assurances to the international community that States are in compliance with their safeguards obligations.

    The departmental operating environment is interactive, participative and dynamic with continuous inputs received from the Board of Governors, the General Conference, policy-

    and decision-makers, as well as counterparts in Member States and in the international development community.

    The Division of Information Management comprises four Sections and provides the Department of Safeguards with data processing services, secure information distribution, information analysis and knowledge generation necessary to draw independent, impartial and soundly based safeguards conclusions.

    Main Purpose

    Reporting to the Section Head, the Associate Safeguards Information Analyst (Open Source) supports the IAEA’s verification mission by contributing to the State evaluation process within the Department of Safeguards and by providing analytical reports to the State evaluation groups in support of safeguards verification.

    The increasing quantity of open source information of relevance to safeguards requires extensive review and analysis in order to contribute to the drawing of safeguards conclusions.

    The Associate Safeguards Information Analyst (Open Source) will participate in the collection, review, and analysis of open source information and will assist other staff members in producing reports and other products for dissemination within the Department.


  • The Associate Safeguards Information Analyst (Open Source) is : (1) a team member, contributing to projects assigned by the Section Head;
  • 2) a researcher / analyst, developing analytical methodologies and applying analytical techniques in an independent manner;
  • 3) a collaborator, providing information to other Divisions within the Department of Safeguards.

    Functions / Key Results Expected

  • Develop research methodologies to address assigned open source research tasks and work with Section staff members to identify additional research issues and tasks.
  • Identify sources of information of relevance to safeguards and to the assigned research tasks, collecting and reviewing information, and consulting with other staff members on its evaluation.
  • Support the State evaluation process and in-field verification activities by assessing and disseminating relevant open source information.
  • Assist in design and information analysis for safeguards open source databases.
  • Collaborate with Section staff in conducting open source analysis and document the results of the analysis in research reports, documents, and other forms.
  • Participate in meetings to brief recipients on the results of the open source information analysis.
  • Competencies and Expertise

    Core Competencies

    Name Definition Planning and OrganizingPlans 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. CommunicationCommunicates 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 ResultsTakes 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. TeamworkActively contributes to achieving team results. Supports team decisions.

    Functional Competencies

    Name Definition Analytical thinkingGathers and analyses information, identifying critical relationships and patterns among data and proposes workable solutions.

    Judgement / decision makingConsults with supervisor / manager and makes decisions in full compliance with the Agency’s regulations and rules.

    Knowledge sharing and learningActively seeks opportunities to learn by formal and informal means; learns from others, adopting and sharing best practice.

    ResilienceAble to remain calm in emotionally charged situations. Accepts constructive feedback in a positive manner and is able to cope with setbacks.

    Technical / scientific credibilityAcquires and applies new skills to remain up to date in his / her area of expertise. Reliably applies knowledge of basic technical / scientific methods and concepts.

    Asset Expertise

    Function Name Expertise Description SafeguardsNuclear Fuel Cycle / Nuclear FacilitiesKnowledge of the nuclear fuel cycle, technical aspects of nuclear non-

    proliferation and nuclear material accounting SafeguardsSafeguards System, BasicKnowledge of the concepts of strengthened safeguards and verification processes.

    Qualifications, Experience and Language skills

  • Bachelor's Degree - University degree in science (e.g. physics, chemistry), technology (e.g. nuclear, mechanical or other engineering), or in areas of relevance to non-proliferation studies.
  • Minimum of two years of experience in nuclear non-proliferation, information collection and analysis, or nuclear research.
  • Experience in the use of information collection, processing and analysis techniques, including the use of advanced text retrieval techniques and complex databases.
  • Demonstrated experience in preparing reports and communications on technical subjects with the ability to respond rapidly to new information requirements.
  • Excellent oral and written command of English. Knowledge of other official IAEA languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) is an asset.
  • Remuneration

  • The IAEA offers an attractive remuneration package including a tax-free annual net base salary starting at US $47322 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), a variable post adjustment which currently amounts to US $ 21058 *, dependency benefits, rental subsidy, education grant, relocation and repatriation expenses;
  • 6 weeks' annual vacation, home leave, pension plan and health insurance

    Applications from qualified women and candidates from developing countries are encouraged

    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.

    Staff members may be assigned to any location. 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.

    Testing may be part of the recruitment process

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