The Department of Nuclear Safety and Security (NS) formulates and implements the IAEA's nuclear safety and security programme, which encompasses the Agency's activities to protect people and the environment from radiation exposure and responds to the needs of its Member States related to nuclear safety and nuclear security.
The Division of Nuclear Security (NSNS) is responsible, upon request, for establishing, coordinating and implementing the IAEA's nuclear security programme to protect against, detect and respond to nuclear security events and threats thereof.
NSNS comprises four Sections :
The Nuclear Security of Materials and Facilities Section (MAFA) is responsible, upon request, to assist States for activities related to implementation of the CPPNM and its Amendment and the Code of Conduct on Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources, establishing and sustaining nuclear security systems and measures for nuclear material, other radioactive material, associated facilities and associated activities being under regulatory control.
These activities include developing nuclear security guidance consistent with relevant binding and non-binding international instruments, as well as assisting Member States in implementing their effective nuclear security legislative and regulatory frameworks.
The Section performs assessment and provides advice through the International Physical Protection Advisory Service and expert missions, assists human resource development, including education and training through international, regional and national training courses and workshops, develops methodologies and promotes dialogue and cooperation through consultancy meetings, Coordinated Research Projects and technical meetings, and assists security upgrades.
The Radioactive Material Security Unit is responsible for performing activities related to nuclear security of radioactive material in use and storage, associated facilities and activities, including secure lifecycle management of disused sealed radioactive sources, and the technical implementation of the Code of Conduct on Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources and its supplementary guidance documents.
Under the supervision and the guidance of the Unit Head (Radioactive Material Security), and in close cooperation with colleagues from IAEA’s Divisions of Radiation Transport and Waste Safety (NSRW) among others, the Senior Nuclear Security Officer (Regulatory Infrastructure) will lead the technical implementation of nuclear security components of complex, multi-disciplinary, technical assistance projects and activities aimed at supporting States in establishing and strengthening their national regulatory infrastructure for radiation safety and the security of radioactive material.
In addition, the Senior Nuclear Security Officer (Regulatory Infrastructure) will be responsible for providing high-level technical backstopping for selected activities in the same area, such as the preparation of technical and international guidance documents, and for organizing training events and leading assessment and advisory missions.
Further, he / she will be expected to provide support to the development of States Integrated Nuclear Security Support Plans (INSSP) and to the implementation of actions to support these Plans.
and (5) a liaison between representatives of national regulatory bodies and other competent authorities in States, experts and senior representatives in the field of infrastructure for radiation safety and security of radioactive material.
Functions / Key Results Expected
Competencies and Expertise
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.Teamwork
Actively contributes to achieving team results. Supports team decisions.
Name Definition Judgement / decision makingConsults with supervisor / manager and takes decisions in full compliance with the Agency’s regulations and rules.
Makes decisions reflecting best practice and professional theories and standards.Partnership buildingIdentifies and builds partnerships.
Develops and maintains long lasting partnerships to strengthen relationships. Delivers programmatic outputs and acquires resources in support of Agency goals.
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.
Function Name Expertise Description Radiation, Transport and Waste SafetyApplication of Safety StandardsGood knowledge of IAEA Safety Standards.
Radiation, Transport and Waste SafetyCode of Conduct on the Safety and Security of Radioactive SourcesIn-depth knowledge of the Code of Conduct for the Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources and its Supplementary Guidance.
Security of Radioactive SourcesLicensing and InspectionsExperience in the authorization and inspection process for security of radioactive material and associated facilities, and in the drafting and review of regulations.
Nuclear SecurityNational Nuclear Security RegimesIn-depth knowledge of international guidance related to the security of radioactive material.
Management and Programme AnalysisProgramme ManagementProven experience in analyzing technical data and States’ needs in the field of radiation safety and / or security of radioactive material, and in the design and implementation of technical assistance projects.
Qualifications, Experience and Language skills
Excellent oral and written command of English. Fluency in French is highly desirable. Knowledge of other official IAEA languages (Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish) is an asset.
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. Aspart 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 appointmentat 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.
Testingmay be part of the recruitment process