Senior Information and Computer Security Officer
Vienna, Austria
vor 14 Tg.

Organizational Setting

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 for coordinating and implementing the IAEA's nuclear security programme to protect against, detect and respond to criminal acts or acts of nuclear terrorism and threats thereof.

NSNS comprises four Sections :

  • Nuclear Security of Materials Outside of Regulatory Control Section
  • Nuclear Security of Materials and Facilities Section
  • Information Management Section
  • Programme Development and International Cooperation Section
  • The Information Management Section is responsible for the establishment and maintenance of the mechanisms required to collect, collate and analyse nuclear security related information required for the effective implementation of activities to strengthen the international nuclear security framework.

    The Section is responsible for maintaining the Incident and Trafficking Database and related information, as well as the system to develop and coordinate the implementation of Integrated Nuclear Security Support Plans.

    For this purpose, it liaises with other international organizations and Member States to enhance cooperation in and increase the outreach of nuclear security information.

    The Section is also responsible for implementing arrangements to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information.

    Main Purpose

    Under the direct supervision of the Section Head, the Senior Information and Computer Security Officer is responsible for designing, proposing, planning, and implementation of information and computer security activities as part of the nuclear security programme prescribed by the IAEA Nuclear Security Plan, approved by the Board of Governors, with specific focus on programmatic activities benefitting Member States related to their nuclear security regime.

    The Senior Information and Computer Security Officer develops, proposes, and implements the programme of activities, working within a team of nuclear security officers, to prioritize and implement these activities primarily based on needs identified by States in Integrated Nuclear Security Support Plans or other means.

    Additionally, the Senior Information and Computer Security Officer develops and implements the Division’s internal information and IT security activities in alignment with and support of the IAEA’s information and IT security programme


  • The Senior Information and Computer Security Officer is : (1) a programme planner and project integrator, managing programme planning, design and implementation of information and computer security activities, prescribed by the Nuclear Security Plan in support of Member States' needs, and monitoring implementation;
  • 2) a substantive and recognized expert in information and computer security specifically related to the nuclear industry, (3) a coordinator and manager of projects of particular technical complexity and / or sensitivity involving the participation of experts from Member States and other relevant international organizations and / or initiatives as well as inter-

  • agency collaborative projects; (4) a scientific secretary to international scientific meetings related to computer security as a component of nuclear security, overseeing the preparation and editing of scientific or technical reports, manuals, proceedings and other publications that provide information and computer security guidance for nuclear security regimes, as well as scientific or technical documentation and papers for discussions;
  • and (5) coordinator and developer of the Division's information and IT security programme in alignment with and support of the IAEA’s information and IT security programme.

    Functions / Key Results Expected

    Lead the development of the information and computer security programme of activities in accordance with the Nuclear Security Plan and Integrated Nuclear Security Support Plan (INSSP) requests in support of Member State activities to improve information and computer security as a component of nuclear security.

    Lead the development of information and computer security guidance, within the IAEA Nuclear Security Series of publications.

    Provide expert support to Member States’ efforts to establish effective information and computer security within their nuclear security regimes.

    Contribute to capacity building, including conduct of training, workshops, exercises and seminars related to information and computer security in States as a component of their nuclear security regimes.

    Lead the design and delivery of information and computer security activities specifically for the benefit of Member States.

    Represent the IAEA at national and international meetings as required; establish and maintain relationships with relevant international organizations, initiatives, committees and scientific societies.

    Conduct, as requested, information and computer security assessment missions and International Physical Protection Advisory Service (IPPAS) missions.

    Serve as the Divisional Information Security Officer, coordinating and developing the Division's information and IT security programme in alignment with and support of the IAEA’s information and IT security programme.

    Competencies and Expertise

    Core Competencies

    Name Definition 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. 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.

    Functional Competencies

    Name Definition Client orientationHelps clients to analyse their needs. Seeks to understand service needs from the client’s perspective and ensure that the client’s standards are met.

    Commitment to continuous process improvementPlans and executes activities in the context of quality and risk management and identifies opportunities for process, system and structural improvement, as well as improving current practices.

    Analyses processes and procedures, and proposes improvements. Technical / scientific credibilityEnsures that work is in compliance with internationally accepted professional standards and scientific methods.

    Provides scientifically / technically accepted information that is credible and reliable.

    Required Expertise

    Function Name Expertise Description Information TechnologyIT SecurityExpertise in IT security standards, practices and practical implementation of computer security controls Information TechnologyInformation SecurityExpertise in information security including information classification and security requirements for classified information Information TechnologyInformation Technology for Nuclear Power PlantsExpertise in digital systems used to support nuclear safety and nuclear security functions Nuclear EngineeringInstrumentation and Control SystemsExtensive knowledge of instrumentation and control systems and associated digitial technologies used in nuclear power plants Nuclear SecurityNational Nuclear Security RegimesIn depth knowledge of the nuclear security regime and the application of associated digital control systems within the regime Management and Programme AnalysisProgramme ManagementDemonstrated expertise in successful programme management Management and Programme AnalysisProject ManagementDemonstrated expertise in successful project management TrainingTraining DesignExtensive experience in developing and designing training materials for information and computer security TrainingTraining ImplementationSignificant experience in conducting computer security training.

    Prior experience in IAEA training activities is beneficial

    Asset Expertise

    Function Name Expertise Description Nuclear SecurityCyber Security for Nuclear FacilitiesExtensive knowledge in IAEA Nuclear Security Series guidance.

    Experience in IAEA guidance development is beneficial

    Qualifications, Experience and Language skills

    Master's Degree - Advanced university (or equivalent) degree in information science, computer science, nuclear science, nuclear engineering or related fields

    A minimum of ten years of relevant professional experience in computer security, nuclear engineering and / or nuclear operations.

    Prior experience working at nuclear facilities / nuclear operations is highly desirable.

    Extensive international or national experience in leading nuclear security activities related to information and computer security.

    Strong knowledge and understanding of the challenges for the implementation of IAEA's Nuclear Security Plan are highly desirable.

    Demonstrated strong organizational skills in leading and coordination of large scale meetings / conferences.

    Demonstrated technical writing skills.

    Excellent oral and written command of English. Knowledge of other official IAEA languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) is an asset.


  • The IAEA offers an attractive remuneration package including a tax-free annual net base salary starting at US $85543 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), a variable post adjustment which currently amounts to US $ 37724 *, 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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