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 establishing, 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 :
The Nuclear Security of Materials and Facilities Section is responsible for activities related to establishing and sustaining nuclear security systems for nuclear and other radioactive material in use, storage, during transport, and for associated facilities.
These activities include developing nuclear security guidance consistent with relevant binding and non-binding international legal instruments, as well as assisting Member States in implementing the nuclear security framework.
The Section provides evaluation and assessment services, such as the International Physical Protection Advisory Service, education and training, develops methodologies and assists security upgrades relating to nuclear and other radioactive material and associated facilities and transport.
The Section also provides assistance to Member States in enhancing regulatory frameworks for nuclear security. The Section organizes evaluation missions, training courses and workshops, and convenes technical meetings for methodology development.
Under the supervision of the Nuclear Security of Materials and Facilities Section Head and guidance of the Team Leader of the Radioactive Material (RMS) Security Team, the Nuclear Security Officer (RMS Guidance and Interfaces GI ) will coordinate the provision of technical input to the overall development and consolidation of guidance publications within the IAEA Nuclear Security Series and complementary IAEA documents (including standardized training material) in the area of Security of Radioactive Material in use and storage.
In close cooperation with colleagues from the IAEA’s Department of Nuclear Safety and Security and other IAEA Departments, the Nuclear Security Officer (RMS GI) will also serve as focal point for IAEA activities aimed at supporting States in implementing the provisions of the Code of Conduct for the Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources (the Code of Conduct) and its Supplementary Guidance, with emphasis nuclear security provisions and safety and security interfaces.
and (4) a liaison between relevant internal (e.g., IAEA Technical Officers and Project Managers) and external (e.g., representatives of States’ regulatory bodies and other competent authorities) stakeholders.
Functions / Key Results Expected
Competencies and Expertise
Name Definition Planning and Organizing Plans 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. Communication Communicates 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 Results Takes 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 making Consults 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 building Identifies 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 Safety Code of Conduct on the Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources In depth knowledge of the Code of Conduct for the Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources and its Supplementary Guidance, and practical experience in implementing first-
hand / assisting Member States to implement provisions contained therein. Publishing Guidance and Training Ability to develop and review technical / scientific publications and training material Nuclear Security National Nuclear Security Regimes In depth knowledge of international guidance related to security of radioactive material Management and Programme Analysis Partnership Development Ability to build relevant strategic partnerships and alliances with key stakeholders and partners and recommend opportunities for collaboration.
Function Name Expertise Description Management and Programme Analysis Project Management Ability to design programmes / projects that support States in implementing safety and / or security provisions contained in international instruments and guidance documents relevant to the post.
Qualifications, Experience and Language skills
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