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 security.
The objective of the Division of Nuclear Installation Safety (NSNI) is to achieve and maintain a high level of safety of nuclear installations worldwide that are under design or construction or in operation.
The Division does this by establishing standards of safety for the protection of health, including standards for nuclear power plants and other nuclear installations and facilities, and by providing for the application of these standards through, among other things, support for the IAEA's Technical Cooperation programme, the rendering of safety review services, the promotion of education and training, the fostering of information exchange and the coordination of research and development.
In addition, the Division helps ensure safety at nuclear installations by promulgating international safety instruments such as the Convention on Nuclear Safety and the Code of Conduct on the Safety of Research Reactors.
NSNI comprises five Sections :
The External Events Safety Section (EESS) aims to strengthen Member States' capabilities to enhance the safety of nuclear installations through the proper selection of sites, assessment of site specific hazards and the utilization of site parameters in the design of the installation.
EESS develops and implements safety standards and guides for design and safety assessment, methods and tools for deterministic and probabilistic safety analysis and safety performance evaluation for all external hazards considered in the design of a nuclear facility.
The Section coordinates and supports Member States in establishing and implementing the engineering safety of installations and safety assessment and capacity building activities for embarking countries in the area of site and installation design safety, construction and operations.
Reporting to the Section Head, the Project Manager plans and coordinates the implementation of the project on Capacity building for Embarking Countries aimed at the development of national competences for the review of the Site Safety Assessment in the Safety Analysis Report (SAR).
The Project Manager is :
3) a technical officer, leading extra-budgetary operational and coordinated research projects
4) a project manager, who in cooperation with the Section Head keeps the donors informed of the project outcome and shares the assessment of the results
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 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.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.
Function Name Expertise Description Nuclear SafetyNuclear Installations against External HazardsSite selection and assessment process, including site investigation campaign and data processing.
Management and Programme AnalysisProject ManagementProject management and leadership capabilities.Nuclear SafetySafety Assessment of Nuclear FacilitiesKnowledge of the regulatory review process of the Site Assessment and Environmental Impact Reports.
Nuclear SafetyStructural Mechanics, Structural Analysis, Civil EngineeringKnowledge of the IAEA documents relevant to site safety assessment.
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. 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