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.
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.
Under the supervision of the Team Leader (Statistical Analysis) and as a member of the data management and quality (DMQ) group, the Associate Safeguards Information Analyst (Statistical Data) contributes to the IAEA's overall objective to maintain and further develop an effective and efficient verification system through the quality control, stewardship, processing and evaluation of safeguards data, in particular the results of laboratory analyses of inspection samples and in-
field verification measurement results and through their comparison with associated operator declarations.
The Associate Safeguards Information Analyst (Statistical Data) is : 1) an associate, providing, inter alia, statistical evaluations of safeguards data and preparing regular and special evaluation reports on : measurement uncertainties in the form of relative standard deviations (RSD), paired operator-
and 2) a team member, collaborating with colleagues to identify the best methods for analyzing verification measurement data and corresponding State / facility declarations and for the timely peer-
review and supply of evaluation results to Departmental partners.
Functions / Key Results Expected
g. verification sampling plans) and material balance evaluations.
The incumbent may perform his / her work in areas involving exposure to radioactive materials. Therefore, as an Occupationally Exposed Worker, he / she must be medically cleared by VIC Medical Service and is subject to an appropriate radiation and health monitoring programme, in accordance with the IAEA's Radiation Safety Regulations.
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. TeamworkActively contributes to achieving team results. Supports team decisions.
Name Definition Judgement / decision makingConsults with supervisor / manager and makes decisions in full compliance with the Agency’s regulations and rules.
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.
Function Name Expertise Description StatisticsMathematical AnalysisCompetence in mathematical analysis of measurement-related data, in particular the calculation of measurement uncertainties SafeguardsNuclear Fuel Cycle / Nuclear FacilitiesKnowledge of the operational characteristics and nuclear material encountered in major types of nuclear fuel cycle facilities
Function Name Expertise Description SafeguardsNuclear Material AccountingPractical knowledge of the principles of nuclear material accounting and State reporting obligations for nuclear material accountancy data Information TechnologySoftware EngineeringExperience in software development or maintenance, in particular for mathematical / statistical, scientific, and / or data visualization applications SafeguardsUncertainty QuantificationPractical knowledge of uncertainty quantification techniques applied to safeguards verification measurement data and State / facility declared nuclear material accounting data
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