deploying new nuclear power plants; preserving and disseminating nuclear information and knowledge; and advancing science and industry through improved operation of research reactors.
The department has a dynamic, participative and interactive operating environment with inputs received from the Board of Governors, the General Conference, policy and decision-makers, and technical counterparts in Member States and the international development community.
The Division of Nuclear Power comprises the Nuclear Power Engineering Section, the Nuclear Power Technology Development Section, the Nuclear Infrastructure Development Section and the INPRO (International Project on Innovative Nuclear Reactors and Fuel Cycles) Section.
The Division provides core engineering, technological, human resource development and management support to interested Member States in the field of nuclear power.
The Nuclear Power Technology Development Section assists Member States in developing safe, environmentally benign, economically viable, proliferation resistant and sustainable innovative solutions for all civil reactor technologies, including water-cooled reactors, gas-cooled reactors, fast neutron systems (both critical and sub-critical) as well as small and medium-sized reactors.
The section fosters international collaboration on technology development for reactor plants and for non-electric uses of nuclear power by facilitating coordinated research projects, technical meetings, and training courses.
The section also maintains the Advanced Reactor Information System (ARIS) and Thermophysical Properties of Nuclear Materials (THERPRO) databases.
As member of the Section led by the Section Head, the Technical Lead (Non-Electric Applications) manages, coordinates and supervises the IAEA projects on non-electric applications of nuclear power under the guidance from the Section Head and the Leadership of the Director.
and (4) a coordinator of interagency collaborative projects within and outside the UN system who reviews and provides a systematic overview and preparation of technical documentation and papers.
Functions / Key Results Expected
evaluate proposals and develop work plans; provide support in planning and implementing training courses and workshops.
prepare and organize in-house meetings in support of the Section's scientific and technical programme.
establish and maintain contacts with individual scientists at various centres and in other relevant international organizations, committees and scientific societies.
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 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 credibilityEnsures 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 Nuclear EngineeringNuclear Engineering and TechnologyIn-depth Knowledge of advanced nuclear power reactor design and developmental activities.
Nuclear EngineeringNuclear Power for Desalination and for other Non-Electric ApplicationsExpertise in all aspects of non-electric applications of nuclear power (including desalination, heat and hydrogen production, industrial applications of nuclear power, integrated energy systems).
Management and Programme AnalysisProject ManagementDeveloping, promoting, coordinating and evaluating related research and technical projects.
Qualifications, Experience and Language skills
Master's Degree - Advanced university degree in nuclear, mechanical or chemical engineering or in a related technical discipline.
A minimum of ten years of relevant professional experience in nuclear power, development of non-electric applications of nuclear power, including experience at the international level.
Comprehensive experience in the management of scientific projects.
Experience of working in a national / international nuclear organization or institute desirable.
Excellent oral and written command of English. Knowledge of other official IAEA languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, 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. 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