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 Engineering Section (NPES) assists interested Member States in the development of the safe and effective operation of nuclear power plants and in the expansion of existing nuclear programmes.
and stakeholder involvement.
As a manager and team leader reporting to the Director, the Section Head (Nuclear Power Engineering) initiates, manages, coordinates, and supervises the IAEA's work in nuclear power engineering.
and (4) a coordinator of inter-agency collaborative projects with the UN system, reviewing and providing a systematic overview, and coordinating the preparation of technical documentation and papers for discussion.
Functions / Key Results Expected
Plan, manage, coordinate, monitor implementation, and supervise the activities of the Section in accordance with Member States' needs.
These activities include, but are not limited to, engineering review services and Member States' compliance with the requirements and recommendations of the IAEA's standards in a specific engineering area. Activities include :
Evaluate proposals, develop work plans and provide support in planning and implementing training courses and workshops.
Prepare scientific programmes, contribute to the preparation and editing of scientific publications. Prepare and organize in-house meetings in support of the Section's scientific programme.
Promote the exchange of information on nuclear power and nuclear fuel cycle and waste technology and on other related experience gained worldwide.
Establish and maintain contacts with individual scientists at various centres and other relevant international organizations, committees and scientific societies.
Competencies and Expertise
Name Definition Planning and OrganizingSets clearly defined objectives for himself / herself and the team or Section. Identifies and organizes deployment of resources based on assessed needs, taking into account possible changing circumstances.
Monitors team’s performance in meeting the assigned deadlines and milestones.CommunicationEncourages open communication and builds consensus.
Uses tact and discretion in dealing with sensitive information, and keeps staff informed of decisions and directives as appropriate.
Achieving ResultsSets realistic targets for himself / herself and for the team; ensures availability of resources and supports staff members in achieving results.
Monitors progress and performance; evaluates achievements and integrates lessons learned.TeamworkEncourages teamwork, builds effective teams and resolves problems by creating a supportive and collaborative team spirit, remaining mindful of the need to collaborate with people outside the immediate area of responsibility.
Name Definition Judgement / decision makingConsults with and seeks advice at the appropriate managerial level when making complex decisions.
Facilitates dialogue and development of best practice to support judgement / decision making, in full compliance with the Agency’s regulations and rules.
Partnership buildingIdentifies interests and goals common to the Agency’s partners and its stakeholders to foster partnership building.
Promotes collaboration with partners, colleagues across teams and stakeholders.Technical / scientific credibilityProvides guidance and advice in his / her area of expertise on the application of scientific / professional methods, procedures and approaches.
Function Name Expertise Description Management and Programme AnalysisGuidance DevelopmentGuidance and technical support for technical cooperation programme in the relevant fields.
Nuclear EngineeringInstrumentation and Control SystemsKnowledge and application of advanced technology in I&C (instrumentation and control).
Nuclear EngineeringNuclear Engineering and TechnologyExtensive knowledge of nuclear engineering and technological processes in safe and reliable operation of nuclear power plants.
Nuclear EngineeringNuclear Power Plant Life Cycle ManagementComprehensive understanding of stages and processes of the nuclear fuel cycle and related facilities.
Management and Programme AnalysisProgramme ManagementManaging teams and complex projects; design, monitoring and implementation of programme activities and budget related to nuclear power engineering.
Qualifications, Experience and Language skills
Master's Degree - Advanced university degree in nuclear engineering or in a related technical discipline.
Minimum 10 years of relevant professional experience in nuclear power engineering activities, of which more than 5 years of international experience is desirable.
Demonstrated experience in the management of projects, including design, monitoring and implementation, as well as in the management of human and financial resources.
Demonstrated knowledge and technical experience in safety practices and standards.
Experience of working in 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