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.
Reporting to the Team Leader (Environmental Sampling), the Senior Safeguards Analyst (Environmental Sampling) plays a key role in preparing environmental sampling evaluations and State evaluations, and developing and implementing environmental sampling evaluation methodologies, together with associated information management and process modelling systems, which support the analysis of safeguards data in the drawing of conclusions on States’ compliance with their safeguards obligations.
and 4) a mentor providing guidance and training to staff within the Section.
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.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.ResilienceMaintains a high level of performance when facing pressure and uncertainty.
Able to remain calm and self-controlled, and to respond logically and decisively in difficult situations.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 SafeguardsEnvironmental Samples Results EvaluationIn-depth practial knowledge of data evaluation methodologies applied to safeguards environmental samples.
SafeguardsNuclear Fuel Cycle / Nuclear FacilitiesComprehensive experience of the nuclear fuel cycle and related processes and nuclear materials with particular emphasis on potential pathways relevant to nuclear proliferation.
SafeguardsQuality Management of Analytical MeasurementIn-depth practical knowledge of environment sampling measurement systems and analytical methodologies used to determine nuclear material characteristics.
SafeguardsSafeguards InspectingGood understanding of inspection activities, including verification, sampling and meteorology.
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