The Department of Safeguards (SG) is the organizational hub for the implementation of IAEA safeguards. The IAEA implements nuclear verification activities for over 180 States in accordance with their safeguards agreements.
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.
Safeguards activities are undertaken within a dynamic and technically complex environment including advanced nuclear fuel cycle facilities and complemented by the political and cultural diversity of the countries.
and three Offices (the Office for Verification in Iran, the Office of Safeguards Analytical Services and the Office of Information and Communication Services).
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 Head of the State Infrastructure Analysis Section, the Senior Safeguards Analyst (Satellite Imagery) provides expert multi-sensor satellite imagery analysis to the IAEA's State evaluation process and for the IAEA’s in-field verification activities, which provide the basis for the implementation of safeguards and the drawing of conclusions on States' compliance with their safeguards obligations.
3) a strategist, promoting innovative methods and tools to advance analytical capabilities and secure information dissemination to achieve the goals and outcomes of the IAEA.
Functions / Key Results Expected
ensure that outputs conform to quality standards.
Competencies and Expertise
Name Definition 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.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.
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.
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 Information ManagementInformation AnalysisDemonstrated ability to exercise unbiased, tactful and prudent judgement on sensitive issues, based on in-depth factual analysis.
SafeguardsSafeguards System, AdvancedDemonstrated knowledge of the contribution of remote sensing to safeguards implementation and conclusions and a thorough understanding of the signatures and observables related to nuclear fuel cycle activities.
Information ManagementSatellite Imagery AnalysisExtensive experience of satellite imagery analysis, including demonstrated knowledge of image processing software and techniques with an emphasis on electronic light table (ELT) capabilities.
Function Name Expertise Description Information ManagementGeoinformation SciencesExtensive experience of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and spatial analysis within imagery analysis workflows.
Management and Programme AnalysisProliferation and Network AnalysisAbility to provide assessments on the status of nuclear programmes and proliferation activities based on analysis of multi-sensor satellite imagery.
SafeguardsQuality ManagementAbility to conceptualize and promote the implementation of new technical concepts for safeguards enhancement as well as to keep abreast of developments in relevant information management and technologies.
Qualifications, Experience and Language skills
Master's Degree - Advanced university degree relevant to the technical analysis of nuclear proliferation or remote sensors (such as remote sensing, geography, science, statistics, engineering, political science) or a related field.
Bachelor's Degree - A first level university degree relevant to the technical analysis of nuclear proliferation or remote sensors, with 4 additional years of relevant experience may be considered in lieu of advanced university degree.
Minimum of 10 years of experience in satellite imagery analysis, including substantial experience relating to nuclear proliferation and nuclear related-infrastructure analysis.
Strong background in multi-sensor satellite imagery analysis with the ability to incorporate the analytical results into an integrated and high-quality analytical product.
Proven experience in and knowledge of procedure for handling sensitive technical knowledge and issues.
Experience in the design and implementation of new analytical concepts, processes and tools an asset
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