Consultant - A/CPPNM Universalization Support, Vienna, Austria

Organization: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

Country: Austria

City: Vienna, Austria

Office: IAEA Vienna, Austria

Closing date: Wednesday, 14 July 2021


A/CPPNM Universalization Support

( TAL-NSNS20210620-001 )

Organization: NSNS-Programme Dev. and International Cooperation Section

Primary Location: Austria-Vienna-Vienna-IAEA Headquarters

Job Posting: 2021-06-30, 5:18:40 PM

Contract Type : Special Service Agreement


Organizational Setting

The Department of Nuclear Safety and Security (NS) formulates and implements the IAEA’s nuclear safety and security programme, which encompasses the Agency’s activities to protect people and the environment from radiation exposure and responds to the needs of its Member States related to nuclear safety and nuclear security.

The Division of Nuclear Security (NSNS) is responsible, upon request, for establishing, coordinating and implementing the IAEA’s nuclear security programme to protect against, detect and respond to nuclear security events and threats thereof. NSNS comprises four Sections:

Information Management Section

Nuclear Security of Materials Outside of Regulatory Control Section

Nuclear Security of Materials and Facilities Section

Programme Development and International Cooperation Section

The Programme Development and International Cooperation Section (PDIC) provides support to the overall planning and coordination of the work of the Division including responsibility for and management of the Nuclear Security Fund, the evaluation of results, financial matters; and interaction with and reporting to donors. PDIC assists in the development and promoti on of nuclear security through development of IAEA guidance in nuclear security, promotion of relevant international legal instruments and facilitating nuclear security working and advisory groups. The Section assists in capacity building in nuclear security for Member States, coordinating and advising on overall strategy, methodology and evaluation development for the Division’s education and training programmes. It coordinates two collaborative Networks for nuclear security education and training, one for nuclear security academic and educational institutions (INSEN) and one for national Nuclear Security Support Centres (NSSCs).

Main Purpose

The main purpose of this consultancy is to advise the CPPNM team in the field of encouraging adherence to the Amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (ACPPNM) and facilitating State Parties‘ effective implementation of the CPPNM and its Amendment.

Functions / Key Results Expected

Development of workshop materials on encouraging adherence to the ACPPNM;
Participate in expert missions to promote universalization of the ACPPNM;
Tags educational institutions information management international cooperation nuclear physics nuclear safety safety and security science and technology subsistence allowance training programmes

Review and maintain up-to-date materials posted on NUSEC to support Member States in adhering to the ACPPNM, as provided by CPPNM officer;
Advise in developing and maintaining records tracking the status of various States‘ adherence to the ACPPNM.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

National Nuclear Security Regimes

Regulatory Framework


Qualifications and Experience

University degree in nuclear physics, nuclear security or related science and technology degrees and/or university degree in law, related to nuclear security or any other relevant qualification. Advanced university degree is an asset.

At least 3 years of relevant experience in a Nuclear Security or Nuclear Safety Authority with the ability to demonstrate understanding of national ratification and implementation of the ACPPNM;
Knowledge of International Legal Instruments in Nuclear Security is an asset;
Excellent oral and written command of English. Knowledge of other official IAEA languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) is an asset.


The remuneration for this consultancy is a daily fee of up to a maximum of 250, based on qualifications and experience. In case duty travel is required within the assignment, a daily subsistence allowance (DSA) and travel costs are provided. Health coverage and pension fund are the responsibility of the incumbent.

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