Nuclear Security Officer (Major Public Events), Vienna, Austria

Organization: IAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency

Country: Austria

City: Vienna

Office: IAEA Vienna, Austria

Closing date: Thursday, 12 May 2022

Nuclear Security Officer (Major Public Events)(P4)

( 2022/0180 (158382) )

Organization: NSNS-Institutional Response Infrastructure Unit

Primary Location: Austria-Vienna-Vienna-IAEA Headquarters

Job Posting: 2022-03-24, 2:14:34 PM

Contract Type : Fixed Term

Regular

Probation Period : 1 Year

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 for establishing, coordinating and implementing the IAEA’s nuclear security programme to protect against, detect and respond to criminal acts or acts of nuclear terrorism and threats thereof. NSNS comprises four Sections:

Nuclear Security of Materials Outside of Regulatory Control Section

Nuclear Security of Materials and Facilities Section

Information Management Section

Programme Development and International Cooperation Section

The Nuclear Security of Materials Outside of Regulatory Control Section (MORC) is responsible, upon request, to assist States, for activities that assist States in establishing and maintaining nuclear security systems and measures for the prevention and detection of, and response to, nuclear and other radioactive material outside of regulatory control. These activities include developing nuclear security guidance that is consistent with the relevant binding and non-binding international instruments, as well as providing assistance, upon request, to States in implementing the nuclear security framework. In addition to the development of nuclear security guidance, the Section conducts the International Nuclear Security Advisory Service (INSServ) and expert missions, upon request, to help States to establish and maintain effective nuclear security regimes, provides training activities, develops methodologies, and assists in security upgrades relating to nuclear and radioactive material detection and response capabilities. The Section implements Coordinated Research Projects and technical meetings in the field of nuclear security of material out of regulatory control, assists Member States in the implementation of nuclear security measures to support Major Public Events, and organizes a large number of evaluation missions, training courses and workshops, and convenes technical meetings for methodology development.

The Institutional Response Infrastructure Unit is responsible for performing activities related to the response to nuclear security events involving nuclear and other radioactive material which is out of regulatory control, focusing on supporting States to develop their national nuclear security response frameworks. The Unit supports States‘ efforts to establish national nuclear security response plans, response concepts of operation, and response exercise and evaluation activities. The Unit is also responsible for supporting States in the planning and implementation of nuclear security systems and measures for Major Public Events. The Unit has responsibility for the development and review of Nuclear Security Series publications dedicated to the response to nuclear security events involving MORC and the development and implementation of training activities based on that guidance.

Main Purpose

Reporting to the Unit Head, IRI, the Nuclear Security Officer (Major Public Events) plans and implements projects related to the IAEA’s support to Member States in implementing nuclear security systems and measures for Major Public Events, including development and maintenance of the relevant publications within the Nuclear Security Series and other series of publications, development of the training materials, conduct of the training, exercises and other events. Other responsibilities include assisting in the planning and implementation of projects to support the implementation of the Integrated Nuclear Security Support Plans (INSSP) for individual countries in the area of national nuclear security infrastructure relevant to response to nuclear security events.

Role

The Nuclear Security Officer (Major Public Events) is: (1) a technical expert providing advice to Member States on implementing nuclear security systems and measures for Major Public Events, as well as on enhancing Member States‘ national nuclear security infrastructure relevant to response to nuclear security events; (2) a mission organizer and facilitator for the delivery of assistance to Member States in response to their request to assist in preparing for Major Public Events as well as in enhancing Member States‘ national nuclear security infrastructure relevant to response to nuclear security events; (3) a scientific secretary, developing the relevant publication and training materials, as well as planning and leading technical meetings and consultancies; and (4) a technical officer, leading and implementing projects aimed at enhancement of nuclear security infrastructure relevant to response to nuclear security events.

Functions / Key Results Expected

Plan and implement projects to support Member States in implementing nuclear security systems and measures for Major Public Events.

Plan and implement country specific projects related to Member States‘ national nuclear security infrastructure relevant to response to nuclear security events through evaluation missions and other activities.

Implement activities defined by Integrated Nuclear Security Support Plans (INSSP) related to Member States‘ national nuclear security infrastructure relevant to response to nuclear security events.

Lead the development of nuclear security publications relevant to the nuclear security systems and measures for Major Public Events and to the Member States‘ national nuclear security infrastructure relevant to response to nuclear security events.

Coordinate and undertake assistance, assessment and evaluation missions related to Member States‘ nuclear security systems and measures for Major Public

Events and to the Member States‘ national nuclear security infrastructure relevant to response to nuclear security events.

Plan and implement training and exercises in the area of nuclear security systems and measures for Major Public Events, as well as national nuclear security infrastructure relevant to response to nuclear security events.

Develop and undertake activities to enhance the visibility and impact of the IAEA projects aimed at assisting Member States in implementing nuclear security systems and measures for Major Public Events.

Competencies and Expertise

Core Competencies

Name Definition

Communication

Communicates 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 Results

Takes 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.

Teamwork

Actively contributes to achieving team results. Supports team decisions.

Planning and Organizing

Plans 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.

Functional Competencies

Name Definition

Judgement/decision making

Consults 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 building

Identifies 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 credibility

Ensures that work is in compliance with internationally accepted professional standards and scientific methods. Provides scientifically/technically accepted information that is credible and reliable.

Required Expertise

Function Name Expertise Description

Material Out of Regulatory Control

Exercise planning and organization

Experience in organizing and leading technical meetings, capacity building missions, and other expert and advisory missions.

Material Out of Regulatory Control

Response to Nuclear Security Events

Demonstrated experience in establishing national capabilities for response to nuclear security events.

Material Out of Regulatory Control

Systems and Measures for Major Public Events

Extensive knowledge of systems and measures for Major Public Events.

Qualifications, Experience and Language skills

Advanced degree (master’s) in Nuclear physics, engineering or other related field.

Minimum of seven years of relevant experience in nuclear security related to MORC, including at least five years at the international level.

Experience in drafting and finalizing publications in the area of nuclear security.

Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work cooperatively as part of a team and operate effectively across organizational boundaries.

Ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

Excellent oral and written command of English. Knowledge of other official IAEA languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) is an asset.

Remuneration

The IAEA offers an attractive remuneration package including a tax-free annual net base salary starting at US $75602 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), a variable post adjustment which currently amounts to US $ 31753*, dependency benefits, rental subsidy, education grant, relocation and repatriation expenses; 6 weeks‘ annual vacation, home leave, pension plan and health insurance

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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

Link to the organization’s job posting: https://unjobs.org/vacancies/1650906838144