Nuclear Security Officer (RMSRI)(P4)

Nuclear Security Officer (RMSRI)(P4)

IAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency

Vienna, Austria

Main Purpose

Under the supervision of the Nuclear Security of Materials and Facilities Section Head and guidance of the Team Leader of the Radioactive Material (RMS) Security Team, the Nuclear Security Officer (RMS Regulatory Infrastructure) will help establish and implement the IAEA activities for the promotion of IAEA guidance documents for security of radioactive material in use and storage and associated facilities. The Nuclear Security Officer (RMS Regulatory Infrastructure) will work with technical officers to support the establishment of national legal and regulatory frameworks for radioactive material security activities, support the establishment and upgrading of national infrastructures for the security of radioactive material in use and storage, and coordinate the international organization of activities to improve the security of radioactive material and associated activities.

In addition, the Nuclear Security Officer (RMS Regulatory Infrastructure) will be responsible for implementing selected activities such as the preparation of technical and international guidance documents, conducting training events, and participating in assessment and advisory missions. Further, he/she will be expected to provide support to the development of States Integrated Nuclear Security Support Plans (INSSP) and to the implementation of actions to support these Plans.

Role

The Nuclear Security Officer (RMS Regulatory Infrastructure) is: (1) a recognized specialist in all aspects related to the establishment and strengthening of regulatory infrastructure for nuclear security of radioactive material and associated facilities; (2) a technical leader for IAEA missions to developing countries, leading discussions with decision-makers and high level representatives of States and other relevant international organizations and initiatives relating to regulatory infrastructure; and (3) a liaison between representatives of national regulatory bodies and other competent authorities in States, experts and senior managers in the field of nuclear security infrastructure for radioactive material.

Functions/Key Results Expected

  • Conduct analysis and needs assessment of Member States in the area of national regulatory infrastructure for the security of radioactive material and proposes best approaches on addressing Member State needs;
  • Analyse States’ needs and provide advice on national strategies on the security of radioactive material in use and storage.
  • Implement Integrated Nuclear Security Support Plans (INSSP) based on Member States' needs and provide programmatic guidance according to the IAEA and international recommendations and guidelines;
  • Provide authoritative technical and strategic advice to States and support them in capacity building, including conduct of training, workshops, exercises and seminars related to national regulatory infrastructure for nuclear security of radioactive material and associated facilities;
  • Contribute to the application of the technical recommendations and guidelines relevant to the development of methodology used in the nuclear security work;
  • Organize and lead meetings on the establishment and strengthening of regulatory infrastructure for nuclear security of radioactive material and associated facilities.
  • Lead the development of Nuclear Security Guidance documents in the subject area in conjunction with Member State experts.

Competencies and Expertise

Core Competencies

  • 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.
  • 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.

Functional Competencies

  • 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

Radiation, Transport and Waste Safety
  • Code of Conduct on the Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources: Good knowledge of Code of Conduct on safety and security of radioactive sources. Using this knowledge to improve security of sources in transport.
Nuclear Security
  • National Nuclear Security Regimes: In depth knowledge of CPPNM and its Amendment and assisting Member States to establish their national nuclear security regimes in transport security according to these obligations.
Physical Protection
  • Regulatory Framework: Good knowledge of regulatory frameworks on nuclear security and helping member States in the establishment of nuclear security frameworks in transport security.
  • Transport Security: In depth knowledge of IAEA nuclear security documents on transport security and assisting Member States in implementing these documents.

Qualifications, Experience and Language skills

  • Master's Degree - Nuclear Engineering, chemistry, physics or other field appropriate to the duties of the post.
  • At least seven years of relevant experience implementing security activities related to national regulatory infrastructure for the security of radioactive material and radioactive materials in use and storage.
  • Experience in working with national and international organizations or institutes, and the IAEA in particular, in the delivery of technical assistance to developing countries.
  • Experience in implementing projects/activities aimed at supporting States in the establishment and strengthening of their national regulatory infrastructure for both radiation safety and 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.

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