The IAEA is the world’s centre of cooperation in the nuclear field. It was set up as the world’s “Atoms for Peace” organization in 1957 within the United Nations family. The Agency works with its Member States and multiple partners worldwide to promote safe, secure and peaceful nuclear technologies. The IAEA Secretariat, a team of 2300 multi-disciplinary professional and support staff from more than 100 countries, is headquartered at the Vienna International Centre in Vienna, Austria.
The objective of the Department of Nuclear Energy (NE) is to foster the efficient and safe use of nuclear power by supporting interested Member States in: improving the performance of nuclear power plants, the nuclear fuel cycle, and the management of nuclear wastes; catalysing innovation in nuclear power and fuel cycle technologies; developing indigenous capabilities around the world for national energy planning; deploying new nuclear power plants; preserving and disseminating nuclear information and knowledge; and advancing science and industry through improved operation of research reactors.
The Division of Energy Planning and Nuclear Information and Knowledge comprises the Planning and Economic Studies Section, Nuclear Knowledge Management Section and the Nuclear Information Section. The Division is responsible for strengthening capacities in energy and nuclear power planning, building capacities to manage nuclear knowledge and provide knowledge management services to interested member states, and to procure and provide printed and electronic information in the area of nuclear science and technology.
The Planning and Economic Studies Section has two objectives. One objective is to enhance the capacity of Member States to perform their own analyses related to electricity and energy system development, energy investment planning and energy–environment policy formulation and to understand the associated economic implications. The other objective is to improve understanding of the potential role of nuclear energy in the context of mitigating climate change and contributing to sustainable energy development.
In order to provide qualified candidates to IAEA for multiple positions, the Division of Energy Planning and Nuclear Information and Knowledge keeps a roster of interested applicants. Qualified professionals and experts from the IAEA Member States who are available for short-term and/or temporary assignments are encouraged to register and create their profiles. The expert will be contracted to conduct the work virtually and in-country.
Registration into the pipeline does not constitute in any form a commitment on the part of the IAEA for taking a particular application into consideration in the recruitment process for any vacancy. Pipeline registration is only valid for a period of two years. Candidates need to re-register again after two years of initial date of registration to be considered as an active pipeline applicant.
Reporting to the Section Head or Unit Head, experts are professionals with demonstrated expertise in developing tools and models for analysing energy demand, energy supply systems, financial feasibility assessment for energy projects, energy statistics, energy indicators and climate issues related to sustainable energy development.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities/Candidate Eligibility
The successful applicants are recognized professionals or authorities in one or more of the following areas:
Development of tools, methodologies and models for energy system analysis:
• energy demand analysis
• energy and power system assessment
• collection and processing of energy statistics
• implementation of energy indicators
• financial evaluation of power/energy projects
• Preparation of technical supporting materials for the application of energy system modelling tools
• Design of eLearning courses
• Design and production of specialised publications (i.e. reports, technical manuals, etc.)
Education, Experience and Language Skills
• University or advanced degree in engineering, economics, statistics, or natural science.
• Knowledge and experience applying the IAEA’s analytical tools for energy planning and capacity building is an asset.
• Experience in working in a national or international energy-related organisation or institute is considered an asset.
• Experience in technical writing in English to produce and review relevant documents is an asset.
• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with people of different national and cultural backgrounds with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
• Fluency in written and spoken English. Knowledge of another official language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is considered an asset.
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.