Fuel Cycle Facilities Specialist(P3) job at IAEA

$94,707 - $126,905 / YEAR Expired 4 weeks ago
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Organizational Setting

The Division of Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Waste Technology (NEFW) comprises the Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Materials Section, the Waste Technology Section, the Decommissioning & Environmental Remediation Section and the Research Reactor Section. The Division seeks to support Member States in building their capacity to access technologies, to share good practices and to develop safe and effective approaches across all aspects of research reactors, nuclear fuel cycle, decommissioning, radioactive waste management and environmental remediation.

The Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Materials Section (NFCMS) assists interested Member States in the development of safe, environmentally friendly, economically viable, proliferation-resistant and sustainable fuel cycle options and it encourages information exchange on the exploration, mining and processing of uranium and thorium, on the design, manufacturing and performance of nuclear fuels, on the management of spent fuel, and on the development of advanced and innovative nuclear fuels and fuel cycles.

Main Purpose

As a member of a team reporting directly to the Section Head, the Fuel Cycle Facilities Specialist works closely with appropriate technical departments within the IAEA, especially the Nuclear Safety and Security Department, to integrate inputs received continually from Member States, other members of the international community and the Board of Governors into programme design and implementation of the Section’s activities on the operation and life management of nuclear fuel cycle facilities (e.g., instrumentation & control, quality control measurements, environmental impact, etc.). The incumbent will contribute to the implementation of projects’ activities focused on nuclear fuel cycle facilities (from the front to the back-ends), by monitoring information databases and developing innovative tools to share and disseminate relevant information.



The Fuel Cycle Facilities Specialist is: (i) a project developer and implementer, contributing specialized knowledge and experience to the planning and development of the IAEA’s programme; (ii) a (co)scientific secretary planning and leading Consultancy and Technical Meetings, and monitoring information databases; (iii) a technical and project officer, assessing and assisting TC projects; and (iv) a technical specialist advising senior managers on project related issues.


Functions / Key Results Expected

Contribute specialized knowledge and experience to the planning, development and implementation of the IAEA’s activities on the technical operation and life management of nuclear fuel cycle facilities (e.g., I&C, quality control measurements, environmental impact, etc.), by planning and leading moderately complex Consultancy and Technical Meetings, seminars, workshops, and training courses bringing together international experts to prepare state-of-the-art and best practice reports in the areas of operation and life management of nuclear fuel cycle facilities, and to the collection of international recommendations and guidance, with a view to addressing Member States’ specific needs.
In close consultation with the Technical Lead, animate the Technical Working Group on Nuclear Fuel Cycle Facilities.
Maintain the databases of the Post Irradiation Examination and the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Facilities databases (PIE-DB and NFCF-DB) and develops innovative tools, such as the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Simulation System (NFCSS that models fuel cycle scenarios) to increase efficiency, strengthen impact and reach-out of Agency’s work.
Assist with TC projects by organizing expert missions, scientific visits, fellowships, and workshops to develop capacity building in Member States, action plans and procurement plans to address Member States’ needs.

Competencies and Expertise

Core Competencies(Competency Framework)

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
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Information Technology Database Management Experience in managing databases.
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Nuclear Engineering Nuclear Fuel Cycle Facilities Nuclear fuel cycle facilities operation (front to back-end) &nuclear fuel cycle facilities life management (e.g., I&C, quality control measurements, environmental impact, etc.).
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Management and Programme Analysis Project Management Demonstrated experience in the management of moderately complex operational projects.


Qualifications, Experience and Language skills

Bachelor’s Degree – University degree in nuclear engineering, nuclear fuel cycle, nuclear fuel cycle facilities, or other related field.

Minimum five years of hands-on (operational) experience in the operation and/or life management of nuclear fuel cycle facilities (front to back-end), of which two years of experience in the management of moderately complex operational projects.

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



The IAEA offers an attractive remuneration package including a tax-free annual net base salary starting at US $64121 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), a variable post adjustment which currently amounts to US $ 37126*, dependency benefits, rental subsidy, education grant, relocation and repatriation expenses; Other benefits include 6 weeks’ annual leave, home leave travel, pension plan and health insurance. More information on the conditions of employment can be found at: https://www.iaea.org/about/employment/professional-staff/conditions


General Information

  • The IAEA’s paramount consideration in the recruitment of staff member is to secure employees of the highest standards of efficiency, technical competence and integrity.
  • Staff Members shall be selected without any unfair treatment or arbitrary distinction based on a person’s race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, disability, age, language, social origin or other similar shared characteristic or trait.
  • The IAEA is committed to gender equality and to promoting a diverse workforce. Applications from qualified women and candidates from developing countries are strongly 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.
  • The IAEA has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and the IAEA, including sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.


Evaluation process

  • The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the selection criteria stated in the vacancy announcement. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information. Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise, which may be followed by a competency-based interview.
  • Candidates under serious consideration for selection may be subject to reference and background checks as part of the recruitment process.


Appointment information

  • Appointment is subject to a satisfactory medical report.
  • Staff members may be assigned to any location.
  • Candidates appointed to posts in the Professional and higher categories are subject to IAEA rotation policy and their maximum tour of service shall normally be seven years.
  • 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.


Vienna, Austria
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