The Department of Nuclear Safety and Security (NS) formulates and implements the IAEA’s nuclear safety and security programme, which encompasses the IAEA’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 Incident and Emergency Centre (IEC) is part of the Department of Nuclear Safety and Security and reports to the Deputy Director General, Head of the Department. The IEC serves as the IAEA’s focal point for preparedness and response to nuclear and radiological incidents and emergencies regardless of their cause, and for strengthening Member States’ preparedness for response.
The Incident and Emergency Assessment Officer works under the supervision of the Response System Coordinator and develops, maintains, implements and improves assessment and prognosis methodologies for nuclear or radiological incidents and emergencies in a manner consistent with IAEA Safety Standards and guidance on emergency preparedness and response. He/she performs emergency preparedness and response-oriented assessment of incidents and emergencies reported to the IAEA’s Incident and Emergency Center (IEC) and participates in the preparation, conduct and evaluation of drills and exercises. Additionally, he/she participates in actions in response to nuclear and radiological incidents and emergencies.
The Incident and Emergency Assessment Officer is: (1) a technical expert, developing, maintaining, implementing and improving assessment and prognosis methodologies (including manuals, procedures, checklists, tools) and associated training materials; (2) a trainer giving lectures and conducting drills and exercises on topics related to the assessment and prognosis methodologies for the Agency’s Incident and Emergency System (IES); (3) and an analyst identifying the relevant criteria and benchmarks in the IAEA Safety Standards, guidelines and operational manuals to be used in the assessment and prognosis process.
Functions / Key Results Expected
Competencies and Expertise
|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.|
|Commitment to continuous process improvement||Plans and executes activities in the context of quality and risk management and identifies opportunities for process, system and structural improvement, as well as improving current practices. Analyses processes and procedures, and proposes improvements.|
|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.|
|Knowledge sharing and learning||Actively seeks learning opportunities and actively shares knowledge and information with others; shares specialized knowledge, skills and learning from experience across different situations and contexts effectively.|
|Emergency Preparedness and Response||Assessment and Prognosis in Nuclear or Radiological Emergencies||Proven knowledge on the scope of the IAEA assessment and prognosis in nuclear and radiological emergencies|
|Emergency Preparedness and Response||Atmospheric Modelling of Radiological Releases||Knowledge on the principles of atmospheric modelling of radiological releases and the interpretation of results related to atmospheric modelling of radiological releases|
|Emergency Preparedness and Response||Dispersion Calculations and Dose Projection||Expertise in radioactive dispersion calculations and dose calculations in events with radioactive releases|
|Emergency Preparedness and Response||Field Monitoring in Nuclear and Radiological Emergencies||Expertise in performing field monitoring activities in nuclear and radiological emergencies and in the use of radiation monitoring data for radiation protection aspects of nuclear and radiological emergencies|
|Emergency Preparedness and Response||Nuclear Accident Analysis||Competence in nuclear accident analysis with a view to identify best technical scenarios to be used in emergency response exercises focused on assessment and prognosis|
Qualifications, Experience and Language skills
The IAEA offers an attractive remuneration package including a tax-free annual net base salary starting at US $62692 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), a variable post adjustment which currently amounts to US $ 20563*, dependency benefits, rental subsidy, education grant, relocation and repatriation expenses; 6 weeks’ annual vacation, home leave, pension plan and health insurance
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