Incident and Emergency Assessment Officer(P3) 

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Engineering
  • Deadline:
    December 20, 2022

JOB DESCRIPTION

Organizational Setting

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.

Main Purpose

 

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.

Role

 

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

 

  • Develop assessment and prognosis methodologies (including manuals, procedures, checklists and tools) for nuclear or radiological incidents and emergencies.
  • Develop training materials for the training, drills and exercises of the staff within IES and deliver the associated training.
  • Perform an assessment of a nuclear or radiological incident and emergency, including its potential consequences, analysis of available information and prognosis of possible scenarios, utilizing inputs from the relevant technical specialists within IES.
  • Coordinate an assessment of a situation during or in the aftermath of a nuclear or radiological incident and emergency utilizing inputs from relevant Divisions of the Agency.
  • Provide support and relevant expertise to the IES and participate in associated training and exercises.

Competencies and Expertise

Core Competencies

Name Definition
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

Name Definition
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.

Required Expertise

Function Name Expertise Description
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

 

  • A first level university degree in physical sciences, engineering, radiation protection or a related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in emergency preparedness and response, including minimum of 3 years of experience in an operational office environment.
  • Experience in performing an assessment of a nuclear or radiological incident and emergency, including its potential consequences, analysis of available information and prognosis of possible scenarios.
  • Experience in provision of training in emergency preparedness and response.
  • 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 $62692 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), a variable post adjustment which currently amounts to US $ 20563*, dependency benefits, rental subsidyeducation grantrelocation and repatriation expenses; 6 weeks’ annual vacation, home leavepension 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): IntegrityProfessionalism 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