• Organization: SGIM-Nuclear Fuel Cycle Analysis Section
  • Primary Location: Austria-Vienna-Vienna-IAEA Headquarters
  • Job Posting: 2017-10-25, 3:33:17 PM
  • Closing Date: 2017-11-22, 11:59:00 PM
  • Duration in Months: 36
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term - Regular
  • Probation Period: 1 Year

 

Organizational Setting

The Department of Safeguards is the organizational hub for the implementation of IAEA safeguards. The IAEA implements nuclear verification activities for some 180 States in accordance with their safeguards agreements. The safeguards activities are undertaken within a dynamic and technically challenging environment including advanced nuclear fuel cycle facilities and complemented by the political diversity of the countries.

The Department of Safeguards consists of six Divisions: three Operations Divisions: A, B and C, for the implementation of verification activities around the world; three Technical Divisions: Division of Concepts and Planning, Division of Information Management, and Division of Technical and Scientific Services; as well as two Offices: the Office of Safeguards Analytical Services and the Office of Information and Communication Services.

The main objective of the Department is to maintain and further develop an effective and efficient verification system in order to draw independent, impartial and timely safeguards conclusions, thus providing credible assurances to the international community that States are in compliance with their safeguards obligations. The departmental operating environment is interactive, participative and dynamic with continuous inputs received from the Board of Governors, the General Conference, policy- and decision-makers, as well as counterparts in Member States and in the international development community.

The Division of Information Management comprises four Sections and provides the Department of Safeguards with data processing services, secure information distribution, information analysis and knowledge generation necessary to draw independent, impartial and soundly based safeguards conclusions.

 

Main Purpose

Under the supervision of the Section Head and in close cooperation with the Team Leader, to contribute to the IAEA's overall objective to maintain and further develop an effective and efficient verification system through the development and implementation of statistical methodologies and tools for safeguards.

 

Role

The Safeguards Information Analyst (Statistical Data Analysis) is: 1) a specialist, providing, inter alia, statistical methodologies and tools, statistical evaluations of safeguards data and preparing routine and special evaluation reports on Material Unaccounted For (MUF), Shipper -Receiver Differences (SRD) and Operator-Inspector Difference (D) statistics, sampling plans and random inspection strategies and results, quality of measurements and effectiveness of the results of inspections and consistency of sampling results with declared nuclear fuel cycle materials and processes; and 2) a team member, collaborating with colleagues to identify the best methods for verification activities and the timely interpretation and evaluation of analysis results from State declarations and verification data.

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