• Organization: NSNS-Nuclear Security of Materials and Facilities Section
  • Primary Location: Austria-Vienna-Vienna-IAEA Headquarters
  • Job Posting: 2017-11-21, 4:48:13 PM
  • Closing Date: 2018-01-05, 11:59:00 PM
  • Duration in Months: 36
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term - Regular
  • Probation Period: 1 Year

 

Organizational Setting

The Department of Nuclear Safety and Security (NS) formulates and implements the IAEA's nuclear safety and security programme, which encompasses the Agency'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 Division of Nuclear Security (NSNS) is responsible for establishing, coordinating and implementing the IAEA's nuclear security programme to protect against, detect and respond to criminal acts or acts of nuclear terrorism and threats thereof. NSNS comprises four Sections:
• Nuclear Security of Materials Outside of Regulatory Control Section
• Nuclear Security of Materials and Facilities Section
• Information Management Section
• Programme Development and International Cooperation Section

The Nuclear Security of Materials and Facilities Section is responsible for activities related to establishing and sustaining nuclear security systems for nuclear and other radioactive material in use, storage, during transport, and for associated facilities. These activities include developing nuclear security guidance consistent with relevant binding and non-binding international legal instruments, as well as assisting Member States in implementing the nuclear security framework. The Section provides evaluation and assessment services, such as the International Physical Protection Advisory Service, education and training, develops methodologies and assists security upgrades relating to nuclear and other radioactive material and associated facilities and transport. The Section also provides assistance to Member States in enhancing regulatory frameworks for nuclear security. The Section organizes evaluation missions, training courses and workshops, and convenes technical meetings for methodology development.

 

Main Purpose

Under the supervision and guidance of the Section Head, the Nuclear Security Officer (Radioactive Materials Security) will help establish and implement the IAEA programme on security for radioactive materials and associated facilities. The Nuclear Security Officer (Radioactive Materials Security) will support the establishment of national legal and regulatory frameworks, upgrading national regulatory infrastructures and frameworks and coordinate activities within the Agency and with the international organizations to improve the security of radioactive materials and associated facilities. In addition, the Nuclear Security Officer (Radioactive Materials Security) will be responsible for carrying out certain implementation activities such as preparing technical and international guidance documents, conducting training events and leading expert and advisory missions. Further, he/she will be expected to provide considerable support to the development of the States Integrated Nuclear Security Support Plans (INSSP) and to the implementation of actions to support these plans.

 

Role

The Nuclear Security Officer (Radioactive Materials Security) is (1) a Technical Team Leader, coordinating the work on the development of the programme for the security of radioactive materials and associated facilities within the Security of Materials and Facilities Section; (2) a Specialist, implementing the IAEA activities related to improving the security of radioactive materials and associated activities; (3) a Scientific Secretary of the international working group on the security of radioactive sources; and (4) an expert, identifying gaps in the existing nuclear security series and developing appropriate guidance on the subject.

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