Organization: SGOC-Section OC3
Primary Location: Austria-Vienna-Vienna-IAEA Headquarters
Job Posting: 2019-04-18, 3:57:27 PM
Closing Date: 2019-06-14, 11:59:00 PM
Duration in Months: 36
Contract Type: Fixed Term - Regular
Probation Period: 1 Year

Organizational Setting

The Department of Safeguards (SG) 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 and cultural 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 three Offices: the Office for Verification in Iran, the Office of Safeguards Analytical Services and the Office of Information and Communication Services.

The primary focus of each Division of Operations and of the Office for Verification in Iran is to perform and document safeguards verification activities and to conduct analysis and evaluations aimed at providing assurances that States comply with their nuclear safeguards commitments. The Divisions/Office implement a broad range of measures, including information analysis and in-field verification, to draw soundly based safeguards conclusions for States.

Main Purpose

The Nuclear Safeguards Inspector (P3) will be assigned to one of the Divisions of Operations or the Office for Verification in Iran and, under the supervision of a Section Head and a Senior Inspector, will participate in the implementation of the IAEA's safeguards activities and, subject to the approval of the Board of Governors, function as a safeguards inspector.


The role of the Nuclear Safeguards Inspector (P3) is primarily an in-field verification expert performing safeguards verification activities in conformity with safeguards agreements. The incumbent will prepare for, perform, document and report on the results of these activities. This includes the analysis of data and information collected from various sources (such as State declarations, inspections, results of verification of information related to the design of nuclear facilities and complementary access, nuclear material accountancy, containment and surveillance systems, satellite imagery, open source and results of non-destructive assay and environmental sampling). S/he will thereby provide the IAEA with objective findings for assuring the international community that States are fulfilling their safeguards obligations. The incumbent will also assume the responsibilities of being a facility/site officer or country officer after appropriate training and mentoring, and in this role will work collaboratively with analysts, technicians and other staff across the Department. Thee work independently and proactively in varied environments with different groups of people, showing organizational skills, flexibility, resilience and strong interpersonal skills.

Functions / Key Results Expected

The Nuclear Safeguards Inspector (P3) carries out verification and analytical work as part of safeguards activities and inspections at nuclear facilities, other locations with nuclear material and where nuclear related research and development is performed, in order to confirm the absence of undeclared nuclear material or activities, undeclared production / processing or diversion of nuclear material.

The Nuclear Safeguards Inspector (P3) in close collaboration with Nuclear Safeguards Inspector (P4) will have a strong focus on in-field activities including:
• Verify nuclear material accountancy, examine records and reports prepared by the facility operator and/or State or regional safeguards authorities.
• Verify material and activities with assessment of the scope and purpose of nuclear related activities at facilities or locations involved in the nuclear fuel cycle.
•Perform complementary access activities and collect nuclear material samples and environmental samples.
•Routinely service containment and surveillance equipment, calibrate and operate instruments for measuring nuclear material.
•Verify design information to confirm information provided by States.
•Assess the applicability of safeguards approaches.

The Nuclear Safeguards Inspector (P3) will also carry out activities in Headquarters / Regional Offices:
•Plan and prepare for standard safeguards verification activities and complete inspection, design information review, complementary access reports and related statements with due regard to promptness, accuracy, completeness and quality of presentation.
•Evaluate inspection and other verification results and summarize information to be used as input for future inspections and activities.
•Review and evaluate Remote Data Transmission and surveillance information for nuclear sites and facilities (including seals, instruments and surveillance data).
•Evaluate data and information collected from various sources and review and analyse safeguards relevant information and report and follow-up on results in liaison with relevant intra-departmental partners.
•Analyse the consistency of declarations provided by the State and data collected through safeguards verification activities and take follow-up action where necessary.
•As a facility/site officer, establish and maintain technical information with regard to specific safeguards facilities/sites providing reports and updates as required; assist in the preparation/coordination of relevant subsidiary arrangements and safeguards approaches including the application of appropriate safeguards measures, as necessary, for the effective implementation of safeguards at the specified location.
•As a country officer, collaboratively prepare/coordinate State evaluations to formulate conclusions and draft reports for use by key safeguards groups and committees.


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