Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
The objective of the Department of Nuclear Energy (NE) is to foster the efficient and safe use of nuclear power by supporting interested Member States in: improving the performance of nuclear power plants, the nuclear fuel cycle, and the management of nuclear wastes; catalysing innovation in nuclear power and fuel cycle technologies; developing indigenous capabilities around the world for national energy planning; deploying new nuclear power plants; preserving and disseminating nuclear information and knowledge; and advancing science and industry through improved operation of research reactors.
The department has a dynamic, participative and interactive operating environment with inputs received from the Board of Governors, the General Conference, policy and decision-makers, and technical counterparts in Member States and the international development community.
The Division of Nuclear Power comprises the Nuclear Power Engineering Section, the Nuclear Power Technology Development Section, the Nuclear Infrastructure Development Section and the INPRO (International Project on Innovative Nuclear Reactors and Fuel Cycles) Section. The Division provides core engineering, technological, human resource development and management support to interested Member States in the field of nuclear power.
The Director ensures that the Division of Nuclear Power provides results based programmatic responses to Member States' priorities in the programmatic areas outlined above
The Director is: (1) an adviser and coordinator to the Deputy Director General on issues such as strategy and policy, as well as trends impacting the nuclear power programme; (2) the principal adviser to the Deputy Director General on positioning the programme to deliver in response to the needs of Member States; (3) a leader providing strategic direction and motivating staff in the Division, promoting good performance and teamwork and creating an environment where staff can develop their skills and share knowledge and experience; (4) a manager of the human and financial resources assigned to the Division, responsible for the efficient and effective development and implementation of the nuclear power programme in line with the results based approach.
Functions / Key Results Expected
Qualifications, Experience and Language skills
PhD degree in nuclear engineering, or nuclear related engineering science is an asset.