Under the supervision and the guidance of the Unit Head (Radioactive Material Security), and in close cooperation with colleagues from IAEA’s Divisions of Radiation Transport and Waste Safety (NSRW) among others, the Senior Nuclear Security Officer (Regulatory Infrastructure) will lead the technical implementation of nuclear security components of complex, multi-disciplinary, technical assistance projects and activities aimed at supporting States in establishing and strengthening their national regulatory infrastructure for radiation safety and the security of radioactive material. In addition, the Senior Nuclear Security Officer (Regulatory Infrastructure) will be responsible for providing high-level technical backstopping for selected activities in the same area, such as the preparation of technical and international guidance documents, and for organizing training events and leading assessment and advisory missions. Further, he/she will be expected to provide support to the development of States Integrated Nuclear Security Support Plans (INSSP) and to the implementation of actions to support these Plans.
The Senior Nuclear Security Officer (Regulatory Infrastructure) is: (1) a recognized expert in all aspects related to the establishment and strengthening of regulatory infrastructure for the security of radioactive material and associated facilities, with a good overall understanding of the regulatory infrastructure for radiation safety; (2) a technical team leader for the implementation of complex, multi-disciplinary technical assistance projects, including guiding and facilitating discussions with decision-makers and high level representatives of States, and other relevant international organizations and initiatives relating to regulatory infrastructure during IAEA missions to developing countries; (3) a scientific secretary to international scientific meetings related to regulatory infrastructure, overseeing the preparation of related documents; (4) a substantive contributor, providing inputs to the consolidation and development of new IAEA training courses tailored to the specific needs of beneficiary States; and (5) a liaison between representatives of national regulatory bodies and other competent authorities in States, experts and senior representatives in the field of infrastructure for radiation safety and security of radioactive material.
Functions / Key Results Expected
- Lead the technical analysis and assessment of States’ needs in the area of national regulatory infrastructure for the security of radioactive material and, in collaboration with NSRW, radiation safety, and propose innovative approaches to address identified shortcomings.
- Provide authoritative advice on national strategies on the security of radioactive material in use and storage, including to senior officials.
- Lead the technical implementation of relevant components of Integrated Nuclear Security Support Plans (INSSP) based on Member States' needs and provide programmatic guidance according to the IAEA and international recommendations and guidelines.
- Provide authoritative technical and strategic advice to States and support them in capacity building, including conduct of training, workshops, exercises and seminars related to national regulatory infrastructure for radiation safety and security of radioactive material and associated facilities.
- Contribute to the application of the technical recommendations and guidelines relevant to the development of methodology used in the nuclear security work.
- Organize and lead international meetings on the establishment and strengthening of regulatory infrastructure for radiation safety and nuclear security of radioactive material and associated facilities.
- Lead the provision of technical input to the development of Nuclear Security Guidance documents in the subject area, in collaboration with NSNS officers and Member State experts.
ualifications, Experience and Language skills
- Master's Degree - Advanced University degree in Science, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering or a closely related technical field with a focus on nuclear science, nuclear engineering, nuclear technology, nuclear/ radiation safety, nuclear security or non-proliferation.
- Minimum ten years of relevant experience in implementing activities related to the establishment or strengthening of regulatory infrastructure for radiation safety and/or for the security of radioactive material, of which at least five should be directly related to the security of radioactive material within a relevant competent authority, most preferably in a senior position.
- Demonstrated experience in implementing activities directly related to the establishment or strengthening of national regulatory infrastructure for radiation safety.
- Demonstrated experience in working with national and international organizations or institutes, and the IAEA in particular, in the delivery of technical assistance to developing countries, especially in the Africa region.
- Experience in implementing projects/ activities aimed at supporting States in the establishment and strengthening of their national regulatory infrastructure for both radiation safety and the security of radioactive material is an asset.
- Excellent oral and written command of English and French. Knowledge of other official IAEA languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) is an asset.