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Radiation Protection Health %26 Safety Coordinator(P4)

Vienna (Austria)

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 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 Division of Technical and Scientific Services (SGTS) is the departmental branch for nuclear and other measurement systems applied in verification activities, containment and surveillance techniques and all verification logistics. Within the Department of Safeguards, the Division of Technical Support is responsible for the development and implementation of the Department's equipment systems.The Section for Verification Logistics (TVL) provides the Department with support and services (including equipment contamination monitoring and decontamination) in connection with the receipt, shipment, warehousing, physical verification, procurement and provision of equipment and supplies.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 Verification Logistics Section consists of the Safeguards Asset Management Team and the Equipment Handling and Storage Team. The Section provides the Department with support and services in connection with safeguards equipment. These services include asset management, receipt, shipment, warehousing, safety (including radiation protection and contamination monitoring), procurement and provision of equipment and supplies. Through the Equipment Service Desk, the Section acts as an interface between the Division and the other Divisions in the Department. The Section is also responsible for the acquisition and analysis of equipment performance data, and equipment usage statistics, and for providing relevant reports.


Main Purpose

Under the general supervision of the Team Leader Equipment Handling and Storage Team, the Radiation Protection Health & Safety Coordinator is responsible for establishing Departmental health and safety policies and for overseeing, driving and coordinating the implementation of radiation protection regulations and the health and safety programme in the Department of Safeguards. In addition the incumbent has the responsibilities of Quality Manager of the Safeguards Equipment Radiation Monitoring Laboratory (ERML) within the framework of the ISO17025 accreditation.


Role

The Radiation Protection Health & Safety Coordinator is (1) a technical chair of the Safeguards Health and Safety Subcommittee (SHS), planning, preparing, coordinating and organizing the implementation of the authorized divisional radiation protection programmes and the development of health and safety procedures, (2) a substantive and recognized expert, acting as a central point of reference for radiation safety matters and all operational health and safety activities in the Department of Safeguards, (3) an adviser, providing advice, training, guidance and up to date information on policies and processes for radiation protection and health and safety compliance (4) a facilitator of cooperation within the Department of Safeguards and with other Departments in the IAEA dealing with this area of work (5) a quality manager, managing the quality management system established for ERML in compliance with ISO17025 requirements.


Functions / Key Results Expected

- Develop, implement, monitor and review health and safety procedures and guidance to ensure satisfactory working conditions, in compliance with the Departmental Health & Safety Programme.
- Establish internal policies, procedures and organizational arrangements required for the implementation of the IAEA radiation safety regulations and the Departmental Health & Safety Programme with priority given to design and technical measures to control radiation hazards.
- Oversee the implementation of the authorized radiation protection/ health and safety programmes, ensuring that appropriate radiation monitoring of staff and of the facilities/workplaces is carried out.
- Ensure the consistency of radiation, health and safety programme and practices across the department.
- Act as the Departmental focal point on radiation, health and safety matters. Establish and maintain a collaborative environment with the Agency Radiation Safety Regulator, Directors in charge and divisional Radiation Protection Officers as well as other VIC and Seibersdorf based partners involved in radiation safety, health and safety matters.
- Arrange for accredited technical support services on health, safety and radiation protection for Safeguards staff with respect to the nature of the relevant hazards, protection and safety, as needed (e.g. for individual monitoring, workplace monitoring, staff training, calibration of radiation monitoring devices, safe transport of radioactive sources, etc.) and that personal protective equipment provided is suitable and adequate for the intended purpose and meets the requirements of any relevant standard or specification.
- Ensure that local radiation/health and safety emergency response arrangements are in place, and that adequate provisions are made for generating information promptly in the event of an emergency.
- Perform and provide guidance on risk assessments; target areas of improvement for health and safety and prevention of accidents, delivering projects in a timely manner reducing areas of risk and accidents.
- Drive a cultural change in the area of health and safety through health and safety sub-committee reviews, lessons learned and knowledge sharing within the Department.
- Establish and manage systems for maintaining accurate and accessible records, as required by the radiation safety regulations and the health and safety programme; compile safety statistics, analyse trends, support and carry out incident investigations as required and resolve issues
- Provide qualified technical support and advice to Directors in charge and divisional Radiation Protection Officers
- Fulfil the duties of Quality Manager of the ISO17025 accredited ERML;
- Represent the Department of Safeguards for all matters related with health and safety.

Competencies and Expertise

Core Competencies

Name Definition
 
Planning and Organizing Plans and organizes his/her own work in support of achieving the team or Section’s priorities. Takes into account potential changes and proposes contingency plans.
 
Communication Communicates orally and in writing in a clear, concise and impartial manner. Takes time to listen to and understand the perspectives of others and proposes solutions.
 
Achieving Results Takes initiative in defining realistic outputs and clarifying roles, responsibilities and expected results in the context of the Department/Division’s programme. Evaluates his/her results realistically, drawing conclusions from lessons learned.
 
Teamwork Actively contributes to achieving team results. Supports team decisions.

Functional Competencies

Name Definition
 
Analytical thinking Analyses information to identify cause and effect relationships and correlations. Identifies critical elements and assesses consequences of different courses of action and proposes solutions.
 
Change Management Adapts to changing circumstances, including emergencies and other unexpected situations.
 
Knowledge sharing and learning Actively seeks learning opportunities and actively shares knowledge and information with others; shares specialized knowledge, skills and learning from experience across different situations and contexts effectively.

Required Expertise

Function Name Expertise Description
     
Radiation, Transport and Waste Safety Accreditation to ISO Standards for Testing and Calibration Laboratories Demonstrated quality management system experience.
     
Radiation, Transport and Waste Safety Occupational Radiation Protection Thorough knowledge of radiation safety principles, operational safety practices and the science and technology on which they are based.
     
Management and Programme Analysis Project Management Demonstrated ability to set clearly defined objectives and plan project activities, taking into account possible changing circumstances, to identify and organize required resources and to monitor performance against deadlines and milestones

Asset Expertise

Function Name Expertise Description
     
Radiation, Transport and Waste Safety Development of Radiation Protection Policy Knowledge of the organisational structure of the IAEA and the ability to coordinate existing divisional programmes to ensure the consistency of policies at the Departmental level.

Qualifications, Experience and Language skills

Master's Degree - Advanced university degree in Radiation Safety or Physical Sciences

- Minimum of seven years of relevant experience including occupational radiation protection, of which at least three should have been concerned with the provision of a technical support service for workplace monitoring.
- Excellent knowledge of both spoken and written English is essential. Knowledge of German and of any other official IAEA language (i.e. Arabic, Chinese, French, Spanish or Russian) is an advantage.
- Good understanding of international guidelines associated with all health and safety aspects.
- Excellent presentation and communication skills, including the ability to write technical documents in a structured manner and to deliver effective oral presentations to diverse target audiences.

Excellent oral and written command of English. Knowledge of other official IAEA languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Russian and Spanish) is an asset.


Remuneration

The IAEA offers an attractive remuneration package including a tax-free annual net base salary starting at US $70647 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), a variable post adjustment which currently amounts to US $ 33911, dependency benefits, rental subsidy, education grant, relocation and repatriation expenses; 6 weeks' annual vacation, home leave, pension plan and health insurance


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Applications from qualified women and candidates from developing countries are encouraged

Applicants should be aware that IAEA staff members are international civil servants and may not accept instructions from any other authority. The IAEA is committed to applying the highest ethical standards in carrying out its mandate. As part of the United Nations common system, the IAEA subscribes to the following core ethical standards (or values)\: Integrity, Professionalism and Respect for diversity. Staff members may be assigned to any location. The IAEA retains the discretion not to make any appointment to this vacancy, to make an appointment at a lower grade or with a different contract type, or to make an appointment with a modified job description or for shorter duration than indicated above. Testing may be part of the recruitment process
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  • Organization: IAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency
  • Location: Vienna (Austria)
  • Grade: P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Nuclear Technology
    • Energy sector
    • Technology, Electronics and Mechanics
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Security policy
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Legal - International Law
    • Security and Safety
    • Civil Society and Local governance
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2017-12-03

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