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  • Organization: IAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency
  • Location: Vienna
  • Grade: P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Nuclear Technology
    • Technology, Electronics and Mechanics
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Security policy
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Social Affairs
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2019-07-26

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Team Leader (Safeguards-Member States Training) (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 Concepts and Planning is responsible for strategic planning, the development and promotion of safeguards concepts and policy, the coordination of research and development activities, the implementation of the quality management system of the Department, and the provision and development of training.


The Section for Training, one of four sections in the Division of Concepts and Planning, is responsible for the development, coordination and provision of safeguards related training for the Department and for personnel of Member States in relation to their obligations under safeguards agreements with the IAEA. The principal functions and responsibilities of the Section include\: the organization and implementation of the training of safeguards staff and Member State personnel; the preparation, coordination and maintenance of documentation required for training; and the maintenance of training facilities.  


Main Purpose

Reporting to the Section Head, the Team Leader (Safeguards Member States Training Team (SG-MS Training)) is responsible for the design, development and implementation of courses to support Member States in the establishment and maintenance of a State system of accounting for and control of nuclear material (SSAC) and to assist them fulfil their safeguards obligations under their specific Safeguards agreements through the provision of training. He/she participates in the definition of activities for the promotion of education and training in the field of international and national safeguards and leads a small team of professional and general service staff to support these efforts.


The Team Leader (SG-MS Training) is (1) a training specialist, developing and conducting needs-based training for personnel of States in relation to their safeguards agreements with the IAEA, including safeguards implementation, safeguards approaches, equipment and techniques, and in the preparation of related procedures; (2) a technical adviser to IAEA Safeguards staff to assist in the assessment of training needs in Member States; and (3) a manager, coordinating and ensuring the proper availability of all required resources (both human and financial) to implement training activities for Member States.

Functions / Key Results Expected

  • Act as a focal point for training or training related activities carried out in cooperation with or provided by Member States, other organizations or other IAEA offices, in order to harmonize and coordinate initiatives and assistance programmes to ensure a consistent and optimized delivery of training related to implementation of safeguards by States;
  • Lead his/her team in terms of performance evaluation, coordinating schedules, and professional development and provide guidance related to implementing training activities;
  • Ensure team activities are in line with long-term Departmental objectives; and work closely with other staff in the Section to ensure consistency and high-quality in training materials and delivery, and to share best practices;
  • Promote and implement the 5 steps of the Systematic Approach to Training for courses supporting States in implementing safeguards\: training needs analysis, design of training courses, development of training materials, implementation of training and evaluation of training effectiveness;
  • Provide expert advice to Agency efforts to support Member States in the establishment and maintenance of SSACs, including in the framework of the Agency-wide programme for supporting States developing nuclear power for their national energy needs;
  • Provide training related information for the preparation of training tasks through Member State Support Programmes and programmatic elements for the elaboration of the budget of the Training Section;
  • Participate in the definition of activities for the promotion of education and training in the field of international and national safeguards;
  • Contribute to the preparation, writing and editing of safeguards reference documents and reports;
  • Work with technical consultants on training related projects.

The incumbent may perform his/her work in areas involving exposure to radioactive materials. Therefore, as an Occupationally Exposed Worker, he/she must be medically cleared by VIC Medical Service and is subject to an appropriate radiation and health monitoring programme, in accordance with the IAEA's Radiation Safety Regulations.


Competencies and Expertise

Core Competencies

Name Definition
Planning and Organizing Sets clearly defined objectives for himself/herself and the team or Section. Identifies and organizes deployment of resources based on assessed needs, taking into account possible changing circumstances. Monitors team’s performance in meeting the assigned deadlines and milestones.
Communication Encourages open communication and builds consensus. Uses tact and discretion in dealing with sensitive information, and keeps staff informed of decisions and directives as appropriate.
Achieving Results Sets realistic targets for himself/herself and for the team; ensures availability of resources and supports staff members in achieving results. Monitors progress and performance; evaluates achievements and integrates lessons learned.
Teamwork Encourages teamwork, builds effective teams and resolves problems by creating a supportive and collaborative team spirit, remaining mindful of the need to collaborate with people outside the immediate area of responsibility.

Functional Competencies

Name Definition
Client orientation Examines client plans and develops services and options to support ongoing relationships. Develops solutions that add value to the Agency’s programmes and operations.
Knowledge sharing and learning Identifies and establishes systems and mechanisms to facilitate development of best practice and knowledge management. Encourages staff members to learn continuously and to share knowledge through mentoring, networking and development, and training opportunities.
Technical/scientific credibility Provides guidance and advice in his/her area of expertise on the application of scientific/professional methods, procedures and approaches.

Required Expertise

Function Name Expertise Description
Legal Non-proliferation and Safeguards Law and Treaty Thorough knowledge of safeguards implementation by State system of accounting for and control of nuclear material. including ensuring that national laws and regulations cover international safeguards requirements.
Safeguards Safeguards System, Advanced Expertise in 1) collecting, processing and communicating to the IAEA data required by States’ reporting obligations under safeguards agreement and protocols, and 2) in supporting verification activities in States.
Training Training Implementation Demonstrated use and experience in training methodologies.

Qualifications, Experience and Language skills

  • Master's Degree - Advanced university degree in nuclear science, physics or engineering, or a safeguards related discipline or educational field.
  • At least seven years of combined research, industrial and nuclear safeguards experience, including experience in designing and presenting training courses.
  • Proven experience in the management of staff with proven ability to build team spirit and to recognize the contribution of others.
  • Experience in preparing reports and delivering presentations.
  • Excellent oral and written command of English. Knowledge of other official IAEA languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Russian and Spanish) is an asset.


The IAEA offers an attractive remuneration package including a tax-free annual net base salary starting at US $72637 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), a variable post adjustment which currently amounts to US $ 29926, dependency benefits, rental subsidy, education grant, relocation and repatriation expenses; 6 weeks' annual vacation, home leave, pension plan and health insurance

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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