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Project Management Specialist (Regulatory Infrastructure) (P4)

Vienna (Austria)

  • Organization: IAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency
  • Location: Vienna (Austria)
  • Grade: P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Nuclear Technology
    • Technology, Electronics and Mechanics
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Security policy
    • Infrastructure and Urban-Rural development
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Public Policy and Administration
  • Closing Date: 2020-01-07

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Organizational Setting

The Department of Nuclear Safety and Security (NS) formulates and implements the IAEA's nuclear safety and security programme, which encompasses the IAEA's activities to protect people and the environment from radiation exposure, and responds to the needs of its Member States related to nuclear safety and nuclear security.


The Division of Radiation, Transport and Waste Safety develops and maintains standards for radiation protection, radioactive waste safety, and safety in the transport of radioactive material that enable the beneficial uses of radiation to be exploited while ensuring appropriate protection of workers, the public, patients and the environment. It also assists Member States in the implementation of these standards and provides related services.

 


The Regulatory Infrastructure and Transport Safety Section (RIT) is responsible for providing Member States with safety standards, guidance and tools to foster regulatory infrastructure for radiation safety, for the safe transport of radioactive material and for managing information to identify the needs of Member States with a view to improving radiation, transport and waste safety.


Main Purpose

Under the supervision of the Section Head of RIT, the Project Management Specialist (Regulatory Infrastructure) develops and manages Regulatory Infrastructure Development Projects (RIDP) aimed at establishing or strengthening the national regulatory infrastructure for radiation safety and nuclear security, in line with relevant IAEA safety standards, Nuclear Security Guidance and the Code of Conduct on the Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources in specific States participating in RIDP.


Role

Reporting to the Head of RIT, the Project Management Specialist (Regulatory Infrastructure) is\: 1) a project manager providing high-quality professional inputs and exercising a high degree of operational leadership in the design, implementation and monitoring of RIDP projects, including by ensuring the timeliness and quality of project reports; 2) an analyst and advisor assessing relevant political and socio-economic factors in States and proposing programmatic solutions tailored to address both known and unforeseen needs of RIDP beneficiary countries; 3) a liaison officer between relevant internal (e.g., IAEA Technical Officers and Project Managers) and external (e.g., representatives of States regulatory bodies and donors) stakeholders, including senior officials.


Functions / Key Results Expected

Conduct analysis and assessment of States’ needs in the area of national regulatory infrastructure for the safety of radiation sources and the security of radioactive material, and propose best programmatic approaches to address identified shortcomings;
Undertake the day-to-day management of RIDP, including the organisation of agreed project activities;
Expedite and optimise project implementation, establishing collaborative relationships with RIDP beneficiary States and donors;
Ensure the delivery of RIDP projects in accordance with relevant Contribution Arrangements;
Monitor project progress towards the achievement of set objectives, track RIDP expenditures and ensure the timely preparation of all required reporting documentation;
Identify lessons learned and propose adaptations and innovations to management, monitoring and assessment mechanism and tools.

 


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
 
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.
 
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.

 


Functional Competencies

Name Definition
 

Judgement/decision making




Commitment to continuous process improvement

Consults with supervisor/manager and takes decisions in full compliance with the Agency’s regulations and rules. Makes decisions reflecting best practice and professional theories and standards.


Identifies opportunities for process, system and structural improvement as well as improving current practices, increasing effectiveness and achieving efficiency gains. Actively supports the application of sound quality management standards and process improvement.

 


Client Orientation Establishes effective relationships with clients to understand and meet or exceed their needs. Finds ways to ensure client satisfaction.

 


 

Required Expertise

Function Name Expertise Description
     
Radiation, Transport and Waste Safety Application of Safety Standards Knowledge of IAEA radiation safety standards
     
Radiation, Transport and Waste Safety Application of Safety Standards Knowledge of IAEA safety standards
     
Nuclear Security National Nuclear Security Regimes Knowledge of IAEA guidance related to the security of radioactive material
     
Management and Programme Analysis Partnership Development Proven ability to build relevant strategic partnerships and alliances with key stakeholders and partners and mobilise financial resources.
     
Management and Programme Analysis Partnership Development Proven ability to build relevant strategic partnerships and alliances with key stakeholders and partners and mobilise financial resources.
     
Management and Programme Analysis Project Management Ability to design and manage complex programmes/projects that support States in enhancing their regulatory infrastructure for radiation safety and nuclear security
     
Radiation, Transport and Waste Safety Radiation Safety Regulatory Infrastructure Good knowledge of radiation safety regulatory bodies of the IAEA's member States
     
Radiation, Transport and Waste Safety Radiation Safety Regulatory Infrastructure Good overall knowledge of the status and trends of regulatory infrastructure in IAEA Member States

 


Asset Expertise

Function Name Expertise Description
     
Finance Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system Experience with budget or financial systems. Knowledge of Oracle desirable

Qualifications, Experience and Language skills

Master's Degree - Advanced University Degree in Management, business administration, economics, social sciences, political sciences , international relations or other related field.

At least seven years of relevant working experience in the field of regulatory infrastructure development for radiation safety and nuclear security, of which at least five should be in a managerial position within a national regulatory authority responsible for radiation safety and/or nuclear security.
Experience in working with national and international partners, including the IAEA , in the delivery of technical assistance projects.
Proven experience in the development and implementation of, and resource mobilization for projects/ programmes aimed at supporting States in enhancing their national regulatory infrastructure for radiation safety and nuclear security.
Excellent oral and written command of English. Knowledge of other official IAEA languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, 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 $72637 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), a variable post adjustment which currently amounts to US $ 30435, 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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