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Nuclear Support Systems Analyst(P3)

Vienna (Austria)

  • Organization: IAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency
  • Location: Vienna (Austria)
  • Grade: P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Nuclear Technology
    • Technology, Electronics and Mechanics
    • Renewable Energy sector
    • Mechanics and Electronics (Engineering)
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
  • Closing Date: 2020-01-08

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Organizational Setting

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 Energy Planning and Nuclear Information and Knowledge comprises the Planning and Economic Studies Section, Nuclear Knowledge Management Section and the Nuclear Information Section. The Division is responsible for strengthening capacities in energy and nuclear power planning, building capacities to manage nuclear knowledge and provide knowledge management services to interested member states, and to procure and provide printed and electronic information in the area of nuclear science and technology.


The Nuclear Systems Support group (NSSG) provides for development and proper maintenance of reliable information management systems in conformance to IAEA and international standards for the Department of Nuclear Energy. The group advise managers and staff in setting up new IT projects; ensures fast resolution of issues; provides continuous support to IT application owners; develops, maintains and helps staff to use SharePoint based sites for collaboration; monitors and tracks all IT-related activities within the Department; and ensures that all Departmental IT projects follow IAEA-wide cyber security, IPSAS and governance requirements.


Main Purpose

Under the guidance and supervision of the NE Nuclear Support Systems Coordinator, the Nuclear Support Systems Analyst provides support to the development and maintenance of existing and new information technology projects that support the department and the sub-programmes. The Nuclear Support Systems Analyst also provides training to new employees on NE and IAEA IT policies and processes, and maintains the supplementary information systems necessary to manage the department application portfolio.


Role

The Nuclear Support Systems Analyst plays four principal roles\:
(1) IT analyst, responsible for supporting, implementing and reporting progress on IT-related projects to the Nuclear Support Systems Coordinator; (2) developer, providing expertise in the development of computer codes and maintaining existing codes on the infrastructure provided by the IAEA IT Division and through cloud-based infrastructure, where applicable, and including the development and documentation of requirements, use cases, and other design inputs; (3) information architect, providing analysis and development of approaches to the proper integration of systems and data structures and to improve the efficiency and maintainability of such systems within the department; and (4) trainer and facilitator to enhance competent and effective use of the departmental IT resources.


Functions / Key Results Expected

Support the Nuclear Support Systems Coordinator in the establishment and maintenance of the Information Technology Infrastructure for the Department of Nuclear Energy;
Provides programming necessary for the development and maintenance of NE IT applications;
Ensure that all IT Governance requirements and applicable international standards are applied in the conduct of development and maintenance projects;
Develop the information and procedures needed to establish MTIT-compliant systems within the NE Department;
Develop and support projects to update or replace existing legacy applications with newer technology, including migration of applications to SharePoint;
Provide support for the ongoing use, configuration, and implementation of best practices for migration of NE applications to SharePoint; and,
Provide training and assistance to department staff on the proper use of Agency IT systems and on the proper application and compliance with Agency IT Governance requirements for IT projects.


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
 
Client orientation Helps clients to analyse their needs. Seeks to understand service needs from the client’s perspective and ensure that the client’s standards are met.
 
Commitment to continuous process improvement Plans and executes activities in the context of quality and risk management and identifies opportunities for process, system and structural improvement, as well as improving current practices. Analyses processes and procedures, and proposes improvements.
 
Technical/scientific credibility Ensures that work is in compliance with internationally accepted professional standards and scientific methods. Provides scientifically/technically accepted information that is credible and reliable.


Required Expertise

Function Name Expertise Description
     
Information Technology Computer Programming Proficient in programming web-based database applications using modern techniques and languages
     
Information Technology Information Technology and Data Processing Technical expertise regarding data models, database design development, data mining and segmentation techniques.
     
Information Technology Project Management In depth understanding of Project Management life cycle and proficient in writing appropriate documentation associated with the proper maintenance and control of software.

Qualifications, Experience and Language skills

Bachelor's Degree - In information technology or a related field.

Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience.
Experience in using Microsoft .NET framework, JavaScript, JQuery, XML, HTML, HTML5, CSS, CSS3, Web Programming Skills, cross-browser compatibility, Web User Interface Design (UI), Security Principles, Object-Oriented Design, Web Services (e.g., REST/SOAP), Multimedia Content Development, API's, etc.
Strong knowledge of and experience with reporting packages (Business Objects, etc.) and databases (SQL, ORACLE, etc.).
Familiarity and/or certification in one or more accepted project management frameworks (PRINCE2, SCRUM, Agile Development, etc.).

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 $60233 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), a variable post adjustment which currently amounts to US $ 24756, 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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