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Associate Education Officer (NSNS) (P2)

Vienna (Austria)

  • Organization: IAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency
  • Location: Vienna (Austria)
  • Grade: P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Nuclear Technology
    • Technology, Electronics and Mechanics
    • Education, Learning and Training
  • Closing Date: 2020-12-18

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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 Agency'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 Nuclear Security (NSNS) is responsible for establishing, coordinating and implementing the IAEA's nuclear security programme to protect against, detect and respond to criminal acts or acts of nuclear terrorism and threats thereof. NSNS comprises four Sections\:

•Nuclear Security of Materials Outside of Regulatory Control Section
•Nuclear Security of Materials and Facilities Section
•Information Management Section
•Programme Development and International Cooperation Section

The Programme Development and International Cooperation Section (PDIC) provides support to the overall planning and coordination of the work of the Division including responsibility for and management of the Nuclear Security Fund, the evaluation of results, financial matters; and interaction with and reporting to donors. PDIC assists in the development and promotion of nuclear security through development of IAEA guidance in nuclear security, promotion of relevant international legal instruments, facilitating nuclear security working and advisory groups, and providing Divisional communications and outreach support. The Section assists in human resource development in nuclear security for Member States, coordinating and advising on overall strategy, methodology and evaluation development for the Division’s education and training programmes. It coordinates two collaborative Networks for nuclear security education and training, one for nuclear security academic and educational institutions (INSEN) and one for national Nuclear Security Support Centres (NSSCs).

The Education and Training Development Unit coordinates NSNS Divisional education and training activities and provides assistance to States in the planning and implementation of nuclear security education, training and human resource development programmes. It leads in strategy development and programme planning for, and provides guidance on, education and training activities (and the interface between them), assists in identifying the training needs of States and coordinates activities required for the design, development, implementation and evaluation of nuclear security training provided by NSNS. The Unit coordinates internal and external NSNS training and education programme development, the oversight of the revision of the programme in line with recommendations contained in the Nuclear Security Series documents, and other factors defined in NSNS documents purposed for self-assessment. This Unit provides methodology support and advice to NSNS sections and technical officers, analyses lessons learned from NSNS training practices, accumulates and disseminates good practices in the training area, and works to develop innovative means of training delivery including new teaching techniques such as e-learning. The Unit is also responsible for coordinating two collaborative networks, one for academic and educational institutions engaged in nuclear security education (INSEN) and one concerning the establishment and operation of national Nuclear Security Support Centres (NSSCs) which, along with other PDIC activities, help build capacity and support the sustainability of nuclear security in States.



Main Purpose


As a member of a team led by the Section Head, Programme Development and International Cooperation, the Associate Education Officer (NSNS) is responsible for working with the Education Officer on the development and implementation of the education programme in nuclear security, including the international and regional schools on nuclear security, the INSEN Network and its relevant activities, the development and revision of the relevant guidance documents, and coordination within the Section and the Division on these matters. 





The Associate Education Officer (NSNS) plays several roles in the Division of Nuclear Security, under the guidance of the Education Officer\: (1) Coordinator, supporting the Education Officer in the coordination of various nuclear security education activities to ensure that they are effective, up-to-date, and reflect the official position or policy of the IAEA; (2) Facilitator, with the Education Officer, of the activities of the INSEN Network; (3) Facilitator of the international and regional schools on nuclear security, and (4) Team Member, supporting the delivery and evaluation of the wider education programme.



Functions / Key Results Expected

  • Support the Education Officer in the facilitation of the activities of the INSEN network
  • Maintain the INSEN section of the NUSEC portal
  • Work with the Implementation Assistant to help organize and facilitate the INSEN Annual and Leadership meetings
  • Facilitate and maintain records of meetings, conference and video calls
  • Process requests for membership in INSEN
  • Support the Education Officer in facilitating the planning and implementation of the international and regional schools on nuclear security.
  • Support the Education Officer in implementing the Master of Nuclear Security programme with interested academic institutions.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of the wider IAEA strategy for human resource development in nuclear security.

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.

Actively contributes to achieving team results. Supports team decisions.

Functional Competencies

Name Definition
Client orientation Establishes effective relationships with clients to understand and meet or exceed their needs. Finds ways to ensure client satisfaction.
Commitment to continuous process improvement 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.
Knowledge sharing and learning

Actively seeks opportunities to learn by formal and informal means; learns from others, adopting and sharing best practice.

Required Expertise

Function Name Expertise Description
Management and Programme Analysis External Cooperation Experience in design and development of education curriculae in partnership with a range of external partners including prestigious educational institutions
Management and Programme Analysis International Relations Ability to design and develop education curriculae in close cooperation with a range of international partners including governments
Training Training Design Experience in conducting analysis of training needs and the ability to contribute to the development of a range of training resources



Qualifications, Experience and Language skills

  • Bachelor's Degree - University degree in International Relations or Social Sciences or a related discipline
  • Knowledge of activities in the nuclear security field an advantage.
  • Minimum of two years of working experience in a relevant field at national or international level.
  • Experience in working with national/international education or training projects including experience in curriculum development and review
  • Excellent oral and written command of English. Knowledge of other official IAEA languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) is an asset.





The IAEA offers an attractive remuneration package including a tax-free annual net base salary starting at US $47895 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), a variable post adjustment which currently amounts to US $ 24043, 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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