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Emergency Preparedness Coordinator (P5)

Vienna (Austria)

  • Organization: IAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency
  • Location: Vienna (Austria)
  • Grade: P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Nuclear Technology
    • Technology, Electronics and Mechanics
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Emergency Aid and Response
    • Medical Practitioners
    • Managerial positions
    • Disaster Management (Preparedness, Resilience, Response and Recovery)
  • Closing Date: 2021-01-27

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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 Incident and Emergency Centre (IEC) is part of the Department of Nuclear Safety and Security and reports to the Deputy Director General, Head of the Department. The IEC serves as the IAEA's focal point for preparedness and response to nuclear and radiological incidents and emergencies regardless of their cause, and for strengthening Member States' preparedness for response.

 

Main Purpose

Reporting to the IEC Head, the Emergency Preparedness Coordinator develops and implements the IAEA's policy and strategy for enhancing Member States' preparedness for response to nuclear and radiological incidents and emergencies irrespective of whether it arises from an accident, natural disaster, negligence or nuclear security event. He/she manages and coordinates activities required to implement the IAEA's programme including determining the magnitude of effort required in developing specific programme components.

 

Role

The Emergency Preparedness Coordinator is\: (1) a program manager ensuring all elements of the program are developed and implemented in the most efficient and effective manner; (2) a coordinator ensuring consistency of all aspects of emergency preparedness within the IAEA's programme; (3) an expert contributor, offering technical support to the development of Safety Standards, technical guidelines and tools in the area of preparedness for response to nuclear and radiological incidents and emergencies irrespective of whether it arises from an accident, natural disaster, negligence or nuclear security event, and guidance to Member States; and (4) an Emergency Response Manager participating in the IAEA's Incident and Emergency System (IES).

 

Functions / Key Results Expected

 

  • Plan, direct, co-ordinate and monitor implementation and supervise the activities in the area of strengthening Member States' preparedness in accordance with Member States' needs, including but not limited to Safety Standards and compliance of Member States with the requirements of the IAEA's Safety Standards in the area of preparedness for response to nuclear and radiological incidents and emergencies, and Emergency Preparedness Reviews (EPREVs).
  • Manage the development, maintenance and provision for application of Safety Standards, technical guidelines and tools in the area of preparedness for response to nuclear and radiological incidents and emergencies irrespective of the initiating cause , taking into account feedback on their application, lessons learned from response to actual emergencies and exercises, and emerging technical developments and trends.
  • Provide expert technical knowledge, guidance and advice to Member States on the development and implementation of programmes of preparedness for response to nuclear and radiological incidents and emergencies irrespective of the initiating cause.
  • Oversee the technical support for technical cooperation projects that provide related assistance to Member States, as well as coordinated research projects.
  • Maintain agreements and cooperation with the relevant international organizations in programmes of preparedness for response to nuclear and radiological incidents and emergencies irrespective of the initiating cause.
  • Carry out duties as on-call Emergency Response Manager within the IAEA's Incident and Emergency System (IES), participate in associated training and exercises, and provide technical support as required when the IEC is activated.
     

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
 
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.
 
Judgement/decision making 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.
 
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
     
Emergency Preparedness and Response Emergency Management Proven knowledge and experience in addressing management aspects of EPR.
     
Emergency Preparedness and Response Emergency Planning Proven knowledge and experience in planning for response to nuclear and radiological emergencies.
     
Emergency Preparedness and Response Emergency Preparedness and Response Proven knowledge and experience in various aspects of EPR, including in addressing functional and infrastructure requirements of EPR.
     
Emergency Preparedness and Response Nuclear Engineering Proven knowledge in nuclear engineering, as relevant to EPR.
     
Emergency Preparedness and Response Nuclear Physics Proven knowledge in nuclear physics, as relevant to EPR.
     
Emergency Preparedness and Response Radiation Protection Proven knowledge and experience in radiation protection aspects of EPR.

 

Qualifications, Experience and Language skills

  • Master's Degree - Advanced university degree in nuclear physics, nuclear engineering, radiation protection or a related field.
  • Doctorate Degree - PhD in nuclear physics, nuclear engineering, radiation protection or a related field would be an asset.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in preparedness and response to nuclear and radiological incidents and emergencies, and in radiation protection, of which at least five years at the managerial level and three years at international level in the development of Safety Standards, technical guidelines and tools in preparedness and response to nuclear and radiological incidents and emergencies irrespective of the initiating cause.
  • Experience in developing national response plans, and in developing and appraising of the national emergency preparedness and response arrangements.
  • Excellent oral and written command of English. Knowledge of other official IAEA languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, 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 $88162 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), a variable post adjustment which currently amounts to US $ 46373, 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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