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 safety and security related needs of its Member States.
The Division of Radiation, Transport and Waste Safety (NSRW) 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 used while ensuring appropriate protection of workers, the public and patients. It also assists Member States in the implementation of these standards and provides related services.
The Waste and Environmental Safety Section is responsible for the delineation of a global waste safety framework based upon the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management, and the development and application of safety standards for the management of radioactive waste, decommissioning, remediation and environmental releases.
The Decommissioning and Remediation Unit of the Waste and Environmental Safety Section is concerned with the establishment and application of safety standards related to the remediation of contaminated environments, the decommissioning of facilities using radioactive material (e.g. nuclear power plants, research reactors, fuel cycle facilities) and the management of naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM) waste, in particular the residues and wastes from the mining and milling of uranium ores. The Unit provides leadership for services to operators, regulators and other specialized users involved in assuring safety in the decommissioning of facilities using radioactive material, the release and re-use of sites, the clearance of material and in assessing and advising on the safety of mine/mill tailings.
The consultant will provide technical expertise and organize activities on the integrated aspects of safe decommissioning and radioactive waste management, including clearance of radioactive material, with the view to support member states in a holistic manner.
Functions / Key Results Expected
• Prepare and deliver training courses and workshops to promote the IAEA work on unrestricted and restricted removal of material and waste from regulatory control (general and specific clearance)
• Organize workshops, expert missions, scientific visits and fellowships for several new national and regional Technical Cooperation projects on waste management and decommissioning, in accordance with projects' workplans (implementation to start in 2022);
• For the two international conferences on waste management and decommissioning (planned for 2023) maintain communication with Programme Committees and speakers, draft promotional materials and web articles, and provide information through conference web pages.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Working knowledge of international standards and recommendations on decommissioning and waste management;
• Excellent communication skills, able to communicate technical issues to a wider audience.
Qualifications and Experience
• Bachelor's Degree in science, engineering or related subject. Master's degree would be an asset.
• At least five years' experience in the field of decommissioning of facilities or radioactive waste management.
• Proven experience of developing technical reports.
• Experience of organising technical meetings and workshops is an asset.
• Experience of working in an international setting and on international projects is an asset.
• Excellent oral and written command of English. Knowledge of other official IAEA languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) is an asset.
The remuneration for this consultancy is a daily fee of up to a maximum of € 300, based on qualifications and experience. In case duty travel is required within the assignment, a daily subsistence allowance (DSA) and travel costs are provided. Health coverage and pension fund are the responsibility of the incumbent.