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Emergency Preparedness Officer (Nuclear Facilities) (P4)

Vienna (Austria)

  • Organization: IAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency
  • Location: Vienna (Austria)
  • Grade: P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Renewable Energy sector
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Emergency Aid and Response
    • Nuclear Technology
    • Mechanics and Electronics (Engineering)
    • Medical Practitioners
    • Disaster Management (Preparedness, Resilience, Response and Recovery)
    • Architecture, Building and Property Management
  • Closing Date: 2022-02-11

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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

 

The Emergency Preparedness Officer (Nuclear Facilities) reports to the Emergency Preparedness Coordinator. He/she provides technical advice on preparedness and response issues, especially those associated with the on-site and off-site arrangements for dealing with emergencies at nuclear facilities, designs and implements capacity building activities and partnerships in support of Member States; and contributes to the development of safety standards, technical guidance and tools to help Member States in developing their EPR arrangements.

 

Role

 

The Emergency Preparedness Officer (Nuclear Facilities) is\: (1) a technical specialist developing or providing input into the development of safety standards and technical guidance related to EPR, especially those associated with on-site and off-site emergency arrangements at nuclear facilities, (2) an expert, providing subject matter expertise on best EPR practices at nuclear facilities, and (3) a lead trainer, supporting capacity building activities in EPR by designing and conducting training events and ensuring their effectiveness, using up-to-date techniques and best practices.

 

Functions / Key Results Expected

 

Develop or provide technical advice and input into the development of safety standards, technical guidance and tools on EPR, especially those associated with on-site and off-site emergency arrangements at nuclear facilities, to provide reference to Member States to develop and maintain appropriate EPR arrangements.


Provide for the application of safety standards, technical guidance and tools on EPR by conducting training courses, workshops, exercises and networking activities.


Develop training materials and other pedagogical tools to implement the safety standards, technical guidance and tools on EPR and provide advice to ensure consistency and state-of-the art techniques in the delivery of training.


Organize and implement peer review and advisory missions in emergency preparedness and response.


Provide technical inputs and background information required for the design, implementation and follow up of projects on emergency preparedness and response.


Provide support and relevant expertise for the Incident and Emergency System (IES) and participate in associated training and exercises.

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.

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
 
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 Planning Proven knowledge and experience in planning to respond to nuclear emergencies.
     
Emergency Preparedness and Response Emergency Preparedness and Response Experience in developing and conducting training in the area of EPR. Proven knowledge and experience in various aspects of EPR including in addressing functional and infrastructure requirements of EPR.

 

Qualifications, Experience and Language skills

 

  • Advanced University degree in nuclear engineering, science, emergency management or a related field.
  • University degree in nuclear engineering, science, emergency management or a related field with additional three years of relevant experience may be considered in lieu of advanced university degree.
  • Minimum of seven years of experience in preparedness and response to nuclear and radiological incidents and emergencies of which at least five years working experience related to emergency preparedness and response at nuclear facilities; and three years of experience in development of national and international safety standards, technical guidance and tools in the area of emergency preparedness and response for nuclear and radiological incidents and emergencies.
  • Experience in applying national and international safety standards and best practices in developing and enhancing on-site and off-site emergency preparedness and response for nuclear facilities.
  • Experience in delivering training activities and in preparation and conduct of exercises in emergency preparedness and response.
  • 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 $74913 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), a variable post adjustment which currently amounts to US $ 33261, 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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