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Section Head (Programme and Strategy Coordination Section)(P5)

Vienna (Austria)

  • Organization: IAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency
  • Location: Vienna (Austria)
  • Grade: P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2022-01-20

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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 Office of Safety and Security Coordination (NSOC) is located in the Office of the Deputy Director General, Head of the Department. Its mission is to ensure the technical consistency and effective coordination of the IAEA's activities in the nuclear, radiation, transport and waste safety and nuclear security programmes. NSOC comprises three Sections\: the Programme and Strategy Coordination Section, the Networks Management and Partnership Section and the Safety Standards and Security Guidance Development Section.The Office of Safety and Security Coordination is located in the Office of the Deputy Director General, Head of the Department. Its mission is to ensure the technical consistency and effective coordination of the IAEA's activities in the nuclear, radiation, transport and waste safety and nuclear security programmes. The Office comprises three Sections\: the Programme and Strategy Coordination Section, the Networks Management and Partnership Section and the Safety Standards and Security Guidance Guidance Development Section.


The mission of the Programme and Strategy Coordination Section (PSCS) is to ensure the effective development and coordinated implementation of Major Programme 3 and to provide for a common strategic approach to cross cutting areas such as capacity building.

Main Purpose

As a manager and team leader reporting to the Director, the Section Head plans, initiates, implements, guides, coordinates, and supervises the IAEA's programme activities to ensure a common strategic approach to cross cutting areas and major programmes.
 

Role

The Section Head is\: (1) a manager and team leader responsible for the effective development and implementation of the Section's activities; (2) a coordinator and adviser to the Director on programmatic, scientific, and technical issues in the relevant fields; (3) a facilitator of cooperation with other organizations and with other divisions/departments in the IAEA dealing with similar areas of work. The Section Head is responsible for the relevant administrative matters of the Section.

 

Functions / Key Results Expected

Act as Programme Coordinator for Major Progarmme 3 (MP3).

Work closely with staff throughout the Department and coordinate activities and resources to ensure an integrated and synergetic safety and security approach for effective and efficient programme delivery including the coordination of capacity building, education and training, and review missions.

Lead efforts to build the capacity of the Department's staff in synergy with all Departmental core activities.

Promote the Agency's capacity to support the establishment and further improvement of Member States' current and future national nuclear safety and security capacity building and infrastructure.

Collaborate with other IAEA Departments and Offices with a view to constant improvement of the services provided by the Department, identifying and leveraging synergies, particularly for countries embarking on or expanding their nuclear power programmes.

Coordinate the implementation of recommendations from various programme evaluations carried out by in-house and/or external evaluation bodies.

Coordinate with the Agency's IT services on the design, optimization and implementation of current and planned systems for nuclear safety and security related knowledge management.

Competencies and Expertise

Core Competencies

Name Definition
 
Planning and Organizing Sets clearly defined objectives for himself/herself and the team or Section. Identifies and organizes deployment of resources based on assessed needs, taking into account possible changing circumstances. Monitors team’s performance in meeting the assigned deadlines and milestones.
 
Communication Encourages open communication and builds consensus. Uses tact and discretion in dealing with sensitive information, and keeps staff informed of decisions and directives as appropriate.
 
Achieving Results Sets realistic targets for himself/herself and for the team; ensures availability of resources and supports staff members in achieving results. Monitors progress and performance; evaluates achievements and integrates lessons learned.
 
Teamwork Encourages teamwork, builds effective teams and resolves problems by creating a supportive and collaborative team spirit, remaining mindful of the need to collaborate with people outside the immediate area of responsibility.

 

Functional Competencies

Name Definition
 
Judgement/decision making Consults with and seeks advice at the appropriate managerial level when making complex decisions. Facilitates dialogue and development of best practice to support judgement/decision making, in full compliance with the Agency’s regulations and rules.
 
Resilience Shows resilience and composure, even in difficult or adverse circumstances. Is prepared and able to make difficult decisions in the best interest of the Agency and remains committed to seeing them through.
 
Technical/scientific credibility Provides guidance and advice in his/her area of expertise on the application of scientific/professional methods, procedures and approaches.

 

Asset Expertise

Function Name Expertise Description
     
Nuclear Safety IAEA Safety Standards Experience with the application of nuclear safety standards, procedures, judging their appropriateness and determining the necessity for adapting them.
     
Nuclear Safety Interface between safety and security for nuclear installations Ability to coordinate Interface between safety and security.
     
Nuclear Safety International Nuclear Safety Issues and Trends Actively involved in International Nuclear Safety Issues and Trends.
     
Nuclear Safety Management and Leadership Experience with the development of Management and Leadership for safety.
     
Nuclear Safety Results-based management Ability to report concisely, accurately and promptly on meetings and matters of relevance to the IAEA.

 

Qualifications, Experience and Language skills

  • Advanced university degree (masters), preferably in nuclear or other engineering sciences.
  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience, of which at least five years of experience at the managerial level.
  • Experience in an international multidisciplinary environment, with deep understanding of the nuclear field is preferable.
  • Demonstrated experience in project management, including design, monitoring and implementation, and policy development.
  • Experience in managing staff and financial resources, including the ability to effectively lead and motivate teams.
  • 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 $89837 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), a variable post adjustment which currently amounts to US $ 37821, 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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