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Consultant - Radiological Crime Scene Management


  • Organization: IAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency
  • Location: Vienna
  • Grade: Consultancy - International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Criminology, Extremism, Police Affairs and Anti-Corruption
    • Drugs, Anti-Money Laundering, Terrorism and Human Trafficking
  • Closing Date: 2023-06-16

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 Nuclear Security of Materials Outside of Regulatory Control Section (MORC) is responsible, upon request, to assist States, for activities that assist States in establishing and maintaining nuclear security systems and measures for the prevention and detection of, and response to, nuclear and other radioactive material outside of regulatory control. These activities include developing nuclear security guidance that is consistent with the relevant binding and non-binding international instruments, as well as providing assistance, upon request, to States in implementing the nuclear security framework. In addition to the development of nuclear security guidance, the Section conducts the International Nuclear Security Security Advisory Service (INSServ) and expert missions, upon request, to help States to establish and maintain effective nuclear security regimes, provides training activities, develops methodologies, and assists in security upgrades relating to nuclear and radioactive material detection and response capabilities. The Section implements Coordinated Research Projects and technical meetings in the field of nuclear security of material out of regula
tory control, assists Member States in the implementation of nuclear security measures to support Major Public Events, and organizes a large number of evaluation missions, training courses and workshops, and convenes technical meetings for methodology development.

The Crime Scene Management and Nuclear Forensics Unit is responsible for performing activities related to development of States' Radiological Crime Scene Management capabilities and capacities and the planning and implementation of nuclear forensics capabilities. The Unit supports States' efforts to establish national nuclear forensics laboratories and develop forensic processes and procedures to support the activities of laboratories. The Unit has responsibility for the development and review of Nuclear Security Series publications dedicated to Radiological Crime Scene Management and Nuclear Forensics and the development and implementation of training activities based on that guidance.


Main Purpose

Under the supervision and guidance of the Nuclear Security of Materials Outside of Regulatory Control Section Head and guidance of the Unit Head, the consultant will help  Crime Scene Management and Nuclear Forensics Section to  provide expertise to support the implementation of the delivery of Radiological Crime Scene Management (RCSM) content to Member States, on request, in order to support Member States to develop and sustain effective and efficient nuclear security response capabilities.  

In addition, the Consultant will be responsible for carrying out portions of certain implementation activities such as assisting with the preparation and development of training documentation, the development of training courses, the preparation and writing of publications such as TECDOC's as requested and facilitating consultancy meetings. Further, he/she will be expected to provide support to the implementation of actions to support Integrated Nuclear Security Support Plans (INSSP).


Functions / Key Results Expected

• Organize and facilitate consultancy meetings, as required, in IAEA Radiological Crime Scene Management related subjects, to move forward on several RCSM related projects as directed;
• Analyze Member States' nuclear security exercising information to help develop input to Integrated Nuclear Security Support Plans (INSSPs) in order to facilitate the structured planning of future nuclear security capability building activities and to assist in the development of products to help meet these needs;
• Promote Member States' use of Nuclear Security Series Guidance in the Radiological Crime Scene Management related to Nuclear Forensics by ensuring this material is available in all outward facing communications such as NUSEC ;
• Develop novel products to help improve capacity building activities such as the virtual aspect of the Radiological Crime Scene Management foundation course.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


Required -

Skills and Expertise

  •    Training Evaluation

  •    National Nuclear Security Regimes

  •    Project Management

  •    Project Management

  •    Training Facilitation

  •    Training Design


Assets -

Skills and Expertise

  •    Analytical Writing Skills


Qualifications and Experience

  • University degree in a Nuclear Security related field, such as Law Enforcement or Counter-Terrorism, or relevant related experience specific to radiological crime scene management and/or response to nuclear security events.
  • Proven experience in the development and implementation of manual or policy writing.
  • Proven experience in security-related activities involving complex hazards.
  • Proven experience in Multi-Agency working environment.
  • Minimum five years of experience in project management, evaluation of training and technical writing.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English. Knowledge of another official IAEA language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish) 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.


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