International Atomic Energy Agency
Vacancy Notice No. 2013/003

Position and Grade: Emergency Preparedness Officer (P-4)
Organizational Unit: Incident and Emergency Centre
Department of Nuclear Safety and Security
Duty Station: Vienna, Austria
Issue Date: 11 January 2013
Application Deadline: 10 February 2013
Type/Duration of Appointment: Fixed term, 3 years (subject to a probationary period of 1 year)

Organizational Setting

The Incident and Emergency Centre (IEC) is located in 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 responding to nuclear or radiological incidents and emergencies and for strengthening Member States' emergency response and preparedness.

The IEC operating environment is dynamic, participative and interactive, involving emergency response activities (e.g. emergency response missions) and collaboration with the relevant counterparts in the Member States and international organizations.

The Emergency Preparedness Officer works in the area of strengthening Member States' preparedness and reports to the Emergency Preparedness Coordinator.

Main purpose

As a member of a team led by the Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, the Emergency Preparedness Officer develops, implements and coordinates programmes for enhancing Member States' preparedness for response to nuclear and radiological incidents and emergencies.

Role

The Emergency Preparedness Officer plays a multifunctional role: (1) a manager, implementing the technical support for technical projects in various regions; (2) a team member or leader, facilitating and implementing the provision of emergency preparedness reviews and advice to Member States; and (3) a technical expert, providing for the application of operational standards, guidelines and technical tools for different aspects of incident and emergency preparedness and response.

Partnerships

The Emergency Preparedness Officer cooperates with the relevant staff and experts within the IAEA to ensure that projects in the area of preparedness for response to nuclear and radiological incidents and emergencies are implemented efficiently. He/she also has close interaction with Member States and national counterparts in emergency preparedness programmes in terms of discussing needs for the IAEA's programme to strengthen Member States' capabilities and arrangements for preparedness for response to nuclear and radiological incidents and emergencies, the provision of technical advice, work programmes and feedback from their implementation.

Functions / Key Results Expected

  • Develop standards, guidance and technical tools for different aspects of incident and emergency preparedness and response and analyse feedback from their implementation.
  • Provide for the application of standards, guidance and technical tools for different aspects of incident and emergency preparedness and response in Member States through workshops, training courses and exercises.
  • Provide emergency preparedness reviews and advice to Member States upon request within the Agency's EPREV (Emergency Preparedness Review) service.
  • Develop and implement detailed action plans for the establishment of capabilities in Member States for nuclear and radiological emergency preparedness and response consistent with the IAEA's requirements.
  • Provide the technical support for technical projects on emergency preparedness and response.
  • 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 provides technical support as required when the IEC is activated.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge and adequate experience in different aspects of emergency preparedness for response, emergency response to incidents and emergencies and radiation protection in general.
  • Knowledge of the IAEA's role in preparedness and response to incidents and emergencies.
  • Knowledge of IAEA's Safety Standards, operational manuals, tools and training materials in the area of preparedness and response to nuclear and radiological incidents and emergencies, and experience in their application.
  • Experience in providing technical assistance within technical cooperation projects and extrabudgetary programmes.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
  • Sound interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Effective presentation skills.

Education, Experience and Language Skills

  • Advanced university degree in physics, radiation protection or a related field.
  • Minimum of seven years of experience in preparedness and response to nuclear and radiological incidents and emergencies, and in radiation protection.
  • Experience in the development and application of international standards, guidelines and tools in the area of preparedness and response to nuclear and radiological incidents and emergencies at the international level.
  • Experience in providing technical assistance within technical cooperation projects.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English. Knowledge of other IAEA official languages (i.e. Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) desirable.

Remuneration

The IAEA offers an attractive remuneration package including a tax-free annual net base salary starting at US $67 483 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), a variable post adjustment which currently amounts to US $38 195*, dependency benefits, rental subsidy, education grant, relocation and repatriation expenses; 6 weeks' annual vacation, home leave, pension plan and health insurance.

How to apply to the IAEA

Complete an Online Application

* Subject to change without notice


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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