International Atomic Energy Agency
Vacancy Notice No. 2013/045

Position and Grade: Nuclear Security Information Officer (P-3)
Organizational Unit: Information Management and Coordination Section
Office of Nuclear Security
Department of Nuclear Safety and Security
Duty Station: Vienna, Austria
Issue Date: 19 April 2013
Application Deadline: 31 May 2013
Type/Duration of Appointment: Fixed term extrabudgetary, 2 years (subject to a probationary period of 1 year)

Organizational Setting

The Department of Nuclear Safety and Security formulates and implements the IAEA’s Major Programme 3, “Nuclear Safety and Security”, which encompasses the IAEA’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 Office of Nuclear Security is responsible for coordinating and implementing the IAEA’s nuclear security programme to prevent, detect and respond to acts of nuclear terrorism and threats thereof.

The Information Management and Coordination Section provides the information required for the planning, prioritization, coordination, monitoring and reporting that underpin the effective implementation of the IAEA’s activities to assist Member States in meeting their obligations to establish a strengthened nuclear security regime. To address States’ needs, Section staff work with Member States officials to jointly develop the Integrated Nuclear Security Support Plans. Mechanisms are provided to support the appropriate management of these activities and to provide for coordination and reporting functions. The Section is also responsible for collecting and analysing the information on illicit trafficking and other nuclear security related events in order to assess what action is needed, for compiling such data into consistent plans for the implementation of security activities, and for coordination between Member States. Furthermore, it liaises with other international technical organizations and Member States to enhance cooperation and increase the outreach of nuclear security information.

Main purpose

The Nuclear Security Information Officer will contribute to the maintenance and development of the Incident and Trafficking Database, specifically on cases reported in open sources and assist in processing, systemizing and analysing the information and carrying out additional research as appropriate with a view to producing assessments of trends and patterns which satisfy the information needs of Member States and the Agency including its public information requirements.


The Nuclear Security Information Officer is a Researcher of nuclear security related information and an Analyst of information to determine trends and patterns; a Developer of information products in response to Agency needs, e.g. annual report, lectures, briefings, lectures, etc.


The Nuclear Security Information Officer works with staff in the Office of Nuclear Security and in other Departments of the Agency on data base and information management, IT and analysis including process, content, access and output issues.

He/she provides reports and briefings to the Section Head and Director on these issues as required.

The Nuclear Security Information Officer liaises with Member States by organizing and chairing consultancy meetings, through bilateral information exchanges and by providing briefings.

The Nuclear Security Information Officer liaises with other regional and international organizations on information exchange issues and by providing briefings and analytical products.

Functions / Key Results Expected

  • Compile and disseminate daily and weekly open source highlights.
  • Process, systemize and analyze data in the Incident and Trafficking Database (ITDB) and identify trends and patterns, related to the needs of enhancing nuclear security for distribution to Member States' security systems worldwide.
  • Develop information products in response to internal Agency needs, e.g. material for the IAEA Annual Report, lectures, briefings, training courses and inputs to speeches by senior staff. Identify and format information suitable for release to the media, NGOs and academic institutions.
  • Identify and develop additional areas for exploitation of the data with a view to adding further value to the information submitted by Member States and satisfying their requests for expanded outputs.
  • Provide support and relevant expertise for the Incident and Emergency System (IES) and participate in associated training and exercises.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Extensive knowledge and experience in fields of nuclear security, criminal and terrorist activities and other malicious acts.
  • Thorough knowledge of Nuclear Security principles including the processes by which nuclear security needs are identified, prioritized and addressed.
  • Excellent analytical skills including experience with advanced open source search techniques and analytical methodologies.
  • Demonstrated ability for teamwork, sense of organizational orientation and open and innovative approach.
  • Proven ability to work in a security sensitive environment.
  • Proven ability to coordinate and focus expert assistance in a results-based approach.
  • Accomplished briefer and public speaker.
  • Sound judgement especially in the context of relations with Member States, other international organizations and the media.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Excellent English writing skills.

Education, Experience and Language Skills

  • University degree in nuclear science, nuclear non-proliferation or engineering or related field.
  • A minimum of five years of experience, of which at least three must be at the international level.
  • Extensive experience in security related information analysis and dissemination.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English. Knowledge of other IAEA official languages (i.e. Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish) an advantage.


The IAEA offers an attractive remuneration package including a tax-free annual net base salary starting at US $56 091 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), a variable post adjustment which currently amounts to US $30 457*, 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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