International Atomic Energy Agency

Pipeline for Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Materials Professionals and Experts-Short-Term Consultancy

International Atomic Energy Agency

Pipeline for Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Materials Professionals and Experts-Short-Term Consultancy – (PIP-NE-008)
Organization: NEFW-Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Materials Section
Primary Location: Austria-Vienna-Vienna-IAEA Headquarters
Job Posting: 2023-03-10, 10:17:47 AM
Closing Date: 2023-05-31, 4:59:00 PM

Organizational Setting

The Division of Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Waste Technology (NEFW) comprises the Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Materials Section, the Waste Technology Section, the Decommissioning & Environmental Remediation Section and the Research Reactor Section. The Division seeks to support Member States in building their capacity to access technologies, to share good practices and to develop safe and effective approaches across all aspects of research reactors, nuclear fuel cycle, decommissioning, radioactive waste management and environmental remediation.

The Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Materials Section (NFCMS) assists interested Member States in the development of safe, environmentally friendly, economically viable, proliferation-resistant and sustainable fuel cycle options and it encourages information exchange on the exploration, mining and processing of uranium and thorium, on the design, manufacturing and performance of nuclear fuels, on the management of spent fuel, and on the development of advanced and innovative nuclear fuels and fuel cycles.

Main Purpose

In order to provide qualified candidates to IAEA Departments for multiple short-term positions and assignments, the Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Materials Section in the Division of Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Waste Technology keeps a roster of Interested applicants. Qualified consultants and experts worldwide who are available for short-term and/or temporary assignments are encouraged to register and create their profiles. If you are interested in working at the IAEA and fulfil the requirements to work within the Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Materials Section in any of the fields listed below, please complete an online application.

Registration into the Pipeline does not constitute in any form a commitment on the part of the IAEA for taking a particular application into consideration in the recruitment process for any vacancy. Pipeline registration is only valid for 2 years. Candidates need to re-register again after two years of initial date of registration to be considered as an active pipeline applicant.

The main purpose of the experts’ involvement will contribute to the Section’s aim to foster technology and knowledge transfer, the adoption of sound policies and strategies, and promotes information exchange, with the aim of building Member States’ capacity in all aspects of the nuclear fuel cycle.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Materials Section reaches out to qualified experts who have the required knowledge and skills to provide specialized advice to:

  • perform technical editing of multi-author documents;
  • develop training courses building on existing guidance/reference material and lectures;
  • develop story boards for eLearning in correlation of published documents;
  • develop a sequence of web articles based on existing publications and documents.

Depending on the specific assignment, the expected adequate level of expertise ranges from basic general understanding to prior professional experience with some in-depth technical understanding in:

  • Expertise|Geology|Geology;
  • Expertise|Nuclear Engineering|Nuclear Raw Material;
  • Expertise|Nuclear Chemical Engineering;
  • Expertise|Nuclear Engineering|Project Management;
  • Expertise|Nuclear Engineering|Irradiation Effects on Equipment and Materials;
  • Expertise|Nuclear Engineering|Nuclear Engineering and Technology;
  • Expertise|Nuclear Engineering|Nuclear Fuel Performance;
  • Expertise|Nuclear Engineering|Management Systems for Nuclear Facilities;
  • Expertise|Nuclear Engineering|Fuel Cycle Facilities;
  • Expertise|Nuclear Engineering|Fuel Cycle and Waste Management;
  • Expertise|Nuclear Engineering;
  • Expertise|Nuclear Safety|Design Basis Accident Analysis and Methods;
  • Expertise|Radiation, Transport and Waste Safety|Radioactive Waste and Spent Fuel Management.

Education, Experience and Language Skills
  • University Degree or Advanced University Degree in Geology, Chemistry, Mineral Resources, Economic Geology, Mining, Material Science, Nuclear Fuel, Nuclear Engineering, or related fields.
  • Doctorate Degree is an asset.
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience in editing, document writing and/or training and knowledge transfer in the expert areas of the nuclear fuel cycle (from uranium/thorium resources exploration and production to spent fuel management through nuclear fuel design, fabrication and operation, and nuclear fuel cycle facilities operation).
  • Relevant professional experience at the national, regional and/or international level is an asset.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to work effectively with people of different national and cultural backgrounds with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English. Knowledge of another official language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) an asset.

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.

If you require alternative methods of application or screening, you must approach International Atomic Energy Agency directly to request this, as we're not responsible for the employer's application process.

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