Senior Inspector (P5)

Senior Inspector (P5)

IAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency

Vienna, Austria

Main Purpose

As part of the management team of the Section and reporting to the Section Head, the Senior Inspector ensures that safeguards activities are conducted effectively and efficiently in accordance with the relevant safeguards agreements and additional protocols with States and that all necessary administrative and technical support and the required human and financial resources and equipment are available to all staff of the Division, to allow them to perform their respective safeguards activities in an effective and efficient manner. He/she also assists the management team of the Division to implement the Departmental quality management programme in view of a continuous technical and administrative process improvement.

Role

The Senior Inspector is:

  • a management team member, providing Section staff with leadership, guidance and advice based on technical and administrative expertise;
  • a substantive expert contributor and adviser to the Section Head and the Division Director on the analysis, evaluation and interpretation of safeguards relevant data for the purpose of planning and implementing safeguards activities and drawing safeguards conclusions;
  • a Divisional resource coordinator, contributing to programme and budget planning, monitoring the Division's present expenditures against approved budget and financial plans and ensuring that the future resource requirements of the Operations Sections are met;
  • an experienced safeguards inspector, providing support to the Division's Operations Sections in the preparation of the Safeguards Implementation Report and participating in negotiation teams and technical working group meetings on safeguards related matters;
  • a Divisional quality management coordinator, monitoring all actions taken that relate to the implementation of the Departmental quality management programme for technical and administrative process improvement

Functions/Key Results Expected

  • The assignment of Senior Inspector covers a broad spectrum of nuclear safeguards issues and requires a thorough understanding of the nuclear fuel cycle, safeguards technologies and policies, and the underlying administrative standards, procedures and rules. In addition, it includes comprehensive managerial responsibilities. Senior Inspectors will be assigned a specific focus in one of three areas: implementation, state level coordination, or divisional coordination. Duties include:
  • Ensure that facility and site safeguards approaches are prepared and remain up to date. Plan inspection activities in accordance with safeguards implementation requirements. Reviews and develops proposals for verification activities and the development of State level safeguards approaches.
  • Prepare, in cooperation with other Senior Inspectors, annual implementation plans for States in the Section. Monitor their implementation, and update them if necessary in accordance with the State-level safeguards approach, to ensure that adequate activities are conducted to draw and maintain the safeguards conclusion for each State.
  • Prepare for, and participate in, inspections, complementary accesses and design information verifications on a limited basis. Coordinate actions for the identification and resolution of anomalies as necessary.
  • In cooperation with the Section Head, supervise the Section's human resources with regard to the processes for which he/she is responsible in a matrix management structure performing . Perform supervisory functions in this a matrix management environment and carrying out tasks assigned by the Section Head.
  • Organize and participate in negotiation meetings with regional/State authorities. Represent the Section/Division in Department meetings, working groups and other assignments as required.
  • Identify the training and development needs of Section staff and monitor the implementation thereof (e.g. in safeguards verification methods). Guide and support on-the-job training for Section staff.
  • Provide the lead technical advice regarding equipment, financial and human resources planning for the Section/Division. Assess and plan budget and procurement needs for the Section/Division and map future resource requirements.
  • Lead work to ensure that existing policies, processes and procedures related to safeguards implementation are continuously adapted to take into account the latest requirements/developments. Ensure the effective and efficient implementation and evaluation of safeguards activities at nuclear facilities, sites and locations in cooperation with relevant officers in accordance with Divisional practices, liaising with support Divisions as required.
  • Facilitate and lead change management initiatives anticipating needs, fostering innovation and dedicating the appropriate resources and monitoring implementation.
  • Lead work within the Section/Division to compile information needed for the Safeguards Implementation Report (SIR) and the IAEA's Annual Report.
  • If requested by the Section Head or Divisional Director, the Senior Inspector may also act as the Divisional Quality Manager and / or Divisional Radiation Protection Officer (ensuring that activities are carried out safely in accordance with the provisions of the IAEAs Radiation Safety Regulations (RSR-RPO.01-06.2007) and any applicable national legal provisions and regulations).

Competencies and Expertise

Core Competencies

  • Planning and Organizing: Plans and organizes his/her own work in support of achieving the team or Section’s priorities. Takes into account potential changes and proposes contingency plans.
  • Communication: Communicates orally and in writing in a clear, concise and impartial manner. Takes time to listen to and understand the perspectives of others and proposes solutions.
  • Achieving Results: Takes initiative in defining realistic outputs and clarifying roles, responsibilities and expected results in the context of the Department/Division’s programme. Evaluates his/her results realistically, drawing conclusions from lessons learned.
  • Teamwork: Actively contributes to achieving team results. Supports team decisions.

Functional Competencies

  • Judgement/decision making: Consults with supervisor/manager and takes decisions in full compliance with the Agency’s regulations and rules. Makes decisions reflecting best practice and professional theories and standards.
  • Resilience: Maintains a high level of performance when facing pressure and uncertainty. Able to remain calm and self-controlled, and to respond logically and decisively in difficult situations.
  • Technical/scientific credibility: Ensures that work is in compliance with internationally accepted professional standards and scientific methods. Provides scientifically/technically accepted information that is credible and reliable.

Required Expertise

  • Safeguards, Nuclear Fuel Cycle/Nuclear Facilities: Detailed understanding of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle.
  • Safeguards, Safeguards Inspecting: Expertise in the planning and performance of inspections and complementary accesses (CAs), design information verification, data and information analyses, preparation of inspection and CA reports, and the development of follow-up action plans.
  • Safeguards, Safeguards System, Advanced: Recognised experience in the development of safeguards approaches at the facility-level and at the State-level.

Qualifications, Experience and Language skills

  • An Advanced degree in science, physics, chemistry, engineering, information analysis, international relations with an emphasis on a nuclear discipline. A bachelor’s degree with 4 additional years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of Master’s Degree. Education and/or experience should be supplemented by in-depth theoretical and practical training in areas relevant to safeguards
  • At least 10 years of combined relevant experience in the nuclear field (nuclear research, nuclear industry, nuclear facility or in nuclear process design) at national and/or international level.
  • He/she should have proven experience in leading teams and in managing resources towards the achievement of stated objectives.
  • It is required that the incumbent has extensive experience in non-proliferation activities, including in the planning and performance of inspections and complementary accesses (CAs), design information verification, data and information analyses, preparation of inspection and CA reports, and the development of follow-up action plans.
  • He/she should have demonstrated experience in drafting technical documents.
  • He/she should have recognized experience in the development of safeguards approaches at the facility-level and at the State-level.
  • It is desirable that the incumbent has experience in the handling of administrative processes according to the IAEAs policies and procedures.
  • Excellent oral and written command of English. Knowledge of other official IAEA languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) is an asset.

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