Under the supervision and guidance of the Section Head, Nuclear Security of Materials and Facilities Section, the Unit Head (Nuclear Material Security) will establish and implement the IAEA programme on security for nuclear material and nuclear facilities. The Unit Head will support the work related to establishing and sustaining nuclear security regimes based on threat characterization and risk informed approaches and promotion of the implementation of INFCIRC/225/Rev-5. The Unit Head will ensure implementation of IAEA activities related to physical protection including accounting and control of nuclear material and facilities and development and implementation of physical protection measures and systems at facilities.
In addition, the Unit Head will be responsible for carrying out certain implementation activities, in their role as Scientific Secretary, including International meetings, Workshops and Conferences and methodologies for security of nuclear material and nuclear facilities. Further, he/she will be expected to provide considerable support to the implementation of actions to support State's Integrated Nuclear Security Support Plans (INSSP).
The Unit Head (Nuclear Material Security) is: (1) a programme planner and project integrator, leading programme planning, design and delivery of nuclear security of materials and facilities related subjects including regulatory framework, physical protection inspections, systems effectiveness; and accounting and control of nuclear material activities related to nuclear security of nuclear material in use and storage during their lifetime; (2) a specialist, implementing IAEA activities related to improving the nuclear security of materials and facilities; (3) a coordinator, identifying gaps and developing appropriate international guidance on nuclear security of nuclear material and nuclear facilities; and (4) a project manager, implementing physical protection upgrades at nuclear facilities.