The OECD is a global economic forum working with 37 member countries and more than 100 emerging and developing economies to make better policies for better lives. Its mission is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. The Organisation provides a unique forum in which governments work together to share experiences on what drives economic, social and environmental change, seeking solutions to common problems.
The Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) is an agency within the framework of the OECD that supports its 33 member countries in maintaining and further developing, through international co-operation, the scientific, technological and legal bases required for a safe, environmentally-friendly and economical use of nuclear energy for peaceful uses. It strives to provide authoritative assessments and to forge common understandings on key issues, as input to government decisions on nuclear energy policy, and to broaden OECD policy analyses in areas such as energy and sustainable development.
The NEA division of Radiological Protection and Human Aspects of Nuclear Safety (RP-HANS) conducts a range of activities and technical research in coordination with experts from participating countries in order to enhance public health, radiological protection, stakeholder engagement, education and nuclear safety culture.
The division is now looking for a Junior Radiological Protection Specialist to support the work of the NEA Committee on Radiological Protection and Public Health (CRPPH), which includes radiological protection aspects of the public, the workers, the environment, including emergency management and related issues.
This position will need to integrate the multidisciplinary dimension of radiological protection challenges. It will contribute to the identification of significant topics and emerging issues, analysing their possible implications for radiological protection regulation and practices and, finally, supporting radiological protection development and implementation in member countries.
The successful candidate will work under the supervision of the Head of the Division of Radiological Protection and Human Aspects of Nuclear Safety (RP-HANS) and co-operate closely with other NEA divisions as required. S/he will carry out various scientific, technical and policy-related activities in support of the NEA programme of work as defined in the Committee on Radiological Protection and Public Health (CRPPH) and and its working groups, in the areas of radiological protection and nuclear emergency management.
Support to Working groups
An advanced university degree, in a relevant field such as radiological protection, physics, engineering, chemistry, biology/human health sciences, possibly with good technical background on human and environmental health risk assessment, management,and communication.
Fluency in one of the two OECD official languages (English and French) and knowledge of the other, with a commitment to reach a good working level.
For this role, the following competencies would be particularly important: Analytical thinking, Achievement focus, Drafting skills, Flexible thinking (including innovation), Communication, Teamwork.
Please also refer to the level 3 indicators of the OECD Core Competencies.
The OECD is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes the applications of all qualified candidates who are nationals of NEA or OECD member countries, irrespective of their racial or ethnic origin, opinions or beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, health or disabilities.
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