The Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications implements the IAEA's Major Programme 2, "Nuclear Techniques for Development and Environmental Protection". This Major Programme comprises individual programmes on food and agriculture, human health, water resources, environment and radiation technologies. These programmes are supported by laboratories in Seibersdorf, Monaco and Vienna. The Major Programme's objective is to enhance the capacity of Member States to meet basic human needs and to assess and manage the marine and terrestrial environments through the use of nuclear and isotopic techniques in sustainable development programmes.
The Division of Physical and Chemical Sciences is responsible for assisting and advising Member States in research and development for the nuclear sciences, especially the physical and chemical sciences. Specifically, the Division provides support to Member States in the following fields: production of radioisotopes and radiolabelled products for applications in health care and industry; radiation source applications; research reactor utilization; applications of accelerators and nuclear instrumentation; nuclear and atomic data for applications; controlled nuclear fusion and isotope hydrology and geochemistry. The Radioisotope Products and Radiation Technology Section is responsible for carrying out the IAEA's Radioisotope Production and Radiation Technology Programme and for assisting Member States in capacity building for development, production and quality assurance of reactor and cyclotron based medical isotopes and radiopharmaceuticals, as well as the adoption and utilization of radiation technology using gamma radiation, electron beams and X-rays for advanced materials development, remediation of hazardous pollutants and industrial processes.
As a team leader reporting to the Division Director, the Section Head is manager of the two subprogrammes on "Radioisotope Products for Management of Cancer and other Chronic Diseases" and "Radiation Technology Applications for Health Care and Cleaner Industrial Processes and Practices", within the programme of Radioisotope Production and Radiation Technology, which is a part of the IAEA's Major Programme 2 on "Nuclear techniques for Development and Environmental Protection".
In this role, the Section Head initiates, manages, coordinates and supervises IAEA projects under these subprogrammes, covering (i) radioisotope production using research reactors and cyclotrons/accelerators; (ii) radiation technology applications in industries, for environmental remediation and for novel material development; and (iii) industrial applications of radiation techniques, and liaison with professional bodies in these areas.
The Section Head is: (1) a manager and team leader, of the activities of the Section, in accordance with Member States' needs; (2) a substantive expert contributor, managing projects of particular complexity and sensitivity; (3) a scientific secretary to international scientific meetings related to a specialized field; and (4) a coordinator of inter-agency collaborative projects within the UN system, including reviewing and providing systematic overviews, and preparing technical documentation and papers for discussions.
Functions / Key Results Expected
Competencies and Expertise
|Planning and Organizing||Sets clearly defined objectives for himself/herself and the team or Section. Identifies and organizes deployment of resources based on assessed needs, taking into account possible changing circumstances. Monitors team’s performance in meeting the assigned deadlines and milestones.|
|Communication||Encourages open communication and builds consensus. Uses tact and discretion in dealing with sensitive information, and keeps staff informed of decisions and directives as appropriate.|
|Achieving Results||Sets realistic targets for himself/herself and for the team; ensures availability of resources and supports staff members in achieving results. Monitors progress and performance; evaluates achievements and integrates lessons learned.|
|Teamwork||Encourages teamwork, builds effective teams and resolves problems by creating a supportive and collaborative team spirit, remaining mindful of the need to collaborate with people outside the immediate area of responsibility.|
|Commitment to continuous process improvement||Assesses the effectiveness of functions and systems as well as current practices; streamlines standards and processes and develops innovative approaches to programme development and implementation.|
|Partnership building||Identifies interests and goals common to the Agency’s partners and its stakeholders to foster partnership building. Promotes collaboration with partners, colleagues across teams and stakeholders.|
|Technical/scientific credibility||Provides guidance and advice in his/her area of expertise on the application of scientific/professional methods, procedures and approaches.|
|Nuclear Science||Nuclear Sciences and Applications||Comprehensive knowledge and expereince in at least two fields: radiochemistry, nuclear physics, radioisotopes production in accelerator/cyclotron and research reactor, radiopharmaceuticals, radiation processing technology, industrial radiation techniques.|
Qualifications, Experience and Language skills
The IAEA offers an attractive remuneration package including a tax-free annual net base salary starting at US $88162 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), a variable post adjustment which currently amounts to US $ 46373*, dependency benefits, rental subsidy, education grant, relocation and repatriation expenses; 6 weeks' annual vacation, home leave, pension plan and health insurance
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