Job Description

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations. Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Secretary of UNSCEAR or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer will:
  • Plan, organize, and coordinate multidisciplinary work to support the development of the UNSCEAR evaluation of public exposure due to natural and artificial sources, based on approved project plan and feedback from the Committee and its secretariat;

  • Liaise with organizations and experts of the UNSCEAR expert group on public exposure, the Committee and international organizations to collect and collate updated published information related to public exposure from natural and artificial radiation sources;

  • Support the secretariat and the UNSCEAR expert groups in data collection, analysis and evaluation of trends of exposure worldwide with focus on the general public;

  • Collect, collate, analysis, and document published information on public exposure, as well as support and disseminate this information to relevant UNSCEAR expert group members;

  • Arrange meetings and document records and proceedings of the UNSCEAR expert group on public exposure, as appropriate;

  • Systematically archive published information and records, including associated documentation and procedures for their sharing with the expert group, and the UNSCEAR secretariat;

  • Support the development and review of draft progress reports to ensure accuracy and traceability;

  • Conduct periodic internal review of data collection and support the expert group work with respect to adherence to data and information guidelines, appropriate conduct of experts, and application of methodology;

  • Assists the UNSCEAR secretariat in preparing outreach activities related to the sources and effects from exposure of public to ionizing radiation and -on request- in other relevant matters;

  • Support the expert group and the secretariat in updating and developing guidance on quality criteria for public exposure assessment, as well as methodological approaches by various experts conducting scientific data analysis and dose assessments;

  • Assist the secretariat, on request, in matters related to the Committee’s work, including participation in technical working group sessions and other inter-sessional work;

  • Support the UNSCEAR Secretary with coordination within the expert working groups; and keep the secretariat of the Committee informed about all developments of the public exposure project;

  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the UNSCEAR Secretary.

Bachelor degree or equivalent Bachelor degree or equivalent (preferably Masters) in a relevant area, e.g. physics, chemistry, biology or medicine. 60 Months
  • At least 5 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in radiation science, radiation protection, nuclear industry, or use of radioactive material outside nuclear fuel cycle;

  • Working experience in the UN or other international organization is an asset;

  • Excellent oral and written English is required;

  • Excellent drafting, formulation, and reporting skills;

  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a dynamic environment; and ability to work effectively in a multicultural team;

  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; and familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;

  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; and ability to respect deadlines;

  • German language is an asset and working knowledge of other languages of the United Nations is an advantage.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent

  • German(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge

Chemistry and biology Experience in radiation science, radiation protection, nuclear industry, or use of radioactive material outside nuclear fuel cycle. No Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams
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