International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

Analyst/Planner (Energy Systems)

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

Job Description

  The Division of Energy Planning and Nuclear Information and Knowledge comprises the Planning and Economic Studies Section, Nuclear Knowledge Management Section and the Nuclear Information Section. The Division is responsible for strengthening capacities in energy and nuclear power planning, building capacities to manage nuclear knowledge and provide knowledge management services to interested member states, and to procure and provide printed and electronic information in the area of nuclear science and technology.

The Planning and Economic Studies Section has two objectives. One objective is to enhance the capacity of Member States to perform their own analyses related to electricity and energy system development, energy investment planning and energy–environment policy formulation and to understand the associated economic implications. The other objective is to improve understanding of the potential role of nuclear energy in the context of mitigating Climate Change and contributing to sustainable energy development.

Main Purpose

Reporting to the Planning and Capacity Building Unit Head, the Analyst/Planner (Energy Systems) ensures that the specialized application software of the IAEA's analytical tools for energy systems Analysis (energy models) are well maintained and functional on various computer systems/platforms, and that approved enhancements to the energy models are incorporated in an efficient manner ensuring compliance with the standards and compatibility with end-user resources.


The Analyst/Planner is: (1) an energy systems modeller, engaged in analyzing, designing, developing, improving, enhancing and maintaining specialized analytical tools for energy systems analysis (energy models/tools); (2) an analyst, contributing to the Design and validation of analytical tools, and; (3) a team member, contributing as required to various data queries and analysis in support of programme objectives.

Functions / Key Results Expected

Implement, as required, upgrading and maintenance of specialized application software of analytical tools for energy systems analysis (energy tools/models).

Contribute to the updating and maintenance of the cloud-based energy systems analysis tools, energy information resources and Technical Support systems for the end-uses.

Build systems as required and contribute technical knowledge to the development and enhancement of eLearning packages.

Validate the functionality of energy models on various computer systems/platforms by designing and implementing validation tests.

Provide data and analysis support to the Unit Head for the IAEA's programme on capacity building for sustainable energy development.

Competencies and Expertise

Core Competencies 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.

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.

Functional Competencies Client orientation Helps clients to analyse their needs. Seeks to understand service needs from the client’s perspective and ensure that the client’s standards are met.

Commitment to continuous process improvement Plans and executes activities in the context of quality and risk management and identifies opportunities for process, system and structural improvement, as well as improving current practices. Analyses processes and procedures, and proposes improvements.

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 Information Technology Computer Programming Expertise in developing and maintaining large computer-based tools using state-of-the art computer programming techniques/language.

Nuclear Engineering Nuclear Energy System Economic Analysis Expertise in data and analysis on capacity building for sustainable energy development.

Nuclear Engineering Nuclear Energy System Modelling and Analysis Strong mathematical modelling (operations research) and analytical skills with special focus on energy system modelling and analysis.

Qualifications, Experience and Language skills

University degree in Energy Systems Analysis, Operations Research, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Energy Engineering or other relevant field.

Minimum of five years of working experience in developing and maintaining specialised application software with focus on energy system modelling and analysis.

Experience in working with multicultural and multidisciplinary teams.

Excellent oral and written command of English. Knowledge of other official IAEA languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) is an asset.

Remuneration The IAEA offers an attractive remuneration package including a tax-free annual net base salary starting at US $62120 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), a variable post adjustment which currently amounts to US $ 31992, 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
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