International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

Pipeline for Women Professionals and Experts (Nuclear Energy)

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

Job Description

  The IAEA is the world's centre of cooperation in the nuclear field. It was set up as the world's "Atoms for Peace" organization in 1957 within the United Nations family. The Agency works with its Member States and multiple partners worldwide to promote safe, secure and peaceful nuclear technologies. The IAEA Secretariat, a team of 2300 multi-disciplinary professional and support staff from more than 100 countries, is headquartered at the Vienna International Centre in Vienna, Austria.

The objective of the Department of Nuclear Energy (NE) is to foster the efficient and safe use of nuclear power by supporting interested Member States in: improving the performance of nuclear power plants, the nuclear fuel cycle, and the management of nuclear wastes; catalysing innovation in nuclear power and fuel cycle technologies; developing indigenous capabilities around the world for national energy planning; deploying new nuclear power plants; preserving and disseminating nuclear information and knowledge; and advancing science and industry through improved operation of research reactors.

The Department has a dynamic, participative and interactive operating environment with inputs received from the Board of Governors, the General Conference, policy and decision-makers, and technical counterparts in Member States and the international development community.

IAEA Gender Parity Objectives The IAEA is committed to Gender Equality and to supporting the ability of all individuals, regardless of gender, to equally contribute to and benefit from its programmes and activities. To this end, and in line with the United Nations Secretary-General’s system-wide strategy on gender parity, the Agency has committed to achieving gender parity at all levels in Professional and higher categories by 2025.

One of the specific measures IAEA has adopted as part of its Gender Action Plan is the establishment of a Talent Pool for Women to facilitate the sourcing of talented women professionals for both programmatic and support areas.

IAEA Talent Pipeline The talent pipeline serves to develop and maintain a pool of external experienced women candidates for Professional and higher category posts, for profiles that are regularly recruited for and/or difficult to fill.

How does the Talent Pipeline work? The talent pipeline is open to enable professionals to express their interest in employment with the Department of NE.

The expression of interest received will be reviewed by responsible officers with a view to:
  • Contacting relevant professionals regarding vacancies that match their profile
  • Sourcing candidates for temporary opportunities (6 months to maximum 2 years)
  • Short-term home-based assignments to develop contributions to technical reports, develop lectures for workshops, etc.
  • Expert missions of up to 2 weeks to the Member States to provide peer-reviews, direct consultation or implement workshops that help counterparts address specific challenges by the optimized use of limited resources
Note: Registration in one of the Talent Pipelines does not guarantee employment with the IAEA.

Talent Profile If you are a woman professional with at least a university degree and a minimum of 5 years of work experience in one of NE’s programmatic or support areas (listed below), we would like to hear from you.

  •  Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) Operation & Maintenance
    • Control Room experience
    • Maintenance experience
    • Operation & Maintenance management experience
  • NPP Engineering experience
    • System Engineering
    • Plant Engineering
    • Design Engineering
    • Project Engineering
    • Engineering management experience
  • NPP Project Management experience
Language Requirements A working knowledge of spoken and written English is required. Knowledge of another UN working language(s) is an advantage.

Organizational Core and Functional Competencies Core competencies

  • Planning and organization
  • Teamwork
  • Achieving results
  • Communication
Functional Competencies

  • Analytical thinking
  • Knowledge Sharing and learning
  • Judgement/decision making
  • Technical/scientific credulity
  • Commitment to continuous process improvement
  • Partnership building
  • Client orientation
  • Persuasion and influencing
  • Resilience.
Applications from 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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