IAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency

IAEA Vienna, Austria

Nuclear Security Information Officer(P3)

( 2022/0378 (080354) )

Organization: NSNS-Information Management Section

Primary Location: Austria-Vienna-Vienna-IAEA Headquarters

Job Posting: 2022-07-15, 11:22:55 AM

Contract Type : Fixed Term


Probation Period : 1 Year

Organizational Setting

The Department of Nuclear Safety and Security (NS) formulates and implements the IAEA’s nuclear safety and security programme, which encompasses the Agency’s activities to protect people and the environment from radiation exposure and responds to the needs of its Member States related to nuclear safety and nuclear security.

The Division of Nuclear Security (NSNS) is responsible, upon request, for establishing, coordinating and implementing the IAEA’s nuclear security programme to protect against, detect and respond to nuclear security events and threats thereof. NSNS comprises four Sections:

  • Information Management Section

  • Nuclear Security of Materials Outside of Regulatory Control Section
  • Nuclear Security of Materials and Facilities Section
  • Programme Development and International Cooperation Section

The Information Management Section (INMA) is responsible for the establishment and maintenance of the mechanisms required to collect, collate and analyse nuclear security related information required for the effective implementation of activities to strengthen the international nuclear security framework. The Section is responsible for managing and maintaining the Incident and Trafficking Database and related information, as well as the system to develop and coordinate the implementation of Integrated Nuclear Security Support Plans. For this purpose, it liaises with other international organizations and Member States to enhance cooperation in and increase the outreach of nuclear security information. The Section is also responsible for managing and maintaining the information technology systems necessary for implementing the work of the Division and providing for information exchange through internal and external information portals. Additionally, the Section is responsible for managing and implementing the programme of activities for raising States’ awareness of the threat of cyber-attacks, and their potential impact on nuclear security. The Section is also responsible for implementing arrangements to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information.

Main Purpose

The Nuclear Security Information Officer (NSIO) reports to the Section Head, and contributes to the maintenance,development and use of the Incident and Trafficking Database (ITDB), specifically on incidents reported by States concerning nuclear and other radioactive material that is out of regulatory control. The Nuclear Security Information Officer processes, and analyzes the reported information and carries out research in order to prepare assessments of trends and patterns that may assist the activities of the IAEA and Member States towards improving national and international nuclear security. He/she also assists in the preparation of basic information that supports the.IAEA’s public information requirements.


The Nuclear Security Information Officer is: (a) a database manager of information reported by Member States; (b) an analyst of information identifying trends and patterns; (c) a producer of information products in response to IAEA and Member State needs, e.g. annual reports, lectures, briefings, etc. (d) a trainer of States’ officials with responsibilities for reporting information to the ITDB.

Functions / Key Results Expected

Process and analyze data in the Incident and Trafficking Data Base (ITDB) especially to identify trends and patterns that may assist the IAEA’s and Member States’activities for enhancing nuclear security..

Prepare and disseminate information for the production of analytical products including annual ITDB fact sheets, quarterly bulletins, ad hoc analytical reports as well as for other IAEA products including the IAEA Annual Report, Nuclear Security Report and Country Briefs,

Prepare lectures, briefings and delivers training courses concerning the operation of the ITDB and analysis of ITDB information..

Develop procedures and oversee operations for the maintenance of, and Member State access to, the ITDB restricted area in the on-line Nuclear Security portal.

Liaise regularly with national Points of Contact (POC) to the ITDB with a view to maintaining the quality of reports relating to ITDB incidents.

Ensures the administration of the ITDB, including maintenance of documents, lists and procedures.

Perform the role of scientific secretary in order to organize, facilitate and chair ITDB-related meetings, including consultancies and the plenary review meeting of the national Points of Contact to the ITDB.

Competencies and Expertise

Core Competencies

Name Definition

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.


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.


Actively contributes to achieving team results. Supports team decisions.

Functional Competencies

Name Definition

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.

Partnership building

Identifies and builds partnerships. Develops and maintains long lasting partnerships to strengthen relationships. Delivers programmatic outputs and acquires resources in support of Agency goals.

Required Expertise

Function Name Expertise Description


Data information Analysis and Reporting

Expertise in the preparation of lucid analytical reports in English for technical and non-technical audiences of various levels of seniority.

Information Management

Information Analysis

Expertise in the retrieval, preparation and analysis of information from structured databases and unstructured sources of information.

Administrative Support

MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)

Expertise in the processing, analysis and reporting of information in free-text, graphical and numerical form.

Information Management

Management of ITDB

Expertise in maintaining a database of information relating to nuclear and other radioactive materials, ideally for nuclear-security related purposes


Training Facilitation

Expertise in the organization of training courses including the design, preparation and delivery of materials.

Qualifications, Experience and Language skills

University degree (bacherlor’s) in nuclear science, technology, information processing and analysis, or other related fields.

Five years of proven experience in the collection, processing, storage and analysis of information that is in numerical and free-text forms, including its presentation to technical and non-technical audiences of various levels of seniority.

Activities that indicate knowledge of radiation physics, radiation units and radioactive materials, radiation detection technologies would be an advantage

Fluency in another IAEA official language would be an advantage.

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


The IAEA offers an attractive remuneration package including a tax-free annual net base salary starting at US $62692 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), a variable post adjustment which currently amounts to US $ 22632*, 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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