Reporting to the Deputy Director General for Safeguards, the Director of the Office of Safeguards Analytical Services has the overall responsibility for all aspects of the operation and maintenance of laboratory services, as well as the further development of the analytical capabilities for IAEA safeguards. The Analytical Services include the Environmental Sample Laboratory, the Nuclear Material Laboratory and the Coordination and Support Section at the IAEA Laboratory compound in Seibersdorf, and covers the coordination of the NWAL and sample shipment logistics. The Director ensures that analytical results are reported in a timely and accurate manner, that the laboratories are in compliance with safety and security requirements, are appropriately equipped and maintained and that a Laboratory Quality Management System is in place. He/she contributes to improve safeguards effectiveness and efficiency. The Director provides authoritative guidance on the definition and implementation of technical solutions related to analytical laboratory services for Safeguards.
The Director is: an adviser and coordinator to the Deputy Director General on issues such as laboratory issues and analytical services; a leader,providing general strategic direction and motivating staff in the Office promoting good performance and teamwork and creating an environment where staff can develop their skills and share knowledge and experience; a manager, acting in accordance with the IAEA's values and ethical standards in making decisions regarding human, financial, information and knowledge resources assigned to the Office and a chair and/or member of key departmental committees/sub-committees.