Director (Division of Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Waste Technology)(D1)

Director (Division of Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Waste Technology)(D1)

IAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency

Vienna, Austria

Main Purpose

Reporting to the Deputy Director General, Head of the Department of Nuclear Energy, the Director ensures that the Division of Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Waste Technology provides results based programmatic responses to Member States' priorities in the programmatic areas outlined above.

Role

The Director is: (1) a leader, providing strategic direction towards development and implementation in the corresponding programme area in line with a results based approach, as well as promoting good performance and teamwork, and creating an environment where staff can develop their skills and share knowledge and experience; (2) an adviser and coordinator to the Deputy Director General on such issues as strategy and policy, as well as trends impacting the areas of nuclear fuel cycle for power, research reactors and the management of spent fuel and radioactive waste; (3) a principal adviser to the Deputy Director General on positioning the programme to deliver in response to the needs of Member States; (4) a manager of the human and financial resources assigned to the Division, responsible for the efficient and effective development and implementation of the nuclear fuel cycle for power, research reactors and the management of spent fuel and radioactive waste in line with the results based approach.

Functions/Key Results Expected

  • Lead the Division of Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Waste Technology, by providing direction and guidance to staff, and establishing and monitoring standards of excellence in performance;
  • Direct the development of and coordinate the assistance provided for programmes on the nuclear fuel cycle, research reactors and the management of radioactive waste in line with the expressed needs of Member States and the results-based approach;
  • Foster international and regional cooperation, networking and sharing of practical experience and the effective use of nuclear technology between Member States;
  • Coordinate and guide programme monitoring and assessment, ensuring that outcomes are fully in line with stated programme objectives;
  • Conduct and coordinate missions and cross-cutting activities for technical support to Member States on implementation of Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Waste Technology Programmes;
  • Represent the IAEA’s scientific standing at international conferences and forums and liaise with senior level representatives in scientific institutions and other international organizations to gain awareness of emerging trends;
  • Strengthen IAEA cooperation with other international organizations through synergetic activities;
  • Build and maintain strategic institutional partnerships and alliances with a wide range of stakeholders in Member States.

Competencies and Expertise

Core Competencies

  • Planning and Organizing - Sets clearly defined objectives for the Department/Division in line with the priorities of the Agency. Works toward Agency-wide efficiencies with a view to strengthening and harmonizing planning systems and capacities at the Departmental/Divisional level;
  • Communication - Promotes an environment of open communication within and outside of the Agency, ensuring that sensitive information is protected. Inspires staff at all levels through his/her communication;
  • Achieving Results - Sets the overall direction for the Departmental/Divisional goals, and promotes a results based management culture that focuses on the achievement of programme results in an effective and efficient manner;
  • Teamwork - Motivates and empowers staff, and fosters a collaborative approach across the Department/Division and the Agency as a whole. Acts as a role model when handling disagreements.

Functional Competencies

  • Judgement/decision making - Ensures that the judgements and decisions that are taken promote the Agency’s strategic goals, the one-house approach, and are in full compliance with the Agency’s regulations and rules;
  • Leading and supervising - Serves as a role model to managers as well as to staff members in general. Demonstrates leadership, inspires others and provides clear direction to achieve the Agency’s mandate and priorities. Motivates and empowers staff, and recognizes individual and team contributions to the Agency’s success;
  • Partnership building - Develops strategic partnerships and alliances. Leverages combined network resources to support the Agency’s programmes and priorities in achieving Agency-wide results;
  • Technical/scientific credibility - Demonstrates vision, expertise and resourcefulness in developing strategies, seizing good opportunities, mastering challenges and risks, and addressing issues relevant to the programme goals.

Required Expertise

  • Nuclear Engineering - Fuel Cycle and Waste Management - Advising and coordinating on strategy and policy making, nuclear fuel cycle, and the management of spent fuel;
  • Nuclear Engineering - Nuclear Fuel Cycle Facilities - Comprehensive understanding of stages and processes of the nuclear fuel cycle and related facilities;
  • Human Resources - Performance Management - Expertise in establishing and monitoring standards of excellence in performance;
  • Management and Programme Analysis - Programme Management - Monitoring, assessing and coordinating programmes on the nuclear fuel cycle, research reactors and the management of radioactive waste;
  • Nuclear Engineering - Radioactive Waste Management Technology and Infrastructure - Expertise in the area of waste technology and waste management information systems;
  • Nuclear Engineering - Research Reactors - Expertise in all aspects of research reactor utilization, operation optimization, and fuel cycle.

Qualifications, Experience and Language skills

  • Master's Degree - Advanced University degree in nuclear, chemical engineering or a related engineering science. A first level university degree with additional five years of relevant experience may be considered in lieu of advanced university degree. Doctorate Degree - PhD in nuclear, chemical engineering, or a related engineering science is an asset;
  • Minimum fifteen years of progressively responsible experience in nuclear research and development or deployment. At least five of these years should have been at the senior management or executive level management experience associated with nuclear fuel cycle, spent fuel and/or nuclear waste management technologies at the national/international level;
  • Proven track record of excellent leadership and experience in managing staff and financial resources;
  • Excellent oral and written command of English.

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