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Working at the IAEA is a rewarding experience and provides an opportunity to contribute to the promotion of peaceful uses of nuclear technology and to sustainable development. As the largest contributor to IAEA programs, the U.S. is committed to encouraging well-qualified Americans to apply for professional posts at the IAEA.
The IAEA employs professionals from a variety of scientific and policy backgrounds. The IAEA offers different types of employment opportunities: for professional and general service posts; consultants and experts; junior staff, through internships; and the Junior Professional Officer programme.
To gain knowledge and training on the IAEA Nuclear Security Programme, in particular in the
areas of coordination, programming, knowledge management and partnership building.
Tasks / Key Results Expected
• Assist Director’s Office of the Division of Nuclear Security (NSNS) on a broad range of matters that typically arise in the administration of an international organization.
• Conduct general and in-depth research and prepare initial drafts of analyses and reports on various areas of work of NSNS
• Liaison for cross-Departmental coordination, including supporting coordination of Agency activities and efforts
• Gain an overall understanding of the IAEA Nuclear Security Programme, including the range and
impact of activities carried out with the programme.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to cooperate effectively across organizational
boundaries and the ability to establish effective partnerships and working relations in a
multicultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
• Strong writing skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks and competing deadlines.
• Developed organizational abilities and a self-starter.
• Understanding of the IAEA Nuclear Security Series and IAEA Safety Standards, their hierarchy,
structure and application (an asset).
• Strong IT capabilities.
• Desktop publishing and database management skills.
• University Degree in Science, Engineering, Nuclear Security or International Relations or related
• Experience in finalizing publication of technical reports or guidelines, manuals, publications or
• Experience with desktop publishing and database management, including strong experience
working with Microsoft Office 2016 (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
• Understanding of nuclear security principles and interface with nuclear safety and other related
• Candidates must be a minimum of 20 years of age and have completed at least three years of fulltime studies at a university or equivalent institution towards the completion of a first degree.
• Candidates may apply up to one year after the completion of a bachelor's, master's or doctorate
• Candidates must not have previously participated in the IAEA's internship programme.
• Excellent written and spoken English essential; fluency in any other IAEA official language
(Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish) an asset.
• Candidates must attach two signed letters of recommendation to their application.
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