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    • women at the iaea
    • The IAEA is the world’s center of cooperation in the nuclear field.It was set up as the world’s „Atoms for Peace“ organization in 1957within the United Nations family.The Agency works with its Member States and multiple partners worldwideto promote safe, secure and peaceful global development of nuclear technologies.http://recruitment.iaea.org
    • women at the iaea
    • contents 04 introduction from 25 Jobs at the iaea the director General 26 the iaea: 05 about the iaea workinG for women worldwide 06 ProGrammes of the iaea 27 annex 1: 08 women in the iaea member states secretariat of the iaea 10 iaea focal Points for 28 annex 2: Gender concerns iaea orGanizational chart 11 Profiles of iaea women 21 measures aimed at increasinG the rePresentation of women 23 work/life balance 24 emPloyment oPPortunities at the iaea 03
    • introduction Women have been at the forefront of bring the benefits of peaceful nuclear nuclear science since the very begin- technology to developing countries. ning. Marie Curie shared the 1903from the Nobel Prize in Physics for the discove- They are helping to combat food pestsdirector General ry of radioactivity and won an unpre- and develop new, robust strains of rice cedented second Nobel Prize – for and grains, to improve the management chemistry – in 1911 for her discovery of water resources, to fight cancer and of polonium and radium. to protect the environment. You can read some of their stories in Women have remained under-repre- the coming pages. sented in the nuclear sciences as a whole since then, but we at the Inter- The IAEA, which won its own Nobel national Atomic Energy Agency have Prize – for peace, in 2005 – is a great been working hard to increase their re- place to work. I hope this brochure will presentation in our own ranks. Women encourage more well-qualified women now account for around 23% of IAEA to join us. Professional staff. This is much too low. As Director General, I am keen to Yukiya Amano see more women in senior positions. Director General Women from every continent are ser- ving with distinction in the Agency as scientists, engineers, nuclear inspectors and managers, working to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and to04
    • about the iaeaThe IAEA is the world’s centre for than 100 countries. The IAEA is led bycooperation in the nuclear field. It Director General Yukiya Amano andwas set up as the world’s “Atoms for six Deputy Directors General who headPeace” organization in 1957 within the major Departments (see Annex 2).the United Nations family. The IAEAworks with its 151 Member States (see IAEA programmes and budgets are setAnnex 1) and multiple partners world- through decisions of its policymakingwide to promote the use of safe, secure bodies — the 35 member Board ofand peaceful nuclear technologies. Governors and the General Conference of all Member States. Reports on IAEAThe IAEA Secretariat is headquartered activities are submitted to the Unitedat the Vienna International Centre in Nations General Assembly and to theVienna, Austria. Operational liaison United Nations Security Council perio-and regional offices are located in Ge- dically, or as cases warrant.neva (Switzerland), New York (UnitedStates of America), Toronto (Canada)and Tokyo (Japan). The IAEA runs or Three main ‘pillars’ or areas of worksupports research centres and scientific underpin the IAEA’s mission: sciencelaboratories in Vienna and Seibersdorf and technology, safety and security,(Austria), Monaco and Trieste (Italy). and safeguards and verification. In 2005, the IAEA was awarded theThe IAEA Secretariat comprises a team Nobel Peace Prize for its work andof over 2300 multidisciplinary Pro- dedication to creating a safer and morefessional and support staff from more peaceful world. 05
    • ProGrammes The IAEA has defined six major depend on nuclear power to meet programmes in its Programme and their energy requirements. Its prioritiesof the iaea Budget for 2010–2011, which are designed to strengthen the utili- guide its overall work. zation of nuclear and isotopic tech- niques in furtherance of the Millenni- Nuclear Power, Fuel Cycle um Development Goals and the priority and Nuclear Science areas set by the World Summit on Sustainable Development. It covers This programme provides core areas such as food and agriculture, scientific and technical support to human health, water resources, assess- interested Member States in the fields ment and management of marine and of nuclear power, nuclear fuel cycle terrestrial environments, and and materials technologies, capacity industrial applications. building and nuclear knowledge maintenance for sustainable energy Nuclear Safety and Security development, and nuclear science. In this area, the IAEA aims to enhan- Nuclear Techniques for ce the capabilities of Member States Development and Environmental to achieve and maintain a high level Protection of safety and security worldwide. This programme deals with all as- This programme provides core scien- pects of the protection of people and tific and technical support to Member the environment from the effects of States for non-power-generation appli- ionizing radiation and any nuclear cations and is of particular relevance terrorist threat, the minimization of to those Member States that do not the likelihood of accidents, and the06
    • effective mitigation of the effect of between the Secretariat and Member and priority setting processes to bringany such events should they occur. States, and for the benefit of the media greater synergy between the Agency’s and the general public. A wide range TC and regular budget programmes.Nuclear Verification of administrative and legal services will continue to be provided to supportThis area relates to the IAEA’s statu- activities in all Agency programmes.tory mandate to establish and adminis-ter safeguards. In addition, the IAEA Management of Technicalsupports the efforts of the international Cooperation for Developmentcommunity in connection with nucleararms control and reduction. This programme encompasses programme planning, development,Policy, Management and implementation and assessment ofAdministration Services national, regional and interregional projects funded from the TechnicalThis area seeks to achieve the goals Cooperation Fund (TCF) and extraand objectives of IAEA Member budgetary contributions.States through effective coordinati-on to ensure a one house approach, The Secretariat, guided by theparticularly with respect to: overall Agency’s Medium Term Strategypolicies; interactions with Member 2006–2011, works closely with Mem-States; the development and implemen- ber States to formulate the technicaltation of programmes; the evaluation cooperation (TC) programme basedand assessment of performance; and on the identified needs, interests andthe management and interchange of priorities of Member States and pro-information within the Secretariat, vides strategic direction for planning 07
    • women in theiaea secretariatGender parity in all staffing categories In the Professional and higher Women comprise 17.5% of senioris a United Nations system-wide goal categories, women represented 22.5% positions at the Director levelto which the IAEA is fully committed. of the Regular staff. and above.On 1 December 2009, women re-presented 42.4% of the overall staff ofthe Secretariat.The IAEA recognizes and is addressingthe gender disparity at the professionallevel, and there has been an increasein the number of women in junior andmid-level Professional posts.08
    • Among Professional staff, the represen-tation of women varies when brokendown by occupational groupings withinthe two major fields of work. 09
    • iaea focal Points Division of Human Resources, Ms Monzel leads a group in charge of afor Gender con- human resources management system ranging from recruitment to outreach activities aimed at attracting candida- tes of the highest standards, with an Françoise Muelhauser (Switzerland) emphasis on professional women. Her is the Alternate Focal Point for Gender staff development group provides a va- Concerns. She assists the Focal Point in riety of in-house training programmes, promoting a supportive work environ-Catherine Monzel (United States) professional development and skill ment and fostering changes leading to awas appointed Focal Point for Gender enhancement opportunities. She has climate conducive to the equal partici-Concerns in December 2008, having also actively collaborated in the deve- pation of men and women in the IAEA.served as Alternate for the previous lopment of work/life balance policies.three years. As the Focal Point, Ms Ms Muelhauser (PhD in Sciences,Monzel monitors the progress made University of Fribourg) is a nuclearin the representation of women in A graduate of the Georgetown Univer- physicist in the Department of Nuclearthe Secretariat’s staff as well as the sity School of Foreign Service (BSc) Sciences and Applications, in charge ofimplementation of the IAEA’s gender with an MA in Foreign Relations managing the planning and implemen-equality policy. She addresses specific (George Washington University), tation of the subprogramme Utilizationgender-related concerns and recom- Ms Monzel worked for several years of Accelerators and Instrumentationmends policy changes where appropri- in the US Department of Energy, where with special emphasis on the Project onate. She also represents the Secretariat she held a number of key administrati- Effective Utilization of Particle Acce-at gender-related meetings and events. ve and staff posts. Prior to taking up lerators. Prior to joining the IAEA, she her current position, she headed the coordinated and managed a number ofAs head of the Recruitment and Staff IAEA’s Office of Management Servi- research projects in experimental phy-Development Section in the IAEA’s ces (internal management consultants). sics in Europe, the USA and Canada.10
    • Profiles of As the former director of the Brazi- logy. Her work has combined scientific lian Institute of Radiation Safety and knowledge with the social, political andiaea women Dosimetry, Eliana Amaral brings philosophical aspects of its application. extensive experience to the IAEA. In Her current position requires a mix of her current position, she is responsible technical and managerial skills, as well for the dissemination and maintenance as diplomacy and political awareness, of the knowledge and culture of radi- as Ms Amaral routinely works with the ation safety worldwide. Her Division representatives of Member States andEliana Amaral (Brazil/Portugal) offers important tools to help prevent international organizations.Director, Division of Radiation, radiological accidents and cases ofTransport and Waste Safety, overexposure by developing radiation Prior to taking up her current positi-Department of Nuclear Safety safety techniques and providing for on, Ms Amaral already had a closeand Security their application through activities such relationship with the IAEA through her as training Member State participants participation in training courses and in the latest safety procedures. To Ms technical meetings. She is proud of the Amaral, this extensive and proactive IAEA’s work and impressed by the work is crucial to radiation and waste competence and professionalism of her safety from a long term perspective. colleagues. She truly enjoys her work in this international environment. Though she started on the path of nu- clear physics in her university studies, Ms Amaral realized that she was more interested in applications that are close to human beings rather than in abs- tract theories. As a consequence, she specialized in biophysics and radioeco- 11
    • Taghrid Atieh (Syrian Arab Republic) Prior to joining the IAEA, Taghrid According to Ms Atieh, the interac-Leader, Liaison and Capacity Atieh headed the nuclear information tion between colleagues of differentBuilding Group, INIS and Nuclear and documentation centre at the Syrian nationalities and cultural backgroundsKnowledge Management Section, Atomic Energy Commission, and also makes her work at the IAEA even moreDepartment of Nuclear Energy served as the Syrian Arab Republic’s gratifying. She feels fortunate to be National Liaison Officer to the Inter- able to learn in and contribute to such national Nuclear Information System an exciting environment. (INIS). She became the IAEA’s first Syrian Professional staff member in 1993. While she is dedicated to and loves her work, it does require Ms Atieh to Ms Atieh enjoys her work and believes sacrifice time spent with her family. that INIS, the world’s leading source She credits her husband for making it of nuclear information for the peaceful possible for her to balance her suc- uses of nuclear science and technolo- cessful professional career with a very gy, is an excellent mechanism for the fulfilling family life. Ms Atieh feels collection, exchange and preservati- that any sacrifices she may have made on for future generations of nuclear have been worthwhile in order be part information and knowledge in Member of such a vital IAEA programme. She States. As Leader of the Liaison and strongly encourages other women to Capacity Building Group, Ms Atieh’s explore every opportunity to join the work involves the provision of nucle- IAEA’s staff. ar information to Member States and IAEA programmes, as well as services and training to national INIS centres.12
    • Ana María Cetto (Mexico) Ana María Cetto came to the IAEA and personal commitment of her staffDeputy Director General, with a remarkable career in physics, to making a difference in developingDepartment of Technical Cooperation extensive experience in international nations through the technical coopera- scientific cooperation and a strong tion programme. In her own visits to personal commitment to the elimi- the field, she enjoys direct interaction nation of nuclear weapons. She saw with those who, with their own scarce her new position as an opportunity to resources, use their creativity to make balance her opposition to the military the most of the IAEA’s support. uses of nuclear power with the positive One goal that Ms Cetto aims to reach applications of the atom to sustainable in her work is to build stronger ties development. between the intergovernmental and non-governmental worlds. Coming Ms Cetto views her role in the IAEA from a developing country, Ms Cetto as being multi¬dimensional, providing applies her grassroots perspective to leadership and cooperation. She greatly enhance the IAEA’s collaboration with values the opportunity to collaborate counterparts in Member States for the with people who have different cultural benefit of the people who are in grea- backgrounds and life experiences. test need of it. Working together in such an environ- ment is, in her opinion, a great asset of Ms Cetto, Mexico’s Woman of the Year the United Nations System, for it forces in 2003, aspires to make a difference as one to understand another person’s a woman scientist in the complex envi- motivations and mindset, and other ronment of international cooperation for people’s needs and aspirations. sustainable development. One aspect of her position that Ms Cet- to most enjoys is seeing the enthusiasm 13
    • Jill Cooley (USA) Nuclear engineer Jill Cooley became makes for an exciting and challengingDirector, Division of Concepts and the first woman to manage a Section professional environment. She seesPlanning, Department of Safeguards and, later, to direct a Division in the the direct results of her work reflected Department of Safeguards. As head of in the implementation of safeguards the Division of Concepts and Planning, agreements, and the media’s attention she leads her staff in the develop- to the Department of Safeguards’ work ment of new safeguards concepts and helps to spread the safeguards messa- approaches, and works to integrate ge. Ms Cooley finds the present time them into standard nuclear safeguards to be particularly challenging, as new procedures. proliferation issues, such as nuclear trafficking, require new solutions. Ms Cooley joined the IAEA with over 15 years of engineering and manage- While working in a world of political ment experience in the safeguards area. constraints can at times be frustrating, Her prior positions had brought her to Ms Cooley finds that interaction with IAEA technical meetings and symposia her colleagues, who are all top profes- on many occasions, so she was familiar sionals in the field, is very rewarding. with the work and competence of the Though they have varied backgrounds, IAEA’s staff. Another important factor her colleagues all share the vision that contributed to her decision to move of creating an effective safeguards to Vienna was the ease with which regime through which Member States’ her husband and children were able to non-proliferation commitments can be adjust to the idea of moving abroad. verified. To Ms Cooley, the IAEA’s critical role in the global non-proliferation regime14
    • Anita Nilsson (Sweden) As head of the IAEA Office of Nuclear supply and cooperation. She was inDirector, Office of Nuclear Security, Security, Ms Nilsson is responsible charge of the Swedish nuclear securi-Department of Nuclear Safety and for coordinating and implementing ty support to the Newly IndependentSecurity the IAEA’s Nuclear Security Plan to States and the Baltic States. prevent, detect and respond to acts of nuclear terrorism and threats thereof. Ms Nilsson previously served as the The Office organizes a number of eva- IAEA Focal Point for Gender Concerns luation and advisory services, training from January 2003 to November 2008. courses and workshops, and conve- She was awarded the World Nuclear nes meetings with Member States’ Association’s “Women of Achieve- experts for the purpose of improving ment in Nuclear Science and Technolo- the methodology used and the nucle- gy Award” in September 2005. ar security framework. It liaises with other international organizations and Member States to enhance cooperation and the outreach of nuclear security information. A Medical Doctor with a Master of Sciences in Mathematics and Physics, Ms Nilsson worked in various mana- gerial and leadership positions at the Swedish Nuclear Power Inspectorate before joining the IAEA, dealing with non-proliferation, international and national safeguards, bilateral nuclear 15
    • Stephanie Ramushu (South Africa) Following her studies in analytical Ms Ramushu’s job requires a lot ofNuclear Safeguards Inspector, chemistry, Stephanie Ramushu worked travelling, which means dealing withDepartment of Safeguards for almost 10 years as a chemist in jet lag and different time zones and different industries. When she read an cultures. She enjoys her job and has advertisement to become a State Safe- taken the challenges in her stride. She guards Inspector in South Africa, she manages her inspection schedule to decided to take up the challenge. After plan her visits and decide what kind of 18 months on the job, she knew that inspection will be carried out. this was what she wanted to do. Ms Ramushu strongly encourages other As a National Safeguards Inspector in women to take up the challenge of wor- her home country, Ms Ramushu was king in international safeguards. always acquainted with the work of the IAEA, which she joined in 2006. As an IAEA inspector, she verifies nuclear material and activities to assure a State’s compliance with the Non- Proliferation Treaty obligation. Her oc- cupation provides her a global outlook on safeguards activities in different countries. She describes her job as a balance between planning, verification, observation, and reporting.16
    • Alicia Reynaud (Mexico) Alicia Reynaud is a passionate sup- to support the implementation of theHead, Section for Safeguards porter of the IAEA’s mission. Mea- Agency’s programmes, while promo-Programme and Resources, ningful purpose has been the driving ting geographical diversity and genderDepartment of Safeguards force throughout her career, and from equality. the outset she was able to see how her assignments related to the achievement Today, Ms Reynaud supports the of the IAEA’s mandate. verification mission of the IAEA by leading the Section responsible for the Ms Reynaud spent most of her IAEA design, planning and monitoring of the career in the Department of Technical programme and budget of the De- Cooperation, working on projects in all partment of Safeguards. Ms Reynaud five geographical areas covered by the also provides guidance on the overall Department. This allowed her to gain management of human and financial a broad understanding of the needs of resources for the Department, with Member States and to become know- more than 700 staff and €140 million ledgeable in all aspects of the program- annually. me. She greatly valued her interaction with Member State counterparts and, Ms Reynaud has grown professionally in particular, witnessing the impact of and personally during her time at the technical cooperation on the lives of so IAEA. Her experience has greatly many people worldwide. influenced her children, all three of whom have an international outlook As Head of the Recruitment Unit in and share her values of working to- the Division of Personnel, she joined wards peace in a multicultural world. with managers to identify and rec- ruit staff of the highest competence 17
    • Geetha Sadagopan (India) Geetha Sadagopan has brought more where the IAEA conducts long termTraining Specialist, than 25 years of radiation protection educational courses, and teaches visi-Department of Nuclear Safety experience to the IAEA. In her home tors to the IAEA’s Vienna Headquar-and Security country of India, she had the opportuni- ters. Receiving positive feedback from ty to work in various areas of radiation participants who have applied in their protection, making her an excellent work the knowledge gained in training candidate for her position at the IAEA, courses is a gratifying experience for in which she manages training in Mem- Ms Sadagopan. She also enjoys the ber States in medical, research and challenging experience of imparting industrial radiation protection. her extensive knowledge to new gene- rations of participants. Ms Sadagopan has always enjoyed teaching, and when the opportunity to Moving to Vienna represented a diffe- gain international experience presented rent kind of challenge to Ms Sadago- itself, she jumped at the chance to take pan, but she has found the city to be on this unique challenge and join the safe and beautiful, with the change in IAEA. The fact that only a few Indian climate being the most difficult part women had worked for the IAEA in the of the transition. Her family’s flexi- past was also a contributory factor in bility and support helped her a great her decision. deal in adjusting to a different cultural environment. She urges other women Today, Ms Sadagopan organizes cour- from developing countries to consider ses and develops training materials for joining the IAEA in the pursuit of their participants from all over the world. careers. She travels to regional training centres,18
    • Gabriele Voigt (Germany) After 9 years of heading the Agency’s believes that working with people fromDirector, Safeguards Analytical Laboratories, recent reorganizational different cultures and backgroundsServices (Seibersdorf) changes have found Gabriele Voigt as enriches life and creates the feeling that the Director of Safeguards Analytical the human race is one family. Services (SGAS). SGAS is responsible At the IAEA, Ms Voigt has the chance for the analysis of nuclear material to work with people whom she admires and environmental swipe samples, as for their dedication to peace and justice. well as for the Network of Analytical Laboratories (NWAL) including the Ms Voigt has also revitalized the Joint Safeguard’s On-Site Laboratory in Advisory Sub-Committee on Gender Rokkasho, Japan. Concerns owing to her concern about the low percentage of women at the Ms Voigt is also responsible for the Professional level in the IAEA. She is Enhancing Capabilities of Analytical a member of Women in Nuclear (WiN) Services for Safeguards project – the and Women in International Security largest construction work the Agency (WIISE), and mentors women applying has undertaken. This project is aimed for IAEA positions. She is dedicated at modernizing the existing Safeguards to her work and encourages women to laboratories and equipment, and at combine their profession with family life. building a new nuclear material labora- tory at Seibersdorf. Ms Voigt was awarded the World Nuclear Association’s Women of Ms Voigt chose the IAEA as the place Achievement in Nuclear Science and to apply her varied knowledge of Technology Award and the Leadership biology, genetics, radiochemistry, ra- Award of the Radiochemistry Society, diometry and radiation protection. She both in 2005. 19
    • Bidan Zhu (China) Bidan Zhu moved to Austria with herSoftware Engineer, Department of family during her last year of bioche-Technical Cooperation mistry studies in a Chinese university. She decided to switch her studies to computer science, which turned out to be an excellent choice, since she enjoys doing IT work as much as a hobby. Now, as the project leader for vari- ous IT projects in the Department of Technical Cooperation, Ms Zhu loves the challenge of using IT tools for business solutions that will effectively contribute to the implementation of the Department’s programmes. Ms Zhu feels proud of working for an international organization with a noble mission such as the IAEA. Although not many women choose to pursue a career in IT-related fields, Ms Zhu believes that women are particularly good at human focused aspects in IT, since they have a fine understanding of user requirements in system design and social implications of information technologies.20
    • measures aimed Resolutions and Reporting steps they have taken to increase Measures the participation of women in theirat increasinG programmes.the rePresentation The IAEA continues to build on mea- sures already in place to increase the The IAEA has also taken steps toof women share of women Professional staff in increase the representation of women the Secretariat. The General Confe- participants at conferences, seminars rence has passed resolutions related to and workshops, and to promote the this issue on a regular basis, reiterating involvement of women scientists in the IAEA’s ultimate goal of achieving coordinated research and technical equal gender representation in staffing. cooperation projects. The Director General reports biennially on progress made in this area. Recruitment Measures To read General Conference resolutions The Secretariat pays special attention and the Director General’s reports on to well qualified female candidates women in the Secretariat, please visit: in the recruitment process to ensure www.iaea.org/Resources/Women/ that in cases of comparable qualifica- resolutions.html tions and suitability, women are given preference over men. Indeed, in a very Another reporting mechanism used to high percentage of cases in which there measure progress in the representation is at least one woman among candida- of women calls on Deputy Directors tes deemed well qualified, a woman is General, who head each of the IAEA’s offered the position. The Division of six Departments, to report to the Direc- Human Resources, at the invitation of tor General each year in June on specific Member States, carries out recruitment 21
    • missions, which provide the opportu- In order to work even more closely areas and advises the Secretariat aboutnity, once more, to emphasize the need together, the Secretariat requested that proposed solutions.for well qualified female candidates. all Member States designate a Point of Contact for the Recruitment of Women Departmental Focal PointsThe Secretariat cooperates with other to actively support the Secretariat’s for Gender ConcernsUnited Nations agencies in the field of efforts. Points of Contact assist thegender issues, such as the Inter-Agency Secretariat by identifying institutions in At the end of 2006, the function ofNetwork on Women and Gender Equa- the Member State from which suitably Departmental Focal Points for Genderlity (IANWGE) and the United Nations qualified female candidates could be Concerns, based on a United NationsInternational Research and Training attracted. They also aid the IAEA in initiative model, was created to furtherInstitute for the Advancement of Wo- spreading the word about employment, institutionalize gender-related activitiesmen (INSTRAW), in order to highlight in exploring the possibilities of esta- in the Secretariat. Departmental Focalthe IAEA’s efforts and to keep abreast blishing a Junior Professional Officer Points assist the Deputy Directorsof trends in this area. The Secretariat’s programme and in expanding fellow- General in their efforts to achieve gen-“Resources for Women” web site at ships in their Member State. der equality within their Departmentswww.iaea.org/women disseminates and support the IAEA Focal Point forinformation to the public about gender Gender Concerns in gender-relatedissues in the IAEA. Staff Involvement activities. Each Deputy Director General selects one Departmental Focal PointWorking with Member States The Joint Advisory Sub-Committee and one Alternate. on Gender Concerns, made up of staffThe Secretariat fosters a continuous di- members, is dedicated to increasingalogue with Member State representa- the representation of female staff andtives in order to encourage applications promoting a more family-friendly workby well qualified female candidates for environment. The Sub-CommitteeIAEA vacancies. helps to identify challenges in these22
    • Gender Equality work/life balanceand Mainstreaming Social norms often cause professionalA gender equality policy was appro- women to experience greater difficultiesved in 2007 by the Director General than men in relocating their families.and is being implemented to main- In order to make the IAEA a more at-stream gender considerations into the tractive employer to families, one aimIAEA’s programmes and to promote is to provide a supportive environment,gender equality in the IAEA and the that enables staff to combine workMember States. and family responsibilities. Arrangements now in place include: – Flexible working hours – Part-time work arrangements – Work from home option – Maternity and paternity leave – Nursing breaks for new mothers – Family emergency leave – A Staff Development Centre, located in the Vienna International Centre, whose opening hours correspond to the IAEA’s regular working hours – A policy for the prevention of harass- ment and other forms of unfair or discriminatory treatment of staff 23
    • emPloyment least two years of professional work me, Technical Cooperation National experience. The JPO works as part of a Liaison Officers are asked to nominateoPPortunities at team and under the guidance of a seni- candidates in the respective field.the iaea or Professional. The assignment, which To learn more, please visit: may be in a scientific/technical or http://www-tc.iaea.org/tcweb/ administrative area, lasts for one to two participation/How to Apply for Vacancies years. Currently, only a limited numberat the IAEA of Member States who have signed Internship ProgrammeApproximately nine months before a a JPO Agreement with the IAEA areposition in the Professional or higher able to offer their young nationals the The programme provides young profes-categories becomes vacant in the Sec- possibility of joining the Agency as a sionals an opportunity to gain practicalretariat, a vacancy notice is posted on JPO. To learn more, please visit: www. work experience and exposes them tothe IAEA’s official web site. To apply iaea.org/About/Jobs/jpo.html the work of the IAEA and the Unitedfor a vacancy, applicants must submit Nations. Internships normally last notan IAEA Personal History Form by the Technical Cooperation Fellow- less than three months and not moredeadline listed in the notice. To learn ships for Women than one year. Applicants must be atmore, please go to: www.iaea.org/ least 18 years of age and have comple-About/Jobs/ The IAEA Fellowship Programme for ted a minimum of two years of full- Young Professional Women provides time studies at a university or equiva-Junior Professional Officer six-month fellowships to young women lent institution towards the completion(JPO) Programme pursuing an advanced degree or having of their first degree. Individuals may recently graduated. It provides partici- apply up to two years after the com-The JPO programme is designed for pants with practical international work pletion of their bachelor’s, master’s, oryoung professionals, who are under 32 experience in nuclear technology and doctoral degree. To learn more, pleaseyears of age, hold an advanced uni- applications or in technical coopera- go to: www.iaea.org/About/Jobs/versity degree and preferably have at tion. To participate in the program- internships.html24
    • Jobs at the iaea Production Specialist Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications – IT Systems Engineer – General Services Staff – Entomologist – Plant Breeder Department of Nuclear Energy – Nutritionist – Medical Radiation Physicist – Nuclear Engineer – Nuclear Physicist – Chemical Engineer – Soil Scientist – Waste Management Specialist – Research ScientistOffices Reporting to the – Nuclear Power PlannerDirector General – Economics and Planning Specialist Department of Safeguards – Knowledge Management Specialist– Auditor – Nuclear Safeguards Inspector– Lawyer Department of Nuclear Safety – Nuclear Trade Analyst– International Affairs Specialist and Security – Safeguards Evaluator – Safeguards AnalystDepartment of Management – Nuclear Safety Specialist – Instrumentation Systems Expert – Nuclear Security Officer – Surveillance and Monitoring Specialist– Programme Manager – Trafficking Prevention Expert– Financial Officer – Emergency Preparedness Officer Department of Technical– Procurement Officer – Operational Safety Officer Cooperation– Translator/Editor – Radiation Protection Officer– Human Resources Specialist – Radiation Safety Specialist – Programme Officer– Public Information Officer – Transport Safety Specialist – Programme Coordinator– Conference and Document – Software Engineer 25
    • the iaea: Radiotherapy Offers Hope Eliminating Tsetse Flies to to Women with Cancer Decrease Hunger and PovertyworkinG for womenworldwide Cervical cancer kills 200 000 women Large draught animals, such as oxen, in developing countries every year as have become increasingly rare in Afri- a result of late detection and a dearth ca owing to the parasite-carrying tsetse of treatment facilities. Women such as fly, which kills three million livestock Genet Ashenafi in Awasa, Ethiopia, animals annually. This scourge, also must travel long distances and wait for hazardous to human health, puts the hours to receive treatment. Ethiopia burden of work on farmers such as has only one radiotherapy machine to Mgeni Lamek, who must rely on her serve its population of over 60 million, own strength to replace a team of oxen. while in Europe, the rate is one machi- The IAEA is supporting several Af- ne per 250 000 people. rican States in using the sterile insect technique, which uses gamma radiation The IAEA, in a joint project with the from a cobalt-60 source to sterilize Government of Ethiopia, opened the male Tsetse flies. The males are then country’s only radiotherapy centre in released into the breeding population 1997. The IAEA continues to assist to mate with females, whose unferti- developing Member States in the field lized eggs do not develop, leading to of radiotherapy by providing radiation a radical decrease in the fly population, sources and equipment and personnel which saves lives and leads to incre- training in medical physics and safety, ased productivity. and through the establishment and proper maintenance of radiotherapy To read more about these projects, programmes. please visit: www.iaea.org/women26
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