The Department of Safeguards (SG) is the organizational hub for the implementation of IAEA safeguards. The IAEA implements nuclear verification activities for some 180 States in accordance with their safeguards agreements. The safeguards activities are undertaken within a dynamic and technically complex environment including advanced nuclear fuel cycle facilities and complemented by the political diversity of the countries. The Department of Safeguards consists of six Divisions: three Operations Divisions: A, B and C, for the implementation of verification activities around the world; three Technical Divisions: Division of Concepts and Planning, Division of Information Management, and Division of Technical and Scientific Services; as well as three Offices: the Office for Verification in Iran, the Office of Safeguards Analytical Services and the Office of Information and Communication Services. The Division of Concepts and Planning is responsible for strategic planning, the development and promotion of safeguards concepts and policy, the coordination of research and development activities, the implementation of the quality management system of the Department, and the provision and development of training. The Process Design Section is responsible for the implementation of an ISO 9001 compliant quality management system in the Department, to ensure consistent implementation of well-defined processes. The Section’s activities include guiding the design and implementation of departmental processes, implementing methods to measure process performance and providing feedback and assistance to process owners. The Section is also responsible for delivering training in quality management tools and techniques to staff, managing the Departmental document repository and designing and implementing cost calculation tools. The Section also coordinates knowledge management activities in the Department.
As a member of a team led by the Section Head, the Senior Business Process Analyst will ensure the integration of standardized processes across the Department, and develop the means and tools to evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of these processes.
The Senior Business Process Analyst has several roles in the Section: (1) an expert providing advice on where process implementation could be made more effective and efficient; (2) a process architect designing new processes or improving existing ones taking into account the safeguards objectives and the needs of the Department; (3) an adviser providing support to the Department to standardize safeguards processes.
Functions / Key Results Expected
• Engage and collaborate with process owners and stakeholders throughout the Department to establish the means and mechanisms for monitoring the efficiency and effectiveness of processes. Coordinate efforts to compile performance measures for use in continual improvement of the departmental Quality Management System (QMS). • Provide expert advice and guidance to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of safeguards implementation through the use of Lean and/or Six Sigma principles, tools and techniques for continual process improvement. • Lead efforts and advise on the development and implementation of advanced business process modelling for designing and documenting processes in the Department. • In close consultation with the Section Head, monitor and report on assigned projects in the Section to ensure the quality and timeliness of deliverables. • Serve as the Alternate Departmental Quality Manager contributing to the evolution and implementation of identified improvements to the departmental Quality Management System. • Together with the Section Team, undertake efforts to raise the awareness and understanding of quality management and process management in the Department. Identify and evaluate how external standards may be used and applied within the Department to support improved quality management and operating practices. • In collaboration with the Safeguards Training Section, develop a departmental training curriculum to support quality management tools and techniques including process improvement, corrective actions and root cause analysis, in addition to other quality management topics according to the needs of the Department. • In collaboration with the Section Head, compile input for the preparation of programme and budget activities, financial monitoring and other ad-hoc reports. • Identify improvements for departmental IT infrastructure needed to support risk management, quality management, process measurement, continual process improvement, and knowledge management.
At least an advanced university degree in physical sciences or engineering, business management, operations management, systems engineering, industrial engineering, business information technology or other related fields of study. Project management certification (PMI, Prince2) or equivalent desirable. Certifications in quality and/or business process management are desirable. • At least a minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible and relevant work experience in one or more of the following fields: business process management, operations management, systems engineering, continual process improvement, quality management implementation, nuclear operations. • Demonstrated experience in documenting, designing, modelling, measuring, improving, and/or reengineering business processes. • Demonstrated experience in designing and implementing process improvement activities. • Demonstrated experience in using BPMN 2.0. or other process modelling highly desirable. • Demonstrated experience in applying and/or using Lean/Six Sigma tools and practices desirable. • Demonstrated experience involving management of technical projects and resources (financial and staff resources) desirable. • Proficiency in spoken and written English. Knowledge of other official IAEA languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is an asset.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: The IAEA offers an attractive remuneration package including a tax-free annual net base salary starting at US $ 88162 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), a variable post adjustment which currently amounts to US $ 36058*, dependency benefits, rental subsidy, education grant, relocation and repatriation expenses; 6 weeks' annual vacation, home leave, pension plan and health insurance
Internal Number: 2020/0245
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