Additional Info:

The Safeguards Information Analyst (Satellite Imagery) contributes expertise in the processing and analysis of multisensor imagery in support of the Section’s mission in assisting the Department’s objective with regard to nuclear verification evaluation.

The Safeguards Information Analyst (Satellite Imagery) is: (1) a specialist in the analysis of multi-sensor satellite imagery; (2) an author of analytical reports and briefings to stakeholders, acting as a prime interface with the key customers providing insight and expertise in the requirements, imagery collection and the analytical processes; (3) a coordinator of the integration of open source, State-declared and other collateral information into the imagery analysis process; (4) a proficient user of geospatial data and information, and (5), a contributor to R&D programmes supported by IAEA Member States.

The Safeguards Information Analyst (Satellite Imagery) is the focal point for specific imagery analysis tasks, primarily for the Operations Divisions, coordinating and consolidating customers’ expectations, contributing to the establishment of priorities, and evaluating task requests. He/she constantly interacts with other SGIM areas of competence, e.g. with regard to the the research and collection of open source information and the analysis of State-declared information. He/she also guides and assists support staff in identifying the technical specifications associated with the imagery acquisition process and the creation and management of geospatial data.
In concert with developing and disseminating imagery analysis products, the incumbent is required to build additional partnerships with the staff of the Division of Technical Support, Division of Concepts and Planning as well as the Office of Information and Communication Systems.
The incumbent may also be required to develop and maintain relationships with staff from other IAEA departments, external vendors, commercial firms, consultants and researchers in order to promote or enhance the business value of imagery analysis.

Functions / Key Results Expected

In cooperation with other imagery analysts and under the leadership of the Section Head, the Safeguards Information Analyst (Satellite Imagery) will be responsible for imagery analysis. The incumbent will be required to:
• Conduct analysis on multisensor data, focused on high-resolution panchromatic and multispectral imagery, and present analytical findings within the Division and Department, as requested,
• Provide imagery expertise in the verification of State declarations,
• Participate in Departmental working groups on the preparation of State Evaluation Reports and assist inspectors in the planning of their field activities, maintaining a close working relationship with partners in the Operations Divisions.
• Guide support staff in the image collection/processing and open source compilation processes,
• Contribute to the Departmental QMS-driven continual improvement through providing feedback on standard operating procedures for imagery and geospatial analysis, testing and integrating new methods and analytical techniques,
• Participate in on-site inspections, as requested and required, to improve the effectiveness of the analysis

Qualifications, Experience and Skills

• Master Degree or Advanced university degree (or equivalent) in Remote Sensing, Geography, Information Technology or closely related field or, given the specificities of the field an equivalent qualification.

• A minimum of 5 years of practical, hands-on experience in imagery and geospatial analysis including. experience working with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software, data and analysis.
• Knowledge of nuclear fuel cycle preferred.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, including the ability to draft technical documents, analytical reports, and publications.
• Fluency in spoken and written English. Knowledge of other official IAEA language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) an advantage.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The successful candidate in this post requires:
• In-depth knowledge of satellite imagery analysis, imagery tasking and requirements management. Demonstrated knowledge of image processing software and techniques with an emphasis on the use electronic light table (ELT) capabilities.
• Broad understanding and working knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and spatial analysis within imagery analysis workflows,
• Good general research and analytical skills with a demonstrated ability to effectively integrate collateral information into imagery and geospatial analysis reporting,
• Demonstrated ability to work independently or as part of a collaborative, multi-disiplinary team,
• Knowledge of imagery indicators associated with the nuclear fuel cycle. Technical and geographical knowledge of nuclear proliferation and related verification an advantage,
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively to produce high-quality analytical reports and present methods, techniques, and findings.






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