The post holder’s principal function will be to support the operational planning and on-site execution of OPCW inspections. Inspections will take place at the industrial facilities or the Chemical Weapons Destruction Facilities (CWDFs) of the 193 states parties to the CWC. Inspections can vary in length from 48 hours to 48 days.
Specific responsibilities include:
Assistance and protection against CW, capability to conduct a Challenge Inspection (CI) and capability to conduct an Investigation of Alleged Use (IAU);
To maintain readiness for a CI/IAU inspection, by participation in any training and exercises, as and when scheduled.
To assist the ITL in inspections carried out in accordance with Articles IX and X of the CWC. This will include activities already described above, but with an extra dimension because of the nature of the inspection and additional activities that might be included.
ACs: On-site sampling and analysis (S&A) activities at inspection sites and verification of S&A procedures in CWDFs
CPTs: Performing technical evaluations of the inspection site, reviewing relevant production records, and performing mass-balance calculations for chemical products.
CWMSs: Conducting inspections on the irreversible destruction of CWs at CWDFs and undertaking technical evaluations at CWSF, CWPF and O/ACW facilities.
HSS: Providing health and safety support for missions involving toxic entries, and providing emergency medical support during deployments, particularly when deployments are to areas where the security level (UN Security Level System) is identified as Substantial, High or Extreme.
Knowledge and Skills
A relevant postgraduate degree in combination with a minimum of 5 years qualifying experience.
A first level degree in combination with a minimum of 7 years qualifying experience.
Certified relevant training together with extensive relevant technical background and a minimum of 13 years’ experience may also be considered.
AC: relevant degrees would be in the fields of chemistry with sub-specialisation in synthetic or analytical chemistry.
CPT: relevant degrees would be in the fields of chemistry, chemical engineering, or other closely allied subjects.
CWMS: relevant degrees would be in the fields of science and engineering (with background in Chemical Weapons), EOD-expertise is highly desirable as are additional qualifications in Chem-EOD
HSS: relevant degrees would be in the fields of health science, paramedic practice or other closely related subjects.
CPT: Relevant work experience in the chemical industry including chemical process operations, plant design, chemical process development, process safety engineering and evaluation, research and development, or related technical functions.
AC: Technical and practical expertise in GC-MS analysis, including instrument troubleshooting, chemical identification and chemical profiling. Such experience will typically be gained in industry or a government research institute.
CWMS: Working experience in the field of (single or combined): Chemical Demilitarisation, Old or Abandoned Chemical Weapons identification/handling, CBRN response, EOD operations, and CW detection/monitoring.
HSS: Significant experience of emergency medical care gained in either a civilian or military context
Previous work experience in a forensics role or investigation is an asset, as well as sensitive site exploitation.
Fluency in English is essential and a good working knowledge of one of the other official languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish) is desirable.
Annual Salary $59,151
Post Adjustment $20,289
Total Salary $79,440
- Experiencia: 1 año
- Formación Mínima: FP1
- Nivel Profesional: Especialista
- Tipo contrato: Indefinido
- Jornada: Jornada completa
- Salario: 84.000€ - 100.000 € Bruto/año
- Info Otros Países: España
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