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WINS Newsletter

4th July 2018
WINS Newsletter

Welcome to our July 2018 newsletter!

We have decided to publish the newsletter this month on our website to make it even easier for you to stay in touch and learn more about what is happening at WINS. We welcome your thoughts and feedback about this newsletter, its delivery method, and the information you will find here.

If you would like to contribute any news items to upcoming newsletters that would interest your fellow WINS Members, please email us at info@wins.org.

Norway Awards Funding for WINS’ Gender Equality in Nuclear Security Programme

We are delighted to announce that the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has agreed to provide the funding necessary to launch our new Gender Equality in Nuclear Security Programme.

Currently, the nuclear security profession experiences a significant imbalance in regard to the number of men and women working in the field. The purpose of WINS’ programme is to begin addressing this gender imbalance by better understanding the obstacles women face when entering the profession, providing targeted opportunities for women to become professionally certified, and encouraging more employers to hire women into these essential roles.

Click here to learn more about this award.

WINS Welcomes a New Academy Ambassador from Cuba

Mr Jorge Luis Paredes Gilisman being welcomed as a new WINS Academy Ambassador by Raquel Delgado, WINS Project Manager

We are pleased to announce that Mr Jorge Luis Paredes Gilisman has become the WINS Academy Ambassador for Cuba. This brings to 10 the number of countries around the world with WINS Academy Ambassadors.

Mr Paredes became a WINS Certified Nuclear Security Professional (CNSP) in June 2018 and was so enthusiastic about the programme that he welcomed the opportunity to become an Ambassador in Cuba. He currently serves as Senior Specialist on Nuclear Regulation, Control and Safety at the National Nuclear Safety Centre in Cuba.

Mr. Paredes will contribute to building WINS Academy Alumni who are dedicated to strengthening nuclear security in Cuba and the Caribbean region, and we welcome him into the WINS community!

The WINS Academy Releases a New Elective Module

Nuclear Security Governance: Board and Executive Interactions

As part of our commitment to quality and to ensuring that the information in our modules remains current, we are happy to announce the release of our new WINS Academy elective module titled Nuclear Security Governance: Board and Executive Interactions.

This completely new module, which replaces two previous modules (Nuclear Security Governance and Nuclear Security for Executive Management) focuses on the duties of a board of directors who are responsible for the governance of a nuclear organisation and on the responsibilities of the executive management team. By working together, these two important functions can create a high level of assurance that nuclear security is well-understood and well-managed within an organisation.

To better demonstrate the complex issues involved in governing and managing nuclear security, the module uses an innovative approach structured around a fictional scenario that weaves throughout the units. The scenario highlights key issues faced by members of the board and the executive management team as they deal with the consequences of a nuclear security incident. In the process, they confront a variety of issues and make several important decisions designed to improve the governance and management of nuclear security.

The module is available for purchase at the WINS store: https://wins.org/store.

Training Course Planned on Radioactive Source Security Management in Thailand

Bangkok, Thailand

We are pleased to announce that we will be conducting a regional training on radioactive source security management in Thailand in conjunction with the Office of Atoms for Peace (OAP). The training, which is funded by the Government of New Zealand, will be held in Bangkok from 30 October to 2 November, 2018, and is by invitation only.

Through the development of knowledge, skills and cooperative relationships among regional stakeholders, the course will help to increase radioactive source security in the Asia-Pacific region. The training will offer a broad professional development opportunity that includes becoming a WINS Academy Certified Nuclear Security Professional (CNSP).

Click here to learn more.

WINS Team Update

Job Opening: Head of Finance

We have a vacancy for the Head of Finance to work in our offices in Vienna, Austria. The full-time, permanent position is available immediately (the current post holder will leave WINS at the end of August). Fluency in English (spoken and written) is required for the position, and applicants must be a Certified Public Accountant.

The closing date for applications is 13 July, and interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held 23-24 July.

Click here to download the PDF version of the vacancy announcement.

Meet Alvaro Acevedo, Our New Project Manager 

Alvaro Acevedo

Alvaro says that when WINS was looking for someone to fill the position of Project Manager, he realised it would be a great opportunity to work in challenging projects in a motivating, multicultural atmosphere and to be part of an international and multidisciplinary team. That is why he decided to apply for the position.

Alvaro explains that he has always been passionate about energy generation, particularly nuclear technology. Now, in his new position, he is focused on nuclear security and safety projects. Prior to joining WINS, he worked as an engineer for a German multinational corporation in the energy field and in a nuclear power plant in Spain. He has lived in Spain, the United States, Germany, France and Austria and is fluent in Spanish and English.

Alvaro studied Electrical Engineering in Madrid (Spain) and holds a Master of Science double degree in Energy Technologies from universities in Germany and France. His favourite free time activities are playing tennis, enjoying nature, and exploring new countries and different cultures. He likes spending time with his friends and family, going to the cinema, and reading about cutting-edge technology-focused projects.

Meet Jamie Daniels, Our New Intern

Jamie Daniels

Jamie joined WINS in June 2018 to undertake his final secondment on the ‘nuclear graduates’ programme, which is based in the UK. During this programme, Jamie has completed placements at the UK Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR), working within the Civil Nuclear Security (CNS) division, and EDF Heysham Nuclear Power Station. Upon completion of the graduate scheme, Jamie has been offered a full time role at ONR starting in October 2018.

During his placement at WINS, Jamie will be contributing to the aviation/nuclear benchmarking study as well as to the WINS Academy Foundation and Nuclear Security Regulation modules.

Prior to joining nuclear graduates in October 2016, Jamie obtained a Law Degree at Lancaster University and then went to work as a litigation caseworker at the UK Home Office. Jamie also holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Nuclear Security & Safeguards from the University of Central Lancashire. He is a keen football fan, supporting Everton FC, and enjoys both watching and playing (when he’s not injured!).

External News

IAEA: Women in Nuclear Science

The IAEA recently published a photo essay presenting the stories of different women who have careers in the fields of nuclear science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The goal of the project is to inspire and encourage young women to enter these fields as well.

Click here to learn more.



Other News

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