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Consultant - Control of Radiation Sources Unit

Vienna | Vienna | IAEA Headquarters

Type and Duration of Assignment


Special Service Agreement (SSA), 6 months 




Organizational Setting


The Department of Nuclear Safety and Security (NS) formulates and implements the IAEA's nuclear safety and security programme, which encompasses the Agency's activities to protect people and the environment from radiation exposure, and responds to the safety and security related needs of its Member States.

The Division of Radiation, Transport and Waste Safety (NSRW) develops and maintains standards for radiation protection, radioactive waste safety, and safety in the transport of radioactive material that enable the beneficial uses of radiation to be used while ensuring appropriate protection of workers, the public and patients. It also assists Member States in the implementation of these standards and provides related services.

The Regulatory Infrastructure and Transport Safety Section is responsible for providing Member States with safety standards, guidance and tools to foster regulatory infrastructures for the control of radiation sources, for the safe transport of radioactive material and for managing information to  identify the needs of Member States with a view to improving radiation, transport and waste safety.

The Control of Radiation Sources Unit is responsible for the development of standards for regulatory infrastructure for the control of radiation sources, and for providing for the application of these standards in Member States. It is also responsible for the Code of Conduct on the Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources and the associated import/export guidance. It organizes Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) and advisory missions related to the control of radiation sources.

Functions / Key Results Expected

  • To develop a methodology for assessing the current situation of Member States' regulatory infrastructure in RASIMS.
  • To assess the current Situation of TSA1 "regulatory infrastructure for safety" in all Member States.
  • To prepare a clear strategy to support the implementation of TC projects for TSA 1.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Advance university degree in nuclear sciences, technology or engineering.
  • At least ten years of experience in a regulatory body.
  • Good knowledge of IAEA safety standards.
  • Excellent oral and written command of English. Knowledge of other official IAEA languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) is an asset.



The remuneration for this consultancy is a daily fee of up to a maximum of € 300, based on qualifications and experience. In case duty travel is required within the assignment, a daily subsistence allowance (DSA) and travel costs are provided. Health coverage and pension fund are the responsibility of the incumbent.




NOTE\: The incumbent may perform his/her work in areas involving exposure to radioactive materials. Therefore, as an Occupationally Exposed Worker, he/she must be medically cleared by VIC Medical Service and is subject to an appropriate radiation and health monitoring programme, in accordance with the IAEA's Radiation Safety Regulations.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: IAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency
  • Location: Vienna | Vienna | IAEA Headquarters
  • Grade: International Consultant - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Technology, Electronics and Mechanics
    • Energy sector
    • Nuclear Technology
  • Closing Date: 2017-09-28

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