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Radiation Safety and Monitoring Programme Officer(P4)

Vienna (Austria)

  • Organization: IAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency
  • Location: Vienna (Austria)
  • Grade: P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Nuclear Technology
    • Technology, Electronics and Mechanics
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Security policy
    • Security and Safety
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2021-07-09

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Organizational Setting

The Department of Nuclear Safety and Security (NS) formulates and implements the IAEA's nuclear safety and security programme, which encompasses the IAEA's activities to protect people and the environment from radiation exposure, and responds to the needs of its Member States related to nuclear safety and nuclear security.
The Division of Radiation, Transport and Waste Safety 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 exploited while ensuring appropriate protection of workers, the public, patients and the environment. It also assists Member States in the implementation of these standards and provides related services.The Radiation Safety and Monitoring Section is responsible for the delineation of an international programme to protect workers, patients and the public from all types of exposure to natural or artificial radiation, in line with the most recent scientific knowledge and information. The Section is also responsible for the provision of radiation safety technical services to staff members and experts who may be exposed to ionizing radiation as a result of activities conducted by the IAEA.


Main Purpose

Reporting to the Head of Radiation Safety and Monitoring Section, Radiation Safety and Monitoring Programme Officer assist the Section Head with development, coordination and implementation of sub-programme activities to strengthen coordination within and outside of the section/department.
The Radiation Safety and Monitoring Programme Officer provides advice to the Section Head in implementation of cross cutting subjects in all projects of the programme - Radiation Safety and Monitoring. Among others, the incumbent also coordinates the implementation of Technical Cooperation projects primarily in Thematic Safety Area on Radiological Protection in Occupational Exposure. The Radiation Safety and Monitoring Programme Officer acts as a liaison with international organizations, i.e. International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP), International Organization for Standardization (ISO), International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and provides backstopping for technical cooperation in terms of coordination of activities implemented in cooperation with the Ibero-American Forum of Radiological and Nuclear Regulatory Agencies (FORO).



The Radiation Safety and Monitoring Programme Officer is\: (1) a programme developer and implementer of the IAEA's relevant activities supporting to ensure the efficient and effective management of the assigned resources; (2) an adviser, providing analysis and background information to Section Head on the strategies, programmes and policies related to the Section's technical responsibilities and facilitating their implementation; (3) a scientific secretary/technical expert, planning and implementing complex technical meetings as needed in accordance with IAEA safety standards and applicable international standards as well as liaison with international organizations, e.g. ICRP, ISO and IEC; (4) a technical officer, developing evaluation strategies and planning and leading complex safety review and advisory missions; and a facilitator of technical cooperation with Member States and other IAEA Departments and (5) a technical leader of activities aiming at continuous improvement of the Section's capacity building activities to support Member States in developing their radiation safety and monitoring infrastructure.


Functions / Key Results Expected

Provide technical advice on planning, developing and implementing the Radiation Safety and Monitoring programme and provide the senior management with up to date comprehensive global overview on radiation safety and monitoring in topics related to occupational radiation protection, patient and public protection. 

Prepare and/or consolidate reports and documents for the NSRW and policy making organs.

Develop and coordinate the implementation of capacity building activities of the Section to support Member States in developing their radiation safety and monitoring infrastructure including technical cooperation backstopping in relevant areas.

Review the development of global radiation safety framework; promote and actively pursue cross-cutting collaboration to enable integration of related objectives and policies.

Ensure strategic alignment of Section outputs and outcomes; coordinate the collaborative planning of the departmental programme and activities through identifying linkages between related work units.

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.

Competencies and Expertise

Core Competencies

Name Definition
Planning and Organizing Plans and organizes his/her own work in support of achieving the team or Section’s priorities. Takes into account potential changes and proposes contingency plans.
Communication Communicates orally and in writing in a clear, concise and impartial manner. Takes time to listen to and understand the perspectives of others and proposes solutions.
Achieving Results Takes initiative in defining realistic outputs and clarifying roles, responsibilities and expected results in the context of the Department/Division’s programme. Evaluates his/her results realistically, drawing conclusions from lessons learned.
Teamwork Actively contributes to achieving team results. Supports team decisions.

Functional Competencies

Name Definition
Analytical thinking Analyses information to identify cause and effect relationships and correlations. Identifies critical elements and assesses consequences of different courses of action and proposes solutions.
Judgement/decision making Consults with supervisor/manager and takes decisions in full compliance with the Agency’s regulations and rules. Makes decisions reflecting best practice and professional theories and standards.
Knowledge sharing and learning Actively seeks learning opportunities and actively shares knowledge and information with others; shares specialized knowledge, skills and learning from experience across different situations and contexts effectively.
Partnership building Identifies and builds partnerships. Develops and maintains long lasting partnerships to strengthen relationships. Delivers programmatic outputs and acquires resources in support of Agency goals.
Technical/scientific credibility Ensures that work is in compliance with internationally accepted professional standards and scientific methods. Provides scientifically/technically accepted information that is credible and reliable.

Required Expertise

Function Name Expertise Description
Radiation, Transport and Waste Safety Accreditation to ISO Standards for Testing and Calibration Laboratories Knowledge and experience with IAEA safety standard development process and practical implementation in nuclear fuel cycle, medicine, industry and research. Main focus on standards related to Occupational Radiation Protection. Support to Member States in t
Radiation, Transport and Waste Safety Application of Safety Standards Knowledge and experience with IAEA safety standard development process and practical implementation in nuclear fuel cycle, medicine, industry and research. Main focus on standards related to Leadership and Management System as well as Safety Assessment in
Radiation, Transport and Waste Safety Radiation Measurements and Protection Knowledge and practical experience in measurements methods for the detection, monitoring and dose assessment in all exposure situations. Main focus on internal and external dosimetry as well as workplace and emergency monitoring. Support to Member States
Radiation, Transport and Waste Safety Safe Radiation Safety Technical Services Knowledge and practical experience in leading and managing technical support organizations in support to the radiation safety infrastructure including regulators and end-users. Support to Member States in this field of expertise

Asset Expertise

Function Name Expertise Description
Radiation, Transport and Waste Safety Occupational Radiation Protection Knowledge and practical experience on setting and manage accreditation process for calibration and testing laboratories based on ISO technical standards and IAEA safety standards. Support to Member States in this field of expertise


Qualifications, Experience and Language skills

Master's Degree - Advanced University Degree in science, technology or engineering. A first level university degree in science, technology or engineering with 3 years additional years of experience may be considered in lieu of an advanced university degree. 

Minimum 7 years experience in project management, monitoring and reporting in an international setting.

Excellent oral and written command of English. Knowledge of other official IAEA languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) is an asset.




The IAEA offers an attractive remuneration package including a tax-free annual net base salary starting at US $74913 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), a variable post adjustment which currently amounts to US $ 38580, dependency benefits, rental subsidy, education grant, relocation and repatriation expenses; 6 weeks' annual vacation, home leave, pension plan and health insurance


Applications from qualified women and candidates from developing countries are encouraged

Applicants should be aware that IAEA staff members are international civil servants and may not accept instructions from any other authority. The IAEA is committed to applying the highest ethical standards in carrying out its mandate. As part of the United Nations common system, the IAEA subscribes to the following core ethical standards (or values)\: Integrity, Professionalism and Respect for diversity. Staff members may be assigned to any location. The IAEA retains the discretion not to make any appointment to this vacancy, to make an appointment at a lower grade or with a different contract type, or to make an appointment with a modified job description or for shorter duration than indicated above. Testing may be part of the recruitment process

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