Consultant - Control of Radiation Sources Unit, Vienna, Austria

Organization: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

Country: Austria

City: Vienna, Austria

Office: IAEA Vienna, Austria

Closing date: Tuesday, 16 February 2021


Control of Radiation Sources Unit

( TAL-NSRW20210202-002 )

Organization: NSRW-Control of Radiation Sources Unit

Primary Location: Austria-Vienna-Vienna-IAEA Headquarters

Job Posting: 2021-02-02, 2:45:32 PM

Contract Type : Special Service Agreement


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 Regulatory Infrastructure and Transport Safety Section (RIT) is responsible for providing Member States with safety standards, guidance and tools to foster regulatory infrastructure for radiation safety, 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 radiation safety, and for providing for the application of these standards in Member States. It organizes Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) and Advisory Missions related to regulatory infrastructure in the various fields of radiation safety. It is also responsible for the Code of Conduct on the Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources and the associated import/export guidance.

Main Purpose

To provide advice on the development, organization and implementation of activities aimed at strengthening radiation safety regulatory infrastructure.

Functions / Key Results Expected

Advise on the Regulatory Authority Information System ( RAIS)+ system functionalities.

Advise that all regulatory processes in RAIS+ system is in line with the specifications and the safety standards.

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Organize the Consultancy Meeting for Acceptance Testing of the RAIS+ system.

Advise and create a pool of experts to support the implementation of RAIS + in Member States.

Develop the train of trainers‘ course for RAIS+.

Provide advice to develop a strategy for the distribution of RAIS+ in different regions and organization of number of training courses on using RAIS+ as a regulatory system.

Qualifications and Experience

Advanced University degree in Nuclear Engineering, Radiation Safety or a science appropriate to the duties of the consultancy assignment.

Minimum 7 years experience with a Regulatory Body for Radiation Sources.More than 5 years experience as an expert in missions for Regulatory Infrastructure on Radiation Safety.Good oral and written command of English. Knowledge of other official IAEA languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) 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.