Associate Education Officer (Radiation Oncology), Vienna, Austria

Organization: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

Country: Austria

City: Vienna, Austria

Office: IAEA Vienna, Austria

Grade: P-2

Closing date: Monday, 22 March 2021

Associate Education Officer (Radiation Oncology) (P2)

( 2021/0090 (179509) )

Organization: NAHU-Applied Radiation Biology and Radiotherapy Section

Primary Location: Austria-Vienna-Vienna-IAEA Headquarters

Job Posting: 2021-02-08, 3:13:21 PM

Contract Type : Fixed Term

Regular

Probation Period : 1 Year

Organizational Setting

The Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications implements the IAEA’s Major Programme 2, "Nuclear Techniques for Development and Environmental Protection". This Major Programme comprises individual programmes on food and agriculture, human health, water resources, environment and radiation technologies. These programmes are supported by laboratories in Seibersdorf, Monaco and Vienna. The Major Programme’s objective is to enhance the capacity of Member States to meet basic human needs and to assess and manage the marine and terrestrial environments through the use of nuclear and isotopic techniques in sustainable development programmes.

The Division of Human Health is organized into four Sections whose objectives are to enhance the capabilities of Member States to address needs related to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of health problems through the development and application of nuclear techniques within a framework of quality assurance.The Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications implements the IAEA’s Major Programme 2, "Nuclear Techniques for Development and Environmental Protection". This Major Programme comprises individual programmes on food and agriculture, human health, water resources, environment and radiation technologies. These programmes are supported by laboratories in Seibersdorf, Monaco and Vienna. The Major Programme’s objective is to enhance the capacity of Member States to meet basic human needs and to assess and manage the marine and terrestrial environments through the use of nuclear and isotopic techniques in sustainable development programmes.

The Division of Human Health is organized into four Sections whose objectives are to enhance the capabilities of Member States to address needs related to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of health problems through the development and application of nuclear techniques within a framework of quality assurance.

The Applied Radiation Biology and Radiotherapy Section’s primary objective is to enhance Member States‘ capabilities to establish sound policies concerning radiotherapy and cancer treatment, and to ensure the effective and efficient utilization of current and future advanced cancer radiotherapy treatment technologies.

Main Purpose

As a member of the Applied Radiation Biology and Radiotherapy Section, reporting to the Section Head, the Associate Education Officer (Radiation Oncology) contributes specialized technical knowledge and experience to the implementation of educational and training activities in the fields of radiation oncology and radiation biology. The incumbent contributes to the development of new educational material such as implementing web-based training activities, monitors and reports on the effectiveness of training provided. He/she contributes to the implementation of training courses organized under the Technical Cooperation Programme.

Role

The Associate Education Officer (Radiation Oncology) is: 1) a technical contributor in radiation oncology; 2) a collaborator, supporting the development and update of training material; 3) a contributor and analyst, supporting developments related to the monitoring of training activities and to maintaining and improving the quality of the training in radiation oncology and biology.

Functions / Key Results Expected

Support the educational and training activities in radiation oncology and biology and follow-up on their effectiveness.

Contribute to the identification of training needs in radiation oncology and biology areas and the development of appropriate training methodologies and tools.

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Contribute to the development and update of training material and ensuring harmonization of inputs to achieve overall consistency of the training.

Support the integration of the training material into e-learning modules and other web-based modalities, including maintenance of the content of the Human Health Campus website.

Competencies and Expertise

Core Competencies

NameDefinition

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

NameDefinition

Client orientation

Establishes effective relationships with clients to understand and meet or exceed their needs. Finds ways to ensure client satisfaction.

Commitment to continuous process improvement

Identifies opportunities for process, system and structural improvement as well as improving current practices, increasing effectiveness and achieving efficiency gains. Actively supports the application of sound quality management standards and process improvement.

Knowledge sharing and learning

Actively seeks opportunities to learn by formal and informal means; learns from others, adopting and sharing best practice.

Required Expertise

FunctionNameExpertise Description

Radiation Medicine

Clinical and Radiation Oncology

Knowledge of radiation oncology principles, including basic knowledge of clinical radiobiology.

Information Technology

HTML/Web Tools and Technologies

Basic knowledge of HTML, web tools and technologies.

Medical Physics

Radiotherapy Physics

Knowledge of basic principles of dosimetry and quality assurance.

Training

Training Design

Experience in or knowledge of design of live courses, e-learning modules, webinars, and other interactive web-based activities, including the preparation of a training curricula. Basic knowledge of Moodle.

Qualifications, Experience and Language skills

First university degree in radiation therapy or radiation oncology.

A minimum of two years of related working experience, such as in a radiotherapy department.

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

Remuneration

The IAEA offers an attractive remuneration package including a tax-free annual net base salary starting at US $48805 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), a variable post adjustment which currently amounts to US $ 25476*, dependency benefits, rental subsidy, education grant, relocation and repatriation expenses; 6 weeks‘ annual vacation, home leave, pension plan and health insurance

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Applications from qualified women and candidates from developing countries are encouraged

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