International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

Associate Education Officer (Radiation Oncology)

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

Job Description

  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.
  • 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 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 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 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 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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