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Radiation Safety and Security Information Officer at Atomic Energy Regulatory Authority

  • Full Time
  • Lilongwe
  • Salary: 00

Atomic Energy Regulatory Authority


The Atomic Energy Regulatory Authority (AERA) was established through the Atomic Energy Act Number 16 of 2011 with the purpose of providing adequate protection for people and the environment in present and future generations against the harmful effects of ionizing radiation. The Mandate of AERA is to exercise regulatory control over the importation, exportation, production, processing, handling, use, holding, storage, transportation and disposal of radiation sources, nuclear material and other radioactive materials in order to protect the public, workers and the environment against the harmful effects of ionizing radiation.

In accordance with the foregoing mandate, the vision of AERA is to be an excellent regulatory authority in ensuring nuclear and radiation protection of the public, workers and the environment. The mission of AERA is to regulate the usage of radiation sources, nuclear material and other radioactive materials in an effective, efficient and transparent manner for the protection of people, workers and the environment against the harmful effects of ionizing radiation.

In order to effectively pursue its mandate, AERA requires a competent and motivated work force. Accordingly, applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill various vacant positions tenable at its Offices in Lilongwe. They are challenging positions requiring mature and judicious persons with well-rounded experience, strong business acumen and entrepreneurial attitude, able to meet agreed performance targets and move the Authority towards achieving its mandate. The specific positions being advertised are as follows:

Radiation Safety and Security Information Officer – Grade AE4

Number of Posts: One (1)

Reporting to: Director of Radiation Safety and Security

Purpose of the Job

Coordinating radiation safety and nuclear security education and outreach program.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

a) Organizing and conducting civic education and public awareness programmes and activities on radiation safety and security;
b) Managing the information data bank of the radiological and nuclear field;
c) Developing and periodically updating the Communication and Consultation Strategy;
d) Developing the outreach awareness programme to enhance public awareness;
e) Preparing and submitting regular reports on outreach and awareness programmes and activities to Director of Radiation Safety and Security;
f) Implementing section work plans
g) Preparing technical reports; and
h) Performing any other duties relevant to the post as may be assigned.

Minimum required qualifications and work experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in either Physics, Nuclear Science or closely related disciplines from an accredited institution recognized by NCHE; and
  • One (1) year proven experience in radiation safety and security.
  • A certificate in Public Relations will be an added advantage

Additional Skills and Abilities

  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Strong planning and organizational skills;
  • Proficient skills in Microsoft Office (MS Word, Excel and Access);
  • High integrity and honesty personality;
  • Problem solving and decision-making abilities;
  • Excellent numerical skills, analytical skills and a good eye for detail;
  • Flexible, result oriented and innovative thinking;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team;
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines;
  • Ability to write analytical and technical reports;

Method Of Application

Interested applicants who meet the minimum requirements should submit their application letters with certified copies of certificates, detailed up to date Curriculum Vitae (CVs) with three traceable referees and a copy of National ID to:

The Executive Director,
Atomic Energy Regulatory Authority,
Private Bag 368,

Closing date for receiving applications is Tuesday 4th June 2024.

Applicants must clearly write the position being applied for on the envelope.

Only shortlisted applicants will be acknowledged and invited for interviews.


Atomic Energy Regulatory Authority is an equal opportunity employer therefore female candidates are encouraged to apply.