Job Title: Radiation Protection Officer

Vacancies: 05

Job Purpose:

The Radiation Protection Officer shall carry out inspections of regulated practices, verify and review application forms for authorization, assist in the development of regulations, regulatory guides and technical guides and coordinate radiation protection & safety advisory among others.

Reports to: Senior Radiation Protection Officer

Salary Scale: AE5

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Review the operators’ technical submission to assess compliance with relevant safety
objectives, principles and criteria.

2. Verify and review notification and application forms submitted to Council

3. Prepare and collect data required for processing various licenses; application forms from prospective licensees of ionizing radiation for consideration.

4. Participate in preparing programmes of regulatory inspections of ionizing radiation practices and implement or co-ordinate their implementation.

5. Conduct inspections in facilities/practices to assess radiation safety and security conditions and compliance with established laws, plans, protocols and manuals. Process inspection findings, produce reports and table them to the superior for consideration.

6. Conduct enforcement actions on non-compliant facilities.

7. Draft licenses and permits for compliant facilities.

8. Establish and maintain strategic linkages with designated personnel in facilities to monitor compliance or violation. Make follow-ups with such facilities for implementation of
requirements and recommendations to improve radiation safety.

9. Establish and maintain records for quality control and quality assurance for regulated

10.Provide support on intervention relating to radiological emergencies, as may be appropriate.

11.Carryout research in the field of nuclear science and technology

12.Report to the supervisor any complaints raised from facilities

13.Develop, review and update regulatory documents including but not limited to safety guides, guidelines, codes, protocols, standards and regulations.

14.Participate in Radiation Protection and Safety training.

15.Maintain and update registers and other associated databases for licenses, facilities &
practices, inspections, enforcements, radiation sources etc.

16.Participate in public awareness activities.
17.Perform any other duties that may be assigned from time to time by the Senior staff or any other authorized person.

Person specifications: (Age, Academic qualifications, Skills and Work experience)

Age: 25 – 35 years

Academic Qualifications:

i. Honours Bachelor’s degree (Second Class Upper and above) in Physical Sciences,
Environmental Sciences, medical radiography/imaging, Radiation Protection or any closely
related field from a recognized university.

ii. Qualification in radiation protection and safety and/or a master’s degree in related field is an added advantage.

Other skills:

i. Technical/scientific credibility
ii. Commitment to continuous improvement
iii. Active listening
iv. Critical Thinking
v. Excellent report writing and oral presentation skills
vi. Time Management
vii. Should have ability to plan, organize and prioritize
viii. Team work skills
ix. Computer literacy is a must
x. Professionalism
xi. Integrity
xii. Excellent communication skills with command of English in both written and spoken

Work experience:

At least two (02) years of experience working in the area of regulation of practices involving ionising radiation or closely related field with a reputable institution.

How to apply
If you meet the requirements, send an application letter, CV with at least three referees, copies of your certified academic certificates & transcripts and testimonials, photocopy of the national identity card to or Hand deliver to;

Atomic Energy Council,
Plot 29/33, Amber House,
Kampala Road.

Address the letter to;

The Secretary & Chief Executive Officer,
Atomic Energy Council,
Plot 29/33 Amber House, Kampala Road,
P. O. Box 7044,

Note that only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

Deadline for applications is Friday 22nd January 2021 not later than 5:00pm.