Radiation Safety Officer

Radiation Protection Authority

The Government of the Republic of Zambia created Radiation Protection Authority (RPA) through the enactment of the Ionising Radiation Protection Act No. 16 of 2005. The RPA is a body corporate which has a duty to protect the public, workers and the environment from the harmful effects arising from the use of devices or materials capable of producing ionising radiation. In its continued effort to effectively carry out its mandate, the Authority seeks to employ appropriately qualified persons in the following positions:

Radiation Safety Officer (1)

Job Objective

To undertake the provision of regulatory services in order to ensure adherence to national and international set standards.



Key responsibilities and duties

  • Undertakes timely and effectively the registration of applicants in order to assess their suitability to work in the radiation field
  • Undertakes timely and effectively inspection of practices using radiation sources/devices in order to ensure compliance to set local and international safety standards
  • Undertakes timely and effectively issuance, revocation, suspension of licenses in order to authorize practices associated with radioactive sources and devices that emit ionizing radiation
  • Undertakes timely and effectively research in order to generate information
  • Undertakes timely and effectively monitoring and evaluation of radiation protection Programmes in order to facilitate implementation of appropriate interventions

Knowledge, skills and abilities

Communications Skills: 

  • Written Skills
  • Able to write analytical and technical reports

Oral Skills

  • Able to communicate effectively

Qualifications and requirements

  • Grade 12 or its equivalent
  • B.Sc. in Physical Sciences or its equivalent

Key Attributes

  • Integrity
  • Honesty
  • Computer literate
  • Interpersonal skills



Instructions for submission of application letters and CV

Applicants that meet these requirements are encouraged to submit their applications and curriculum vitae not later than 25th August, 2017 to:

The Executive Director
Radiation Protection Authority
Exploration House
Government Road
P.O Box 50002
Ridgeway
Lusaka

1. Please note that faxed and emailed applications will not be accepted and only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
2. Applicants are requested to reference the subject line of their application letter, clearly with the position they are applying for.

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