Full Time
May 18, 2024
Lilongwe, Malawi
June 4, 2024

Company: Atomic Energy Regulatory Authority (AERA)

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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:

Authorization and Compliance Officer – Grade A4
Number of Posts : Two (2)
Reporting to: Authorization and Compliance Manager

Purpose of the Job

To implement authorization services.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  1. Reviewing and assessing technical and other documents submitted by applicants to determine whether the facility or activity complies with the relevant objectives, principles and associated criteria for safety;
  2. Reviewing and assessing technical safety and security measures;
  3. Analyzing and recommending applications for authorizations under the Act and Regulations;
  4. Formulating and implementing authorization policy and procedures;
  5. Communicating authorization requirements to licensees and new applicants;
  6. Implementing section work plans;
  7. Recording the results and decisions deriving from reviews and assessments, records of authorizations and take appropriate action (including enforcement action) as necessary;
  8. Preparing periodic reports; and
  9. 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 science disciplines from an accredited institution recognized by NCHE; and
  • One (1) years proven experience in radiation safety and security.

Additional Skills and Abilities

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

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.