International Development Specialist

Position Overview


  • Fulltime Fixed-term I 2 Years I $107k- $120k + 15.4% super  | salary sacrificing available
  • Sutherland Shire location I Health & Wellbeing Programs I Generous leave provisions, Work/life balance, hybrid work arrangements
  • Looking for professional international development specialist
  • Be an agent of change 
  • On-site Childcare for employees

About the Opportunity


The International Cooperative Programs and Affairs role manages Australia’s and ANSTO’s technical cooperation in key international forums on the peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology, particularly the Regional Cooperative Agreement for Research, Development Training Related to Nuclear Science and Technoloy for Asia and the Pacific (RCA-AP) and the Forum for Nuclear Cooperation in Asia (FNCA).  The role also supports ANSTO’s broader research, innovation, business, operational and governmental objectives in other international forums such as the broader International Atomic Energy Agency and with counterpart overseas institutions.

About You


"We are keen to attract a professional international development specialist with an interest in science, regional programming and a growth mindset. At ANSTO we're proud to offer working alongside the most amazing scientists and engineers who are creating new solutions to global challenges and producing life-saving medicine. We offer flexible working arrangements, ongoing development opportunities and value diversity and inclusion. I wake up each day and love my job, I am valued as an expert, this is the benefit of working at ANSTO"   Natascha Spark, International Affairs Senior Manager

Your Duties and Responsibilities


  • In consultation with the International Affairs Manager, manage Australia’s and ANSTO’s contributions to the regional programming under the Regional Cooperative Agreement for Research, Development Training Related to Nuclear Science and Technology for Asia and the Pacific (RCA-AP), and promote Australia’s and ANSTO’s reputation within the RCA.  Support the Australian RCA-AP National Representative, Lead Country Coordinators, National Project Coordinators, and other RCA-AP stakeholders to deliver programme outcomes. 
  • In consultation with the International Affairs Manager, manage ANSTO’s activities under the Forum for Nuclear Cooperation in Asia (FNCA) and promote ANSTO’s reputation within this forum.  Acting as Australia’s FNCA Coordinator, support Australia’s Senior Officer, project leaders, and project participants.
  • Contribute to the day-to-day management of ANSTO’s interactions with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), particularly in terms of provision of ANSTO experts to IAEA events, contribution to IAEA Coordinated Research Projects (CRPs) and other contributions to IAEA programs.
  • Represent ANSTO on relevant national and international committees and deputise, as required, for the nominated Australian delegate at regional nuclear cooperation forums.
  • Promote the importance of the RCA-AP, the FNCA and the IAEA and ANSTO’s role in those bodies, internally, within government and other circles in Australia.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of ANSTO strategies and business plans, particularly in relation to maintaining Australia and ANSTO’s presence in international forums.


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Engage with Stakeholders
Plan & Prioritise
Value Diversity & Inclusion
Work Collaboratively
Problem Solving

About Us


ANSTO leverages great science to deliver big outcomes.  We partner with scientists and engineers and apply new technologies to provide real-world benefits.  Our work improves human health, saves lives, builds our industries and protects the environment.  ANSTO is the home of Australia's most significant landmark and national infrastructure for research.  Thousands of scientists from industry and academia benefit from gaining access to state-of-the-art instruments every year.

Benefits of Working with Us


ANSTO employees are passionate about what they do. We enjoy being part of an organisation making a difference in the lives of Australians. 

We support and reward our employees through eligibility for:

  • Training, development and mentoring opportunities 
  • Performance based salary increases 
  • Work-life balance with generous leave entitlements and flexible conditions


If you want to join a world class organisation that's making a difference in the lives of Australians, apply now!

How to Apply


For further technical information relating to this position please refer to the Position Description or please contact Natascha Spark on +61 2 9717 3535 or Alan Brindell on +61 2 9717 3670 or Talent Acquisition on +61 (02) 9717 9361.

To be eligible for appointment, applicants will require a security and pre-employment medical assessment.


Application closing date:  11:59pm on the 20th May 2024


All applicants must be Australian citizens.


In order to solve great challenges, we need great minds and great teams. At ANSTO, we understand that diverse teams produce better outcomes and we value the merit that a diverse perspective can bring to our team. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, primary carers, those with a disability, and women in STEM. ANSTO is a charter member of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) initiative and is proudly taking action to create a gender-inclusive workforce.