Job Opening

Posting Title: Internship – ICAO Year of Security Culture, I (Temporary Job Opening)
Department/Office: International Civil Aviation Organization
Duty Station: MONTREAL
Posting Period: 22 April 2021 - 05 May 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-Administration-ICAO-154278-J-Montreal (E)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is situated in the Aviation Security and Facilitation Office (ASF), within the Air Transport Bureau (ATB), the Deputy Director for Aviation Security and Facilitation (DD/ASF) is responsible for ICAO’s Strategic Objective on enhancing civil aviation security and facilitation. Four Sections report to DD/ASF: the Aviation Security Audit (ASA) Section, the Aviation Security Policy (ASP) Section, the Implementation Support and Development Section - Security (ISD-SEC) and the Facilitation (FAL) Section. These Sections lead the development and maintenance of Annex 17 – Security, Annex 9 – Facilitation and related guidance material, provide implementation advice and coordinate assistance to States, and manage the ICAO Universal Security Audit Programme (USAP). Furthermore, these Sections also coordinate the activities of the Regional Officers, Aviation Security (AVSEC) and Facilitation (FAL), and maintain close relationships with States’ AVSEC and FAL Authorities, other UN agencies, international and regional organizations, multinational funding institutions, industry and academia. The four Sections provide support to ICAO deliberative bodies and other internal and external entities, including Panels and their working groups, other Bureaus and ICAO Regional Offices

The incumbent reports directly to the Chief, Implementation Support and Development Section - Security and supports the work of the ICAO Year of Security Culture (YOSC) Team. The intern will work in collaboration with the YOSC Team and other ASF Administrative staff, Officers and Chiefs, as necessary.


Under the supervision of the Chief, Implementation Support and Development Section - Security, the intern will:

•Assist in the development of communication material to support the Year of Security Culture initiative;
•Research, collect and organize information on aviation security;
•Support the organization of aviation security events and meetings (for HQ and Regional Offices), including the 2021 Global Aviation Security Symposium;
•Support the development of relevant materials such as flyers and other Public Relations materials;
•Assist in editing and drafting messages, biographies, reports and articles; and
•Perform any other ad hoc assignments.


Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively. Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately. Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication. Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others. Places team agenda before personal agenda. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Client orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view. Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect. Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions. Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems. Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects. Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

Creativity: Actively seeks to improve programmes or services. Offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs. Promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas. Takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks "outside the box." Takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things. Is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.


At the time of application, candidates are required to have completed or be enrolled in a graduate degree programme (second-level university degree or higher) in a field of study related to law, security, international relations, aviation, public administration, economics, marketing, communications, event management, psychology, or a related field. Students who are enrolled in the final academic year of a first-level university degree (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent) may exceptionally be accepted if deemed qualified for the position.

Applicants pursuing studies in countries where higher education is not divided into undergraduate and graduate stages should have completed at least four years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent institution towards the completion of a degree.

Work Experience

No working experience is required to apply for the United Nations Internship Programme. Your training, education, advance course work or skills should benefit the United Nations during your internship.


Essential requirements: Fluent reading, writing and speaking abilities in English.

Desirable requirements: A working knowledge of a second language of the Organization (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, or Spanish).


Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

Interns are not paid. All costs related to travel, insurance, accommodation, and living expenses must be borne by the intern.

The duration of the internship is between two to six months. The intern is expected to work five days a week, on a full-time basis.

Interns shall not be eligible to be engaged in any other form of employment within ICAO during the period of internship and shall not be eligible to apply for or be appointed to any post in the Secretariat or be contracted for any other remunerated employment with ICAO for the six months immediately following the end of their internship.

In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, applicants may be requested to undertake the internship remotely in view of constraints regarding visa issuance, international travel and access to UN premises. Applicants must be willing and prepared to undertake the internship remotely for a part or the entirety of the internship.

United Nations Considerations

In accordance with ICAO Staff Regulations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Due regard shall be paid to the importance of recruiting staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible and ensuring equal gender representation. Subject to the foregoing, selection of staff members shall be made without distinction as to race, sex or religion, nor shall there be any discrimination on account of any disability of a candidate who meets the qualifications required to perform the tasks. Unless otherwise permitted under the ICAO Staff Regulations, appointment and promotion of staff members shall be made on a competitive basis.

Candidates will not be considered for employment with ICAO if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts.

Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, Inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the Inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in Inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised in Inspira will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee

ICAO does NOT charge any fees or request money from candidates at any stage of the recruitment process, nor does it concern itself with bank account details of applicants. Requests of this nature allegedly made on behalf of ICAO are fraudulent and should be disregarded.

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