Job Opening

Posting Title: Environment Officer, P4
Job Code Title: Environment Officer
Department/Office: International Civil Aviation Organization
Duty Station: MONTREAL
Posting Period: 22 June 2021 - 23 July 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-Aviation-ICAO-158115-R-Montreal (R)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Sorry, this job opening is no longer available.

Org. Setting and Reporting

ICAO's activities in the environment field aim to limit or reduce the impact of international aviation on noise, local air quality and the global climate. This position is situated in the Environmental Standards Section (ES) within the Air Transport Bureau (ATB) in ICAO.The Section is responsible for the development of Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs), conducting quantitative studies and assessment of environmental benefits, and providing guidance on aircraft noise, aircraft engine emissions (local air quality), and aeroplane CO2 emissions. The Section maintains all volumes of Annex 16 - Environmental Protection and databases on aircraft noise, aircraft engine emissions, and aeroplane CO2 emissions in cooperation with the Aviation Data and Analysis Section. It also provides support to the Assembly, the Council, the Air Navigation Commission (ANC), the Air Transport Committee (ATC) and the Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP).

The incumbent reports to the Chief, Environmental Standards Section (C/ES). In this context, the incumbent will support C/ES and Environment Officers in the work related to a Long Term Aspirational Goal for CO2 emissions reductions, including associated work on the topics of sustainable aviation fuels, technology and operations innovations.


Function 1 (incl. Expected results)
Undertakes assessments related to the prioritization of the work on a Long Term Aspirational Goal (LTAG), achieving results such as:
•Conduct analyses to further the work on the feasibility of a long-term global aspirational goal for international aviation CO2 emissions reduction.
•Contribute to the work on the presentation of options associated with the feasibility of a long-term global aspirational goal for international aviation CO2 emissions reduction, followed by a roadmap for implementation, for consideration by the 41st Session of the ICAO Assembly.
•Contribute to the LTAG technical work including liaising with industry and other relevant stakeholders.
•Support the ongoing and planned initiatives and actions, including innovative technologies, and partnerships amongst States and industry.
•Participate in the work of CAEP related to LTAG.

Function 2 (incl. Expected results)
Assesses public information on worldwide innovations on CO2 emissions reductions including sustainable aviation fuels, technology and operations, and carries out quantitative analyses, achieving results such as:
•Critically assess data and information on innovative research and development, programmes, market studies, financing, user contracts and agreements, flight tests and demonstrations, and commercial flights to assist the work of CAEP in relation to the LTAG work.
•Review technical reports, market assessments, technology evaluations, and similar reports and data, and prepare periodic updates on the state of development and deployment of evolutionary and novel measures to reduce CO2 emissions.
•Maintain estimates/forecasts of evolutionary and novel measures to reduce CO2 emissions, including sustainable aviation fuels availability, technology and operations.

Function 3 (incl. Expected results)
Leads, undertakes analyses and supports the work on the assessment of aviation in-sector CO2 emissions reductions, achieving results such as:
•Collect information from Member States and other stakeholders on the in-sector emissions reduction opportunities through sustainable aviation fuels, aircraft technology improvements, innovations and operational improvements and prepare periodic updates for C/ES.
•Coordinate the aggregation of information, monitors and assesses CO2 emissions reduction potential for international civil aviation.
•Advise on a series of actions to consolidate the CO2 emissions reduction potential for international civil aviation.
•Manage and prepare events associated with the assessment of aviation in-sector CO2 emissions reductions.

Function 4 (incl. Expected results)
Coordinates and assists in the development and preparation of events, material, documentation, reports, and presentations related to Environment, achieving results such as:
•Coordinate the development of documentation and presentations related to meetings associated with sustainable aviation fuels.
•Coordinate the development of documentation and presentations related to meetings associated with in-sector emissions reduction opportunities through aircraft technology improvements, innovations and operational improvements.
•Conduct research as required and provides material to be published on the ICAO Environmental website.
•Draft replies to public enquiries on environment, particularly related to tools and data.

Function 5 (incl. Expected results)
Performs other related duties, as assigned.


Professionalism: Knowledge in the development and preparation of environmental projects. Knowledge of ICAO functions and international activities. Good knowledge of civil aviation environment issues and familiarity with the work of other related international organizations. Exceptional communication skills – both written and verbal. Ability to work successfully in a consensus based system and to advocate effectively. Knowledge of ICAO Environmental work; Knowledge of CORSIA. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.

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.

Planning and Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.

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.


A first level university degree, preferably in engineering, mathematics, science, statistics or in a related field.

Work Experience

A minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in an international civil aviation environment, airport, airline or environmental organization and sound background on sustainable aviation fuels, operations and technology associated with CO2 emissions reductions of which should be two years at the international level is required.
Experience in providing service to international meetings is required.
Experience in international environmental policies within ICAO is desirable.


•Fluent reading, writing and speaking abilities in English.

•A working knowledge of any other language of the Organization (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, or Spanish).


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

Special Notice

The ICAO Assembly recently reaffirmed its commitment to enhancing gender equality and the advancement of women by supporting UN Sustainable Development Goal 5 “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.”

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for ICAO positions, especially in the Professional and higher level categories.

It should be noted that this post is to be filled on a fixed-term basis for an initial period of 3 years (first year is probationary for an external candidate).

ICAO staff members are international civil servants subject to the authority of the Secretary General and may be assigned to any activities or offices of the Organization, in accordance with the provisions of the ICAO service code (Staff Regulations).

ICAO staff members are expected to conduct themselves in a manner befitting their status as international civil servants. The Standards of Conduct for the International Civil Service adopted by ICAO, which are applicable to all staff members, are defined in the ICAO Service Code (Staff Regulations).

ICAO offers an attractive benefit package to its employees in accordance with the policies of the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC).
The statutory retirement age for staff entering or re-entering service after 1 January 2014 is 65. For external applicants, only those who are expected to complete a term of appointment will normally be considered.

Remuneration: Level P-4
Rate: Net Base Salary per annum+ Post Adjustment (net) per annum(*)
USD 74,913+ USD 37,007

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.

Sorry, this job opening is no longer available.
Home | Privacy notice | Site map | Fraud alert | Contact Us
Copyright 2022 United Nations. All rights reserved