Job Opening

Posting Title: Regional Officer, Aerodromes and Grounds Aids (AGA), EUR/NAT, P4
Job Code Title: Regional Officer
Department/Office: International Civil Aviation Organization
Duty Station: PARIS
Posting Period: 27 June 2021 - 27 July 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-Aviation-ICAO-158388-R-Paris (R)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

The European and North Atlantic (EUR/NAT) Regional Office in Paris, France, is primarily responsible for maintaining continuous liaison with the States to which it is accredited (56 Contracting States) and with appropriate international organizations, regional civil aviation bodies, and UN Agencies and programmes. The Regional Office ensures interregional coordination and promotes the timely and harmonized implementation of ICAO Strategic Objectives, policies, and decisions. The Regional Office also provides technical guidance and assists States with the implementation of ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs), aviation safety and air navigation plans.

The incumbent reports directly to the Deputy Regional Director, with whom s/he consults on complex technical issues. S/he will work on Aerodromes and Ground Aids (AGA) and related aviation safety matters, including technical assistance. Specific direction and supervision are ensured by the Deputy Regional Director. The approach to her/his work is normally developed jointly between the incumbent, the other experts in the Team, and the supervisor.

Responsibilities

Function 1 (incl. Expected results)
Monitors developments of concern to ICAO in the States to which the office is accredited, in the field of aerodromes; assists States in the implementation of the provisions related to design and operations of aerodromes and heliports contained in Annex 14 and in the Regional Air Navigation Plans, achieving results such as:
•Initiate, follow up and foster actions aimed at achieving efficient and effective implementation by States of the ICAO SARPs with particular emphasis on AGA.
•Assist States in the implementation of the required AGA Facilities and Services.
•Assess States’ status and level of implementation of their Program, provide technical advice and assistance.
•Provide technical assistance and support for the efficient functioning of the EASPG and NAT SPG and their subsidiary bodies.
•Monitor developments in the regions to ensure that the Regional ANP requirements meet those of the current aircraft operations in the regions.
•Provide guidance to States regarding the regional planning as well as provision of technical and secretarial support to formulate and assist with the processing of amendment proposals to the EUR/NAT
Regional ANP.
•Provide assistance to States in the development of Aerodrome Operational Plans, in accordance with the regional plans.
•Identify, monitor and undertake follow-up actions on deficiencies in the AGA fields.
•Provide assistance to States with the objective of improving their aerodrome operations, eliminating their identified deficiencies, achieving the performance objectives and enhancing their safety
oversight capabilities.
•Keep abreast of current civil aviation developments, including relevant activities of ACI, IATA, IFALPA, EASA, EUROCONTROL and other international and regional organizations and individual States.
•Prepare analyses on technical/operational aspects of civil aviation in the EUR/NAT with particular emphasis on AGA.
•Coordinate regional programmes and planning documents with Headquarters activities.
•Identify technical cooperation opportunities and promote AGA-related technical cooperation projects.
•Ensure coordinated processes between AGA and other air navigation fields within the Secretariat so as to minimize duplication, enable seamlessness in planning and ensure efficiency.

Function 2 (incl. Expected results)
Supports, in collaboration with other EUR/NAT team members and ICAO Headquarters, the regional implementation of ICAO SARPs and the ICAO Global and Regional Air Navigation (GANP/eANP) and Aviation Safety (GASP/RASP) Plans, achieving results such as:
•Implement the Regional workplans associated with the Global Plan through various contributions and support, as required, to ensure the efficient and effective implementation of the ICAO Global Air
Navigation Plan, the Global Aviation Safety Plan and the relevant (Europe and North Atlantic) ICAO Regional Air Navigation and Aviation Safety Plans requirements.
•Support and participate in the Universal Safety Oversight Audit Programme (USOAP) Continuous Monitoring Approach (CMA) activities, when directed by the Deputy Regional Director.
•Monitor and analyze global, inter-regional, and regional developments in air navigation services and related aviation safety fields, and provide advice to States and ICAO on their impact on ICAO’s
overall planning and implementation.
•Maintain liaison with and provide support to States, industry, and other stakeholders in regional/sub-regional Aviation System Block Upgrades (ASBU) selection and prioritization through the PIRGs.
•Promote the implementation of aviation safety and air navigation capacity and efficiency priority initiatives through the PIRGs and other relevant bodies.

Function 3 (incl. Expected results)
Participates in the implementation of the ICAO EUR/NAT No Country Left Behind (NCLB) technical assistance programme and other technical assistance projects, achieving results such as:
•Support the efficient and effective implementation of the EUR/NAT NCLB projects, as assigned by the Deputy Regional Director.
•Ensure the appropriate coordination between the States and ICAO (Regional Office, Air Navigation Bureau, and Technical Cooperation Bureau) regarding the Technical Assistance and Technical
Cooperation programmes/projects, as assigned by the Deputy Regional Director.
•Provide assistance and guidance to States to support the resolution of air navigation deficiencies and enhance the safety oversight.
•Assist States by organizing, conducting and/or participating in conferences, seminars, workshops, and meetings.

Function 4 (incl. Expected results)
Coordinates with relevant regional and international organizations, achieving results such as:
•Lead, organize, support the elaboration of, and participate in the RO-organized events with regional and international organizations, as well as represent ICAO at seminars, workshops, meetings, as
required.
•Prepare reports on analyses of technical/operational aspects of civil aviation, and prepare working papers, reports, briefs, correspondence, etc.
•Ensure the harmonized and coordinated implementation of the ICAO SARPs, GANP, GASP, regional plans, and work programmes of appropriate ICAO groups, e.g., EASPG and NAT SPG.
•Ensure the efficient and effective use of resources directed to the implementation of the EUR/NAT plans and programmes.

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

Competencies

Professionalism: Advanced knowledge of the ICAO provisions related to air navigation services, aerodromes, and related aviation safety matters. Advanced knowledge of civil aviation issues in the European and North Atlantic Regions and familiarity with the work of other related international organizations. Knowledge of governmental and intergovernmental arrangements in the civil aviation field. Advanced knowledge of tools used for project management and monitoring of safety-related activities. Good understanding of the ICAO GANP and GASP. 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.

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 honors 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.

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.

Commitment to Continuous Learning: Keeps abreast of new developments in own occupation/profession; actively seeks to develop oneself professionally and personally; contributes to the learning of colleagues and subordinates; shows willingness to learn from others; seeks feedback to learn and improve. Demonstrates the capability to self-educate and learn through self-studies, participation in workshops, conferences and meetings.

Education

Essential
•A first-level university degree, preferably in engineering, science, aeronautics, or in a related field. A technical qualification in aviation such as an Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL), may be accepted in
lieu of a first-level university degree.

Desirable
•An advanced level university degree (Master’s Degree or academic equivalent) in aeronautics, or in a related field.

Work Experience

A minimum of ten (10) years of experience in the technical/operational aspects of international civil aviation (aerodrome design and operations and/or aviation regulatory and oversight matters), preferably with a State civil aviation authority, aerodrome or an international/regional civil aviation organization is required.
Considerable experience in communication and cooperation with counterparts within international organizations, national administrations, professional organizations, and industrial partners is required.
Experience in advising meetings on regulatory and technical/operational matters under limited supervision is required.
Sound experience in one or more of the following fields: air navigation services or international aircraft operations is required.
Experience in participating in and servicing international civil aviation meetings is required.
Hands-on experience with personal computers and contemporary software, including project management skills is required.
Experience in participating in ICAO meetings is desirable.
Experience as an ICAO USOAP auditor is desirable.
Experience in conducting training courses, seminars, workshops, etc is desirable.

Languages

Essential
•Fluent reading, writing and speaking abilities in English.

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

Assessment

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. In this connection, ICAO has incorporated the 2013 Standards of Conduct for the International Civil Service into the ICAO Personnel Instructions.

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 41,876
(*) Post Adjustment is subject to change.

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.

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