Job Opening

Posting Title: AVIATION SAFETY OFFICER, P3
Job Code Title: AIR OPERATIONS OFFICER
Department/Office: United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan
Duty Station: KHARTOUM
Posting Period: 10 January 2022 - 08 February 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Transportation-UNITAMS-172159-R-Khartoum (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

The position is located in the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS). The United Nations Security Council adopted resolution 2524 (2020) authorizing the mandate of UNITAMS which is to assist the political transition, progress towards democratic governance, in the protection and promotion of human rights, and sustainable peace; support peace processes and implementation of future peace agreements; assist peacebuilding, civilian protection and rule of law, in particular in Blue Nile and South Kordofan (the Two Areas) and Darfur; and support the mobilisation of economic and development assistance and coordination of humanitarian assistance.

The position is based in Khartoum. Within the delegated authority, the incumbent will report to the Chief of Mission Support.

Responsibilities

Within the limits of delegated authority, the Aviation Safety Officer will be responsible for performing the following duties:

• Participates in the development and implements the Mission Aviation Safety program (MASP).
• Participates in the development of the Aviation Emergency Response Plan and ensures that it is communicated to all officials concerned.
• Supports the coordination and organization of Aviation safety drills and exercises required by the Mission Aviation Safety program (MASP).
• Monitors the Integration of Aviation Risk Management into aviation activities.
• Develops quarterly Risk Assessment Indicators and analyses the level of safety of aviation activities within UNITAMS.
• Conducts all Safety Assurance activities to include monitoring and measuring the Safety Performance Indicators (SPI’s), Management of Change, and Continuance Improvement.
• Proposes the required corrective and preventive measures, develops aviation safety recommendations, and communicates them to the officials concerned.
• Investigates aviation occurrences involving UN air assets and observed hazards related to aviation activities, compiles reports, and analyses statistical data.
• Participates, as a UN representative, in the investigation of incidents involving UN air assets and equipment.
• Identifies, analyses, and monitors trends that affect the safety of UN aviation activities.
• Participates in initial aircraft inspection and participate in the performance evaluations of civilian air operators and military aviation units.
• Conducts safety surveys of airfields and helicopter landing sites.
• Maintains the aviation safety database and ensures that information is recorded in accordance with the established procedures and deadlines
Monitors and reports to mission management DPKO/DFS Environmental and ensures Waste Management policies are adopted in the areas of aviation operations.
• Provides safety briefings to personnel involved in UN aviation activities.
• Promotes aviation safety awareness within UNITAMS.
• Organizes and conducts Mission Aviation Safety Council meetings.
• Develops inputs for aviation safety budget.
• Draft safety bulletins, newsletters, and consolidated reports.
• Coordinates with other UN agencies and host country civilian and military aviation authorities on aviation safety matters.
• Performs other related duties as required.

Competencies

Professionalism: Shows pride in work and 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; Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

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; Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources; Foresees risks and allows for contingencies; 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.

Managing Performance: Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority; Makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member; Accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills; Monitors progress against milestones and deadlines; Regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff; Encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative; Actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff; Appraises performance fairly.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Air Transportation, Aviation Safety Management, Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering or Air Traffic Management, or graduation from the equivalent military educational establishment is required.

A first-level university degree with a relevant combination of education, professional training, certification in aviation safety, and two (2) additional years of work experience in air transportation-related occupation, may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in air transportation, air traffic control operations, aviation safety, or aviation engineering, with at least one (1) year at the international level is required.

The candidate must have held, at least, one position as an Aviation Safety Officer.

Training as a Commercial Pilot or a Flight Operations Officer/Flight Dispatcher, or an Air Traffic Controller, or an Aeronautical/Maintenance Engineer, or equivalent military qualification is required.

Training and certification in safety management are required.

Expert knowledge in the technical field of aviation safety management and accident investigation and prevention and experience in the use of ICAO standards and recommended practices is desirable.

Experience in international operations in a post-conflict environment is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English is required.

Assessment

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

Special Notice

The selected candidate is expected to start as soon as possible.

Please note that due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19 and the travel restrictions imposed by national authorities, selected candidates may be required to start the assignment/appointment remotely, in agreement with the hiring manager, and until further notice.

Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer, if selected. The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures. An impeccable record for integrity and professional ethical standards is essential.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations 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. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

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