Job Opening

Department/Office: United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan
Duty Station: Juba
Posting Period: 03 June 2022 - 02 July 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Transportation-UNMISS-183033-R- (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), Juba. Juba is classified in the "E" category and as a non-family duty station. The Aviation Safety Assistant reports to Chief Aviation Safety Officer.


Within delegated authority, the Aviation Safety Assistant will carry out the following duties:

• Assists in developing and implementing the Mission Aviation Safety Plan (MASP).
• Assists in developing and implementing the Aviation Emergency Response Plan (AERP) and communicates it to all stakeholders concerned.
• Assists in organizing and coordinating aviation safety drills and exercises required by the MASP and AERP.
• Assists in organizing, conducting, recording, and minuting the Mission Aviation Safety Council meetings.
• Assists in developing and monitoring implementation of standard operating procedures for the related aviation processes.
• Monitors the implementation of Aviation Risk Management requirements into UN aviation and related activities.
• Updates and follows-up on entries of the mission’s Findings and Hazards Registry.
• Assists in the investigation of aviation occurrences and observed hazards related to aviation activities.
• Participates in aircraft inspections and performance evaluations of UN-contracted civilian and military air operators.
• Participates in safety assurance audits and inspections of aerodromes and associated services and facilities, as well as on mission and contracted aviation and related entities.
• Maintains the aviation safety databases and ensures that information is recorded in accordance with the established procedures and deadlines.
• Compiles reports and analyzes statistical data.
• Identifies, analyzes, and monitors trends that may affect the safety of UN aviation activities.
• Provides safety briefings to personnel involved in UN aviation and related activities.
• Drafts and/or delivers aviation safety promotion materials and activities.
• Liaises with other UN units/sections, non-government and government organizations and intergovernmental agencies on aviation safety matters.
• Assists in preparing performance reports and responses to internal and external audit observations.
• Performs administrative tasks supporting the Aviation Safety Unit’s goals and objectives.
• Performs other related duties as required.


Ability to work independently in managing difficult and time sensitive situations as well as conflicting priorities; demonstrated analytical and evaluative skills. Demonstrated professional competence in the technical field of aviation safety and/or quality management; 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; Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

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.

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.


High school diploma or equivalent is required.

Job - Specific Qualification

Having held an aeronautical license issued by a Civil Aviation Authority in accordance with ICAO Annex 1 provisions or equivalent military qualification is desirable.

A valid driving license is required.

Training and certification in aviation safety management by a recognized organization (airline, IATA, ACI, etc.) are required.Please attach copy of the certificate in the attachment section.

Training and certification in Aviation Auditing is desirable.

Work Experience

A minimum of eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in flight operations, air traffic control, aviation engineering and/or aviation safety/compliance management is required.

Having held at least one position in aviation safety, compliance, or quality management is required.

Experience performing related duties and responsibilities in aviation in a United Nations common system field presence in a post-conflict environment (inclusive of peacekeeping operations, special political missions, agencies funds and programmes) or other similar international organizations is desirable.

Experience in directly using ICAO standards and recommended practices is desirable.


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


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

Special Notice

Extension of the appointment is subject to Extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds.

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

Qualified women that meet the requirements of this job opening are particularly encouraged to apply and will be given full consideration in accordance with the United Nations efforts to increase women participation in its workforce.

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.

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 internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the 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 on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

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