Job Opening

Posting Title: Associate Environment Officer (Market-Based Measures), ENV, P2
Job Code Title: Associate Environment Officer
Department/Office: International Civil Aviation Organization
Duty Station: MONTREAL
Posting Period: 26 September 2022 - 26 October 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Aviation-ICAO-191627-R-Montreal (R)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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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 Climate Change Section (CC) within the Air Transport Bureau (ATB) in ICAO. CLC is responsible for supporting the development of policies, conducting studies and providing guidance on measures to address aviation’s contribution to climate change, including sustainable aviation fuels, market-based measures (MBMs) and international cooperation on climate change. It also provides support to the Assembly, the Council and its Climate and Environment Committee (CEC), as well as the work related to climate change conducted by the Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP) and Technical Advisory Body (TAB).

The incumbent reports to the Environment Officers (Market-Based Measures) under the supervision of the Chief, Climate Change Section (C/CC). In this context, the incumbent will support C/CC and Environmental Officers (EO)/MBM in the coordination of work related to CAEP and TAB, and in the development and update of ICAO Standards, policies and guidance material related to the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA). The incumbent will also support the coordination of capacity building and assistance to Member States for the implementation of CORSIA.


Function 1 (incl. Expected results)

Assists in the planning and execution of ICAO activities for the implementation of the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA), achieving results such as:

• Support the planning, monitoring and reporting progress of activities for the CORSIA implementation in accordance with the provisions of Annex 16, Volume IV, decisions by the Assembly, Council and its advisory groups, as applicable.
• Support the governance and deliberative bodies of the Organization, including the Assembly, the Council, CEC, CAEP and TAB, on issues related to the implementation of CORSIA.
• Closely follow developments in other UN bodies and international organizations (e.g. UNFCCC, IMO) on market-based mechanisms, and ensure appropriate follow-through.

Function 2 (incl. Expected results)

Assists EO/MBM in providing Secretariat support to CAEP’s work on CORSIA-related matters, achieving results such as:

• Assist in the implementation of CORSIA-related tasks included in the work programme of CAEP.
• Assist in the preparation of CORSIA-relevant CAEP meetings through the provision of agendas, Working Papers, Information Papers, presentation materials, and other materials as requested.
• Support the further development, review and update of Annex 16, Volume IV and the ETM, Volume IV and any other supporting guidance material by CAEP.
• Provide technical analysis and updated tools to assess the effects of aviation on the environment in relation to CORSIA.

Function 3 (incl. Expected results)

Assists EO/MBM in providing Secretariat support to TAB’s assessment of eligible emissions units (carbon credits) under CORSIA, achieving results such as:

• Assist in the implementation of tasks related to CORSIA eligible emissions units in the work programme of TAB
• Support in the preparation and follow-up of TAB meetings, through the provision of agendas, papers, presentation materials, reports, and other materials as requested.
• Assist in the development of studies and research related to emissions units (carbon credits) generated by various programmes, mechanisms and projects, including those existing and to be developed under the UNFCCC.
• Support other issues related to CORSIA eligible emissions units, as required.

Function 4 (incl. Expected results)

Supports the implementation of ICAO Assistance, Capacity-building an Training for CORSIA (ACT-CORSIA) programme, achieving results such as:

• Assist in the organization of Headquarters (HQ) and regional seminars related to the CORSIA implementation.
• Support capacity building activities of States under the ICAO ACT-CORSIA initiative, in particular ACT-CORSIA partnerships among States.
• Support the development of outreach material on CORSIA, such as training kits and practical guidelines/manuals.
• Prepare responses to public enquiries on the CORSIA, presentations to interested parties, technical studies, publications and articles, as necessary.
• Assist in the administration of websites dedicated to the CORSIA and process material to be published on the ICAO website.

Function 5 (incl. Expected results)

Assists in the development and preparation of material, documentation, reports, and presentations related to Environment, achieving results such as:

• Assist in the development of documentation and presentations related to meetings and other requirement for market-based measures.
• Provide research material as required to C/CC and EO/MBM.
• Process material to be published on the ICAO Environment website.
• Draft replies to public enquiries on environment.

Function 6 (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. 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 on-going 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 environmental studies, environmental science or a related discipline, is required.

Work Experience


• A minimum of three years’ experience in an international civil aviation environment, airport, airline or environmental organization of which two years should be at the international level is required.

• Experience in providing service to international meetings is required.


• Experience with international environmental policies within ICAO is desirable.



• Fluent reading, writing and speaking abilities in English.


• 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

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 three 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 within the duty station.

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-2 Rate Net Base Salary per annum + Post Adjustment (net) per annum(*)
USD $49,254 + USD $25,661
(*) 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.

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

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No Fee

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