Job Opening

Posting Title: Internship – Gender Equality, SPCP, I (Temporary Job Opening)
Department/Office: International Civil Aviation Organization
Duty Station: MONTREAL
Posting Period: 19 December 2022 - 09 January 2023
Job Opening Number: 22-Civil Affairs-ICAO-198011-J-Montreal (O)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

Under the overall direction of the Office of the Secretary General (OSG), the Strategic Planning, Coordination and Partnerships (SPCP) Office coordinates high-level and cross-cutting strategies and priorities among the different Bureaux and Offices, including the Regional Offices, of the Organization. In particular, the SPCP Office is responsible for the development and maintenance of the ICAO Business Plan, the ICAO Triennial Operating Plan, the Corporate Performance Management Framework, the Corporate Key Performance Indicators and the Risk Registry, which form the basis for resource allocation and assist the Secretary General to monitor its accountability and performance with respect to the implementation of initiatives. The SPCP Office has also the responsibility to facilitate the development of, monitoring and reporting on cross-organizational partnerships as well as to leverage such strategic partnerships in air transport systems’ enhancements for Member States. Furthermore, SPCP coordinates the implementation of the ICAO Gender Equality Programme, in consultation with ADB and other Bureaus/Offices at HQ and Regional Offices. It liaises with UN Women and other UN entities on the United Nations System Wide Action Plan (UN-SWAP) on Gender Equality, including on ICAO’s contributions towards the UNSWAP. On innovation in aviation, the SPCP Office also coordinates and supports knowledge sharing across the organization on this matter and identifies opportunities to advance innovative approaches in aviation.

The primary focus of this internship is on organization of the Second Global Aviation Gender Summit and outreach in relation to advancing gender equality in aviation.


Under the supervision of the Partnership Specialist, the intern will:

• Support SPCP in the overall preparation of the Second Global Aviation Gender Summit and all related side activities;
• Support the coordination and preparation of background and reference documentation for the Summit;
• Help with maintaining the Second Global Aviation Gender Summit website and other social media/publicity tools to ensure that the information is up to date, which may include building new tools/pages.
• Draft reports and minutes of coordination meetings;
• Assist in the preparation of correspondences, speeches and talking points, and support the preparation of presentations and other material;
• Conduct research on latest data and information in relation to gender in aviation;
• Support the development of outreach materials on ICAO's work on aviation and gender equality;
• Support revamping of the public website of ICAO related to gender equality and women empowerment;
• Support with the activities related to the Gender Equality Community of ICAO; and
• Perform other tasks as assigned.


Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style, and format to match the audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

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.

Creativity: Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs; promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks "outside the box"; takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.


At the time of application, candidates are required to have completed or be enrolled in a graduate degree programme (second-level university degree or higher) preferably in a field of study related to political science, law, public administration, management, or a related field in the aviation sector.

Applicants pursuing studies in countries where higher education is not divided into undergraduate and graduate stages should have completed at least four years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent institution towards the completion of a degree.

Work Experience

No working experience is required to apply for the United Nations Internship Programme. Your training, education, advance course work or skills should benefit the United Nations during your internship.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office including word, excel and power point is desirable.

Practical experience in using collaborative documentation processing tools or work management platforms is desirable.

Knowledge of ICAO and its mandate, the aviation sector or the United Nations system is desirable.


Essential requirements:

Fluent reading, writing and speaking abilities in English.

Desirable requirements:

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

Interns are not paid. All costs related to this internship must be borne by the intern.

The duration of internship is six months.

Interns shall not be eligible to be engaged in any other form of employment within ICAO during the period of internship and shall not be eligible to apply for or be appointed to any post in the Secretariat or be contracted for any other remunerated employment with ICAO for the six months immediately following the end of their internship.

ICAO does NOT charge any fees or request money from candidates at any stage of the selection 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.

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.

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