Job Opening

Posting Title: Air Transport Officer
Job Code Title: AIR OPERATIONS OFFICER
Department/Office: DEPARTMENT OF FIELD SUPPORT
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 02 May 2016 - 09 May 2016
Job Opening Number: 16-Transportation-DFS-56517-J-New York (R)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Special Notice

Notes:

Duration of need: 6 months
Estimated start date: Immediate

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Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Department of Field Support (DFS), Logistics Support Division (LSD), Air Transport Section (ATS).

The Air Transport Section provides strategic oversight of the DFS aviation programme. It provides the road map for planning, organizing, training and equipping the UN Peacekeeping Missions with aviation assets, personnel and aviation services along with criteria for assessing and evaluating the overall DFS aviation programme.

The incumbent reports to the Chief, Air Transport Section.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Air Transport Officer is responsible for the following duties:
General
•Reviews and monitors budget proposals for missions and air transport operations, in particular for ATS projects related to Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), training programme, etc. Assesses cost estimates and reviews and revises draft budgets.
•Reviews, revises and endorses preparation of Letters of Assist (LOA) for UAS and their submission to contract specialists relating to the provision of movement assets by national governments.
•Reviews and endorses preparation of Requests for Proposals (RFP), in particular for ATS projects related to Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), training programme, etc., to ensure that requirements and specifications are accurate and complete, and liaises with procurement specialists on processing of invitations.
•Participates in planning meetings within DFS and DPKO, and with government officials, on both the start-up and liquidation phases of field missions, and advises on air transport requirements and availability.
•Participates with other air transport officers in DFS, Contributing Country representatives, Permanent Mission officials, military advisers, representatives of air transport/aviation industry, national government representatives and others in negotiating and approving policies, procedures and operating requirements.
•Provides leadership and work direction to assigned work team, and/or mentors and supervises the work of new/junior officers; may serve as a first-level supervisor of a small organizational entity.
•Performs other duties as assigned.

Air Transport
•Makes recommendations on the most economical acquisition of aircraft and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) by purchase, lease or contingency agreements.
•Advises on air transport administrative, logistics and technical support policy objectives to effectively service components.
•Oversees the development of air transport safety and maintenance rules and regulations, in particular regarding UAS utilization including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities.
•Plans the use of air transport to achieve pre-determined outcomes using cost effective and efficient methods to deliver services.
•Participates in consultations with representatives of the principal components on satisfying operational air transport needs.
•Assists in developing air transport guidelines and instructions, aviation policy development regarding UAS utilization including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities, and in reviewing them periodically.
•Advises on the serviceability of aircraft equipment in use and on the disposal of the unserviceable or beyond economical repair.
•Oversees the preparation of technical reports, statistics and other documents required for establishment review, and regular and ad hoc reporting requirements related to air transport operations.
•Reviews and controls all expenditures from approved air transport budgets to ensure that requirements are met within allocated funds.
•Develops and manages ATS training plan and budget and establishment of an aviation training programme requirements and development of syllabus for on-the-job training (OJT) in all areas of mission aviation functional tasks.
•Organizes, manages and conducts specialized aviation training programmes for personnel in Aviation at UNHQ and in the field missions to equip DFS/DPKO/DPA aviation staff with the essential knowledge required to effectively perform their functions.
•Assists in assessing human resource needs.
•Participates in preparation of the air transport annual budget.

Competencies

•Professionalism: Knowledge of institutional mandates ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices and Annexes of the Chicago Convention, policies and guidelines pertaining to air transport operations and related matters; Knowledge of computer systems similar to SAP, ERP applications; Knowledge of diverse air transport operations, including phases on the Request for Proposals, Letters of Assist, etc. Ability to provide technical leadership; strong negotiating skills and ability to influence others to reach agreement. Knowledge of institutional mandates, policies and guidelines pertaining to air transport operations and related matters. Ability to complete in-depth analyses and to formulate conclusions and recommendations. 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.

•Planning & 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.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, public administration, Air Transportation/Aviation Management, Aviation Law, or Aeronautical Engineering or related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of professional qualifying relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Commercial Pilot License, Air Traffic Control License, Flight Operations Officer License, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer certification or equivalent license from a military air transport establishment is required.

Work Experience

A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in air transport operations or related area, of which three years at the international level, is required. A minimum of one year experience in the management of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) in civilian or military operations in an international environment is required. Experience in aviation operations in a field setting is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.

Assessment

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

United Nations Considerations

Candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

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