Job Opening

Department/Office: United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali
Duty Station: KIDAL
Posting Period: 28 November 2017 - 12 December 2017
Job Opening Number: 17-Transportation-MINUSMA-89577-F- (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Special Notice

This "Recruit from Roster" job opening is only open to roster applicants who are already placed on pre-approved rosters, following a review by a United Nations Central Review Body. Only roster applicants who were placed on rosters with similar functions at the same level are considered to be eligible candidates. Eligible applicants receive an email inviting them to apply. Rostered applicants are encouraged to apply only if they are interested and available to take up the position at the duty station/s specified in the Job Opening. Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer, if selected.

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Aviation Safety Unit of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). The Aviation Safety Officer will be based in the Regional Office of Kidal and may be requested to conduct missions in other Regional offices as and when required. The Aviation Safety Officer reports to the Chief Aviation Safety Officer, (CASO).


Within delegated authority, the Aviation Safety Officers will carry out the following duties under the guidance and supervision of the CASO:

•Advises the Director Mission Support (DMS), on all aviation safety related matters in the absence of the CASO
•Implements the United Nations Headquarters (UNHQ) Aviation Safety Programme at mission / sector HQ locations and suggests adequate measures to reduce the level of risk associated with Mission’s air operations,
•Plans and implements the mission’s Aviation Safety Programme, which includes but is not limited to:
- -Providing support on all Aviation Risk Management and safety assurance issues,
-Preparing quarterly Risk Assessment Indicators,
-Identifying aviation safety hazards and implementing aviation safety assurance activities.
-Preparing the Aviation Emergency Response Plan (AERP) and conducting drills of the plan.
-Conducting Aviation Safety Council meetings on a regular basis,
-Monitoring the implementation of aviation safety related policies,
-Investigating occurrences and hazards,
-Conducting Aircraft Inspections, Carrier Assessments and Performance Evaluations,
•Maintains the Aviation Inspection and Recommendation Module and ensures that the required reports are duly logged,
•Develops and implements methods, recommendations and action plans to ensure compliance with the Aviation Safety Manual, Aviation Manual, UN Aviation Standards, ICAO SARPS and national and military aviation regulations.
•Disseminates safety literature, newsletters and consolidated reports.
• Promoting safety and safety awareness in the mission, Provides safety briefings and training.
•Prepares the Aviation Safety budget.
•Reviews the database in the occurrence and hazard reporting system and prepare aviation statistics.
•Communicates when necessary with other agencies and aviation authorities.
•Performs other duties as required by CASO.


Professionalism - Demonstrated professional competence in the technical field of aviation safety and accident prevention; ability to work independently in managing difficult and time sensitive situations as well as conflicting priorities; demonstrated analytical and evaluative skills. Shows pride in work and in achievements; 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.

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;

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.


High school or equivalent diploma is required. Technical or vocational certificate in aviation-related activities (air operations, air traffic control, maintenance, dispatch etc.), or graduation from equivalent military establishment or military flight/air traffic control training is required. Commercial Pilot License or Engineer License or Air Traffic Controller License is highly desirable.

Work Experience

At least ten years of progressively responsible experience in an occupation directly related to air transport operations, with at least five years of experience in Aviation Safety is required. Experience in aviation safety in a conflict or post conflict environment is required. The minimum years of relevant experience is reduced to five years for candidates who possess a first level University degree.


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


Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an informal interview.

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, 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 or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

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.

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The screening and 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, including but not limited to, their education, work experience, and language skills, according to the instructions provided on inspira. Applicants will be disqualified from consideration if they do not demonstrate in their application that they meet the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations. Applicants are solely responsible for providing complete and accurate information at the time of application: 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 a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.

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