United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Mission de l’Organisation des Nations
Unies pour la Stabilisation en République Démocratique du Congo
AVIATION SAFETY OFFICER, NO-C
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS : 28 February 2018
DATE OF ISSUANCE : 29 January 2018
DUTY STATION : Multiply Duty Station
JOB OPENING NUMBER : MONUSCO/01/AVSAF/2018
This vacancy is open exclusively to the nationals of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Women are strongly encouraged to apply
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Organizational Setting and Reporting: This position is located in the United Nations Organizations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo at Kinshasa. The Aviation Safety Officer will report to Mission Aviation Safety Officer.
Responsibilities: Within delegated authority, the Aviation Safety Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
Implement the Mission’s Aviation Safety Programme.
Recommend and implement measures to reduce the level of risk associated with the Mission’s air operations, which include but are not limited to:
Identify aviation safety hazards,
Promote safety awareness in the mission,
Provide support on all Aviation Risk Management issues,
Conduct Quarterly Risk Assessments for air fields and prepare reports
Conduct Aviation Emergence Response Plan drills and Table Top exercises,
Participate in and provide input for aviation safety council meetings,
Monitor the implementation of Aviation Safety related policies,
Investigate Occurrence and Hazard reports,
Carry out safety inspections, assessments and surveys,
Conduct aircraft inspections, carrier assessments and performance evaluations,
Identify safety trends,
Maintain Aviation Safety Occurrence database.
Conduct site-inspections, compile aviation statistics, maintain and process all occurrence reports.
Provide safety briefings and trainings.
Interact with Host Government agencies and aviation authorities, when tasked to do so.
Perform other related duties as required.
Professionalism: 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; 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.
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; tailor’s language, tone, style and format to match 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 where necessary; 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.
Education: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in Air Transportation, Safety Management, Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering or Air Traffic Management, or graduation from equivalent military educational establishment, is required. Training as a Commercial Pilot, or a Flight Navigator, or an Aeronautical / Maintenance / Flight Engineer, or an Air Traffic Controller, or a Flight Operations Officer, or equal military qualification, is required. Training and Certification in Aviation Safety (including aircraft accident and incident investigation) is desirable. A first level university degree with a relevant combination of education, professional training, certification in aviation safety, plus two (2) additional years of work experience in air transportation related occupation, may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Experience: A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in air transportation or air traffic control operations, aviation safety or aviation engineering, with at least two years at supervisory level is required. Accident investigation experience is desirable. Knowledge in the technical field of aviation safety and accident prevention and experience in the use of ICAO documentation is desirable. Experience in working in peace keeping or other field operations would be an advantage. A first level university degree with a relevant combination of education, professional training, certification in aviation safety, plus two (2) additional years of work experience in air transportation related occupation, may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Languages: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required.
Assessment Method: Assessment may include a written Test, followed by an Interview.
The United Nations shall place 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. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
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.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested and qualified applicants should submit their applications with cover letter together with the attached United Nations Personal History form (P-11) only.
Submit applications by email ONLY to: [email protected] Hand Delivered will not be accepted.
All applications MUST indicate the MONUSCO Job Opening number for which they are applying, on the subject line in the e-mail. e.g. MONUSCO/01/AVSAF/2018
All applicants MUST indicate the telephone number and email address with location. Applications without telephone number and the email address with location WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Applications received after the deadline will NOT BE ACCEPTED.
ONLY successful applicants will be contacted for WRITTEN SUBSTANTIVE and COMPETENCY BASED ASSESSMENTS TEST
In line with the UN policy on gender balance, FEMALE QUALIFIED CANDIDATES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, TRAINING OR ANY OTHER FEES). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON BANK ACCOUNTS