Air Operations Assistant, FS-5

APPLICATIONS DEADLINE:   17 Feb 2014
DATE OF ISSUANCE:   31 Jan 2014
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT:   Field Missions Administered by DPKO
DUTY STATION:   Multiple D/S
VACANCY #   14-LOG-PMSS-426103-R-MULTIPLE D/S

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Remuneration
Depending on professional background, experience and family situation, a competitive compensation and benefits package is offered.
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United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Responsibilities
Within delegated authority, the Air Operations Assistant will carry out the following duties: (These duties are generic, and may not be performed by all Air Operations Assistants). • Coordinates, schedules and publishes air transportation activities in accordance with the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) Aviation Manual, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Local Area Procedures. • Provides inputs to the management about the efficient, economical and safe use of the UN air assets by bringing deficiencies to the attention of an Officer. • Monitors technical and safety performance of aviation assets. • Corrects flight safety deficiencies. • Monitors and evaluates compliance with the DFS Aviation Safety Programme. • Co-ordinates distribution of aviation safety documents to appropriate areas within the mission. • Monitors that all aircraft are airworthy in accordance with Annex 8 to the Chicago Convention and properly certified. • Assists in the development and implementation of Mission Aviation SOPs in compliance with current DPKO Aviation Manual, Host Nation Aeronautical Information Publications (AIPs), Annex 6 to the Chicago Convention and the CAA regulations of air carrier's country of registry by making recommendations to an Officer. • Performs inspections of aircraft and aircrews to ensure compliance with the provisions of aviation contracts for operational and administrative acceptance in accordance with the Long-Term Aircraft Charter Agreements or Letters of Assist (LOAs). • Produces aircraft performance, air carrier assessment and contract completion reports. • Develops Air Tasking Orders/flight schedules and monitors aircraft utilization and flight activities. • Liaises with relevant aviation authorities on the coordination of flight clearances. • Documents flying hours incurred by mission aircraft and produces a monthly Aircraft Use Report (AUR) for submission to the Air Transport Section at UNHQ. • Performs other related duties as required.

Competencies
Professionalism: Proven analytical and evaluative skills. Thorough knowledge of all forms of air transportation activities. Thorough knowledge of air operations related processing and safety requirements. Ability to work independently in managing difficult situations. 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. 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. 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.



QUALIFICATIONS

Education
High School Diploma or equivalent is required. Technical or vocational certificate in Air Transportation, Safety Management, Air Traffic Control or graduation from equivalent military establishment or military/air traffic control training is required.

Work Experience
At least 8 years of progressively responsible experience in aviation including at least 4 years in an occupation directly related to air transport operations. Experience in international operations in a post conflict environment is desirable.

Languages
French and English are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. For this post, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required; Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.

Other Skills


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).   English and French are the two working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.  The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

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