Employer: United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic
Location: Bangui Central Africa Republic
Deadline: 08 October 2017
Job Opening Number: 17-Transportation-MINUSCA-86507-J-Bangui (M)
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• Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as “retirement.” Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.
• Subject to the funding source of the position, this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.
• While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post. An external candidate selected for this position is bound by the prevailing condition of the staff selection system under ST/AI/2010/3, as amended, and ST/AI/2010/4/Rev.1. A staff member holding a temporary appointment who is recruited in the Professional and above categories on a temporary appointment, and placed on a position authorized for one year or longer may not apply for or be reappointed to his/her current position within six months of the end of his/her current service. This provision does not apply to staff members holding temporary appointments and placed on positions authorized for one year or more in duty stations authorized for peacekeeping operations or special political missions.
• The expression “Internal candidates”, shall mean staff members who have been recruited after a competitive examination under staff rule 4.16 or after the advice of a central review body under staff rule 4.15.
• Please note that 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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• Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply.
• Staff members are not eligible to apply for the current temporary job opening if they are unable to serve the specified duration of temporary need before reaching the mandatory age of separation. Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located within the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic in Bangui. The incumbent will report to the Chief Aviation Officer.
Under the direct supervision of the Chief Aviation Officer, the Chief, Airfields / Air Terminal Unit is responsible for the management of MINUSCA Airfields and Air Terminals and the coordination with the local Airport Authorities and Central African Republic CAA for the AIR NAV and ground support operations. Guidance for Aerodrome Management is found in ICAO Annex 14 and related Documents. The duties of the Unit include, but are not limited to the following:
•Overall management and supervision of the Airfields / Air Terminal Unit.
•Provide technical advice, oversight and conduct technical assessments in the form of airfield, landing sites and aviation related equipment (ground support, air navigation, emergency services, etc.).
•Ensure fire, search & rescue services and an Emergency Response Plan is adequate and available for MINUSCA aviation.
• Ensure security access control and screening procedures are established for MINUSCA aircraft, air terminals, tarmacs, hangars and airside premises.
•Ensure airport ground support services are adequate and available for MINUSCA aircraft.
•Ensure essential NAVAIDS services are available for MINUSCA aircraft.
•Coordinate all ground activities at airfields and helicopter landing sites.
• Coordinate with local airport authorities and SCAA on issues and matters concerning operation of airfields and helipads.
•Monitor physical state of landing sites, helipads, assigned buildings, hangars and other relevant assets.
•Liaison management of MINUSCA aviation ground support contracts where in place; to ensure all contractual provisions are carried out within technical standards and administrative parameters.
•Coordinate with MOVCON for passenger and airfreight management services related matters.
•Anticipate and schedule training programs for unit’s staff in collaboration with Aviation Section Training Officer.
•Elaborate and update Unit’s own SOPs, and submit to CAVO in due time and manner.
•Provide A/ATU budgetary inputs and participate in the procurement / acquisition process,
•Carry out additional tasks as directed and delegated by Chief Aviation Officer
Advanced technical qualifications, including authoritative knowledge and wide exposure to the full range of fixed-wing and helicopter air operations and aviation safety issues; ability to advise senior management on approaches and techniques related to highly complex/sensitive issues; recognized expertise in the field; demonstrated capacity for intellectual leadership and ability to integrate knowledge with broader strategic, policy and operational objectives and translate it into a results-oriented work programme; ability to comprehend and reconcile the diverse features of air operations; ability to plan and develop a unified aviation system to meet the needs of the Mission; knowledge of the technical capabilities of the various aircraft. 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.
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.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Air Transportation/Aviation Management, Air Traffic Management, Aviation Safety Management, Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering, or graduation from an equivalent military educational establishment is required. A first-level university degree with a relevant combination of education, professional training, certification in air transport, and 2 additional years of experience in air transportation related occupation, may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience, with at least 2 years at the international level on a position directly related to coordination of complex air transport operations. Experience monitoring short-term air charter operations is required. Knowledge of UN financial rules and regulations is desirable. Experience working in a UN organization, peacekeeping or other field operations is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of French is required.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based 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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