UN Aviation Safety Officer Jobs – United Nations Organisation Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO)

Job Title:     Aviation Safety Officer
Organization: United Nations Organisation Stabilization
Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO)
Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda
Job Opening Number: ESB/GJO/LL/002/2-2017
Reports to: Mission Aviation Safety Officer
Job Grade: NOC
About US:
Following the signing of the Lusaka Ceasefire Agreement in July 1999
between the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and five regional States
(Angola, Namibia, Rwanda, Uganda and Zimbabwe) in July 1999, the Security
Council established the United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic
Republic of the Congo (MONUC) by its resolution 1279 of 30 November 1999,
initially to plan for the observation of the ceasefire and disengagement of
forces and maintain liaison with all parties to the Ceasefire Agreement. Later
in a series of resolutions, the Council expanded the mandate of MONUC to the
supervision of the implementation of the Ceasefire Agreement and assigned
multiple related additional tasks.
Job Summary: The Aviation
Safety Officer will implement the
Mission’s Aviation Safety Program. The incumbent will recommend and implement
measures to reduce the level of risk associated with the Mission’s air
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Identify aviation safety hazards
  • Promote safety awareness in the mission
  • Provide support on all Aviation Risk
    Management issues
  • Carry out 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
  • Conduct
    site-inspections, compile aviation statistics, maintain and process all
    occurrence reports.
  • Provide
    safety briefings and trainings.
  • Interact
    with Host Govern
    ment agencies and aviation authorities, when tasked
    to do so.
  • Perform
    any other related duties as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations
    Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
    (MONUSCO) Aviation Safety Officer job placement should hold an 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 education
    al establishment.
  • Additional
    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 in
    Air Transportation, Safety Management, Aerospace/Aeronautical Engine
    or Air Traffic Management, graduation from equivalent military educational
    establishment, professional training or certification in aviation safety,
    and two (2) additional years of work experience in air transportation or
    air traffic control operations, aviation safety or aviation engineering at
    supervisory level, may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university
  • At
    least 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
  • Accident
    investigation experienc
    e is desirable.
  • Extensive
    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
  • Languages: Fluency in oral and written English is
    Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.
Personal Competencies:
  • 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
NB: The United Nations does not charge a fee at
any stage of the recruitment process (Application, interview meeting,
processing, or training). The United Nations does not concern itself with
information on applicants’ bank accounts.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested Ugandan candidates should send
their applications with the following documents:
  • The United Nations
    Personal History form (P-11), Download Here; This
    should be signed
  • Proof of required
    academic certificates i.e. Academic Certificate(s) and/or High
    School/Secondary Diplomas
  • Latest performance
    evaluation reports / appraisals
The applicants with the completed documents are strongly encouraged to
apply via e-mail and must include the Vacancy Announcement Number (check
beginning of this advert) and Job Title to: rsce2-recruitment@un.org
Deadline: 10th March 2018
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