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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 operations

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 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 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 educational 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 Engineering 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 degree.
  • 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 experience 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 advantage.
  • Languages: Fluency in oral and written English is required. 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 efficiently.

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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