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
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Job Opening Number: ESB/GJO/LL/005/5-2018
Reports to: Mission
Aviation Safety Officer
Job Grade:
NB: This is a
re-advertisement. Candidates who applied to the previous GJO (job opening
reference: ESB/GJO/LL/002/2- 2017, application period: 24 February – 10 March
2018) are not required to re-apply
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
  • 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 Government agencies
    and aviation authorities, when tasked to do so.
  • Perform any other related duties as

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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:
    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 /
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: 17th June 2018
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