UN Job Careers – Air Operations Officer – United Nations Department of Operational Support (DOS)


Job Title:    Air Operations Officer

Organisation: United Nations Department of Operational
Support (DOS)

Duty Station:  Kampala,

Job Opening number: 20-Transportation-DOS-145340-J-Entebbe (M)

Grade: FS6


About US:

The Department of
Operational Support was established to provide operational advisory services to
client entities across the Secretariat, including other departments, offices
away from headquarters, field missions, and regional commissions.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  Within delegated authority, the Air
Operations Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

that air operations are conducted in compliance with Air Tasking Orders (ATOs),
Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), UN directives, Department of Operational
Support (DOS) Aviation Manual, UN Aviation Standards for Peacekeeping and
Humanitarian Air Transport Operations. (UN AVSTADS), UN Aviation Safety Manual,
ICAO standards and recommended practices and the host country’s Aeronautical
Information Publications (AlPs).

and approves Air Mission Requests and ensures that the most suitable air
asset(s) is/are assigned to a task to achieve the maximum safety, cost
efficiency and effectiveness in the mission support.

and reviews all operational and logistical mission flight requests.

plans and verities the daily projected Air Tasking Orders (ATOs) for
conformance and compliance with the requested tasks resolves conflicting
priorities and ensures that ATOs are published and communicated to all relevant
elements in accordance with the established procedures and deadlines.

and publishes mission materials, flight schedules and air task orders and
issues them to Flight crews.

in the development of aviation standard operating procedures (SOPs) in
compliance with the DOS Aviation Manual, TCAO, TA and the host country’s AlPs.

that flight crews are briefed and conversant with UN policies, flight safety
procedures and latest applicable aviation standard requirements. Confirms that
appropriate reference documents are readily available and accessible to all
Hight crew members and aviation personnel.

routine (regular passenger/cargo, logistics resupply) flights, special
(casualty and medical evacuation, VIP) flights and military operational

the integrated search and rescue operations for UN air assets and other
aircraft upon request.

timely coordination of diplomatic over flight/landing clearances, ground
handling support and hotel accommodation/meals, transportation arrangements for

weather observation, forecasting and dissemination of weather information.

closely with other Sections/Missions, international organizations/agencies
concerning aviation movement matters.

with other UN units/sections, non-government and government organizations and
intergovernmental agencies on aviation matters.

and analyses the detailed TM1CC Statement of Requirements to UNHQ for aircraft

the responses to UNHQ aircraft technical evaluations to ensure that vendor’s
proposals meet technical requirements under the service delivery model.

operational plans, performance reports, and responses to internal and external
audit observations.

inputs, data and estimates for budget reporting and planning purposes.

Acts for
the Chief Air Mode Unit in his/her absence.

other related duties as required.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

applicant for the United Nations Department of Operational Support Air Operations
Officer job opportunity must hold a High School diploma or equivalent.

and certification as a Commercial Pilot or a Flight Operations Officer/Flight
Dispatcher, or an equivalent military qualification is required.

Transportation/Aviation Management, Aviation Safety Management, Aerospace/
Aeronautical Engineering, or graduation from an equivalent military educational
establishment is desirable.

minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in air
transport operations or aviation safety with at least three (3) years of
supervisory experience in a position directly related to the coordination of
complex air transport operations in the international environment is required.
The minimum years of relevant experience are reduced to five (5) years for
candidates who possess a first level university degree.

in the development and implementation of the safety and quality management
systems is desirable.

in the use of ICAO standards and recommended practices is desirable.

in international operations in a post conflict environment is desirable.

fluency in English language is
required. Knowledge of French is desirable.



Professionalism: Knowledge of UN financial regulations and
rules. 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.

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.

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 ongoing 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.


How to Apply:

All candidates who
wish to join the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS)
should apply online at the link below.




Deadline: 5th January 2021


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