UN Jobs – Air Operations Assistant – United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA)

Job Title:   Air Operations Assistant

Organisation: United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA)

Duty Station:  Entebbe, Uganda

Job Opening ID: 221895

Reports to: Associate Air Operations Officer


About US:

The Security Council, by its resolution 1990 PDF Document of 27 June 2011, responded to the urgent situation in Sudan’s Abyei region by establishing the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA). The Security Council was deeply concerned by the violence, escalating tensions and population displacement. The operation will monitor the flashpoint border between north and south, and is authorized to use force in protecting civilians and humanitarian workers in Abyei. UNISFA’s establishment came after the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) reached an agreement in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to demilitarize Abyei and let Ethiopian troops to monitor the area.


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

  • Carry out flight operations tasks including assisting with scheduling of UN flights, arranging airspace and landing clearances, and ordering Ground Handling services.
  • Assist aircrew in their dispatch at the airport; coordinate with the Ground Handling Agent to facilitate all aircrew requirements.
  • Coordinate with the Ground Handling Agents for all issues related to operations with mission aircraft, including but not limited to the following: cleaning services, ground handling equipment, refuelling, transportation and verification of service orders.
  • Check the weather forecast and NOTAMs and share them with Pilots and Mission Air Operations Center (MAOC).
  • Use radios and flight tracking systems to monitor the position and movements of UN aircraft.
  • Maintain accurate records of activities, related to flight following, aircraft dispatch and technical compliance.
  • Enter reports into the radio log, and complete radio logs by UNISFA Aviation SOPs.
  • Complete the Operations Risk Management Checklist.
  • Coordinate with local authorities (Civil Aviation Authority, Airport Authority and Air Force Base Authority), as required in support of Mission air operations, including but limited to airport passes, authorizations, escorting staff in and out of the airport, requests for maintenance hangar space and support equipment required by carriers for maintenance, etc.
  • Collect and analyze AURs (Aircraft Use Report) and prepare FHR (Flight Hour Reports) for each flight and for all types of aircraft daily.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant for the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) Air Operations Assistant job should hold a High school diploma or equivalent. Required.
  • Technical or vocational certificate in Air Transportation, Safety Management, Air Traffic Control or graduation from equivalent military establishment or military/air traffic control training is required.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in air transport operations is required. The minimum years, of relevant experience is reduced to three (3) years for candidates who possess a first-level university degree or higher.
  • Languages: fluency in English, both oral and written, is required.



  • Professionalism: Shows pride in work and 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 work areas.
  • 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; Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
  • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts by final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings


No Fee: 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 candidates should apply online at the link below.


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Deadline: 29th November 2023


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Date Posted 2023-11-20
Valid Through 2023-11-29
Employment Type FULL_TIME
Hiring Organization United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA)
Job Location Entebbe, Entebbe, Entebbe, 0256, Uganda