AVIATION SAFETY ASSISTANT - United Nations, Tunisia, Deadline: Jun-20-2016

Posting Title:AVIATION SAFETY ASSISTANT
Job Code Title:AVIATION SAFETY ASSISTANT
Department/Office:FIELD MISSIONS ADMINISTERED BY DPKO
Duty Station:TUNIS
Posting Period:22 April 2016 - 20 June 2016
Job Opening Number:59723
Staffing ExerciseN/A

Special Notice
Extension of the appointment is subject to Extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds.
- Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
- An impeccable record for integrity and professional ethical standards is essential. All staff of the Ethics Office are required to submit a financial disclosure statement upon appointment and annually thereafter. 
- This vacancy is subject to availability of post. Staff members of the United Nations Secretariat must fulfill the lateral move requirements to be eligible to apply for this vacancy. Staff members are requested to indicate all qualifying lateral moves in their Personal History Profile (PHP) and cover note.
- These posts are financed by the Support Account for Peacekeeping Operations. Extension of appointment will be subject to budgetary approval. 
- This position is vacant due to the temporary assignment/secondment of the regular incumbent to another office/organization. The selection and extension of appointment of the selected candidate will be contingent on the return of the incumbent who maintains a lien against this post. If the selected candidate is an internal staff member of the UN Secretariat, the selection will be recorded as a temporary assignment.
-The United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund (UNJSPF) is an independent inter-agency body established by the United Nations General Assembly. The applicable human resources procedures are governed by a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Fund and the UN Secretariat. On the basis of that MoU and in light of the status of the UNJSPF, it was decided that staff members applying to posts at the P-5 level in the UNJSPF are exceptionally not subject to the lateral move requirement for purposes of eligibility. However, selected candidates who do not meet the lateral move requirements will be granted appointments strictly limited to service with the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund.
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located within the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). The Aviation Safety Assistant will be based in Tunis, Tunisia. The Aviation Safety Assistant reports to the Office of the Chief Mission Support for administration purpose and on technical matters reports to the Chief Regional Aviation Safety Officer, UN Global Service Centre.
Responsibilities
Within delegated authority, the Aviation Safety Assistant will carry out the following duties: 

• Assists in the development and implementation of the Mission Aviation Safety Programme.
• Assists in the development of the Aviation Emergency Response Plan and communicates it to all officials concerned.
• Assists in organizing and coordinating aviation safety drills and exercises required by the Mission Aviation Safety Programme.
• Monitors the integration of Aviation Risk Management into UN aviation activities.
• Assists in the development of quarterly Risk Assessment Indicators and analyzes the level of safety of aviation activities within a field mission.
• Assists in the investigation of aviation occurrences involving UN air assets and observed hazards related to aviation activities, compiles reports and analyzes statistical data.
• Identifies, analyzes and monitors trends that may affect the safety of UN aviation activities.
• Conducts initial aircraft inspections and participates in the performance evaluations of civilian air operators and military aviation units.
• Conducts safety surveys of airfields and helicopter landing sites.
• Maintains the aviation safety database and ensures that information is recorded in accordance with the established procedures and deadlines.
• Provides safety briefings to personnel involved in UN aviation activities.
• Monitors that appropriate reference documents are current, readily available and accessible to all aircrew members and aviation personnel.
• Promotes aviation safety awareness within a field mission.
• Assists in organizing and conducting the Mission Aviation Safety Council meetings.
• Assists in the development of inputs for aviation safety budget.
• Drafts safety bulletins, newsletters and consolidated reports.
• Liaises with other UN units/sections, non-government and government organizations and intergovernmental agencies on aviation safety matters.
• Assists in the development of the standard operating procedures for the related aviation processes. 
• Assists in the preparation of performance reports and responses to internal and external audit observations.
• Performs other related duties as required.
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; Tailors 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 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.
Education
High school diploma or equivalent is required. Training as a Commercial Pilot or a Flight Operations Officer/Flight Dispatcher, or an Air Traffic Controller, or an Aeronautical / Maintenance Engineer, or an equivalent military qualification is desired. Training and certification in safety management is required. Training as an aviation internal auditor is desirable. Advanced knowledge of aviation radio communication terminology and procedures is desired. A valid driver’s license is required. Knowledge of the Microsoft Office tools such as the Word, Excel and PowerPoint is required.
Work Experience
A minimum of eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in air transportation, air traffic control operations, aviation safety or aviation engineering is required. The candidate must have held, at least, one position in the aviation safety related occupation or technical compliance and quality assurance. Expert knowledge in the technical field of aviation safety management and accident investigation and prevention and experience in the use of ICAO standards and recommended practices is desirable. Knowledge of UN financial regulations and rules is desirable. Experience in international operations in a post conflict environment is desirable.
Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required.
Assessment
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
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