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IPAV - 189-13 Air Transport Regulatory Policy Expert
International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
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Posted 4 years ago
Job Description


The ICAO Programme for Aviation Volunteers (IPAV) provides a framework for the deployment of aviation professionals, working as volunteers, to respond to emergencies affecting the aviation system in a State, to develop capabilities in the implementation of ICAO SARPs, and to foster self-reliance and growth. Volunteerism is universal and has been used as a powerful tool to make significant contributions to economic and social development. As with other volunteer programmes, volunteerism in the aviation sector seeks to accomplish the goal of bringing benefits to both the client States and the volunteers. The client States will benefit from the wealth of experience of the volunteer. The volunteer on the other hand will have the opportunity to maintain and possibly update his/her skills and make valuable contributions to the development of civil aviation. Activities under this programme are intended to complement other initiatives that address the challenges faced by some States in meeting their obligations under the Chicago Convention.

The ICAO Programme for Aviation Volunteers, is part of a larger ICAO strategy for assisting States in addressing shortcomings identified during audits, in order to achieve high levels of effective implementation of ICAO SARPs.

Under the direction of the Director, Technical Cooperation Bureau/ICAO, the Field Operation Section is the responsible for the strategic planning, development, execution, evaluation of Projects in TCB. The Section assists with the identification of priority development requirements across civil aviation and with technical cooperation to recipient States. It carries out resources mobilization with multilateral and bilateral development partners and industry and develops regional and country specific technical cooperation programme and projects. The Section executes these programmes and projects in accordance with the polices pf ICAO.



1. University degree in economics.

2. At least ten years governmental (civil aviation) or international airline experience, including policy submissions or decisions on the following matters:

a) air traffic studies, forecasting trends, fleet planning, etc.;

b) tour and charter operations;

c) regulations of the air transport market;

d) control of airline operating economics, and control of the economics of airports and route facilities;

e) relationship of recurrent costs and user charges;

f) bilateral agreements.

3. Ability to present, defend and amend air transport projects or proposals.

4. Knowledge of recent trends in the world air transport industry.

5. Knowledge of private and commercial air operations and requirements and an appreciation of the coordination needed, for policy making decisions with other national planning government departments such as Foreign Affairs, Tourism, Public Works, Roads, Health, Immigration, Customs, Attorney General, etc., or with external advisers and consultants.

6. Experience in the formulation of civil aviation policy and in the preparation of organizational plans, regulations and procedural documents for aviation services and for relevant training programmes.

7. Awareness of modem management principles and techniques as related to civil aviation management and the day to day operation of a civil aviation administration.

8. A good command of oral and written English, French or Spanish is essential.


Core Competencies:

Professionalism: 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.


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 in accordance with 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.

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.

Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.

Client Orientation: 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.

Technological Awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.

Commitment to Continuous Learning: Keeps abreast of new developments in own occupation/profession; actively seeks to develop oneself professionally and personally; contributes to the learning of colleagues and subordinates; shows willingness to learn from others; seeks feedback to learn and improve.

Managerial Competencies:

Vision: Identifies strategic issues, opportunities and risks; clearly communicates links between the Organization’s strategy and the work unit’s goals; generates and communicates broad and compelling organizational direction, inspiring others to pursue that same direction; conveys enthusiasm about future possibilities.

Judgement/Decision-making: Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, and comes to the heart of the problem quickly; gathers relevant information before making a decision; considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them; takes decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the Organization; proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information; checks assumptions against facts; determines that the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision; makes tough decisions when necessary.


May include some, or all, of the elements listed below:

1. Assist the state civil aviation authority (CAA) for extensive consultations with stake holders of the following three groups:

i) government entities who have direct interest in air transport policy and regulatory function;

ii) non-aviation government entities whose actions have impact upon air transport policy and regulation;

iii) interested non-governmental parties which influence policy and decision making.

2. For consultations stated at 1. above, prepare and conduct seminars.

3. Prepare a summary of the proceedings of the seminars.

4. Where considered necessary, conduct consultations outside the seminar with selected major stake holders.

5. As a result of consulations, prepare a report on implications of proposed policy and recommend changes, if any, to the existing document

6. With state CAA's agreement / comments, prepare a revised version of the policy document.

7. Assist state CAA in submitting the document (together with a draft cabinet memo) to the government for adoption as the formal and official policy.

8. Assist state CAA in presentation of the revised version of the policy document at a government-level meeting.

9. Perform other related duties as may be required.


Nominal Fee of USD 1. DSA and Airfare apply if required to be on mission.

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