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IPAV - 189-13 Air Transport Economic Analysis 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 experience including policy submissions or decisions on such matters of major concern to a civil aviation or related directorates as: setting up a civil aviation authority; regulation of air transport operations, route permits, rates, fares, business practices and competition; regulation of the air transport market and control of the economics of airports and route facilities; traffic studies and forecasting trends; and relationship of recurrent costs and user charges.

3. Awareness of the relevant provisions of the Convention on International Civil Aviation and concerned annexes and other related ICAO documentation and procedural requirements.

4. 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.


1. Collect the necessary information and documentation on the present situation of airport infrastructure and services.

2. Assess the current capacity and service level conditions of the main airport facilities and equipment: air side, passengers and cargo buildings, landside and access, complementary systems.

3. Identify the necessary changes or remedial actions to improve the detected deficiencies, including the development requirements, vis-a-vis the compliance with the relevant ICAO SARPs, procedures and ANP.

4. Analyze the statistical trend of the demand.

5. Revise or propose the demand forecasting required for planning purposes and determine the planning horizon as per the demand.

6. Study and propose the general options for airport development, submitting the relevant partial reports and draft plans to the consideration of the concerned authorities.

7. Develop the selected option at the level of airport master plan, including the passenger building and determining the internal and external land use zones and necessary land.

8. Examine in detail the role, organization, functions, responsibilities, staffing, financing and other relevant aspects of the present airport administration, with due regard to the aviation law, government policy, international responsibilities and institutional arrangements.

9. Identify and evaluate problems which prevent the effective and efficient discharge of responsibilities.

10. Evaluate the financial situation of the civil aviation sub-sector with regard to the aeronautical and non aeronautical revenue and the investment, operating and maintenance costs involved.

11. Identify alternate arrangements in the status of the present organization which would best facilitate the achievement of the aims and objectives of an airport administration and the discharge of responsibilities emanating from the aviation law and the Convention on International Civil Aviation.

12. Taking into account the studies carried out, determine the feasibility of setting up an airport authority with the highest degree of autonomy.

13. Prepare a report to the civil aviation authority on the findings and recommendations resulting from the above.

14. 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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