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IPAV - 189-7 Air Law Expert for Bilateral Agreements on Air Transport (Prospective Post)
International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
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Posted 4 years ago
Job Description

ORGANIZATIONAL SETTING

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 of ICAO.

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QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

1. University law degree with specialization in aviation legislation and at least three years practicing experience in aviation law.

2. Familiarity with government machinery for establishing and administering air law and regulations.

3. Familiarity with air transport agreements and international legal protocols, proceedings and recommendations, and with the preparation and negotiation with bilateral agreements.

4. Experience in the revision or drafting of laws, rules and regulations applicable to domestic and international air transport and their application within government in such matters as licenses and permits, powers of regulation over air transport, aircraft ownership and registration, responsibilities and duties of air operators, general safety requirements.

5. Experience with development of national civil aviation master plan is highly desirable.

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

COMPETENCIES

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.

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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.

DUTIES

May include some, or all, of the elements listed below in advising and assisting with:

1. Review existing aviation legislation and policies in the light of the government's international obligations and bilateral arrangements and advise on their national implications.

2. Review and advise on legal and constitutional matters related to the development of air law, drafts, and statutes, for the government's civil aviation and their incorporation into national legislation.

3. Develop an organization or system for the supervision and enforcement of air law and regulations, particularly for the licensing of personnel and of operators, and for operators' approval and certification of safety of flight and airworthiness.

4. As far as possible propose organizational and human resources development plans in his/her area of expertise including cost estimates and training plans.

5. Produce planning documentation for subsequent inclusion in the Civil Aviation Master Plan (CAMP).

6. Perform other related duties as may be required.

SALARY

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

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