189-13 Air Transport Regulatory Policy Expert (Prospective Post)
International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
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Job Description


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.


1. Judgement/decision –making: Proven ability to take ownership of all responsibilities and to honour commitments, to exercise mature judgment, to recognize key issues and analyze relevant information, to make feasible recommendations and to take sound decisions.

2. Communication: Ability to write clearly and concisely and to present articulate verbal reports.

3. Teamwork: Ability to work with colleagues to achieve the project goals and maintain harmonious working relationships in a multinational environment.

4. Leadership vision and management of performance: Demonstrated ability to plan and guide the work of a technical team in a multinational environment, to identified priorities and adjust them as required.

5. Client Orientation: Ability to establish and maintain partnerships with external collaborators, to work and advocate effectively in a consensus-based system and to successfully manage and resolve conflict.

6. Commitment to continuous learning: Willingness to keep abreast of new developments in professional field.

7. Technological awareness: Ability to use contemporary office automation equipment, software, databases.


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.


In accordance with the ICAO Technical Cooperation Bureau (TCB) grading system.

About ICAO
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is a UN specialized agency, established by States in 1944 to manage the administration and governance of the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago Convention).
ICAO works with the Convention’s 192 Member States and industry groups to reach consensus on international civil aviation Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) and policies in support of a safe, efficient, secure, economically sustainable and environmentally responsible civil aviation sector. These SARPs and policies are used by ICAO Member States to ensure that their local civil aviation operations and regulations conform to global norms, which in turn permits more than 100,000 daily flights in aviation’s global network to operate safely and reliably in every region of the world.
In addition to its core work resolving consensus-driven international SARPs and policies among its Member States and industry, and among many other priorities and programmes, ICAO also coordinates assistance and capacity building for States in support of numerous aviation development objectives; produces global plans to coordinate multilateral strategic progress for safety and air navigation; monitors and reports on numerous air transport sector performance metrics; and audits States’ civil aviation oversight capabilities in the areas of safety and security.

To serve as the global forum of States for international civil aviation. ICAO develops policies and Standards, undertakes compliance audits, performs studies and analyses, provides assistance and builds aviation capacity through many other activities and the cooperation of its Member States and stakeholders.