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AIR OPERATIONS ASSISTANT
United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA)
G-5 General Support Full-time Locallly Recruited
Job Expired 27 Apr 2024
Expired
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) in Bangui .The Air Operations Assistant( Flight Follower) at this level usually reports to the Chief of Section or to an Air Operations Officer. The Air Operations Assistant (Flight Follower)is responsible for the coordination of all aircraft movements through radio communication to ensure safe and efficient air transportation of both civilians, military personnel as well as equipment and goods.
Responsibilities
Within the limits of delegated authority, the incumbent at this level performs the following duties: • Deliver the flight following & radio room communication services. • Checks and tests all relevant equipment and log their serviceability before commencing flight operations every morning. Report unserviceable equipment to the Air Operations Officer & or MAOC Duty Officer for appropriate action. • Keep track of all UN aircraft in flight within & outside the mission area. • Monitor & control all communication with UN aircraft to ensure that all missions are executed safely & in accordance with ICAO regulations, DPKO aviation manual, MINUSCA aviation SOP, local area procedures & daily flight schedule. • Maintain continuous watch on the assigned communication channels. • Record all landings & departure times of each UN aircraft, persons on board & fuel endurance. • Disseminate arrival / departure information of UN flights for other airfields / helipads to respective air regions. • Convey administrative & operational messages between aircraft & air operations. • Keep informed Air Operations Officer / MAOC / Regional Air Operation Officer on all significant matters pertaining to aircraft operations & aviation safety. • Record mandatory & relevant information in the flight following radio log. • Record significant information in flight following / incident occurrence logbook. • Provide required assistance & relay directives / information & coordinate activities in case of significant weather abnormalities, aircraft emergencies / distress, MEDEVAC or CASEVAC. • Participate in search & rescue activities at his / her level. • Maintain accurate database for aircraft daily & monthly flight hours. • Aid aircraft under emergency (dead radio, NAV aids failure, etc). • Provide flight / weather information service if required. • Assist aircrews in filling flight plans & obtaining weather information & necessary clearances relevant to their departure, enroute & arrival airports. • Coordinate movement of UN aircraft with the host country ATC authorities. • Maintain all aeronautical documentation (ICAO annexes, Jeppesen, AIP, NOTAM, etc.) in air operations. • Participate in flight planning, coordination & paperwork compilation. • Liaise with other Mission offices in relation to aviation activities. • Coordinate to ensure accurate flight hour reports for each flight and for all aircraft types, both civilian and military, in AIMS (Aviation Information Management Suite).
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Competencies
Professionalism: Shows pride in work and 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. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects 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 the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed. 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.
Education
High school diploma or equivalent is required.
Job - Specific Qualification
A technical or vocational certificate in aviation related activities (Pilot, Air Traffic Controller, Flight Information Officer) is desirable. A diploma from an equivalent military establishment or military/air traffic control training is desirable.
Work Experience
At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in aviation industry is required. The minimum years of relevant work experience is reduced to 3 for candidates who possess a first-level university degree or higher. Experience in using the Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Excel, Word) is required. Experience in an occupation directly related to air traffic navigation services is desirable.
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Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in French is required. Working knowledge of English is desirable.
Assessment
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
Special Notice
This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. Applicants for positions in the General Service and related categories must be authorized to work for the United Nations in the duty station where the position is located. Eligible applicants selected from outside the duty station are responsible for any expenses in connection with their relocation to the duty station. Staff members subject to local recruitment are not eligible for allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment. The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance and geographical diversity in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.
United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment. Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment. Reasonable accommodation may be provided to applicants with disabilities upon request, to support their participation in the recruitment process. By accepting a letter of appointment, staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General, who may assign them to any of the activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). Further, staff members in the Professional and higher category up to and including the D-2 level and the Field Service category are normally required to move periodically to discharge functions in different duty stations under conditions established in ST/AI/2023/3 on Mobility, as may be amended or revised. This condition of service applies to all position specific job openings and does not apply to temporary positions. Applicants are urged to carefully follow all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira, and to refer to the Applicant Guide by clicking on “Manuals” in the “Help” tile of the inspira account-holder homepage. The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application. Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.
No Fee
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.
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