UNHAS Aviation Officer, NOB
United Nations World Food Programme (UN WFP)
Maiduguri, Nigeria
2d ago
source : Fuzu

Job Summary

  • Contribute to daily planning and coordination of global aviation initiatives or day-to-day aviation operations to ensure that operations and objectives are achieved safely, at optimum value and in full.
  • Organizational Context

  • These jobs are found in Headquarters (HQ) or Country Offices (COs) and report to a more senior Aviation Officer. Job holders are likely to be involved in more complex and specialized analysis requirements and will be expected to operate with a high degree of independence.
  • Job holders may supervise junior staff to ensure that aviation operations and project objectives are achieved in accordance with appropriate operational risk management process.
  • Education : Advanced University Degree in Aeronautics, Aviation Engineering, Airport Management or other relevant field, or First University Degree with additional years of relevant work experience and / or training / courses.
  • Holds or has held a Commercial Pilot License, Air Traffic Control License or Flight Operations Officer License (or equivalent), Aeronautical Engineer or Maintenance Engineer License.
  • Desired Experiences for entry into the Role :

  • Experience in technical aircraft, flight operations, or air traffic management sectors.
  • Experience using aviation safety information systems to compile data and perform analyses on potential aviation risks.
  • Experience identifying Aviation Security threats.
  • Language :

  • International Professional : Fluency (level C) in English language. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language : Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and / or WFP’s working language, Portuguese.
  • National Professional : Fluency (level C) in English language and the duty station’s language, if different
  • Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the planning and coordination or activities relating to the safe execution of aviation operations in accordance with WFP and UN AVSTADS (Aviation Standards).
  • Support or manage aviation projects or operational activities applying standard processes, including the appropriate operational risk management processes, to contribute to effective humanitarian air transportation.
  • Provide technical advice to country office to ensure safe aviation operations are incorporated into local program planning and transport arrangements.
  • Collect and analyze a wide range of data from diverse sources through research and networking with colleagues to formulate and recommend actions to senior staff to improve performance of aviation activities and operations.
  • Participate in the on-going review of internal processes and procedures and identify ways to increase the day-to-day efficiencies.
  • Support regular financial analysis and budget reviews, drawing out insights and recommending actions to senior staff to optimize use of available funds.
  • Guide and supervise a limited number of junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with more complex analysis and queries.
  • Collate data and contribute to preparation of accurate and timely reporting, supporting a WFP-wide view of aviation activities that enables informed decision making and detailed reporting to donor representatives.
  • Support the capacity building of WFP staff and partners to safe aviation operations e.g. through the design and review of training materials.
  • Identify and build productive relationships with WFP colleagues and staff within the unit or area of assignment to align activities and enable a coordinated and coherent approach to humanitarian air transportation.
  • Follow emergency aviation preparedness practices to ensure WFP are able to quickly provide passenger services, relief supplies and emergency medical and security evacuations at the onset of a crisis.
  • Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet the required provision of service to the humanitarian community as needed.
  • Other as required.
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