AIR OPERATIONS ASSISTANT AT UNMISS
|Job Code Title:||AIR OPERATIONS ASSISTANT|
|Department/Office:||United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan|
|Posting Period:||10 August 2023 - 08 September 2023|
|Job Opening Number:||23-Transportation-UNMISS-215829-R- (M)|
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Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Aviation Section of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and based in Juba. The incumbent reports directly to the Chief Air terminal/Airfields Unit.
Within delegated authority, the Air Operations Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:
• Assists in coordinating routine (regular passenger/cargo, logistics resupply) flights, special (casualty and medical evacuation, VIP) flights and military operational flights in accordance with the UN Aviation Manual, The UN Aviation Safety Manual, The UN Aviation standards for air transport Operations, ICAO Standards, and recommended practices (SARPPS) and host country’s Aeronautical Information Publications (AIPs).
• Assist in flight following and coordinating the integrated search and rescue operations for UN air assets.
• Assists with the coordination of diplomatic over flight/landing clearances, ground handling support and hotel accommodation/meal/transportation arrangements for aircrews.
• Assists in planning aircraft parking locations.
• Assists in monitoring fuel upload.
• Operates Airport Mechanical Handling Equipment (MHE)
• Carries out handling, loading, and processing of dangerous goods.
• Reviews aircraft weight, balance records, load manifest and takes follow-up actions.
• Assists in verifying passenger and cargo manifest.
• Assists in ensuring that aircrafts are properly parked.
• Assists in monitoring passengers embarking and disembarking in coordination with Movcon personnel and local airport staff.
• Assist in monitoring ramp access.
• Assists with the coordination of the Foreign Object Debris (FOD) activities at airfields and air terminals.
• Performs other related duties as tasked by the supervisor.
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. 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.
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 & 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.
High school diploma or equivalent is required.
Job - Specific Qualification
A license in Air traffic control is desirable.
Technical or vocational certificate in Air Transport is desirable.
Certificate in Safety and quality Management is desirable.
A minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in air transportation operations or related fields is required. The minimum years of relevant experience is reduced to one (1) for candidates who possess a first-level university degree or higher.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by a competency-based interview.
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.
Qualified women that meet the requirements of this job opening are particularly encouraged to apply and will be given full consideration in accordance with the United Nations efforts to increase women participation in its workforce.
This position is located in Juba. Please note that anyone selected will be required to report for duty in that location on the agreed date AND will also be expected to arrange their own accommodations. There is no UN provided accommodation. If the selected candidate is unable to report to the identified Duty Station, the contract will be considered void.
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.
The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.
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