World Food Programme (WFP)

Aviation Officer

World Food Programme (WFP)

Job Description

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance. ABOUT WFP The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian Agency, fighting hunger worldwide. WFP has been working in Afghanistan since 1963. WFP food assistance aims to help the most vulnerable, food insecure Afghans, including women and children, as well as families affected by conflict and natural disasters. In 2018, WFP Afghanistan provided food assistance to over 5 million people through a series of programme interventions across the country. Thanks to its newly approved Country Strategic Plan (2018-2022), WFP Afghanistan is well placed to provide comprehensive support to the country in achieving Zero Hunger by 2030 via its six closely interrelated outcomes, which range from emergency response to livelihoods creation, as well as nutrition programmes based on a life-cycle approach, and the strengthening of national food systems. Such national-led framing of all strategic result areas of the CSP will contribute to the country’s long-term transition to development and aspiration for peace. For more information, see wfp.org ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT This job is based in WFP UNHAS Kabul Country Office and reports to Chief of Air Transport Officer. Job holder is likely to be involved in more complex and specialized analysis requirements and will be expected to operate with a high degree of independence. Job holder may supervise junior staff to ensure that aviation operations and project objectives are achieved in accordance with appropriate operational risk management process. JOB PURPOSE 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. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive) 1. 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). 2. 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. 3. Provide technical advice to country office to ensure safe aviation operations are incorporated into local program planning and transport arrangements. 4. 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. 5. Participate in the on-going review of internal processes and procedures and identify ways to increase the day-to-day efficiencies. 6. Support regular financial analysis and budget reviews, drawing out insights and recommending actions to senior staff to optimize use of available funds. 7. Guide and supervise a limited number of junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with more complex analysis and queries. 8. 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. 9. Support the capacity building of WFP staff and partners to safe aviation operations e.g. through the design and review of training materials. 10. 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. 11. 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. 12. Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet the required provision of service to the humanitarian community as needed. 13. While doing flight tasking, make sure all aviation safety and AVSEC aspects are considered routinely to avoid aviation risks; maintain excellent and standard aviation risk mitigating toold and measures. 14. Provide comprehensive air-ops briefing to the new crew joining UNHAS-Afg mission. 15. Act as a liaison between UNWFP/UNHAS and the Afghan Civil Aviation Authority (ACAA) for any sort of flight clearances(exit, entry, overfly etc) and other aviation related matters. 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. STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 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. Language: Fluency (level C) in English language and in Pashto and/or Dari. TERMS AND CONDITIONS Position Title: Aviation Officer Grade: National Officer (NOB) Contract: Fixed-Term (FT) - One-year renewable Duty Station: UNHAS Kabul with travel inside Afghanistan. Salary: Starting at USD 45,101 net per annum Medical Plan: International valid medical plan for the staff member, spouse and dependents children under 18 years Annual leave: 30 working days per annum WFP Work Envirionment: WFP is committed to ensuring that all its workplaces are free from abuse, offensive behaviour, harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. WFP is also committed to promoting a work culture in which every employee understands, and is able to carry out, his/her personal responsibilities for maintaining the dignity of work colleagues. WFP seeks to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women. We believe our mission of fighting global hunger worldwide can only be achieved if women, men, girls and boys are offered equal opportunities in terms of access to resources and services and participation in decision making roles. Female applicants are especially encouraged to apply DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS Wednesday, 1 July 2020 Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status. No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.
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