Aviation Security


Job Description

CTG stands for Committed To Good. With an ethical approach at the heart of all that we do, it is a description that makes us proud. Respect for the fundamental Human Rights of our staff, and those our staff encounter, is a cornerstone of our values. We strive for Gender Equality, inclusion and diversity, providing fair and equal opportunities for all. We take a zero tolerance approach to corruption and stay true to local labour laws and all local statutory requirements.

In operation since 2006, today we are honoured to serve clients in 15 fragile and conflict-affected states assisting with Disaster Relief, peace building, humanitarian aid and development programmes through our specialised recruitment, HR management and operational services.

Overview of position

Our client in Mali Aviation operates the authorized fleet of 30 manned aircraft and 19 unmanned aircraft (Remotely Piloted Aircraft System RPAS/UAVs) from various countries of civil air carriers (under Long Term Air Charter Agreements) and Troop-Contributing Countries (TCC) of Military Aviation Units (under Letter of Assist (LOA’s)) in support of our client’s mandate approved by the UN Security Council over the Area of Operations (AO) and Area of Interest (AI).

The air assets assigned to our client are subject to strict control and close Coordination in order to ensure their most efficient and responsive utilization. Owing to the significant size of Mali, absence of road (wet season) and rail infrastructure, air operations are the heavily depended on, primary mode of support for the mission and sites through the utilization of mentioned air assets. To support Mission Concept of Operations (detailed in the Military and MSD Concepts) Military tactical, combat surveillance operations, CASEVAC/MEDEVAC response and urgent around clock air operational requirements beyond normal working hours and seven (7) days a week the Aviation Section is deployed in various locations within six (6) Air Regions and one Office within Sectors East, West and North.1 Our client’s Aviation Section HQ is composed of the Office of Chief Aviation Officer (CAVO) and five (5) units: the Air Operations Unit (including Mission Air Operations Centre (MAOC)), the Airfields & Air Terminals Unit (AATU), the Technical Compliance Unit (TCU), the Quality Assurance & Standardization Unit (QASU) and the Resource Planning and Performance Control Unit (RPPCU).

Furthermore, Aviation Section is extended with aviation offices in six (6) Air Regions: Bamako, Mopti, Timbuktu (Tombouctou), Gao including Menaka Office, Kidal, and Tessalit.

Role objectives

The primary objective of Aviation Security (AVSEC) is to assure the protection and safeguarding of passengers, crew, ground personnel, the public, and facilities of an airport against acts of unlawful interference perpetrated on the ground or in-flight.

The service in support of the AVSEC activities, includes but is not limited to the following: Review the current security measures in place.

Perform airfield threat assessment.

Participate in AVSEC meetings with the main related stakeholders, in order to address the necessary matters for the improvement of the AVSEC conditions within the mission.

Provide specialised AVSEC advice to area SRM.

Advise security concerns and recommend mitigating measures to reduce the prevalent risks.

Conduct an inventory of available security elements and equipment.

Submit AVSEC equipment and supply requirements.

Participate in the development of security mitigation measures with respect to constructing/improving airfields infrastructure.

Liaise with the United Nations Aviation-related contractors/operators for AVSEC compliance and implementation.

Liaise with MOVCON and DSS, in the Mission (Aviation Security Unit) for AVSEC compliance and implementation.

Liaise with local civil aviation and/or airport authorities (if in place) and law enforcement for the appropriate implementation of the AVSEC program.

Identify and attend to client requirements in an effective and timely manner.

Ensure the safe and secure operation of the airside environment in accordance with relevant regulations and SOPs.

Enforce and report on safety and security issues at the airfield.

Conduct regular perimeter patrols to ensure barriers integrity.

Carry out security inspections of runways and other operational areas including navigational installations which may endanger aircraft and where required, remove any hazard which may be causing danger.

Supervise movements of passengers, staff, aircraft and vehicles in airfield movement areas.

Escort vehicles and persons in operational areas when required.

Monitor security breaches and immediately initiate appropriate actions.

Attend to all incidents on the airfield.

Contribute to Airport Emergency Response, by maintaining situational awareness regarding AVSEC tasks and emergency procedures and participating in the continuous improvement of the Emergency Response Plan.

Develop effective working relations with clients and staff.

Assist in ensuring compliance with the Airside Vehicle Control.

Assist in the implementation of airside access control measures.

Assist in Passenger/Baggage/Cargo/Mail screening.

Brief supervisor immediately on any significant security concerns.

Participate in required training and exercises.

Perform other duties as required.

Project reporting

To be advised Key competencies


High school diploma or equivalent technical or vocational certificate.

Graduation from military establishment is desirable. Category “B” driving license is mandatory.


A minimum of three (3) years of working experience related to Aviation Security or similar within a military, police or international security management is required. Experience in security planning, security operations, security risk assessment, standard operating procedures, coordination with local authorities and law enforcement agencies, emergency communication system, is desirable.

Team management

Team management is not part of this role.

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