Air Operations Assistant

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Application deadline 1 month ago: Friday 5 Aug 2022 at 00:00 UTC

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This is a UNV International Specialist contract. This kind of contract is known as International UN Volunteer. It is normally internationally recruited only. More about UNV International Specialist contracts.

UNMISS was established in 2011 under the auspices of the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO); subsequently, UNMISS mandate has been renewed through resolutions 2057 (2012), 2109 (2013), 2155 (2014), 2187 (2014), 2223 (2015), 2241 (Dec. 2015), 2304 (2016) and 2327 (2016), 2392 (Dec. 2017), 2406 (Mar. 2018), 2459 (Mar. 2019), 2514 (Mar. 2020), 2567 (Mar. 2021), 2625 (Mar. 2022).

Under the direct supervision of OIC Air Operations Rumbek , the UN Volunteer will:

• Receive AURs for aircraft based in Rumbek and check that the applicable accompanying documents such as fuel slip, passenger & cargo manifests and ATOs are attached and process them daily in both lotus notes database and AIMS. • Liaise with the planners in Rumbek to ensure that all flights are planned and validated in AIMS. • Coordinate with the FAO in Rumbek to solve any problems that the aircrew may encounter in their accommodation, meals, and transportation. • Liaise with the air carrier site manager based in Rumbek to ensure that all UNOE allocated to the crews are returned upon the termination/end of the carrier’s contract. • Coordinate with Camp Management and Cafeteria in Rumbek to provide and accommodation and meals for the crew who remain over in Rumbek. • Coordinate with the air carrier in Bor and Accommodation Management Unit (ACM) to ensure that the crews accommodation meet acceptable standards. • Monitor and check technical compliance of LOA’s and commercial contracts base in Bor in relation with aircraft maintenance. • Monitor maintenance of all aircraft based in Rumbek and ensure that they are airworthy before tasking. • Receive and approve aircraft maintenance and ground engine run requests. • Release aircraft to service for Mission tasking after scheduled/unscheduled maintenance. • Provide Flight Information Services as per established MOU with Government of South Sudan as directed by the OIC Air Ops Rumbek.

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to:

• Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for in-stance in events that mark International Volunteer Day); • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country; • Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities; • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.; • Assist with the UNV Buddy Program for newly-arrived UN Volunteers; • Promote capacity development activities and transfer of skills to national personnel during the assignment; • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.

• Integrity and professionalism • Accountability • Planning, effective organizational and problem-solving skills • Teamwork and respect for diversity • Communication • Commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which includes solidarity, compassion, reciprocity, and self-reliance; and commitment towards the UN core values.

the Aviation industry,

Air Traffic Control certificate is required.

Proven training in the Aviation Industry is required.

Flight Dispatch certificate, Cabin Crew certificate and Flight Operations Certificate are desirable.

Solid computer skills, including full proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word etc.)

Living conditions vary between UNMISS duty stations. Each duty station where UNMISS has a field presence has basic residential camp facilities, which includes running water and electricity. Candidates should be aware that accommodation may be austere with the possibility of water shortages and power blackouts. As the accommodation situation improves single unit accommodation, with an attached ablution, should become available in all locations. Hard wall accommodation is available in Juba.

All UNMISS duty stations apart from Entebbe, Uganda are considered non - family duty stations. The security level of UNMISS duty stations is classified by the UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) who will brief on arrival. A number of locations in South Sudan are prone to conflict.

Primary health care services (preventive and curative) are provided in 11 United Nations Owned Equipment (UNOE) Level-I clinics, 21 Contingent Owned Equipment (COE) Level-I clinics, 4 COE Level-II medical facilities within the mission area and the establishment of contractual agreements for Level-III and Level-IIII care outside the mission area. The 4 Level-II facilities available in Juba, Bor, Malakal and Wau, run by the Troop Contributing Countries (TCC), take referrals from the Level-I clinics and provide hospital-based care.

The climate is tropical with a rainy season in many areas, which should normally span from around April to October. Ability to live and work in difficult and harsh conditions is essential

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