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UN MINUSMA - United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali

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This is a P-2 contract. This kind of contract is known as Professional and Director staff. It is normally internationally recruited only. It's a staff contract. It usually requires 2 years of experience, depending on education.


The salary for this job should be between 57,661 USD and 78,318 USD.

Salary for a P-2 contract in Tombouctou

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Org. Setting and Reporting This position is located within the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). The Associate Air Operations Officer will be based in Tombouctou. The Associate Air Operations Officer reports to the Chief Air Region.

Responsibilities Within delegated authority, the Associate Air Operations Officer will carry out the following duties:

  • Supports the Mission's requirements with operational, logistical and general support tasks and, as such, is responsible for the planning, coordination, monitoring and execution of all activities/projects/services related to air operations. The operational tasks often involve the deployment of troops/military observers and UN personnel, verification, reconnaissance, close air support and monitoring missions, as well as "Search and Rescue" operations if required by an operational situation or requested by a host country. The logistical tasks include support to military operations and MEDEVAC/CASEVAC missions, as well as food, fuel and cargo resupply to military contingents and UN hubs, transportation of UN and authorized non-UN personnel, airlift of contingents and their equipment during deployment/rotation/withdrawal phase, intermission flight tasks. The Aviation Section in MINUSMA also liaises with the governmental interlocutors, UN agencies, international organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and companies contracted by the United Nations. The Aviation works closely with the Mission's senior leadership and supports a range of politically-related and VIP requirements. Please note that the United Nations Aviation does not own aircraft and operates with the civilian air assets contracted by the United Nations under the "Long Term Aircraft Charter Agreement" and military air assets provided by the Troops Contributing Countries under the "Letter of Assist".
  • Supervises the Current Operations Cell which includes the Flight Following and Duty Officers.
  • Develops Air Tasking Orders/flight schedules, monitors aircraft utilization, liaises with relevant aviation authorities for the coordination of flight clearances, oversees and documents flying hours incurred by the Mission aircraft and produces the Monthly Aviation Report for the submission to the Air Transport Section/UNHQ.
  • Provides the situation briefings to aircrew members.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of the Mission Aviation Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and ensures compliance with the regulations and Aeronautical Information Publications (AIPs) of the host nation CAA, ICAO Annex 6 to the Chicago Convention on International Civil Aviation, Company Operations Manual, Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) Aviation Manual and guidelines stipulated in the Department of Field Support (DFS) Aviation Safety Program.
  • Liaises with concerned authorities in the host country within the framework of the assigned duties.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

    Competencies Professionalism: Advanced technical qualifications, including authoritative knowledge and wide exposure to the full range of air operations and aviation safety issues; recognized expertise in the field; ability to comprehend and reconcile the diverse features of air operations; proven analytical and evaluative skills; ability to work independently. 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; Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

Planning and 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.

Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; Delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; Operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; Supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; Takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.

Education Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in Aviation Management, Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering, Air Transportation Management or Air Traffic Control, or graduations from equivalent military establishment, is required. Training as an Air Crew, or Aeronautical Engineer, or Air Traffic Controller, or Flight Dispatcher qualification, or equal military certification is desriable. A first level university degree with a relevant combination of education, professional training, certification in air transport, and 2 additional years of work experience in air transportation-related occupation, may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience At least 2 years of progressively responsible experience in air transportation operations or aviation safety on position directly related to the coordination of air transport operations in the national or international environment is required. Experience in managing air operations/transportation of international, peacekeeping, field or military nature is required. Managerial experience in air charter agreements is desirable. Knowledge of UN financial rules and regulations is desirable.

Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of French language is desirable.

Assessment Previously rostered candidates are not subject to any further assessment and as such, will not be invited for such an assessment.

Special Notice This "Recruit from Roster" job opening is only open to roster applicants who are already placed on pre-approved rosters, following a review by a United Nations Central Review Body. Only roster applicants who were placed on rosters with similar functions at the same level are considered to be eligible candidates. Eligible applicants receive an email inviting them to apply. Rostered applicants are encouraged to apply only if they are interested and available to take up the position at the duty station/s specified in the Job Opening. Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer, if selected.

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.

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.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.


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