MONUSCO - United Nations Organisation Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

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This is a P-3 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 5 years of experience, depending on education.


The salary for this job should be between 74,649 USD and 97,747 USD.

Salary for a P-3 contract in Goma

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Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO), duty station Goma. Goma is classified at "D" hardship and it is a non- family duty station. The Aviation Safety Officer will be based in Goma and reports to the Chief Aviation Safety Officer (CASO).


Within delegated authority, the Aviation Safety Officer will be responsible for the following duties: • Participates in the development and Implement the Mission Aviation Safety Programme (MASP). • Participates in the development of the Aviation Emergency Response Plan and ensure that it is communicated to all officials concerned. • Supports the coordination and organization of aviation safety drills and exercises required by the Mission Aviation Safety Programme (MASP). • Monitors the integration of Aviation Risk Management into UN aviation activities. • Develops quarterly Risk Assessment Indicators and analyze the level of safety of aviation activities within the Mission. • Conducts all Safety Assurance activities to include Monitor and Measuring the Safety Performance Indicators (SPI’s), Management of changes and continuous improvement. • Proposes the required corrective and preventive measures, develops aviation safety recommendations, and communicates them to the officials concerned. • Investigates aviation occurrences involving UN air assets and observed hazards related to aviation activities, compiles reports and analyzes statistical data. • Participates, as a UN representative, in the investigation of accidents and incidents involving UN air assets and equipment. • Identifies, analyzes, and monitors trends that may affect the safety of UN aviation activities. • Participates in initial aircraft inspections and participates in the performance evaluations of civilian air operators and military aviation units. • Conducts safety surveys of airfields and helicopter landing sites. • Maintains the aviation safety database and ensures that information is recorded in accordance with the established procedures and deadlines. • Monitors and reports to mission management DPKO/DFS Environmental and Waste Management policies are adopted in the areas of aviation operations. • Provides safety briefings to personnel involved in UN aviation activities. • Promotes aviation safety awareness within the field mission. • Organizes and conduct Mission Aviation Safety Council meetings. • Develops inputs for aviation safety budget. • Drafts safety bulletins, newsletters, and consolidated reports. • Coordinates with other UN agencies and host country civilian and military aviation authorities on the aviation safety matters. • Performs other related duties as required.


Professionalism: Expert knowledge in the technical field of aviation safety management and accident investigation and prevention; Ability to identify issues, formulate opinions, make conclusions and recommendations; Shows pride in work and in achievements; 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.


Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Air Transportation, Aviation Safety Management, Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering or Air Traffic Management or graduation from equivalent military educational establishment is required. A first level university degree with a relevant combination of education, professional training, certification in aviation safety, and two (2) additional years of work experience in air transportation related occupation, may be accepted in lieu of the advance university degree.

Job - Specific Qualification

Training and Certification in Safety Management is required. Training as Commercial Pilot or a Flight Operations Officer/Flight Dispatcher, or an Air Traffic Controller, or an Aeronautical/Maintenance Engineer, or an equivalent military qualification is required.

Work Experience

A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in air transportation, air traffic control operations, aviation safety or aviation engineering is required. At least one (1) year of experience in air transportation, air traffic control operations, aviation safety or aviation engineering at the international level is required. At least one (1) year experience as Aviation Safety Officer is required. Experience in the development, implementation, and management of Mission Aviation Safety Programs through the iaviationsafety platform is desirable. Experience in international operations in a post conflict environment is desirable. Experience as a Civil Aviation Inspector and familiar in the use of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards and recommended practices is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required; and knowledge of French is desirable.


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. Appointment or assignment against this position is for an initial period of one year. The appointment or assignment and renewal thereof are subject to the availability of the post or funds, budgetary approval or extension of the mandate. The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

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. By accepting a letter of appointment, staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General, who may assign them to any of the activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). Further, staff members in the Professional and higher category up to and including the D-2 level and the Field Service category are normally required to move periodically to discharge functions in different duty stations under conditions established in ST/AI/2023/3 on Mobility, as may be amended or revised. This condition of service applies to all position specific job openings and does not apply to temporary positions. Applicants are urged to carefully follow all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira, and to refer to the Applicant Guide by clicking on “Manuals” in the “Help” tile 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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