Internship – ATB/ASF
Application deadline 4 months ago: Wednesday 27 Jul 2022 at 23:59 UTCOpen application form
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Org. Setting and Reporting This position is situated in Aviation Security and Facilitation (ASF) within the ICAO Air Transport Bureau (ATB).
ASF carries out activities under the ICAO Strategic Objective Security and Facilitation and is responsible for the development and maintenance of standards and recommended practices of Annex 17 – Aviation Security and Annex 9 – Facilitation, and associated plans, guidance and training material, for providing advice and assistance to States on their implementation and for managing the ICAO Universal Security Audit Programme Continuous Monitoring Approach (USAP-CMA) which is aimed at ensuring the effective implementation by States of security related Standards of these Annexes.
ASF provides support to ICAO governing bodies: Assembly Executive Committee, Council, Aviation Security Committee, Air Transport Committee, Air Navigation Commission, Ad-Hoc Coordination Committee on Cybersecurity and other internal and external entities and their working groups, including the International Explosive Technical Commission, the Aviation Security Panel, the Cybersecurity Panel and the Facilitation Panel.
ASF establishes and manages the relations and formal agreements with other UN Agencies and international and regional organizations in the fields of aviation security, border management and security, cybersecurity, counter terrorism and transnational criminality. It participates to the UN Global Counter Terrorism Compact and its working groups, supports the implementation of relevant UN Security Council Resolutions and prepares the ICAO Secretary General reports to the UN Security Council Counter Terrorism Committee.
The primary focus of this internship is on developing outreach, increasing ICAO visibility and improving coordination with UN entities, international and regional organizations, in relation to ASF fields of activity.
The incumbent reports directly to the Deputy Director, Aviation Security and Facilitation, from whom s/he seeks advice and guidance on complex technical and managerial issues.
Responsibilities Under the supervision of the Deputy Director, Aviation Security and Facilitation, and in coordination with the Chief, Aviation Security Policy Section and the Technical Officer, Aviation Security in charge of UN coordination, the intern will:
- Inventory the UN entities, international and regional organizations, in the fields of aviation security, border management and security, cybersecurity, counter terrorism and transnational criminality, their mandates, objectives and work programmes;
- Inventory all existing written agreements between ICAO and those entities, assess their relevance, their validity and the need for amendments, updates or new agreements;
- Establish a tentative schedule of bilateral meetings, as defined in the existing agreements and to be suggested for those which are not formalized;
- Develop an outreach strategy to increase ASF visibility;
- Identify events relevant to Aviation Security and Facilitation, organized by those entities;
- Support the development of keynote addresses, speeches and presentations for those events;
- Support the post-event follow-up activities, including the summary of events and contribution to the reporting to relevant ICAO bodies and external parties;
- Support the development of documentation and presentations related to ASF’s work;
- Provide content for the websites associated to ICAO’s work on Aviation Security;
- Draft replies to enquiries related to ASF’s work; and
Perform other related duties
Education At the time of application, candidates are required to have completed or be enrolled in a graduate degree programme (second-level university degree or higher) in a field of study related to aviation, international relations, security, political science, international law or other related fields.
Applicants pursuing studies in countries where higher education is not divided into undergraduate and graduate stages should have completed at least four years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent institution towards the completion of a degree.
Work Experience No working experience is required to apply for the United Nations Internship Programme. Your training, education, advance course work or skills should benefit the United Nations during your internship.
Languages Essential requirements: Fluent reading, writing and speaking abilities in English.
Desirable requirements: A working knowledge of a second language of the Organization (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, or Spanish).
Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
Special Notice Interns are not paid. All costs related to travel, insurance, accommodation, and living expenses must be borne by the intern.
The duration of the internship is between two to six months. The intern is expected to work five days a week, on a full-time basis.
Interns shall not be eligible to be engaged in any other form of employment within ICAO during the period of internship and shall not be eligible to apply for or be appointed to any post in the Secretariat or be contracted for any other remunerated employment with ICAO for the six months immediately following the end of their internship.
United Nations Considerations In accordance with ICAO Staff Regulations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Due regard shall be paid to the importance of recruiting staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible and ensuring equal gender representation. Subject to the foregoing, selection of staff members shall be made without distinction as to race, sex or religion, nor shall there be any discrimination on account of any disability of a candidate who meets the qualifications required to perform the tasks. Unless otherwise permitted under the ICAO Staff Regulations, appointment and promotion of staff members shall be made on a competitive basis.
Candidates will not be considered for employment with ICAO 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.
Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
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 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 in Inspira will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.
No Fee ICAO does NOT charge any fees or request money from candidates at any stage of the recruitment process, nor does it concern itself with bank account details of applicants. Requests of this nature allegedly made on behalf of ICAO are fraudulent and should be disregarded.