Internship - Facilitation
Application deadline 8 months ago: Monday 23 May 2022 at 23:59 UTCOpen application form
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Org. Setting and Reporting The Facilitation (FAL) Section, Aviation Security and Facilitation, Air Transport Bureau, is one of the four sections charged with delivering results with respect to ICAO’s Strategic Objective – Security and Facilitation. Its primary responsibility is to develop and update Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) related to the facilitation of the international air transport system, found in Annex 9 — Facilitation.
The Section manages and oversees the work programme of the Facilitation Panel (FALP) and their respective working groups, and leads the Facilitation Division. The Section is also responsible for activities related to the ICAO Traveller Identification Programme (ICAO TRIP) Strategy, which includes the development of specifications for Machine Readable Travel Documents (MRTDs), published as Document 9303, the work programme of the Technical Advisory Group on Traveller Identification Programme (TAG/TRIP formerly TAG/MRTD) and its working groups, and the operation of the Public Key Directory (PKD). It provides support to the Assembly, Council, Air Transport Committee (ATC) and the PKD Board. The Section is also responsible for providing assistance to States in implementing Annex 9 SARPs, and oversees the respective States’ compliance.
The incumbent reports directly to the Chief, Facilitation Section, from whom s/he seeks advice and guidance on complex technical and managerial issues.
Responsibilities Under the supervision of the Chief Facilitation (C/FAL), the intern will be expected to:
- Maintain and update presentation materials and documents for the Traveler Identification Programme (TRIP) and PKD program, including all related aspects of Annex 9 – Facilitation.
- Support the monitoring and recording of State Letter responses including the production of reports and analyses.
- Support the monitoring of developments in traveler identification, including government policies, regulations and practices, and activities of related international organizations and entities.
- Perform follow-up tasks related to decisions taken at the 41st ICAO Assembly, including the preparation of reports to the Council with a focus on agreements and joint working with international organizations and entities.
- Support the development and approval of agreements (MOUs/MOCs) with TRIP-related and facilitation-related international organizations and entities (external parties).
- Support the development and implementation of joint action plans (e.g. roadmaps) related to MOUs/MOCs with international organizations and entities.
- Support the promotion and communication related to such MOUs/MOCs.
- Support the monitoring and recording of the implementation of MOUs/MOCs and their associated joint action plans, including the production of reports, analyses and presentation materials.
- Provide technical support in drafting working papers, reports, briefing material, PowerPoint presentations for ICAO governing bodies, Panel working groups, and the 41st ICAO Assembly.
- Provide technical support in the planning, organizing and delivery of States' assistance projects, seminars, workshops and training aimed at assisting Member States build capacity, and implementation of Annex 9 provisions, including recommendations emanating from the HLCC 2021 and Symposium on Assistance to Aircraft Accident Victims and their families.
Develop, improve and maintain, as required FAL Sections websites and secure portals, including electronic records database for FALP working groups, States national facilitation focal points, including analysis of EFOD data on differences filed by States in the EFOD system.
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, security, international relations, or other related study.
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.
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