189-13 Air Transport Economic Analysis Expert (Prospective Post)

Field Projects
ICAO Duty Station
ABW Post Reference

Qualifications Requirements:

1.  University degree in economics.

2.  At least ten years governmental experience including policy submissions or decisions on such matters of major concern to a civil aviation or related directorates as:  setting up a civil aviation authority; regulation of air transport operations, route permits, rates, fares, business practices and competition; regulation of the air transport market and control of the economics of airports and route facilities; traffic studies and forecasting trends; and relationship of recurrent costs and user charges.

3.  Awareness of the relevant provisions of the Convention on International Civil Aviation and concerned annexes and other related ICAO documentation and procedural requirements.

4.  A good command of oral and written English, French or Spanish is essential.


1.  Judgment/decision–making: Proven ability to take ownership of all responsibilities and to honour commitments, to exercise mature judgment, to recognize key issues and analyze relevant information, to make feasible recommendations and to take sound decisions.

2.  Communication: Ability to write clearly and concisely and to present articulate verbal reports.

3.  Teamwork: Ability to work with colleagues to achieve the project goals and maintain harmonious working relationships in a multinational environment.

4.  Leadership, vision and management of performance: Demonstrated ability to plan and guide the work of a technical team in a multinational environment, to identified priorities and adjust them as required.

5.  Client Orientation: Ability to establish and maintain partnerships with external collaborators, to work and advocate effectively in a consensus-based system and to successfully manage and resolve conflict.

6.  Commitment to continuous learning: Willingness to keep abreast of new developments in professional field.

7.  Technological awareness: Ability to use contemporary office automation equipment, software, databases.


1.  Collect the necessary information and documentation on the present situation of airport infrastructure and services.

2.  Assess the current capacity and service level conditions of the main airport facilities and equipment: air side, passengers and cargo buildings, landside and access, complementary systems.

3.  Identify the necessary changes or remedial actions to improve the detected deficiencies, including the development requirements, vis-a-vis the compliance with the relevant ICAO SARPs, procedures and ANP.

4.  Analyze the statistical trend of the demand.

5.  Revise or propose the demand forecasting required for planning purposes and determine the planning horizon as per the demand.

6.  Study and propose the general options for airport development, submitting the relevant partial reports and draft plans to the consideration of the concerned authorities.

7.  Develop the selected option at the level of airport master plan, including the passenger building and determining the internal and external land use zones and necessary land.

8.  Examine in detail the role, organization, functions, responsibilities, staffing, financing and other relevant aspects of the present airport administration, with due regard to the aviation law, government policy, international responsibilities and institutional arrangements.

9.  Identify and evaluate problems which prevent the effective and efficient discharge of responsibilities.

10. Evaluate the financial situation of the civil aviation sub-sector with regard to the aeronautical and non aeronautical revenue and the investment, operating and maintenance costs involved.

11. Identify alternate arrangements in the status of the present organization which would best facilitate the achievement of the aims and objectives of an airport administration and the discharge of responsibilities emanating from the aviation law and the Convention on International Civil Aviation.

12. Taking into account the studies carried out, determine the feasibility of setting up an airport authority with the highest degree of autonomy.

13. Prepare a report to the civil aviation authority on the findings and recommendations resulting from the above.

14. Perform other related duties as may be required.


In accordance with the ICAO Technical Co-operation Bureau (TCB) grading system.