189-11 Wildlife Management Expert (Prospective Post)

Field Projects
ICAO Duty Station
ABW Post Reference

Qualifications Requirements:

1.  University degree in ornithology.

2.  Minimum ten years experience in airport bird hazard studies and in the preparation of a control programme.

3.  Extensive experience in the classification of birds as to potential hazards to aircraft operations, in environmental management and methods of dispersal.

4.  Awareness of appropriate ICAO documents.

5.  Ability to write concise report.

6.  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.  Review reports of studies (including, if necessary, contacts with the authors of such studies) related to future possible locations, with an incidence on the subject, namely, ''Terrestrial fauna'' and "Risk of aircraft collision with birds", the last one being available in English.

2.  Consider statistics of bird strikes occurred in the vicinity of the airport.

3.  Review of reports on related aircraft accidents/incidents and data on associated measures, including contracts with the accident investigation bureau and airport/air navigation authorities.

4.  Give preliminary opinion on the feasibility of developing an effective risk management plan or each potential location and, if possible, give preliminary evaluation of those risks.

5.  Assess the assumed risks of bird strike for the new airport against existing airports with similar conditions, including reference to the effectiveness of the management plans implemented in such comparable airports.

6.  Recommend further studies and data gathering, if necessary.

7.  Perform other related duties as may be required.


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