189-11 Fire and Rescue Training Officer (Prospective Post)

Field Projects
ICAO Duty Station
ABW Post Reference

Qualifications Requirements:

1.  Ten years training and experience in matters of fire prevention and protection including:

     a) experience in the planning and management of the fire and rescue activities of a major aerodrome; and

     b) considerable first hand practical experience, some of it in a supervisory capacity as a member of a fire rescue department, at an aerodrome requiring 24-hour services.

2.  Knowledge of instructional techniques used in this field, audio-visual aids, practical lecturing experience, and on-the-job training experience.

3.  Ability to plan, organize, and give training courses at different levels on a variety of fire rescue equipment and circumstances.

4.  Knowledge of chemicals used and their fire suppression or retardant capabilities; knowledge of various pumping equipment; up-to-date knowledge of the structural design of modem civil aircraft particularly of emergency exits, evacuation equipment, and forcible entry areas.

5.  Ability to carry out surveys of fire rescue services at aerodromes and to write technical reports about them.

6.  Awareness of relevant ICAO documentation and procedural requirements.

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

8.  Initiative, tact, sound judgement and the ability to foster and maintain harmonious working relationships.


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.  Act as principal adviser to the chief of fire and rescue services for all fire and rescue services training requirements/needs.

2.  Travel to airports to evaluate and assist in airport training progress/needs.

3.  Develop and implement on-the-job training programmes for fire and rescue services.

4.  Assist in the planning, implementation and evaluation of national instructor training.

5.  Assist in the development and implementation of up-to-date instructional techniques.

6.  Assist in the formulation of policies relating to the performance of staff and trainees.

7.  Assist in the planning and evaluation of all in-country as well as out-of-country formal training within the field of fire and rescue services.

8.  Perform other related duties as may be required.


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