189-7 Air Law Expert For Development of Civil Aviation (Prospective Post)

Field Projects
ICAO Duty Station
ABW Post Reference

Qualifications Requirements:

1.  University degree in law with specialization and advanced qualification in air law.

2.  At least ten years experience at senior level in a national civil aviation organization legal department, an airline or similar aviation-related organization.

3.  At least three years specific experience in the drafting of basic enabling legislation for a civil aviation organization in the areas of personnel licensing, flight operations approval and surveillance and continuing airworthiness.

4.  Experience in the review of detailed regulations relating to personnel licensing, flight operations and continuing airworthiness.

5.  Familiarity with ICAO Annexes, Conventions and related acts.

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.  Study the existing basic aviation law, the air navigation acts and any other existing basic aviation legislation in force.

2.  Advise and assist the counterparts in amending the basic aviation legislation so as to clearly and explicitly provide for the establishment of a State civil aviation organization (a department of civil aviation or a civil aviation authority), clearly state the functions and responsibilities of such an organization.

3.  Advise and assist in the establishment of a library of relevant air legislation documents including ICAO documentation.

4.  Provide on-the-job training for the national counterpart personnel in the above duties.

5.  Perform other related duties as may be required.


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