189-3 Dangerous Goods Expert (Prospective Post)

Field Projects
ICAO Duty Station
ABW Post Reference

Qualifications Requirements:

1.  Extensive management or supervisory experience with a civil aviation department, with responsibility for implementation of rules, regulations, operating manuals and flight and ground procedures deemed necessary for flight safety, inspection and certification.

2.  Detailed knowledge of the broad field of international airline management and operations with extensive experience in the transport of and dealing with dangerous goods.

3.  Sound knowledge of ICAO Annex 18 and Doc 9284--Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air.

4.  Experience as a dangerous goods instructor.

5.  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 honor 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.  Conduct an in depth desktop review of the national dangerous goods regulatory framework and regulations to determine their effectiveness and compliance with Annex 18 and the ICAO Technical Instructions.

2.  Conduct an in depth desktop review of the national dangerous goods handbook and determine the effectiveness of these policies and procedures to enable the government authority to meet it's dangerous goods safety oversight responsibilities as required by Annex 18, Technical Instructions and related guidance material.

3.  Provide a report on the findings of the review and recommendations to address any shortfalls identified.

4.  Deliver training on dangerous goods transportation to civil aviation authority inspectors.

5.  Perform other related duties as required.


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