189-15 Civil Aviation Adviser (Prospective Post)

Field Projects
ICAO Duty Station
ABW Post Reference

Qualifications Requirements:

1.  University degree or equivalent professional qualifications in one or more of the major fields of civil aviation.

2.  Minimum of ten years experience with a civil aviation administration at managerial level, responsible for planning of national civil aviation development or equivalent professional experience.

3.  Substantial experience with multi-disciplinary policy and strategy formulation and planning in the civil aviation environment.

4.  Familiarity with major economic and technological trends in civil aviation such as: commercialization of civil aviation organizations and airports; economic liberalization; satellite technologies; ICAO CNS/ATM concepts; and harmonization of air safety regulations.

5.  Experience with civil aviation organization structuring and human resource planning and development, including manpower requirement assessments and planning of civil aviation training.

6.  Conversant with modern management principles and techniques as related to civil aviation management and the day-to-day operation of a civil aviation administration.

7.  Familiarity with the needs of developing States; proven organizational, administrative and managerial ability and proven ability to foster good working relationships with department of civil aviation staff.

8.  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.


May include some, or all, of the elements listed below in advising and assisting with:

1.  Prepare a work programme covering all aspects of the national project indicating the anticipated timing of tasks, preparation of working papers, presentations to the steering committee (where applicable) and production of the final plan documentation.

2.  In conjunction with the department of civil aviation, review the proposed outline for the plan, make revisions as necessary and confirm the outline with the steering committee.

3.  Define for all supporting technical experts and assigned national staff their precise duties and products.

4.  Coordinate all technical work on the project, prepare and review working papers in conjunction with the department of civil aviation counterpart prior to submission to the steering committee.

5.  Provide assistance and guidance to the department of civil aviation management and technical staff as necessary to enable them carry out work assigned to them.

6.  Carry out any technical functions for the preparation of the national plan that may be necessary to ensure proper progress towards a timely completion of the project and an acceptable product.

7.  Coordinate the preparation of sections of the final documentation for the plan and complete unfinished or missing sections, as may be necessary.

8.  Perform other related duties as may be required.


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