189-2 CNS/Communications and Navigation Systems Expert (Prospective Post)

Field Projects
ICAO Duty Station
ABW Post Reference

Qualifications Requirements:

1.  University degree in electronics engineering or equivalent academic and technical qualifications.

2.  A minimum of ten years professional experience in the planning, design, installation and evaluation of aeronautical telecommunications (Aerocom) systems and navigational aids for aerodromes (HF, VHF/UHF, NDB, VOR, DVOR, DME, ILS), including three years practical experience as a supervisor of technical personnel on field work.

3.  Experience with the site planning and configuration of COM/NAVAIDS facilities and equipment.

4.  Knowledge of aircraft operational characteristics, ATC and related airport operations.

5.  Experience with quality control/compliance reviews of COM/NAVAIDS installation and with equipment/facilities commissioning.

6.  In-depth knowledge of related ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) and other guidance material.

7.  In-depth experience with review of COM/NAVAIDS tender documentation and recommendation for selection of suppliers and equipment.

8.  Experience in the development/evaluation of airport master plans desirable.

9.  Experience with ICAO technical co-operation in developing countries desirable.

10. 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.  Formulation of national objectives, plans, policies, programmes and procedures concerning installation. construction and maintenance of CNS equipment and facilities.

2.  Development of total installation work programme to meet the country's requirements and assignments of approved programme for accomplishments.

3.  Monitor and control the scheduling of the requirements for acquisition, construction, and dismantling or relocation of equipment and related structure in accordance with validated requirements, and manage the in-transit material for construction and installation.

4.  Analyze financial and physical progress against established goals and provide reports.

5.  Prepare procurement specifications for use in the production and procurement of equipment for the country's airspace system.

6. Prepare detailed engineering specifications for the production and procurement of equipment approved for inclusion in the airspace system.

7.  Develop and recommend the total installation work programme to meet the requirements and assigns approved programmes for accomplishment.

8.  Maintain capability to:  estimate life cycle costs; predict, review, assess, and monitor systems development, engineering, design, demonstration, test, production, operation, and support; assess schedules and performance experience against predictions and provide such assessments for consideration by top management officials at key decision points; make new determination where significant schedule or performance variance occur.

9. Review system plans in such programmes from a technical and planning viewpoint to help resolve problems arising from conditions peculiar to the country or locality involved; as assigned, provide for equipment acquisition and shipment and determine feasibility of diversion of needed equipment, with later replacements from planned national programmes.

10. Conduct engineering analysis of commissioned field air navigation system/facility operations to identify significant problems or trends, prepare technical reports of nature and scope of these problems or trends, the anticipated impact, and provide engineering analysis and recommendations for corrective action.

11. Provide technical maintenance instructions and standards for the airway facilities by equipment and system type; develop standards for content and format of technical handbooks, manuals, and related documents necessary for effective and efficient maintenance of the airways facilities.

12. Provide the engineering effort for, and authorize the modification of subsystems and component equipment to ensure compliance with prescribed standards and to effect needed improvement in maintainability and personal safety.

13. Develop maintenance standards and validate maintenance requirements for field maintenance programme.

14. Review and validate maintenance technical requirements for airways facilities field programme to ensure conformance with DGCA’s standards; develop and monitor the accomplishment of the DGCA Technical Inspection Programme.

15. Develop technical standards for maintenance and certification of airways facilities, systems and equipment.

16. Perform other related duties as may be required.


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