189-3 Flight Operations Expert (Prospective Post)

Field Projects
ICAO Duty Station
ABW Post Reference

Qualifications Requirements:

1.  At least 15 years extensive experience at a senior level in a civil aviation administration, airline or similar aviation-related organization, with substantial practical experience at a management level.

2.  Current airline transport pilot license (ATPL) and experience on modern heavy jet aircraft.

3.  Familiarity with ICAO provisions and other common national/multinational regulations relating to flight operations.

4.  Experience in the procedures for granting air operator certificates and the subsequent regular surveillance of operators.

5.  Experience in liaising with outside agencies to whom some tasks concerning operational surveillance may be contracted.

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.


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

1.  Review and revise detailed regulations concerning the operational certification and surveillance of operators.

2.  Establish and oversee the initial operation of a Flight Operations Department, including:

     a) the issuance of air operators certificates to operators;

     b) the regular operational surveillance of certificated operators;

     c) the approval of operational procedures, manuals and equipment for carriage on board aircraft; and

     d) the development of written procedures which will ensure that inspections are carried out in a uniform manner.

3.  Provide guidance and on-the-job training in the above duties to national counterparts.

4.  Perform other related duties as may be required.


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