189-3 Flight Procedures Design Expert (Prospective Post)

Field Projects
ICAO Duty Station
ABW Post Reference

Qualifications Requirements:

1.  University degree or equivalent qualifications and experience in the air navigation.

2.  Minimum ten years experience at increasing levels of responsibility and leading to supervisory level in Air Navigation Services (ANS) and flight procedure design in large government, in an international organization or in aviation industry.

3.  Experience in aviation operations as a pilot, navigator or air traffic controller.

4.  Satisfactory completion of an approved PANS OPS flight procedures design courses and an advanced courses on PANS OPS flight procedures design (PBN, RNAV, SBAS, GBAS, etc.) at a specialized international school.

5.  Knowledge in the aeronautical information conceptual and exchange model (AICM/AIXM), automation, digital terrain model (DTM), geographic information systems and cartography.

6.  Experience in the use of flight procedure designer software during the flight procedure design process.

7.  Experience in providing flight procedures design training.

8.  Knowledge in quality systems and flight procedure design software.

9.  Experience in participating in the work of International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and quality assurance.

10. Thorough knowledge of ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) and Procedures for Air Navigation Services (PANS).

11. Ability to write clearly and concisely detailed technical and specialized reports and to make verbal presentations.

12.  Ability to develop clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies.  Identify priorities and adjust as required.

13.  Good command of oral and written English, French or Spanish is essential.


1.  Judgement/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.  Design and validate the flight procedures of all airports and ATS routes in the country, according to ICAO specifications.

2.  Review, verify, maintain and make sure that the flight procedure is ready for the final approval.

3.  Guarantee a quality assurance in the flight procedure design.

4.  Provide training of the flight procedure designer staff and elaborate all necessary documentation and guidance materials.

5.  Introduce and implement PNB according to ICAO specifications and taking into consideration national and regional plans.

6.  Maintain a well structured database for obstacles assessment.

7.  Provide on-the-job training.

8.  Perform other related duties as assigned.


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