189-3 Flight Safety Expert (Prospective Post)

Field Projects
ICAO Duty Station
ABW Post Reference

Qualifications Requirements:

1.  Considerable flight crew experience, preferably as pilot-in-command, on large heavy jet modern aircraft and experience as a flight check or training captain or as a government flight examiner/Inspector would be particularly useful.

2.  Management or supervisory experience in a substantial airline or with a government department of civil aviation, directly associated with the preparation and responsibility for implementation of rules, regulations, operating manuals and flight and ground procedures deemed necessary for flight safety, inspection and certification.

3.  Knowledge of legal responsibilities and administrative procedures for the issuance of documents under state of registry approval relating to supervision of flight operations.

4.  Knowledge of the requirements for personnel training, licensing, rating and maintenance of competency of flight and ground crews concerned with flight operations and with aircraft inspection and airworthiness certification requirements.

5.  Experience in the preparation, approval and use of operations manuals and other flight documentation.

6.  A general knowledge of accident investigation procedures and some experience in such investigations.

7.  Familiarity with normal procedures for the submission of applications for air operator's certificates and permits, including non-scheduled, and their assessment and issuance of  withdrawal.

8.  Awareness of ICAO Flight Safety Oversight Programme and appropriate documentation and procedural requirements.

9. A 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. Review and update the existing flight safety regulations and recommend necessary changes.

2.  Amalgamation and review of the latest applicable and related ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) and recommend the necessary changes to the existing civil aviation safety regulations.

3.  Assist in the review and improvement of industry practice and recommend the necessary changes as appropriate to the existing regulations.

4.  Assist DGCA in the development and upgrading of the applicable safety programmes.

5.  Assist in the preparation of a plan for the correction of deficiencies in the aviation safety based on the findings reported by international bodies such as ICAO Universal Safety Oversight Programme Audit.

6.  Assist in the improvement of safety programmes and regulations applicable to accident investigations.

7.  Identify and describe the deficiencies on the application of the existing regulations and suggests the necessary changes to ensure maximum effectiveness.

8.  Conduct training and workshops on the existing civil aviation safety regulations and any newly recommended changes and updates.

9.  Provide the necessary advice and consultations related to civil aviation safety regulations and their application.

10. Prepare the technical information circulars and guidance documents related to civil aviation safety regulations.

11. Perform other related duties as may be required.


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