189-7 Air Law Expert for Bilateral Agreements on Air Transp, (Prospective Post)

Field Projects
ICAO Duty Station
ABW Post Reference

Qualifications Requirements:

1.  University law degree with specialization in aviation legislation and at least three years practicing experience in aviation law.

2.  Familiarity with government machinery for establishing and administering air law and regulations.

3.  Familiarity with air transport agreements and international legal protocols, proceedings and recommendations, and with the preparation and negotiation with bilateral agreements. 

4.  Experience in the revision or drafting of laws, rules and regulations applicable to domestic and international air transport and their application within government in such matters as licenses and permits, powers of regulation over air transport, aircraft ownership and registration, responsibilities and duties of air operators, general safety requirements.

5.  Experience with development of national civil aviation master plan is highly desirable.

6.  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.


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

1.  Review existing aviation legislation and policies in the light of the government's international obligations and bilateral arrangements and advise on their national implications.

2.  Review and advise on legal and constitutional matters related to the development of air law, drafts, and statutes, for the government's civil aviation and their incorporation into national legislation.

3.  Develop an organization or system for the supervision and enforcement of air law and regulations, particularly for the licensing of personnel and of operators, and for operators' approval and certification of safety of flight and airworthiness.

4.  As far as possible propose organizational and human resources development plans in his/her area of expertise including cost estimates and training plans.

5.  Produce planning documentation for subsequent inclusion in the Civil Aviation Master Plan (CAMP).

6.  Perform other related duties as may be required.


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