189-11 Rescue and Fire Fighting Expert (Prospective Post)

Field Projects
ICAO Duty Station
ABW Post Reference

Qualifications Requirements:

1.  Professional qualification in fire fighting and in airport fire and rescue.

2.  Ten years experience as airport fireman, including five years as shift leader or supervisor.

3.  Experience in on-the-job training of firemen and in conduct of exercises.

4.  Familiarity with airport fire and rescue vehicle maintenance and upkeep, as well as with their supply of extinguishing agents and supplies.

5.  Familiar with ICAO Annex 14 requirements on fire and rescue.

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.


1.  Act as an airport rescue and fire fighting shift leader.

2.  Ensure that vehicles are well maintained and adequately supplied with water and extinguishing agents in readiness for any emergencies.

3.  Ensure that fire fighting personnel are kept fit, well trained and equipped to respond promptly to any emergency.

4.  Ensure that relevant procedures and instructions are understood and adhered to.

5.  Maintain constant watch over the airport and activate contacts as needed with other units, services and authorities as appropriate in case of emergencies.

6.  Provide on-the-job training to counterparts.

7.  Perform other related duties as may be required.


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