International Civil Aviation Organization Regional Officer - Air Traffic Management and Search and Rescue Jobs in Kenya

International Civil Aviation Organization Regional Officer - Air Traffic Management and Search and Rescue Jobs in Kenya

Org. Setting and Reporting

  • The Regional Office is primarily responsible for maintaining continuous liaison with the States to which it is accredited and with appropriate organization, regional civil aviation bodies and United Nations (UN) Agencies and programmes. The Regional office ensures interregional coordination and promotes the timely and harmonized implementation of ICAO Strategic Objectives, policies and decisions.

  • Within this framework, the Regional Officer, Air Traffic Management and Search and Rescue (RO/ATM/SAR) deals with and is accountable for the work assigned to her/him pertaining to air traffic management (ATM), search and rescue (SAR) in the Eastern and Southern Africa Region. S/he works under the supervision of the Deputy Regional Director.

  • The incumbent reports directly to the Deputy Regional Director with whom s/he consults on complex technical issues.


    Function 1 (incl. Expected results)
    Assists in the development of an integrated ATM system and the optimization of regional airspace, achieving results such as:

  • Implement a performance-based approach to regional planning and implementation of the Aviation System Block Upgrades (ASBUs) in close coordination with other air navigation fields within the ICAO Secretariat.

  • Promote and manage the implementation of the relevant ASBU elements within the ANP framework.

  • Provide technical input to the ICAO HQ on the progress of the regional implementation of the Global Air Navigation Plan (GANP) initiatives and relevant ASBU elements for consideration in future editions of the GANP and the ASBU framework.

  • Provide guidance and support to the formulation and processing of proposals for amendment to the Africa-Indian Ocean Region (AFI) SUPPs and ANP to ensure their currency and accuracy as well as alignment with established ICAO policies, decisions and provisions.

  • Support efficient and effective implementation of regional ATM/SAR requirements in the AFI SUPPs and ANP, and provide support to States in eliminating air navigation deficiencies.

    Function 2 (incl. Expected results)
    Provides support to facilitate the implementation of ATM/SAR requirements in Annexes and PANS, achieving results such as:

  • Keep abreast of all amendments to Annexes and PANS related to ATM/SAR and identify specific needs for rollout activities in close coordination with the technical officers and Sections concerned in the ICAO HQ.

  • Monitor the status of implementation of ATM/SAR requirements and provide technical guidance and advice to States, through correspondence, missions and meetings, and assist States in improving the effective implementation of ATM/SAR requirements.

  • Facilitate inter-State coordination for large-scale programmes such as ATS route network, air traffic flow management (ATFM), reduced separation minima and ATS data link implementation.

    Function 3 (incl. Expected results)
    Implements the ICAO Regional Office Work Programme in the technical/operational field as directed, achieving results such as:

  • Keep abreast of current civil aviation developments, including relevant activities of IATA, IFALPA, EUROCONTROL, CANSO, ISO and other international organizations and individual States.

  • Keep abreast of proposals for amendment to SUPPs and ANP originating from other Regions and assess relevant information.

  • Analyse States’ needs/problems in the ATM/SAR field and propose solutions, including ICAO actions if necessary.

  • Organize, facilitate and support seminars and workshops aimed at developing capacity or addressing specific challenges.

  • Prepare working papers, reports, briefs, and correspondence on technical/operational aspects of civil aviation.

  • Identify technical cooperation opportunities and propose initiation of projects in the area of ATM/SAR and information management (IM).

  • Contribute to the development of material that supports operational implementation of new ATM, SAR and IM systems.

    Function 4 (incl. Expected results)-
    Manages regional databases and reference documentation, achieving results such as:

  • Update databases of air navigation deficiencies and State and ANSP representatives.

  • Follow up on States’ resolution of unsatisfactory condition reports/incident investigations and update related data to enable airspace safety assessments.

  • Keep up-to-date reference documents such as aeronautical information publications (AIPs) and charts.

    Function 5 (incl. Expected results)
    Provides support to the ICAO Universal Safety Oversight Audit Programme Continuous Monitoring Approach (USOAP-CMA) and participates
    in other ICAO safety-related activities, achieving results such as:

  • Provide guidance and assistance to States in enhancing their safety oversight capabilities in the area of ATM/SAR.

  • Provide guidance and assistance to States in the development, update and implementation of Corrective Action Plans (CAPs) to address findings identified through USOAP-CMA activities.

  • Participate in, as required, audits and ICAO Coordinated Validation Missions (ICVMs) and Regional Office Safety Team (ROST) missions, subject to successful completion of USOAP CMA training.

  • Performs other related duties, as assigned.


  • Professionalism: Familiarity with activities concerning ATM-related research, development, trials and demonstrations in progress in ICAO Regions. Familiarity with civil aviation issues in the ESAF Regions and the work of other related international organizations. Familiarity with ICAO publications related to safety management, aircraft operations and airworthiness.

  • Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style, and format to match the audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

  • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

  • Planning and Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

  • Leadership: Serves as a role model that other people want to follow; empowers others to translate vision into results; is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives; establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support; anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions; drives for change and improvement; does not accept the status quo; shows the courage to take unpopular stands.


  • A first level university degree in aviation-related field or in a related field. A technical qualification in aviation such as an Air Traffic Control License (ATC) may be accepted in lieu of the first-level university degree.

    Work Experience

  • A minimum of 6 years of experience as a qualified air traffic controller (minimum area control rating) is required.

  • Experience in the planning, implementation and operation of advanced ATM systems and procedures, with an emphasis on airspace management, safety assessment, collaborative decision making (CDM), air traffic flow management (ATFM) and ATS data link is required.

  • Experience in participating in or providing service to international meetings is required.

  • Experience working within a large aviation-related international organization is desirable.

  • Experience as an ANS inspector or ICAO auditor is desirable.

  • Experience in the area of information management (IM) is desirable.

  • Experience in managing technical groups, symposia, workshops and seminar, etc is desirable.

  • Experience in negotiating with government authorities is Desirable.



  • Fluent reading, writing and speaking abilities in English.


  • A working knowledge of any other language of the Organization (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish).

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; International Civil Aviation Organization Regional Officer - Air Traffic Management and Search and Rescue Jobs in Kenya

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