UN World Food Programme Aviation Officer Jobs in Nigeria

UN World Food Programme Aviation Officer Jobs in Nigeria


About WFP

  • The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.

    Standard Minimum Qualifications

  • Education: Advanced University degree in Aeronautics, Aviation Engineering, Airport Management or other relevant field, or First University degree with additional years of relevant work experience and/or training/courses. Holds or has held a Commercial Pilot License, Air Traffic Control License or Flight Operations Officer License (or equivalent), Aeronautical Engineer or Maintenance Engineer License.

  • Experience: 3 or more years of postgraduate professional experience in relevant field.

  • Language: International Professional: Fluency (level C) in English language. Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or WFP’s working language, Portuguese.

  • National Professional: Fluency (level C) in English language and the duty station’s language, if different.

    Organizational Context

  • The job holder will report to a more senior Aviation Officer. Job holder is likely to be involved in more complex and specialized analysis requirements and will be expected to operate with a high degree of independence. Job holder may supervise junior staff to ensure that aviation operations and project objectives are achieved in accordance with appropriate operational risk management process.

    Job Purpose

  • Contribute to daily planning and coordination of global aviation initiatives or day-to-day aviation operations to ensure that operations and objectives are achieved safely, at optimum value and in full.

    Key Accountabilities

  • Contribute to the planning and coordination or activities relating to the safe execution of aviation operations in accordance with WFP and UN AVSTADS (Aviation Standards).

  • Support or manage aviation projects or operational activities applying standard processes, including the appropriate operational risk management processes, to contribute to effective humanitarian air transportation.

  • Provide technical advice to country office to ensure safe aviation operations are incorporated into local program planning and transport arrangements.

  • Collect and analyze a wide range of data from diverse sources through research and networking with colleagues to formulate and recommend actions to senior staff to improve performance of aviation activities and operations.

  • Participate in the on-going review of internal processes and procedures and identify ways to increase the day-to-day efficiencies.

  • Support regular financial analysis and budget reviews, drawing out insights and recommending actions to senior staff to optimize use of available funds.

  • Guide and supervise a limited number of junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with more complex analysis and queries.

  • Collate data and contribute to preparation of accurate and timely reporting, supporting a WFP-wide view of aviation activities that enables informed decision making and detailed reporting to donor representatives.

  • Support the capacity building of WFP staff and partners to safe aviation operations e.g. through the design and review of training materials.

  • Identify and build productive relationships with WFP colleagues and staff within the unit or area of assignment to align activities and enable a coordinated and coherent approach to humanitarian air transportation.

  • Follow emergency aviation preparedness practices to ensure WFP are able to quickly provide passenger services, relief supplies and emergency medical and security evacuations
    at the onset of a crisis.

  • Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet the required provision of service to the humanitarian community as needed.

  • Other as required.

    4Ps Core Organisational Capabilities

    Purpose

  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Helps teammates articulate WFP’s Strategic Objectives.

  • Be a force for positive change: Suggests potential improvements to team’s work processes to supervisor.

  • Make the mission inspiring to our team: Explains the impact of WFP activities in beneficiary communities to teammates.

  • Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Articulates how own unit’s responsibilities will serve WFP’s mission.

    People

  • Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Trains junior teammates on new skills and capabilities.

  • Create an inclusive culture: Seeks opportunities to work with people from different backgrounds.

  • Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Serves as a peer coach for colleagues in same area of work.

  • Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Tracks progress toward goals and shares this information on a regular basis with supervisor.

    Performance

  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Explores ways to consistently be more efficient and accurate in own areas of work and shares new methods of work with colleagues.

  • Focus on getting results: Focuses on getting results and tracks trends in completion rates for own tasks to identify opportunities for efficiency.

  • Make commitments and make good on commitments: Takes responsibility for own tasks and notifies supervisor as soon as possible of potential delays in meeting deadlines or commitments.

  • Be Decisive: Independently decides what action to take when faced with critical choices in the workplace or in dangerous situations in the field.

    Partnership

  • Connect and share across WFP units: Suggests opportunities for partnering with other units to supervisor.

  • Build strong external partnerships: Identifies opportunities to work with colleagues and partners in the field towards common goals.

  • Be politically agile & adaptable: Develops an understanding of the value of WFP’s teams and external partners in fulfilling team’s goals and objectives.

  • Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Aligns own activities with supervisor’s priorities to fulfill internal and external partner needs.

    Desired Experiences for Entry Into the Role

    • Experience in technical aircraft, flight operations, or air traffic management sectors.

    • Experience using aviation safety information systems to compile data and perform analyses on potential aviation risks.

    • Experience identifying Aviation Security threats.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; UN World Food Programme Aviation Officer Jobs in Nigeria


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