United Nations Deputy Director Jobs in South Sudan

United Nations Deputy Director Jobs in South Sudan

Org. Setting and Reporting

  • The Air Navigation Bureau (ANB) in ICAO is responsible for providing technical guidance to the Air Navigation Commission (ANC), the Council, and the Assembly. The Air Navigation Bureau provides technical expertise in aviation-related disciplines to States, industry and all elements of the Organization. The Bureau is also responsible for maintaining and implementing the Global Aviation Safety Plan (GASP) and Global Air Navigation Plan (GANP), including its aviation system block upgrades as well as producing yearly safety and air navigation status reports.


    Function 1 (incl. Expected results)

  • Oversees the Global Air Navigation Plan (GANP), its framework and timelines for the implementation of operational improvements that will lead to global and/or international harmonization in the community, achieving results such as:

    • Lead ICAO, States and industry in ensuring the continuity and harmonization among global Air Traffic Management (ATM) modernization programs.

    • Oversee the periodic update of the GANP, related SARPs and other documents.

    • Present periodic status reports to the ANC, Council and other bodies, as necessary.

    • Coordinate and support through Regional Offices the work of the Planning and Implementation Regional Groups (PIRGs), when required.

    • Manage and oversee the implementation of the regional reporting dashboards.

    • Ensure the effective coordination of activities within ANB, and allocate resources accordingly to support the work.

    Function 2 (incl. Expected results)

  • Oversees reporting of GANP outcomes, drawing lessons learned from field implementation reports from PIRGs/RASGs and USOAP to update the GANP and other ICAO documents, achieving results such as:

    • Prepare and present reports on implementation progress and associated environmental benefits to the ANC, Council and other stakeholders.

    • Inspire interregional harmonization planning.

    • Oversee the qualitative and quantitative information compiled in support of GANP implementation reporting.

    Function 3 (incl. Expected results)

  • Manages the Tactical Operations during crisis or urgent situations, such as industrial action, volcanic eruption or military action on short- or long-term basis, achieving results such as:

    • Negotiate flight information region (FIR) boundary and other disputes with delegations from the States concerned.

    • Manage the resources necessary to address both the tactical and strategic issues.

    • Lead and oversee the functioning of the crisis management centre in accordance with the crisis management procedural guidebook.

    Function 4 (incl. Expected results)

  • Galvanizes and takes the lead on Emerging Operations, such as Remotely Piloted Vehicles, Commercial Space Operations and Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) interference at all levels through collaboration with stakeholders, achieving results such as:

    • Maintain technological awareness of emerging operations.

    • Liaise and coordinate with peers and determine with the Director, which issues are most relevant to and require coordination with other United Nations agencies and lead coordination efforts.

    Function 5 (incl. Expected results)

  • Leads GANP operational improvements, achieving results such as:

    For Block 0 and Block 1 operational improvements:

    • Foster implementation through initiatives for each of the Basic Building Blocks.

    • Prepare and deliver technical advice and guidance, working closely with the relevant technical experts and sections.

    For Block 2 operational improvements:

    • Oversee the development of new SARPs, guidance and other supporting materials in support of Block 2 and ensure that such provisions are available by 2025.

    • Oversee and ensure coordination of relevant issues among ANB Sections.

    • Organize and direct a focus on air navigation priorities which will change and evolve.

    Function 6 (incl. Expected results)

  • In coordination with the Global Aviation Training Section, sets the direction for the work and outputs delivered in the area of air navigation training, achieving results such as:

    • Monitor the management of air navigation e-learning training courses.

    Function 7 (incl. Expected results)

  • Supports the Director in planning, coordinating and managing the activities of the Bureau, achieving results such as:

    • Assist the Director, Air Navigation Bureau in developing and directing the work programme of the Bureau to support its strategic objectives.

    • Coordinate the development and maintenance of ICAO documents.

    • Serve as Secretary of the ANC and serve
    on other boards and committees when required.

    • Participate in the preparation of the triennial budget.


  • Professionalism: Thorough knowledge of the Convention on International Civil Aviation and its Annexes, as well as ICAO’s functions, in particular the Global Air Navigation Plan (GANP) and the activities of the regional aviation safety groups (RASGs). Understanding of ICAO’s Strategic Objectives and its global and regional aviation plans. Familiarity with ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) and their application.

  • 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.

  • Managing Performance: Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority; makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member; accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills; monitors progress against milestones and deadlines;

  • 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.

  • Building Trust: Provides an environment in which others can talk and act without fear of repercussion; manages in a deliberate and predictable way; operates with transparency; has no hidden agenda; places confidence in colleagues, staff members and clients; gives proper credit to others; follows through on agreed upon actions; treats sensitive or confidential information appropriately.

  • Judgement/Decision-making: Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, and comes to the heart of the problem quickly; gathers relevant information before making a decision; considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them; takes decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the Organization; proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information; checks assumptions against facts; determines that the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision; makes tough decisions when necessary.



  • An advanced level university degree (Master’s Degree or academic equivalent) in an aviation-related field, including a scientific or technical discipline, management, administration, or in a related area.

    Work Experience

  • A minimum of fifteen (15) years of experience, of which at least ten (10) years should be in a civil aviation authority, airport, airline, air navigation services or similar aviation-related organization is required.

  • Practical experience in the planning and management of civil aviation programmes at an executive level of responsibility is required.

  • Proven experience in leading and guiding a multidisciplinary team of aviation experts to achieve organizational goals is required.

  • Experience in managing or coordinating technical assistance, capacity development and implementation of activities related to aviation safety, air navigation or aviation security is desirable.

  • Experience in conducting negotiations at the international level and in organizing and leading international meetings is desirable.

  • Experience in management of international/multinational projects is desirable.



  • Fluent reading, writing and speaking abilities in English.


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

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; United Nations Deputy Director Jobs in South Sudan

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