THE ORGANIZATIONAL SETTING
The Director, Technical Cooperation Bureau/ICAO is seeking applications from qualified candidates for the above position, to provide capacity-building support under the Project BGA09801 agreement between BAGAIA and ICAO to the contracting States.
The provisions of this agreement aim to assist the BAG States to build the regional capacity to effectively carry out their responsibilities in the area of AIG. This includes inter alia the investigation of accidents and serious incidents, preparation and submission of reports, the issuance of safety recommendations resulting from the investigation of accidents and incidents for their implementation by Member States.
This is a non-staff position directly reporting to the BAGAIA commissioner; ICAO Technical Cooperation Bureau’s role shall remain limited to facilitate administrative support to the Project. Under the project arrangement, The BAGAIA commissioner, will provide technical guidance and oversight to the incumbent to facilitate effective delivery of capacity building support related to the project.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Under the Direction of the BAGAIA commissioner, perform the following duties:
Function 1 (incl. Expected results)
Technical support in accident and incident investigation
- Assist for the Coordination of the development of common accident investigation regulations for adoption and use by the Member States;
- Develop the qualification and experience criteria for the selection and recruitment of the investigation and support staff;
- Assist for the deployment of investigators to support Member States with the accident and incident investigation activities and overall supervision of their work-related activities;
- Assist for the planning, development and implementation of the work plan of the BAGAIA and activities related to the conduct of accident and incident investigations;
- Liaise with regional and international aviation safety-related organizations on technical issues of mutual interest aimed at enhancing the quality of accident and incident investigations;
- Analyse the technical reports, including accident and incident reports, produced by the investigation staff and formulate recommendations to the Commissioner;
- Following up and overseeing the implementation of safety recommendations forwarded to Member States;
- Facilitate the quality of the technical work of the investigation and support staff through the provision of training, guidance and briefings, as required.
Function 2 (incl. Expected results)
- Plan, develop, prepare, organize, coordinate and conduct accident and incident-related seminars, workshops and investigator training courses;
- Plan and coordinate activities related to the development and updating of technical training manuals guidance material, investigator handbooks and manuals and checklists;
- Develop/ coordinate the development of guidance material for BAGAIA staff and the technical staff of Member States;
- Supervise the maintenance of BAGAIA personnel records, including records relating to the training of personnel;
- Liaise with the relevant stakeholders for the collection and collation of material required for the development of guidance material, training, seminars and workshops;
- Assist the Member states to develop and implement training policy, programme and plan;
- Plan and execute training and recurrent training of the technical staff of the BAGAIA.
Function 3 (incl. Expected results)
Performing other assignments as necessary and as assigned by the Commissioner
IMPACT OF THE OUTCOME OF THE POSITION
The deficiencies highlighted in the safety oversight systems of the BAG States through activities carried out in the context of the ICAO Universal Safety Oversight Audit Programme (USOAP), in particular in the area of aircraft accident and incident investigation (AIG) will have been addressed in a sustainable and cost-efficient manner.
WORK RELATIONS AND CONTACTS
The BAGAIA Technical Support/Training director (OPAS) reports to the BAGAIA Commissioner. He will coordinate and interact with the focal points in the member States, and other stakeholders such as the DGCAs, the airspace users, the training institutions, etc as may be required for the performance of his duties.
- Judgment/Decision-making: Ability to exercise mature judgment and demonstrate sound decision making skills. Ability to recognize key issues and analyze relevant information before making recommendations and decisions. Ability to take ownership of all responsibilities and honour commitments.
- Communication: Ability to speak and write clearly and concisely in English language. Ability to prepare detailed technical documentation and reports. Ability to present articulate verbal explanations and to make technical presentations.
- Teamwork: Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Ability to maintain harmonious working relationships in a multinational environment.
- Planning and organization: Ability to develop clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies. Ability to identify priorities and adjust them as required.
- Client orientation: Ability to establish and maintain partnerships with external collaborators. Ability to work successfully in a consensus-based environment. Ability to resolve and manage conflict effectively.
- Technological awareness: Willingness to keep abreast of technical developments in professional field. Ability to use personal computers, contemporary software and databases.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
University degree in aeronautical engineering or equivalent recognized professional qualification
- Minimum 8 years’ experience as an aircraft accident investigator
- Aviation industry experience as Operations or Maintenance Post Holder, Quality Manager
- Experience as a manager of training matters
- Specialised aircraft accident investigation training.
- Completed USOAP CMA Computer Based Training in the field of expertise
- Good knowledge of ICAO Annex 13, Doc 9946,Doc 9756
- Experience as Investigator-in-charge (IIC) for the management of accident and incident investigations
- An airline transport pilot license (ATPL)
- An engineering degree in aeronautical engineering or other relevant aviation-related subject matters
Command of written and spoken English
- Knowledge of French and Portuguese
Salary: A monthly lumpsum total fee of Net USD 6,063 USD. 72,750 USD per Annum (Level NOD/ Step V (Nigeria)).
Special Notice: This is a locally-recruited post open only to candidates of the enlisted Banjul Accord Group Member States: Praia Cabo Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Conakry, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.