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Aviation Associate Fixed Term G6 / Bamako

2021-05-30 03:01:23
Aviation Associate Fixed Term G6 / Bamako
JOB TITLE: Aviation Associate



CONTRACT TYPE: Fixed Term, one-year renewable

OPENING DATE: 28.05.2021


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.

In Mali, WFP supports government efforts through an assistance strategy aimed at responding to the humanitarian emergency, strengthening the resilience of communities and supporting sustainable development efforts. In collaboration with state institutions, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and partners of the United Nations system, WFP organizes cash or in-kind transfers to meet the food needs of families... affected by conflicts or hazards , provides school meals that promote girls and boys access to education, supports the prevention and treatment of malnutrition, provides technical and financial support to groups of small agricultural producers to improve their production and access at the market.

WFP also provides the air transport service, providing humanitarian and development actors with safe, reliable and economical transport to the regions of Mopti, Gao, Menaka, Timbuktu and Kayes, which provides access to the most vulnerable populations.The world's largest humanitarian agency also supports the government and its partners, through food and nutrition security analyzes, the provision of logistics services, information and communication technologies.


.Education: A Secondary school degree in Aviation or relevant certification in aviation will be considered in lieu of degree .

Experience: At least 5-6 years’ experience in aviation industry and Previous working experience in Aviation Security or Operational Risk Management..

Language: Fluency (level C) in French and Good knowledge of English language.


The incumbent of this position will report to the Regional Aviation Security Adviser in Bamako.


Provide support in Aviation Security (AVSEC) and related functions for the execution of UNHAS/ECHO operations in MALI

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Under the supervision of the Regional Aviation Security Adviser, the incumbent will be responsible to perform the following tasks:
Air terminal/Airfield Support
• Prepare airfield assessment schedules.
• Assist RASA in Carry-out airfield assessments and reconnaissance missions, draft the reports and file the assessment findings.
• Liaise with airfield focal points for coordinated AVSEC management on airfields.
• Recommend equipment requisitions and ensure effective use.
• Update the Airfield Focal Point list.

• Comply and ensure the implementation of UNHAS policy, procedures and guidance.
• Compile statistics on AVSEC incidents, relocations, security evacuation.
• Assist to collect and review all security information available from diverse sources from UN security, WFP security, NGO’s, local authorities or other entities as directed by the RASA.
• Assist the RASA to perform threat and risk assessment analysis for the UNHAS and ECHO flight operations.
• Respond to airport/aircraft emergencies.
• Be ready to assist and participate with the RASA in search and rescue operations or to respond to any emergency.
• Monitor the security situation of the UNHAS/ECHO flight destinations and reports updated information to the related parties.
• Brief flight crews on security related issues about all UNHAS/ECHO flight destinations.
• Assist the RASA in ensuring that all necessary security arrangements are provided to the flight.
• Participate in meetings regarding security related issues as required including the UNHAS/ECHO safety and operations meeting.
• Liaise with CAA, airport authorities and other authorities on security matters.
• Prepare ID’s request for UNHAS/ECHO operators and follow up the process with MINUSMA/UNDSS.
• Ensure weapon transportation requests are treated as per the approved SOP and file all related documents.
• Provide administrative support to the RASA by obtaining background data, preparing reports, processing authorizations/approvals and maintaining administrative files.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive) (2)


• Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Coaches team in the most effective ways to communicate WFP’s Strategic Objectives to WFP team and partners in the field.
• Be a force for positive change: Implements new methods or tools to improve team’s work processes and productivity.
• Make the mission inspiring to our team: Maps team’s activities and tasks to specific successes in beneficiary communities to showcase positive impact.
• Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Explains to teammates how each unit contributes to the overall WFP mission.

• Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Identifies skill development opportunities such as training modules or on-the-job experiences for self, colleagues and direct reports.
• Create an inclusive culture: Facilitates team building activities to build rapport in own unit.
• Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Facilitates the pairing of junior colleagues with coaches within own team.
• Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Proactively anticipates potential challenges and develops mitigation plans to ensure that team meets goals and targets.

• Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Identifies opportunities to be creative in own work and to help team be more innovative and accurate in their respective tasks and areas of work.
• Focus on getting results: Monitors team’s deliverables and provides feedback to ensure outcomes are delivered consistently and accurately.
• Make commitments and make good on commitments: Provides accurate guidance to team on expected responsibilities and tasks, whilst also upholding own commitment to the team.
• Be Decisive: Sets an example and provides guidance to junior team members on when to escalate issues when faced with challenging issues in the workplace or in the field.

• Connect and share across WFP units: Facilitates partnerships with other WFP units to accomplish missions in the field.
• Build strong external partnerships: Sets an example and provides guidance to team on how to build relationships with external partners.
• Be politically agile & adaptable: Articulates to colleagues or direct reports the value of contributing to other WFP teams and agency partnerships in fulfilling WFP’s goals and objectives.
• Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Organizes, monitors, and prioritizes own and team’s efforts to ensure that they will fulfill the needs of internal and external partners.


This vacancy is open to nationals of Mali only.

The position is a Fixed Term contract for one year renewal

Attractive salary
2,5 days of annual leave per month
Maternity/Paternity leave
Sick leave
10 Official days
Member of United Nations pension fund
Medical insurane for staff member and eligible dependants



Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply
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