UN WFP Somalia Aviation Assistants (Flight Following) Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

UN World Food Programme – Somalia

Vacancy Announcement No. 055/2019

Post Title: Aviation Assistant (Flight Following)

3 positions

Contract type: Fixed Term

Post Grade: G-5

Duty Station: Nairobi

Duration: 1 year (Initial)

Date of issue: 5th December 2019

Closing Date: 18th December 2019

Organizational Background: 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.

The World Food Programme Somalia activities include food assistance for relief, emergency school feeding, nutrition and food assistance for assets creation through provision of in-kind and cash-based transfers.

This position is open to qualified Kenyan candidates. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the direct supervision of the Aviation Officer and overall supervision of the Chief Air Transport Officer, the incumbent will be responsible for the following tasks;

  • Monitor all WFP flights and maintain an effective operational log;
  • Liaise with airport officials and other local authorities in order to obtain necessary clearances, documentation and authorisations required for air operations;
  • Carry out pre-flight actions to ensure that all registered passengers and cargo are duly carried on the flight and coordinate with the crew to ensure safe flights;
  • Collate all post-flight documentation in order to confirm flights have taken place and in compliance with established conditions;
  • Research, collate and report on aviation related information, to enable decision-making and facilitate air transportation planning, execution and reporting in order to ensure contractual performance;
  • Update and maintain relevant databases and records, ensuring that relevant information in accurate, organised, accessible to others, and supports reporting requirements;
  • Respond to client queries, following standard processes and obtaining guidance or escalating as required, to ensure timely resolution of all enquiries with a high standard of client service.
  • Liaise with internal counterparts and support the alignment of aviation activities with wider programmes, to facilitate a coherent approach to air operations;
  • Follow standard emergency preparedness practise to support WFP to quickly respond in its core areas at the onset of a crisis;
  • Perform operational coordination and administration of air operations, ensuring compliance with WFP standards, including risk management processes, to support safe and effective air operations;
  • Perform other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Completion of secondary school education. Post-secondary certificate in air traffic control, flight dispatch, aeronautical engineering or related field essential for air operation/movement roles.

Experience: At least four years of progressive working experience in restricted flying zones, dispatching flights from uncontrolled airfields and flight planning. Handling passengers’ manifests and aircraft loading. Experience in interpreting routine weather reports, radio telephony procedures and flight following and standards aviation phraseology.

Language: Fluency in both written and spoken English is a requirement.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates are requested to CLICK HERE to submit online applications through our E-recruitment portal.

Applications that do not meet the above requirements will be disregarded.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

WFP seeks applicants of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.

WFP is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.

Selection of candidates is made on a competitive basis.

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Updated: December 6, 2019 — 7:22 am