Internship – Implementation Support and International Development [Temporary]
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. ANB provides technical expertise in aviation-related disciplines to States, industry and all elements of the Organization. ANB’s work programme is distributed within Air Navigation Capacity and Efficiency (AN), Aviation Safety (SAF) and Monitoring and Oversight (MO). SAF and AN are responsible for maintaining and implementing the Global Aviation Safety Plan (GASP) and Global Air Navigation Plan (GANP), as well as producing yearly safety and air navigation status reports.
These areas within the Bureau develops technical studies and proposals for Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs), and Procedures for Air Navigation Services (PANS) for further processing by the governing bodies of ICAO. The Bureau also develops related procedures and guidance material.
The Implementation Support Planning and Coordination Section (ISPC) is part of the Air Navigation Bureau and report to the Deputy Director for Monitoring, Analysis and Coordination (MAC). ISPC is responsible for managing and coordinating implementation support activities developed and designed by the Bureau. Coordination of such activities involves interaction with other Sections, Bureaus as well as the Regional Offices. ISPC directly supports the regional offices in their work related to development of projects and activities to build capacity. ISPC also supports the funding of activities by managing implementation support related voluntary contributions and provides contribution management support to donors.
The incumbent reports directly to C/ISPC with whom he/she consults on a regular basis. Staff members of ISPC and the Chief of ISPC may provide direct input and guidance to the work of the intern.
Under the supervision of C/ISPC, the intern will:
• Contribute to the development and implementation of a dedicated implementation support platform (MS SharePoint);
• Contribute to the development of information and recommendations to project plans, peer review reports, preparation and completion of project documents;
• Contribute to the identification and monitoring of key performance indicators for implementation support activities;
• Assist in preparing reports, presentations, and briefings;
• Assist in development and implementation of internal promotion activities;
• Support in the preparation of outreach materials to communicate the results;
• Perform other tasks as assigned.
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.
Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others. Places team agenda before personal agenda. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
Client orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view. Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect. Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions. Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems. Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects. Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
Creativity: Actively seeks to improve programmes or services. Offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs. Promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas. Takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks "outside the box." Takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things. Is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.
At the time of application, applicants are required to have enrolled at least in the first year of studies at a university or equivalent institution towards the completion of a degree (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent) in aviation, law, science, engineering , diplomacy or related field.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office including word, excel and power point, is required.
• Practical experience in using collaborative documentation processing tools or work management platforms, is desirable.
• Knowledge of ICAO and its mandate, the aviation sector or the United Nations system, is desirable.
• Practical experience in data processing, programming and web-design, is desirable.
Fluent reading, writing and speaking abilities in English.
A working knowledge of a second language of the Organization (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, or Spanish).
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.Special Notice
The ICAO Assembly recently reaffirmed its commitment to enhancing gender equality and the advancement of women’s development by supporting UN Sustainable Development Goal 5, “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.”
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for ICAO positions, especially in the Professional and higher level categories.
Interns are not paid. All costs related to travel, insurance, accommodation, and living expenses must be borne by the intern.
The duration of the internship is between two to six months. The intern is expected to work five days a week, on a full-time basis.
Interns shall not be eligible to be engaged in any other form of employment within ICAO during the period of internship and shall not be eligible to apply for or be appointed to any post in the Secretariat or be contracted for any other remunerated employment with ICAO for the six months immediately following the end of their internship.
United Nations Considerations
In accordance with ICAO Staff Regulations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Due regard shall be paid to the importance of recruiting staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible and ensuring equal gender representation. Subject to the foregoing, selection of staff members shall be made without distinction as to race, sex or religion, nor shall there be any discrimination on account of any disability of a candidate who meets the qualifications required to perform the tasks. Unless otherwise permitted under the ICAO Staff Regulations, appointment and promotion of staff members shall be made on a competitive basis.
Candidates will not be considered for employment with ICAO if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts.
Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, Inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the Inspira account-holder homepage.
The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in Inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.
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