Aviation Officer – P4 at The United Nations World Food Programme

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to end global hunger. 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. We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:Job Title: Aviation Officer - P4Reference: 54961Location: AbujaJob DescriptionThe United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. WFP is seeking to fill the position of Aviation Officer P4 level, based in Abuja, Nigeria:WFP Aviation is the recognized leader in humanitarian aviation and, through its expertise, provides air services to more than 1,000 different humanitarian organizations in various locations across the world. With more than 80 contracted aircraft in over 15 aviation field operations globally, WFP provides an apt platform for aviation professionals seeking highly rewarding career opportunities.A job tenure with us is an exciting adventure which involves working in line management positions in any of our country offices and at the headquarters in Rome.Staff have an enviable career path where their knowledge and skills are enhanced in diverse areas in the aviation industry including - but not limited to - contract management, technical compliance, quality assurance, aviation safety, air operations management, aviation security and human resource management.We welcome you to be part of this exhilarating journey to facilitate humanitarian assistance to the world’s vulnerable populations.Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive)Participate in the development of standard aviation operating procedures within the field, or contribute towards global aviation policies and tools for use across WFP, ensuring that aviation objectives are accomplished in compliance with WFP, UN AVSTADS, ICAO, and SARP standards.Provide technical advice, guidance and support to operations in the field or manage all activities and resources relating to specific WFP Aviation or UNHAS operations of moderate complexity ensuring the availability of safe, efficient and cost effective aviation services to the humanitarian community.Hold accountability for the safety and security of all aviation operations within the area of assignment ensuring that all required security measures, systems and programmes are in place.Sustain strategic partnerships with key entities such as governments, NGOs, private sector organisations and UN agencies to facilitate coordinated and sustainable services e.g. uninterrupted humanitarian access to remote locations and readily available assets for emergency interventions.Maintain productive relationships with regional and country directors and WFP partners within own transportation modality/region (e.g. user agencies counterparts, regional aviation safety officers) to support effective negotiation of air operations tariffs, charges and taxes and provide a coordinated service to aviation customers within the region.Lead and motivate an aviation team, providing coaching, training and guidance as required to ensure appropriate development and enable high performance.Build and strengthen the capacity of WFP staff, civil aviation authorities, local government institutions, user agencies and other humanitarian aviation service providers to encourage safe, efficient and cost effective operations.Oversee and prepare accurate and timely accounting, data analysis and reporting, to contribute to a WFP wide view of aviation activities, enabling informed decision making and detailed reporting to donor representatives.Contribute to preparedness actions, providing technical recommendations and guidance and monitoring the management of specific aviation risks to enable WFP to quickly provide passenger services, relief supplies and emergency medical and security evacuations at the onset of a crisis.Take responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives in all areas of work, to ensure equal participation of women and men.Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs.Other as required. 

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