Tuesday, 22 May 2012

National Aviation Safety Officer Job in Kenya

World Food Programme
Vacancy Announcement No: ODN/007/2012
National Aviation Safety Officer

Contract : Fixed Term Appointment
Grade : NOC
Duty Station : WFP’s Regional Aviation Safety Office based in Nairobi
Salary : As per UN Salary Scale

This vacancy announcement is open to both male and female candidates. Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

WFP’s Regional Aviation Safety Office based in Nairobi, is seeking to recruit a qualified Kenyan national to fill the post of National Aviation Safety Officer in support of its humanitarian air operations in Kenya, Sudan, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda.

Key tasks and responsibilities: Under the direct supervision of Regional Aviation Safety Officer the National Aviation Safety Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
Ensure the effectiveness of the aviation safety program and data collection in the region.
Perform aviation safety and quality monitoring.
Maintain a safety management information system and database locally.
Assist safety and quality processes including audits and inspections
Identify aviation safety hazards and ensure that accurate reporting and internal quality control systems are functioning and that all relevant records are maintained.
Perform follow-up and analysis of occurrences using such methods as: trend monitoring, deep treatment (single occurrence-investigative needs), precursor detection (data mining), risk assessment & classification (prioritisation of oversight), statistics, standard reports and analysis workbenches, and remedial action monitoring.
Ensure data quality, data entry and effective monitoring processes.
Enhance air transport operations’ and service providers’ reporting systems and data sharing.
Perform risk assessment and regarding the findings perform corrective actions.
Disseminate significant safety information to all concerned parties.
Enhance service providers’ safety culture and promotion of safety awareness.
Ensure that all staff is adequately trained. Train safety and air transport personnel to use aviation safety information system prior to safety and quality monitoring and risk management. Identify any additional training needs to achieve high working standards.
Assist in the implementation of the aviation safety information system and network
Supervise staff as required.
Perform other related duties as assigned
University degree in business administration, engineering, computer science, quality assurance, technical, statistics or management; and with equivalent professional operational experience in aviation. Training and knowledge of aviation is an essential qualification, with a recognized commercial pilot, aircraft engineer, or dispatching license. 
Experience: At least 5 years of progressively responsible, practical commercial aviation and professional experience, with at least one or more years experience with safety or quality assurance programmes. Job related experience in working in the field of commercial aviation of which at least one year or more was closely related to humanitarian air operations or food aid related work. Adequate knowledge and experience of aircraft technical, flight operations or air traffic management sectors. Proficiency in Windows (MS Word, Excel), database experience. 
Language: Fluency in both written and oral English. 
Other desirable skills: Training and /or experience in aviation safety management and proven interest to develop aviation safety. Additional computer knowledge such as use of graphical, spreadsheet and other software packages.
Interested Kenyan nationals meeting the above qualifications are required to submit their applications together with detailed curriculum vitae, copies of education certificates, names and telephone numbers or email addresses of three work referees by e-mail to: WFP.ODNHR@WFP.ORG quoting the VA no. and the title of the position in the subject line.

Applicants should also complete and submit a Personal History form (P.11) available on the following link

Closing date: 
09 June 2012. 

Applications must be received by the deadline. Late applications will not be considered.

Only short-listed candidates meeting all essential qualifications will be contacted.

NB: WFP does not charge fees from applicants at any stage during the recruitment process.

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