Associate Environment Officer (Cooperation and Outreach)

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)


Org. Setting and Reporting
ICAO’s activities in the environment field aim to limit or reduce the impact of international aviation on noise, local air quality and the global climate. This position is situated in the Climate Change Section (CC) within the Air Transport Bureau (ATB) in ICAO. CC is responsible for supporting the development of policies, conducting studies and providing guidance on measures to address aviation’s contribution to climate change, including sustainable aviation fuels, market‐based measures (MBMs), and international cooperation and outreach on climate change. It also provides support to the Assembly, the Council and its Climate and Environment Committee (CEC), as well as the work related to climate change conducted by the Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP). The incumbent reports the Chief, Climate Change Section (C/CC), as well as other Environment Officers on specific issues. In this context, the incumbent will support C/CC and other Environmental Officers on the ICAO’s cooperation to other UN bodies and international organizations and outreach activities, in order to raise awareness and enhance leadership of ICAO in addressing all aviation environmental matters. The incumbent will also support the ICAO capacity building and assistance activities to Member States and other stakeholders related to environment.
Function1 (incl. Expected results) Assists in cooperating with other UN bodies and international organizations of relevance to civil aviation and the environment, achieving results such as: • Support the establishing and maintaining liaison with other UN bodies and international organizations whose environmental activities are of importance to ICAO (e.g. UNFCCC, IMO, UN Environment, IRENA, WMO, IPCC, WHO, UN Tourism, UNDESA, Climate UN HQs Action Team, as well as industry, civil society, and other international organizations); • Closely monitor and keep abreast of international developments and trends particularly in other UN bodies of relevance to the work of ICAO, by studying relevant files, correspondence, periodicals and reports; • Provide inputs on aviation and environment to various reports and publications released by other UN bodies and international organizations; • Analyze the impact of worldwide developments by other UN bodies and international organizations to the ICAO’s environmental work and mandate, and prepare summaries of the main developments; • Support the planning and participation, and preparation of documentation and briefing material, related to the ICAO’s attendance at relevant meetings of these international bodies (e.g. UNFCCC meetings and events); and • Support the preparation of working papers, scenarios, reports, minutes, etc. to the Assembly, Council, CEC, CAEP and other relevant ICAO bodies. Function 2 (incl. Expected results) Assists in the development and dissemination of outreach material and communication activities on ICAO’s progress and achievements on the environment, achieving results such as: • Support the development of pro‐active outreach plans related to specific environmental projects, and monitor and analyze the impact of the plans; • Identify and produce well‐targeted outreach products (e.g. statements, submissions, reports, articles, presentations, speeches, press releases, videos, brochures, leaflets, newsletters) to enhance and promote public awareness of ICAO’s environmental activities, including coordination with other Environmental Officers, other ICAO offices, and external vendors; • Liaise and cooperate with ICAO COM (Communications) and RPM (Revenue and Product Management) offices in preparing outreach material on ICAO environmental work and achievements; • Assist in the creation, administration, and maintenance of ICAO environment‐related websites, including the development of text, charts, and graphic content, and ensure that information is kept up‐to‐date; and • Monitor and keep abreast of news and articles on aviation and environment published in the press and social media. Function 3 (incl. Expected results) Supports the ICAO’s contribution to UN system‐wide environmental initiatives and groups, achieving results such as: • Assist in the ICAO’s cooperation with the UN Environment Management Group (EMG), including on the Climate Neutral UN initiative (Greening the Blue); • Train and support organizations that are implementing the strategy for sustainability management in the UN system, regarding the use of the ICAO Carbon Emissions Calculator and other ICAO tools. • Assist in the further development and implementation of the ICAO strategy for reducing GHG emissions and enhancing in‐house environmental sustainability management practices within the Organization; and • Collect information on ICAO operations, estimate and update the quantity of carbon emissions involved by using methods which are consistent with accepted International Standards. Function 4 (incl. Expected results) Supports the ICAO capacity‐building and assistance activities on environment, achieving results such as: • Assist in the organization of ICAO Headquarters (HQ) and regional conferences, seminars and other events related to the environment, through the development and preparation of material, documentation, reports, speakers’ profiles, and presentations on relevant ICAO work; • Support the development and dissemination of relevant material related to the ICAO ACT‐CORSIA, ACT‐SAF and ACT‐LTAG programmes; and • Prepare responses to public enquiries on the ICAO environment‐related work, in coordination with ICAO COM office. Function 5 (incl. Expected results) Performs other related duties, as assigned.
Professionalism: Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. 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. Planning and Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently. Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable. 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.
Essential: • An advanced-level university degree (Master’s degree or academic equivalent) in environmental studies, environmental science or a related field, is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two (2) additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Job – Specific Qualification
Not available.
Work Experience
• A minimum of two (2) years’ experience in an international civil aviation environment, airport, airline or environmental organization at the international level, is required. • Experience in providing service to international meetings, is required. • Experience with international environmental policies within ICAO, is desirable.
Essential: • Fluent reading, writing and speaking abilities in English. Desirable: • A working knowledge of any other language of the Organization (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, 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 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. It should be noted that this post is to be filled on a fixed-term basis for an initial period of 3 years (first year is probationary for an external candidate). ICAO staff members are international civil servants subject to the authority of the Secretary General and may be assigned to any activities or offices of the Organization, in accordance with the provisions of the ICAO service code. ICAO staff members are expected to conduct themselves in a manner befitting their status as international civil servants. In this connection, ICAO has incorporated the 2013 Standards of Conduct for the International Civil Service into the ICAO Personnel Instructions. ICAO offers an attractive benefit package to its employees in accordance with the policies of the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC). The statutory retirement age for staff entering or re-entering service after 1 January 2014 is 65. For external applicants, only those who are expected to complete a term of appointment will normally be considered. Remuneration: Level P-2 Net Base Salary per annum + Post Adjustment (net) per annum(*) USD $50,377 + USD $26,347 (*) Post Adjustment is subject to change.
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. Job openings advertised in Inspira will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.
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