Aviation Associate G7, Mogadiscio, Somalia At United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Closing date: Wednesday, 23 August 2023

WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.


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.


Date of Issue: 10th August 2023 Closing Date:23rd August 2023


To provide and/or oversee a range of coordination, administrative and technical activities that support the delivery of a safe and effective air service to the humanitarian community.


Under the direct supervision of the Aviation Officer and overall supervision of the Senior Aviation Officer, the incumbent will be responsible for the following tasks:

  •  Contribute to the planning and coordination or activities relating to the safe execution of aviation operations in accordance with WFP and UN AVSTADS (Aviation Standards).
  •  Support or manage aviation projects or operational activities applying standard processes, including the appropriate operational risk management processes, to contribute to effective humanitarian air transportation.
  •  Collect and analyze a wide range of data from diverse sources through research and networking with colleagues to formulate and recommend actions to senior staff to improve performance of aviation activities and operations.
  •  Participate in the on-going review of internal processes and procedures and identify ways to increase the day-to-day efficiencies.
  •  Guide and supervise a limited number of junior staff, acting as a point of referral and supporting them with more complex analysis and queries.
  •  Collate data and contribute to preparation of accurate and timely reporting, supporting a WFP-wide view of aviation activities that enables informed decision making and detailed reporting to donor representatives.
  •  Support the capacity building of WFP staff and partners to ensure safe aviation operations.
  •  e.g. through the design and review of training materials.
  •  Identify and build productive relationships with WFP colleagues and staff within the unit or area of assignment to align activities and enable a coordinated and coherent approach to humanitarian air transportation.
  •  Follow emergency aviation preparedness practices to ensure WFP can quickly provide passenger services, relief supplies and emergency medical and security evacuations at the onset of a crisis.
  •  Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet the required provision of service to the humanitarian community as needed.
  •  Perform other related duties as required.


Education: Completion of secondary school education. Post-secondary certificate in air traffic control, flight dispatch, aeronautical engineering or related field is essential for Air Operations roles, desirable for Air Movement roles.


  •  Experience in restricted flying zones, and other aviation risks and assisting in flight planning.
  •  Experience in monitoring operational reports and advising on service utilization trends.
  •  Experience in interpreting routine weather reports.
  •  Experience using aviation safety information systems to compile data and perform analyses on potential aviation risks.
  •  Ability to perform detailed work, frequently of confidential nature and /or to handle large volume of work systematically effectively and accurately.
  •  Ability to work in a team environment and coordinate assignments to achieve common goals.

Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in the UN language in use at the duty station and in the duty station’s language, if different.


Capability Name

Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level

Supply Chain Management and Optimization

Displays aptitude at monitoring and reporting on supply chain operations to enable teams to efficiently assess the performance and sustainability of current networks.

Planning, Project & Resource Management

Collects and analyses relevant technical data from diverse sources to forecast operational needs under various scenarios and makes evidence-based proposals.

Information Management & Reporting

Collates accurate and timely information and data to enable informed decision making on reporting within individual unit and consequently the greater humanitarian community.

Service Provision, Aviation Contracting & Operational Execution

Demonstrates ability to negotiate small contracts/ portions of larger contracts in order to establish partnerships that appeal to the best interest of all parties.

Aviation Performance Measurement & Quality Control

Demonstrates ability to enforce adherence to WFP’s operating and quality standards within own teams to ensure that aviation operations are carried out in a high quality, safe, timely, and responsible manner.

Specialized Technical Knowledge in Aviation, Safety and Security

Uses aviation systems to monitor operational, safety and security issues in WFP’s aviation services such as airlift and airdrop operations, evacuation flights, and other chartered flight operations.


Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit online applications through E-Recruitment. Applications that do not meet the above requirements will be disregarded. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted..


Contract Duration: 1 year (Initial)


Deadline : 23rd August 2023

WFP does not charge any application fees to candidates.

WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties. Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment

WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.


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