The ICAO Young Aviation Professionals Programme 2019 is open for applications. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), in partnership with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Airports Council International (ACI), is offering opportunities for the career development of aviation professionals through a Young Aviation Professionals Programme. Currently, there are opportunities for three Young Aviation Professional Officer positions located in Montréal, Canada.
The selected Young Aviation Professional Officers will be expected to contribute to ICAO, IATA and ACI work programmes related to aviation safety, air navigation capacity and efficiency, or to economic development of air transport, aviation facilitation, or environmental protection, focusing on inter-relationships between regulatory activities of ICAO and those in the airline and airport industries in IATA and ACI.
The Young Aviation Professional Officers are given the opportunity to advance their knowledge and understanding of international civil aviation regulatory activities and of the airline and airport industries. Each Young Aviation Professional will be accompanied throughout the Programme by a subject-matter expert from ICAO, IATA and ACI.
Furthermore, regular performance feedback during and at the end of the assignments will be provided. Upon successful conclusion of the Programme, the Young Aviation Professionals will be retained on the ICAO roster for possible consideration for suitable ICAO posts in the future and may also be encouraged to apply for suitable posts at ACI or IATA.
Each Young Aviation Professional Officer position will be filled for eighteen months.
- Living Costs: All living costs and expenses will be borne by the Young Aviation Professional Officer.
- Financial Support: A fixed amount of CAD 4 000 per month will be provided to each selected Young Aviation Professional Officer to assist with living costs.
- Annual leave will be provided at the rate of one and a half days per month.
- Sick leave will be provided at the rate of one day per month.
- Medical insurance will be provided at the single rate for prescription/medical/dental coverage within Canada. The selected candidates will be required to pay the employee portion of the premium, which is estimated to be approximately CAD $122.66 per month.
- Occupational accident insurance will be provided (at no cost to the selected candidates).
- Non-occupational accident insurance will be available to the selected candidates, at their own cost.
- Travel: Where required, travel costs to and from Montréal at the beginning and at the end of the Programme will be provided at the lowest available applicable fare. The cost for one excess baggage (i.e. baggage in excess of the weight or volume carried without charge by transportation companies) will be covered up to a maximum of 25 kilograms.
- Visa: ICAO will provide a letter of support to assist in obtaining the required visa.
ICAO Young Aviation Professionals Programme Eligibility
- Level of Education: Master’s degree (or equivalent, to be demonstrated by the applicant); or b) Bachelor degree, supplemented with a Commercial Pilot License or an Air Traffic Control License.
- Minimum two years’ professional working experience in aviation-related regulatory activities and/or in the aviation industry
- Fluent reading, writing and speaking abilities in English. Working knowledge of a second language commonly used in international organizations (French, Spanish, Chinese, Russian or Arabic) would be an asset
- Aged 32 years or less on the closing date of this announcement.
Note: Preference will be given to candidates who are not currently serving, or who have not previously served, as an intern with either ICAO, IATA and ACI.
ICAO Young Aviation Professionals Programme Requirements
- Commitment to continuous learning: The willingness and ability to engage in self-development; keep up-todate with new developments; help others to learn as well as learn from others.
- Planning and Organizing: Ability to set clear goals; prioritize; anticipate problems or risks, and have effective time management skills.
- Communication: Ability to write in a clear, concise and accurate manner. Ability to communicate verbally and with diplomacy.
- Client Orientation: Ability to see from the clients’ perspective; anticipate client needs and concerns; find appropriate solutions for clients, and keep clients informed.
- Teamwork: Ability to work collaboratively with others and maintain harmonious working relationships in a multicultural environment.
- Technological awareness: Ability to use contemporary software such as MS Office Suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint), SharePoint, or equivalent and demonstrate a willingness to learn and use new technology.
How to Apply for ICAO Young Aviation Professionals Programme
Interested candidates are requested to submit their candidature by the deadline date, by completing the online application form available at https://careers.icao.int. A motivation letter summarizing the following must be included: professional achievements to date; suitability for the Programme; career aspirations in regulatory activities and/or the aviation industry; and the field of work for which they wish to be considered. Candidates should also indicate their preferred task(s) from the lists provided in Appendix A and Appendix B and offer an explanation on why they are interested.
Candidates who do not complete the online application and provide a motivation letter will not be considered. Only candidates who are recommended for interview will be contacted by ICAO.
For more information, visit ICAO.