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Aviation Officer (EXTENDED)
 Vacancy No: 103075
 Section/Unit: UNHAS
 Grade Level: SC L8
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: El Obeid
 Closing Date: 19 August 2019

Job Title: Aviation Officer, SC 8, (El Obeid) - EXTENDED


Opening date: 05 August 2019

Closing date: 19 August 2019


WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity & gender balance and encourage qualified female candidates to apply.


Would you like to join WFP Sudan’s UN Humanitarian Air Services (UNHAS) team and enable the delivery of professional, client-focused services to change and save the lives of the most vulnerable people in Sudan? If yes, this opportunity is for you.


At WFP, we are looking for an experienced Aviation Officer to join our aviation team in El Obeid, Sudan, to be hired on a Service Contract at the SC 8 level.


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.


WFP Sudan has the potential to reach millions of food insecure people across Sudan – with a total of 4 million people assisted in 2018. WFP Sudan, one of the largest and complex operations for WFP globally,  is currently rolling out its five-year Country Strategic Plan (2019-2023), which aims to provide emergency assistance through a hybrid approach (Cash, food and vouchers), along with life-changing types of programmes (Nutrition, Resilience and School Feeding).


To collect, analyze and report on information to maximize efficiency of aviation operations and services.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  • Establish and maintain an organization capable of administering the provision of a safe, economical, efficient and effective air transportation service for the movement of passengers and cargo.
  • Ensures that adequate administrative and logistics support arrangements are made for the execution of air operations;
  • Ensures that all contractual provisions and obligations are satisfied and produces contract performance reports;
  • Analyses voyage reports submitted by aircraft commanders after completion of tasks and provides advice to movements planners;
  • Performs risk assessments prior to the tasking of aircraft and keeps all personnel informed of the actual and potential hazards and causes of accidents/incidents;
  • Plans, arranges and coordinates the provision of technical and operational support for air transport service operations;
  • Manages the budget, accounts for expenditure, prepares budget submissions and performance reports;
  • Assist and advise Country Office in determining its air transport need and design a scheduled service that will cater to needs, to the extent possible, without compromising safety, efficiencies and economies;
  • Periodically review and analyze route structures, aircraft payload, cargo traffic statistics to assess viability of routes and service improvements;
  • Produce an annual financial summary on operational expenditure statement to monitor financial performance of the operation;


  1. Ensures that an adequate and efficient safety organization is maintained throughout the designated Area of Operation;
  2. Establishes and maintains an effective and efficient flight operations management system for flight following and search and rescue;
  3. Liaise and advises the appropriate authorities on all safety matters and recommends remedial measures to counter actual or potential causes of aviation accidents/incidents;
  4. Monitors all techniques and aircraft types for potential safety hazards;
  5. Monitors action taken on all aircraft accidents/incidents and provides specialist knowledge inquiries when required;
  6. Records and provides statistical analysis of aircraft accidents/incidents; and
  7. Propagates safety publicity, education and dissemination of information.
  8. Perform any other duties as formally requested by Chief Air Transport Officer;


Education: Advanced University degree in Aeronautics, Aviation Engineering, Airport Management or other relevant field, or First University degree in Aeronautics, Aviation Engineering, Airport Management with additional years of relevant work experience and/or training/courses. Commercial Pilot License, Air Traffic Control License or Flight Operations Officer License (or equivalent), Aeronautical Engineer or Maintenance Engineer License is required.


Experience: At least one to two years of progressively responsible work experience in Air Operations roles or for Air Movement roles is desirable.

Language: Fluency in English and Arabic.


• Experience arranging flight clearances and customizing immigration documentation.
• Experience in coordinating with national aviation authorities on ramp activities.
• Experience in monitoring operational reports and advising on service utilization trends.


  • To apply, please create a personal account and fill out the profile form with your personal information at http://www1.wfp.org/careers/job-openings. If you are an internal applicant, apply through your E-Recruitment profile.
  • In the application form, ensure filling the mandatory sections, attaching your CV, answering the pre-screening questions and agreeing on the legal statement before submitting your application.
  • Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis on account of potential and performance. All applicants will undergo a rigorous process which includes screening against job requirements, a technical test, and a panel interview.

We look for applicants with the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian values. We commit to promote diversity, gender parity and equality between men and women.
WFP strives to build a work environment that is safe and respectful, and free of sexual harassment and abuse of authority. We believe in open communication, and every individual at WFP is treated with respect regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, religious and political beliefs, etc.
In this pursuit, WFP assists women to balance work exigencies with personal and family responsibilities by providing an attractive compensation package, including fully paid maternity leave for 16 weeks, breastfeeding time off, and the possibility to avail of flexible working arrangements. Also, we endeavor to provide our staff, women, and men, with training and professional career development.


Closing date: 19 August 2019


  • Qualified female candidates are especially encouraged to apply;
  • WFP does not charge any fee at any stage of its recruitment process;
  • WFP has zero tolerance with discrimination and does not discriminate to HIV/AIDS status;
  • This position is open ONLY to nationals of Sudan.


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