UN Jobs – Air Operations Assistant – United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO)

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  • Post Date : January 19, 2023
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Job Title:    Air Operations Assistant

Organisation: United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO)

Vacancy Code: 23-Transportation-DPO-199827-J-Entebbe (O)

Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda


About US:

The Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) is dedicated to assisting the Member States and the Secretary-General in their efforts to maintain international peace and security. DPKO provides political and executive direction to UN Peacekeeping operations around the world and maintains contact with the Security Council, troop and financial contributors, and parties to the conflict in the implementation of Security Council mandates. The Department works to integrate the efforts of UN, governmental and non-governmental entities in the context of peacekeeping operations. DPKO also provides guidance and support on military, police, mine action and other relevant issues to other UN political and peacebuilding missions.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: Within delegated authority, the Air Operations Assistant in the Air Support Unit will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Assist in the planning, publishing and scheduling of air transportation activities for passengers and cargo in accordance with the Department of Operational Support (DOS) Aviation Manual, DOS Aviation Safety Program, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and Local Area Procedures.
  • Assist in reviewing and integrating the flight schedules in support of regional missions into the overall plan of FSDH air movements.
  • Assist in the coordination of special flight requests.
  • Assist in reviewing and assessing all passenger and cargo movement requirements that are outside the scope of an individual mission but within the Africa region and provide an integrated solution.
  • Assist in the planning, reviewing; tasking and coordinating projected daily tasks and air support requirements. When required, inform the crew of the aircraft assignment to perform each identified task especially when last minute changes are required.
  • Monitor and keep a record of the utilization of aircraft hours and crew duty time, and aircraft scheduled
  • Assist in preparing and publishing FSDH materials, flight schedules, air task orders and issue them to flight
  • When required, conduct aircrew task briefings and debriefing.
  • Coordinate with the air carrier Site Managers including ensuring that all necessary arrangements and
  • documentation are completed and available for each assigned task.
  • Ensure that all out of mission area ground handling arrangements, airport operating hours, and fuel availability is confirmed before launching flights.
  • Ensure over flight landing clearances are obtained before the departure of any flight.
  • Contribute to the development of the unit SOPs and implement them as required.
  • Implement performance standards and improve the overall service quality/ operational standards.
  • Maintain good contacts with key players in the regional transportation industry, including other UN agencies, NGOs, and government agencies for air movement related issues requiring planning and tasking.
  • Assist in preparation of regular reports.
  • Receive, manage and archive all records of movement related documentation including filing electronically
  • and in hard copy
  • Cany out any other duties as assigned/required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant for the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) Air Operations Assistant job must hold a High School Diploma or equivalent. Required.
  • A valid International Air Transport Association (IATA) and/or International Maritime Organization (IMO) in dangerous goods certificate is desirable.
  • A minimum of five (05) years of progressively responsible experience in air transport operations, movement control, logistics operations or related is required.
  • Experience using Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems such as SAP (Umoja) is desirable.
  • Experience in analyzing data for supply chain is desirable.
  • Languages: fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is desirable.



  • 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. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
  • 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.
  • 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.


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the United Nations should apply online at the link below


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Deadline: 24th January 2023


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Date Posted 2023-01-19
Valid Through 2023-01-24
Hiring Organization Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO)
Job Location , , Entebbe, 0256, Uganda

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