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About UNAMA:

United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)

Job Description:


Under the technical supervision of the Chief Air Operations Center/CAVO and administrative supervision of the RAO, the Air Operations Assistant is responsible for ensuring the safety and efficient air transportation to and from the field mission of both civilian and military personnel as well as equipment and goods.

Within delegated authority, the Air Operations Assistant at this level may be responsible for the following duties:

  • Carry out Flight operations tasks including assisting with scheduling of UN Flights, arranging airspace and landing clearances, and ordering Ground Handling services.
  • Assist aircrew in their dispatch at the airport, Coordinate with the Ground Handling Agent regarding all requirements for aircrew facilitation.
  • Coordinate with the Ground Handling Agents for all issues related to operations with Mission aircraft, including but not limited to the following: cleaning services, ground handling equipment, refueling, transportation and verification of service ordered.
  • Check weather forecast, NOTAMs
  • Use radios and Flight Tracking systems to monitor the position and movements of UN aircraft.
  • Maintain accurate records of activities, related to flight following, aircraft dispatch and technical compliance.
  • Enter reports into the radio log, and complete radio logs in accordance with DFS Aviation standards.
  • Complete the Operations Risk Management Checklist.
  • Coordinate with local Authorities ( Civil Aviation Authority, Airport Authority and Air Force Base Authority), all requirements in support of Mission air operations, including but limited to airport passes, authorizations, escorting staff in and out of the airport, plan and coordinate the maintenance hangar space, support equipment required, etc.
  • Collect and analyze AURs (Aircraft Use Report) and prepare FHR(Flight Hour Reports) to each flight and for all types of aircraft on daily basis.

Job Requirements:


Education: High School Diploma or equivalent is required.

Work Experience: A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in Air Transport Operations is required.

Languages: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in English, (both oral and written) is required; Knowledge of the other is desirable.

Special measure: The minimum work experience for GL-5 with a high school diploma is reduced to four (4) years, instead of the standard minimum required work experience of five (5) years, and it is reduced to three (3) years with a relevant university degree (Bachelor/Master). The special measure is extended until 31 December 2022 reduces the minimum required years of relevant work experience for filling positions for UNAMA General Service and National Professional Officer positions. The special measure is applicable to all applicants.


Professionalism: Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges. 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.

Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively. Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others, and responds appropriately. Asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication. Tailors’ language, tone, style, and format match the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Planning & 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.

Submission Guideline:


  • UNAMA will only accept properly completed and signed Personal History Form (P.11) received by email before the closing date. CVs or Resumes will not be considered nor will late submissions after the closing date. Any information provided on the P.11 form will be considered binding.

Applicants must accurately complete, sign and date the United Nations Personal History form (P.11) and submit the duly completed signed P.11 by e-mail to: unamava_support@un.org

  • Important Note: Applicants should copy and paste the Vacancy Announcement (VA) Number which is VA#59/07/2022 into the email subject line when submitting the duly completed and signed P.11 Form and the required documents. Please do not add any other information in the subject line of your email except VA#59/07/2022. Please do not add any additional words or space in the VA Number. Applications received without a VA Number will not be considered.
  • The selected candidates will be subject to a reference checks process to verify the information provided in the P.11 form.
  • Only applicants who are short-listed will receive an acknowledgment within four (4) to six (6) weeks from the deadline indicated on the VA.
  • Required documents to be submitted along with the signed and completed UN P.11:
  • Serving UN staff members: In addition to the completed and signed P.11, scanned copies of the two most recent e-Performance Evaluation Reports must be submitted with the application.
  • For External applicants: In addition to the completed and signed P.11, scanned copies of two most recent performance evaluation reports or if not available, two reference letters. If the applications received do not contain the latest two performance evaluation reports candidates must provide a short explanation as to why they are not available.

No fee:

The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, or training). The United Nations does not concern itself with information in applicants bank account.

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