The Technical Quality Assurance & Compliance Unit (TQACU), is responsible for fulfilling in a timely and efficient manner, technical quality assurance during the implementation of projects for goods and services which arise from technical cooperation projects in line with ICAO’s procurement rules and regulations. The TQACU is also responsible for providing technical support and assistance to the Project Manager in terms of compliance of project deliverables to standards, specification items and contractual requirements as per the quality management approach defined throughout the life of the project.

Supporting staff members and managers, in terms of technical policy, is an essential feature to TCB. The proper application of regulations and management of technical policy and activities, whether in procurement, field operations, or field personnel is key to deliver a consistent and a high quality service in these areas in a transparent and efficient manner.

The incumbent reports directly to the Chief, Technical Support & Quality Assurance Section (TSQAS), with whom s/he consults on complex technical issues. Furthermore, the incumbent, as Head of the Technical Quality Assurance Unit, directly supervises Technical Officer(s), and General Service staff members. The supervisory level includes technical supervision, coaching and training, as well as performance evaluation, delegation and distribution of tasks and decisions on priorities.

The functions include: leading, supervising and managing the work and staff of the Technical Quality Assurance & Compliance Unit; leading and overseeing the successful completion of major project milestones such as acceptance tests/factory inspections and commissioning of equipment/systems; providing technical guidance and inputs in project implementation, for the Field Operations Section; carrying out project quality assurance and compliance activities; and carrying out internal and external liaison activities.

If you have six (6) years of progressively responsible professional experience in civil aviation with particular experience in developing terms of reference and specifications for procuring civil aviation goods and services and conducting technical evaluations, including experience in private industry and/or government or international organizations; strong and proven experience in implementation of complex civil aviation (CNS/ATM, Airports, etc.) projects that include both operational aspects and considerations as well as on-site project management requirements; a first- level university degree in aeronautical engineering, electrical engineering, computer/IT engineering, or in a related field; Project Management Certification (PMP or PRINCE 2); Public Procurement Certificate (such as CIPS II or above) and are fluent in English, ICAO would like to hear from you!

Deadline for applications: 4 August 2023, 11:59 p.m. (New York time)