Jobs Opportunities : 04 Aviation Assistants SC4

Jobs Opportunities : 04 Aviation Assistants SC4

Jobs Opportunities : 04 Aviation Assistants SC4

Post Title : Aviation Assistant
Locations : Bamenda, Mamfe, Yaoundé and Tiko

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 and gender balance.

JOB PURPOSE: To perform a range of coordination and administrative activities that contribute to the safe and effective air service to the humanitarian community.

S (not all-inclusive, within delegated authority):

Under the direct supervision of the Head of Field Office and the technical supervision of the Aviation Officer, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:
Handling Documents and Load Control
Convey and deliver documents between the aircraft and appropriate terminal authorities;
Prepare, sign, distribute and clear as appropriate, documents such as loading instructions, load sheets, balance charts, manifests, etc., in accordance with local and international regulations or as reasonably required by the aircraft; and
Compile and dispatch statistics returns and reports in accordance with procedures, rules and regulations.
Passenger and Baggage handling.
Check-in passengers in accordance with requirements and instructions issued by WFP-AFO and the chartered carrier’s;
Inform passengers about time of arrival and/or departure of chartered carrier’s aircraft and transportation connections;
Guide passengers from the chartered carrier’s aircraft through controls to connecting transportation and vice versa;
Assist passengers requiring special attention, e.g. Physically Challenged Passengers, MEDEVAC/CASEVAC cases. etc;
Weigh and tag checked and unchecked baggage;
Effect the conveyance of checked baggage from the baggage check-in position to the aircraft and vice-versa;
Deal with loss, found and damaged property and report such irregularities;
Notify the AMO/ATO or CATO of complaints/claims made by passengers; and
Cargo Handling
Present to Customs for physical examination and processing clearances for the release of inbound, transfer and outbound cargo as required and/or clear cargo through Customs in accordance with the chartered carrier’s and WFP-AFO instructions and in concurrence with local regulations;
Sort and store inbound, transfer and outbound cargo prior to dispatch in accordance with the nature of goods and the routing of the cargo;
Prepare cargo manifest(s), split air waybill sets, and forward applicable copies of aforementioned documents as required. Where applicable return a copy of the waybill to the ATO/CATO endorsed with conveyance details;
Notify consignee/agent of arrival in accordance with applicable instructions.
Loading/Unloading of Aircraft
Provide/arrange for, position and remove adequate passenger handling equipment for embarking/disembarking passengers where needed;
Provide/arrange for and operate suitable equipment for transportation of loads between points in terminal areas as required;
Provide passenger and/or crew transport between aircraft and airport terminal as required by WFP- AFO or local authorities;
Aircraft Handling
Attendance. Standby before arrival and after departure and general supervision of ramp handling activities.
Marshalling. In conjunction with the Operator’s Flight Operations Officer, provide/arrange for marshalling equipment and/or arrange for the marshalling of the aircraft at arrival/departure.
Ground/Aircraft Communications. Where required provide/arrange for communications facilities to establish and maintain communication between handling parties and the aircraft command element.
Ground Power Units. Where required, provide/arrange for, position/remove and operate suitable ground power unit for supply of necessary electrical power during a specified time limit;
Safety and Security Management
Report immediately to the ATO/CATO and the aircraft commander, all damage noticed at or inside the aircraft irrespective of cause or time of occurrence;
Provide/arrange for, position/remove and operate suitable firefighting equipment and other protective equipment as required.; and
Provide/arrange for security of personnel, cargo and facilities.
Moving of Aircraft.

Provide/arrange for and position/remove suitable towing equipment to tow/push aircraft on the designated handling area according to the aircraft commanders’ instructions and in accordance with the local regulations.
Refueling of Aircraft

Provide and/or arrange for the provision of fuel for aircraft and ensure that aircraft are refueled in time to satisfy scheduled departures and designated take-off times and verify the amount of fuel delivered into the aircraft.
Transportation Resource Management
Provide in a timely manner to all transportation coordinating agencies, information on local weather conditions, traffic restrictions, hazards, incidents/accidents and transportation mode departure/arrival times and loads;
Maintain statistics and records pertaining to the utilization of transportation resources in accordance with instructions provided by the CATO;
Carry out any other duties as directed by ATO/CATO.
Perform any other related duty as may be required by WFP Management.

4Ps Core Organizational Capabilities:


Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Helps teammates articulate WFP’s Strategic Objectives.
Be a force for positive change: Suggests potential improvements to team’s work processes to supervisor.
Make the mission inspiring to our team: Explains the impact of WFP activities in beneficiary communities to teammates.
Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Articulates how own unit’s responsibilities will serve WFP’s mission.

Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Trains junior teammates on new skills and capabilities.
Create an inclusive culture: Seeks opportunities to work with people from different backgrounds.
Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Serves as a peer coach for colleagues in same area of work.
Create an “I will”/” We will” spirit: Tracks progress toward goals and shares this information on a regular basis with supervisor.


Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Explores ways to consistently be more efficient and accurate in own areas of work and shares new methods of work with colleagues.
Focus on getting results: Focuses on getting results and tracks trends in completion rates for own tasks to identify opportunities for efficiency.
Make commitments and make good on commitments: Takes responsibility for own tasks and notifies supervisor as soon as possible of potential delays in meeting deadlines or commitments.
Be Decisive: Independently decides what action to take when faced with critical choices in the workplace or in dangerous situations in the field.

Connect and share across WFP units: Suggests opportunities for partnering with other units to supervisor.
Build strong external partnerships: Identifies opportunities to work with colleagues and partners in the field towards common goals.
Be politically agile & adaptable: Develops an understanding of the value of WFP’s teams and external partners in fulfilling team’s goals and objectives.
Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Aligns own activities with supervisor’s priorities to fulfill internal and external partner needs.

Educational Requirements:

GCE Advanced Level

A Commercial pilot license; navigator license; air traffic control license; flight operations officer; License Dispatch Officer License; Loadmaster certification or aircraft loader/handler certification or equivalent is required.

Working Languages:

Fluency (level C) in English and good working knowledge of French.

Good understanding of local language Pidgin for Bamenda, Mamfe and Tiko positions is desirable.

Essential Experience:

At least one (1) year of relevant professional experience in the aviation industry.


  • Experience in restricted flying zones, and other aviation risks and assisting in flight planning.
  • Experience in handling passenger manifests and aircraft loading.
  • Experience in interpreting routine weather reports.
  • Experience in basic flight following and radio telephony procedures
Female applicants are especially encouraged to apply.

Deadline for applications: 31/01/2020

WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

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