Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
The Economic Regulatory Framework (ERF) Section in the Air Transport Bureau (ATB) is one of the Sections, charged with delivering results with respect to ICAO’s Strategic Objective – Economic Development of Air Transport. The Section is responsible for establishing policies and guidance on economic regulation; infrastructure management and economics of aviation activities, including taxation and user charges; developing policies and guidance to facilitate access to funding for aviation infrastructure and financing of air transport operations; harmonizing air transport policy framework through cooperation amongst the aviation community and all aviation stakeholders; and monitoring regulatory and industry developments in international air transport. The Section’s work programmes also aim to enhance transparency of international air transport, and to facilitate and reduce costs for States in performing their regulatory functions, for example, by providing a central meeting place to conduct multiple air services negotiations or consultations.
The Section manages and oversees the work programme of the Airport Economic Panel (AEP), the Air Navigation Services Economics Panel (ANSEP), the Air Transport Regulation Panel (ATRP), as well as the policy-making conferences, i.e. the Air Transport Conference and the Conference on the Economics of Airports and Air Navigation Services. It provides support to the Assembly, the Council, and Air Transport Committee (ATC). It also manages the organization, preparation and conduct of global and regional meetings involving its areas of responsibilities and expertise.
The incumbent reports directly to the Chief, ERF Section (C/ERF), from whom she/he seeks advice and guidance on assignments and consults on difficult and challenging projects. The incumbent supports the work of the Deputy Director, Economic Development of Air Transport (DD/ECD) as required. It is expected that the incumbent will be able to work independently on tasks assigned.
Function 1. Manages and handles administrative matters for the Section, achieving results such as:
Function 2. Coordinates and facilitates the preparation of documentation for the governing bodies (Assembly, Council and Air Transport Committee) by the Section, achieving results such as:
Function 4. Contributes to the production of publications such as ICAO Policies and guidance material in support of the efficient and effective delivery of the economic regulatory framework work programme, achieving results such as:
Function 5. Provides assistance to the Deputy Director, Economic Development (DD/ECD) for the execution of specific projects and ad hoc assignments, achieving results such as:
Professionalism: Strong proofreading and editing skills. Familiarity with using the latest office software and applications such as MS Office. General knowledge of air transport activities and terminology. 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.
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.
Planning and 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.
Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.
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.
Commitment to Continuous Learning:
Keeps abreast of new developments in own occupation/profession; actively seeks to develop oneself professionally and personally; contributes to the learning of
colleagues and subordinates; shows willingness to learn from others; seeks feedback to learn and improve.