PASO Recruitment

Our People 

To deliver on its mission, PASO must maintain certain capabilities in both its Pool of Inspectors and the support staff who manage PASO on a day-to-day basis.

These are some of the capabilities that PASO looks for in new Staff Members:

  • Experienced and trusted regulatory aviation professionals
  • Strong Communication skills
  • Financial qualifications
  • Customer service focus
  • Corporate and Executive Support
  • Project management
  • Time management
  • Aviation regulatory knowledge and experience
  • Human resource management
  • Interpersonal skills

PASO Pool of Inspectors 

Within the Pool of Inspectors the following capabilities are required:

  • Being able to demonstrate the behaviours required of a good PASO inspector including: written and verbal communication skills, empathy, interpersonal skills, time management, critical thinking; and
  • Must have the qualifications and experience to meet the minimum ICAO requirements for inspectors (as detailed in the various CAR for Senior Persons Certified Organisations, such as CAR 119 Appendix A.)

Contact the PASO Operations team for more information. 

Positions Vacant

Position information will be posted here as it becomes available. 
For further enquiries, please email us or call +678 28500. 

Head of Corporate Services

Applications close Sunday, 7 November 2021

  • 3 Year Contract full-time position open to All Applicants
  • Based in Port Vila
The Position

The Head of Corporate Services makes a significant contribution to the overall success of PASO. The role leads the following core areas:

  • Overall Corporate Service operation
  • Quality Management System
  • Council Secretariat function

This role is responsible for the effective day to day management of the PASO Head Office. This will involve managing the entire Corporate Function which comprises of Human Resources, Office Administration, Training, Finance, Business Planning and Reporting (including Strategic Planning), all Council secretariat matters including subcommittee arrangements, communication, marketing, and information technology. The role also is responsible for the successful performance of the Quality Management System.

The Head of Corporate Services is a key member of the Senior Management Team and is expected to make a significant contribution to the overall success and direction of PASO through the responsibilities in the position but also in working collaboratively with their peers.

The Head of Corporate Services will have the ability and experience to motivate and drive the PASO teams to achieve both the overall PASO targets and key performance objectives. Strong people management skills are also essential to encourage personal development and ensure employee engagement is maintained and motivate staff at all times.

This role has four direct reports and leads a Corporate Team that totals 16.

Essential Selection Criteria
  • Hold a relevant qualification from a recognised tertiary institution
  • Have proven management experience and an in-depth understanding of business systems
  • A minimum of 7 to 10 years of relevant financial experience
  • Proven leadership experience in achieving strategic goals and objectives in a complex environment, especially where high levels of customer focus and stakeholder engagement are involved
  • Experience working in donor- funded, not for profit business.
  • Experience interacting successfully with government officials, key stakeholders, and third-party representatives
  • Strong analytical skills with ability to present relevant information in a clear and concise manner
  • Recognises the “big picture” in issues, and attend to detail when required
  • Has experience in, understands, and can work within appropriate legislation
  • Keeps abreast of trends and issues across the civil aviation sector and related areas (across the Pacific and overseas), knows when and where to go and get knowledge and expertise
Desirable Selection Criteria
  • Knowledge of and/or experience in the aviation industry would be an advantage
  • Knowledge of and/or experience working in the Pacific would be an advantage
Job Description

Please read the Job Description before applying. Click the button below to download the Job Description.

Apply Online

Applications for this role must be submitted online by using the application button below.

Applications close Sunday, 7 November 2021.

Head of Regional Engagement

Applications close Sunday, 7 November 2021

  • 3 Year Contract full-time position open to All Applicants
  • Based in Port Vila
The Position

The Head of Regional Engagement makes a significant contribution to the overall success of PASO. The role leads the following core areas:

  • PASO’s external diplomatic relationships and engagements;
  • Our responsibilities as a member of the Council of the Regional Organisations in the Pacific;
  • The Secretariat for the Regional Aviation Ministers Meeting;
  • Successful delivery of the Universal Safety Oversight and Audit Program (USOAP).

This role is also a member of PASO’s Senior Management team and is expected to make a significant contribution to the overall success and direction of PASO through the responsibilities in the position but also in working collaboratively with their peers. The position has 3 direct reports with various consultants to support the delivery of our obligations.

The Head of Regional Engagement’s main aim is to create and maintain lasting relationships with all State governments, CROP agencies and key stakeholders. The primary focus of this role will be on how we engage across all key areas to ensure that PASO makes a positive and progressive contribution towards improving aviation in the Pacific.

Essential Selection Criteria
  • A relevant degree from a recognised university.
  • A sound understanding of the Pacific with a deep understanding of the history and politics of the region.
  • Previous experience as a diplomat working for a Pacific Islands Ministry of Foreign Affairs or similar is mandatory.
  • Experienced at representing a Member government on the international stage and working with at least one other CROP organisation.
  • Act as a diplomat and demonstrate experience interacting successfully with government officials, key stakeholders, and third-party representatives.
  • Strong analytical, research, writing and presentation skills.
  • Recognises the “big picture” in issues, and also attend to detail when required.
  • Has experience in, understands, and can work within appropriate legislation.
  • Keeps abreast of trends and issues across the civil aviation sector and related areas (across the Pacific and overseas), knows when and where to go and get knowledge and expertise.
Desirable Selection Criteria
  • Knowledge of and/or experience in the aviation industry would be an advantage
Job Description

Please read the Job Description before applying. Click the button below to download the Job Description.

Apply Online

Applications for this role must be submitted online by using the application button below.

Applications close Sunday, 7 November 2021.

Consulting Services

Consulting services information will be posted here as it becomes available. 

Last Updated on October 15, 2021