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. 

Aerodromes and Ground Aids Technical Advisor

Applications close Sun 03 January 2021

Exciting opportunity to support the Pacific Aviation Safety Office Audits and Inspections Programme, based in Port Vila, Vanuatu

12-month contract working from your home location until international borders re-open

Work with an experienced and diverse Pacific aviation team

 

The Organisation

The Pacific Aviation Safety Office (PASO) is an international organisation providing quality aviation safety and security service for Member States in the Pacific. PASO is the sole Pacific regional organisation responsible for regulatory aviation safety oversight services for the 10 Pacific States – Cook Islands, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu – who are signatories to the Pacific Islands Civil Aviation Safety and Security Treaty (PICASST).

 

The Position

The Aerodromes and Ground Aids Technical Advisor provides advice to the General Manager and Operations Manager on all matters relating to the administration, support and implementation of the PASO Audits and Inspections Programme (AIP) and ensure that these matters are managed in an effective and productive manner.

 

The selected candidate will be responsible for ensuring effective day to day communication and liaison with the PASO Operations staff on State work requests and matters requiring aerodromes and ground aid inputs, support and actions to ensure that PASO respond to and action States request in a timely manner while adhering to PASO policies and procedures.

 

PASO requires the selected candidate to commence in this role in early February 2021. Given border closures, the selected candidate would be expected to work remotely from their home location but would be prepared to relocate to Port Vila, Vanuatu once international borders open.

 

Essential Selection Criteria

► At least 10 years in an aviation technical field (air crew, ATC, engineering, management, airport operations), quality assurance or in civil engineering.

► Undertaken specific training in: Annex 14 Aerodrome Design and Operations; auditing, and quality assurance.

► Previously undertaken aerodrome inspector duties for aviation a recognised safety regulator or similar organisation.

► Experience in conducting audits or inspections that involve quality management systems.

► Internationally recognised safety and quality management systems certificate or have experience working in an integrated quality and safety management systems.

► Extensive commercial experience in the aviation industry, including management experience and check and training experience within an airline.

► Further suitability criteria and specifications can be found in the Position Description

 

Should you be shortlisted for a panel interview you will be contacted and requested to send through verification of relevant licenses and certificates.

 

Apply Online

Please click on the link below to download a Position Description with details on how to apply online. Applications for this role must be submitted using the link below. Do not email your application.

 

Click here: https://tinyurl.com/yagby7hq

 

For further information please contact Leilani.Sikkema@linkps.com

 

Applications close midnight, Sunday 3rd January 2021 Vanuatu time.

Air Navigation Services Technical Advisor

Applications close Sun 03 January 2021
 

Exciting opportunity to support the Pacific Aviation Safety Office Audits and Inspections Programme, based in Port Vila, Vanuatu

12-month contract working from your home location until international borders re-open

Work with an experienced and diverse Pacific aviation team

 

The Organisation

The Pacific Aviation Safety Office (PASO) is an international organisation providing quality aviation safety and security service for Member States in the Pacific. PASO is the sole Pacific regional organisation responsible for regulatory aviation safety oversight services for the 10 Pacific States – Cook Islands, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu – who are signatories to the Pacific Islands Civil Aviation Safety and Security Treaty (PICASST).

 

The Position

The Air Navigation Services Technical Advisor provides advice to the General Manager and Operations Manager on all matters relating to the administration, support and implementation of the PASO Audits and Inspections Programme (AIP) and ensures that these matters are managed in an effective and productive manner.

 

The selected candidate will be responsible for ensuring effective day to day communication and liaison with the PASO Operations staff on State work requests and matters requiring air traffic services inputs, support and actions to ensure that PASO respond to and action States request in a timely manner while adhering to PASO policies and procedures.

 

PASO requires the selected candidate to commence in this role in early February 2021. Given border closures, the selected candidate would be expected to work remotely from their home location but would be prepared to relocate to Port Vila, Vanuatu once international borders open.

 

Essential Selection Criteria

► ATC CAR Pt. 65 license with aerodrome and approach control ratings

► At least 10 years’ experience as an Air Traffic Control Officer

► ATC Instructor and/or Examiners Ratings

► Previously undertaken ANS – Air Traffic Inspector duties for a recognized safety regulator or similar organization

► Experience in conducting audits or inspections that involve quality management systems

► Internationally recognised safety and quality management systems certificate or have quality management systems experience.

► Extensive commercial experience in the aviation industry, including management experience and check and training experience within an airline

► An understanding of the Pacific Regional (NZ) civil aviation legislative and regulatory framework and other statutory requirements

► Further suitability criteria and specifications can be found in the Position Description

 

Should you be shortlisted for a panel interview you will be contacted and requested to send through verification of relevant licenses and certificates.

 

Apply Online

Please click on the link below to download a Position Description with details on how to apply online. Applications for this role must be submitted using the link below. Do not email your application.

 

Click here: https://tinyurl.com/y7lxvqle

 

For further information please contact Leilani.Sikkema@linkps.com

 

Applications close midnight Sunday 3rd January 2021 Vanuatu time.

Airworthiness Technical Advisors

Applications close Sun 03 January 2021

Senior role in supporting Pacific Member States Directors of Civil Aviation

12-month contract working from your home location until international borders re-open

Work with an experienced and diverse Pacific aviation team based in Port Vila, Vanuatu

 

The Organisation

The Pacific Aviation Safety Office (PASO) is an international organisation providing quality aviation safety and security service for Member States in the Pacific. PASO is the sole Pacific regional organisation responsible for regulatory aviation safety oversight services for the 10 Pacific States – Cook Islands, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu – who are signatories to the Pacific Islands Civil Aviation Safety and Security Treaty (PICASST).

 

The Position

The Airworthiness Technical Advisor provides advice and oversight support to the Director of Civil Aviation of the participating State and ensures that all matters relating to the administration of the project, including financial reporting and safety reporting are managed in an effective and productive manner.

 

The Airworthiness Technical Advisor is a key member of the PASO Leadership team and holds accountability for the smooth running of PASO’s Regulatory Services including the AIP in collaboration with the PASO Operations Team. PASO Ops Team includes the Operations Manager, two (x 2) Operations Advisors and two (x 2) Operations Coordinators.

 

PASO requires the selected candidate to commence in this role in early February 2021. Given border closures, the selected candidate would be expected to work remotely from their home location but would be prepared to relocate to Port Vila, Vanuatu once international borders open.

 

Essential Selection Criteria

► Holds or has held the equivalent of an ICAO 1 or 2 licence or holds a Bachelor of Engineering specialising in aviation engineering or internationally recognized Certificate of Engineering from a recognised and reputable tertiary institution.

► Has had a minimum of 20 years in the aviation industry with at least 5 of those years in a senior position with management experience and an in-depth understanding of aviation systems and the Safety Culture

► A minimum of 5 to 8 of those years of relevant experience in aviation safety regulation

► An in-depth understanding of the Pacific Regional (NZ) civil aviation legislative and regulatory framework and other statutory requirements

► An understanding of the ICAO Annexes and SARPs and regulatory framework and other statutory requirements

► An in-depth understanding of the maintenance procedures and administrative requirements for airworthiness of aircraft covering quality assurance and safety management, technical services, planning, production (heavy maintenance, line maintenance, engine, and component overhaul) and inventory control

► Further suitability criteria and specifications can be found in the Position Description

 

Should you be shortlisted for a panel interview you will be contacted and requested to send through verification of relevant licenses and certificates.

 

Apply Online

Please click on the link below to download a Position Description with details on how to apply online. Applications for this role must be submitted using the link below. Do not email your application.

 

Click here: https://tinyurl.com/yagdvnm5

 

For further information please contact Leilani.Sikkema@linkps.com

Applications close midnight Sunday 3rd January 2021 Vanuatu time.

Flight Operations Technical Advisor (General, Small Aircraft)

Applications close Sun 03 January 2021

 

Exciting opportunity to support aviation safety and security across Pacific Member States

12-month contract working from your home location until international borders re-open

Work with an experienced and diverse Pacific team based in Port Vila, Vanuatu

 

The Organisation

The Pacific Aviation Safety Office (PASO) is an international organisation providing quality aviation safety and security service for Member States in the Pacific. PASO is the sole Pacific regional organisation responsible for regulatory aviation safety oversight services for the 10 Pacific States – Cook Islands, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu – who are signatories to the Pacific Islands Civil Aviation Safety and Security Treaty (PICASST).

 

The Position

The Flight Operations Technical Advisor (Part 135 FOI General Aviation / Small Aircraft Operations and can-do Part 125 Aircraft Operations) will provide advice to the General Manager and Operations Manager on all matters relating to the administration, support and implementation of the PASO Audits and Inspections Programme (AIP) and ensures these matters are managed in an effective and productive manner.

 

The selected candidate will ensure effective day to day communication and liaison with the PASO Operations staff on State work requests and matters requiring flight operations inputs, support and actions to ensure that PASO respond to and action States request in a timely manner while adhering to PASO policies and procedures.

 

PASO requires the selected candidate to commence in this role in early February 2021. Given border closures, the selected candidate would be expected to work remotely from their home location but would be prepared to relocate to Port Vila, Vanuatu once international borders open.

 

Essential Selection Criteria

► Commercial pilot licence, instructor rating A or B and instrument rating (multi-engine)

► Flight time 3000 hours minimum, 1000 hours Pilot in Command on CAR 135 operations

► Minimum 3 years operations management, training, or examiner

► Previously undertaken FOI inspector duties for aviation safety regulator or similar organisation

► Experience in conducting audits or inspections that involve quality management systems.

► Internationally recognised safety and quality management systems certificate or experience working in an integrated quality and safety management system.

► Extensive commercial experience in the aviation industry, including management experience and check and training experience within an airline.

► An understanding of the Pacific Regional (NZ) civil aviation legislative and regulatory framework and other statutory requirements.

► An understanding of the operational procedures and administrative requirements for airline operations covering flight safety, line operations, flight operations, training, standards, quality assurance and maintenance.

► Further suitability criteria and specifications can be found in the Position Description.

 

Should you be shortlisted for a panel interview you will be contacted and requested to send through verification of relevant licenses and certificates.

 

Apply Online

Please click on the link below to download a Position Description with details on how to apply online. Applications for this role must be submitted using the link below. Do not email your application.

Click here: https://tinyurl.com/ycqvdeg8

For further information please contact Leilani.Sikkema@linkps.com

Applications close midnight, Sunday 3rd January 2021 Vanuatu time.

Flight Operations Technical Advisor (Large Aircraft)

Applications close Sun 03 January 2021

 

Exciting opportunity to support aviation safety and security across Pacific Member States

12-month contract working from your home location until international borders re-open

Work with an experienced and diverse Pacific team based in Port Vila, Vanuatu

 

The Organisation

The Pacific Aviation Safety Office (PASO) is an international organisation providing quality aviation safety and security service for Member States in the Pacific. PASO is the sole Pacific regional organisation responsible for regulatory aviation safety oversight services for the 10 Pacific States – Cook Islands, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu – who are signatories to the Pacific Islands Civil Aviation Safety and Security Treaty (PICASST).

 

The Position

The Flight Operation Technical Advisor (Part 121 FOI Large Aircraft Operations and can do Part 125 Aircraft Operations) provides advice to the General Manager and Operations Manager on all matters relating to the administration, support and implementation of the PASO Audits and Inspections Programme (AIP) and ensures that these matters are managed in an effective and productive manner.

 

The selected candidate will ensure effective day to day communication and liaison with the PASO Operations staff on State work requests and matters requiring flight operations inputs, support and actions to ensure that PASO respond to and action States request in a timely manner while adhering to PASO policies and procedures.

 

PASO requires the selected candidate to commence in this role in early February 2021. Given border closures, the selected candidate would be expected to work remotely from their home location but would be prepared to relocate to Port Vila, Vanuatu once international borders open.

 

Essential Selection Criteria

► Holds or has held a minimum of Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) with ratings on heavy jet glass cockpit aircraft or large turboprop aircraft

► Instructor Rating A, B or D, Type rating turbo prop or jet (applicable to type responsible for oversight)

► Flight time 5000 hours pilot in command minimum and minimum 5 years as pilot in command Part 121 operations

► Minimum 3 years’ management or in training or examiner role

► Previously undertaken FOI inspector duties for aviation safety regulator or similar organisation

► Experience in conducting audits or inspections that involve quality management systems

► Internationally recognised safety and quality management systems certificate or have experience working in an integrated quality and safety management systems

► Extensive commercial experience in the aviation industry, including management experience and check and training experience within an airline

► An understanding of the Pacific Regional (NZ) civil aviation legislative and regulatory framework and other statutory requirements.

►Further suitability criteria and specifications can be found in the Position Description.

 

Should you be shortlisted for a panel interview you will be contacted and requested to send through verification of relevant licenses and certificates.

 

Apply Online

Please click on the link below to download a Position Description with details on how to apply online. Applications for this role must be submitted using the link below. Do not email your application.

 

Click here: https://tinyurl.com/y7kd6prm

 

For further information please contact Leilani.Sikkema@linkps.com

 

Applications close midnight Sunday 3rd January 2021 Vanuatu time.

PACIFIC AVIATION SAFETY OFFICE REFORM PROJECT

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
(CONSULTING SERVICES)

STRATEGIC PLANNING ADVISORY SERVICES FOR PASO REFORM PROJECT
PASO/IC/A11.3

1. The Pacific Aviation Safety Office (PASO) has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the PASO REFORM PROJECT and intends to apply part of the proceeds toward payments under the contract for consulting services.
2. The consulting services (“the Services”) include the STRATEGIC PLANNING ADVISORY SERVICES to support implementation of project activities. The objective of this consultancy is to review performance against the 2018-2022 Strategic Plan; assess the impact of COVID-19 PASO sustainability and effectiveness; and prepare a new Strategic Plan for the quinquennium 2021-2026.
3. It is anticipated that the consultant’s team will commence as soon as possible over a twelve (12) month period. Please note that the Project is due to close on 31 December 2021 and the successful consultant will be offered a contract not past this date.
4. The consultancy will be contracted through a lumpsum contract. The estimated budget for this assignment will not exceed USD110,000.
5. The Terms of Reference for the Assignment is accessible here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/xej2ckgjqpta5y7/PASO_A11.3_Strategic%20Review_TOR_final.docx?dl=0
6. The PASO Reform Project now invites eligible consulting firms (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The shortlisting criteria are:
i) Relevant experience in providing advisory services in the areas of strategic planning and review; monitoring and evaluation; governance; organizational change.
ii) A strong understanding of the regional aviation context.
iii) Experience in working on similar World Bank assignments.
iv) Experience in advising Pacific clients.
Key Experts will not be evaluated at the shortlisting stage. CVs of experts are not required at this stage.
7. The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to paragraph 3.14, 3.16 and 3.17 of the World Bank’s Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers July 2016, revised in November 2017 (“the Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Consultants Qualifications (CQS) method set out in the Regulations which can be found at www.worldbank.org
8. Expressions of Interest, including documentary evidence on the above requirements shall be delivered in a written form to the address below by December 16, 2020. To facilitate evaluation, submissions shall not exceed 20 pages. Expressions of Interest should be clearly marked “STRATEGIC PLANNING ADVISORY SERVICES FOR PASO REFORM PROJECT”.
9. Address for submission of Expression of Interest: E-mail: procurement@paiptfsu.com

Last Updated on December 23, 2020