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. 

ENGAGEMENT ADVISOR

  • An exciting opportunity to become a valued and integral part of a growing international aviation safety organisation
  • Contract full-time position open to Vanuatu residents and citizens
  • Based in Port Vila
  • Applications close: 30 January 2022

The Position

The Engagement Adviser assists the Head of Regional Engagement (HRE) to deliver the overall success of PASO and supporting role for the following Regional Engagement areas:

  • PASO’s external diplomatic relationships and engagements,
  • Our responsibilities as a member of the Council of the Regional Organisations (CROP) in the Pacific;
  • The Secretariat for the Regional Aviation Ministers Meeting.

The Engagement Adviser’s main aim is to support the Head of Regional Engagement to create and maintain lasting relationships with all State governments, CROP agencies and key stakeholders with the primary focus to engage across all key areas to ensure 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 governance framework.
  • Knowledge of Pacific culture, governance, and diplomacy.
  • Strong analytical, research, writing and presentation skills.
  • An ability to work effectively in a small team environment to contribute and enhance team achievements.
  • A proven record to produce high quality, fit-for purpose reporting for senior managers.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • A proven ability to manage confidential information.

Desirable Selection Criteria

  • Knowledge of and/or experience in the aviation industry would be an advantage
  • Previous experience as a diplomat working for a Pacific Islands Ministry of Foreign Affairs or similar would be an advantage.

How to Apply

Interested applicants for the above position may send in their applications and CV addressed to:

The Human Resource & Administration Manager
Pacific Aviation Safety Office
Novo House, Lini Highway
PO Box 139
PORT VILA
Email: employment@paso.aero

Applications close: 30 January 2022

Consulting Services

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

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

INDIVIDUAL CONSULTING SERVICES
PASO Reform Project  – Pacific Aviation Investment Program

Assignment Title: LEGAL SPECIALIST

Reference: P/A24
Submission deadline EXTENDED: 30 January 2022

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 service.

The consulting services (“the Services”) include a Legal Specialist to ensure that the PASO Reform Project is implemented successfully, in accordance with PASO and World Bank policies, procedures, manuals, the Grant Agreement and Project Agreement, and other approved program documentation. This assignment is expected to require up to 90 working days input until 31 December 2022 commencing as soon as possible. This position is remotely based.

The detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment can be downloaded below.

The PASO now invites eligible individuals (“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 (Please attach curriculum vitae with description of experience in similar assignments, similar conditions, etc.).

Firms’ staff may express interest through the employing firm for the assignment and, under such situation, only the experience and qualifications of individuals shall be considered in the selection process.

The criteria for selecting the Consultant are:

Essential
  1. A Law Degree from a recognized University
  2. Minimum 10 years of legal work experience in the private sector or government with emphasis on contracts and corporate matters
  3. At least 3 years working experience in International and Aviation Law including ICAO Annexes
  4. Experience of working in at least three (3) Pacific Islands or similar small island developing states
  5. Demonstrated strong analytical skills with effective communication skills and negotiating ability
  6. Excellence in oral and written English language
  7. Ability to work as a team member under minimal supervision with high integrity and in teams with cross-cultural membership
Desirable 
  1. Knowledge relating to the role of PASO in the Pacific Region
  2. Familiarity with project requirements of the international and/or donor-supported development projects, including World Bank will be an advantage
  3. Good knowledge of ICAO and its system of communication with States regarding its requirements

The attention of interested Consultants (including firms) 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.

Further information can be obtained by contacting procurement@paiptfsu.com

Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form by email (no more than 3MG) procurement@paiptfsu.com by 30 January 2022.

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

INDIVIDUAL CONSULTING SERVICES
PASO Reform Project  – Pacific Aviation Investment Program

Assignment Title: BUSINESS ANALYST

Reference: P/A22
Submission deadline EXTENDED: 30 January 2022

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 service.

The consulting services (“the Services”) include a Business Analyst to support PASO in the delivery of its services for Member States and its ongoing coordination of regulatory activities supporting the reform process of the Pacific Aviation Safety Office. This assignment is expected to require up to 55 days input until 31 December 2022 commencing as soon as possible.

The detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment can be downloaded below.

The PASO now invites eligible individuals (“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 (Please attach curriculum vitae with description of experience in similar assignments, similar conditions, etc.).

Firms’ staff may express interest through the employing firm for the assignment and, under such situation, only the experience and qualifications of individuals shall be considered in the selection process.

The criteria for selecting the Consultant are:

Essential
  1. University degree required – Bachelor of IT or Computing Science related
  2. Demonstrated 5+ years of requirements elicitation, business analysis, workflow and modelling experience
  3. Excellent critical, analytical and conceptual thinking and problem-solving skills
  4. Exceptional documentation, verbal, and presentation skills in English
  5. Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including demonstrated ability to engage disparate stakeholders
Desirable 
  1. Experience with agile BA methodology preferred
  2. Understanding or experience in regional oversight and rule system
  3. Strong business analyst skills in the aviation industry
  4. Knowledge relating to the role of PASO in the Pacific Region
  5. Familiarity with the aviation sector in the Pacific Region
  6. Knowledge and appreciation of cultural dynamics of the Pacific region

The attention of interested Consultants (including firms) 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.

Further information can be obtained by contacting procurement@paiptfsu.com

Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form by email (no more than 3MG) procurement@paiptfsu.com by 30 January 2022.

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

INDIVIDUAL CONSULTING SERVICES
PASO Reform Project  – Pacific Aviation Investment Program

Assignment Title: GASOS AIRWORTHINESS TECHNICAL WRITER

Reference: P/A27
Submission deadline: 24 January 2022

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 service.

The consulting services (“the Services”) include a GASOS AIRWORTHINESS TECHNICAL WRITER to support the PASO Head of Regulatory Services and the PASO technical team in the review, elicitation and documentation of the PASO technical requirements (both functional and non-functional). This assignment is expected to require approximately 60 days input until 31 December 2022 commencing as soon as possible.  It is expected that an initial intensive input will be required at commencement, including a detail review of the overall GASOS corrective action plan to defined the scope needed for the project period within the days budgeted.

The detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment can be downloaded below.

The PASO now invites eligible individuals (“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 (Please attach curriculum vitae with description of experience in similar assignments, similar conditions, etc.).

Firms’ staff may express interest through the employing firm for the assignment and, under such situation, only the experience and qualifications of individuals shall be considered in the selection process.

The Consultant will be evaluated using the following criteria:

Essential
  1. Have a relevant tertiary qualification in aviation corporate governance, organisational change, business management or other relevant discipline from a recognised institution or equivalent relevant operational qualification
  2. At least 10 years of relevant experience in aviation regulatory management and coordination roles, or provision of aviation regulatory technical advice in any aviation discipline
  3. Demonstrated understanding or experience in regional oversight and audit systems in the aviation sector
  4. Strong technical and quality management skills in the aviation industry
  5. Strong communication skills including demonstrated experience in working successfully with stakeholders of varying technical knowledge, or cultural background. Strong networking team and collaboration skills will be essential for this role
  6. Excellent verbal, written, presentation, project management and communication skills in English
  7. Familiarity with ICAO and its GASOS and RSOO requirements including an overview appreciation of the USOAP and USAP framework
  8. Demonstrated capability in developing or drafting Rules, Policies, Procedures Checklists and guidance for States CAA in any civil aviation disciplines to address States USOAP CMA findings
  9. Have subject matter qualification and experience in any or more aircraft airworthiness field of work – aircraft maintenance, aircraft configuration and maintenance specification control
Desirable 
  1. Knowledge of International Standards Organisation (ISO) and Quality Management System (QMS) concepts
  2. Knowledge relating to the role of PASO in the Pacific Region;
  3. Worked as a State NCMC and has experience in managing the ICAO USOAP CMA OLF
  4. Familiarity with the aviation sector in the Pacific Region
  5. Knowledge and appreciation of cultural dynamics of the Pacific region

The attention of interested Consultants (including firms) 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.

Further information can be obtained by contacting procurement@paiptfsu.com

Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form by email (no more than 3MG) procurement@paiptfsu.com by 24 January 2022.

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

INDIVIDUAL CONSULTING SERVICES
PASO Reform Project  – Pacific Aviation Investment Program

Assignment Title: GASOS AIR NAVIGATION TECHNICAL WRITER

Reference: P/A28
Submission deadline: 24 January 2022

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 service.

The consulting services (“the Services”) include a GASOS Air Navigation Technical Writer to support the PASO Head of Regulatory Services and the PASO technical team in the review, elicitation and documentation of the PASO technical requirements (both functional and non-functional). This assignment is expected to require approximately 60 days input until 31 December 2022 commencing as soon as possible. It is expected that assignment will be implemented remotely.

The detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment can be downloaded below.

The PASO now invites eligible individuals (“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 (Please attach curriculum vitae with description of experience in similar assignments, similar conditions, etc.).

Firms’ staff may express interest through the employing firm for the assignment and, under such situation, only the experience and qualifications of individuals shall be considered in the selection process.

The Consultant will be evaluated using the following criteria:

Essential
  1. Have a relevant tertiary qualification in aviation corporate governance, organisational change, business management or other relevant discipline from a recognised institution or equivalent relevant operational qualification
  2. At least 10 years of relevant experience in aviation regulatory management and coordination roles, or provision of aviation regulatory technical advice in any aviation discipline
  3. Demonstrated understanding or experience in regional oversight and audit systems in the aviation sector
  4. Strong technical and quality management skills in the aviation industry
  5. Strong communication skills including demonstrated experience in working successfully with stakeholders of varying technical knowledge, or cultural background. Strong networking team and collaboration skills will be essential for this role
  6. Excellent verbal, written, presentation, project management and communication skills in English
  7. Familiarity with ICAO and its GASOS and RSOO requirements including an overview appreciation of the USOAP and USAP framework
  8. Demonstrated capability in developing or drafting Rules, Policies, Procedures Checklists and guidance for States CAA in any civil aviation disciplines to address States USOAP CMA findings
  9. Have subject matter qualification and experience in any of the Air Navigation Areas
Desirable 
  1. Knowledge of International Standards Organisation (ISO) and Quality Management System (QMS) concepts
  2. Knowledge relating to the role of PASO in the Pacific Region
  3. Worked as a State NCMC and has experience in managing the ICAO USOAP CMA OLF
  4. Familiarity with the aviation sector in the Pacific Region
  5. Knowledge and appreciation of cultural dynamics of the Pacific region

The attention of interested Consultants (including firms) 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.

Further information can be obtained by contacting procurement@paiptfsu.com

Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form by email (no more than 3MG) procurement@paiptfsu.com by 24 January 2022.

Last Updated on January 19, 2022