ASEAN Secretariat Vacancy: Senior Officer Air Transport - Indonesian


The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was founded in 1967 with the purpose of establishing a firm foundation for common action to promote regional cooperation in South East Asia in the spirit of equality and partnership and thereby contribute towards peace, progress and prosperity in the region. It comprises ten (10) countries of Southeast Asia. ASEAN was proclaimed a Community through the Declaration signed by the ASEAN Leaders during the 27th ASEAN Summit, 2015. The ASEAN 2025 calls for the ASEAN Community in forging ahead together, working towards a community that is politically cohesive, economically integrated and socially responsible.

The ASEAN Secretariat was established in 1976 by the Foreign Ministers of ASEAN with the basic function of providing greater efficiency in the coordination of ASEAN organs and for more effective implementation of ASEAN projects and activities. It is also envisioned to be the nerve center of a strong and confident ASEAN Community that is globally respected for acting in full compliance with its Charter and in the best interest of its people.

In alignment with the ASEAN 2025 and Key Aspirations of the three ASEAN pillars of Political Security Community, Economic Community and Socio-Cultural Community, supported by the Department of Community and Corporate Affairs, the ASEAN Secretariat is inviting qualified ASEAN Nationals to apply for the position of Senior Officer Air Transport. This position reports to Assistant Director/Head of Transport Division, ASEAN Economic Community Department.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide policy and technical advice and recommendations by undertaking research work and preparing policy papers to support the formulation and implementation of ASEAN regional integration policy in air transport, including providing inputs into the development of sectoral work plans (and similar documents) and agreements.
  • Facilitates discussions and negotiations among ASEAN Member States. 
  • Monitor the implementation of sectoral work plans (and similar documents) and compliance with ASEAN agreements in the air transport sector. 
  • Manage and coordinate the activities and provide the required support for the development, implementation and monitoring of programmes and/or projects in air transport: 
    • Propose/formulate project/activities
    • Involve in the preparation of project proposals
    • Assist in mobilising resources for the implementation of programmes/projects
    • Monitor and report the implementation of programmes/projects
  • Provide support in the development and implementation of programmes/activities of cooperation between ASEAN and external parties, including ASEAN Dialogue Partners, international organisations and the private sector, in the field of air transport: 
    • Initiate future work plan and key activities
    • Propose and implement joint agreements, programmes and activities with the external parties
    • Liaise with the external parties
  • Promote ASEAN air transport sector by preparing promotional materials and taking part in speaking engagement at national, regional and international events as required. 
  • Support the ASEAN bodies on transport and air transport with respect to meetings: 
    • Prepare the necessary documents required for the meetings
    • Act as a resource person and facilitator at meetings
    • Represent the ASEAN Secretariat at meetings as required
    • Assist the hosting organisations in preparing for meetings
Qualifications and experience:
  • Advanced degree or its equivalent in Economics, Engineering, Management (preferably air transportation/aviation management) or other appropriate specialist discipline.
  • Extensive supervisory experience, within management position with a minimum six (6) years high-level experience in a recognised specialised field;
  • Sound experience and knowledge in the field of civil aviation, particularly in air safety or air traffic management;
  • Knowledge in public policy development and negotiation;
  • Good corporate, strategic and business planning skills;
  • Strong leadership and strong administrative capabilities;
  • Understanding of international and regional issues, and knowledge of and commitment to ASEAN ideals;
  • High-level interpersonal, negotiation and communication skills, including experience in cross cultural environment and international settings;
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain sound working relationships with government representatives, public and private sector organisations and other stakeholders;
  • Proven ability for accuracy under pressure and adherence to deadlines;
  • Commitment to teamwork and collaborative work practices;
  • Excellent command of English, written and spoken.
  • Competency in computer skills with adequate knowledge of Microsoft Office and Outlook where relevant to the position;
Remuneration and Benefits:
Successful candidate will be offered an attractive remuneration package including housing, outpatient medical reimbursement, hospitalization & life insurance, children’s education and gratuity. Subject to good performance during the probation, the candidate will be offered a fixed term contract of three (3) years, inclusive of the six-month probationary period.

How to apply:
Send your application to your suitability and potential contribution to the position together with a detailed CV, certified true copies of educational certificates, and complete ASEC Employment Application Form attached with recentphotograph. Applications sent without the three documents mentioned above will NOT be considered.

Please indicate on the subject heading: Application for SO Air Transport.

Application documents should reach the ASEAN Secretariat by 12 February 2016. The Selection Committee’s decision is final and only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

ASEC Employment Form can be downloaded at: HERE