ICAO-IAWA Aviation Scholarship for women 2016

Deadline: 15 March 2016

Open to: any nationality

ICAO-IAWA Aviation Scholarship


The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the UN special agency, was created in 1944 to promote the safe and orderly development of international civil aviation throughout the world. With the objective of enhancing the development of women in aviation, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in conjunction with the International Aviation Women’s Association (IAWA), is offering an Aviation Scholarship for a professional woman in this field.

Candidates who are selected for the ICAO-IAWA Aviation Scholarship will be able to augment their professional experience in aviation by working on and contributing to specific aspects of the ICAO work programme at the international level for a period of nine months.

Please Keep in Mind

  • Duration of assignment: nine months
  • Living expenses: a monthly stipend of USD 2,000 will be provided to assist the selected candidate in covering living expenses in Montreal
  • Visa:If required, a letter will be provided by ICAO to selected candidates to assist in obtaining entry visa to Canada (where applicable).
  • Medical insurance: the selected candidate will be required to provide proof of medical coverage for the duration of the Aviation Scholarship.
  • Travel costs: the selected candidate is required to cover all costs related to travel to Montreal.


  • An advanced university degree (Masters’ level or equivalent), in an aviation-related discipline
  • A minimum of two years of  experience in supporting technical work of an international aviation or aerospace organization, a civil aviation authority,  or similar related organization.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of any other of the following ICAO languages is an asset:  Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish.

Details of Assignment

Selected candidates will work under the guidance of experienced professionals in the Air Navigation Bureau at the ICAO Headquarters in Montreal.

The Air Navigation Bureau (ANB) is responsible for providing technical guidance to the Air Navigation Commission (ANC), the Council and the Assembly. ANB provides technical expertise in aviation-related disciplines to States, industry and all elements of the Organization. The Bureau is also responsible for maintaining and implementing the Global Aviation Safety Plan (GASP) and the Global Air Navigation Plan (GASP), including its aviation system block upgrades as well as producing yearly safety and air navigation status reports. The Bureau develops technical studies and proposals for Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs), and Procedures for Air Navigation Services (PANS) for further processing by the governing bodies of ICAO. The Bureau also develops related procedures and guidance material. The Bureau also manages the Universal Safety Oversight Audit Programme (USOAP) that monitors  all States on a continuous basis.

Illustrative examples of areas of work and responsibilities which will be assigned are shown below, depending on the profiles of the selected candidates. The selected candidate will support activities related to the promotion of women in aviation, including, for example, the Annual ICAO-IAWA Connect event.

  • Support the development of Airport Collaborative Decision Making guidance material
  • Support the development of Air Traffic Flow Management related taxonomy and message set
  • Support the development of a taxonomy for medically related accidents and incidents
  • Develop or improve operational risk management concepts, metrics and analytical methods
  • Develop a database on dangerous goods-related accidents/incidents
  • Support further analysis on indicators contained in the global air navigation report, such as ASBUs implementation and outtake of PBN
  • Conduct a gap analysis on requirements for the provision of ground handling services among ICAO Member States. The analysis may include the collection of practices, analysis of input, surveys and the development of conclusions or recommendations
  • Conduct research and analysis on emerging aviation issues
  • Support airport runway safety team implementation activities
  • Draft material on validity and reliability of aviation language test for inclusion in Doc 9835
  • Mine and analyze ADREP data for incidents and accidents where language proficiency is involved
  • Develop a knowledge concept map for pilots in a phase of flight, and based on knowledge map developed, conduct a critical incident analysis
  • Develop a knowledge concept map for remote pilots in a phase of flight TBD, and based on knowledge map developed, conduct a critical incident analysis.
  • Draft Icing/de-icing/anti-icing manual (Doc 9640)
  • Support the establishment of FF-ICE related provision
  • Support the technical editing of the SWIM concept document
  • Support the technical editing process of the RPAS manual


If you are interested in being considered for an Aviation Scholarship for nine months at ICAO, you are invited to submit an online application at  ICAO’s e-Recruitment website at https://careers.icao.int. In addition, please send your resume to [email protected].

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