IATA Regional Manager - Cargo Jobs in Nairobi

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is the trade association for the world’s airlines, representing some 275 airlines comprising 83% of global air traffic. We support many areas of aviation activity and help formulate industry policy on critical aviation issues.


IATA’s mission is to represent, lead, and serve the airline industry. We help airlines to operate safely, securely, efficiently, and economically under clearly defined standards and regulations. Professional support is provided to all industry stakeholders with a wide range of products and expert services.

IATA consists of five regions – The Americas, Europe, Africa & The Middle East, North Asia and Asia-Pacific. This exciting opportunity is a chance to join IATA’s transformed Africa & The Middle East (AME) team, working in one of the most exciting and fastest growing aviation regions in the world.

You will be joining a customer-centric, agile and program management driven organization designed to promote collaboration and enable effective delivery of IATA’s regional and global industry agenda. In a workplace culture of empowerment, you will have a unique opportunity to help shape your future role in this newly created structure.

At the heart of IATA are our Values and Behaviors. We all have different personalities, styles and areas of expertise, but you’ll recognize us by the consistent way we act and behave, in line with our brand values. We are looking for people who bring them to life in everything they do as they:

  • Act with integrity and uphold our standards
    Think strategically in support of the global big picture
  • Partner and manage to create high performing teams
  • Put people first by acting with a simple human touch
  • We are proud of being a diverse and inclusive Organization – we have people from all over the world working in our offices, and we extend this to our recruiting practices.
  • We are a meritocratic organization and an equal opportunity employer.

    Subject Matter Expert who is

  • Supporting the design development and implementation of regional activities, initiatives, and targets related to IATA global cargo agenda in accordance with regional market demands and expectations.
  • Develop and deliver on stakeholder engagements and events in line with regional cargo strategies and objectives

    Responsibilities

    Stakeholder Engagement:

  • Build and maintain pro-active relationships with customers and key personnel in member airlines and other industry stakeholders, including airport authorities, regulators, suppliers, and service providers in the region, as well as with non-member airlines in the cargo value chain.
  • Promote IATA’s policies, positions, objectives, activities, initiatives, services and products in the air cargo theme amongst airlines, governments, regional organizations and other industry stakeholders.
  • Perform representative duties in internal and external workshops, seminars, and events aiming to develop and promote IATA cargo standards and initiatives targeting key regional industry stake holders and public opinion.

    Delivery:

  • Support the development of the regional cargo work plan, and lead the delivery of the cargo regional strategies and priorities based on the global guidelines, the regional needs, and account plans.
  • Work on removing regulatory barriers before IATA cargo experience initiatives allowing the use of technology, digitization, on-line, and self-service solutions.
  • Provide technical support and assistance to the members and stakeholders across the cargo supply chain, promoting standards,
    best practices, and advanced solutions.
  • Support cargo solutions innovation through focusing on to customer needs, and support pilot initiatives in the region.
  • Work closely with Field Offices, The Regional Office, and other IATA Divisions on all cross-functional areas coordinating projects delivery and information sharing.

    Commercial Support

  • Support achieving IATA revenue generating targets through promotion of IATA solutions


    Cluster Team Work and Expert Knowledge

  • Collaborate with and support the Cluster Project Team in an agile way;
  • Partner with regional Subject Matter Experts to ensure a constant upskilling and regional capacity building;
  • Provide timely reports to the Cluster Project Leaders regarding progress of work of the set objectives
  • Maintain a proactive relationship with Subject Matter Experts at Headquarter level where applicable and benefit from expert guidance;
  • Support fostering a culture of inclusion, integrity, team spirit, strategic thinking, partnering, innovative pioneering and acting with a human touch

    Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Engineering or any other relevant discipline;
  • Minimum of 8 years of professional experience in a similar role with at least 5 years working in a similar role in aviation security, cargo, passenger and/or airport operations
  • Experience in networking with and influencing stakeholders, governments and other institutions on aviation as well as economic matters
  • Experience in successful public speaking engagements, in making effective presentations to varying audiences and in preparing reports based on technical merits and facts
  • Working knowledge of ICAO standards and recommended practices, best practices and other procedures in civil aviation operations;
  • Advanced Proficiency in MS Office

    Preferred Qualifications


  • Advanced degree is an asset e.g. MBA
  • Previous experience in managing, leading or overseeing projects is an asset
  • Advanced proficiency in MS Office, Project Management tools or/and CRMs (e.g. Salesforce)
  • Proficiency in regional languages (CEFR B1)

    At the heart of IATA are our Values and Behaviors. We all have different personalities, styles and areas of expertise, but you’ll recognize us by the consistent way we act and behave in line with our Values and Behaviors. We are looking for people who bring them to life in everything they do – they are:

  • Act with integrity and uphold our standards
    Think strategically in support of the global big picture
  • Partner and manage to create high performing teams
  • Putting people first by acting with a simple human touch

    Here at IATA we are proud of being a Diverse & Inclusive Organization – we have people from all over the world working in our offices, and we extend this to our recruiting practices. We are a meritocratic organization and an equal opportunity employer.

    How to apply

    Interested candidates should apply online by 30th May, 2018

    For more information and job application details, see; IATA Regional Manager - Cargo Jobs in Nairobi

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