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Manager, Advocacy And Strategic Relations

IATA Travel Agency Dubai

6 - 7 years Amman - Jordan

Any Graduation. Any Nationality


, Posted on June 12, 2018 1 Opening

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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.
At the moment we are looking for a Subject Matter Expert who
• Is responsible for IATA's achievement of key advocacy and external relations targets across the assigned geography.
• Liaises with member airlines and other relevant industry and government stakeholders across the region to maximize the value of their membership in IATA and coordinate between the Account/ Relationship Manager and headquarters (HQs) on key airline aeropolitical and regulatory issues
• Drives the achievement of key divisional targets across the region
Responsibilities
Delivery of Member and External Relations (MER) Objectives
Advocate and lobby key IATA positions to national governments and regulatory authorities including general legislative, regulatory and policy developments, industry taxation and slots as well as issues related to industry economics and environment;
Develop and coordinate action plans on a country by country basis to manage IATA priorities and targets across the cluster ensuring both a unified regional approach and an adequate country-specific coverage of the MER topics;
Provide guidance and leadership at the cluster level on key regulatory issues, including coordinating the lobbying for IATA positions on the main Member and External Relations and Environmental regulatory issues;
Coordinate with and support Account and Relationship Managers to manage Member and External Relations priorities and targets and delivery of Member and External Relations agenda across the region;
Work closely with other divisions on all cross-functional areas to build, maintain and support strong stakeholder management with airlines, governments and all entities in relation to issues affecting members and airline business across the region;
Participate in building and maintaining proactive approach to relationships with Member airlines and other industry stakeholders, including airports, authorities, suppliers and service providers across the region; create and maintain relevant partnerships;
Promote IATA s policies, positions, objectives, activities, services and products among airlines, governments, regional organizations, airports, ANSPs and other industry stakeholders
Maintain currency on industry related development in the region, taking or recommending actions which are consistent with IATA s policies and objectives.
Represent IATA in relevant regional industry events, attend meetings and conferences with industry stakeholders; organize meetings as appropriate.
Support the organization of IATA s events in the region including Aviation Days and Aeropolitical Forums.
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
Minimum Qualifications
University degree in International Relations, Law, Economics, or Political Science or related field of expertise;
Minimum 8 years of working experience with at least 6 years working in a similar role in the aviation sector;
Strong knowledge and experience in networking with stakeholders, governments and other institutions on aviation as well as economic matters;
A strong track record of successful public speaking engagements
Fluency in English (CEFR: C1) and French or Arabic (CEFR:B2)
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.


Industry Type : Travel / Tourism
Functional Area : Corporate Planning / Consulting / Strategy / M&A

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