Who are we?
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.
Reporting to the Regional Vice President the incumbent will be responsible for communication strategy and contributing to managing the external affairs of the Region as well as other special regional projects
Contribute to the design of the working plans and the delivery of the objectives of the newly-created Regional Communication department, including work on advocacy and lobbying issues across all divisional and geographical areas in AME and with focus on all related communications issues;
Study the market in order to consistently develop in-depth knowledge of the industry; be on top of aero-political and industry developments across the region and regularly report on them;
Prepare a daily summary of important information that is made available to the regional team;
Contribute to the regional communication plan as well as to the designing and planning of the regional external and internal communication strategy;
Prepare high level correspondence, briefings, presentations, speeches, and press releases on behalf of the Regional Vice President and the regional team as needed, in coordination with the Corporate Communications team when appropriate;
Advise the RVP with regards to political items and the communication of critical information;
Lead special projects in the region liaising with key stakeholders, with a focus on communication with members, authorities etc;
Represent IATA and the region in high-level meetings and events as needed.
Qualifications and Skills
University degree preferably in Business Administration, Communications, Political Science or International Relations;
Communications professional with 8 to 10 years of experience in a similar position;
Experience in an advisory role and providing counsel to senior executives;
Knowledge of the airline/aviation industry is an asset;
Ability to work effectively in an international and multicultural environment;
Proven track record of hands-on approach and strong leadership skills;
Demonstrated ability to set and meet deadlines, excellent organizational and analytical skills;
Excellent written and spoken communication skills in both English and Arabic with developed writing, editing and proof reading skills.
Experience in Social media platforms and social media analytics
Advanced degree is an asset e.g. MBA
Proficiency in regional languages (CEFR B1)