Monday, October 29, 2012

Manager International Affairs - Emirates Airline - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Obtain, protect and expand aeropolitical rights for Emirates in the assigned geographical area through direct interactions with foreign governments and inter-governmental bilateral air services agreements. The role involves promoting Emirates' aeropolitical objectives and wider position on liberalisation and competition via targeted submissions and presentations to diverse influencers.

Job Outline:
    Prepare aeropolitical positions, requirements and correspondence towards the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority/UAE General Civil Aviation Authority and government authorities worldwide regarding traffic rights issues in the assigned area.
    Represent Emirates at inter-governmental bilateral air services negotiations in the assigned area with the objective of protecting and expanding traffic rights and other aeropolitical entitlements.
    Build and maintain strong relationships with the civil aviation authorities in the UAE and foreign countries to maximise Emirates access to the international market. Lobby and engage directly with government and non-government stakeholders and key influencers in the assigned area to promote the airline and its aeropolitical objectives.
    Research, organise and prepare focused submissions and presentations, in coordination with the Public Affairs section, aimed at achieving Emirates aeropolitical or wider policy objectives in the assigned area.
    Apply knowledge of aeropolitical priorities in the assigned area to provide tailored recommendations to Emirates Management on strategic directions that recognise and support Emirates business objectives. Draft policy proposals and briefing notes for senior management on key aeropolitical files and top-level negotiations.
    Obtain government authorisations and schedule approvals for Emirates operations to new destinations or for additional flights to existing points in the assigned area, when so required.

- Degree or Honours (12+3 or equivalent) in a business, international relations or legal related subject area


- 10+ yrs experience in the airline industry with a significant number of these years spent in a managerial/senior capacity dealing with aeropolitical issues and international affairs
- Demonstrable experience in negotiating bilateral air services agreements and other aeropolitical arrangements
- Proven expertise in lobbying and campaigning for traffic rights
- Experience in drafting correspondence, position papers and briefing notes on strategic aeropolitical and policy issues

Closing: 03 Nov '12

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