01 December, 2009

432 Chief Executive Officer

Air Vanuatu (Operations) Limited


Transport (motor vehicles, planes, ships)


Port Vila, Vanuatu

Job Hours:

Not Stated

Due Date:

Job Description:

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Ni-Vanuatu candidates who meet minimum qualification requirements to apply for the position of

Chief Executive Officer of Air Vanuatu Operations Limited.

The position will be based at Air Vanuatu House, Port Vila and will report directly to the Board of Directors.

Air Vanuatu is the National Carrier of the Republic of Vanuatu and plays a pivotal role in supporting national development, particularly tourism.

As such, the CEO position has an extreme level of responsibility in providing necessary leadership in the daily management of the airline.

The successful candidate will manage the business through an essential restructuring program, whilst maintaining the airline’s core values of Safety,

Efficiency, Quality, Service, Reputation and Financial responsibility.

It is also essential to continue to enhance aggressive cost reduction and revenue enhancement strategies. Commencement salary and employment conditions to be discussed at interview.


- A Tertiary qualification in the area of Business Management, with a particular focus on tourism or a related discipline; A Minimum of 10 years experience in executive management of a large business or

customer focused enterprise. A comprehensive and sound understanding of business finance

- Excellent written and verbal communication skills; Ability to represent both the airline and country at all levels of Government here and abroad Ability to lead and motivate a small management team for

successful business outcomes; A Proven ability to quickly evaluate and implement a best cost benefit restructures

- Be of the highest ethical standards and demonstrate adherence to the Leadership codes and all aspects of good governance, Vanuatu law and Aviation protocols; A full and thorough understanding of all

aspects of aviation, both internally and internationally; Ability to hold the airline’s A.O.C. (Airline Operators Certificate), as an approved person through CMV requirements

- Ability to hold Passport, Drivers License and Airside access, including passes in Criminal History Checks and politically motivated behavior checks, persons of interest checks and all other aviation security

checks as deemed appropriate; Be in a state of good health and sound mind, and able to work a variety of hours to match business requirements; Cultural awareness and sensitivity to differences both here

and abroad

- Regularly prepare and deliver a variety of Financial, Operational and Strategic reports to the Board of Directors, and Shareholders where appropriate. Ancillary Qualifications (desired but not essential);

Developed Business relationships with other carriers and industry partners, Broad understanding of IATA, ICAO and IOSA.


Not Stated


Bislama, English, French


How To Apply:

All applications should be marked “Private and Confidential” and forwarded to the addresses below

Contact Name:

The Secretary


Fax: +678 23250




Board of Directors, Air Vanuatu (Operations) Limited, P.O Box 148 Port Vila, Vanuatu


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