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Chief Executive Officer


Air Vanuatu


Applications closed Monday, 10 April 2023


● Exciting opportunity to lead and support Air Vanuatu!

● Contract full-time position open to All Applicants

● Based in Port Vila


The Organisation

Air Vanuatu was formed 34 years ago in December 1987 and since then the airline has served Vanuatu proudly, bringing visitors and residents to and from the beautiful islands of Vanuatu.


Air Vanuatu has played a major role in establishing Vanuatu as a tourist and investment destination in the last two decades, particularly in it's closest markets, Australia and New Zealand, and will continue to do so in the future.


The Position

As the Chief Executive Officer of Air Vanuatu (Operations) Limited, you plays a pivotal role in supporting national development, particularly tourism. The position will be based at Air Vanuatu Head Office, and Port Vila, Vanuatu and will report directly to the Board of Directors. The CEO position has an extreme level of responsibility in providing necessary leadership in the daily management of the airline. The CEO 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.


Essential Selection Criteria

► A Tertiary qualification in the area of Business Management, with a particular focus on Airline Industry or a related discipline.

► A minimum of 15 years’ experience within the airline industry with at least 5 years experience in a CEO or other senior leadership position within an aviation company.

► A comprehensive and sound understanding of airline business finance.

► A full and thorough understanding of all aspects of aviation, both internally and internationally.

► Ability to hold the airline’s A.O.C. (Airline Operator Certificate), as an approved person through Civil Aviation Authority Vanuatu (CAAV) requirements

► Developed Business relationships with other carriers and industry partners.

► Broad understanding of IATA, ICAO and IOSA.

► Ability to hold Passport, Driver’s 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

► Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.

► Ability to represent both the airline and country at all levels of Government both nationally and abroad.

► Ability to lead and motivate a small management team for successful business outcomes.

► Proven ability to quickly evaluate and implement a best cost benefit restructure.

► Be on the highest ethical standards and demonstrate adherence to the Leadership codes and all aspects of good governance, Vanuatu Law and Aviation protocols.

► Be in a state of good health and sound mind, and able to work a variety of hours to match business requirements.


Job Description


Apply Online

Applications for this role must be submitted online using the link below.


Do NOT email your application.


Applications closed Monday, 10 April 2023


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