Air operations manager

Multiple locations

Your task

ICRC Air-Operations Managers are responsible for the management of ICRC chartered, leased or owned aircraft in a cost effective, safe and efficient manner. The Air-Operations Manager will coordinate the activities of the aircraft, crew, ICRC staff, passengers and cargo in an ICRC mission to optimise resource utilisation. He/she shall make sure that flights performed safely in often a dangerous environment with all necessary permissions.

Selection requirements

  • Minimum age: 25
  • Prepared to accept an unaccompanied posting (i.e. no spouse, partner, children or dependents) during the first 24 months of collaboration
  • Minimum two years working experience as flight dispatcher or pilot in an airline
  • Recognized training in aviation management and flight dispatching. Valid licence in flight dispatch (JAA or FAA) or licence as airline pilot
  • Excellent command of English and French
  • Familiarity with word processing, and spreadsheet software
  • Driving licence (must cover manual transmission – a licence for automatic-transmission vehicles only is not sufficient)

Your profile

  • Motivated by humanitarian work
  • General technical knowledge of and keen interest in aviation activities
  • Capable of leading a multicultural team
  • Able to work under pressure in a dangerous environment
  • Team spirit
  • Responsible and well organized

What we offer

  • An opportunity to practise your profession in a setting of humanitarian endeavour
  • The chance to use your knowledge to help the victims of war
  • A multicultural working environment
  • Generous benefits

Please note that owing to the ICRC's working procedures and principles, in particular the principle of neutrality, we cannot assign personnel to a country of which they are a national.




Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: ICRC - International Committee of the Red Cross
  • Location: Multiple locations
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Environment
    • Management, Administration and Finance
  • Closing Date:

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