If you’re ready to leave it all behind and join the Foreign Legion, wait a minute. Flightglobal.com may have just the job for you.
Flightglobal is looking for someone to “manage the day to day outbound operations and to assist and support the Operations Controller” at Kabul’s airport in Afghanistan.
The job being offered is full-time, permanent, involves managing a team of 50 people across two continents, features fixed and rotary-wing operations and – umm – “rapidly shifting priorities.” We can just imagine.
You will ensure compliance with ICAO, US MIL, NATO, UN, and host nation CAA
Directives and deal with a host of providers and suppliers. You will monitor safety, political and economic trends that will aid in contract negotiations and sourcing. You will develop financial factors to safeguard against raising fuel prices, crew availability, and even future ICAO, US MIL, NATO, UN, and host nation CAA directives aircraft modernization costs.
You will need to be an accomplished aviation professional, likely ex-military, ideally with some leadership experience gained in Iraq or Afghanistan. You must be able to build strong customer relationships and interface with senior U.S. and NATO officers. You will be expected to provide “unique solutions to contractual issues or concerns.” You will have detailed knowledge of cargo aircraft, an ability to recommend and/or source the right aircraft for the right mission based on gross weight, type and density of cargo and fuel burn. You will have established contacts with actual aircraft providers and proven experience in monitoring separate aviation operations while ensuring safety and financial standards are met.
Not surprisingly, you should “possess excellent communication skills in English and ideally one other language, and be able to adapt to rapid changes in a positive manner and work to tight deadlines.”
Your salary and an annual bonus will be paid in U.S. dollars, tax-free. Accommodation, laundry, transportation, health insurance and meals will be provided, along with the use of a telephone and Internet. You’ll have 63 days of annual leave and will work 14 weeks on, 3.5 weeks off.
Flightglobal is looking for a minimum commitment of 18 to 24 months.