Aviation General Recruitment / Consulting

Arik Air Recruitment September, 2014

Arik Air, West and Central Africa’s largest carrier, seeks the services of experienced and competent candidates to fill the following vacant positions.

Position: Civil & Electrical Engineer

Civil & Elect engineer is expected to give advice on projects and design them, also turn their plans Into reality and maintain the structures once they are built. Job description includes:

    Undertaking technical and feasibility studies including site investigations
    Using a range of computer packages for developing detailed designs
    Undertaking complex and repetitive calculations
    Liaising with clients and a variety of professionals including architects, subcontractors, etc
    Compiling job specs and supervising tendering procedures
    Resolving design and development problems
    Managing budgets and project resources
    Scheduling material and equipment purchases and delivery
    Ensuring projects run smoothly and structures are completed within budget and on time.


    Creative graduate, who is commercially aware and capable of working well within a team environment
    Other key skills include
    Sound mathematical and technical skills inducing physics
    Ability to think methodically, to design, plan and manage projects
    Ability to maintain an overview of entire projects while continuing to attend to detailed technicalities
    Excellent verbal and written communication dulls
    Negotiating, supervisory and leadership skills combined with the ability to delegate.


    Minimum first degree in Engineering
    Minimum of 4 years experience

Position: AVP – Sales, Nigeria

Principal Accountabilities and Responsibilities

    Achievement of revenue targets in all channels in each financial year
    Ensure achieve the yield objectives in each season
    Ensure that the Seat Load factors corresponding to the desired revenue are maintained
    Ensure that the cost of sales are contained within the budgeted amounts
    Continuously Improve the revenue from the corporate sales channel, working with the head of corporate sales.
    Ensure highest level of visibility of the airline to the trade and consumer
    Identity, develop and sell to new cargo markets
    Plan and implement marketing and promotional activities to support the sales process
    Ensure the optimum level of efficiency and delivery in the customer touch points , ATO, CTO and call centers
    Provide a motivating and results oriented leadership to the sales team

Person Specifications

    Must hold a university degree.
    A masters degree or MBA is an added advantage
    Must have worked in the aviation industry for over 10 years in related area.
    Three years of the above should have been in a management role in a sales territory or region for an airline, having lead a sales/marketing team
    Dynamic personality , adaptable to changes and should be a person with great team spirit and leadership abilities

Position: Administration Manager

Job Specifications

    Provides supplies by identifying needs for reception, switchboard, mailroom. and kitchen; establishing policies, procedures, and work schedules.
    Provides communication systems by identifying needs; evaluating options; maintaining equipment; approving invoices.
    Completes special projects by organizing and coordinating information and requirements; planning, arranging, and meeting schedules; monitoring results.
    Provides historical reference by developing and utilizing filing and retrieval systems
    Contributes to team effort by completing related results as needed.
    Improves program and service quality by devising new applications; updating procedures; evaluating system results with users.
    Achieves financial objectives by anticipating requirements; submitting information for budget preparation; scheduling expenditures; monitoring-costs; analyzing variances.
    Manages the Admin, protocol, guest house unit and facility unit.

Person Specifications

    Dynamic and a self motivated
    Ability to work In a team with a strong focus on results.
    Conflict resolution and negotiation skills.
    Impeccable financial integrity.
    Good command over oral and written communication.
    Willingness to travel.
    Strong analytical skills.
    Proficient in use of computers.
    Fair and positive work attitude. Minimum 6years of experience in the field of Administration.
    At least 3 years of experience in heading the Administration function.
    Minimum of 1st Degree in related fields

Position: Associate Vice President Human Resources

As AVPHR you are responsible for the deliverance & daily management of the AVPHR’s who in turn ensure to deliver a professional HR structure to the Business Units. Strong communication and reporting line to the Croup VPHR, you will drive the mission statement and values of the business and acts as a team mentor. You will deputize for the Group VPHR when absent.
Principal Accountabilities And Responsibilities

    Develop, implement and sustain an effective recruitment program – coordinating the recruitment efforts with the AVPHR.
    Administers classifications programs, which includes analyzing positions i .e writing job descriptions and evaluations for classification purposes
    Administers compensation (including pension payments) benefits and performance management systems as well as safety and recreational programs.
    Coordinates the various hearing panels and activities e.g disciplinary with the AVPHR
    Devise, coordinate and direct benefit programs
    Prepares performance review forms and directs the distribution and retrieval of forms to managers
    Monitors performance appraisals and probation hearings
    Maintains complete attendance and labour turnover records; presents periodic reports to the Group VPHR
    Remains current on law changes and monitors labour law updates and newsletters for changes that affect HR
    Communicates regularly with the Human Resources Team regarding departmental and organizational issues
    Ensure department meet productivity standard
    Finalises all HR internal audits and approves necessary adjustments

Person Specifications

    Min of 8 years managerial experience in human resources at senior level
    Min of 5 years general experience in the HR field
    A Bachelors degree in Human Resource Management.
    A combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
    CIPD certified professional required
    Knowledge of sound techniques in all aspects of personnel management
    Ability to develop long term plans
    Ability to read, analyse and interpret technical journals, financial reports and legal documents


    Flexible and efficient time management
    Anticipation and Prioritisation of work load
    Analytical and Quality of thinking

Problem solving skills

    Excellent communication skills – oral and written
    Strong leadership skills
    Team player / leader
    Results orientated
    Attention to detail
    Proactively includes planning and organizing
    Sound and accurate judgment

Position: Vice President- Treasury

Job Specifications:

    Treasury management.
    Aircraft financing, managing of various credit facilities
    Financial management and monthly performance reporting
    Foreign exchange management
    Payment of local and regional suppliers
    Cash flow management


    At least a first degree in Finance or related discipline.
    Chartered Accountant, member of I CAN, ACCA etc
    Aged Between 35-50 years
    Over 15 year’s professional experience, some of which should have been acquired in aviation or allied sector.
    Outstanding leadership and managerial skills.
    A result oriented personality with good understanding of the aviation industry.
    Excellent Business communication skills Ability’ to work well under pressure.

Position: Head, Internal Audit

Job Specifications:

    Directs the overall operations of the Internal Audit Department on behalf of the Board Audit Committee and the management.
    Evaluates and provides reasonable assurance that risk management controls are functioning
    Erasure efficient and effective performance companywide vide internal control adherence monitoring.
    Evaluates mitigants for all recognized corporate risks and advise management.
    Ensures projects are prioritized based on risk and exposure and assist with project appraisals.
    Creates an effective strategic direction roadmap which covers the values, mission, and objectives of Internal Audit now and in the future.
    Ensures adequate corporate governance exists to provide transparency in business practices.
    Establishes a quality control programmes over Internal Audit activities, and ensure Departmental process, methodology and work flow are effective companywide (including project planning, resource management, file review, reporting, and follow up).
    Embedding minimum acceptable standards and control frameworks which meet both Arik’s Internal Audit objectives.
    Ensures that Internal Audit staffs develop skills and knowledge which provide maximum value for the business, and which are relevant for career advancement.
    Conducts ad-hoc special projects as requested by the Board of Directors. Audit Committee or the CEO.
    Maintains the independence and objectivity required by internal audit functions.

Person Specifications

    Bachelor Degree in Accounting or related discipline
    MBA or other post-graduate Degree highly preferable
    Professional accounting qualification (e.g. ACCA/CA/ACA) specialized in auditing financial analysis, and business process
    10 + years experience at a senior level in auditing and/or accounting functions within aviation or Big 4 environment

Position: Manager, Internal Audit

Job Specifications:

    Reports HIA on the policies, programmes and activities of the Department.
    Develops long and short-term audit goals and objectives to include operational audits, financial audits, follow-up audits and computer system audits etc.
    Develops audit procedures and systems.
    Implements audit plans, reviews audit reports and recommendations
    Recommends changes in systems, policies or procedures to increase efficiency and effectiveness of operations.
    Establishes and maintains quality control programme with the HIA of the IA Department.
    Designs, establishes and maintains an IA organization structure anti staffing
    Coordinates with third parties i.e. external auditors and other parties
    Conducts reviews and other related tasks as delegated by HIA

Person Specifications

    Bachelor Degree in Accounting or related field
    Professional accounting qualification required; for example. (ACCA/ACA) with specialization in auditing (CIA-MIIA), financial analysis and business process
    5 – 8 years experience at a senior level in auditing and/or accounting functions. Airline industry experience preferred.
    Ability to implement and use auditing software necessary

Position: Officer, Internal Audit

Job Specifications:

    Prepare or contribute to the preparation of work plans including risk assessment and audit programs for assurance and/or consulting engagements.
    Conduct discussions of preliminary nature with functional staff audited.
    Conduct – in accordance with best audit practice segments of financial, operational and compliance audits of departments.
    Obtain required information directly or Indirectly through examination of records and / or interviews with staff.
    For the processes / department audited, review and evaluate the system of management controls and assess their adequacy and effectiveness and, where appropriate, draft potential recommendations for improvements.
    Assess the reliability and effectiveness of internal controls. Undertake testing and field works as directed by senior staff, and ensure thorough work papers are prepared.
    Ensure knowledge of Arik and aviation industry in general is always advancing through a commitment to team, familiarity with current issues in aviation, and research.
    Conduct ad-hoc special projects as requested from time to time by HIA.

Person Specifications
Qualifications and Education:

    Bachelor Degree in Accounting or related discipline
    Partly qualified or student member ICAN or ACCA
    1-3 years Audit experience


    Business and commerce
    A basic understanding of the concept of risk
    An avid interest in aviation
    Computer literacy (all MS Office products)

Position: Estate / Facility Manager

Estate Manager also referred to Facility manner job function includes day-to-day operational and maintenance related task:

    Financial forecasting/budgeting
    Property acquisition and/or disposal
    Planning and overseeing building work/renovation
    Lease management
    Project planning and management
    Architectural/engineering planning and design
    Allocating and managing space within buildings
    Coordinating building maintenance and operational activities
    Organizing security and general administrative services
    Integrating communications/telecommunications
    Ensuring that facilities meet government regulations and environmental, health and security standards


    Minimum first degree in Estate Management or related courses
    Additional qualification is an added advantage.
    Minimum of 4 years experience.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send their applications and detailed CV to for AVP. Sales Role for other positions

Deadline: 15th September 2014.

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