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about 1 year ago
Location: Colombia
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Business & Administration
Category: Senior Manager Jobs

Reporting to the Country Manager in Colombia, the incumbent is responsible for the main legal aspects of IATA in Colombia, and also to hold the legal representation of the Air Transport Association of Colombia (ATAC). The incumbent is expected to support all lobbying, regulatory or any other activity of the associations with legal content and to drive the legal strategy in regards of any IATA or ATAC initiative in Colombia.


Support the Country Manager in specific legal issues developing in Colombia, including the legal representation of the Air Transport Association of Colombia (ATAC), all legal responsibilities regarding ATAC’s Board of Governors, el Fondo Nacional de Turismo (FONTUR) and others;
Participate on behalf of the association in the key regulatory processes in ColombiaSupport the Country Manager in Colombia in advocating key industry positions to the government, the Congress and other regulatory authorities;
Provide guidance and leadership on key regulatory issues, including coordinating the lobbying for IATA positions on the main Colombian regulatory issues;
Work closely with other divisions on all cross functional areas to build, maintain and support strong stakeholder management with airlines, governments and all entities in relation to issues affecting members and airline business;
Participate in building and maintaining proactive approach to relationships with Member airlines and other industry stakeholders, including airports, government authorities, suppliers and service providers in Colombia;
Create and maintain relevant partnerships;
Promote IATA’s policies, positions, objectives, activities, services and products among airlines, government, airports and other industry stakeholders in Colombia;
Attend meetings and conferences with industry stakeholders, organize meetings as appropriate;
Support the organization of IATA events in the region including Aviation Days and others.

Qualifications and Skills

Technical Knowledge/Skills, Aptitude Essential Desirable
Experience lobbying in Congress and other regulators X
Knowledge on aviation law, or related regulated industries X
Ability to negotiate and deal with different opinions of stakeholders X
Knowledge on commercial law and specific laws of associations in Colombia , combined with experience on holding the legal representation of a company or association X
Strong analytical, problem solving, interpersonal skills X
Possession of a high degree of integrity and trust along with the ability to work effectively under pressure, either independently or as a member of a team X
Target oriented, and eager to receive directions and implement them X
Discilpine to study and willingness to learn specific aviation topics or IATA's internal materials X
Communication skills and proficiency in writing skills X

Embrace IATA’s Brand Values X
Ability to work as a strong team player in a dynamic, multi-cultural, fast paced and highly demanding environment while being organized to deliver on tight deadlines and productivity metrics. X
Ability to set priorities and work with a high level of drive, energy and speed with a strong customer focus on proactive problem solving, conflict resolution, continuous follow-up, and client retention. X
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively with internal/ external stakeholders at all levels from different cultures and backgrounds with a strong sense of Customer Service ethics according to IATA's corporate philosophy. X
Since IATA is servicing customers and members throughout the Americas' region candidates must be willing to work in dedicated shifts, possibly on weekends or official public holidays. Compensation applies in accordance with the local Conditions of Employment. X

Experience Specialized Essential Desirable
5 years 3-5 years of experience in the aviation, transport, travel, related and/or similar industry X
Education Essential Desirable
Bachelor's Degree in Law X
Post graduate degree in Law X
Certification(s) Essential Desirable
Accepeted in the Colombian Bar, holding a professional lawyers card X

Languages Description Essential Desirable
English Excellent Proficiency both written and verbal X
French Excellent Proficiency both written and verbal No
Portuguese Excellent Proficiency both written and verbal No
Spanish Excellent Proficiency both written and verbal X

Travel Required
Description Travel Time %
YesTravel is required for up to 10% of the time.
Citizenship Status Essential Desirable
Colombian or foreigner with a convalidated law title and professional card holder X

Competency Definition
Adaptability The ability to adapt to and work effectively within a variety of situations, and with various individuals or groups.
Business Acumen The understanding of the business, industry principles and overall performance, in terms of the finance and profitability measures. Ability to apply this understanding to achieve results and to increase the performance and profitability of the company.
Team Leading The ability to develop team spirit, co-operation and commitment within one’s own team by making goals and expectations clear, involving employees, and to stimulate the development of their personal capabilities.
Commitment to Quality Is constantly looking for way to challenge monitor and improve the quality of work and processes (by competing against a standard of excellence) taking initiatives and creating systems.
Problem Solving Develops and communicates ideas to solve complex issues. Interact positively with others to address misunderstandings and reach agreement. Keen to address a complex issues form various angles to understand the root cause.

At the heart of what we do are our Brand Values
- We build standards through expertise
- We champion the global big picture
- We partner for mutual benefit
- We act with a simple human touch

At IATA we are proud of being a Diverse & Inclusive Organization – we have people from all over the world working in our offices, and we extend this to our recruiting practices. We are a meritocratic organization and an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace. The Company's policy is not to discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. The Company also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories.


At the heart of IATA are our Values and Behaviors. We all have different personalities, styles and areas of expertise, but you’ll recognize us by the consistent way we act and behave in line with our Values and Behaviors. We are looking for people who bring them to life in everything they do – they are:

* Act with integrity and uphold our standards

* Think strategically in support of the global big picture

* Partner and manage to create high performing teams

* Putting people first by acting with a simple human touch

Here at IATA we are proud of being a Diverse & Inclusive Organization – we have people from all over the world working in our offices, and we extend this to our recruiting practices. We are a meritocratic organization and an equal opportunity employer.

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