First Nation Airways Nigeria Limited is a start-up airline with its headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria. The company was founded by former staff of now defunct Bellview Airlines and received its first two leased Airbus A320-200 aircraft (with an average age of 17.3 years) in early April 2011. First Nation Airways intends to offer domestic and regional scheduled passenger flights.
A good airline does not just deliver passengers to their destinations; it delivers complete customer satisfaction all the way from point of sales to arrival. At First Nation, we will deliver premium passenger service with our modern Airbus A320 and Boeing 767-300ER with strong processes and commitment to best industry practices.
We seek applications from thoroughbred professionals committed to safety and excellent customer service to fill the following positions:
1.) Vice President Commercial & Head Of Sales (Nigerian Or Expatriate)
Candidate must be a self starter, able to work with no supervision and run our commercial and sales group, overseeing sales activities in ten countries, setting sales policy, initiating promotion, gather market intelligence and running a very robust and creative commercial team
Candidate will overhaul existing commercial infrastructure, policy, directions and be IT Savy using the IP internet protocol as a major platform. Candidates shall have a University degreellATA UFTA or its equivalent with at least ten years experience in an lATA member airline sales and commercial department, five of which must be in management position in the commercial or sales department.
Age: Must be at least 38 years. Previous working experience in Africa will be an added advantage and ability to speak English language is essential. Come join us drive an exciting commercial team!
2.) Finance Manager (Nigerian Or Expatriate)
Ref: FFM/021 0
We are seeking an outstanding resourceful, VP-Finance that will oversee our finance, account, treasury operation group in a multi currency, large volume operation.
The ideal candidate will be a self starter, disciplined, honest, with strict professional value coupled with good work ethics to provide strong leadership to our vibrant team. Candidate will not be less than 36 years old with at least ten years working experience, five of which must be recent and in senior management position with extensive financial institutions’ experience and pReferably in a reputable airline
3.) HR Manager (Nigerian Or Expatriate)
Human Resources is the heart of any good organization. We are looking for an exceptional HR Manager to reinforce our HR department including restructuring and establishing a good work ethics and environment.
Requirement: The ideal candidate will be a University graduate with post graduate qualification in personnel management, people manager, disciplined, focused, and well cultured with leadership by example quality.
4.) Head Of Ground Handling Operations (Nigerian Or Expatriate)
We seek a dynamic head of ground handling operations, the candidate shall have extensive experience of lATA ground handling procedures and GSE and ULD management and have the ability to negotiate ground handling agreement across our network and turn our ground handling as a stand alone division.
This position require a disciplined, proactive and result oriented person with a University degree + lATA diploma and at least ten years experience in a IATAmember ground handling company.
5.) Cargo Manager
Cargo represents a vital and critical profit centre for us at FirstNation and we are seeking for an exceptional cargo manager to reinvigorate a vibrant cargo department. The ideal candidate will hold a minimum of first degree from a reputable University, considerable post qualification training including the lATA diploma in cargo and extensive experience in both cargo operation and sales.
The cargo manager must be a goal getter, well cultured, reliable, versatile and be able to work with little or no supervision. Candidate will need to have a minimum often years experience working for an lATA member carrier and previous working experience in Nigeria will be an added advantage.
6.) Head Of Information Technology (Nigerian Or Expatriate)
Ref: FIT 2110
IT is the heart of our operation, all aspects are driven by IT and we also have IT franchise. We seek an IT Head, who will help drive, redirect and enhance our eXisting IT platform
7.) IT Engineers
We are looking for a dynamic System Engineers with extensive soft and hard wares knowledge.
Qualification: Candidates must have a first degree from a reputable University with five years post qualification experience plus professional certificates
Age: 29-35 years.
8.) Station Managers – Abuja, Lagos, Kano & Port Harcourt (Nigerian Or Expatriate)
This is an exciting opportunity for Managers to head our Abuja, Lagos, Kano and Port Harcourt branches. City Managers will be responsible for the administration of the branch office, operation and represent the airline. Candidates will be University graduates or holder of IATA/UFTA with at least 10 years experience in an lATA member airline, three of which must be recently as a Station Manager and shall not be less than 30 years old. Holding a flight dispatch license will be an added advantage.
9.) Chief Security Officer
Security and Safety is the core essence of our operation. We seek an outstanding candidate, and well knowledged on the field of security with specific emphasis on Aviation security.
The ideal candidate shall have integrity, proven track record of at least ten years in a reputable organization, coupled with a University degree.
10.) Legal Officers
We are looking for a brilliant Legal Counsel. holder of LLB with 2nd Class Upper division and with a minimum of six years experience at Bar, previous experience in the legal department of a reputable airline or a good law firm with strong corporate practice experience will be valuable.
11.) Corporate Affairs Officer
Information is an important part of general operations and we seek an energetic and corporate affairs candidate with at least a University degree with 2nd Class Upper division from any reputable University with a minimum of six years media experience.
The ideal candidate must have the ability to publish in-house in-flight magazines, press releases, be a goal getter, and self confident.
12.) Cargo Sale Officer
Candidate shall have first degree from a recognized University in addition to relevant lATA diploma with thee years working experience.
13.) Passenger Sale Officers – Abuja, Lagos, Kano & Port Harcourt
We are looking for dynamic passenger officers with a minimum of lATA Diploma or first degree from a recognized University. Applicants will demonstrate proof of residence in their city of pReference within the last five years.
14.) Finance, Treasury, Tax And Audit Officers Position
Candidate should not be above 30 years old. Holder of ACAand with at least 7 year work experience in auditing, account preparation, taxation and airline revenue account, bank reconciliation.
We are looking for smart Secretaries, who speak and write good English language with at least B. A, B.Sc with Secretarial diploma, HND or OND in Secretarial studies. Candidates should be organized, under 45 years of age with at least five years secretarial experience in a good corporate organization. Ability to speak and write French Language will be of advantage.
16.) Station Accountant – Abuja, Lagos, Kano & Port Harcourt
A professional qualification with at least five years work experience in the Account department of an international airline of good repute.
A competitive remuneration and condition of service await successful candidates.
Method of Application
Candidates should apply In writing with credentials and recent full size photograph to:
The Admin Officer
66B Opebi Road