Air Operations (AirOps) Officer 2 at ICRC – International Committee of the Red Cross

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is the largest humanitarian network in the world. Its mission is to alleviate human suffering, protect life and health, and uphold human dignity especially during armed conflicts and other emergencies. It is present in every country and supported by millions of volunteers. The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is dedicated to preventing and alleviating human suffering in warfare and in emergencies such as epidemics, floods and earthquakes. It is not a single organization. It is composed of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the 189 individual National Societies. Each has its own legal identity and role, but they are all united by seven Fundamental Principles. These principles are humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality. Each component of the Movement is committed to respect and uphold them. The ICRC’s exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence and to provide them with assistance. It directs and coordinates the Movement’s international relief activities during armed conflicts. Established in 1863, it is at the origin of the Movement. The Federation inspires, facilitates and promotes all humanitarian activities carried out by its member National Societies on behalf of the most vulnerable people. It directs and coordinates its members’ actions to assist the victims of natural and technological disasters, refugees and those affected by health emergencies. It was founded in 1919.

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience: 3 years
  • Location: Borno
  • City: Maiduguri
  • Job Field; Aviation / Airline  , NGO/Non-Profit  , Project Management 

Job Description

  • Under the direct supervision of the Air Operations Manager in Maiduguri, the AirOps Officer is responsible for coordinating ground operations to ensure proper transport of passengers, luggage, and cargo. Support as a liaison person between the sub-delegation in Maiduguri and the AirOps base in Abuja.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Handles flight requests, flight notifications, green lights, and security clearances.
  • Handles passenger, cargo, and mail services to and from the airport. Distributes the daily, weekly, and monthly flight plans to the local authorities.
  • Liaises with logistics, welcome, and other ICRC departments about the movement of the ICRC aircraft, pick-up and drop-off times of both passengers and cargo and mail.
  • To keep Air Ops and Logistics informed about delays encountered.
  • Maintain good professional contacts with the local authorities and follow up on official procedures relevant to the area of operation.
  • Oversee following up on the Air Ops database for all inputs on flight booking requests from various ICRC sub-delegations.
  • RED flight following.
  • Processes and updates all flight bookings accordingly in the AOM software.
  • Produce a daily manifest, flight routing, flight sheet, flight release, and flight notification.
  • Coordinates with the main ICRC delegation and all sub-delegations regarding aircraft schedules, passenger in/out, and last-minute changes.
  • Informs all passengers and welcomes them about the pickup times for passengers traveling on RED, UNHAS, and commercial flights.
  • Handles all documents related to air operations activity.
  • Coordinates with all the departments’ staff and follows up on all Air Ops communication.
  • Channels all relevant information related to the flight notification activities, produces messages, and writes letters independently.
  • Upload files, invoices, AURs, fuel receipts, etc. into our database or team’s space.

Education and Experience Required

  • University Degree in Aviation Management and combination of education, professional training, certification in air transport, and experience in air transportation related occupation required.
  • A minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible flight operations work experience with an Airline, Flight Briefing Office, Ground Handling Company, or Airport Operator.
  • Advanced level in computer skills (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) including working knowledge of Flight planning systems.
  • Good command of written and spoken English.
  • Applicants should have a Nigerian nationality or hold a working permit
  • Grade:B2

Desired profile and Skills:

  • Previous experience with a Humanitarian agency would be an added advantage.
  • Additional vocational training in logistics or aviation, air transportation is an asset.
  • General knowledge of the Aviation industry and technical aviation terminology.
  • Driving licence.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:also send their CV, Letter of Motivation, and Certificates using “ABJ202400468 AirOps Officer 2 MIU” as the subject of the mail.


  • Applications intended for this role that disregard the online application Ms Form will not be taken into consideration
  •  Late applications will not be considered.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
  • Equal opportunities shall be provided to all employees and applicants for employment based on their demonstrated ability and competence without discrimination based on race, colour, religion, gender, nationality, status, disability etc. (The ICRC values diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive working environment)
  • We welcome applications from all qualified candidates;Female &People Living with Disabilityapplicants are encouraged to apply.
  • ICRC will not request any monetary payments from applicants at any stage of the recruitment process

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