Destination Management Organisation Director, Quba Office
 
JOB TITLE: Destination Management Organisation Director, Quba Office
EMPLOYER: Azerbaijan Tourism Board DUTY STATION: Azerbaijan
PUBLISHED: 2018-12-25 LAST UPDATED: N/A DEADLINE: 2019-01-24

Destination Management Organisation Director, Quba Office

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Azerbaijan Tourism Board (ATB) is Azerbaijan’s national tourism organization. Our core tasks include the management of the "Holiday in Azerbaijan" brand, innovative marketing in the most internationally promising markets and the transfer of our knowledge of guests and markets to the domestic tourism industry. In this way we make an important contribution to the competitiveness of the holiday destination Azerbaijan.

The ATB is establishing Destination Management Organisations (DMOs) that will operate in key tourism regions across Azerbaijan, with one of the first being the Quba-Qusar region.  The overall purpose of the DMO is to lead, co-ordinate, promote, and manage the long-term sustainable development and marketing of Quba-Qusar and make an important contribution to its competitiveness and attractiveness as a holiday destination.

The Director, DMO Quba Office is responsible for representing ATB Azerbaijan at the destination level and works closely with the public and private sector at local, regional, national and international levels as well as with the local community and with visitors to market and promote the destination, facilitate the sustainable development of its tourism products, and support in the development of a skilled and capable tourism workforce and the can deliver quality tourism goods and services.

Essential duties and responsibilities

• Represent Azerbaijan Tourism Board (ATB) at the destination level and participates and represents ATB at destination events and meetings
• Manage day-to-day activities of the DMO, establishing its overall goals and overseeing operations, sales and marketing strategies and functions in accordance with the objectives of ATB and the region’s Destination Management Plan
• Develop and implement workflow processes and organizational structure and manages internal and external relationships
• Maintain a productive working relationship with public, private, community stakeholders and tourism partners, and lead / facilitate / collaborate their efforts to ensure their participation and involvement in key industry and organisational initiatives (destination management plans, product development opportunities, key partnerships and business relationships, regional / destination branding and campaign development, etc.)
• Work with the State Tourism Agency (STA) and ATB head office to provide policy and regulation advice to Executive Powers and other government and non-government organisations
• Manage the budget, staff and implementation of events, meetings, campaigns
• Produce regular progress reports to ATB
• Directly manage, coach, and develop the regional DMO team, develop and maintains effective organisational policies, and ensure all activities are implemented within the established policies, guidelines, laws and ethical standards
• Work closely with the public and private sector at local, regional, national and international levels as well as with the local community and with visitors themselves
• Manage and develop community engagement mechanisms such as tourism grants, scholarships and sponsorships

Requirements

Education and/or Experience:

• Post graduate degree in Business Management / Hospitality Management / Tourism Development / Tourism Marketing / Regional Development / Economy (majoring in local culture, history, regions, etc.)
• At least 3 years’ senior or middle management experience in tourism sector
• Proven supervisory experience
• Awareness / understanding of Quba-Qusar region as tourism destination
• Experience in development, formulation and implementation of strategic initiatives
• Experience managing and controlling a financial budget
• Excellent communication skills, both written and oral in Azerbaijani and English
• Computer literate
• Not essential, but considered favorably is:
o   Experience in public-private partnerships or co-ordination activities
o   Experience in multicultural environment / international projects
o   Experience in a business start-up

Please note, the duty station is in Quba city.  Candidates must be willing to be available to start at short notice within the first quarter of 2019.

How to apply

Candidates are requested to send their CVs to job@tourismboard.az  until 25.01.2019.  Please indicate the name of the position (Director Quba DMO) you are applying for in the subject line of the email.  Please be advised that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the further stages of the recruitment process.

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