Manager Flight Operations – Entebbe – EAC-CASSOA

The East African Community Civil Aviation Safety and Security Oversight Agency (EAC-CASSOA) is a self accounting institution of the East African Community. It is a specialized technical Institution of the East African Community charged with the responsibility of ensuring the development of a safe and secure civil aviation system in the region.

Job Summary: The Manager Flight Operations will coordinate and oversee the implementation of the safety oversight programmes and technical support to Partner States related to flight operations as approved by the Board.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Oversight of the flight operations department.
Tasked with participating in the evaluation of the status of aviation safety in the Partner States and providing technical assistance to Partner States in oversight activities.
In charge of developing and reviewing the harmonised civil aviation (flight safety standards) regulations to ensure conformity to international standards.
Responsible for developing and reviewing applicable technical guidance materials for flight operations’ practices and procedures to implement the harmonised regulations.
In charge of monitoring the implementation of international standards and recommended practices by Partner States.
Organising and facilitating Working Group meetings of Flight Safety Standards’ experts to formulate and review harmonised civil aviation regulations and technical guidance materials related to flight operations.
Tasked with evaluating proposals to amendments of international Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPS) and formulating a response to ICAO after a regional meeting to evaluate it.
Developing inputs and implementing procedures and guidelines to be followed in obtaining and sharing of regional human resources for inspection activities, surveillance, audits and responding to requests by Partner States for assistance in flight safety related matters
In charge of developing and implementing annual flight operations technical mission schedules for evaluation of aviation safety oversight status, implementation of harmonised regulations and technical guidance materials; and conformity to standardisation in the Partner States.
Responsible for preparing and providing input for the timely preparation of the Annual Programme of Activities and budget for the Agency’s Flight Operations’ section for approval by the Board;
Work closely with Partner States Human Resource units on the implementation of East African Inspector Training Systems (EA-ITS).
Assisting/participating in the development and implementation of regional and State Safety Programmes.
Assisting in carrying out regular skills audits to develop a data bank of available technical skills in the region related to flight operations;
Effecting timely updates to the East African personnel licensing examination system in the region.
Performing any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The ideal candidate for the East African Community Civil Aviation Safety and Security Oversight Agency (EAC-CASSOA) Manager Flight Operations job opportunity should be a holder of a current Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL).
Possession of a Master’s degrees from a recognized university would be an added advantage.
At least eight years’ experience in aviation with a civil aviation administration, directly associated with the preparation and responsibility for implementation of rules, regulations, operating manuals, flight and ground procedures deemed necessary for flight safety, inspection and certification.
Considerable flight crew experience as pilot-in-command on modern, turbine engine aircraft or substantial experience as a Flight Operations Inspector with ratings in modern, turbine engine aircraft (preferably type operated) in the region. A minimum of 5000 hours of flying experience with a demonstrable experience in an international airline operations of at least 1,000 hrs minimum.
Significant experience in the preparation, approval and use of Flight Operations Manuals and other flight operation documentations including flight training and checking programmes.
Knowledge of legal requirements and administrative procedures for the issuance of documents under State of Registry approval relating to supervision of flight operations.
Broad knowledge of personnel licensing systems for flight operations.
Sound knowledge of EAC Harmonised Civil Aviation Regulations and Technical Guidance Materials.
Sound knowledge of ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices and related documentation.
Excellent communication and report writing skills.
Proficiency in computer use and general IT applications.
Excellent interpersonal skills, high degree of integrity.
Good knowledge in Air Operator Certification procedures.
Age: Below 55 years

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested EAC candidates are encouraged to send their application letters, duly filled and signed EAC-CASSOA Personal History Form, download here, photocopies of academic certificates and a copy of national identity card, birth certificate or passport showing the date of birth, quoting the job advert reference number of the position applied for. The applications should be sent via email (all soft copies should be in MS Word or Adobe Acrobat) or in hard copies and addressed to:

Executive Director,
P.O. Box 873,
Entebbe- Uganda,

Email to:

Deadline: 15th May 2017