Deputy Executive Director - Technical : Entebbe, Uganda

Deputy Executive Director - Technical

(REF: CAS/HR/001/2016)

The Civil Aviation Safety and Security Oversight Agency (EAC-CASSOA) is a self accounting institution of the East African Community. The Agency is looking for highly motivated, result-driven and qualified professionals from citizens of East Africa Community Partner States for the following position in the EAC-CASSOA.
Organ / Institution: Civil Authority Safety and Security Oversight Agency (CASSOA)
Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda
Job Grade: P5
Job reports to: Executive Director

Job Purpose:

The Deputy Executive Director-Technical is a senior management position under the supervision of the Executive Director. The main purpose of the job is to develop, promote and coordinate implementation of sustainable civil aviation safety and security oversight systems in the EAC Partner States as directed by the EAC-CASSOA Board.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Coordinates the production and dissemination of the EAC Safety and Security publications;
  2. Coordinates the implementation of East African Civil Aviation Examination System;
  3. Coordinates implementation of State Safety Programmes and Safety Management Systems within the EAC Partner States;
  4. Coordinates the dissemination of aviation safety and security regulations and technical guidance materials to the Partner States;
  5. Coordinates training activities including development and updating of technical training manuals and guidance material;
  6. Coordinates the collection and collation of aviation safety and security material required for the development of guidance material, training, seminars and workshops;
  7. Maintains up to date records of available aviation safety and security inspectors, aircraft register, licensed aviation personnel, and a list of air operators (AOC holders, AMOs, ATOs) among other relevant records in the region;
  8. Coordinates the sensitisation of aviation stakeholders and consideration of their comments on the CASSOA harmonised aviation safety and security regulations and technical guidance materials;
  9. Ensures that logistics required for seminars, workshops and training courses are up to date and readily available;
  10. Ensures timely production and distribution of the Agency’s deliverables such as reports, regulations, technical guidance materials, and timely sensitive correspondence with the Partner States and international civil aviation bodies;
  11. Keeps abreast with developments and trends in the specialized field of concern to the Agency by reviewing among others, the relevant periodicals, reports and manuals;
  12. Coordinates the development and implementation of plans and strategies that lead to increased cooperation in safety and security oversight;
  13. Supervises and assesses the technical staff under his/her supervision; and
  14. Performs other assignments as directed by the Executive Director.

Qualifications and Experience:

Masters degree in a relevant field of aviation/related discipline from a recognized university.
  1. Should have at least ten years of experience in the aviation industry, five of which are at a senior managerial level and/or leadership position;
  2. Should possess a wide knowledge in flight safety, flight operations, airports management, and aircraft maintenance;
  3. Should have adequate knowledge of ICAO systems and procedures;
  4. Should have basic knowledge and experience in financial and human resource management and administration; and
  5. Should have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (especially of Word, Excel and PowerPoint).

Skills and Competencies:

  1. Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  2. Strong analytical and interpersonal skills;
  3. Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills
  4. Strong teamwork, ethic, positive, flexible attitude;
  5. Ability to work under pressure and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.


Applicants should not be more than 55 years old by 1st July 2016.

Terms and Conditions of Service:

The above is an established position within the EAC-CASSOA organization structure and has a five year term contract renewable once upon satisfactory performance and meeting requirements of age limits.
The Deputy Executive Director-Technical will be appointed by the EAC-CASSOA Board of Directors.

Fringe Benefits:

The established position offers a competitive salary and attractive fringe benefits including house allowance, education allowance, a medical scheme and insurance cover among others.

Equal Opportunity:

The EAC is an equal opportunity employer; therefore, female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. EAC will only respond to those candidates who strictly meet the set requirements.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit their applications to be received not later than 15th April, 2016 quoting the job advert reference number of the position applied for by either registered mail, courier, or email (all soft copies should be in MS Word or Adobe Acrobat) and dispatch together with Curriculum Vitae, copies of national IDs or passports, copies of both academic and professional certificates and testimonials, names and addresses of three referees, and day time telephone/cell phone numbers to:

Executive Director
P O Box 873,
Email: recruitment@cassoa.org

Please do not send multiple applications!

  1. The above job will be subject to the EAC Quota system.
  2. Applications sent through the Post Office or by courier services should have the job advert reference written on the top left corner of the envelope.

Application Deadline:

Friday, 15 April 2016 - 5:00pm
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