Manager Airworthiness : Entebbe, Uganda

Manager Airworthiness 

(REF: CAS/HR/002/2016)

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: P4
Job reports to: Deputy Executive Director-Technical

Job Purpose:

To coordinate and oversee the implementation of the safety oversight programmes and technical support to Partner States related to airworthiness as approved by the Board.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Managing the airworthiness department of the Agency;
  2. Participating in the evaluation of the status of aviation safety oversight in the Partner States through technical missions;
  3. Developing and reviewing harmonised EAC flight safety standards (FSS) regulations to meet amendments to the international civil aviation standards and recommended practices;
  4. Developing and amending applicable technical guidance materials for EAC flight safety standards regulations to meet the international civil aviation standards and recommended practices;
  5. Developing and implementing procedures for monitoring Partner States’ capability for oversight of international standards and formulate a common regional position;
  6. Convening and facilitating FSS Working Group meetings to formulate and review harmonised regulations and technical guidance materials;
  7. Developing inputs and implementing procedures and guidelines to be followed in obtaining and sharing regional human resources for inspection activities, surveillance, audits and responding to requests for assistance in flight safety related matters;
  8. Developing and implementing annual airworthiness mission schedules for evaluation of aviation safety status, implementation of harmonised regulations and conformity to standardisation in the Partner States;
  9. Prepare the department’s Annual Programme of Activities and budget for approval by the Board;
  10. Liaise with the Human Resource department in developing training programmes and capacity building for inspectors including indoctrination; basic type certification, on-the-job and recurrent training on functions of the Airworthiness Inspectors in both the Agency and Partner States;
  11. Assisting/participating in the development and implementation of regional/state safety programmes and the safety management system;
  12. Assisting in carrying out a skills audit to develop a data bank in the region for the available and gap of skills in the region related to airworthiness;
  13. Coordinating the operationalisation the harmonized EAC common personnel licensing examination system in the region; and
  14. Performing any other related duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications and Experience:

A Masters degree in the relevant field or aviation management. A University Degree in relevant field e.g. aeronautical, mechanical, electrical, electronic or telecommunication. An aircraft maintenance engineer's license with ratings or appropriate approvals.
  1. A minimum of 8 years management or supervisory experience with a civil aviation administration, directly associated with the preparation and responsibility for implementation of rules, regulations, airworthiness and flight operation related manuals deemed necessary for flight safety, inspection and certification;
  2. Considerable aircraft maintenance experience of not less than 5 years at a senior level on modern, turbine aircraft or five years experience as an airworthiness inspector with type training on modern, turbine engine aircraft preferably of type operated in the region;
  3. Experience in the preparation, approval and use of airworthiness manuals and related flight operation documentations will be an added advantage.

Skills and Competencies:

  1. Knowledge of legal responsibilities and administrative procedures for the issuance of documents under State of Registry approval relating to supervision of airworthiness;
  2. Knowledge of the requirements for personnel licensing systems, and of the training, and maintenance of competency of flight and ground crews concerned with airworthiness;
  3. Sound knowledge of ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices and related documentation (ICAO Annexes);
  4. Good communication and report writing skills;
  5. Proficiency in computer use and general IT applications; and
  6. Good interpersonal skills, high degree of integrity.


Applicants should not be more than 55 years old by 1st October 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 age limits requirements. The Airworthiness Manager will be appointed by the EAC-CASSOA Board of Directors.

Fringe Benefits:

The 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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