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Principal Civil Aviation Officer Wanted at East African Community


(REF: EAC/HR/2013/063)

The East African Community is a regional intergovernmental organization comprising the Republic of Burundi, the Republic of Kenya, the Republic of Rwanda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Republic of South Sudan and the Republic of Uganda with its Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania.
The EAC mission is to widen and deepen economic, political, social and cultural integration to improve the quality of life of the people of East Africa through increased competitiveness, value added production, trade and investments.
This is an exciting opportunity for highly motivated and result-driven professionals who are citizens of East African Community Partner States (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, South Sudan and Uganda) to apply for the following position tenable at East African Community-Secretariat:
Organ / Institution: The Secretariat
Duty Station: Arusha, Tanzania
Job Grade: P3
Job reports to: Director, Infrastructure

Job Purpose:

To coordinate harmonisation and implementation of projects and programmes related to civil aviation and airport sub sectors in the Community.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Coordinate and facilitate the harmonization of civil aviation and airports policies of the Partner States.
  2. Initiate and promote the adoption of a harmonized legal framework in civil aviation and airports sub sectors of the Partner States.
  3. Coordinate and facilitate the implementation of studies and recommendations in the East African Civil Aviation Safety Projects (covering the implementation of the aviation safety and security regulations; development of aviation manuals and publications; support to the EAC Civil Aviation Safety and Security Oversight Agency (CASSOA); Upper Flight Information Region and Global Navigation Satellite Systems among others.
  4. Coordinate meetings of the Heads of Civil Aviation and Airport Authorities and follow up on recommendations.
  5. Liaise with international and regional organizations on civil aviation and airports.
  6. Develop draft proposals for projects for funding in civil aviation and airports sector.
  7. Develop draft Terms of Reference as appropriate for projects and programmes in the sub-sector.
  8. Participate in the identification of regional centres of excellence in civil aviation and aviation sub sectors.
  9. Prepare progress and annual reports on the sub sectors and follow up on implementation of Council and Summit decisions related to the Sector.

Qualifications and Experience:

A Masters Degree in Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Transport Economics or an equivalent qualification from a recognised University.
10 years of experience in civil aviation, with 5 years at a senior level.

Skills and Competencies:

Strong aviation, engineering, communication, analytical, statistics, presentation, negotiation, networking, team-building and computer skills. Ability to pay attention to detail, work under pressure and meet tight deadlines is essential.

Education Qualifications and Relevant Working Experience:

Education Qualifications
All candidates applying must have qualifications that are recognized by the relevant national accreditation body in their respective Partner State.
This condition is applicable for locally and internationally attained qualifications. All professions that require registration with the specific professional bodies will be expected to do so in compliance with the requirements of their respective Partner States.
Relevant Working Experience
Internship, training and apprenticeship will not be considered as relevant work experience.

Eligibility:

Applicants from all Six Partner States are eligible to apply for the position.

Terms and Conditions of Service:

The position is tenable for a contract of five (5) years renewable once and is subject to the application of the EAC Quota System.

Fringe Benefits:

All posts offer attractive fringe benefits including housing allowance, transport allowance, education allowance, a medical scheme, and insurance cover.

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 who meet the qualification and experience requirements for the above mentioned positions are advised to send their applications, detailed curriculum vitae, photocopies of academic certificates, names and contact details of three referees, and copy of National Identity Card, or Birth Certificate or Passport showing date of birth.
Please quote the respective reference number on both the application letter and envelope. For electronic submission, please quote the respective reference number on the subject of the email and send to the address given below.
Applications should be submitted to the address below not later than Monday, 9th January 2017.
Please note:
  1. You may submit your application either electronically or in hard copy but not both.
  2. Applications which do not: indicate nationality and age; the reference number; or have an application letter attached; have certified copies of their academic degrees and other professional Certificates; or fail to provide three referees will be disqualified.
  3. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.
  4. EAC Staff Rules and Regulations precludes considerations of applicants above 55 years of age.
Please note that EAC does not require candidates to pay money for the recruitment process. All invitations for interviews will be done in writing.
The Secretary General
East African Community
P. o Box 1096
Arusha - Tanzania.
Tel: +255 27 2162100
Fax: +255 27 2162190
E-mail: vacancies@eachq.org
Website : www.eac.int

Application Deadline:

Monday, 9 January 2017 - 5:00pm
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