Manager Flight Operations Job Placement – East African Community Civil Aviation Safety and Security Oversight Agency (EAC-CASSOA)

Organisation: East African
Community Civil Aviation Safety and Security Oversight Agency (EAC-CASSOA)
Duty Station: Entebbe,
REF: CAS/HR/001/2017
Reports to: Deputy Executive
Grade: P4
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
Key Duties and
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
, 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
Executive Director,
P.O. Box 873,
Entebbe- Uganda,
Email to:
Deadline: 15th May 2017

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