Executive Director Employment Opportunity – East African Community Civil Aviation Safety and Security Oversight Agency (EAC-CASSOA)

Job Title:   Executive
Organisation: East African Community Civil Aviation Safety
and Security Oversight Agency (EAC-CASSOA)
Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda
REF: CAS/HR/003/2017-2018
Grade: D1
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 Executive
tasked with the overall management and administration of the Agency and the
coordination of the development of the civil aviation safety and security
oversight systems in the Community.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Oversee all operations of the Agency.
  • Create a high performance organization
    that consistently delivers results by coordinating all technical,
    administrative, financial and human resource functions of the Agency.
  • Prepare and oversee the implementation of
    the Agency’s strategic plan, annual program of activities, budget, and
    procurement plan.
  • Ensure implementation of activities while
    driving optimal utilization and productivity from all the organization’s
    assets and ensuring a positive return on all capital investment and
    operating expenditure.
  • Develop and foster relationships with
    local and international partners through engaging proactively with the
    industry, relevant government departments and other stakeholders.
  • Mobilize required financial, technical and
    logistical support from Development Partners.
  • Convene and provide secretariat services
    to the Board.
  • Develop and improve administrative systems
    of the Agency.
  • Promote a positive corporate culture and
    image of the Agency.
  • Coordinate the exchange of information
    among EAC Partner States and other partners/agencies.
  • Coordinate the designation of aviation
    inspectors with the Partner States as required to conduct inspections.
  • Identify and oversee training requirements
    for the inspectors, on job training, general knowledge in regional
    oversight system.
  • Monitor implementation of management
    policies, joint regulations, certification and supervisory procedures
    among others.
  • Manage the delivery of technical support
    to Partner States through the pooling of specialist resources in safety
    and security oversight.
  • Establish and maintain a register of
    aircraft accident and incident investigators who are available to the
    Agency from the Partner States.
  • Facilitate the sharing of technical
    resources in the region to conduct specified activities.
  • Liaise with Partner States and other
    stakeholders on issues related to aviation safety and security oversight,
    development of civil aviation regulations, procedures and processes.
  • Ensure standardization and quality of the
    Agency’s products, such as harmonised regulations, directives, procedures
    and processes for the licensing of aviation personnel and certification of
    aviation activities in Partner States.
  • Represent the Agency at international and
    regional safety and security oversight related meetings, conferences,
    symposia, among others.
  • Perform such other duties within the scope
    of the Protocol as may be directed by the Board or the Council from time
    to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the East African
    Community Civil Aviation Safety and Security Oversight Agency (EAC-CASSOA)
    Executive Director job opportunity must possess a Master’s degree from a
    recognized higher learning institution.
  • Professional certification in aviation
    would be an advantage.
  • A minimum of 15 years working experience
    of which at least 8 years at a senior management position in the aviation
  • Proven knowledge and track record in
    aviation industry.
  • Excellent communication and report writing
  • Strong people engagement, negotiation and
    influencing skills.
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to
    identify opportunities in a changing environment and capitalize on them.
  • Adaptability to drive change and
    transformation, with a proven capability of resolving complex situations.
  • Experienced team leader of diverse
    background with the ability to lead, develop and direct team members to
  • Ability to work under pressure, with
    strong organizational, planning, prioritization and execution skills.
  • A person of high integrity.
  • Proficiency in ICT applications
  • Age:
    Below 55 years
NB: The Agency is looking for highly motivated, result-driven and
qualified professionals from citizens of the Republic of Burundi, Republic of
Kenya, Republic of Rwanda and Republic of South Sudan.
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 to:
Executive Director,
P.O. Box 873,
Entebbe- Uganda,
Email to: recruitment@cassoa.org
Deadline: 12th April 2018
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