Principal Licensing Officer Careers - Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)

Organization: Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Job Ref: CAA/ADV/EXT/02/2017
Reports to: Manager Flight Safety Standards

About US:
Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is a corporate body responsible for the regulation of Civil Aviation in Uganda. It manages Entebbe International Airport and 13 other aerodromes upcountry. CAA carries out its work in conformity with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPS).

Job Summary: The Principal Licensing Officer will discharge responsibilities related to regulation, administration, training, examination and licensing of flight and cabin crew, aircraft maintenance personnel and air traffic controllers in accordance with the Civil Aviation (Personnel Licensing) Regulations.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Planning, budgeting and review process:
·         Actively participate and make contributions to ensure the Business Plan provisions contain adequate allocations for the department’s requirements
·         Participate in the preparation of annual budget inputs for the department.
·         Prepare the Personnel Licensing (PEL) Section Quarterly Activity report for timely submission to Manager Flight Safety Standards (MFSS).
Licensing management-Personnel
·         Ensure that all personnel licensing regulations and procedures are implemented and complied with for licenses and authorisation issuance.
·         Provides professional advice to the Manager Flight Safety Standard on matters pertaining to personnel licensing.
·         Ensure licensing activities are coordinated with other sections within the CAA.
·         Work closely with Documentation Centre in record management of all personnel licenses issued by the Authority.
·         Maintain liaison with the designate medical examiners and assessor, flight operations, airworthiness etc, regarding licensing standards and facilitate the inspection functions of the staff charged with licensing duties.
·         Timely Preparation and submission of the Personnel Licensing Section performance Quarterly Report to MFSS.
·         Regularly advise Manager FSS on the state of
·         work and significant event and development within PEL office.
·         Evaluate and advise MFSS on the section staffing, facilities and training requirements for
·         effective continuous section performance.
·         Participate in the development and update of Civil Aviation Regulations and Guidance Materials.
·         Maintain a list and authorisation records of other section/department personnel authorized and/or designated to perform personnel licensing functions. And ensure that they are briefed and supplied with adequate guidance and documentation to carry out their tasks.
·         Initiate and direct study and research into licensing matters related to aviation personnel.
·         Perform such duties as may from time to time be directed by the Supervisor and/or Management.
Human Resource Management:
·         Supervises the section’s staff and ensures correct manning levels in accordance with operating standards
·         Proposes input in attraction, retention, motivation and staff development.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         The applicants for the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Principal Licensing Officer job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University.
·         A pilot with at least an Air Line Transport Pilot’s License (ATPL-Ground) and a minimum of 500 total flying hours
·         OR
·         A good bachelor’s degree from a recognized University.
·         Aircraft Maintenance Engineer license and A minimum of 5 years work experience as a licensed aircraft maintenance Engineer
·         OR
·         A good bachelor’s degree from a recognized University.
·         Air Traffic Controllers’ (ATC) License with at least 3 ratings and
·         At least five years’ work experience as ATC license holder
·         Computer literacy skills
·         Age: Between 35 to 55 years

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who desire to join the aviation industry should send their hand-written applications with detailed CV and copies of academic certificates plus transcripts with the Job reference number clearly marked at the top left hand corner of the envelope should be sent to the address below. Please indicate your (day time) phone contact.

The Director, Human Resource and Administration,
Civil Aviation Authority (Head Office),
P.O. BOX 5536, Kampala, Uganda.

Deadline: 18th December, 2017 by 5:00 PM

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