Senior Licensing Officer Job Opportunities - Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)

Job Title:     Senior Licensing Officer
Organization: Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Job Ref: CAA/ADV/EXT/03/2017
Reports to: Principal Licensing Officer

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 Senior Licensing Officer will carry out the 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:
Licensing Aviation Personnel:
·         Maintain an up-to-date, effective and secure personnel record system for licensing, certification, designation, approval and authorization actions.
·         Maintaining lists of civil aviation authorised and designated examiners;
·         Maintain PEL office library;
·         The incumbent will ensure current Regulatory and PEL Guidance material are available and are referenced and used by the PEL Staff in execution of their duties.
·         Participate in the development and update of Civil Aviation Regulations and Guidance Materials
·         Coordinate with other FSS Sections and prepare and effectively implement examination schedules. Ensure timely distribution of invitation letters to the candidates.
·         Advise Manager FSS on any necessary correspondences.
·         Participate in setting of examinations both practical and oral;
·         Maintain record of all licenses of applicants as per regulations;
·         Processing all license forms and preparing licenses for official signatures;
·         Evaluation of foreign licences and certificates, and military pilot qualifications, and taking appropriate action, including consultation with the State of Issue;
·         Tasked with reviewing the limitations and recent experience of flight crew members, maintenance personnel, aircraft controllers etc and taking appropriate action.
·         Work closely with the Document Centre on storage of personnel files;
·         Ensure that records kept by Document Centre are complete and sufficient to provide documentary evidence of each licensing action and allow the history of each license issued to be traced
·         Perform duties as may from time to time be directed;
·         Properly discharge all delegated powers;
·         Brief and liaise with examination supervisors and supervise examinations if required;
·         Keep schedules of licenses to monitor renewal;
·         Ensure the production and dissemination of examination results through appropriate methods;
·         Provide detailed requirements for issuance and renewal of licenses
·         Ensure that all licenses pay the appropriate examination/renewal fees.
·         Allocate examination centers to candidate and ensuring that the relevant examinations are ready;
·         Advise public where the conduct of medical examinations is done;
·         Recommend the renewal, endorsement and issue of Licenses;


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         The applicants for the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Senior Licensing Officer job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University,
·         A pilot with at least a Commercial Pilot’s License (CPL) and a minimum of 300 total flying hours.
·         OR
·         A good bachelor’s degree from a recognized University,
·         Aircraft Maintenance Engineer license and at least four 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 2 ratings and at least four years’ work experience as ATC license holder
·         Computer literacy skills
·         Age: Between 30 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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