Careers in Aviation – Director at Uganda Aviation School (UAS)

Job Title: Director, UAS
Organisation: Uganda
Aviation School (UAS)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Chairman of the
Board
About UAS:
The Uganda Aviation School (UAS), the school of aviation excellence in
the East African region, has new exciting career opportunities open for East
Africans.
Job Summary: The Director
will primarily create and maintain a comprehensive business strategy for UAS
that will deliver shareholder value as directed by the Board.
The Director shall also direct operational management of UAS within the
framework of the screed business strategy and meet operational targets for
return on investment, profitability and customer satisfaction.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
  • Taking lead of a team of executives in
    managing a successful business which meets investors’ requirements for
    profitability.
  • Explaining UAS business strategy to key
    stakeholders and ensuring that the business strategy drives effective
    operational management.
  • Build the quality processes to
    systematically implement the business strategy and ensure operational
    effectiveness on a day-to-day basis.
  • Meeting and/or exceeding business
    performance targets in areas such as producing excellent graduates that
    meet international civil aviation standards (CAA& ICAO), return on
    investment, profitability and customer satisfaction.
  • Cascading performance objectives
    throughout the organisation, together with delegated authority and
    responsibility to deliver on the business KPIs.
  • Using relevant metrics and measures to
    routinely monitor progress against targets and take appropriate managerial
    action to ensure targets are met or exceeded.
  • Presenting compelling business cases for
    investment by the shareholder.
  • Representing and promoting UAS business
    interests in national or international forums.
  • Offering high-level support for business
    solutions to major clients by using appropriate relationships with
    counterparts in client organisations.
  • Ensuring full compliance and adherence to
    the CAA regulatory, legal and commercial requirements.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should hold a Master’s
    Degree in Marketing, Business Administration, Education or in a related
    field;
  • A minimum of five years of aviation management
    experience in a senior management position
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
    applications
  • Possession of Certification in Aviation
    will be an added advantage
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and
    presentation skills
  • Proven leadership ability
  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to
    recognize trends and opportunities and plan/execute action to exploit
    business opportunities
  • Possess the ability to present compelling
    business cases for major investment
  • Past exposure and experience working with
    and managing relationships with external agencies and 3rd party agencies
  • Exhibit personal commitment to meet and
    exceed set targets
  • Ability to understand the needs of staff
    and to apply best practice people management techniques to ensure a
    motivated and productive workforce.
  • Exceptional professional integrity
How to Apply: 
All candidates should send their applications to:
Chairman Board of Directors, Uganda Aviation School, Head Office 11th
Floor Diamond trust building, K’la Road, P.O. Box 10101, Kampala, Uganda Tel:
+256312106662/+256312106602
Deadline: Friday, 30th May, 2014

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