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

Job Title:   Executive Director
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 Director is 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 industry.
  • Proven knowledge and track record in aviation industry.
  • Excellent communication and report writing skills.
  • 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 deliver.
  • 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 here, 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:

Deadline: 12th April 2018

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