Director Flight Operations Job Placement – Uganda Airlines

Flight Operations
Organisation: Uganda
Duty Station: Entebbe
International Airport, Uganda
Reports to: Accountable
About US:
Uganda Airlines is
the National Carrier of the Republic of Uganda based at Entebbe International
Airport. It is headquartered in Entebbe, Wakiso District, Uganda, and operates
from its hub in Entebbe International Airport. 
Job Summary:  The Director Flight Operations is responsible
for Flight Operations Performance, Control of Flight Operations and the setting
and monitoring of Operational Standards for all aircraft operated by the
airline. He/She manages and supervises the activities of the department and is
responsible for hiring of crew, overseeing flight dispatch, cabin services and
other operational staff as required by the airline. In this function the Director
of Flight Operations reports to Accountable Manager and as a Post Holder must
be approved by the Uganda CAA.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Day to day management of the flight operations department to ensure
    legal, safe and efficient operation.
  • Development and enforcement of company policies and for ensuring
    compliance with all laws, rules, and regulations governing flight and
    maintenance activities.
  • Perform duties as a flight crew member but with reduced flying
    duties to allow him/her attend to administrative work.
  • Prepare and control the annual budget of the flight operations
  • Undertake selection and recruitment of flight crew, cabin crew and
    operations personnel.
  • Keep proper maintenance and disposition of personnel, aircraft and
    other flight operations records including load sheets and flight manifests
    and maintain current operations library, as per applicable regulations.
  • Ensure flight crew are assigned to each flight and that each flight
    has a designated Pilot-in-Command.
  • Ensure continuous training and qualification of flight crew members.
  • Ensure, in conjunction with Director Maintenance and the
    Pilot-in-Command that the maintenance and serviceability status of the
    assigned aircraft is safe for flight operations.
  • Control operations and operational standards of all aircraft
    operated by the airline
  • Coordinate functions which impact on operational control (e.g.
    maintenance, crew scheduling, load control, equipment scheduling).
  • Supervise, produce, update and amend the Company Operations Manual,
    in conjunction with the Manager Corporate Quality.
  • Establish and maintain a close working relationship with the
    regulatory authority on matters concerning flight operations.
  • Ensure that crew scheduling complies with flight and duty time
  • Ensure that all crew members are kept informed of any changes to the
    regulations and standards, including dissemination of aircraft safety
    information, both internal and external.
  • Ensure compliance with IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA)
    standards, as applicable.
  • Ensure receipt and actioning of any aeronautical information
    affecting the safety of flights.
  • Liaise with relevant departments regarding Aircraft Maintenance,
    Safety, Operational issues, crew availability and aircraft operational
  • Participate in accidents and incidents investigation.
  • On request of the Accountable Manager, report to the Board regularly
    on departmental performance and fleet status.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Uganda Airlines Director Flight
    Operations job placement must hold a valid ATPL with appropriate type
    ratings and a minimum of 5000 hours of Pilot-in-command experience in jet
    aircraft  operations.
  • Must hold an appropriate license and ratings as Pilot-in-Command
    (PIC) of any Uganda Airlines aircraft with a minimum of 500 hours on type.
  • At least three years of experience as Director Flight Operations
    (DFO) in a commercial scheduled airline.
  • Hold a first class medical certificate.
  • Management skills, including selection, coaching and counseling team
    members, evaluating performance, team building, administration and
    operational planning.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal & written) including an
    ability to interact with all levels of the organization.
  • Computer literate and able to work independently to prepare reports
    to management.
  • Being a member of an aviation professional body is an added
  • Acceptable to the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority, as part of AOC
How to Apply:
Application letters,
complete with Curriculum Vitae giving two (2) referees, and copies of academic
and professional certificates with one passport size photograph (one full size
photograph for Cabin Crew applicants) should be submitted online, Click
or by post quoting the Job Reference number accordingly.
Applications should
be addressed to:
The Interim Manager
– Human Resources.
Uganda National
Airlines Company Ltd.
P.O. Box 431,
Entebbe, Uganda.
Deadline: 17th September, 2018
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