EAC Jobs – Senior Legal Officer – Civil Aviation Safety and Security Oversight Agency (CASSOA)

Job Title:     Senior Legal Officer

Organisation: Civil
Aviation Safety and Security Oversight Agency (CASSOA)

Duty Station: Entebbe,

Ref: CAS/HR/002/2019

Reports to:
Executive Director

About US:

The Civil Aviation
Safety and Security Oversight Agency (EAC-CASSOA) is a self-accounting
institution of the East African Community.

Job Summary:  The Senior Legal Officer will be responsible
for overall management of the Legal Services and provision of advice to the
Agency on all legal matters.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Provides timely legal advice and guidance to the Executive Director;
  • Provides statutory advice and guidance on EAC Laws and Rules of
    Procedure during Board and Technical Committee meetings;
  • Provides legal advice and guidance during negotiations and drafting
    of Contracts, MoU’s, Loan and Grant Agreements;
  • Liaises with Partner States’ Authorities and Institutions on legal
    matters concerning the Agency;
  • Liaises with the Counsel to the Community (CTC) on all EAC matters
    that have a bearing on the Agency;
  • Represents the Agency in courts for all legal matters;
  • Coordinates with Partner States Authorities in charge of civil
    aviation in formulation of policies, laws and regulations in the area of
    aviation safety and security;
  • Ensures compliance of the Technical Department in the formulation of
    Civil Aviation Safety and Security regulations for consideration by the
  • Liaises with Partner States Civil Aviation Authorities to ensure
    compliance with the Chicago Convention;
  • Provides legal advice to the Agency in relation to matters
    concerning administration and employment, interpretation of labour laws
    and reconciliation matters.
  • Provides legal support with regard to the interpretation of the EAC
    Treaty, the CASSOA Protocol and CASSOA Act.
  • Performs any other related duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate for the Civil Aviation Safety and Security
    Oversight Agency (CASSOA) Senior Legal Officer job must hold a Masters’
    Degree in Law from a recognised institution;
  • Must possess a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice and registered
    as a Practicing Advocate in any EAC Partner State.
  • Trainings in air law and regulations is an added advantage
  • Trainings in legal drafting is an added advantage
  • Chartered Secretary
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in the field of law as a legal
  • Experience working in aviation sector and drafting aviation
    law/regulations is an added advantage
  • Experience in research and articulation of regional best practices
    in harmonization of national laws in the area of civil aviation safety and
  • Experience working within a large aviation-related international
  • Experience in organizing and managing technical groups, symposia,
    workshops and seminar.
  • Experience in using word, excel and power point
  • Experience with aviation related regional or international
  • Experience in taking Board Meeting Minutes


  • Professionalism:
    Knowledge of EAC laws, regulations, legal practices and procedures.
    Observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional
    rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult
    problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.
  • Communication:
    Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others; exhibits
    interest in having two-way communication; demonstrates openness in sharing
    information and keeping people informed.
  • Planning and Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies;
    identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as
    required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for
    completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when
    planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time
  • Teamwork: Works
    collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits
    input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to
    learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and
    acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may
    not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments
    and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
  • Leadership: Serves
    as a role model that other people want to follow; empowers others to
    translate vision into results; is proactive in developing strategies to
    accomplish objectives; establishes and maintains relationships with a
    broad range of people to understand needs and gain support; anticipates
    and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions; drives
    for change and improvement.
  • Accountability:
    Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers
    outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and
    quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations
    and rules;

NB: This
vacancy is open to citizens of the Republics of Burundi, Rwanda, South Sudan,
Uganda and United Republic of Tanzania.

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who meet the requirements are advised to
send their application letters, duly filled and signed EAC-CASSOA Personal
History Form, Download
, photocopies of academic degrees, professional certificates/licenses
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 PDF) or in hard copies and addressed to:



P O Box 873,




Note: The
recruitment of the above job will be subject to the EAC Quota system. You may
submit your application either electronically or in hard copy but not both.
Applications which do not indicate nationality and age, the reference number, a
signed application letter, duly filled and signed CASSOA personal history forms
(Click here to download), do not include copies of academic degrees, other
professional certificates and three referees shall be disqualified.

Only short-listed
candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 11th October 2019

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