East African Community (EAC) Jobs – Principal Civil Aviation Officer

Job Title:    Principal Civil Aviation
Officer

Organisation: East
African Community (EAC)

Reports to:  Director,
Infrastructure

Duty Station: Arusha,
Tanzania

REF: EAC/HR/2020-21/07

NB: Open
to Ugandan Nationals

About US:

The East African
Community is a regional intergovernmental organization comprising the Republic
of Burundi, the Republic of Kenya, the Republic of Rwanda, the United Republic
of Tanzania, Republic of South Sudan, and the Republic of Uganda with its
Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania. The EAC mission is to widen and deepen
economic, political, social, and cultural integration to improve the quality of
life of the people of East Africa through increased competitiveness, value
added production, trade, and investments. This is an exciting opportunity
for highly motivated and result-driven professionals who are citizens of East
African Community Partner States (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, South Sudan
and Uganda) to apply for the following position .

Job Summary: The
Principal Civil Aviation Officer will coordinate harmonisation and implementation
of projects and programmes related to civil aviation and airport sub sectors in
the Community.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Coordinate
and facilitate the harmonization of civil aviation and airports policies of the
Partner States.

·       
Initiate
and promote the adoption of a harmonized legal framework in civil aviation and
airports sub sectors of the Partner States.

·       
Coordinate
and facilitate the implementation of studies and recommendations in the East
African Civil Aviation Safety Projects (covering the implementation of the
aviation safety and security regulations; development of aviation manuals and
publications; support to the EAC Civil Aviation Safety and Security Oversight
Agency (CASSOA); Upper Flight Information Region and Global Navigation
Satellite Systems among others.

·       
Coordinate
meetings of the Heads of Civil Aviation and Airport Authorities and follow up
on recommendations.

·       
Liaise
with international and regional organizations on civil aviation and airports..

·       
Develop
draft proposals for projects for funding in civil aviation and airports sector.

·       
Develop
draft Terms of Reference as appropriate for projects and programmes in the
sub-sector.

·       
Participate
in the identification of regional centres of excellence in civil aviation and
aviation sub sectors.

·       
Prepare
progress and annual reports on the sub sectors and follow up on implementation
of Council and Summit decisions related to the Sector.

Qualifications and Experience:

·       
The
applicant for the East African Community (EAC) Principal Civil Aviation Officer
job must hold a Masters Degree in Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering,
Transport Economics or an equivalent qualification from a recognised
University.

·       
10 years
of experience in civil aviation, with 5 years at a senior level.

·       
Strong
aviation, engineering, communication, analytical, statistics, presentation,
negotiation, networking, team-building and computer skills. Ability to pay
attention to detail, work under pressure and meet tight deadlines is essential.

·       
Good
knowledge and understanding of the EAC economic integration process.

·       
Good
oral and written communication skills and ability to influence
multi-stakeholder processes;

·       
Excellent
analytical skills particularly in interpreting, using, analyzing and presenting
data and evidence.

·       
Good skills
in Project proposal development, planning, implementation, monitoring and
evaluation

·       
Demonstrable
knowledge of metrology matters for the EAC Partner States.

Eligibility for applications: Applicants from all EAC Partner States are eligible to apply for
the above position.

Fringe Benefits:

The established
posts offer attractive fringe benefits including housing allowance, transport
allowance, education allowance, a medical scheme, and insurance cover.

Equal Opportunity: The EAC is an equal opportunity employer; therefore, female
candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. EAC will only respond to those
candidates who strictly meet the set requirements.

How to Apply:

All interested
candidates who meet the qualification and experience requirements for the above
mentioned position are advised to :

  • Fill in the application form attached (download from here);
  • attach their application letter, a
    detailed CV, Copies of certified academic certificates, and a copy of
    National Identity Card or Passport in PDF format scanned in one
    (1) file.
  • Please quote the respective reference
    number on both the application letter and envelope.
  • For electronic submission, please quote
    the respective reference number on the subject of the email and send to
    the address given below.

Please note:

1.        
You may submit your application either electronically or in hard copy but not
both.

2.        
Applications which do not :

    • have EAC application form;
    • indicate nationality and age;
    • have the reference number;
    • or have an application letter attached;
    • have certified copies of their academic
      degrees and other professional Certificates;
    • or fail to provide three referees will
      be disqualified.

3.        
Only qualified candidates will be contacted

4.        
EAC Staff Rules and Regulations preclude considerations of applicants above 55
years of age.

Please note that EAC
does not require candidates to pay money for the recruitment process. All
invitations for interviews will be done in writing.

A due diligence will
be conducted for all successful candidates in respect of their academic
certificates (certification by a recognized higher education body in the
respective Partner States) and employment records .

The Secretary General

East African Community

P. o Box 1096

Arusha – Tanzania.

Tel: +255 27 2162100

Fax: +255 27 2162190

E-mail: vacancies@eachq.org

Deadline: Friday, 21st August 2020.

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