Senior Licensing Officer Jobs – Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA)

Job Title:    Senior Licensing Officer

Organisation: Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA)

Duty Station:  Entebbe, Uganda

Reports to: Principal Licensing Officer

Job Ref: UCAA/ADV/EXT/05/2022


About US:

Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) is a corporate body responsible for regulation of civil aviation in the country. It manages Entebbe International Airport (EIA) and thirteen (13) other upcountry aerodromes. UCAA carries out its work in conformity with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs).


Job Summary:  The Senior Licensing Officer will in charge responsibilities normally organized around five major functional areas -Examinations (flight crew, aircraft maintenance personnel, Airtraffic controller) licensing, training, and regulatory and administration.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Planning, budgeting and review process

  • Participates and makes contributions to ensures that Business Plan provisions contain adequate allocations for the department’s requirements
  • Participates in the preparation of annual budget inputs for the department
  • Maintains an up-to-date, efficient and secure personnel record system for licensing, certification, designation, and approval and authorization actions.
  • Maintains lists of civil aviation authorities and designated examiners;
  • Maintain PEL office library
  • Maintain currency of a regulatory material and PEL documents in us by staff.
  • Drafting and promulgating examination schedules in cooperation with other sections.
  • Where paper examinations are provided, printing and collating examination papers and distributing the in order to meet published scheduled time.
  • Handles routine correspondences in respect of requests for matters such as study guidance materials, dates of examinations, application forms and examination fees;
  • Participates in setting of examinations both practical and oral;
  • Dealing with public, when necessary, on matters related;
  • Schedule examinations;
  • Request for explanatory circulars and queries related to examination administration;
  • License, ratings, approvals or examination application; and
  • Requests for regulatory interpretation
  • Maintains record of al licenses of applicants as per regulations;
  • Handles routine correspondences with respect to applications for licenses or ratings, tests and any other routine clerical matters
  • Processes all license forms and prepares licenses for official signatures;
  • Reviews, valuates and makes written tests
  • Administers language proficiency examination, as required;
  • in working groups Ptaoge 2reovfi4ew and improvement to examination
  • computerized systems
  • Coordinates with the medical examiner of the CAA those aspect related to medical examination and
  • Prepares conducts written and oral avionics exams leading to the grant, issue, extension and validation of aircraft maintenance engineers’ license and pilots’ ratings.
  • Develops examination papers for assessing suitability and technical competence of pilots, and flight maintenance engineers, to assist in issuing/extension or validation of their licenses.
  • Conduct oral and written examinations.

Human Resource Management

  • Supervises the section’s staff and ensures correct manning levels in accordance with operating standards.
  • Proposes input in attraction, retention, motivation and staff development.
  • Carries out any other lawful assignment allocated by the immediate Supervisor.
  • The jobholder is cooperative and readily responds to any ad hoc tasks assigned to him/her.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant for the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) Senior Licensing Officer job must hold an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s Licence.
  • At least four years of working experience in an aviation organization.
  • Must be computer literate
  • Leadership and managerial skills.
  • Team work
  • High level of integrity.
  • Age: Below 55 years


Desirable Requirements:

  • An honors Degree in Mechanical or Electrical or Aeronautical Engineering or Instructor or examiner or experience.
  • Aviation Safety Related Trainings.
  • Knowledge of ICAO, IATA and Civil Aviation regulatory requirements.


How to Apply:

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  • Click Home and there you will see the advertised job. To apply, click the “Apply” button. Thereafter, an email message will be sent to confirm your application was successful.
  • Please note that falsification of information is an offense in UCAA. You are advised to only apply for the jobs where you meet the minimum requirements as indicated in the job description as well as be very sincere while responding to the application questionnaire.
  • Physical/hard copy applications will not be accepted.


Deadline: 3rd October 2022


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