CASSOA Principal Aerodromes and Ground Aids Officer Jobs Uganda

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

The Agency is looking for a highly motivated, result-driven and qualified professional from citizens of the Republics of Burundi, Rwanda, South Sudan, Uganda and United Republic of Tanzania to fill the following position in the Agency.

The main responsibility of this position is to coordinate efficient and effective aerodrome safety oversight activities of the Agency.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plans and evaluates the status of aviation safety in Partner States and provide technical assistance to Partner States in AGA oversight activities.
  • Provides assistance to Partner States with regard to AGA functions as required by the harmonised civil aviation regulations.
  • Coordinates the development, review, revision, amendment and approval of AGA EAC model regulations in line with ICAO Annexes/Docs and technical guidance materials.
  • Coordinates the development and execution of AGA surveillance programme within the region.
  • Coordinates the development of inspectors training programme and provision of the on-the-job training to AGA inspectors.
  • Carries out missions in the Partner States for evaluation of aviation safety status, implementation of harmonised regulations and conformity to ICAO SARPS, approved policies and procedures.
  • Participates in the development and maintenance of model regional SSP framework and assist Partner States in developing/implementing their respective harmonised SSP.
  • Coordinates the formulation and amendments of AGA regulations and develop harmonised AGA standards to ensure conformity to international standards.
  • Assists the Partner States in developing and implementing procedures for monitoring the development of international standards and formulate a common regional position.
  • Convenes and facilitate working group meetings to formulate and review harmonised regulations and technical guidance materials related to AGA.
  • Develops inputs and implement procedures and guidelines to be followed in obtaining and sharing regional human resources for inspection activities, surveillance, audits and responding to requests for assistance in flight safety related matters.
  • Prepares and provide input for the timely preparation of the Annual Programme of Activities and budget for the Agency,
    Assists in carrying out a skills audit to develop a data bank in the region for available and missing skills in the region in the area of AGA operations.
  • Coordinates and assists Partner States’ inspectors in performing aerodrome certification functions.
  • Assists Partner States in development and execution of an annual aerodromes operations surveillance programme in the region, including participation and evaluation of emergency exercises.
  • Coordinates the development of inspectors training programme and provision of the on-the-job training to aerodrome inspectors
  • Performs any other related duties as assigned by the supervisor.

    Qualification and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Civil/Electrical Engineering or sciences or aviation related disciplines or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution.
  • A Master’s degree in aviation related disciplines, sciences or management from a recognized university
  • Possession of a professional engineer’s registration from a recognized Engineers Registration Board.
  • At least eight (8) years of relevant work experience, three (3) years of which should be as an AGA inspector or supervisor in Civil Aviation Authority or airport.
  • Experience working within a large aviation-related international organization.
  • 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 organization.


  • Professionalism: Knowledge of the requirements for AGA regulations practices and procedures.
  • Sound knowledge of ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices and related documentation.
  • 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 English 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 efficiently.
  • 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;
  • Integrity: consistently does the right things in convenient time and place. Is consistently honest and trustworthy
  • Respect: respects himself/herself and others; respects colleagues’ ideas.

    Terms and Conditions

    The above is an established position within the CASSOA organization structure and has a five year term contract renewable once upon satisfactory performance. The Officer will be appointed by the CASSOA Board of Directors.

    How to Apply

    Interested candidates should submit their applications to be received not later than 28th September, 2018 quoting the job advert reference number of the position applied for by registered mail, courier, email (all soft copies should be in MS Word or Adobe Acrobat) and dispatch together with Curriculum Vitae, copies of national IDs or passports, copies of both academic and professional certificates and testimonials, names and addresses of three referees, and day time telephone/cell phone numbers to:

    Executive Director
    P O Box 873,

    Please do not send multiple applications!


  • 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 sent through the Post Office or by courier services should have the job advert reference written on the top left corner of the envelope.
  • Applications which do not indicate nationality and age, the reference number, a signed application letters, duly filled and signed CASSOA personal history forms (Click here to download) and do not include copies of academic degrees, other professional certificates and three referees shall be disqualified.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    For more information and job application details, see; CASSOA Principal Aerodromes and Ground Aids Officer Jobs in Kenya

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