EAC Principal Civil Aviation Officer Job

Principal Civil Aviation Officer Job, Engineering Kenyan Job Vacancies 2021,

(REF: EAC/HR/2020-21/07)

Grade:           P3

Directorate:          Infrastructure

Department:           Civil Aviation and Airports

Reports to:           Director, Infrastructure

Duty Station:           Arusha, Tanzania

Main Purpose of the Job:

To coordinate harmonisation and implementation of projects and programmes related to civil aviation and airport sub sectors in the Community.

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:

  • 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.

Skills and Competencies:

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.

Eligibility for applications:

Applicants from all EAC Partner States are eligible to apply for the above position

Terms and Conditions of Service :

The above position is tenable for a contract of five (5) years renewable once .

This position is subject to the application of the Quota System.

Fringe Benefits:

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

Education Qualifications:

All candidates applying must have qualifications that are recognized by the relevant national accreditation body in their respective Partner State. This condition is applicable for locally and internationally attained qualifications.

All professions that require registration with the specific professional bodies will be expected to do so in compliance with the requirements of their respective Partner States.

Relevant Working Experience:

Internship, training and apprenticeship will not be considered as relevant work experience.

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

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.

This is a re-advertised position, however, previous applicants are invited to resubmit their applications.

Applications should be submitted to the address below not later than  Friday, 11th  June   2021.

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 respective Partner States)  and employment records .

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