PRINCIPAL CIVIL AVIATION OFFICER – East African Community

Our Client, 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, 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 and Uganda) to apply for the following position tenable at East African Community Secretariat

PRINCIPAL CIVIL AVIATION OFFICER

(REF: EAC/HR/2013/063)

GRADE: P3

DIRECTORATE: Planning and Infrastructure

DEPARTMENT: Civil Aviation and Airports

REPORTS TO:    Director, Infrastructure Development

MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

To coordinate harmonisation and implementation of projects and programmes related to civil aviation policies and strategies in the Community.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

2. Initiate and promote the adoption of a harmonized legal framework in civil aviation of the Partner States.

3. Coordinate and facilitate the implementation of studies and recommendations in the East African Civil Aviation Safety Projects and Global Navigation Satellite Systems.

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

5. Liaise with international and regional organizations on civil aviation.

6. Develop draft proposals for projects for funding in civil aviation sector.

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

8. Participate in the identification of regional centres of excellence in civil aviation.

9. Prepare progress and annual reports on the sub sector 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.

DURATION OF CONTRACT: Five (5) years, renewable once.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE

Professional staff positions are tenable for a contract of five (5) years renewable once, while general staff positions are tenable for five (5) years renewable until mandatory retirement age of 60 years subject satisfactory conduct and performance.

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

FRINGE BENEFITS

All 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 recognised by the relevant national accreditation body in their respective countries. 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 countries. Examples include: Accountants, Auditors, Engineers, Procurement Specialists, and Medical Personnel.

RELEVANT WORKING EXPERIENCE

Relevant working experience in this regard refers to post education work experience. Internship, training, apprenticeship and clerkship will not be considered as relevant work experience. The same will apply for any experience attained before professional certification where relevant.

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 send their applications, detailed curriculum vitae, photocopies of academic certificates, and names and contact details of three referees. Please quote the respective reference number on both on 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.

Applications should be submitted to the address below not later than Monday, 6th April 2015.

Please note:

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

2. Applications which do not: indicate nationality and age; the reference number; or have an application letter attached; have certified copies of academic certificates; or fail to provide three referees will be disqualified.

The Director,

Executive Selection Division

Deloitte Consulting Limited 10th Floor PPF Tower

Cnr of Ohio Street & Garden Avenue: P O Box 1559 Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania Fax +255(22) 2116379

E-mail: esd@deloitte.co.tz www.deloitte.com

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