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QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

a. A Master’s degree in the relevant field or aviation management. A University Degree in relevant field e.g. aeronautical, mechanical, electrical, electronic or telecommunication. An aircraft maintenance engineer’s license with ratings or appropriate approvals.

b. A minimum of 8 years management or supervisory experience with a civil aviation administration, directly associated with the preparation and responsibility for implementation of rules, regulations, airworthiness and flight operation related manuals deemed necessary for flight safety, inspection and certification.

c. Considerable aircraft maintenance experience of not less than five years at a senior level on modern, turbine aircraft or five years’ experience as an airworthiness inspector with type training on modern, turbine engine aircraft preferably of type operated in the region.

d. Experience in the preparation, approval and use of airworthiness manuals and related flight operation documentations will be an added advantage


4. SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE


i. Knowledge of legal responsibilities and administrative procedures for the issuance of documents under State of Registry approval relating to supervision of airworthiness.

ii. Knowledge of the requirements for personnel licensing systems, and of the training, and maintenance of competency of flight and ground crews concerned with airworthiness.

iii. Sound knowledge of ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices and related documentation.

iv. Good communication and report writing skills.

v. Proficiency in computer use and general IT applications.

vi. Good interpersonal skills, high degree of integrity.



Responsibilities

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

a. A Master’s degree in the relevant field or aviation management. A University Degree in relevant field e.g. aeronautical, mechanical, electrical, electronic or telecommunication. An aircraft maintenance engineer’s license with ratings or appropriate approvals.

b. A minimum of 8 years management or supervisory experience with a civil aviation administration, directly associated with the preparation and responsibility for implementation of rules, regulations, airworthiness and flight operation related manuals deemed necessary for flight safety, inspection and certification.

c. Considerable aircraft maintenance experience of not less than five years at a senior level on modern, turbine aircraft or five years’ experience as an airworthiness inspector with type training on modern, turbine engine aircraft preferably of type operated in the region.

d. Experience in the preparation, approval and use of airworthiness manuals and related flight operation documentations will be an added advantage


4. SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE


i. Knowledge of legal responsibilities and administrative procedures for the issuance of documents under State of Registry approval relating to supervision of airworthiness.

ii. Knowledge of the requirements for personnel licensing systems, and of the training, and maintenance of competency of flight and ground crews concerned with airworthiness.

iii. Sound knowledge of ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices and related documentation.

iv. Good communication and report writing skills.

v. Proficiency in computer use and general IT applications.

vi. Good interpersonal skills, high degree of integrity.



a) Manages the airworthiness department;

b) Participates in the evaluation of the status of aviation safety and security in the Partner States, and provides technical assistance to the Partner States in oversight activities.

c) Develops harmonised flight safety standards regulatory formulation and amendments to ensure conformity to international standards.

d) Develops applicable technical guidance materials for airworthiness, operation practices and procedures to implement the harmonised regulations.

e) Develops and implements procedures for monitoring the development of international standards and formulate a common regional position.

f) Convenes and facilitates Working Group meetings to formulate and review harmonised regulations and technical guidance materials.

g) Develops inputs and implements procedures and guidelines to be followed in obtaining and sharing regional human resources for inspection activities, surveillance, audits and responds to requests for assistance in flight safety related matters.

h) Develops and implements annual airworthiness mission schedules for evaluation of aviation safety status, implementation of harmonised regulations and conformity to standardisation in the Partner States.

i) Prepares and provides input for the timely preparation of the Annual Programme of Activities and budget for the Agency for approval by the Board.

j) Liaises with HR in developing training programmes and providing regional technical training including inspectors’ indoctrination, basic, type, on-the-job and recurrent training on functions of the Airworthiness Inspectors in the Agency and in the Partner States.

k) Assists /participates in the development and implementation of regional/state safety programmes and the safety management system;

l) Assists in carrying out a skills audit to develop a data bank in the region for the available and gap of skills in the region related to airworthiness.

m) Develops and implements Technical Proposals based on the Agency mandate for purposes of soliciting funding from development partners.

n) Participates and where necessary coordinates programmes aimed at establishing collaborative arrangements between the Agency and development partners.

o) Participates in meetings and contributing towards the evolution of emerging issues in civil aviation.

p) Develops and implements procedures and processes necessary for certification and maintenance of the Global Aviation Safety Oversight System (GASOS).

q) Coordinates and cooperates as a team member with other technical experts in the development, review and implementation of the Annual budgets.

r) Coordinates and cooperates as a team member with other technical experts in the development, review and implementation of the Annual programme of activities.

s) Develops and Implements the annual schedule of activities related to the Flight Safety Standards section.

t) Participates in the establishment of a common personnel licensing examination in the region.

u) Performs any other related duties as assigned by the supervisor.


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