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Saturday, January 6, 2018

Deputy Managing Director Job at Civil Aviation Authority - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Deputy Managing Director

Jobs at:
Civil Aviation Authority

Deadline of this Job:
before 4:00 p.m. on 25th January, 2018

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is a statutory body established under the Civil Aviation Authority Act, Cap. 354 (“CAA Act"). The principal objective of the CAA is to promote the safe, secure and efficient development of Civil Aviation inside and outside Uganda. The CAA is responsible for the regulation of air transport, the provision of air navigation and air traffic management services as well as the ownership, operation and development of aerodromes.
CAA is required to carry out its functions in a manner consistent with the Convention on International Civil Aviation and International Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPS) prescribed by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). The responsible Minister for Civil Aviation is the Hon. Minister for Works and Transport (the “Minister).
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to till a vacant position in the Civil Aviation Authority’s Corporate Directorate, as detailed below:
REPORTS TO: Managing Director

JOB PURPOSE : To deputize the Managing Director to manage and direct the operations of the Authority as provided for in the CAA Act. The Deputy Managing Director also undertakes assignments on behalf of the Managing Director and other duties as may be assigned by the Board and/ or Managing Director.
1. Deputizes for the Managing Director during his absence.
  • Ensures successful and faultless business performance in the absence of the Managing Director
  • Motivates all the Directors and Senior Managers and the rest of staff in the absence of the Managing Director.
  • Fully takes over all functions of the Managing Director in his absence or whenever he is engaged elsewhere.
2. Undertakes day-to-day functions in support of and as directed by the Managing Director
  • implements directives of the Managing Director as given, and ensures that the Managing Director is fully satisfied with the level of performance achieved.
  • Fully assists the Managing Director on a day - by-day basis in a collegial Way
3. Shares in management’s collective accountability for developing and gaining agreements to plans and policies and in ensuring that they are implemented.
  • Assists the Managing Director and ensures the preparation of strategic and operating plans. '
  • Assists the Managing Director in presenting and gaining agreements to business plans of management, the Board, the Ministry and any other stake holders.
  • Assists the Managing Director and ensures that CAA directorates write and implement appropriate policies and procedures that govern Authority's daily work and relationships with third parties.
4. Facilitates the successful running of all CAA Directorates.
  • Ensures productive intervention in the day-to-day running of the various Directorates and any other positive contribution on behalf of the Managing Director and/or the Board.
  • Deals with conflict resolution and conflict avoidance amongst the Directorates.
5. Ensures that Aviation customer needs are identified, addressed and adequately reflected in the Authority’s Corporate and Action Plans.
  • Liaises with the suppliers of services at the Airports and Aerodromes in order to ensure they provide efficient services and goods to Aviation customers.
  • Solicits support from the Government, the private sector or any other public, -institutions in order to give any Aviation customer or supplier support in any way, i.e. in case of emergency.
  • Liaises with the Government in order to introduce motivating taxes and levies, such as custom duties, in order to encourage Aviation service customers to transport their goods by air.
6. Leads CAA in commercializing Uganda Airports in order to increase revenue
  • Encourages the increase of users of the Airport by encouraging investors that carry out business in Airport facilities ' Provides leadership to Marketing and Commercial sections.
  • Establishes measurement methods for determining the level of business growth at the Airports.
7. Carries out monitoring and Evaluation of work plans and protects of all directorates in order to ensure development of periodic work plans and implementation
  • Ensures development of work plans by all directorates.
  • Monitors achievement of work plans
  • Evaluates and reports achievements of work plans and projects every six months.
8. Monitors, coordinates and spearheads the timely, efficient and effective implementation of Board decisions through effective leadership, facilitation, influencing and directing of the Directors.
  • Ensures that work plans for the implementation of Board decisions are made by the directorates.
  • Liaises with every Directorate in order to follow up their activities with a view to ensuring the timely and quality delivery of Board decisions.
9. Chairs:
(i) Stall Vehicle Loan Scheme Committee

  • Ensures that the loan allocation is equitable and meets financial limits.
(ii) Training Committee ’ ‘
  • Ensures that staff training facility is utilized efficiently and effectively.
  • Ensures that staff training facility is utilized to train and develop equitably across the Authority.
(iii) Disciplinary Committee
  • Ensures that the disciplinary policies, procedures and processes are adhered -to and strictly followed across the Authority. (iv) information Technology Committee ,
  • Leads the Authority to embrace new technologies.
  • Ensure that IT becomes a regular tool of work in CAA.
10. Countersigns the Authority's Financial Statement.
  • In the absence of the Managing Director, he/she takes full responsibility for the statements.
11. Produces/compiles monthly and quarterly performance reports.
  • Ensures accurate compilation of the reports for consolidation.
  • Ensures timely compilation of the final reports.
12. Carries out any other duties assigned by the Managing Director and the Board.

Carries out any delegated duties:
  • That relate to Management ot Airports and Aerodromes.
  • That relate to the Aviation Industry.
  • As continuously recommended by ICAO and other related Regulatory bodies.
  • That relate to international relations and agreements within the Aviation Industry
  • That ensure effective deputization for the Managing Director.
Bachelors (Hons) degree plus a Master’s degree in any of the following: Aviation, Engineering, Aeronautical/Aerospace, Communications, Business, Economics or Management, Law, Administration and other relevant qualiļ¬cations from a recognized University.
  • Should have relevant Management experience of at least Twelve (12) years in aviation, administration, industry, engineering, accounting, law or management, Six (6) of which should be at a strategic Management level;
  • Membership to a respective professional body is an added advantage;
  • Prior service in a successful business enterprise would be an added advantage;
  • Should have Experience in:
    (a) Carrying out negotiations at high Government and Business levels backed with strong methods and networking skills.
    (b) Conducting meetings.
    (c) Preparing concise reports.
  • Ability to lead and manage change;
  • Proven managerial competence coupled with high strategic orientation and leadership skills with clean record of service;
  • Familiarity with ICAO Regulations, Procedures and Practices would be advantageous;
Age: A mature person of at least 35 years. CAA mandatory retirement age is Sixty (60) years.
Intending applicants tor the above position should be persons of very high and unquestionable integrity and needless to emphasize any reported cases of questionable integrity both before and alter interview as well as post appointment will lead to cancellation from the process or termination of Employment.
intending applicants for the above position should he persons of very high and unquestionable Integrity and needless to emphasize any reported cases of questionable integrity both before and after Interview as well as post appointment will lead to cancellation from the process or termination of Employment.
Job application procedure
Applications with Detailed GVs and copies of academic testimonials and transcripts with the job reference number clearly marked at the top left hand side corner of the envelope should be sent to the address below, before 4:00 p.m. on 25th January, 2018. Please indicate your (day time) phone contact.
P.0.BOX 5536, A
CAA is an equal opportunity employer subject to the above requisite qualifications.
it is the duty of the applicant to ensure that applications are received by the indicated date and time.
Late applications will not be entertained under any circumstances.