INTERIM SADC AVIATION SAFETY ORGANISATION (SASO)
TECHNICAL COORDINATOR – OPERATIONS / PERSONNEL LICENSING
The aim of SASO, established by SADC Member States through a Charter and organised under the Principle of Subsidiarity, is to promote the safe and efficient use and development of civil aviation within the SADC region. It will accomplish this by assisting SADC Member States in meeting their safety oversight obligations and responsibilities as outlined under the Convention on International Civil Aviation signed in Chicago on 7 December 1944 and its safety-related Annexes and Documents.
Pending the Charter establishing SASO coming into force, Member States agreed to put into place interim arrangements which led to the establishment of Interim SASO and SASO Secretariat. This was achieved through the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the Kingdom of Eswatini and SADC Secretariat on behalf of Member States.
To this end Interim SASO Secretariat wishes to recruit a suitably qualified candidate within the SADC Region to fill the following position:
Position: Technical Coordinator – Operations / Personnel Licensing (OPS/PEL) of the Interim SASO Secretariat
Main purpose of the job:
To coordinate and oversee the implementation of the regional safety oversight programmes and provides technical support, related to flight operations issues, to Member States as referenced in the SASO Charter. The role also has a dual capacity as Regional Inspector and Technical Coordinator
Key result areas - Duties and Responsibilities:
In the following key result areas, the Technical Coordinator – OPS/PEL shall:
TECHNICAL WORK PROGRAMME
- Coordinate and implement the Technical work programme of the SASO related to flight operations, including the supervision and control of the activities of the National Inspectors participating in the Cooperative Inspection Scheme (CIS)
- Liaise with regional and international aviation-related organisations on technical issues of mutual interest aimed at enhancing the safety of civil aviation
- Ensure the quality of the technical products of the SASO and the accuracy, harmonization and accuracy of its technical documentation
- Implement the technical recommendations of the Technical Committees as approved/ accepted by the Executive Director and /or the CAC
- Assist the DED in the planning, development and implementation of the work plan of the SASO and activities related to the conduct of safety oversight surveillance activities
- Follow up on the implementation of recommendations forwarded to Member States with respect to SASO activities
- Provide guidance and assist as necessary, Inspectors in the conduct of their specific duties within Member States
- Assign and allocate duties and tasks to National Flight Safety Inspectors (Operations) such as Flight Safety Inspectors participating under a (CIS) mission within the SADC region
TECHNICAL MANUALS & HANDBOOKS
- Develop, publish and maintain safety oversight-related documentation (technical guidance material) for the use of Member States;
- Develop, publish and maintain manuals and handbooks required for the management and administration of the technical programme of the organization
- Assist in training needs analysis
- Provide guidance on the development of airworthiness training material related to technical aspects and participating in the conduct of the SASO technical staff training courses, seminars and workshops
- Conducting safety oversight seminars, workshops and auditor training
- Evaluate training effectiveness for all courses/modules
RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS
- Conduct continuous research into relevant aviation industry
- Collect relevant traffic data within the SADC region
- Analyse, interpret and present traffic data for use by Member States
- Contribute material to SASO publications
ANY OTHER DUTIES
- Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the DED: Technical Operations
Job requirements - Qualifications & Experience:
The Technical Coordinator – OPS/PEL shall possess the following qualifications and experience:
- Airline Transport Pilot or Commercial Pilot License with instrument and multi-engine ratings
- ICAO accreditation as a GSI instructor to deliver GSI Training
- 5 years as a senior level government Safety Inspector e.g. Principal Inspector or equivalent specialising in flight operations and or personnel licencing with the CAA of SADC state, directly associated with the preparation and responsibility for implementation of rules, regulations, operating manuals and flight and ground procedure deemed necessary for flight safety, inspection and certification
- Experience in the preparation, approval and use of Flight Operations manuals and other flight documentation.
- Experience in the preparation and approval of flight training and checking programmes
ESSENTIAL SKILLS OR KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED TO MEET DEMANDS OF THE JOB
- Knowledge of the requirements for personnel licencing systems
- Knowledge of training and maintenance of competency of flight and ground crews concerned with flight operations
- Knowledge of aircraft inspection and airworthiness certification is desirable
- Sound knowledge of ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices and related documentation
- Knowledge of regulatory and administrative procedures for the issuance of documents under State of Registry approval relating to supervision of flight operations
- Command of English language and proven ability in preparing assignment reports and similar documents.
- Knowledge of the French and Portuguese languages would be an added advantage
- Initiative, tact, sound judgement and ability to maintain harmonious relationships
- Effective planning and implementation skills
- Ability to interact with others showing objectivity and fairness
- Competence in oral and written communications
- Computer literacy
LENGTH OF TIME TO FULL JOB EFFECTIVENESS
- 3 months
Tenure of Appointment:
- The SADC CAC will appoint, renew or terminate employment service of the Manager Corporate Services of the SASO through recommendation by the relevant structures
- Notification of extension / termination of the service agreement shall be a period of 6 months before the expiry date;
- A person appointed as the Technical Coordinator – Operations/Personnel Licensing shall hold office for a period of four (4) years and shall be eligible, upon application for the appointment, for three more periods (three terms of 12 years in total) subject to satisfactory performance.
- The Service Agreement of a person in the position of the Technical Coordinator – Operations/Personnel Licensing would make provision for transition from iSASO to SASO within the contractual period.
The Technical Coordinator – Operations/Personnel Licensing shall receive an all-inclusive package (USD 92,028 – 120,060 per annum), grade D3 of the SASO remuneration structure The remuneration package is negotiable.
Submission of Applications
Applications must be submitted to:
The Acting Interim Executive Director
SADC Aviation Safety Organisation
P.O. Box 7919,
The Kingdom of Eswatini
ATTENTION: The Acting Interim Executive Director or apply to firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: +268 2404 0660 (office) / +268 7602 5268 (cell)
Your application should accompany the following:
a) A short covering letter stating the position that you want to be considered for and describe how your qualifications, experience and competencies are relevant to the position;
b) A detailed and updated curriculum vitae;
c) Certified copies of your degree(s), Diploma(s) and Certificate(s);
d) Candidates who applied and are successful must be ready to start working by 7 June 2021
Should you be shortlisted, you will be required to produce evidence of any educational and professional qualifications supporting your applications on the day of your interview.
SASO is an equal opportunity employer and particularly encourage applications from female candidates. Candidates should also bear in mind that SASO will consider national representation when implementing this recruitment exercise.
Closing Date: 14 April 2021
If you are result oriented, you have passion for the transformation and development of Southern Africa, and possess the competencies to meet the new challenges, submit your application now!!!
Only applicants who meet the requirements of the SASO Secretariat and are being considered for interview will be contacted. Should you not be contacted by SASO within ninety (90) days after the closing date, you should consider your application to have been unsuccessful.
For further details on the position that you want to apply for e.g. job profiles, refer to the SADC Website: www.sadc.int.