Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Aviation Jobs across: Nigeria,Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Conakry, Liberia, and Sierra Leone)

Aviation Jobs across:  Nigeria,Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Conakry, Liberia, and Sierra Leone)


We require suitable qualified candidate for the service of the position below:

Post/Title:            Executive Director, BAGASOO

(Establishment of Banjul Accord Group Aviation Safety Oversight Organization)

Post Number: 12-01

Duty Station: 
      Abuja, Nigeria (with missions to the BAG Member States (Banjul Accord Group) Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Conakry, Liberia, and Sierra Leone)

Duration: 12 months


The Executive Director is responsible for providing strong leader­ship for the BAGASOO.   He/she will lead by example, setting clear strategies and performance expectations developed in an environ­ment of participation and collaboration with senior management of aviation stakeholders including Directors General of Civil Aviation Administrations and service providers within the Banjul Accord Group sub-region.

The ideal candidate would be an experienced Executive with partic­ular strengths in program development and management, and have the ability to mobilize and work with aviation stakeholders within and \ outside the BAG region. This individual would be highly organized, energetic, a good communicator and motivator, and will thrive in a start-up, regional organization. He/She would be expected to signifi­cantly contribute to the success of a start-up regional safety over­sight organization and be committed to enhancing aviation safety within the Banjul Accord Group Member States.

Qualifications and Experience:

   1. University degree, preferably in an aviation-related discipline, or equivalent qualifications and experience (see item 5 below).
   2. Management or supervisory experience with a State Civil Aviation Administration, directly associated with the preparation and respon­sibility for implementation of rules, regulations, and procedures deemed necessary for flight safety, inspection and certification.
   3. . Experience in the implementation of multi-faceted projects, including time line development, tracking, and reporting. Excellent planning, analytical, writing, and presentation skills. Fully computer literate.
   4. Knowledge of legal responsibilities and administrative procedures for the issuance of documents including safety certificates under State of Registry approval relating to supervision of aircraft opera­tions,
   5. A minimum of 10 years experience in an aviation environment either as pilot-in-command or maintenance engineer on heavy tur­bojet aircraft or substantial experience as a Government Aviation Safety Inspector Airworthiness or Flight Operations.
   6. Knowledge of the requirements for personnel licensing systems, and of the training, and maintenance of competency of flight and ground crews concerned with flight operations or Knowledge of air­craft inspection and airworthiness certification requirements is
   7. Sound knowledge of ICAO Standards And Recommended Practices (SARPs) and related documentation,
   8. Experience in ICAO safety oversight functions within national and/or international environment.
   9. Demonstrate good leadership qualities in a diverse environ­ment including staff, board members and other aviation stake­holders. Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work well with others.
  10. Command of the English language and proven ability in preparing assignment reports and similar documents. Knowledge of French and/or Portuguese is desirable.
  11. Initiative, tact, sound judgment and ability to maintain har­monious relationships.


Under the direction of the Board of Directors of the BAGASOO, the Executive Director shall undertake the overall coordination and administration of the BAGASOO including but not limited to the following duties as specified below:

   1. Assist the Board of Directors in identifying suitable candidates from within the BAG States for recruitment as staff of the BAGA­SOO;

   1. Maintain a register of inspectors appointed under the Co­operative Inspectorate Scheme (CIS);

   1. Liaise with Member States for the services of national inspec­tor resources under the Co-operative Inspectorate Scheme (CIS) for supplementing the BAGASOO resources on as required basis:

   1. Develop a detailed work programme covering the concepts, objectives, outputs, and activities of the BAGASOO;

   1. Assign inspectors appointed under the Co-operative Inspectorate Scheme (CIS) to Member States for the purpose of conducting inspections and related duties;

   1. Maintain current database on information pertaining to the Civil Aviation Authorities of Member States on aviation organiza­tions, aircraft registers, the number, categories and availability of licensed aviation personnel and other relevant matters;

   1. Serve as a key member of the Board of Directors to carry out the objectives, outputs, and activities contained in the BAGASOO Agreement document and, over time, to adjust outputs and activities to changing conditions within the Member States.

   1. Liaise with entities such as FAA, EASA, Transport Canada, UKCAA, CAA/CASA Australia, Airbus Industries, Boeing Aircraft Company and other relevant institutions/companies for the pro­vision of flight safety related training to National/Regional Inspectors and airline personnel in seminars/workshops, training courses, etc. Coordinate and arrange the training sessions.

   1. Develop an administration manual containing procedures and guidelines to be followed in obtaining and using regional human resources for inspection activities, scheduling required surveillance performing audits of organizations of Member States, and respond­ing to ad hoc requests for supplemental assistance in flight safely related matters.

   1. Organize and conduct audits at the request of Member States or as scheduled in the approved work programme for the purpose of assessing compliance with ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs):

   1. Develop annual work programme (airworthiness, flight operations and aerodromes certification/inspection schedules) for the Member States in accordance with the activities approved by Board.

   1. Perform flight operations certification and surveillance functions directly on behalf of the Member States, including assistance in the issuance of operations specifications, certification of airmen, the approval of operations manuals crew training and checking programmes, and the performance of regularly scheduled operator surveillance.

   1. Provide on-the-job training on job functions for Inspectors assigned under the Co-operative Inspectorate Scheme (CIS) to the BAGASOO and to the available National Inspectors, in order to qualify them in the full range of related tasks.

   1. Assist with resource mobilization by maintaining liaison with members of the Board of Directors, ICAO and other potential donor entities.

   1. Prepare an annual report on the performance of the functions of the BAGASOO at the end of each year for submission to the Board.

   1. Make quarterly reports on the activities of the BAGASOO to the Board;

   1. Act as Secretary to the Board; and

   1. Perform any other duty as may be assigned by the Board.

All applications must be submitted on or before 17th February 2010 to the address below:






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