Director Flight Safety Services

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Director Flight Safety Services

  • Post Date:June 4, 2024
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  • Career Level Director
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 5-10 Years
  • Industry Transportation
Job Description


The Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) is a statutory body mandated to promote safe, regular and efficient use and development of aviation inside and outside Zimbabwe as well as advise Government of Zimbabwe on all matters relating to domestic and international aviation. The Authority seeks to engage a dynamic individual to fill the following key executive leadership position.

Reporting to: The Director General
Location: Head Office

Job Purpose

Reporting directly to the Director General the incumbent shall lead a team of experts to effect aviation safety oversight through licensing. inspection of equipment and aircraft and effective regulation of civil aviation in Zimbabwe.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To ensure that flight safety standards are implemented and maintained in order to ensure the safety and security of civil aviation in Zimbabwe.
  • Develop systems that ensure all air operators and aviation services providers adhere to the ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs).
  • Ensure proper operations and maintenance of Regulatory Services in accordance with the international safety standards and sound economic principles.
  • Initiate and implement systems and processes for the effective licensing of Aviation Personnel, Aircraft Maintenance Organisations and Equipment.
  • Ensure that all locally registered aircraft meet the highest possible airworthiness standards and initiate supervision of foreign registered aircraft in accordance with international requirements.
  • Keep abreast with international licensing standards and trends and adopt what is applicable to Zimbabwe. Ensure that all CAAZ functions comply with the relevant ICAO Annexes.
  • Assess technical aeronautical trends and development and estimate the effect on CAAZ’s future policies and methods and advise Management and the Board accordingly.
  • Review regulations in areas affecting flight operations, airworthiness, aerodromes and licensing and propose amendments in light of changing circumstances.
  • Develop and maintain healthy relationships with key stakeholders locally, regionally and internationally.
  • Take complete responsibility for the development and acceptance of challenging but realistic objectives and plans by immediate subordinates and help them to achieve desired results.

Qualifications and Experience Requirements of the Job

The successful candidate for this Executive position should meet the following criteria:

  • At least 8 years working experience in an aviation environment of which at least 5 years must be at a Senior Level in the Flight Safety Standards Division of a recognised regulatory body or quality audit position in any of the following:-
    • Flight Operations as Pilot-in-Command
    • Airworthiness, a licensed engineer
    • Personnel Licensing, Licenced Airman
    • Air Navigation Services. Air Traffic Control and Aerodromes
    • Aircraft Engineering – Licensed
  • Sound knowledge of relevant ICAO Regulations, procedures and recommended practices.
  • Thorough knowledge of Civil Aviation Rules. practices and procedures.
  • Practical experience of PEL standards and practices.
  • Must have high level of vigilance and sensitivity to airport and national safety and security issues.
  • Must have good working relationship with other international and regional Authorities.

Interested candidates should submit applications and their Curriculum Vitae, including certified copies of educational and professional certificates not later than 7 June 2024 to : –

The Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe Director General
Email: [email protected]
Physical Address: 1Adyllin Road, Marlborough, Harare

NB : Failure to submit certified copies will result in disqualification.

The Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe is an equal-opportunity employer. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.