Director General

Vacancy Details

  • Career Level Director / Executive
  • Experience 10 Years +
  • What we do Tourism / Travel & Aviation
  • Qualifications Bachelors Degree
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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.

Our goal is to ensure the highest standards of aviation safety, security, and service delivery. As the regulatory authority for civil aviation, CAAZ plays a vital role in advising the Government of Zimbabwe on matters related to domestic and international aviation. Join our esteemed organization and contribute to the growth and development of the aviation industry in Zimbabwe.

The Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) is seeking a dynamic and visionary Director General to lead our organization. Reporting directly to the Board, you will be responsible for executing CAAZ’s mandate and long-term strategy, with the aim of establishing it as a regional center of excellence in civil aviation regulatory and air navigation services by 2030.

This leadership position offers a unique opportunity to shape the future of aviation in Zimbabwe and ensure compliance with international standards and best practices.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic leadership and direction to CAAZ, ensuring the fulfillment of its national mandate.
  • Effectively and efficiently manage the day-to-day activities of the Authority, implementing short-term and long-term plans.
  • Implement and enforce international standards and best practices in civil aviation, guided by domestic and international protocols.
  • Promote the development of the Civil Aviation Industry in Zimbabwe, fostering efficient, safe, and reliable aviation services.
  • Drive the Authority in achieving national economic blueprints informed by government policies.
  • Establish and maintain a School and other training facilities for offering instruction and training in aviation-related skills.
  • Develop and maintain appropriate systems to enable the Authority to conduct its business effectively.
  • Prepare and submit an annual report to the Board, detailing the activities of the Authority.
  • Lead the turnaround of the organization’s fortunes, ensuring proper management and accountability of resources, and establishing the Authority as a viable Parastatal with sound financial status.
  • Provide effective management and supervision of subordinates to ensure the achievement of desired results.
  • Foster and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders at local, regional, and international levels.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Hold a relevant University Degree and possess at least 10 years of experience at a senior management level.
  • Demonstrate experience in the field of Civil Aviation.
  • An MBA/MBL/MSc qualification will be an added advantage.
  • Familiarity with major economic and technological trends in civil aviation, such as commercialization of aviation organizations, economic liberalization, airline consolidations, ICAO CNS/ATM concepts, and harmonization of air safety regulations, will be beneficial.
  • Possess substantial experience in multi-disciplinary policy and strategy formulation and planning within the Civil Aviation environment.
  • Exhibit tact and diplomacy in dealing with Government officials who influence the organization’s success.
  • Showcase sound knowledge of ICAO regulations, procedures, and practices.

If you meet the requirements for this executive position, please submit your application letter, curriculum vitae, and certified copies of certificates no later than 26th April 2024.

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