The Director Maintenance and Engineering is responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of high quality, cost effective, safe, efficient and reliable engineering and maintenance functions, which meet regulatory and Air Operator Certificate (AOC) requirements. The Director reports to the Accountable Manager and is a Post Holder acceptable to the Regulatory Authority.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure safe and efficient management of all aspects of the Airline's maintenance and engineering functions.
  • Ensure that the Maintenance and Engineering Department is adequately resourced and managed.
  • Ensure that all maintenance is carried out in a timely and efficient manner inline with approved standards.
  • Prepare the annual budget and monitor the costs of maintenance and engineering operations within the approved budget.
  • Manage and monitor all contracted maintenance organizations to ensure that the maintenance operations are in accordance with the agreed contractual terms.
  • Ensure preparation, update, amendment and publication of the Company’s Approved Maintenance Procedures Manual (AMP) and Maintenance Control Manual (MCM), of both the Air Operator and the maintenance organisation. 
  • Liaise with the Quality Department to ensure that the company’s internal and external audits are carried out in accordance with the approved Audit Plan. 
  • Establish standards for employment of maintenance and engineering staff of the Company.
  • Provide constant technical and reliability improvements for the aircraft fleet.
  • Work in close cooperation with the Head of Procurement in determining terms of reference for proposals and service level agreements for technical handling, maintenance organisations, major maintenance contracts.
  • Ensure compliance with IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) standards, as applicable.
  • Work in close cooperation with the commercial department to ensure that all aircraft are available during busy periods with minimum down time. 
  • Maintain effective communication with all parties involved in maintenance operations, continuing airworthiness and quality assurance.
  • Negotiate for, monitor and implement third party agreements on behalf of Uganda Airlines.
  • Oversee the delivery/re-delivery of aircraft on the behalf of Uganda Airlines from/to aircraft manufacturers and lessors.
  • Participate in accidents and incidents investigation.
  • Ensure effective management review and feedback to the Accountable Manager based on established measures, assessment of maintenance and operational experience with respect to continuing airworthiness and quality audits.
  • Review safety recommendations resulting from technical and safety investigations/audits of operational and maintenance events and ensure implementation of corrective actions.
  • On request of the Accountable Manager, report to the Board regularly on departmental performance and fleet status.

Qualifications and Competencies

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering.
  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineer's License with appropriate airframe and power-plant or Avionics ratings.
  • Aircraft maintenance and engineering management background and relevant experience in continuous airworthiness management.
  • At least 10 years experience in aircraft maintenance, with five of those in a senior managerial role. 
  • Familiarity with aircraft types operated by the Uganda Airlines.
  • Acceptable to the Ugandan Civil Aviation Authority, as part of AOC conditions.
  • Membership of an aviation professional body is an added advantage.


  • A Competitive salary package is offered

About Us

Uganda Airlines, the National Carrier of the Republic of Uganda based at Entebbe International Airport is now accepting applications for a number of job opportunities.

As a member of the team, you will be responsible for presenting a positive image of the airline in keeping with its brand to connect the world to the Pearl of Africa. You will be enthusiastic about serving all Uganda Airlines customers and colleagues with courtesy and respect in line with the company’s values. You will also be championing safety and ensuring international aviation standards are maintained at the airline. This is a great opportunity to be part of the new National Airline, in this exciting industry.

How to apply

Application letters, complete with Curriculum Vitae giving two (2) referees, and copies of academic and professional certificates with one passport size photograph (one full size photograph for Cabin Crew applicants) should be submitted online at or by post quoting the Job Reference number accordingly.

Applications should be addressed to:

The Manager Human Resources.
Uganda National Airlines Company Ltd.
P.O. Box 431, Entebbe, Uganda

Only successful applicants will be contacted.