Job role 
The First Officer (Co-Pilot) works hand in hand with the Line Captain to ensure the safety, security, and proper conduct of flights. He/she deputizes the Captain.

Key accountabilities/responsibilities

  • During flight shall be aware of the Pilot in Command’s intentions and monitor the conduct of the flight at all times.
  • When not flying, the Co-pilot shall immediately advise the Pilot in Command of any deviation from the normal flight operating profile.
  • Shall be directly responsible to the Pilot in Command and do whatever duties are assigned to him by the Pilot in Command. 
  • Shall be responsible as part of the flying team to ensure that the flight is conducted efficiently and safely.


  • Judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Customer-focused and hospitable.
  • Well-groomed.
  • Team player.
  • Cross-culture sensitivity and respect.

Qualifications (knowledge, skills, experience)

  • Hold a valid Commercial Pilot License with multiple engine rating.
  • At least 1500 hours total as a pilot.
  • A valid type rating on the CRJ family aircraft is an added advantage.
  • Medical Class 1.
  • No Accident or Incident record. No criminal record.
  • English language proficiency level 4 minimum.
  • Individual assessment for satisfactory ability will be carried out as part of the interview process.
  • Willingness to relocate and be based in Uganda.

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.