Job Purpose

The Flight Dispatcher manages the day-to-day functions of the operations control center. The Dispatcher is responsible for daily liaison with all flight crew and ensures that all flights are dispatched, safely, on time and in compliance with company procedures.  The Flight Dispatcher reports to the Manager Operations Control.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensures smooth, efficient and timely dispatch of flights.
  • Monitor and identify any operational/technical event which could disrupt the regularity of flights and take mitigative actions, in line with approved company procedures.
  • Assist the Pilot in Command in flight preparation providing the relevant information required (e.g. meteorology, NOTAMs, air traffic, slots, etc.).
  • Assist the Pilot in Command in preparing Operational Flight Plan (OFP) and Air Traffic Control (ATC) flight plan management.
  • Generate a manual OFP when the automated OFP is not available, taking into account prevailing weather conditions and statistical winds.
  • Maintain the daily flight schedules in conjunction with other departments, especially maintenance.
  • Be responsible for preparation of daily on time performance reports for the onward transmission to the Manager Operations Control.
  • Be responsible for preparation of Monthly on time performance. 
  • In charge of day to day liaison with other company operational departments. 
  • Prepare a flight release envelope and ensure all its contents are available as indicated and duly signed by the PIC and FOO.
  • Conduct pre-flight crew briefing.
  • Supply the PIC while in flight with all needed technical information via radio.
  • Support wet-leased company with operational information.
  • In the event of an emergency, initiate the applicable procedure.
  • Arrange safe and reliable transport for crew on duty to and from work during duty time.

Minimum Qualification and Experience:

  • Flight Operations Officer License or Airline Transport Pilot License.
  • Adequate knowledge of Uganda Civil Aviation Regulations.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of flight scheduling and fleet operations.
  • Computer literate.
  • High level of proficiency in English.

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.