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The Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA) was established on November 1st 2003 as a corporate body by the enactment of the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority Act 2003 which has now been consolidated with the Civil Aviation Act of 1977 and is titled “the Civil Aviation Act Cap 80. It replaces the former TCAA, which was an executive agency under the Ministry of Communications and Transport.

Role of TCAA
Under the Act, the Authority is responsible for regulating the activities of persons and institutions providing air transport services (carriage of passengers and cargo, both domestic and international) aeronautical airport services (airport operators, ground handlers, cargo operators, hangar facilities, airport security, in-flight caterers and aircraft fueling services), air navigation services and aeronautical meteorological services). In addition, the Authority provides air traffic control services to aircraft in theTanzaniaairspace.

 TCAA is looking for young Tanzanians, energetic and medically fit to train in air traffic control.

Qualifications required for applicants
  1. Holder’s of B.Sc. Degree Majoring in Mathematics and Physics
  2. GPA 3.0 and above
  3. Passes at Secondary Education level in English and Geography at grade C or above.
  4. Must have a good command of written and spoken English to at least level 4 of the ICAO Language Proficiency rating scale.
  5. Must be computer literate
  6. Must be over the age of 22 and not more than 30 years by the closing date of this application.
  7. Must be Tanzanian Citizens (attach copy of National ID or Birth-certificate)

Candidates must also show evidence of
  • Ability to concentrate and think logically
  • Ability to respond quickly in emergency situations
  • Confidence with technology
  • Emotional stability
  • High level of numeracy or technical knowledge
  • Error awareness and good interpersonal skills
  • Conscientiousness and rule adherence
  • Ability to work in a team

Candidates meeting the above qualifications will be called for interview, which will comprise of an aptitude test followed by oral interview and later medical examination. TCAA will sponsor the successful candidates for the course.

The course will be conducted at the Civil Aviation Training Centre (CATC), Julius Nyerere International Airport Terminal I. The Authority will pay daily stipend to cover for accommodation, meals and transport expenses.

The duration of the course is about one year, staggered in appropriate phases and Trainees will be required to pass regular tests and examinations at the end of each phase in order to continue with the next phase. At the end of the training, the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority will employ the successful candidates as Air Traffic Management Officers.

Qualifying candidates should apply in their own handwriting to or lodge their applications at the address below enclosing:
  • Updated Curriculum Vitae;
  • Two recent passport size photographs;
  • Contact address of candidate including telephone number(s) and email addresses;
  • Names and contact addresses of two referees.

Legal Requirement: Selected candidates will be required to sign a bond to serve the Authority for a minimum period of three (3) years on successful completion of the training.

The respective post being applied for should be clearly marked on top of the envelope as follows: “APPLICATION FOR TRAINING IN AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL”.

Applicants will be required to meet their own costs for travel, accommodation and other matters in relation to the interview.

Female candidates and candidates from Zanzibar are highly encouraged to apply.

Closing date19 March, 2014

Director General
Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority
Aviation House,
Banana/Ukonga junction,
P.O.Box 2819,


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