Head/Center Leader (CL)
CoEATO Project Implementation Unit (PIU)The Project Implementation Unit deals with the day to day activities of the Center. This team is responsible for implementing the CoEATO Strategic Implementation Plan (SIP) which focuses on 6 main components. These components are:
- Strengthening Governance and Management
- Institutionalizing Industry Linkages
- Developing Market Relevant Curricula
- Capacity Building of NIT Staff
- Improvement of Training Infrastructure and Equipment
- Outreach to non-project TVET institutions
Welcome Note from CoEATO
NIT is one among the four Tanzanian RFTIs, focusing on air transport and transport operations in general by establishing a Center of Excellence in Aviation and Transport Operations (CoEATO).
CoEATO was established with the aim to address the challenges resulting from expanding economic activity in agribusiness, energy and tourism in East Africa. This expansion includes: construction of Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) in Tanzania and Kenya, reviving the Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL) and expanding road networks and harbors to support the economic development initiatives. Also, tourism depends on aviation to bring tourists and plays a dominant role in tourists’ inter-regional movements. This requires an adequate number of highly skilled personnel in aviation and transport operations who will be trained and produced by NIT’s Center of Excellence in Aviation and Transport Operations.
Objectives of CoEATO
- To have efficient and effective governance for quality management system;
- Facilitate establishment of collaborations with industry and partner TVET institutions;
- Provide well trained graduates who are ready for the local and regional market;
- Increase the number and update/upgrade skills of aviation and transport logistics professionals in the industry;
CoEATO Industrial Advisory Committee (IAC)To effectively meet CoEATO objectives, The Centre of Excellence in Aviation and Transport Operations has established an Industrial Advisory Committee (IAC) composed of competent, diverse and qualified members capable of exercising goals and independent judgment to provide strategic and technical direction to the operations of the Centre, exercise control and remain accountable to NIT Governing Council. The IAC is expected to advise the Head of CoEATO on technological, competitive, economic and human resource trends which may affect the implementation of the Center’s operational activities.
The IAC is composed of 12 members, with half of the committee affiliated with the private sector so as to allow private sector needs and recommendations to be accommodated in the development of niche programs facilitated by CoEATO.
Meet Our PIU Member
Focus of DCL: Capacity Building, Research, Consultancy and Tracer Studies
Dr. Robert Msigwa
Deputy Center Leader (DCL)
Focus of PESSGFO: Environment and Social Issues, Grievances, Gender Sensitization, Scholarships.
Dr. Nuru Kitara
Project Environment, Social Safeguards and Gender Focal Point Officer (PESSGFO)
Focus of PFO: Sustainability of CoEATO in terms of income generation and financial management.
CPA Omary Ngumbi
Project Finance Officer (PFO)
Focus of PPO: To attract high quality bidders to supply goods and services leading to a state-of-the-art training facility with adequate and up-to-date equipment using international and local procurement standards.
CPSP Vaileth Leonard
Project Procurement Officer (PPO)