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General Manager Security and Safety Job in Kenya


Kenya Airports Authority is a State Corporation established under the KAA ACT (Cap 395) whose mandate is to construct, operate and maintain aerodromes, as well as provide such other amenities and facilities for passengers and other persons making use of the services or other facilities so provided within Kenya.


KAA is looking to recruit a
 General Manager Security and Safetywhose overall purpose is to provide strategic leadership and guidance in the implementation of Aviation Safety and Security standards and recommended practices.

The jobholder will oversee Fire and Rescue Operations, Ground Flight Safety Operations and contingency planning in accordance with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) requirements and national regulations.

The jobholder will foster positive relations with relevant regulatory bodies (KCAA) and other national and international security agencies and service providers.

Main responsibilities

Reporting to the Managing Director, the key responsibilities include:
  • Ensures implementation of International as well as the National Civil Aviation Safety and Security programmes
  • Ensures that each airport develops and implements an Aerodrome Manual, Safety Management Systems and Contingency Plans
  • Ensures the development and implementation of safety and security training and awareness programmes for staff and stakeholders
  • Ensures development and implementation of access control and identification systems
  • Ensures provision of safety and security equipment and facilities that meet appropriate standards
  • Ensures that a system of risk assessment and quality control is developed, implemented and updated in all airports to ensure continuous effectiveness
  • Ensures that safety and security audits, inspections, threat assessments, tests and investigations are undertaken and necessary action taken
  • Ensures that airport security facilitation and safety committees are established and well coordinated
  • Provides leadership to the safety and security team in terms of operations and intelligence gathering
Qualification and Experience

Applications are invited from candidates serving in the security agencies above the rank of Deputy Commissioner (Police), Colonel (Armed Forces) or Senior Managers responsible for security in a large organization

Masters Degree from a recognized University OR University Degree and Post Graduate Diploma in management and security related courses

Minimum of twenty (20) years experience ten (10) of which one must have served at a senior level with solid experience in security investigations, operations or intelligence services.

Computer literacy

Knowledge of a Quality Management System (QMS) will be an added advantage

How to apply

Interested candidates are required to submit an application letter, Curriculum Vitae and copies of certificates and other testimonials on or before 29th July 2011 to the address below quoting reference on the envelope KAA/HR/GMSS/2011

The Managing Director
Kenya Airports Authority
P.O Box 19001 – 00501

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