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Chief Air Traffic Control Officer, Search and Rescue Job in Kenya

The Authority is seeking to recruit qualified Kenyan citizens to fill the following position:
Chief Air Traffic Control Officer, Search and Rescue
Ref: No. ANS/ATS/04/11
Department / Section: Air Traffic Services
Reports To: Manager Air Traffic Services
Job Purpose: To develop and implement Operational Procedures that will enable efficient and effective handling of any Search and Rescue incident occurring within the Nairobi Search and Rescue Region.
Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Transport.
Our Mission is “to develop, regulate, and manage a safe, efficient and effective Civil Aviation System in Kenya” with a Vision “to be a model of Excellence in Civil Aviation”.
Scope of work / duties / responsibilities
§  Perform distress monitoring at Rescue Coordination Centre by:-
1.    Monitoring communication and surveillance ,
2.    coordinating search and rescue functions and activities through the use of public and private resources, including cooperating aircraft, and medical evacuation
§  Coordinate annual Search and Rescue exercises.
§  Liaise with the parent ministry on Kenya’s aeronautical Search and Rescue agreements between Kenya and other states and participating agencies.
§  Participate in Aeronautical Search and Rescue activities as State representative when called upon by neighbouring states.
§  Update National Beacon Registration database in coordination with the International Beacon Registration database.
§  Develop the Search and Rescue training policy in coordination with the management.
§  Act as a resource person during Search and Rescue related courses.
§  Perform any other duty as assigned by the, Chief Air Traffic Services.
§  A Bachelor of Science (BSc) Degree.
§  An Air Traffic Control License with at least three Air Traffic Control ratings.
§  Training in Middle level Management.
§  Certificate in search and rescue operations.
§  Masters degree from a recognized university will be an added advantage.
§  3 years experience in the air traffic control operations
Knowledge and skills
§  Knowledge of the Kenya Civil Aviation Regulations and ICAO standards
§  Working Knowledge of International Air Law
§  Knowledge of Safety Management Systems in ATS
§  Knowledge of Search and Rescue procedures including emerging trends.
§  Proficiency in office suite and desk top publishing tools.
Interested candidates are requested to send: Application letter quoting Job Reference No. on both envelope and application letter, copies of certificates, testimonials and detailed CV indicating current salary and expected salary (except for graduate trainees), day time telephone and full contact details of three professional referees to the address below to be received not later than 22nd September 2011.
Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
The Director General
Kenya Civil Aviation Authority
KAA Complex Building – JKIA
P.O Box 30163 – 00100
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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