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Director, Aviation Safety & Security Standards Regulation Job in Kenya

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”.
The Authority is seeking to recruit qualified Kenyan citizens to fill the following position:
Director, Aviation Safety & Security Standards Regulation

Ref: No. ASSR/PC/01/11
Department / Section: Directorate of Aviation Safety and Security Standards Regulation

Reports To: Director General
Job Purpose: To plan and control the operations of Aviation Safety and Security Standards and Regulations in accordance with the lawful instructions and policy guidelines governing such services.
Scope of work / duties / responsibilities
§  Ensure proper operation of the Aviation Safety and Security Standards and Regulations directorate.
§  Incorporate appropriate safety and security standards and sound economic principles.
§  Develop and manage the department in accordance with specific aviation safety and security standards and regulations.
§  Advise the Director General and the Board on matters affecting Aviation safety and security legislation and enforcement.
§  Conduct continuous quality and performance surveillance on services provided.
§  Prepare budget estimates and advise the management on manpower requirements.
§  Initiate and participate in manpower development programs.
§  Perform any other duty as may be assigned by the Director General.
Qualifications
§  A Bachelor of Science (BSc) Degree from a recognized university
§  Advanced professional qualification in Aircraft Airworthiness including aircraft type courses certificate or Air Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) with ratings of large commercial aircraft group 1 with not less than 3000 hours flying experience.
§  Served as a flight safety inspector or equivalent position for a period not less than 5 years will be an added advantage.
§  Aircraft maintenance engineers licence in category “A” and “C” or “X” and “R” will be an added advantage.
§  A Masters Degree from a recognized university in Aeronautical or related field will be an added advantage
Experience
§  At least 8 years relevant work experience.
§  At least 3 years minimum experience in a senior position ( Head of Airworthiness or Head of Flight Safety Standards within an aviation Safety Standards and Regulations department or equivalent positions)
Knowledge and skills
§  Knowledge of ICAO standards and recommended practices (SARPs).
§  Proven experience in developing national aviation regulations and procedures.
§  Demonstrate high standards of professional competence and administrative ability for direction, management and control of aviation safety standards and regulations.
§  Proven leadership qualities, integrity, transparency and accountability.
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
Nairobi
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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