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Manager Flight Operations 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:
Manager Flight Operations

Ref: No. ASSR/FO/01/11
Department: Flight Operations Department

Reports To: Director, Aviation Safety and Security Standards Regulation
Job Purpose: Plan and direct the activities of Flight Operations to achieve a coordinated approach to policy formulation, inspections and surveillance duties.
Scope of work / duties / responsibilities
§  Prepare and implement the department’s operational plan and budget to achieve targets in line with the KCAA’s strategic plan.
§  Develop and propose policies, standards, regulations and legislation to ensure that the regulatory framework of the KCAA is aligned and compliant with ICAO annexes and recommended practices, as well as other regional and international conventions of which Kenya is a member State
§  Approve aviation certificates as appropriate.
§  Work with the legal services to propose/draft appropriate legislations and regulations relevant.
§  Work closely with Internal Audit and Quality Management department to ensure good governance and practices in the department and effective implementation of inspection, surveillance and licensing processes.
§  Work closely with human resources department to plan man-power requirements in the department.
§  Review and approve inspection guidance material, manuals and procedures.
§  Advise and guide management and the Industry on the interpretation and application of aviation safety standards and regulations.
§  Provide job descriptions and assigns duties to all staff in the department.
§  Conduct regular performance reviews of staff in the department to determine training and development needs and ensure the highest standards of performance and conduct are being adhered to.
§  Work closely with other departments as may be necessary
§  Review and approve reports and recommendations/rejections for certifications and licenses.
§  Coordinate as necessary with the SSP Coordinator and implement State Safety Programme pertaining to ANS and aerodromes
§  Coordinate and liaise with other departments as may be necessary.
§  Enforce the relevant Civil Aviation Regulations and recommend appropriate actions.
§  Perform other duties as may be assigned by Director, Aviation Safety and Security Regulation.
§  Airline Transport Pilot’s License (ATPL).
§  Type rating on at least two aircraft types in the Kenya register above 5,700kg one of which must be a heavy aircraft type.
§  Training in management or leadership.
§  Government Flight Operations Inspectors training will be an added advantage.
§  Safety Oversight Course will be an added advantage.
§  A Masters degree in an aviation related field will be an added advantage.
§  At least five years experience in senior role in the aviation sector.
§  Proven experience in financial accountability and people management.
Knowledge and skills
§  Knowledge of ICAO standards and recommended practices, documents and Kenya civil aviation regulations,
§  Knowledge of ICAO safety audit and safety management programmes.
§  Knowledge of trends in the sector and other CAA’s, with an ability to benchmark practices for continuous improvement.
§  Strong people management skills, with the ability to guide / correct the performance of others.
§  Ability to plan and budget for scarce resources, human or otherwise, to achieve targets.
§  Written and verbal communication skills.
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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