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Safety Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

Vacancy Announcement WFP/56/2011

Date of issue:
 01 December 2011

Deadline for application:
 15 December 2011

Job Title:
 National Aviation Safety Officer

Duty Station:

Post Grade:
 Fixed Term NOC – 24 months extendable

This Vacancy is open to Kenyan male and female citizens only.

Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.


Under the direct supervision of the International Regional Aviation Safety Officer, the National Aviation Safety Officer will carry out the following duties:

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Ensure the effectiveness of the aviation safety programme and data collection in the region.
  • Perform aviation safety and quality monitoring.
  • Maintain a safety management information system and database locally.
  • Assist safety and quality processes including audits and inspections.
  • Identify aviation safety hazards and ensure that accurate reporting and internal quality control systems are functioning and that all relevant records are maintained.
  • Perform follow-up and analysis of occurrences including methods such as Trend monitoring, Deep Treatment (single occurrence – investigative needs), Precursor detection (data mining), Risk assessment & classification (prioritisation of oversight), Statistics, Standard reports and analysis workbenches, Remedial action monitoring.
  • Ensure data quality, data entry and effective monitoring processes.
  • Enhance air transport operations’ and service providers’ reporting systems and data sharing.
  • Perform risk assessment and regarding the findings perform corrective actions.
  • Disseminate significant safety information to all concerned parties.
  • Enhance service providers’ safety culture and promotion of safety awareness.
  • Assist Regional Aviation Safety Officer and support aviation staff in other offices.
  • Ensure that all staff is adequately trained. Train safety and air transport personnel to use aviation safety information system prior to safety and quality monitoring and risk management. Identify any additional training needs to achieve high working standards.
  • Assist in the implementation of the aviation safety information system and network.
  • Supervise staff as required.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Experience:

 University degree in business administration, engineering, computer science, quality assurance, technical, statistics or management; and with equivalent professional operational experience in aviation. Training and knowledge of aviation is an essential qualification, with a recognized commercial pilot, aircraft engineer, ordispatching license.

 At least 5 to 10 years progressively responsible, practical commercial aviation and professional experience, proficiency in Windows (MS World, Excel), database experience, adequate knowledge and experience of aircraft technical, flight operations or air traffic management sectors

 Fluency in both written and oral English.

Other desirable skills:
 Training and /or experience in aviation safety management, and qualification in utilizing computers including databases, Word processing, graphical, spreadsheet and other software packages, proven interest to develop aviation safety.

Kenyan nationals with the above qualifications are required to submit a covering letter quoting Vacancy Announcement No. WFP/56/2011 with their Curriculum Vitae, photocopies of relevant certificates and name, title, address and e-mail address of three referees.

Candidates should also complete a Personal History form (P.11) available on the following link –

Envelopes should be marked:
 CONFIDENTIAL WFP/56/2011 and sent to:

Human Resources Officer
World Food Programme
P.O. Box 44482,
Nairobi 00100.

Applications must be received by the deadline.

Late applications will not be considered.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

WFP does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

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