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Government Jobs in Kenya - KCAA

Kenya Civil Aviation Authority is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Transport & Infrastructure, established under the Civil Aviation (amendment) Act 2002 and reestablished under Civil Aviation Act, 2013.

The Authority is seeking to recruit qualified Kenyan citizens to fill the positions in the establishment and fresh Graduate Trainees in Air Traffic Control and Aeronautical Information Services as detailed below.

The qualifications required for consideration to the respective job vacancies and training is as follows:
 
Job Title: Manager Air Transport and Economic Regulation
Ref: ASSR/ATER/01

Directorate: Aviation Safety and Security Regulations
 
Reports To: Director Aviation Safety and Security Regulation
 
Job Purpose: Plans and directs the activities of Air Transport and Economic Regulation to achieve a coordinated approach to policy formulation, inspections, surveillance and licensing of air services

Scope of work / duties / responsibilities
·                     Plan and control the operations of the department of Air transport and Economic Regulation in accordance with laws and regulations related to Air Transport Economics and agreed objectives and targets;
·                     Coordinate and liaise with relevant organisations/directorates/departments/agencies on matters relating to civil aviation bilateral/multilateral agreements, international agreements and convention protocols;
·                     Develop, implement and review competition policy, monitor and advice on tariffs for passengers and freight;
·                     Plan, direct, implement and enforce the relevant legislation / industry developments on air transport and economic regulation;
·                     Advise on the designation of airlines and authorize air carrier schedules and tariffs;
·                     Prepare and recommend new regulations on air transport and economic regulation
·                     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;
·                     Advise Licensing of Air Services Committee of the Board of Directors on grant of air service licenses, coordinate and ensure compliance with conditions and requirements provided in the air service license, including matters related to bilateral or multilateral air service agreements.
·                     Maintain records of proceedings/notes of evidence in relation to appeals tribunal
·                     Review inspection guidance material, manuals and procedures, and develop qualifications for ATO credentials;
·                     Oversee coordination of Air transport field inspections, operations, surveillance, Air transport Data Analysis, economic licensing and enforcement activities in all airports to ensure compliance with standards, regulations and best practices;
·                     Approve aircraft lease agreement, airline commercial arrangements, ad-hoc air carrier permits, operating authorisation for international scheduled air carriers and co-ordinate with MOT, or where necessary military and diplomatic clearances;
·                     Advise and guide Management and the industry on the interpretation and application of relevant laws and conventions;
·                     Prepare and implement the Directorate’s operational plan and budget to achieve targets in line with the KCAA strategic plan.
·                     Conduct regular performance reviews of staff in the Directorate to determine training and development needs and ensure that the highest standards of performance and conduct are being adhered to.
·                     Work with the legal services to propose / draft appropriate legislation and regulations / Amendments;
·                     Work closely with other departments as necessary to meet the corporate objectives.
·                     Perform any other official duties as may be assigned by the Director, Aviation Safety and Security Regulations.
Qualifications
 
The successful candidate must possess the following qualifications:
·                     A Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University;
·                     A master’s degree in Aviation or relevant Social Science Discipline or Physical science discipline would be an added advantage;
·                     A diploma in Air Transport Management, Air Transport Economics or a related field would be an added advantage;
·                     Training in Management or leadership;
·                     Certificate in Air and Space Law would be an added advantage;
·                     Proven experience in Financial Accountability and people management would be an added advantage
Experience
·                     At least Five (5) years’ experience at a senior level in the aviation industry or a related field;
Skills
·                     Be computer literate and proficient in computer applications.
·                     Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
·                     Team player and with strong leadership skills
·                     Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
·                     Be analytical, innovative and strategic thinker

Job Title: Laboratory Technicians 

Grade II 

(2 Posts)
 
Ref: No. EASA/AS//25/15
 
Department / Section: Academic Services
 
Reports To: Registrar – Academic
 
Job Purpose: To ensure the laboratory is adequately prepared for course delivery.
 
Scope of Work / Duties / Responsibilities
·                     Services and maintain the laboratory equipment in good working conditions (training simulators for Air Traffic Control, computers, audio-visual equipment, etc)
·                     Set up the laboratory for training according to the requirements of course being taught
·                     Perform inventory of equipment
·                     Performs minor trouble-shooting on computer application, e.g., the ATS application
·                     Assist students with the use of equipment in the laboratory
Qualifications
·                     A diploma in electronic/Engineer
OR
·                     Diploma in Telecommunication Engineering
Experience
·                     5 years’ experience as Laboratory Technician in a Training Institution
Knowledge and skills
·                     A good understanding of the applications and the platform used in the training simulators
·                     An basic understanding of the different set ups for the laboratory based on the course requirements

Mechanical Workshop Technician 
Grade II
(1 Post) 

Ref: No. EASA/AS//25/15
 
Department / Section: Academic Services
 
Reports To: Registrar – Academic
 
Job Purpose: To ensure the laboratory is adequately prepared for course delivery.
 
Scope of Work / Duties / Responsibilities
·                     Service and maintain the laboratory equipment in good working conditions (training simulators for Air Traffic Control, computers, audio-visual equipment, etc)
·                     Set up the laboratory for training according to the requirements of course being taught
·                     Perform inventory of equipment
·                     Perform minor trouble-shooting on computer application, e.g., the ATS application
·                     Assist students with the use of equipment in the laboratory
Qualifications
·                     A diploma in Mechanical Technology Engineering
Experience
·                     5 years’ experience as an operator of mechanical workshop machines
Knowledge and Skills
·                     A good understanding of the applications and the platform used in the training simulators
·                     Basic understanding of the different set ups for the laboratory based on the course requirements.
How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates for the job vacancies and graduate trainees program respectively should submit their applications quoting the job reference No. on the envelope and application letter, copies of certificates, testimonials and a detailed CV indicating current day time telephone and full contact details of three professional referees to the address below to be received not later than 24th February 2015. 

Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Kenya Civil Aviation Authority is an equal opportunity employer.

Only shortlisted Candidates will be contacted.



The Director General
Kenya Civil Aviation Authority
KAA Complex - JKIA
P. O. Box 30163 – 00100
Nairobi

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