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Government Jobs in JKIA - KCAA

Kenya Civil Aviation Authority is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Transport & Infrastructure.

The Authority is seeking to recruit qualified Kenyan citizens to fill the following vacant positions in its establishment:

Aeronautical Telecommunications Officers
Ref: ANS/ENG/22/15

Department / Section: Engineering Services
Reports To: Senior Aeronautical Telecommunication officer
Job Purpose: To perform routine maintenance tasks during the shift
Scope of work / duties / responsibilities
  • Collect, record and maintain equipment status on daily basis in logbook and hourly serviceability report sheets.
  • Inspect, test and measure parameter of equipment on a daily basis.
  • Maintain records of tape transcript, ensure periodic change of tapes, and avails tapes for replaying.
  • Perform routine and periodic maintenance operations including equipment, tools and work environment.
  • Perform equipment repairs up to degree or level close guidance of the shift supervisor.
  • Troubleshoot leased line faults and perform continuity tests with other service providers.
  • Diploma in Telecommunications Engineering of Kenya National Examination Council or its equivalent.
  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education mean grade C+ and at least C+ in English Language, Mathematics, Physics or Physical Science and at least C+ in any other two subjects.
  • Below 30 years of age.
  • Higher Diploma in telecommunications engineering will be an added advantage.
  • Experience in similar work environment will be an added advantage

Assistant Engineers
Ref: ANS/ENG/28/15
Department / Section: Engineering Services
Reports To: Engineer CNS
Job Purpose: To install, repair and maintain aviation Communication, Navigation Surveillance (CNS) facilities
Scope of work / duties / responsibilities
  • Review compliance data on CNS facilities performance to enable development and implementation of corrective measures.
  • Coordinate with the SENIOR Engineer – CNS in performing consultancy services for CNS.
  • Install, repair and maintain CNS facilities
  • Control quality and standards of repair and maintenance for NCS facilities
  • Any other duty assigned by the Engineer.
  • Bsc, BTech or BEng. Degree in electrical and electronics engineering, telecommunications engineering, or relevant degree in engineering from a recognized institution.
  • Registerable with the Engineers Registration Board of Kenya.
  • Literacy in ICT, UNIX, LINUS and spreadsheets will be an added advantage.
  • Below 30 years of age.
  • Relevant work experience will be an added advantage.
Knowledge and skills
  • Knowledge of CNS/ATM system will be an added advantage.

Legal Officer

Ref: CS/05/15

Department / Section: Corporation Secretary
Reports To: Principal Legal Officer
Job Purpose: To handle, draft and review all legal documents relating to the Authority’s activities.
Scope of work / duties / responsibilities
  • Handle, co-ordinate and monitor all litigation instituted against and on behalf of the Authority and to liaise with the Authority’s external lawyers.
  • Provide professional support in the drafting and the development of legislation including regulations on civil aviation.
  • Draft, review and interpret contracts/Agreement.
  • Liaise on behalf of the Authority with the legal personnel in Government, other state corporations, private sector, regional and international organizations, on legal matters pertaining to civil aviation including lobbying Government to legislate international conventions on Civil Aviation.
  • Assisting the Corporation Secretary in handling matters of the Board including coordinating meetings of the Board, preparation of Board papers and implementing Board resolutions.
  • Handling of disciplinary and industrial relations matters.
  • Carry out any other duties relating to civil aviation generally as may be directed by the Principal Legal Officer from time to time.
  • Bachelor’s degree in law
  • Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a valid current practising certificate.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in litigation and commercial law practice 
Knowledge and Skills
  • Knowledge of relevant laws and regulations, including ICAO standards and guidelines, affecting the operations of KCAA.
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Drafting skills.
  • Proficiency in computer applications.

Senior Internal Auditor – Risk Management and Compliance
Ref: IAQ/6/15

Department: Internal Audit & Review
Reports To: Chief Internal Auditor
Job Purpose: To provide Assurance on Risk Management and Compliance
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Participate in development and periodic review of procedures for use in Internal Audit department. The procedures shall conform to the standards adopted by the Authority, currently being the ISO 90001:2008 Standards;
  • Undertaking continuous evaluation of adequacy and effectiveness of controls and methodology established by Management to ensure that the identified risks are appropriately mitigated at both strategic and operational levels within the Authority;
  • Participating in implementation, monitoring and continual improvement to the KCAA Institutional Risk Management Framework;
  • Ensuring that responsible risk owners within the Authority provide written management action plans in response to the audit reports on Risk Management in their areas of responsibilities;
  • Follow up on outstanding issues as per management actions plans provided in responses to Audit Reports to ensure that management is addressing significant risks and deficiencies within an acceptable time frame;
  • Preparing periodic and mandatory reports on implementation of KCAA Risk Management Framework as per the approved KCAA Risk Management Policy;
  • Provide consultancy services, as may be required, to Management on Risk Management within provisions of the Standards;
  • Undertake any other assignments as may be assigned by Department for time to time.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Aviation, Social Sciences, any other relevant field or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
  • Be registered member of Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK), Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), ISACA with Certified Information System Auditor (CISA) qualification or any other recognized Professional body.
  • A bachelor’s degree in a related field, such as, Aviation will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of three (3) years relevant experience, one of which should have been in Risk Management and Compliance.
Knowledge and Skills
  • Certificate in computer applications;
  • Proven integrity, transparency and accountability and shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results;
  • Possess good interpersonal and communication Skills

Flight Operations Inspectors
Ref: ASSR/FO/08/15
Department: Flight Operation
Reports To: Chief Flight Operations Inspector
Job Purpose: To organize and supervise the inspection and surveillance activities with respect to general aviation to ensure compliance with aviation safety standards, regulations and recommended practices.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Perform inspection and surveillance duties with respect to general aviation.
  • Evaluate the appropriateness of the operator’s training programmes for pilots, including training facilities, equipment and simulators with respect to the aircraft being used.
  • Evaluate, for approval purposes, the training programmes / curricula offered by training organizations, including the appropriateness of facilities, equipment and training personnel.
  • Perform continuous surveillance, ramp and en route, of Kenyan registered aircrafts as well as foreign aircrafts operating in Kenya and reports on incidents and occurrences.
  • Prepare, conduct and / or oversee where outsourced, the processes leading to Pilot licensing, such as preparation of examination and evaluations, including carrying out flight tests to evaluate pilot proficiency for aircraft type endorsement for check airman approval.
  • Work closely with Airworthiness, Licensing and other departments as and when required.
  • Maintain and update own level of professional knowledge and standards.
  • Perform duties at the satellite stations as may be assigned by the Chief Inspector Flight Operations.
  • Ordinary level certificate of education with mean grade c+ or its equivalent.
  • Commercial pilot’s license with at least 1000 hours
  • Type rating on at least two aircraft types in the Kenyan register.
  • A bachelor’s degree in a related field, such as, Aviation is an added advantage.
  • At least 3 years flying experience (civil or otherwise).
Knowledge and Skills
  • Ability to identify non-compliance issues and unsafe practices and to advise operators on remedial actions.
  • Establishes follow-up and monitoring mechanisms with operators on issues identified by audits.
  • Ability to coach for high performance Knowledge of the inspection process, with an ability to diagnose issues and propose improvements in the process.
  • Good verbal and written communication / reporting skills.
  • Proficiency in office suite and desktop publishing tools.

Chief Airworthiness Inspectors
Ref: ASSR/AW/02/15
Department / Section: Airworthiness
Reports To: Manager Airworthiness
Job Purpose: To plan, organize and supervise the inspection and surveillance activities of Airworthiness Inspectors

Scope of Work / Duties / Responsibilities
  • Issue, renew, amend and validate certificates, and propose amendments to circulars and notices.
  • Implement, improve and supervise inspection processes, procedures, checklists, forms, manuals, programmes and other inspection tools in line with approved regulations and standards.
  • Liaise with the Regulation Office to propose amendments and improvements where necessary in standards, regulations and procedures and assists in Preparation of Draft regulations and advisory material.
  • Validate aircraft type certification for acceptance into the Kenyan register.
  • Evaluate and approve operator technical documents, aircraft repairs and modification and operator programmes.
  • Perform inspections, audit and continuous surveillance and follows-up on corrective actions
  • Disseminate service bulletins, airworthiness directives and other maintenance related information.
  • Evaluate aircraft maintenance organizations for approval purposes and performs continuous surveillance of such organizations
  • Evaluate for approval purposes, maintenance programmes, the training programmes / curricula offered by maintenance training organizations, including the appropriateness of facilities, equipment and training personnel
  • Evaluate for approval purposes, aircraft airframe and power plant modifications
  • Assess and evaluate technical documents of the industry for the purpose of approval and conducts audits as appropriate
  • Examine current and new international and foreign Airworthiness standards related to continuing Airworthiness and determination of the need for adoption;
  • Confer at National and international levels on matters relating to the regulation of Airworthiness
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Manager Airworthiness.
  • A bachelor’s degree in aeronautical or mechanical engineering will be an added advantage.
  • Aircraft maintenance engineers licenses.
  • Government airworthiness inspector’s course.
  • At least three type courses or three type ratings, one of which must be on large aircraft.
  • A master’s degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage.
  • At least 3 years of hands-on, practical experience as a qualified aircraft maintenance engineer with an AMO;
Knowledge and Skills
  • Knowledge of relevant ICAO standards and civil aviation regulations will be an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of the inspection process, with an ability to diagnose issues and propose improvements in the process
  • Ability to build productive relationships with AMO’s, gaining support and commitment to improvement initiatives and staff sourcing strategies
  • Ability to set and achieve high standards of performance for self and the Section, and gain staff support and commitment to achieve planned goals
  • People and process improvement skills gained through appropriate training and / or hands-on experience
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in Office Suite and Desktop Publishing skills
How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates for the job vacancies 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 5th May 2015. 

Kenya Civil Aviation Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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

Only shortlisted Candidates will be contacted.

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