Safety Officer Job in Kenya


Job Description
Duties and Responsibilities will entail:

  • Developing general rules and operational policies that build upon safety management principles, based on a comprehensive analysis of the State’s aviation system.
  • Collecting and maintaining a database of essential safety-related information on safety hazards/risks and ensure exchange of safety data between the Authority and service providers.
  • Conducting State Safety Risk assessment and analysis of service providers’ mitigation plans.
  • Analyzing identified safety indicators and targets.
  • Conducting training/ sensitization to inspectorate personnel and service providers on State Safety Programme concepts and principles.
  • Conducting investigation of incidents and reported violations.
  • Conducting performance-based and compliance-oriented safety management oversight activities, supported by analyses and prioritized resource allocation based on safety risks.
  • Implementing the budget, work plans and procurement plans of the State Safety programme.
  • Collecting stakeholders’ views and comments on development and review of
  • Safety management legislation, regulations, public hearings and other engagements requiring public participation in compliance with the Constitution of Kenya.
  • Implementing ICAO audit activities related to the State Safety Programme.
  • Implementing ISO 9001:2015 series standards and safety management systems.

Person Specifications

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have at least:

  • A minimum of four (4) years’ work experience in aviation.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines; aviation, aeronautical engineering, physics, geography, mathematics, Statistics, Business management aviation or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
  • Technical qualification in aviation such as a Commercial Pilot License (CPL), or Air Traffic Control (ATC) License, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s License.
  • Certificate in safety management principles and practices from an institution recognized by ICAO.
  • Knowledge of ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices and Civil Aviation Regulations.
  • Certificate in supervisory course lasting not less than two (2) weeks from a recognized institution.
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
  • Proficiency in Computer Applications.

How To Apply

Interested candidates are required to submit their application letters quoting the job reference number on the envelope & application letter and attaching copies of certificates, testimonials and a detailed CV with full contact details of three professional referees to the address below. The applications should be received not later than 14th May 2024.

Details of the job specifications can be obtained from the KCAA website at

Kenya Civil Aviation Authority is an equal opportunity employer. Female candidates and persons with disabilities (PWDs) are encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities are required to attach a copy of a valid NCPWD membership card.

The Director General
Kenya Civil Aviation Authority
Aviation House – JKIA
P. O. Box 30163 – 00100

Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted while successful candidates will be expected to meet the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution.