Kenya Civil Aviation Authority – Manager, Engineering Services.

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The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority is responsible for providing regulatory oversight, air navigation services and aviation training in Kenya. The Authority is seeking to recruit qualified Kenyan citizens to fill the following vacant positions in its establishment.


Department: Engineering Services
Reports To: Director, Air Navigation Services

Job Purpose To plan, implement and maintain quality and cost-effective aviation facilities, services and resources associated with air navigation services.

Scope of work / duties / responsibilities

q Formulating, planning and implementing policies, programmes and procedures concerning implementation and maintenance of Communication, navigation and surveillance facilities.
q Overseeing the implementation of technical standards and recommended practices as per ICAO annex 10 and Kenyan Standards.
q Investigating operational complaints and irregularities within the department and collaborating in the investigation of incidents and breaches of aviation regulations and procedures.
q Conducting regular performance reviews of staff in the department to determine training and development needs and ensuring the highest standards of performance and conduct are being adhered to.
q Coordinating research and development of new systems and equipment.
q Preparing and implementing the department’s operational plan and budget to achieve targets in line with the KCAA strategy.
q Liaising with the planning and development team to identify improvements to the Engineering Services.
q Liaising with the Quality Management department to ensure effective service delivery.
q Liaising with the regulator to implement effective inspection and surveillance of equipment
q Managing Aeronautical frequency spectrum utilization and coordinating the allocation of radio telephony call signs with ICAO.
q Developing and appraising Aeronautical Telecommunications infrastructure and systems.
q Maintaining safety management System for CNS.
q Allocating work, supervising and guiding staff of the directorate;
q Performing any other official duties as may be assigned by Director Air Navigation Services.


q A Master’s degree in Electrical, Telecommunications, Electronics, Business Administration, Civil Aviation Management or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
q BSc degree in Engineering in either Electrical, Telecommunications, Electronics or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
q Certificate in at least three (3) CNS Equipment Maintenance Courses.
q Be a registered member of the Engineers Registration Board or other relevant body recognized by law; and
q Training in management and leadership.


q At least ten (10) years’ experience 5 of which must be in a senior position in a similar engineering environment.
q Proven experience for financial and people management

Knowledge and skills

q Knowledge of the Kenya Civil Aviation Regulations and ICAO standards.
q Project Management and Implementation skills.
q Ability to manage crises by directing recourses appropriately.
q Written and verbal communication skills.
q Proficiency in Computer applications.

Interested candidates are required to submit their application letters quoting the job reference No. on the envelope and application letter, 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 3rd August 2021.

Details of the job specifications can be obtained from the KCAA website at http://www.kcaa.or.ke

The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority is an equal opportunity employer. Female candidates and persons with disabilities (PWDs) are encouraged to apply.

Note, persons with disabilities are required to attach a copy of valid NCPWD membership card.
The Director General
Kenya Civil Aviation Authority
Aviation House – JKIA
P. O. Box 30163 – 00100

Only shortlisted Candidates will be contacted.





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