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Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) was established in 1991 under the KAA Act Cap 395 to provide facilitative infrastructure for aviation services in Kenya.

Guided by its mandate, the Authority is seeking to recruit competent and self-driven person to fill the position of Airport Manager, JKIA.

Job Purpose

Airport Manager, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) will be responsible for safe and efficient operations of the airport on daily basis covering both passengers and cargo hubs. He/ She will ensure all aspects of the airport are fully functioning and compliant with established regulations and standards of Customer Service. He / She will work with employees, service providers and other stakeholders from commercial sector, government, regulatory authorities, security agencies and the community to provide exceptional seamless safe and efficient service to passengers and customers.

Key Duties and Responsibilities will entail:

  1. Managing and directing the implementation and compliance with the Civil Aviation Standards and Recommended Practices in facilitation, security and safety and other regulatory requirements;
  2. Preparing, implementing and monitoring the Airport’s operating and capital budgets;
  3. Developing and implementing product and service delivery strategies in consultation with marketing and other stakeholders to meet customer needs at various touch points;
  4. Developing and implementing robust and strategic partnerships with airport stakeholders to ensure effective and efficient delivery of airport services;
  5. Developing and implementing the Airport Strategic Plan;
  6. Ensuring Airport Certification
  7. Developing and implementing an airport environmental programme;
  8. Developing and implementing facility management plans; and
  9. Maximizing overall financial performance of the Airport.

Person Specification

  1. A Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Finance, Engineering, Economics or related field, from a recognized institution of higher learning;
  2. Relevant Master’s degree qualification from a recognized institution of higher learning;
  3. Relevant certification in Airport Operations, Aviation Safety, Aviation Security, or Civil Aviation Management is an added advantage;
  4. Minimum of twelve (12) years relevant working experience with at least eight (8) years’ experience gained in a senior management /leadership position with hands on experience and proven track record in operations, safety, customer, people and relationship management;
  5. Working knowledge and/or understanding of airport operations and management and operations of State Corporations; and
  6. Proficiency in IT with practical working experience gained in a highly automated ERP environment such is SAP is essential.

Skills and Competencies

Strategy execution, analytical, people management, coaching, problem solving & decision-making, prudence financial management, team work, good communication, interpersonal, risk management and leadership skills.

Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 requirements

Shortlisted candidates will be required to have a valid;

  • Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA);
  • Police Clearance Certificate from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations;
  • Self-Declaration Form stamped by the Ethics & Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC);
  • Certificate of Clearance from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB); and
  • Clearance Certificate from a recognized Credit Reference Bureau (CRB).

The full details of the advertisement can be accessed onKAA Website under Careers Section.

Package details 

A three (3) year contract term renewable subject to satisfactory performance or attainment of mandatory retirement age whichever happens earlier.

Application Criteria

If you meet the above criteria, please submit your application letter, copies of relevant academic and professional certificates and testimonials, a copy of the National Identity Card, a resume/curriculum vitae highlighting relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, email address and names of three (3) professional referees who can speak of your competence, character and integrity.

Submission of Applications

Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications via electronic mail [email protected]  or in hard copy quoting the Job Reference on the Email title line or on the envelope to:

Managing Director / CEO
Kenya Airports Authority
KAA Head Office, Airport North Road
P. O Box 19001-00501, Nairobi Kenya.

To be considered, your application must be received not later than Monday, 24th June, 2024 at 5.00pm East African Time addressed to the contact provided above.

KAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Canvasing in any form or failure to attach any of the stipulated documents shall lead to automatic disqualification.

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