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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, Wilson Airport who will also oversee the running of Wajir Airport, Isiolo Airport, Nanyuki and Garissa Airstrips.

Job Purpose

The job holder is responsible for overseeing airport and regional operations by providing leadership and management to achieve business growth, seamless customer experience, safety & security of passengers and airport users in line with national legislations and International civil aviation Standards & Recommended Practices.

Key Duties and Responsibilities will entail:

  1. Coordinating airport operations in collaboration with airport stakeholders, ministries, departments and agencies to enhance customer experience;
  2. Coordinating emergency and crisis response at the Airport and region;
  3. Driving the implementation of the Airport Master Plan in consultation with airport stakeholders;
  4. Overseeing development and implementation of Airport Security plan;
  5. Driving the implementation of safety management system at the airport;
  6. Responsible for the implementation of the Environment plan at the Airport;
  7. Authorizing and controlling Airport financial expenditure;
  8. Coordinating internal and external system and regulatory audit activities for compliance and continual improvement;
  9. Overseeing seamless passenger and airport user’s facilitation to enhance Customer experience at the airport;
  10. Guiding on resolution of customer complaints received in line with the authority’s service charter and the complaints handling procedure;
  11. Collaboration with the surrounding community on matters relating to the airport operations;
  12. Overseeing compliance of rescue & firefighting capacity at the airport and the region commensurate to the aerodromes level of protection;
  13. Overseeing safe aircraft operations at the airport;
  14. Overseeing compliance with contractual SLAs and service delivery standards of third-party service providers; and
  15. Managing media relations in the region.

Person Specification

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Aviation Management, Accounting, Economics, Finance, Business Management, Engineering, Law or any relevant field
  2. Master’s degree in Business Administration or a relevant field from a recognized institution desirable
  3. Certification in any ICAO regulatory training
  4. Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution.
  5. A minimum period of ten (10) years relevant work experience, four (4) of which must be in a management position.
  6. Working knowledge and/or understanding of airport operations and management and operations of State Corporations; and
  7. 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.

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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