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  1. Job Purpose

The job holder will be responsible for controlling birds/wildlife strike occurrences within the airports and environs within the ICAO designated radius from the airport reference point of each of KAA airports by developing, implementing, evaluating and reviewing integrated wildlife hazard management programs.

  • Key Duties and Responsibilities
  • Carrying out both scheduled and unscheduled wildlife risk assessments in accordance to relevant ICAO and Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) in aviation and use the information to develop and review wildlife hazard management plans;
  • Carrying out research for understanding wildlife changing / emerging trends and management technologies that are used for implementable and manageable effective innovative airport wildlife control technique;
  • Developing and maintaining databases, analysing data and synthesizing the information from all airports for organization’s management decision making;
  • Developing curricula and implementing training programs for staff and stakeholders to ensure continuous capacity development;
  • Providing guidance regarding the creation of aviation wildlife control related policies and legislation;
  • Advising management on bio-physical management to ensure strategic management of the environment in order to control bird and wildlife presence in the airports;
  • Liaising with all government departments, aviation wildlife/safety committees and other organizations which impact on the presence of birds/ wildlife in and around the airports to ensure their involvement in the effective airports wildlife control strategies; and
  • Working with safety manager and other bodies/ departments on compliance with international and national safety and environmental standards on birds/ wildlife hazards.

Key Qualifications and Experience

  1. Bachelors degree in Ornithology / Wildlife Management / Environment / Flight Safety / animal science or related field or equivalent qualification
  2. Statistical and Geographical Information System (GIS) training
  3. Instructor training in aviation wildlife control will be an added advantage
  4. At least 8 years of experience with at least 3 years of managerial/supervisory experience.
  • Skills and Competencies

Teamwork, good communication, interpersonal, supervisory and analytical skills.

Terms and Conditions of Service                      

The Corporation Secretary and General Manager positions shall be for a three (3) year contract term renewable subject to satisfactory performance or attainment of mandatory retirement age whichever happens earlier. The other positions will be on permanent and pensionable terms as per the provisions of the Authority’s Human Resource Policy and Procedures Manual.

Documents to be submitted by the Applicants

Application letter should be accompanied by a detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV), a daytime phone contact, email address, email and telephone contacts of three (3) referees and copies of academic and relevant professional certificates.

Kindly note that prospective applicants can only apply for a single position which they consider themselves most suitable. Multiple applications for different positions will not be considered.

Application Criteria

The full details of the advertisement can be accessed onKAA Website under Careers Section for detailed job descriptions, requirements for appointment and instructions on how to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be required to submit the following clearance certificates as per the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010:

(i) Police Clearance Certificate from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations

(ii) Clearance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)

(iii) Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)

(iv) Clearance from the Ethics & Anti-corruption Authority (EACC)

(v) Report from an approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

The clearance certificates should be valid and current.

The self-declaration Form from EACC should indicate the respective position that is being applied for.

Only shortlisted and successful candidates shall be contacted. Shortlisted candidates shall be required to provide original National Identity Card, Academic and Professional Certificates during the interview.

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, 21st August, 2023 at 5.00pm East African Time addressed to the contact provided above.

KAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, Persons with Disabilities, Minority & Marginalized Groups are encouraged to apply.

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


  1. Candidates who had applied for the positions of General Manager, Marketing & Business Development as per the advertisement dated 23rd July, 2021 and the September, 2021 and are still interested are encouraged to re – apply.
  2. Candidates who had applied for the positions advertised internally on 8th March, 2023 and are still interested are encouraged to re – apply.
  3. All advertisements of 23rd July, 2021, 28th September, 2021 and 8th March, 2023 have been voided.

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