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Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) was established in 1991 under the KAA Act to provide Aviation infrastructure, facilities and services for economic, social and humanitarian activities.

Guided by the above mandate, the Authority is seeking to recruit a result oriented, visionary and transformational Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer whowill drive the Organisation to deliver its mandate.

Job Purpose

The Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the Accounting Officer and is responsible to the Board for day-to-day management and co-ordination of activities in the Authority; defining and executing strategy, generating revenue, engaging customers and stakeholders, managing risk and ensuring compliance, driving performance and growing talent.

Key Duties and Responsibilities will entail:

  1. Providing overall strategic leadership of the Authority in line with market and industry changes and through the senior management team, delivering the strategic intent and overseeing the day to day running of the Authority;
  2. Engaging with key stakeholders in the development and delivery of strategic customer, government and sector-wide aviation initiatives;
  3. Presenting strategy, long term capital investment plans, annual budgets and procurement plans to the Board for deliberation and approval;
  4. Providing sufficient, accurate and timely information on Authority’s operations, financial status and overall performance to enable the Board fulfill its governance objectives;
  5. Driving maximum utilization and productivity from all Authority’s assets, ensuring a positive return on all capital investment and operating expenditure, enhancing the balance between aeronautical and non – aeronautical revenues;
  6. Ensuring the Authority has adequate systems and processes of accountability, risk management and internal control;
  7. Ensuring that all the Authority’s policies and operations adhere and conform to all legal, statutory and regulatory guidelines and in all undertakings the Authority’s interests are prioritized and safeguarded.
  8. Ensuring continuous improvement in the quality and value of services and products provided by the Authority;
  9. Establishing and maintaining a high performance culture, driven by talented and competent staff who consistently deliver outstanding results; and
  10. Ensuring performance measures are designed to evaluate performance against the strategic plan.

Person Specification

To be appointed for this role, the successful candidate must have:

  1. A Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics, Business Management, Marketing, Statistics, Engineering, Social Sciences or a related field from a recognized institution of higher learning;
  2. Master’s Degree from a recognized institution of higher learning;
  3. Certification in Aviation will be an added advantage;
  4. Minimum of fifteen (15) years working experience, ten (10) of which will be in a senior management/ leadership position with hands on experience and direct responsibility for developing and implementing strategic plans, generating substantial revenues, managing significant capital and operational budgets and delivering positive cash flows and profits; and
  5. Leadership course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a reputable institution.

Skills and Competencies

  1. Strong people management and influencing skills with the ability to build relationships;
  2. Strategic thinker with good commercial acumen and the ability to identify economic opportunities in a changing environment and capitalize on them;
  3. Demonstrate decisiveness and adaptability, the ability to drive change and transformation, a sense of urgency and a bias for action and be a high achiever;
  4. Extensive experience on Organization Design and Implementation with proven track record of organization structures reviewed and implemented;
  5. Hands on experience in policy formulation and implementation with bias on Public Sector Policies; and
  6. Be an outstanding communicator, have strong leadership, interpersonal and influencing skills, with the ability to build relationships with diverse stakeholders at all levels and cause positive outcomes.

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).

Package details  

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

Application Criteria

If you meet the criteria for this role, 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.

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

Board of Directors
Kenya Airports Authority
P.O Box 19001 – 00501


[email protected]

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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