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The East African : Nov 17th 2014
The EastAfrican APPOINTMENT NOVEMBER 15-21,2014 55 KENYA CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENT DIRECTOR GENERAL The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure established under the Civil Aviation (Amendment) Act, 2002 and re-established under the Civil Aviation Act, 2013, “to develop, regulate and manage a safe, efficient and effective civil aviation system in Kenya”, with a Vision “to be a model of excellence in civil aviation”. Its functions, among others, is to provide air navigation services and to regulate the civil aviation industry in Kenya. KCAA is seeking to recruit a Director General with exceptional leadership and strategic skills and exposure to the aviation industry. The Director General will be the Chief Executive of the Authority and responsible for the management and administrative activities of KCAA. In addition, the Director General will be the principal advisor to the Cabinet Secretary responsible for civil aviation, on matters affecting civil aviation development and practice. Key responsibilities • Interpreting and implementing Government civil aviation policy and programmes; • Coordinating regional and international civil aviation plans and programmes; • Ensuring safe and efficient management of aviation systems in Kenya and their compliance with relevant Conventions and Treaties; • Developing and recommending to the Board long term strategies, business plans and operating budgets; • Providing leadership and ensuring implementation of the Authority’s corporate policies and programmes; and • Ensuring continuous achievement of the Authority’s financial and operating goals and objectives. Key Qualifications • Masters’ Degree from a recognized university in any of the following fields: Civil Aviation, Aeronautical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Economics, Business Administration, Management or Law; • Membership in a professional body will be an added advantage; • A minimum of 15 years’ work experience, 5 of which should be at senior management level in a large organization; • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in either management, operations or regulation in the aviation sector or the public sector; • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in aviation; • Demonstrated experience in strategic management, including planning, goal setting, implementation and evaluation; • Exceptional leadership and negotiation skills with capacity to deal with local, regional and international organizations that contribute to the success of the Authority; and • Knowledge of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) regulations, procedures and practices. In addition to the above qualifications, candidates are expected to possess good communication and presentation skills, strong interpersonal, organizational and team building capabilities and be of high professional and ethical standing. Further, the Civil Aviation Act, 2013, Section 19 (4) requires the candidates to: • Be a Kenyan citizen; and • Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution. The successful candidate will be offered the position of Director General on a three years’ contract renewable for one further term of three years. If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your ability to meet the criteria above, please submit your application letter stating your current position, remuneration, e-mail address, telephone contacts and full contact details of three professional referees, together with a detailed curriculum vitae and copies of certificates and testimonials, quoting reference number KCAA/DG/01.14 on both letter and envelope, to reach us by Friday, 5th December, 2014. The application should be addressed to: The Board Chairman Kenya Civil Aviation Authority KAA Complex, Floor, Room 67 1st Jomo Kenyatta International Airport P.O Box 30163 - 00100 NAIROBI You should also submit clearances from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) and Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) plus a certificate of good conduct. Kenya Civil Aviation Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer. NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and any canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
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