Thursday, September 8, 2011

Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) Manager Airworthiness Job in Kenya

Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Transport.
Our Mission is “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”.
The Authority is seeking to recruit qualified Kenyan citizens to fill the following position:

Manager Airworthiness
Ref: No ASSR/AW/01/11
Department: Airworthiness Department

Reports To: Director, Aviation Safety & Security Standards Regulation
Job Purpose
Plan and direct the activities of Airworthiness to achieve a coordinated approach to policy formulation, inspections and surveillance duties.

Scope of work / duties / responsibilities
  Prepare and implement the department’s operational plan and budget to achieve targets in line with the KCAA’s strategic plan.
  Develop and propose policies, standards, regulations and legislation to ensure that the regulatory framework of the KCAA is aligned and compliant with ICAO annexes and recommended practices, as well as other regional and international conventions of which Kenya is a member State.
  Work with the legal services to propose / draft appropriate legislations and regulations and identifies legislative deficiencies and recommends for amendments
  Initiate and develop supplementary legislative material in the form of Airworthiness Notices and Aeronautical Information Circulars for approval by the Director General
  Review and approve airworthiness certificates, inspection guidance material, manuals and procedures and monitors the evaluation and approval process of all technical documents submitted to the Authority for approval
Advise and guide management and the Industry on the interpretation and application of aviation safety standards and regulations.
  Provide job descriptions and assign duties to all staff in the department.
  Conduct regular performance reviews of staff in the department to determine training and development needs and ensure the highest standards of performance and conduct are being adhered to.
  Review and approve reports and recommendations / rejections for certifications and licenses and enforce action on regulatory breaches.
  Coordinate and liaise with other departments as may be necessary.
  Implement State Safety Programme pertaining to airworthiness.
  Effect Resolution of Safety Concerns as a preventive measure locally and by reporting relevant safety concerns to States of aircraft Design
  Work closely with Internal Audit to incorporate good governance practices in the department.
  Works closely with the Quality Management department to implement effective inspection, surveillance and licensing processes.
  Work closely with Human Resources department to plan man-power requirements in the department.
  Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Director, Aviation Safety and Security Standards and Regulation.

Job Qualifications
  A Bachelor of Science (BSc) Degree from a recognised university
  Aircraft maintenance engineers licences in Category A (Airframe) and C (Power plant) or category X and R (Electrical, Instrument and Radio).
  At least three type courses or three type ratings in either category A and C or category X and R one of which must be on large aircraft.
  Training in management or leadership.
  Government airworthiness inspector’s course will be an added advantage.
  Safety Oversight Course will be an added advantage.
  A Masters degree in an aviation related field will be an added advantage.

Job Experience
  At least five years experience in senior role in the aviation sector.
  Proven experience in financial accountability and people management.

Job Knowledge and skills
  Knowledge of standards and regulations, safety audit and safety management programmes.
  Knowledge of trends in the sector and in other CAA’s, with an ability to benchmark practices for continuous improvement.
  Strong people management skills, with the ability to guide / correct the performance of others.
  Ability to plan and budget for scarce resources, human or otherwise, to achieve targets.
  Written and verbal communication skills.
  Proficiency in office suite and desktop publishing tools
Interested candidates are requested to send: Application letter quoting Job Reference No. on both envelope and application letter, copies of certificates, testimonials and detailed CV indicating current salary and expected salary (except for graduate trainees), day time telephone and full contact details of three professional referees to the address below to be received not later than 22nd September 2011.

Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
The Director General
Kenya Civil Aviation Authority
KAA Complex Building – JKIA
P.O Box 30163 – 00100

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.