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  • Posted: Oct 26, 2021
    Deadline: Nov 9, 2021
  • Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) was established on 24th October 2002 by the Civil Aviation (Amendment) Act, 2002 with the primary functions towards; Regulation and oversight of Aviation Safety & Security; Economic regulation of Air Services and development of Civil Aviation; Provision of Air Navigation Services, and Training of Aviation personne...
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    Chief Officer - State Safety Programme Coordinator

    REF: ASSR/SSP/02/21 (1 POST)

    Department: Planning and Coordination

    Reports To: Director Aviation Safety and Security Regulation

    Job Purpose To develop, implement, maintain and constantly improve strategies and processes to ensure that all aviation activities will achieve the highest level of safety performance, while meeting both national and international standards.

    Scope of work/duties/responsibilities

    1. Developing general rulemaking and specific operational policies that build upon safety management principles, based on a comprehensive analysis of the State’s aviation system;
    2. Consulting with all segments of the aviation industry on issues regardingmregulatory development;
    3. Supporting the management of safety in the State through an effective safety reporting and communication system;
    4. Interacting effectively with service providers in the resolution of safety concerns;
    5. Ensuring that within the CAA, sufficient resources are allocated and personnel have the proper skills and are trained for discharging their responsibilities, both safety related and otherwise;
    6. Conducting both performance-based and compliance-oriented oversight activities, supported by analyses and prioritized resource allocation based on safety risks;
    7. Complying with and, wherever possible, exceeding international safety requirements and standards;
    8. Promoting and educating the aviation industry on safety management concepts and principles;
    9. Overseeing the implementation of SMS within aviation organizations in  coordination with line managers and ensuring that all activities under oversight achieve the highest safety standards;
    10. Establishing provisions for the protection of safety data, collection and processing systems (SDCPS), and ensuring that provision of essential safetyrelated information on hazards is encouraged and that there is a continuous flow and exchange of safety management data between the CAA and service providers;
    11. Establishing and measuring the realistic implementation of the SSP against safety indicators and safety targets which are clearly identified;
    12. Promulgating an enforcement policy that ensures that no information derived from any SDCPS established under the SSP or the SMS will be used as the basis for enforcement action, except in the case of gross negligence or wilful deviation.


    1. A bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: aviation, aeronautical engineering, physics, geography, mathematics or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
    2. Commercial pilot license (CPL) or air craft maintenance engineer’s license or air traffic control license.
    3. Certificate in government safety inspectors course (PEL, OPS, AIR, ANS or AGA);
    4. A certificate in compliance and enforcement procedures;
    5. A certificate in ICAO integrated safety management system;
    6. Training in safety management principles and practices;
    7. Training in aviation quality management system;


    1. Five (5) years general work experience gained in one of the sub -activities of the aviation industry in government or service provider at a responsible level.
    2. Experience in a safety oversight environment at a senior level.

    Knowledge and skills

    1. Working knowledge in training management, aircraft operations, air traffic services, airworthiness and aircraft maintenance organizations.
    2. Good understanding of safety oversight legislation, policies, operations and processes.
    3. Good written and verbal communication skills.
    4. Good interpersonal skills;
    5. Ability to relate to all levels, both inside and outside the organization;
    6. Good analytical skills;
    7. Leadership skills and an authoritative approach;
    8. Proficiency in computer applications.

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates are required to submit their application letters quoting the job reference no. on the envelope and application letter, attaching copies of certificates, testimonials and a detailed CV with full contact details of three professional referees to the address below. The applications should be received not later than 9th November 2021. Details of the job specifications can be obtained from the KCAA website at

    The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority is an equal opportunity employer. Female candidates and persons with disabilities (PWDs) are encouraged to apply. Note, persons with disabilities are required to attach a copy of valid NCPWD membership card.

    The Director General

    Kenya Civil Aviation Authority Aviation House - JKIA

    P. O. Box 30163 – 00100


    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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