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  • Posted: Oct 27, 2021
    Deadline: Nov 5, 2021
  • ALS started operations in 1985 and over the years has seen steady growth ever since. Today, as an industry leader, ALS offers a range of customized and comprehensive aviation solutions for the benefit of Humanitarian Operations, Airlines, Oil/ Resource exploration, and VIP Clientele. Our team comprises of professional, qualified, and experienced staff committed to providing an unparalleled aviation service. We are proud to have successfully passed the audits and supplier qualification requirements of many global organisations
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    Executive Officer

    The Kenya Association of Air Operators, was established to promote, foster and protect the interests of  those engaged in civil aviation or associated industries in Kenya. It represents the interest of all licensed commercial air operators and other authorized bodies engaged in the Aviation industry based in Kenya.


    We have immediate vacancy for the position below, in Nairobi:

    (JOB REF: EO-HR-13-10-2021)

    Job Purpose Statement:

    The EO is expected to partner with the Chairman and the Executive Committee to promote, foster, enhance, and protect the interests of those engaged in Aviation Industry and allied businesses in Kenya. 
    The job holder should provide the quality of leadership that ensures achievement of the Association’s long term business goals and annual business plans

    Reports to:

    The Executive Officer (EO) reports to the Chairman and Executive Committee (EC).

    Principal Accountabilities (KEY Performance areas):

    The EO is responsible for but not limited to:

    1. Exercise all such powers and perform all such duties (not being duties inappropriate with the EO status) in relation to the business of the Association or any company as may from time to time be vested in or assigned by the Executive Committee;
    2. Comply with all reasonable directions from time to time given by the Chairman or the Executive Committee and with all rules and regulations from time to time laid down by the Association  concerning its employees as well as legal and statutory requirements;
    3. Use best endeavors to properly conduct, improve, extend, develop, promote, protect and preserve the business interests, reputation and goodwill of the Association , and carry out these duties in a proper, loyal and efficient manner; In particular, represent the Association at all meetings either with Government representatives, or other bodies or interest groups, and act as a spokesperson when appropriate;
    4. Keep the Executive Committee members duly informed of the latest developments in the industry, and where necessary, disseminate timely information to all members; 
    5. Deliver to the Association, when the Executive Committee requires , all books of account, records, notes, correspondence and other documentation concerning or relating to the Association, all of which belong to the Association Company or are in the EOs possession or under his/her direct or indirect control; This also entails maintaining appropriate records of all financial transactions carried out by the Association, and keeping records relating to membership of the Association.
    6. Look after the affairs and the administration of the Wilson Airport Water Company (WAWC) which is managed by KAAO.
    7. Provide overall management and leadership to the Association;
    8. Ensure the Association develops clear, well formulated stakeholder and strategic plans, budgets and consistently meets targets set;
    9. Set performance targets (KPIs) for team members, monitor their performance against these and provide support to maintain performance on target;
    10. Provide timely reports to the Executive Committee.


    Operating Environment:

    The Association encourages adherence and maintenance of high civil aviation safety standards and practices, through strict compliance with our Members’ Code of Ethics.Our interest is encompassed in our vision which is to create a safe, efficient, and economically viable National Civil Aviation Industry, through promotion and enhancement of safe and sustainable operations and provisions of aviation services.
    The aviation industry in Kenya is mainly engaged in the following activities:
    Domestic and International passengers, cargo and mail transportation on scheduled and nonscheduled flights.
    Charter operations (private service providers or for the likes of UNHCR, WFP, Tullow amongst others)

    1. Medivac service provision 
    2. Aerial surveillance service provision 
    3. Agricultural crop spraying 
    4. Approved Training Organizations (ATOs)
    5. Approved Maintenance Organizations (AMOs).
    6. Hot air balloon operations
    7. Aero sports
    8. UAV (RPAS)
    9. Aerodromes operations – both public and private

    Framework & Boundaries:

    Association Memorandum and Articles, EC Mandate, Local and International laws, and regulations and standards

    Safety Hazards N/A

    Physical Hazards N/A

    Working Relationships


    Position interacts directly with the EC, Chairman and members


    Works on a daily basis with key internal and external stakeholders

    Others (specify): 

    Direct reports


    Partners, KCAA, KAA, Government bodies, advisors

    Knowledge and Experience

    1. University degree
    2. At least 10 years in aviation with a bias toward stakeholder management and strong understanding of government and industry affairs

    Other Skills:

    1. Good negotiation skills and strategic thinking
    2. Superb verbal and written communication skills
    3. Ability to build strong relationships with high level external stakeholders and with the EC and 
    4. Good judgment, strong initiative and a quick learnero Demonstrated exceptional professionalism, poise and judgment at all time

    MS Office skills

    Method of Application

    If you meet the requirements of the above position and are looking for an exciting career, please visit, create an application profile and attach an updated Curriculum Vitae, Cover  Letter, and attach all relevant documents mentioned above with the job reference mentioned above. 

    All applications to be submitted via addressed to the following:


    …closing date for applications is Friday Nov 05, 2021, at 1600hrs.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Kenya Association of Air Operators is an Equal Opportunity EmployeR

    Interested and qualified? Go to Aircraft Leasing Services (ALS) on to apply

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

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