Jobs Opening at Kenya Civil Aviation Authority(KCAA) for Airworthiness Manager-2013

 

Kenya Civil Aviation Authority is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Transport, established under CAP 394 of the Laws of Kenya with a Vision “to be a model of Excellence in Civil Aviation” and the mission is “to develop, regulate and manage a safe, efficient and effective Civil Aviation System in Kenya”.
The Authority is seeking to recruit qualified Kenyan citizens to fill the following positions in the establishment.
Manager Airworthiness 

Ref: ASSR/AW/01

Department: Airworthiness Department
Reports To: Director Aviation Safety, Security and 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 CAA’s strategic plan;
  • Develop and propose policies, standards, regulations and legislation to ensure that the regulatory framework of the CAA 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 recommend for amendments;
  • Initiate and develop supplementary legislative material in the form of Airworthiness Notices and Aeronautical Information Circulars for approval by senior management;
  • Review and approve airworthiness certificates, inspection guidance material, manuals and procedures and monitor 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 enforces 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;
  • Work 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 any other duties as may be assigned by Director, ASSR;
Qualifications
The successful candidates must possess the following qualifications:
  • BSC degree in Engineering (Mechanical/ Electrical/ Electronic/ Aeronautical / Mechatronics or Production);
  • A Master’s degree in aviation related field will be an added advantage;
  • 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, would be an added advantage;
  • Training in management or leadership;
  • Oversight Manager’s course, Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Licence in Category ‘A’ (Airframe) and Category ‘C’ (power plant) or Category ‘X’ and Category ‘R’ (Electrical, Instruments and Radio) would be an added advantage;
  • At least five (5) years experience at senior level in the aviation Industry
Skills
  • Be computer literate and proficient in computer applications.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Team player and with strong leadership skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Be analytical, innovative and strategic thinker
How to Apply
Interested and qualified persons are requested to send: application letter quoting the job reference No. on the envelope and application letter, copies of certificates, testimonials and a detailed CV indicating current salary and expected salary, day time telephone and full contact details of three professional referees to the address below to be received not later than 16th October 2013.
Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
Only shortlisted Candidates will be contacted.
The Director General
Kenya Civil Aviation Authority
KAA Complex – JKIA
P. O. Box 30163 – 00100
Nairobi
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