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Position: Manager Airworthiness

Location: Nairobi

Department / Section Airworthiness Department

Reports To: Director Aviation Safety and Security and Regulation


Job Description

Plans and directs the activities of Airworthiness to achieve a coordinated approach to policy formulation, inspections and surveillance duties.


  • Preparing and implementing the department’s operational plans and budget to achieve targets in line with the CAA’s strategic
  • Developing and proposing 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
  • Working with the legal services to propose / draft appropriate legislations and regulations and identifies legislative deficiencies and recommends for amendments.
  • Initiating and developing supplementary legislative material in the form of Airworthiness Notices and Aeronautical Information Circulars for approval by senior
  • Reviewing and approving airworthiness certificates, inspection guidance material, manuals and procedures and monitors the evaluation and approval process of all technical documents submitted to the Authority for
  • Advising and guiding Management and the industry on the interpretation and application of aviation safety standards and
  • Providing job descriptions and assigning duties to all staff in the
  • Conducting 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
  • Reviewing and approving reports and recommendations / rejections for certifications and licenses and enforces action on regulatory
  • Coordinating and liaising with other departments as may be
  • Implementing State Safety Programme pertaining to
  • Effecting Resolution of Safety Concerns as a preventive measure locally and by reporting relevant safety concerns to States of aircraft
  • Working closely with Internal Audit to incorporate good governance practices in the
  • Working closely with the Quality Management department to implement effective inspection, surveillance and licensing
  • Working closely   with   Human   Resources   department   to   plan   man-power requirements in the
  • Performing any other duties as may be assigned by Director Aviation Safety, Security and


The successful candidates must possess the following qualifications:

  • BSc degree in Engineering (Mechanical/ Electrical/ Electronic/ Aeronautical) or equivalent
  • A Master’s degree in aviation related field will be an added advantage;
  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineers License in Category ‘A’ (Airframe) and Category ‘C’ (Power Plant) or Category ‘X’ and Category ‘R’ (Electrical, Instruments 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
  • Be a registered member of the Engineers Registration Board or other relevant body recognized by law;
  • Government Airworthiness Inspectors Course will be an added
  • Training in management or leadership;
  • Safety Oversight Managers course will be an added advantage
  • At least five (5) years’ experience at senior level in the aviation Industy
  • Knowledge of Aviation safety standards and regulations, safety audit and safety management
  • Be computer literate and proficient in computer
  • 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

How to Apply

Interested candidates are required to submit their application letter quoting the job reference No. on the envelope and application letter, attaching copies of certificates, testimonials, a detailed CV with daytime telephone and full
contact details of three professional referees to the address below. The application should be received not later than 22nd January 2020. 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 living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Note: Persons living with disabilities are required to attach a valid membership card.

The Director General
Kenya Civil Aviation Authority
Aviation House – JKIA
P. O. Box 30163 – 00100

Only shortlisted Candidates will be contacted.