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Position: Manager Flight Operations

Location: Nairobi

Department: Flight Operations

Reports: Director Aviation Safety and Security and Regulation


Job description

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


  • Preparing and implementing the department’s operational plan and budget to achieve targets in line with the KCAA’s strategic plan
  • Developing and proposing 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
  • Approving of aviation certificates as appropriate
  • Working with the legal services to propose / draft appropriate legislations and regulations
  • Working closely with Internal Audit and Quality Management department to ensure good governance and practices in the department and effective implementation of inspection, surveillance and licensing
  • Working closely with human resources department to plan Man-power requirements in the
  • Reviewing and approving inspection guidance material, manuals and
  • 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
  • Working closely with other departments as may be
  • Reviewing and   approving   reports   and   recommendations   /   rejections   for certifications and
  • Coordinating as necessary with the SSP Coordinator and implements State Safety Programme pertaining to ANS and
  • Coordinating and liaising with other departments as may be
  • Enforcing the relevant Civil Aviation Regulations and recommends appropriate actions.
  • Performing any other duties as may be assigned by Director Aviation Safety and Security


  • A Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university
  • A relevant Master’s degree in a related field will be an advantage;
  • Airline Transport Pilots License (ATPL) with a group one rating of aircraft above 12500 pounds;
  • Training in Management or Leadership
  • Government Flight Operations Inspectors Training will be an added advantage
  • Safety Oversight Managers Course will be an added advantage
  • At least five (5) years’ experience at senior level in the aviation industry
  • 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

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