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Jul 9, 2009

Kenya Civil Aviation Authority Jobs and Career Opportunities

Kenya Civil Aviation Authority is a State Corporation with a vision ‘to be the model of excellence in global civil aviation standards and practices’. Our mission is ‘to develop, regulate and manage a safe, efficient and effective civil aviation system in Kenya’.

In order to fully realize that vision and achieve our mission we are looking for self-motivated, dynamic individuals to take up the following challenging positions:

1. Systems Analyst
1 Post

Reporting to Manager ICT

(a) Job Description
  • Designing and developing computer systems as per user requirements.
  • Analysing existing computer systems.
  • Customizing and fine tuning computer systems to suit user needs.
  • Documenting systems manuals and procedures.
  • Implementing appropriate security procedures.
  • Liaising with vendors of applications/software for proper maintenance of the systems.
  • Identifying user training needs and executing their training programmes.
(b) Job Specifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related discipline.
  • Post-graduate course in Systems Development and Design (added advantage).
  • At least five (5) years technical experience in systems analysis and programming in a large and busy ICT environment with varying ICT application tools.
  • Knowledge of Unix Oracle and latest systems development tools (desirable).
  • Strong analytical and presentation skills.
2. Senior Procurement Officer
1 Post

(a) Job Description
  • Secretary to the Procurement Committee.
  • Preparing, publishing and distributing procurement documents such as invitations to tender and notices of tender acceptance.
  • Participating in the preparation and evaluation of tenders, quotations and proposals.
  • Preparing the department’s procurement plans.
  • Preparing reports for submission to Chief Procurement Officer.
(b) Job Specifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field such as Business Administration, Commerce or acceptable equivalent with three (3) years working experience in a busy organization.
  • Post-graduate Diploma in Supplies Management.
  • Must be a member of KISM.
  • Demonstrated high quality of leadership, administrative capability and management.
  • Must be of proven integrity, transparency and accountability.
  • Graduate Diploma in CIPS (added advantage).
3. Senior Revenue Accountant (JKIA)
1 Post

Reporting to Chief Accountant

(a) Job description
  • Guiding the formulation and implementation of an effective accounting and internal control system for ANS revenue activities at JKIA.
  • Administration of the Billing Management System.
  • Maintaining control accounts for ANS revenue streams and reconciling them to ledger records.
  • Investigating any discrepancies arising from reconciliations and taking appropriate action.
  • Coordinating invoicing activities for ANS revenue at all stations to ensure that invoices are accurate, complete and prepared on a timely basis.
  • Preparing and submitting a consolidated ANS revenue report to the Chief Accountant Revenue at the end of each month.
  • Preparing ad hoc revenue and expenditure monthly reports that may be required for Management information.
(b) Job Specifications
  • First Degree in Accounting, Commerce, Economics, or Business Administration.
  • MBA (distinct advantage).
  • CPA (K) or equivalent.
  • 3 years experience in a busy revenue office including supervisory functions.
  • Excellent grasp of issues underpinning revenue generation for Air Navigation Service Providers.
  • Strong interpersonal, analytical, negotiation and computer application skills highly desirable.
  • Proficiency in the use of Billing Management Software and Ms Excel essential.
4. Senior Management Accountant
1 Post

Reporting to Manager Finance

(a) Job Description
  • Preparing, developing and analysing management accounting information and providing support to KCAA line managers/officers.
  • Producing weekly, monthly, and quarterly management reports.
  • Preparing and analysing quarterly, monthly and yearly variances based on the approved budgets and exploring potential problems in consultation with Manager Finance and respective line managers so as to provide information needed for corrective actions to management.
  • Establishing and maintaining costing models for the Authority.
  • Leading planning and forecasting budgeting processes and implementing performance measures for the Authority.
  • Providing support to line managers to develop and manage their budgets.
  • Coordinating and preparing annual operating and capital budget estimates.
(b) Job Specifications
  • First Degree in Accounting, Commerce, Economics, or Business Administration.
  • MBA (distinct advantage).
  • CPA (K) or equivalent.
  • 4 years of management accounting experience with 2 years at a senior position.
  • High integrity, independent, honest, excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated high level of maturity and leadership, analytical, assertive, good communication and negotiating skills.
5. Senior Legislation & Enforcement Officer (Aviation Meteorology)
1 Post

Reporting to the Manager, Aerodromes, ANS, Meteorology/Legislation and Enforcement.

(a) Job Description
  • Safety oversight of meteorological services for international air navigation as provided for in Annex 3 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation, The Kenya Civil Aviation (Air Navigation Services) Regulations and pertinent guidance materials.
  • Carrying out surveillance, inspections and audits of meteorological facilities and services provided for air navigation in all Kenya airports to ensure compliance with international standards and recommended practices.
  • Reviewing and carrying out timely amendments to regulations, guidance materials, procedures and checklists pertaining to meteorological services.
  • Participating in ATC Certification and Rating Boards.
(b) Job Specifications
  • Masters Degree in Meteorology or equivalent qualifications.
  • Good knowledge of Standards and Recommended Practices of Annex 3 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation and their application.
  • At least five (5) years experience working at an airport meteorological office or as an aviation meteorology lecturer at a recognized training institution.
  • Good communication skills in both spoken and written language
6. Senior Human Resource Officer
2 Posts

Reporting to Chief Human Resource Officer

(a) Job Description

Administrating and supervising the key human resource functions of staff welfare services, payroll administration, HR records, staff appraisals, HR planning, and superannuation scheme.

(b) Job Specifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences from a recognized university and a Higher Diploma in Human Resource Management.
  • Working experience of at least three (3) years in the HR unit of a reputable organization.
  • Must be result-oriented.
  • Post-graduate Degree in Human Resource Management and Certificate in Gender Issues (added advantage).
7. Network Support Specialist
2 Posts

Reporting to the Network Engineer

(a) Job Description
  • Performing critical technical support functions for Local (LAN) and Wide Area Networks (WAN) including management of switches, routers, firewalls, servers, emails and telephony systems.
  • Creating/removing accounts for network users, changing network rights and group management, installing network printers and queue management.
  • Monitoring daily to determine network usage, disk space availability and server error logs.
(b) Job Specifications
  • Degree/Diploma in Engineering or IT related discipline.
  • Certification in MCSE/CCNA/N+/A+.
  • Minimum 2 years ICT-related working experience.
  • Sound technical knowledge on Windows, Microsoft Office, and Windows 2000/2003.
  • Knowledge of networking and internet technologies (necessary).
8. User Support Specialist
2 Posts

Reporting to the User Support Coordinator

(a) Job Description
  • Giving technical assistance to users by troubleshooting computer hardware and software issues.
  • Training users on helpdesk tools and new technologies.
  • Assisting users with use of new application systems.
  • Distributing and installing ICT facilities at user’s desks and helping them connect to the network.
  • Carrying out minor hardware repairs on ICT equipment.
  • Setting up ICT facilities in meeting rooms.
  • Enforcing all ICT security policies.
(b) Job Specifications
  • Diploma in Computer Science/Information Technology/Engineering.
  • CCNA/MCSE/A+/N+/CompA certification.
  • At least one year of experience in customer care/help desk support.
  • Knowledge of networking and internet technologies.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Capable of working with frequent interruptions.
9. User Support Coordinator
1 Post

Reporting to the Chief ICT Operations and Support

(a) Job Description
  • Supervising day to day running of the Authority’s helpdesk, ensuring that all internal service level agreements are being met.
  • Managing ICT equipment inventory.
  • Providing first and second level end user support and hardware repairs.
  • Supplementing end user support staff through follow-up on ICT equipment maintenance and user support.
(b) Job Specifications
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science/Higher National Diploma in Computer Science/Telecommunication/Engineering or equivalent.
  • MCSE certification (added advantage).
  • At least two years experience in customer care/help desk support.
  • Knowledge of PABX, Windows 2003 servers and multi-disciplinary IT environment (necessary).
  • Supervisory/basic management skills (desirable).
10. ICT Security Officer
1 Post

Reporting to Chief ICT Operations and Support.

(a) Job Description
  • Developing, implementing and enforcing the necessary ICT security policies, standards and procedures.
  • Carrying out risk assessment on ICT systems.
  • Evaluating the roles of various stakeholders with respect to information security.
(b) Job Specifications
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science or related discipline.
  • Certified Information System Audit [CISA] (must).
  • At least two years technical experience in administration of ICT security in a large organization.
  • Knowledge of ERP systems preferably Microsoft Dynamics, Linux and Windows 2003 networking environment is an added advantage.
  • Current knowledge of ICT security threats.
This vacancy announcement supersedes all previous advertisements for these positions at KCAA. Computer literacy is mandatory for all positions.

Potential candidates should enclose up to date Curriculum Vitae giving amongst other things, details of daytime contacts, names and contacts of three referees.

Copies of relevant certificates and testimonials should also be enclosed so as to reach the office of the Director General at the address below not later than 21st July 2009.

The position being applied for must be indicated on the envelope.

Kenya Civil Aviation Authority
KAA Complex - JKIA
P. O. Box 30163 – 00100, Nairobi
Email: jobs @

Note: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Aspirants not contacted by 4th August 2009 should consider their applications unsuccessful.

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