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Oct 24, 2017

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) Jobs

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) is a State Corporation whose responsibility is to manage and conserve wildlife in Kenya. 

The Service seeks to recruit dynamic, innovative and experienced individuals to fill the under-listed positions at its Airwing located at Wilson Airport.

Senior Assistant Director / Head Airwing 

JG ”3a”

One (1) Post

Reporting to the Director General, the overall responsibility will be to manage the Airwing by ensuring provision of efficient and effective air services.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Planning and coordinating management of airwing operations.
  • Preparation and management of annual plans and budgets.
  • Developing policies and strategies.
  • Ensuring marketing of air services.
  • Developing effective resource mobilization strategies.
  • Ensuring serviceability and maintenance of aircrafts as per KCAA regulations.
  • Attending to all emergency matters and other incidents arising from flight operations.
  • Liaising with stakeholders to facilitate service delivery.
  • Flying aircrafts.
  • Ensuring provision of staff welfare services.
  • Coordination of the department to ensure commercialization and conservation mandate are achieved efficiently.
  • Revenue generation as per the strategic plan.
  • Supervising, appraising and ensuring appropriate training of personnel.
Job Requirements
  • Must be a Kenyan citizen and be in possession of Kenyan license.
  • Must be in possession of Commercial Pilots License (CPL) with Instrument Rating.
  • Must be in possession of minimum academic qualification of KCSE - B Plain or “O” level KCE – Div. II.
  • Knowledge in KCAA regulations.
  • Gas Turbine Certificate.
  • Aviation information background in management of AMO/AOC.
  • Seven (7) years working experience with minimum 2500 hours on commercial.
  • Possession of the following will be an added advantage:-
  • Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL) /Twin rating & performance "A" category.
  • Masters or Bachelors degree in a relevant field.
2. Helicopter Pilot 

JG ”5” 

One (1) Post

Reporting to the Chief Pilot the overall responsibility for the successful candidate will be to undertake aerial surveillance for effective provision of wildlife management services.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Flying KWS helicopters.
  • Participating in security operations.
  • Participating in aerial wildlife management activities –darting of animals & census.
  • Training other pilots.
  • Any other duty assigned by the Chief Pilot.
Job Requirements
  • Must be a Kenyan citizen.
  • Must be in possession of Commercial Helicopter Flying License (CPL) or above.
  • Minimum 1000 hours Gas Turbine Helicopters.
  • Must be ready to cope with off base field operations.
  • Must be in possession of minimum academic qualification of KCSE – C+ or “O” level KCE – Div. II.
Additional advantages if;
  • Rated in both 206 and 407 models.
  • Training in Air Operations safety.
  • Basic degree will be an added advantage.
How to Apply

Interested and suitably qualified individuals should forward their applications enclosing copies of their academic and professional certificates, copy of ID card, detailed CV indicating work experience, current remuneration and employer, daytime telephone contact – both office and mobile, names, addresses and emails of three (3) referees to the address below not later than 6th November, 2017 at 4.00pm.

Director General
Kenya Wildlife Service
P. O. Box 40241 - 00100
Nairobi, Kenya.

Application email: [email protected]

NB: Those who had earlier applied for the positions need not re-apply.

Short-listed candidates will be required to obtain and be in possession of the following documents at the interview stage:-
  • Certificate of good conduct from the CID.
  • Tax compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority.
  • Clearance from Higher Education Loans Board (Where applicable).
  • Clearance from Kenya Credit Reference Bureau.
  • Clearance from Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.
Applications without relevant qualifications, copies of documentation/details as sought for will not be considered.

 Any form of canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification. 

Only short-listed candidates shall be contacted.

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