KCAA Systems Developer, Registrar, Internal Auditor Jobs in Kenya

Kenya Civil Aviation Authority is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Transport established under CAP 394 of the Laws of Kenya ‘to develop, regulate and manage a safe, efficient and effective Civil Aviation System in Kenya’ with a Vision ‘to be a model of Excellence in Civil Aviation’ is seeking to recruit a qualified Kenyan citizen to fill the following positions.

Systems Developer – 2 Posts

Reporting to Senior Systems Analyst, ICT Department at the KCAA Headquarters, the Systems Developer’s job purpose is to analyse, design, develop, implement, maintain and support Information Systems

Duties/Responsibilities
  • Develop, improve and support IT systems as per user requirements.
  • Customize vendor software to suit user specifications.
  • Deploy new system to the user and train them on the features of the system
  • Assist system analysts in system‘s documentation, configurations and formation of user requirement specifications.
  • Maintain all the programming files and codes for the application systems.
  • Take part in the selection of vendor software and advise appropriately.
  • Prepare and keep all the system’s manuals and assist systems administrator in systems backup.
  • Host various systems in various hosting platforms.
  • Assist in support and maintenance of new and existing systems.
  • Carry out any other responsibilities allocated by the supervisor.
Qualifications
  • A degree in Computer Science or related discipline from a recognized University.
  • A Masters degree in IT will be an added advantage.
  • Professional training in systems analysis and design or equivalent is an added advantage.
  • Extensive knowledge in enterprise software applications and data processing
Experience
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in systems development which includes system analysis, design, development, implementation and maintenance, database design and implementation of web-based systems
Knowledge and skills
  • Expertise in Software development in .Net, PHP and Java Environments
  • In depth knowledge of relational databases like SQL Server, Oracle and MySQL
  • Ability to host application Systems in IIS 6, IIS 7, Apache and Equivalent platforms
  • Knowledge of modern web development techniques like AJAX or Teleriks
  • Knowledge of writing and integrating programs and transferring information using APIs and SOAPs
  • A good command of system implementation methodologies
  • Proficiency in internet, computer and system security operations
Personal Attributes
  • Self motivated person, able to work under minimum supervision
  • Proactive and dynamic
  • Excellent Organisation and Communications Skills
Registrar Academic Services – 1 Post

Department / Section: Academic Services
Reports To: Director/Principal EASA

Job Purpose 
to plan the development and implementation of academic programmes and courses to meet Aviation and commercial industry needs. 
Time tabling, student admission & examinations, quality assurance & academic calendar. 
The successful candidate will be expected to provide leadership to various sections of the Academic divisions and to oversee services to EASA Board/ Academic Committees.

Scope of work / duties / responsibilities
  • Plan and approve targets, budgetary guidelines and use resources for the development and implementation of academic programmes;
  • Coordinate with other recognised aviation training institutions or local and international higher learning institutions to acquire / contract out resources to efficiently and profitably deliver relevant programmes;
  • Devise strategies to attract students and improve recurrent revenue base of the School;
  • Prepare curricula/Syllabuses, and rules and regulations governing the implementation of academic programs;
  • Evaluate the long term capability requirements, systems, equipment and human resources, of the faculties against the School’s Strategic Plan and determine plans and initiatives to be taken to address noted gaps;
  • Identify industry needs and students career needs in order to develop innovative technical programmes that increase both student intake and revenue from industry;
  • Formulate guidance for the effective management, implementation and evaluation of academic programmes. This responsibility includes the quality assurance procedures and partnership with external institutions/Organisations.
  • Co-ordinate both Continuous assessments and Final examinations.
  • Ensure safe custody of vital documents such as Degree and/ or Diploma certificates and maintaining proper records of students.
  • Resolve staff issues, including disciplinary matters, appointments, contracts and promotions in the Academic Services Departments;
  • Work/Liaise with external stakeholders/organisations as may be necessary for realisation of the technical course objectives;
  • Represent EASA in tertiary education councils at the national level;
  • Review curriculums at the School to align with Industry requirement;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Director/Principal EASA
Qualifications & experience
  • Applicants should be PhD holders with at least 5 (five) years’ experience in Senior academic position OR
  • A master’s degree in business management and/or related field with at least 8 years or relevant work experience at senior level;
  • Training in management and leadership
  • Should have good IT Skills and systems experience
  • Proven experience for financial accountability and people management
Knowledge and skills
  • Knowledge of Aviation Industry trends and needs;
  • Knowledge of relevant national requirements applicable to training institutions;
  • Strong financial management skills, ability to track and contain costs.
  • Proficiency in office suite and desktop publishing tools • Demonstrate knowledge in curriculum development process
Senior Internal Auditor – 2 Posts

Department / Section: Internal Audit and Review
Reports to: Chief Internal Auditor

Job Purpose: 
To carry out audit duties according to the Annual Audit Plan and in compliance with international auditing standards.

Scope of work / duties / responsibilities
  • Conducting of audit to appraise the adequacy and effectiveness of the system of internal control;
  • Appraising the relevance, reliability and integrity of management, financial and operating data/reports, risk management and control processes;
  • Conducting systems audit to ensure compliance with policies, plans, procedures, statutory requirements and regulations which have a significant impact on KCAA operations;
  • Reviewing the means of safeguarding the Authority’s assets and verifying the existence of such assets;
  • Appraising the economy, efficiency and effectiveness with which resources are employed;
  • Compiling audit papers and documents to substantiate the audit reports;
  • Preparing written audit reports and recommendations to improve the efficiency of the Authority;
  • Carrying out ad-hoc audit assignments and other audit duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Qualifications
  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration or in a related field.
  • Must be a registered member with ICPAK
  • CISA or IIA qualifications are added advantages.
Experience

Minimum of five (5) years relevant professional experience in accounting and auditing duties of which three should be in auditing function of comparable organisation.

Knowledge and skills
  • Knowledge of Systems audit and Internal Auditing Standards and International Financial Reporting Standards
  • Proficiency in computer applications such as ERP, CAATs.
  • Ability to work independently without supervision, and to maintain the highest levels of integrity and confidentiality of information.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and analytical skills.
  • Teamwork and Interpersonal skills required to work with audited departments to implement recommendations.
  • Risk management experience.
Interested candidates are requested to forward their application letters attaching copies of certificates, other relevant testimonials and an upto-date CV indicating daytime telephone contact and full contacts details of three referees so as to reach the undersigned not later than Friday 2nd November 2012

The Director General
Kenya Civil Aviation Authority
KAA Complex Building – JKIA
P. O BOX 30163 – 00100
NAIROBI
E-mail: info@kcaa.or.ke

NB: Kenya Civil Aviation Authority is an equal opportunity employer and female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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