KAA General Manager (Operations and Safety) Job in Kenya

Kenya Airports Authority

General Manager – Operations and Safety

The General Manager Operations and Safety is accountable to the Chief Executive Officer for the operation and safety of all Airports and Airstrips under the management of Kenya Airports Authority. 

Working closely with the General Manager Security as well as other stakeholders including various ministries, regulatory bodies, security and safety agencies, the General Manager Operations and Safety is responsible for overseeing and confirming the implementation of ICAO standards as well as regulations and guidelines from the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) in the operations of all KAA airports and airstrips.


Working through the respective Airport Managers reporting to this position, and with stakeholders including passengers, customers, airlines, concessionaires, other service providers, and the respective communities, the incumbent will review the capacity of the current facilities vis-à-vis current and anticipated demands and make recommendations for upgrading and/or enhancement of operational facilities, passenger facilitation, ground and cargo services in order continuously provide exceptional seamless safe and efficient service to passengers and customers and enhance realisation of revenue targets.

The right candidate will have a minimum of 10 years airport management and/or operations and safety experience with at least 6 years’ experience gained in a senior managerial level and a proven track record in commercial airport management, with demonstrated experience in serving a large and complex customer base.

He/she will have a bachelor’s degree in airport management, aviation administration, aviation management, public administration, business administration, or a related field, with relevant certification in airport operations and airport safety. 

Practical working knowledge of an ERP such as SAP is essential. 
A Masters level qualification is desirable.

Applications should be sent to Recruitment-GMOperations@kaa.go.ke

Your application should reach us on or before Tuesday 26th July 2016.

In line with Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010, shortlisted listed candidates for each position will be required to:
  • complete a detailed application form;
  • provide details of 3 referees who can speak to their competence, character and integrity;
  • provide a certificate of tax clearance from Kenya Revenue Authority;
  • present a certificate of good conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations;
  • submit a declaration of wealth to the relevant authorities;
  • clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC); – a report from an Approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB) and
  • successfully pass vetting.
Shortlisted candidates will participate in a comprehensive interview and assessments session which will include psychometric assessments.

Canvassing in any form is not allowed.

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