7 Jul 2014

Director, East African School of Aviation Kenya Job

Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Transport established under the Civil Aviation Act 2013 ‘to develop, regulate and manage a safe, efficient and effective Civil Aviation System in Kenya’

KCAA is seeking to recruit qualified Kenyan citizens to fill the following position in the establishment:

Vacancy: Director, East African School of Aviation
Ref: No. EASA/AS/01/14
Department / Section: East African School of Aviation, Administration
Reports To: Director General

Job Purpose:

  • Responsible to the Director General for administration and management of the East African School of Aviation
  • The East African School of Aviation (EASA) was established in 1954 and trains regional and international aviation personnel. The School aims at becoming a leading Centre of excellence for a globally competitive Aviation sector.
  • The College is located approximately 20 km from Nairobi City Centre in the neighborhood of JKIA, a very conducive environment for Aviation Training and learning.
  • The KCAA seeks to recruit a suitable candidate to the position of the Director of East African School of Aviation (EASA).
  • The Director will be a dynamic, visionary and result-oriented person of high ethical standards, integrity and professionalism.
  • The Director will have the overall mandate of ensuring that a strong academic, research and administrative foundation for the School is established and maintained.

Scope of Work / Duties / Responsibilities

  • The Director is the academic, research and administrative Head of the School working under the direction of the Director General of KCAA with the following duties and responsibilities:
  • Have overall responsibility on the direction, organization and the administration of academic programs of the School;
  • Promote the development of Aviation training and maintain national, regional and international linkages with related agencies;
  • Coordinate the development and implementation of academic and administrative policies of the School in accordance with the School’s Master Plan and Strategic Plan;
  • Maintain efficiency and good order of the School and ensure proper enforcement of the Aviation Training Standards and other related Regulations;
  • Provide innovative and creative leadership in the areas of Finance, Human capital, Planning and infrastructural development, students’ affairs management and community linkages;
  • Play a key role in the facilitation and maintenance of linkages with the Aviation human capital developers, Government, regulatory agencies and other local/international institutions of higher learning;
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Director General from time to time.

Applicants must:

  • Be holders of a PhD in areas of Aviation management or organizational development or Education or business and/ or entrepreneurship;
  • Be academic leaders in their areas of specialization and demonstrate ability to produce results;
  • Have at least ten (10) years of service at senior level in an academic institution(s) or related sector;
  • Be familiar with national, regional and global trends of policies governing training, and higher education in general;
  • Demonstrate ability to plan, develop and implement academic programs and institutional linkages;
  • Be registered with, and active member of professional associations in their areas of specialization (where applicable);
  • Have excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Demonstrate ability in marketing, resource mobilization and fund management.
  • ICT knowledge.

Terms & Conditions of Service: 
Successful candidate for the position will be offered a competitive remuneration package, including house allowance, medical benefits, gratuity and other benefits in accordance with the KCAA terms of service.

The appointment will be for a contractual period of three (3) years renewable subject to satisfactory performance.How to Apply

Interested candidates are requested to send their application letter quoting the reference No. on the envelope and application letter, attach copies of certificates, testimonials and a detailed CV indicating current salary and expected salary, day time telephone and full contact details of three professional referees to the address below to be received not later than 18th July 2014.

Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

(For the re-advertised positions, those who had applied as per the earlier advert are advised to re-apply)

Only shortlisted Candidates will be contacted.

The Director General
Kenya Civil Aviation Authority
KAA Complex – JKIA
P. O. Box 30163 – 00100

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