Kenya Civil Aviation Authority East African School of Aviation Director and Senior Procurement Officers Jobs in Nairobi 2013

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 qualified Kenyan citizens to fill the following positions.
Job Title: Director, East African School of Aviation
Ref No: EASA/AS/01/13
Directorate: East African School of Aviation
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 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.
He/She will have the overall mandate of ensuring a strong academic, research and administrative foundation for the School.
Scope of work / duties / responsibilities
The Director is the 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 institutions 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.
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 appointments will be for a contractual period of three (3) years renewable subject to satisfactory performance.
Job Title: Senior Procurement Officers
2 Posts
Ref No: PO/03/13
Department / Section: Procurement
Reports To: Chief Procurement Officer
Job Purpose: Follow through the procurement processes and allocate work to the procurement Officers
Scope of work / duties / responsibilities
  • Prepare, advertise and distribute procurement documents (invitations to tender, expressions of interest, notices of awards etc);
  • Maintain and update a register of all awarded contracts in order to monitor payments, track expiry dates and advise user departments appropriately;
  • Maintain and safeguard procurement documents;
  • Prepare and issue tender regret letters;
  • Participate in the evaluation of tenders, quotations and notices;
  • Allocate work to Procurement Officers;
  • Secretary to the procurement committee;
Applicants must:
  • Be holders of a Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field such as Supplies Management, Business Administration, Commerce, Economics from a recognized University;
  • Be holder of Final Diploma in Supplies Management ( Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supplies or from a Government Training Institute);
  • Be a member of the Kenya Institute of Supplies Management;
  • Have 5 years experience in procurement activities in a busy procurement office, preferably in the public sector;
  • Experience in World Bank funded procurement Programs will be an added advantage;
  • Have knowledge of the public procurement & disposal regulations;
  • Have good understanding of the various procurement needs of different functional areas and departments;
  • Have ability to follow through procurement procedures accurately and timely;
  • Have supervisory skills, delegating and monitoring work of subordinates;
  • Have good communication skills to maintain good relationships with user departments;
  • Be computer literate;
Interested candidates are requested to forward their application letters attaching copies of certificates, other relevant testimonials and an upto-date CV indicating day-time telephone contacts plus full contact details of three referees so as to reach the undersigned not later than 15th March, 2013.
The Director General
Kenya Civil Aviation Authority
KAA Complex Building – JKIA
P. O Box 30163 – 00100
NB: Kenya Civil Aviation Authority is an equal opportunity employer. Female candidates are encouraged to apply and Persons with disabilities are advised to indicate their status in their applications for ease of identification.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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