KAA Announces Job Openings for CEO and Airport Managers Across Kenya: How to Apply

Kenya Airports Authority headquarters at the JKIA in Nairobi
Kenya Airports Authority headquarters at the JKIA in Nairobi
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The Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) has initiated the process of replacing its Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

In a notice issued on Tuesday, June 11, KAA announced plans to hire 11 new officials including the CEO and other managers at 10 airports.

Some of the CEO's roles will be engaging with key stakeholders in the development and delivery of strategic customer, government and sector-wide aviation initiatives.

He will also be tasked with providing overall strategic leadership at the Authority in line with market and industry changes.

The new MD will replace Henry Ogoye who Transport Cabinet Secretary Kipchumba Murkomen appointed in August 2023. Once the new MD is selected, they will serve for a period of three years.

Transport CS Kipchumba Murkomen at a past meeting in his office.
Ministry of Transport

Notably, Murkomen fired the previous MD and other officials over increased power outages at local airports especially at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).

In the notice, KAA is also seeking to recruit Airport Managers for JKIA, Wilson Airport, and Wajir Airport. The Manager at JKIA will serve for three years while the rest will be hired on a permanent and pensionable basis.

If appointed, the managers will be tasked with providing leadership and overseeing the implementation of Airport operational services to achieve business growth and seamless customer experience in line with national legislations and International civil aviation Standards & Recommended Practices.

KAA will also hire Officers In-Charge of Ukunda Airstrip, Migori Airstrip, Lowdar Airstrip, Kakamega Airstrip, Nanyuki Airstrip, Garissa Airstrip and Eldoret Airstrip. These officers will also be working on permanent and pensionable contracts.

Officers will be responsible for providing leadership and overseeing the implementation of Airstrip operational services to achieve business growth, seamless customer experience, safety and security of passengers and airstrip users.

How to Apply

All interested candidates are advised to visit the official website kaa.go.ke under the career section to get more information on the advertised jobs.

Applicants must have valid documents such as a tax compliance certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), police clearance from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, and a self-declaration form stamped by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).

Additionally, the applicants must provide a certificate of clearance from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) and a clearance certificate from a recognised Credit Reference Bureau (CRB).

"Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications via electronic mail or hard copy quoting the Job Reference in the email title line on the envelope," read part of the job advert.

All applications must be sent in before Monday, June 24 at 5 pm to the Chairman of the Board of Directors or through email.

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi.
Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi.
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