KAA Chief Executive Officer Jobs in Kenya

KAA Chief Executive Officer Jobs in Kenya


  • The Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) was established in 1991 under the KAA Act to provide Aviation infrastructure, facilities and services for economic, social and humanitarian activities.

  • Guided by the above mandate, the Authority is seeking to recruit a result oriented, visionary and transformational Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer who will drive the organisation to deliver its mandate.

    Overall Job Purpose

  • The Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the Accounting Officer of the Authority and is responsible to the Board for day-to-day management and co-ordination of activities in the Authority; executing strategy, generating revenue, engaging customers and stakeholders, managing risk and ensuring compliance, driving performance and growing talent.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

    The CEO will:

  • Provide coherent leadership of the Authority, lead the senior management team in the day-to-day running of the Authority and delivery of the organisations mandate and strategic intent at a time of growth and change in the market and the industry as a whole;

  • Engage with key stakeholders in the development and delivery of strategic customer, government and sector-wide aviation initiatives;

  • Prepare and present to the Board for deliberation and approval the strategy, long-term capital investment plan, annual budgets and procurement plans that delivery the strategic objectives of the Authority;

  • Drive maximum utilisation and productivity from all the Authority’s assets, ensuring a positive return on all capital investment and operating expenditure, enhancing the balance between aeronautical and non-aeronautical revenues;

  • Ensure the Authority has adequate systems and processes of accountability, risk management and internal control;

  • Create a high performance organisation driven by talented and competent staff who consistently deliver outstanding results;

  • Model the organisation’s values and drive the desired culture; and

  • Ensure that all the Authority’s policies and operations adhere to and conform to all legal, statutory and regulatory guidelines.

    Key Qualifications and Experience

    The successful candidate MUST:

  • Have a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognised institution of higher learning. A Master’s Degree
    is desirable and certification in aviation is an added advantage;

  • Have a minimum of 15 years’ working experience, 10 of which will be in a senior management/leadership position with hands on experience and direct responsibility for effectively delivering strategic objectives, generating substantial revenues, managing significant capital and operational budgets, and realising positive cash flows and profits;

  • Be an outstanding communicator, have strong people management skills, excellent interpersonal and influencing skills, with the ability to build relationships at all levels with diverse stakeholders and cause positive outcomes;

  • Be a strategic thinker with good commercial acumen and able to identify economic opportunities in a dynamic environment, take calculated risks, and capitalising on them;

  • Demonstrate competence in managing and delivering large-scale infrastructure projects;

  • Demonstrate decisiveness and adaptability, able to drive change and transformation

  • Be biased towards taking timely actions, and be a high achiever; and

  • Have experience working with or interacting with a Board.

    In Line with Chapter Six, of the Constitution of Kenya 2010, applicants will also be required to provide:

  • A Valid Certificate of Tax Clearance from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)

  • A Valid Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations

  • Clearance from the Ethics & Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC), i.e., Certified copy of duly completed First Schedule (S.13) Self Declaration form from EACC

  • Clearance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)

  • A report from an approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; KAA Chief Executive Officer Jobs in Kenya


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