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Principal Legal Officer – 2 Positions

KCAA GRADE 4 (REF: CS/03/23)

Job Description 
Duties and responsibilities will entail:

  • Providing legal advice to operational and functional areas of the Authority to avoid vulnerability to liabilities under the Law.
  • Preparing and reviewing legal briefs for the initiation of legal action.
  • Drafting for enactment of proposed legislation and promulgation of regulations by the Authority. 
  • Initiating review of Aviation legal instruments and Aviation policy documents on behalf of the Authority.
  • Preparing and filing pleadings for and on behalf of the Authority.
  • Prosecuting for and representing the Authority in law courts, tribunals and quasijudicial tribunals.
  • Rendering professional legal advice to the Authority on the ratification and domestication of international conventions related to Aviation matters.
  • Reviewing Drafting contracts, MOUs, bilateral agreements, legal instruments and policy documents on behalf of the Authority.
  • Assisting in the preparation of the Legal department’s budgets and expenditures. Undertaking legal research and preparing opinions on matters affecting the Authority.
  • Undertaking legal research and preparing opinions on matters affecting the Authority.
  • Ensuring proper maintenance and management of legal records.
  • Articulating key legal and regulatory issues of the Authority in international, regional and national fora.
  • Identifying legal and compliance risks arising from the operations of the Authority.
  • Managing the risk exposure of the Authority by ensuring compliance. 
  • Reviewing and interpreting ICAO directives and Annexes and advising the relevant departments.
  • Liaising with external lawyers on all cases filed for and against the Authority to ensure expeditious resolution.
  • Advising on alternative dispute resolution measures.
  • Representing the Authority in defense or prosecution in litigation matters

Person Specifications 
For appointment to this grade, an officer must have at least: 

  • A minimum of ten (10) years’ work experience as a legal officer in a Law firm or related field, three (3) of which must be in a supervisory role.
  • Bachelor of Laws degree from a recognized Institution.
  • Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines; International Aviation Law, Public International Law, Environment Law, Employment/Labour Law, or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Post graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law.
  • Admitted as an advocate of the High Court Kenya.
  • Hold a valid practicing certificate.
  • Member of the Law Society of Kenya in good standing.
  • Certificate in Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution.
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
  • Proficiency in computer applications; and
  • Fulfilled the provisions of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution

Principal Legal Officer – Aviation Governance and Compliance

KCAA GRADE 4 (REF: CS/04/23)

Job Description
Duties and Responsibilities will entail:

  • Rendering professional legal advice to the Authority on the ratification and domestication of international conventions related to Aviation matters.
  • Initiating drafting of national laws to enhance implementation of international conventions related to the Aviation sector.
  • Ensuring proper maintenance and management of records related to Aviation Law and prepare periodic reports.
  • Ensuring enforcement of the Civil Aviation Act and regulations.
  • Ensuring the key issues and needs of Authority in terms of the Aviation industry are astutely represented in legal fora in international, regional and national conferences, meetings and workshops.
  • Collaborating with other organizations and networks where appropriate, locally, regionally and internationally to improve the Aviation legal sector.
  • Initiating review of Aviation legal instruments and Aviation policy documents on behalf of the Authority.
  • Implementing amendments and changes of international Aviation legislations and other Kenyan laws.
  • Undertaking legal correspondences relating to Governance and compliance with the Aviation Safety Security Regulations, ICAO annexes, SARPs and Civil Aviation Regulations as well as enforcement.
  • Maintaining a register of Aircraft securities, including mortgages and liens.
  • Preparing and/or interpreting legal opinions and offering guidance on Aviation Law.
  • Providing legal advice on registration matters (including aircraft, Aviation personnel, legal instruments) and compliance to the Aviation Law and conditions thereof.
  • Undertaking legal research and preparing opinions on matters affecting the Authority.
  • Initiating the enactment of the legislation proposed by the Authority through the Attorney General’s chambers and the line Ministry.
  • Advising on the participation in International, regional and national forums related to the Aviation Law sector; and
  • Coordinating the implementation of Board resolutions in furtherance to safe 
  • Aviation Safety Security Regulations. 
  • Facilitating the undertaking of legal audit and governance as appropriate.

Person Specifications 
For appointment to this grade, an officer must have at least: 

  • A minimum of ten (10) years’ work experience as a legal officer in a Law firm or related field, three (3) of which must be in a supervisory role.
  • Bachelor of Laws degree from a recognised Institution.
  • Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines: International Aviation Law, Public International Law, Environment Law, Employment/Labour Law, or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
  • Post graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law.
  • Admitted as an advocate of the High Court Kenya.
  • Hold a valid practicing certificate.
  • Member of the Law Society of Kenya in good standing.
  • Certificate in Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution.
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
  • Proficiency in computer applications; and
  • Fulfilled the provisions of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution. 

Aviation Security Inspector – 4 Positions

GRADE 6 (REF: ASSR/AS/05/23)

Job Description
Duties and responsibilities entail assisting in:

  • Carrying out routine security inspections at airports, airlines, regulated agents, catering operators, aviation training organizations, air navigation service providers, ground handlers and aviation security service providers.
  • Conducting Ad-hoc (surveillance) inspections and reporting on non-compliance for necessary action.
  • Undertaking periodic (intermittent) security inspections,
  • Conducting follow-up inspections to ensure rectification of identified noncompliance; and
  • Collecting information on operator compliance levels and other security matters that could adversely affect civil aviation operations.

Person Specifications 
For appointment to this grade an officer must have at least:

  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Aviation Management, Law, Criminology, Economics, Public/Business Administration, Structural Engineering, Security Studies or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
  • Certificate in Aviation Security Basic (123) Course from an institution recognized by International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
  • Certificate in Cargo and Mail Security Course from an institution recognized by International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO.
  • Proficiency in computer applications; and
  • Fulfilled the requirement of chapter six (6) of the Constitution

Method of Application

  • Interested candidates are required to submit their application letters quoting the job reference number on the envelope & application letter and attaching copies of certificates, testimonials and a detailed CV with full contact details of three professional referees to the address below. 
  • The applications should be received not later than 25th August 2023.
  • Details of the job specifications can be obtained from the KCAA website at www.kcaa.or.ke 
  • The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority is an equal opportunity employer. 
  • Female candidates and persons with disabilities (PWDs) are encouraged to apply. 
  • Note that persons with disabilities are required to attach a copy of a valid NCPWD membership card.
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The Director General
Kenya Civil Aviation Authority
Aviation House – JKIA
P. O. Box 30163 – 00100
NAIROBI

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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