Government, Legal & Industry Affairs Manager Job Vacancy in Kenya

Position Title: Manager – Government, Legal & Industry Affairs

1 Position

Our Client, in the airline industry, seeks to recruit a highly efficient and proactive Manager Government, Legal & Industry Affairs to be in charge of delivering AFRAA members expectations by the Secretariat.

The incumbent must perform his/her duties to the highest standard possible, while demonstrating a very high level of maturity, self-motivation, integrity and discipline.

The Main Functions are to assist The Director in:

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Leading
  • Advising
  • Government Affairs
  • Industry Affairs
  • Regulatory / Legal Affairs
  • Administrative duties

Specific Responsibilities

  • Support the Director to develop, implement and report on its short, medium and long-term plans/programmes on government, legal and aero-political affairs.
  • Support advocacy campaigns and work closely with key stakeholders in industry, government, trade, tourism and non-traditional partners to support AFRAA policy goals and objectives.
  • Conduct research, gather intelligence and analyse impact of new/amended regulations and aero-political developments on the airline industry.
  • Think and act strategically to support the attainment of departmental goals through sensitization, capacity building, advocacy and lobbying stakeholders.
  • Plan and coordinate all departmental meetings and mobilise resources/logistics for successful outcomes (invitation, venue, audio/visuals, meeting documents, refreshments, hotel transfers, travel and accommodation, etc).
  • Develop and maintain a diary of meetings/engagements that is aligned to the department priorities, assure efficient utilisation of time and attainment of set goals.
  • Plan the Department’s Governance meetings (Aero-political Committee, Route Network & Cargo Committee) and support work on the Executive Committee meetings and the Annual General Assembly.
  • Act on behalf of the Director as Secretary to Committees and tasks force meetings
  • Support the Director in the planning and execution of all Department activities and events.
  • Where required attend meetings, provide secretarial or other support as may be directed
  • Prepare presentation slides and draft speeches
  • Research and prepare material for monthly industry affairs webinars in coordination with other departments.
  • Participate in the compilation of the department’s Key Performance Indicators based on the Association’s strategy.
  • Manage and maintain the projects planning and evaluation dashboard for the department.
  • Coordinate the department’s workplan and business travels to achieve the overall AFRAA performance and costs objectives.
  • Compile and maintain an up-to-date register of relevant industry regulatory texts for ease of reference and access
  • Handle all department’s financial expenditure and reconciliations in line with AFRAA finance policy
  • Maintain an up-to-date dedicated file of signed minutes of Committees and projects.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date contact database of Committee members and key stakeholders

Other Responsibilities

  • Exude the highest level of professional ethics and act with integrity at all times
  • Be a role model to colleagues and subordinates

Relations (Internal & External)


  • Immediate Supervisor
  • Colleagues from other departments


  • AFRAA Members
  • AFRAA Partners
  • Other Industry Stakeholders (IATA, ICAO, AFCAC, RECs, TIACA, CANSO, AfCFTA, UNWTO, etc)
  • Aviation service providers

Minimum Qualifications

  • University degree or equivalent in a relevant field of study from a recognized institution
  • National of an African State with a successful track record at management level
  • At least 8 (eight) years’ work experience in the aviation industry
  • Fluent in English and/or French. Ability to communicate and work in both languages an advantage
  • Computer literate and proficient in using standard office computer software applications


  • Good understanding of air transport developments from an industry and government viewpoint
  • Proven track record in performance and knowledge of the African air transport industry issues.
  • Competence to assess priorities and manage a variety of activities in a time-sensitive environment and meet competing deadlines with attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to interact professionally with industry executives, partners and consultants
  • Excellent organizational, oral and written communication skills
  • In-depth knowledge of multilateral negotiations and the conduct of meetings and conferences
  • Good stakeholder management skills
  • Impeachable record of honesty of personal integrity

How to Apply

Qualified and interested applicants to send their application and detailed CV, indicating current and expected remuneration to, explicitly indicating the position in the email subject line.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 30th November 2022.