Full Time

Kenya Airports Authority



Bird Scout Job Opportunity in Nairobi

Posted 3 hours ago

Job Purpose

Are you passionate about wildlife control and aviation safety? Join our team as a Bird Scout Trainee and contribute to the secure and efficient operation of airports and airstrips.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

i. Wildlife Surveillance and Monitoring

  • Maintain vigilant surveillance of wildlife activities within airport premises and surrounding areas.
  • Monitor bird and wildlife behaviors and movements to prevent aircraft safety hazards.

ii. Wildlife Deterrence and Scaring

  • Effectively scare away birds and wildlife to minimize potential risks.

iii. Airfield Inspection and Hazard Identification

  • Perform thorough airfield inspections to identify and deter possible wildlife hazards.

iv. Aircraft Safety Maintenance

  • Ensure bird and wildlife presence doesn’t compromise the safety of aircraft.

v. Record Keeping

  • Maintain accurate records of bird/wildlife control activities and incidents.

vi. Emergency Communication

  • Report wildlife-related emergencies promptly to the Duty Wildlife Officer for appropriate action.

vii. Emergency Response

  • Participate in post-bird strike clean-up procedures.

viii. Data Collection

  • Collect and collate wildlife strike data and assist in bird and wildlife surveys.

ix. Risk Management Assessment

  • Engage in bird/wildlife risk management assessment to develop effective control measures.

x. Research and Innovation

  • Contribute to research activities aimed at improving bird/wildlife control measures.

xi. Stakeholder Collaboration

  • Participate in local Wildlife Bird Strike Committee meetings and ensure effective communication and cooperation with stakeholders.

Key Qualifications and Experience

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) Grade C or equivalent.
  • Certificate in Wildlife Management.
  • Age: Not more than 26 years (Born from January, 1997).

Skills and Competencies

  • Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills.
  • Effective communication abilities.

Application Criteria

For detailed job descriptions, appointment requirements, and application instructions, please visit the KAA Website at under the Careers Section.

Clearance Certificates

Shortlisted candidates are required to provide the following clearance certificates, as per Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010:

  • Police Clearance Certificate from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations.
  • Clearance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB).
  • Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA).
  • Clearance from the Ethics & Anti-corruption Authority (EACC).
  • Report from an approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB).

Certificates must be valid and current.

Self-Declaration Form

The EACC self-declaration form should indicate the specific position being applied for.

Success Tip: Prepare for Interview

Shortlisted candidates must bring original National Identity Card, Academic and Professional Certificates during the interview.

Submission of Applications

Submit applications via:

  • Electronic mail:
  • Hard copy: Address to Managing Director / CEO, Kenya Airports Authority, KAA Head Office, Airport North Road, P. O Box 19001-00501, Nairobi, Kenya.

Deadline: Monday, 21st August, 2023, 5.00pm East African Time.

Expert Tips To Be A Successful Applicant

  • Research: Understand the role’s responsibilities and the organization’s goals.
  • Highlight Relevance: Tailor your application to emphasize your skills in wildlife management and teamwork.
  • Clear Communication: Ensure your application is clear and error-free.
  • Documentation: Keep your clearance certificates and essential documents ready for the interview.

Equal Opportunity Employer

KAA encourages applications from Women, Persons with Disabilities, Minority & Marginalized Groups.


Candidates who previously applied for specific positions are encouraged to re-apply.

All advertisements dated 23rd July, 2021, 28th September, 2021, and 8th March, 2023 have been voided.

Job Features

  • Job Category: Permanent

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