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Kenya Maritime Authority is a State Corporation whose mandate is to regulate, co-ordinate and oversee maritime affairs guided by the Kenya Maritime Act,No. 5 of 2006 and the Merchant Shipping Act 2009. 

The Authority wishes to invite suitable candidates to fill the following positions:

1. Marine Environment Protection Manager


KMAG 3
 
1 Post

Job Description
 
Responsible for implementation of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) marine environment protection conventions and other national and regional instruments relating to prevention of pollution in Kenyan navigable waters by waterborne transport activities.
 
Other duties and responsibilities at this level will involve:
  • Managing, maintaining, exercising and periodically reviewing and updating the national marine & inland waterways oil/chemical spill response contingency plans;
  • Liaising with Oil Spill Mutual Aid Group (OSMAG), Oil Spill Response Action Team and other stakeholders;
  • Conducting pollution inspections of Kenyan ports and navigable waterways; and
  • Conducting public awareness campaigns on ship source and land based oil/chemical pollution.
Academic & Professional qualifications
 
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must:
  • Be holder of Bachelors degree in maritime affairs (Maritime Safety or Maritime Education and Training) or Environmental Sciences or oceanography or related field;
  • A master degree in Maritime Affairs (Maritime Safety and Marine Protection or Maritime Education and Training) will be a clear advantage.
  • Class 1 certificate of competency, issued in accordance with Regulation II/2 or III/2 of STCW 78 as amended.
Experience 
  • 3 years experience as a Master Mariner or Chief Engineer on foreign going vessel
Skills
 
The right candidate for this position must have the ability to think strategically and to design long term plans. 

Other key skills include:
  • Excellent interpersonal, management and communication skills;
  • Excellent organization skills;
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with standard office computer applications
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
2.  Research & Development Officer

KMAG 4
 
1 Post

Job Description
 
Responsible for managing and coordinating research activities.
 
Other duties and responsibilities at this level will involve:
  • Designing research proposals in commercial shipping and maritime related fields;
  • Coordinating and monitoring the implementation of the strategic plan and the Authority’s performance contracting with the government;
  • Coordinating with the Legal department in the preparation of the yearly performance contract with the government;
  • Coordinating and monitoring the implementation of the Director General’s performance contract with the Board;
  • Coordinating and monitoring the implementation of management staff performance contract with Director General;
  • Conducting and coordinating all research projects in shipping and maritime affairs;
  • Undertaking research on maritime policies and regulations, maritime stakeholders’ requirements and services.
  • Undertaking research on maritime institution arrangements formulating and advocating investment policies;
  • Researching on maritime investment opportunities and existing policies and recommending areas of review to facilitate maritime business; and
  • Drafting research reports and finding and give recommendations.
Academic & Professional qualifications
 
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must:
  • Be holder of Bachelors degree in research statistics or related field; and
  • A masters degree is an added advantage
  • Working knowledge of statistics and research; and
  • Computer literate.
Experience
  • 5 years experience in policy and strategic planning
Skills
 
The right candidate for this position must have the ability to think strategically and to design long term plans. 

Other key skills include:
  • Excellent interpersonal, management and communication skills;
  • Excellent organization skills;
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with standard office computer applications
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
3. Trainee Inspector

KMAG 5
 
2 Posts

Job Description
 
Duties and responsibilities at this level will involve:
  • Class work;
  • Ship board training; and
  • On the job training.
Academic Qualifications
 
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must:
  • be a holder of Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering or Mechatronics;
  •  hold a Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) qualification with a mean grade of C+ (Plus) and above
  • be aged 25 years and below;
OR
  • hold a Class 3 Certificate of Competency, Deck or Marine Engineering in accordance with regulation II/1 or II/3, or III/1 or III/3 of STCW 78 as amended;
  • hold a Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) qualification with a mean grade of C+ (Plus) and above
  • Grade C+ (Plus) and above in Mathematics, Physics and English
  • be aged 30 years and below.
Experience
  • At least 6 months spent on bridge duties in the last 12 months of sea service.
Skills
 
The right candidate for this position must have the ability to learn fast.
 
Other key skills include:
  • excellent interpersonal, management and communication skills;
  • excellent organization skills and highly confidential;
  • computer literacy and familiarity with standard office computer applications; and
  • ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
4. Trainee Environment Officer

KMAG 5
 
1 Post

Job Description
 
Understudy the Environment Officer in undertaking surveillance, monitoring and preventing oil spills and other harmful substances at sea and inland waters, and implementing the National oil spill response contingency plan.
 
Other duties and responsibilities at this level will involve:
  • Carrying out environmental impact assessment;
  • Assessment of environmental impact assessment reports;
  • Documentation of the cost of responding to oil/chemical spills in Kenyan navigable waters;
  • Assessment of environmental damage caused by pollution;
  • Monitoring underwater and over water environments; and
  • Overseeing the exploration and exploitation of offshore developments projects in Kenya navigable waters.
Academic Qualifications
 
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must:
  • • Be holder of Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and Management.
  • • Class III Certificate of competence in accordance with regulation II/1 or III/1 of STCW Convention 78 as amended will be a clear advantage.
Experience
  • At least 2 years relevant experience either carrying out related environmental impact assessment or at least 6 months as a third officer /engineer in a foreign going vessel while holding class III/1 certificate of competence.
Skills
 
The right candidate for this position must have the ability to learn fast.
 
Other key skills include:
  • excellent interpersonal, management and communication skills;
  • excellent organization skills;
  • computer literacy and familiarity with standard office computer applications; and ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
5. Administrative Assistant

KMAG 5
 
1 Post

Job Description
 
Organize and manage day to day affairs of a busy office to ensure its smooth running.
 
Other duties and responsibilities at this level will involve:
  • Organizing travel and accommodation, presentations, meetings, seminars, workshops, conferences, receiving and attending to official guests;
  • Management of day to day office affairs task;
  • Preparing simple routine correspondence e.g. reports, letters and typing from drafts;
  • Networking within the Authority and without via communicating and dissemination of information to relevant departments, officers, stakeholders and clients;
  • Attending to enquires appropriately;
  • Consulting with relevant authorities on official matters;
  • Making appropriate decision in daily office matters;
  • Managing and supervising junior staff; and
  • Managing office equipment e.g. fax, computer, scanner, telephone, printer, stationery and make sure that they are functioning properly such that in case of any problem, notify officer in charge for action.
Academic & Professional Qualifications
 
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must:
  • Be holder of Bachelor’s degree in communications, humanities or its equivalent.
  • Hold a Post graduate diploma in public relations, higher diploma in communications/public relations or its equivalent.
Experience
  • 3 years experience in a busy environment in interacting with various levels of customers / clients
Skills
 
The right candidate for this position must have the ability to learn fast.
 
Other key skills include:
  • excellent interpersonal, management and communication skills;
  • excellent organization skills and highly confidential;
  • computer literacy and familiarity with standard office computer applications; and
  • ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
Applicants who meet the specified requirements should send their application letters with their detailed CVs, copies of academic and professional certificates and other testimonials together with day-time telephone contact, names and contact of three referees, indicating the post applied for in the application letter and on the envelop to:
 
The Director General
Kenya Maritime Authority
P.O. Box 95076 – 80104,
Mombasa

Or drop the application at Kenya Maritime Authority, White House, 2nd Floor, Moi Avenue, near Dock yard, Mombasa. So as to reach not later than 11th January, 2013.
 
 Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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