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Government of Kenya Careers - Kenya Maritime Authority

Kenya Maritime Authority

Vision:
 To be a leading maritime Authority transforming Kenya into a globally competitive nation.

Mission: To ensure sustainable, safe, secure, clean and efficient water transport for the benefit of stakeholders.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the following vacancy
 

Vacancy: Legal Officer (Litigation, Contracts and Drafting) 

KMAG 4

Department:
 Board Secretariat and Legal Services
 
Section: Legal
 
Reports To: Corporation Secretary and Head of Legal Services
 
Supervision: Legal Assistant
 
Location / Region: KMA office, Mombasa
 
Purpose: Responsible for monitoring compliance with the legislation and regulatory framework
 
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Advising on negotiations and taking part in corporate transactions;
  • Interpreting legal opinions and offering guidance on legal requirements;
  • Advising on the principals of corporate governance;
  • Prosecuting for and representing the Authority in law courts and quasi-judicial tribunals;
  • Drawing and execution of contracts;
  • Preparing and filing pleadings for and on behalf of the Authority; and
  • Undertaking legal research and assignments as instructed by the Corporation Secretary and Director General;
  • Legislative drafting.
Person Specifications:

Academic Qualification
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB.), from a University recognized by the Council of Legal Education.
Professional Qualifications
  • Certificate/Diploma from the Kenya School of law; and
  • Admission as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya.
Experience
  • 5 years’ experience as an advocate at the high court
Skills
  • Must have the ability to think strategically
  • Must have proven intellectual leadership in managing people and financial resources
  • Excellent interpersonal, management and communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and highly confident
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with standard office computer applications
  • Ability to work under pressure

Vacancy: Licensing Officer

KMAG 4

Department: Commercial Shipping
 
Section: Licensing
 
Reports To: Ports and Shipping Service Manager
 
Supervision: Licensing Assistant
 
Location / Region: KMA head office, Mombasa
 
Purpose: Responsible for processing the licensing of all shipping lines and service providers in the industry. Maintaining a shipping line/agents register/ records.
 
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Receive licence applications for maritime service providers;
  • Investigate compliance with minimum service requirements and avail investigation reports to the licensing committee;
  • Monitor compliance with minimum service level requirements among maritime service providers;
  • Enforce programs designed to assist in detecting any malpractices and violations as set forth in the regulations
  • Produce trade reports and analysis of costs and level of efficiency of ports and shipping services.
Person Specifications:
 
Academic Qualifications
  • Bachelors degree in logistics, transport management, economics or business management
Professional Qualifications
  • Diploma or certificate in shipping, clearing and forwarding
Experience
  • 5 years’ experience with at least 3 years in shipping related industry
Skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, management and communication skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills and highly confidential;
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with standard office computer applications
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

Vacancy: Security and Response Services Officer

KMAG 4

Department:
 Maritime Safety
 
Section: Security and Marine Response Services
 
Reports To: Head of Maritime Safety
 
Location / Region: KPA offices (SAR Centre), Mombasa
 
Purpose: Responsible for coordinating the development of policies, procedures, rules and regulations in Maritime Security.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Implementing the current country security level;
  • Ensuring ship security and port facilities security plans are reviewed;
  • Executing the Search and Rescue (SAR) Plan in cooperation with the sub- regional maritime rescue coordination centers;
  • Liaising with National Search and Rescue committee
  • Liaising with NIS and recognized security organizations on security assessments for port facilities and ships
  • Conducting security audits for all port facilities and ships
  • Liaising with manager RMRCC on any emerging security concern involving ships and port facilities.
Person Specifications:
 
Academic Qualifications
  • Bachelor of science degree in military science, security studies or any other relevant field;
Professional Qualifications
  • STCW Basic Safety Course
Experience
  • To have worked as a senior officer dealing with security planning and implementation duties for a period not below 8 years;
Skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, management and communication skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills and highly confidential;
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with standard office computer applications
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

Vacancy: Internal Audit Officer

KMAG 4

Department: Directorate
 
Section: Internal Audit
 
Report To: Internal Audit Manager
 
Location / Region: KMA Head Office, Mombasa
 
Purpose: Responsible for reviewing internal control systems, verifying the existence and safety of assets, executing audit programs, collecting audit evidence, reviewing compliance with the existing policies and assisting the internal auditor in various duties.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Collecting audit evidence
  • Planning, preparing and performing audits;
  • Drafting audit reports;
  • Reviewing financial statements, board of survey reports and performance reports;
  • Preparing performance contracting criteria;
  • Checking policy and procedure compliance;
  • Formulating control systems;
  • Providing advice on various audit issues
  • Carrying out Investigations; and
  • Coordinating audit activities.
Person Specifications:
 
Academic Qualifications
  • Bachelors degree in finance, accounting or related fields
Professional Qualifications
  • CIA qualifications preferred or CPA (K) ICPAK
  • Member of IIA CPS (K)
Experience
  • 5 years experience in financial system compliance, taxation and statutory audit/investigations in a large organization/busy environment
Skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, management and communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and highly confident
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with standard office computer applications
  • Ability to work under pressure

Vacancy: Administration Officer 

KMAG 4

Department:
 Corporate Support Services
 
Section: Human Resource and Administration
 
Reports To: Human Resources and Administration Manager
 
Supervision:  
  • Drivers
  • Records Management Assistant
  • Receptionists
Location / Region: KMA head office, Mombasa
 
Purpose: The Administration Officer provides support in various administrative functions related to staff welfare programs and general office administration. 

This includes transport, receptionist and HIV-AIDS programme administration, etc.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Supervising and reviewing the general administrative reports (on usage of telephone, photocopier, kitchen supplies, utilities, etc);
  • Overseeing, allocating duties and responsibilities to the Drivers, Administrative Assistants, Office Assistants and other related staff as well as daily supervision;
  • Overseeing office security, general repair and maintenance of assets and equipments;
  • Conceptualize, design, implement and monitor the HIV/AID program in the workplace;
  • Ensure efficient and effective cleaning, housekeeping and communication services;
  • Ensuring effective management of office equipment and facilities;
  • Control the efficient utilization of consumables and other company assets; and
  • Manage and control the movement of assets.
Person Specifications:
 
Academic Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences or business administration/management (Business Administration option).
Professional Qualifications
  • Higher national diploma in Administration; or
  • Membership in a professional body
Experience
  • 2 years’ experience in a busy administration department.
Skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, management and communication skills
  • Excellent planning and organization skills
  • Highly confident
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with standard office computer applications
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

Vacancy: Finance Manager 

KMAG 3
 
Department: Corporate Support Services
 
Section: Finance
 
Reports To: Head of Corporate Support Services
 
Supervision: 
  • Management Accountants
  • Assistant Accountants 
  • Financial Accountants
Location / Region: KMA head office, Mombasa
 
Purpose: Organization and management of the Finance Department, direction, control and coordination of financial matters and ensuring the preparation of timely budgets and reports. 

This includes financial and managerial accounting, financial reporting, tax returns and payroll accounting.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Ensuring that reports and statements Preparing timely monthly, quarterly and annual management reports and statements;
  • Preparing special financial management reports e.g. general, creditors and debtors reports
  • Coordinating and preparing timely and accurate financial budgets and forecasts by consolidating individual departmental and section budgets;
  • Consolidating cost and revenues and extracting management information for management decision making;
  • Analyzing budgets and other financial variances and advising the Finance and Administration Manager accordingly;
  • Liaising with auditors;
  • Developing accounting systems and procedures
  • Supervising accounting staff.
Person Specifications:
 
Academic Qualifications
  • Bachelor of commerce degree (finance, accounting or banking)
  • MBA or masters degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage
Professional Qualifications
  • Certified Public Accountant (K) or
  • ACCA
Experience
  • 4 years experience with at least 3 years as senior accountant
  • Prior experience as an accountant in a large/busy environment
Skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, management and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and highly confident
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with standard office computer applications
  • Ability to work under pressure

Vacancy: Ports and Shipping Service Manager 

KMAG 3
 
Department: Commercial Shipping
 
Section: Ports and Shipping Services
 
Reports To: Head of Commercial Shipping
 
Supervision:  
  • Licensing Officer
  • Monitoring Officers
Location / Region: KMA Head Office, Mombasa
 
Purpose: Responsible for assisting the coordination, regulation and oversight of the development and optimal provision of commercial maritime services

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Supervising production of maritime trade reports
  • Monitoring industry practices and where necessary initiate appropriate measures to eliminate discrimination, oligopoly or monopoly (Anti-trust structure);
  • Compiling data on costs and level of efficiency and quality of commercial maritime services;
  • Inseminating information on appropriate use of international commercial terms to enhance earnings and conservation of foreign exchange;
  • Establishing a consultation machinery in maritime transport services and coordinate consultations among industry stakeholders;
  • Supervise issuance of licenses to ports and shipping service providers;
  • Ensure ports and shipping service providers comply with relevant regulations in accordance with established framework;
  • Coordinate production of accurate, timely and relevant statistical data and reports in maritime transport services; and
  • Monitoring employment and training practices among companies and where necessary, curtail any discriminatory practices that inhibit technological and human skills transfer.
Person Specifications:
 
Academic Qualifications
  • MBA or relevant postgraduate qualification will be an added advantage
  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, statistics and logistics or equivalent area of study.
Professional Qualifications
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Shipbrokers OR Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport will be an added advantage
Experience
  • 8 years’ experience in a large company or organization.
Skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, management and communication skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills and highly confidential;
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with standard office computer applications
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

Vacancy: Corporate Development Manager

KMAG 3
 
Department: Directorate
 
Section: Corporate Development
 
Reports To: Director General
 
Supervision: Research Development Officer
 
Location / Region: KMA head office, Mombasa.
 
Purpose: Coordinating realization of the Authority’s strategic objectives in regard to monitoring implementation of its strategic plan, realization of its performance contract targets as well as coordinating research and development activities on maritime affairs, business plans, policies and procedures.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Coordinating and monitoring the implementation of the Authority’s strategic plan and performance contract with the Government;
  • Initiating, undertaking and coordinating research projects and reviews on all aspects of the Authority’s mandate;
  • Carrying out studies on major trading routes using monitoring reports, economic analysis and carrier profiles;
  • Establishing and reporting on the state of competition in the provision of maritime transport services in Kenya;
  • Developing and maintaining a research database that contains pertinent information on maritime service providers’ agreements filed with the Authority;
  • Recommending the installation of applications software related to research needs of the Authority;
  • Publishing findings from research works and related activities including outcomes of conferences, seminars and workshops;
  • Ensuring adequacy of resource and reference materials for maritime information including linkages similar organizations nationally, regionally and internationally;
  • Initiating and carrying out publicity campaign programs on relevant maritime issues;
  • Disseminating relevant information to maritime services providers, shippers, shippers associations and other relevant stakeholders; and
  • Carrying out periodic analysis of trends and developments pertaining to the sector and publishing the same on a regular basis.
Person Specifications:
 
Academic Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Economics, Statistics, Transport Economics or its equivalent
  • Master’s degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage
Professional qualifications
  • Diploma or Certificate in a relevant field;
Experience
  • 8 years’ experience in a large company or organization
Skills
  • Ability to formulate and execute cross cutting themes and policies effectively;
  • Excellent interpersonal, management and communication skills;
  • Exceptional supervision, organization and leadership skills;
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with standard office computer applications;
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines;
  • Awareness of quantitative study and plan management.

Vacancy: Information Communication and Technology Manager 

KMAG 

Department: Corporate Support Services
 
Section: Information Communication and Technology
 
Reports To: Head of Corporate Support Services
 
Location / Region: KMA head office, Mombasa
 
Purpose: The position is responsible for planning, administering and reviewing the acquisition, development, maintenance and use of computer and telecommunications systems within the Authority.
 
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Developing the ICT policy and strategy;
  • Identifying, recommending and implementing new ICT projects;
  • Overseeing hardware maintenance, trouble shooting and user support maintenance;
  • Coordinating the design, development and implementation of computer disaster recovery procedures to minimize on loss of data/or systems; and ;
  • Preparing ICT budgets and control
  • Planning and coordinating IT activities such as installation and upgrading of hardware and software, programming and systems design, development of computer networks, and implementation of Internet and intranet sites;
  • Carrying out technical evaluation of ICT related procurement
  • Representing the authority in ICT deliberated with stakeholders and Government.
Person Specifications:
 
Academic qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in an ICT related field
  • Formal training in business management and ICT project management
  • Masters degree will be an added advantage
Professional qualifications
  • ICT professional certification in either systems engineering, I.T security, database management, Network Engineering or application development
Experience
  • 8 years’ experience in an IT automated environment with at least two years of management and leadership experience
Skills
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Team player and strong leadership skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
How to Apply

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, contacts of three referees, current and expected remuneration 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. 


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