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Kenya Revenue Authority is the principal revenue collection agency for the government of the Republic of Kenya. 

The Authority’s vision is to be the leading Revenue Authority in the world, respected for professionalism, integrity and fairness. 

The Authority is seeking result oriented and self driven individuals with high integrity to fill the following positions in the Customs Services Department:

Supervisor - Customs Services Department
 


KRA 4

Overall Purpose of the Job: To ensure that Customs Services Departmental policies and strategies are implemented in their area of responsibility towards the attainment of Departmental and Corporate goals and objectives
 

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Manage a small station or functional area.
  • Interpretation of the Customs Services Tax Laws and Tariffs,
  • Monitor transactions under their jurisdiction and supervise assessment of duties and taxes.
  • Implementing and maintaining quality and safety procedures.
  • Handling cases involving offences under the Customs Services act.
  • Managing and supervising of staff under them.
  • Coordinating with other government agencies as well as attending joint operation meetings as per functional requirement.
  • Reviewing/Analyzing of reports
Personnel Specifications
 

Qualifications
  • Bachelors’ degree in a business related field from a recognized University.
  • Revenue training from Kenya School of Revenue Administration.
  • Any other professional qualification in any relevant discipline will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to interpret the Customs International/Regional Protocols and Customs laws such as EAC, WCO, WTO and COMESA Protocols.
  • 3 years experience at an operational level.
  • Serving staff and those who had satisfactorily served and left the Authority are eligible to apply.
Competencies required for this Role
  • Have supervisory skills
  • Understand functional priorities
  • Customers focus
  • Personal management and communication

Assistant Manager - Customs Services Department
KR
A 5
Overall Purpose of the Job: To ensure that Customs Services Departmental policies and strategies are implemented at the Unit or their station of responsibility towards the attainment of Departmental and Corporate goals and objectives.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Interpret and enforce various tax laws
  • May be in charge of an operational area within a Region or head a functional unit within a Division.
  • Reporting on the various activities in their respective areas of operation.
  • Supervise staff under their control, offering guidance on performance as well as discipline issues. To ensure that recommendation for training, promotion and recognition is done.
  • Oversee the collection of revenue as well as put in place strategies to enhance the same.
Personnel Specifications
 
Qualifications
  • Bachelors’ degree in a business related field from a recognized University.
  • Revenue training from Kenya School of Revenue Administration.
  • Any other professional qualification in any relevant discipline will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to interpret the Customs International/Regional Protocols and Customs laws such as EAC, WCO, WTO and COMESA Protocols.
  • 3 years experience at a supervisory level position.
  • Serving staff and those who had satisfactorily served and left the Authority are eligible to apply.
Competencies required for this Role
  • Demonstrate leadership and managerial competencies
  • Customer focus
  • Personal management and communication skills

Manager - Customs Services Department
KRA
 6
Overall Purpose of the Job: To ensure that Customs Services Departmental policies and strategies are implemented at the Sectional of their station of responsibility towards the attainment of Departmental and Corporate goals and objectives.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Deputizing the Chief Manager in executing Departmental policy directive, liaising with ministries and private sector organizations on matters relating to various tax laws as per their area of operation.
  • May be deployed as Officer in Charge of a large functional area.
  • Proposing policy amendment as well as formulation strategies and plans in their functional areas.
  • Supervising staff under their control, offering guidance on performance as well as discipline issues. 
  • Ensuring that recommendation for training, promotion and recognition is done.
  • Reporting on the various activities in their respective areas of operations.
Personnel Specifications
 
Qualifications
  • Bachelors’ degree in a business related field from a recognized University.
  • A Masters Degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage.
  • Revenue training from Kenya School of Revenue Administration.
  • Ability to interpret the Customs International/Regional Protocols and Customs laws such as EAC, WCO, WTO and COMESA Protocols.
  • 3 years experience at a managerial level
  • Serving staff and those who had satisfactorily served and left the Authority are eligible to apply.
Competencies required for this Role
  • Leadership and Managerial competences
  • Customer focus
  • Personal management and communication skills.

Chief Manager - Customs Service Department
KRA
 7
Overall Purpose of the Job: To ensure that Customs Services Departmental policies and strategies are implemented at the Divisional Level for the purpose of achieving Departmental and Corporate goals.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Effectively and efficiently executing Departmental policy directives within respective sphere of control /Liaison with Ministries and private sector on matters relating to the various tax laws under the Department’s mandate. . . . .
  • Interpretation and application of policy decisions affecting Customs laws and procedures
  • Managing Customs operations within respective jurisdiction.
  • Reporting on the activities in their respective areas of operation.
  • Managing staff matters including staff discipline, performance, management, and training in the respective area of operation.
  • Proposing strategies for enhancement of Revenue collection within Customs Department.
Personnel Specifications
 
Qualifications
  • Bachelors’ degree in a business related field from a recognized University.
  • A Masters Degree in a relevant field.
  • Revenue training from Kenya School of Revenue Administration.
  • Good knowledge of Customs laws and Customs Protocols such as WCO, WTO, COMESA and EAC.
  • Good knowledge of Customs procedures such as RS classification, Valuation and Rules of Origin.
  • Knowledge of Customs Regional and International Conventions
  • 5 years experience at a managerial level.
  • Serving staff and those who had satisfactorily served and left the Authority are eligible to apply.
Competencies required for this Role
  • Leadership and Managerial competences
  • Personal management and communication skills.
  • Customer focus
  • Good conduct
If you fit the required profile please download the employment form from the KRA Website www.kra.go.ke, complete and submit to the address below to be received not later than 23rd September, 2014 by close of business.
 
Deputy Commissioner, Human Resources
Kenya Revenue Authority
Times Tower Building, Haile Selassie Avenue
P.O Box 48240-00100
Nairobi

Notes for Applicants:
 
1. Hard copy applications are to be submitted in sealed envelopes marked “Application indicating respective position.
 
2. Applications may be delivered at Times Tower Building, Nairobi or sent by postal mail to the address above. Hand delivered applications will be deposited in designated boxes on the ground floor of Times Tower Building.
 
3. Applications not containing the information stipulated above or those not meeting the prescribed criteria shall not be accepted.
 
4. Shortlisted candidates will be subjected to oral and or psychometric test interview. Only candidates who make it to the final selection list shall be contacted.
 
5. Canvassing shall lead to disqualification.
 

6. Those who may have previously served in KRA and left the organization in good standing are encouraged to apply.

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