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Government Jobs in Kenya – Kenya Ports Authority

Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) was established by an Act of Parliament on 20th January, 1978 with the mandate to maintain, improve and regulate all scheduled seaports along Kenya’s Coast. 

In this regard, the Authority manages the Port of Mombasa which is strategically placed to serve the commercial, agriculture and industrial hinterland of Kenya and the surrounding landlocked countries. 

The key focus areas of KPA include capacity expansion, productivity improvement, growth in market share as well as safety and security. 

Due to the tremendous growth in business, Kenya Ports Authority is seeking to recruit high calibre professionals to support and strengthen its workforce. 

The successful candidates will fill the following positions:

Corporate Development Department
 
Senior Economist (Projects)


Grade HM2
1 Post

Overall Objective: 
Reporting to the Principal Economist (Planning & Development), the job holder is responsible for providing technical advice on the economic viability and sustainability of projects and their potential impact on Port development.
 
Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Undertaking project feasibility analysis and preparing project formulation proposals including project budgets
  • Identifying and evaluating potential investment opportunities that support business development initiatives
  • Monitoring and evaluating project activities and preparing regular project performance reports
  • Developing and regularly updating projects database
  • Analyzing changes in the demand for port services and preparing long-range revenue and expenditure forecasts including review of capital plan requirements
  • Collecting and analyzing macro-economic and trade data
Requirements for the Post
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Statistics, Mathematics, Project Management or in any other relevant field from a recognized institution
  • Diploma in Project Management will be an added advantage
  • Certificate in Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) or any other relevant package
  • Member of a recognized professional body
  • Good understanding of Research Methodology
  • ICT Skills
  • Senior Management Courses
  • Thorough knowledge of Port Operations
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Demonstrated high degree of professional competency, administrative capabilities, initiative and a thorough understanding of Public Sector Policy and Reforms, Corporate Planning and relevant legislation that impact on attainment of the Corporate goals
  • 5 years relevant experience in a similar role in a reputable organization

Senior Electrical / Electronics Engineer (Planning) 


Grade HM2
1 Post
 
Summary of the Job: The job holder is responsible for monitoring and controlling repairs of electronic components of Mobile Cranes, Harbour Mobile Cranes, Forklift Trucks, Portal Cranes and Spreaders and is also responsible for the planning of maintenance of the equipment
 
Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Maintaining equipment operational performance data for the purpose of maintenance plans generations. Planning and monitoring the implementation of maintenance plans
  • Liaising with Departmental Sectional and Unit Heads on a daily basis to obtain information on the progress of planned and breakdown maintenance
  • Maintaining and analyzing equipment maintenance and availability data for department action plans for maintenance improvement
  • Planning and monitoring electronics repairs of the equipment in the department
  • Liaising with Operations on a daily basis to obtain information on ship cargo and berthing plan and facilitating the delivery of equipment complete with appropriate attachments such as boom or coil ram, long/short fork, etc, fitted as specified by operations
  • Reviewing the work reports of section Superintendents, thereby conducting work study with a view to improving efficiency, work environment/conditions and techniques
  • Planning for and monitoring effective and efficient use of resources (staff, time, equipment, materials, spares, tools, etc) in the section
  • Preparing procurement plans for spares, materials and tools in line with the Public Procurement & Disposal Act 2005 and Regulations 2006
  • Ensuring supplier invoices are processed in line with the Stores Policy
Requirements for the Post
  • B.Sc. or B.Eng. Degree in Electrical / Electronics Engineering or in any other relevant field from a recognized institution
  • Registered as an Engineer with Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK)
  • Membership with the Institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK)
  • Current valid annual practicing license from the Engineers Board of Kenya
  • Senior Management Courses
  • ICT Skills
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD
  • Good knowledge of Port Operations and Equipment
  • Demonstrated high degree of professional competency, administrative capabilities and initiative in the general organization and management of Cargo Handling Equipment
  • 5 years relevant experience in a similar role in a reputable organization

Senior Communications Officer (Internal Communication & Publications) 
 

Grade HM2
1 Post

Overall Objective:
 Reporting to the Head of Corporate Affairs, the job holder will be responsible for enhancing the Authority’s corporate identity/image through communication and promotion of goodwill and mutual understanding between the Authority and its various publics, especially the media, customers and the community.

Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Acting as a point of contact and liaison between KPA and various publics to enhance the Authority’s corporate image.
  • Formulating and implementing new Public Relations and communication Strategies to help the Authority achieve its overall objectives.
  • Co-ordinating the writing, editing and production of the Authority’s communication collaterals: newsletters, magazines and brochures, updates and other publications as may be necessary
  • Recommending, planning and implementing informational and promotional strategies and tactics (campaigns) to enhance corporate visibility
  • Planning, executing and ensuring standardization of all communication collateral, e.g. speeches, press releases, opinion pieces, briefing notes, PowerPoint presentations, photography, videography, traditional and new media
  • Ensuring the Authority’s events and activities are conducted to the best professional standards and are aligned with the overall corporate strategic plan and communications objectives
  • Proactively monitoring activities and situations so as to detect issues before they emerge (Environmental scanning), particularly those issues which could impact negatively on the business reputation and devise appropriate communication strategies to address them
Requirements for the Post
  • A Master’s Degree in Social Sciences plus a post-graduate Diploma in Journalism, Mass communication or Public Relations from a recognized institution
  • Eight (8) years of relevant experience in a busy newsroom, a publishing organization, a strategic communications agency or a Public Relations/Communication Department of a busy organization, among others
Key Competencies
 
The preferred candidate must possess demonstrable qualities in the following areas:
  • Strong communication, analytical and interpersonal skills
  • Good grasp of internal and external communication architecture and dynamics
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Ability to generate good press releases, key message pointers and speeches
  • Knack for catchy headline writing
  • Good photography skills with an excellent eye for good illustrative materials, including caption writing
  • Ability to re-write copy and inject flair
  • Good understanding of print and electronic production processes
  • Ability to liaise with contributors to publications and ensure strict adherence to deadlines
  • Ability to show creativity, initiative and good judgment
  • Proficiency in Desktop Publishing, Microsoft Office suite, e-mail and Internet
Other Competencies
  • Action and detail oriented
  • Flair for Event Management
  • Highly motivated to drive projects to completion
  • Good sense of responsibility and accountability
  • Ability to work independently and with urgency
  • Ability to work long hours

Economist (Planning) 


Grade HM3
1 Post

Overall Objective:
 Reporting to the Senior Economist (Planning) , the job holder will be responsible for assisting in the preparation of strategic plans as well as project studies to determine their feasibility and performance.

Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Carrying out research and data analysis to enable effective planning and achievement of the Authority’s objectives.
  • Monitoring performance of the implementation of policies and programmes in line with the Strategic, Business, Master Plan including the long-term national Vision 2030
  • Assisting in managing the performance contracting process
  • Participating in Strategic Planning for the Authority
  • Carrying out analysis on business projection and forecasting
  • Preparing regular monitoring and evaluation reports
  • Collecting and analysing macro-economic and trade data
Requirements for the Post
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Mathematics, Project Management or in any other relevant field from a recognized institution
  • Diploma in Project Management will be an added advantage
  • Member of a recognized professional body
  • Management Development Courses
  • ICI Skills
  • Good knowledge of Port Operations
  • Good analytical skills
  • Research skills
  • Evaluating research projects
  • Strategic thinking, planning and management skills
  • Presentation and oral communication skills
  • Supervisory skills and creativity
  • 3 years relevant experience at lower management level

Principal Economist (Policy & Research)
 

Grade HM1
1 Post
Overall Objective: Reporting to the Head of Corporate Development, the job holder is in charge of promoting high quality policy relevant research in support of the Authority’s development agenda and ensuring that KPA policy programs are informed by research.

Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Identifying critical research issues
  • Developing research strategies
  • Developing guidelines for assessing research quality and managing databases critical to research on port operations/development
  • Developing, managing, monitoring and evaluating a portfolio of research projects
  • Providing quality assurance for all research work and reports, including proposals, ethical reviews and research/donor reports
  • Promoting culture change around research within KPA
  • Ensuring policy and operations coordination, and maintains institutional relations with the government and stakeholders, especially on matter relating to port development
Requirements for the Post
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Statistics or Mathematics or in any other relevant field from a recognized institution
  • Master’s Degree in Economics, Statistics or Mathematics or in any other relevant field from a recognized institution will be an added advantage
  • Certificate in Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) or any other relevant package
  • Member of a recognized professional body
  • Good understanding of Research Methodology
  • ICT Skills
  • Thorough knowledge of Port Operations
  • Excellent analytical skills. Thorough understanding of Corporate Planning/ Strategy, Public Sector Policy, Performance Management regimes including the Performance Contract framework
  • Demonstrated high degree of professional competency, administrative capabilities, initiative and a thorough understanding of Public Sector Policy and Reforms, Corporate Planning and relevant legislation that impact on attainment of the Corporate goals
  • 5 years relevant experience in a similar role in a reputable organization
Other Qualifications and Abilities
  • Strong conceptual and research/analytical skills with attention to detail and contextual background
  • Ability to think strategically and rapidly analyze and integrate diverse information from varied sources into conclusions and recommendations
  • Creativity and problem solving skills
  • Presentation and oral communication skills
  • Supervisory skills
  • Ability to provide specialized advice and guidance to external partners
How to Apply

Kenya Ports Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and female candidates and People Living with Disabilities (PLWD) are encouraged to apply.

If your qualifications and career objectives match the requirements of any of the above positions, please submit your application with detailed Curriculum Vitae indicating your qualifications, experience, present position, e-mail address and mobile telephone number with copies of your certificates and testimonials on or before 17th July, 2015 to:


The Managing Director,
Kenya Ports Authority,
P.O. Box 95009- 80104,
Mombasa, Kenya.

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