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20 Government Jobs in Kenya - Kenya Ferry Services

Apprenticeship Opportunities
Kenya Ferry Services Limited is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure mandated with the operations of ferries in the Country. 

Our headquarters in Peleleza are set along the expansive shores of the beautiful and splendid Indian Ocean overlooking the magnificent view of Likoni channel.

It’s dynamism in managerial and maritime leadership has seen the Company increase it’s efficiency in service delivery in ferrying over 300,000 pedestrians and over 5,000 vehicles daily. 

In order to actuate its vision of being a ferry service of choice and to be an active player in realization of Vision 2030, we are seeking to mentor eighteen (18) Coxswain / Operations Assistants Apprentices by providing them with opportunities for career growth in line with Government Policy;

Coxswain / Operations Assistants Apprentices

Ref: KFS/HR/REC9 (2015)

18 Posts
Apprenticeship Summary
The aim of the program is to develop and advance skill levels in the workforce, and therefore, provide the youth with opportunities for an eighteen (18) months on-the-job training.
The Training Program
The successful applicants will;
  • Be trained for a period of six (6) months.
  • Undergo practical training for eighteen (18) months.
  • Upon completion of the two (2) years training, the apprentices will be evaluated for suitability of employment and subject to availability of vacancies; they will be absorbed into the service of the Company.
  • Must possess Diploma or Bachelors degree in a technical area of specialization such as Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, Operations Science/ Management, Transport and Logistics, Marine Transport or equivalent from a recognized university.
  • Must be a Kenyan citizen aged 25 years and below.
  • Must have graduated from institutions of higher learning in the last two (2) years.
Personal Attributes & Competence
  • Team player.
  • Result oriented.
  • Good communication and planning skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Objectivity.
  • Enthusiastic.
  • Ready to learn.
  • Focused and organized.

Internal Audit Section
Internal Audit Assistant

Grade FU1 

Ref: KFS/HR/REC8 (2015)

1 Post
Key Duties
  • Implement and evaluate Internal Control Frame work as well as managing & profiling organization risk factors, fraud and malpractices.
  • Continuous Systems Audit and Quality Assurance reviews of both financial and non-financial transactions /procedures.
  • Review and appraise the economy, efficiency and effectiveness with which the company’s resources are employed.
  • Monitor and review all the Company’s plans, contracts and services to ensure the procedures are in compliance with approved guidelines.
  • Conducting follow up audit to evaluate the progress and effectiveness of action taken to implement approved audit recommendations.
  • Reporting on quality management system performance and seeking ways for improvement.
  • Ensure the needed processes on Quality management are established, implemented, maintained and improved.
  • Preparing timely and accurate reports.
Qualifications & Experience
  • Must possess CPA II or its equivalent.
  • Must have 3 years’ experience in similar or comparable position.
  • Computer Literacy is a must for this position.
  • CISA or CIA certificate will be an added advantage.
Personality Traits
  • High levels of integrity.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Team player.
  • Focused and organized.
  • Excellent analytical skills.

Senior Internal Auditor

Grade FM IV

Ref: KFS/HR/REC7 (2015)

1 Post
Job Summary: Reporting to the Principal Internal Auditor, the Senior Internal Auditor will ensure that the duties and responsibilities of internal audit function are carried out professionally.
Key Duties
  • Participate in the development and implementation of internal audit work plans.
  • Assisting the principal internal auditor in giving secretariat services to the Risk and Audit Committee of the Board.
  • Preparing audit programmes for review and approval by the principal internal auditor.
  • Ensuring that audits are carried as per the professional guidelines audit manual, charter and other relevant guidelines.
  • Working closely with all other staff in the internal audit to ensure that the evidence that is gathered during audit and review activities is up to the required professional standards and guidelines.
  • Arranging working papers in line with the applicable professional guidelines.
  • Working with the risk management committee to ensure the company has developed systems and controls that can ensure there is an effective and efficient risk management process.
  • Preparing reports for the review by principal internal auditor. (Following audit tasks and activities as applicable)
  • Co – coordinating of management actions and responses in respect to findings and observations raised by both the internal and external auditors.
  • Giving consultancy and advisory services to the risk and audit committee, management and other employees in line with the relevant guidelines.
  • Assist in training and developing internal audit staff to ensure internal audit duties and responsibilities are effectively and efficiently discharged.
  • Supervision of the staff in the internal audit section.
  • Any other duty as may be assigned by the Principal Internal Auditor or any other person placed in authority.
Qualifications & Experience
  • Must possess Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting /Finance option) or equivalent from a recognized university.
  • Professional accounting qualifications of CPA (K) or ACCA (Final) or equivalent.
  • CISA OR CIA certificate will be an added advantage.
  • Must have at least 3 years working experience in a similar or comparable position.
  • Must be a member of good standing in ICPAK.
  • Computer literacy is a must for this position.
  • Must have practical knowledge and understanding of public sector financial management, regulations and practices.
  • Must have experience or adequate knowledge in evaluating systems, controls and giving appropriate recommendations where necessary.
  • Must have experience or adequate knowledge in risk management and governance processes.
Personal Attributes & Competence
  • Team player.
  • Result oriented.
  • Good communication, negotiation and planning skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Objectivity.
How to Apply
Applications accompanied by a detailed CV containing academic qualifications, professional experience, current remuneration, e-mail addresses, day telephone contacts as well as copies of relevant certificates, testimonials and national identification card are invited from persons qualified for the position described above. 

The applicants should also provide names, telephone numbers and contact addresses of at least three referees who are knowledgeable about their competence and area of specialization. 

The applicants should request their referees to submit their references directly to the undersigned.

Applications and referees’ confidential reports on the applicant’s suitability for the position should be sent to the undersigned to be received on or before 2nd December, 2015.

The Managing Director,
Kenya Ferry Services Limited,
Headquarters Office,
Gaza Road, Off Mwinyi Babu Road - Peleleza
P.O. Box 96242 - 80110,

The reference number and title of the position applied for MUST be clearly indicated on the ENVELOPE.

Persons living with disabilities (PWDs), those from marginalized areas and women are encouraged to apply.

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

 The above positions are challenging and offer attractive remuneration packages.
Selection Communique: Applicants, who shall not have received our response by 27th May, 2016 should consider themselves unsuccessful.

“Kenya Ferry Services Limited is an Equal Opportunity Employer.”

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