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  • Coxswain at Kenya Ferry Services

  • Posted on: 6 December, 2018 Deadline: 14 December, 2018
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  • Kenya Ferry Services is a State Corporation, established under the Companies Act (CAP 486) of the Laws of Kenya and operating under the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, mandated with the operation of ferries in the Country.

    The Company’s headquarters are set along the expansive shores of the beautiful and splendid Indian Ocean overlooking the magnificent view of the channel at Peleleza, Likoni – Mombasa.



    Grade VI- Post Ref:1000-15/17 2018

    Job Summary

    Reporting to the Senior Operations Officer (Coxswain), the Coxswain will be responsible for navigating the ferry across the Likoni channel in order to meet customers’ requirements ie ferrying passengers, vehicles and goods across the channel in a scheduled time.


    • Ascertain ability and soundness of the ferry through pre-sea checks;
    • Steer the vessel during un-berthing or mooring;
    • Pilot or navigate the ferry safely and efficiently across the channel and ensuring safety of passengers, crews, vehicles, bikes, handcarts, goods and equipment;
    • Log departure and arrivals of ferry journeys and incidents;
    • Communicate and respond to calls from Kenya Port Authority control tower among other stations, on the movement of inbound and out bound vessels;
    • Provide directions and instructions during emergencies; and
    • Disseminate relevant safety information, instructions and guidance to ferry users onboard through the Public Address System.


    • A minimum of Diploma in Social Science/ Management or related field from a recognized institution.
    • Coxswains Certificate of Competency;
    • Standard Training for Certification and Watch keeping (STCW);
    • Seafarers (ITF)
    • 3 years’ relevant working experience in marine transport industry.
    • Demonstrable experience in technical skills, ability to write, analyze and communicate technical reports.

    Method of Application

    Applications, accompanied by a detailed CV containing academic qualifications, professional qualifications, work experience, current and expected remuneration, email addresses, day telephone contacts as well as copies of relevant certificates, testimonials, national identification card, are invited from persons qualified for the positions described above. The applicants should also provide names, telephone numbers and contact addresses of at least three professional referees who are knowledgeable about their competence and area of specialization.

    Applications by qualified and suitable applicants for the position should be sent to the undersigned to be received on or before 14th December, 2018

    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.

    Kenya Ferry Services is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and gender equity within the organization. Applicants comprising persons living with disabilities (PWDs), those from marginalized areas and women are encouraged to apply.

    Terms of Service and Remuneration

    All the above positions are challenging and offer attractive and competitive remuneration packages which include basic salary, house allowance, medical cover, leave travel allowance and other benefits in accordance with the Kenya Government Public Service guidelines.

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