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Kenya Ports Authority (KPA), is a Commercial and Strategic State Corporation mandated to maintain, operate, improve and regulate all sea ports on the Indian Ocean coastline of Kenya, inland waterways and Inland Container Depots.
KPA also has liaison offices in the transit markets of Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi. KPA aspires to position the Port of Mombasa as a competitive regional hub. The Port of Mombasa is the gateway to East and Central Africa and is one of the busiest Ports along the East African coastline.
The Port provides direct connectivity to over 80 Ports worldwide and is linked to a vast hinterland comprising Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Northern Tanzania, Southern Sudan, Somalia and Ethiopia by road. A railway line also runs from the Port to Uganda and Tanzania.
The Authority is seeking to recruit exceptional leaders to fill the below positions:
Port Fire Officer
Reporting to the Head of Marine Operations, the job holder is responsible for overseeing the fire fighting and prevention services in all areas within the authority’s jurisdiction.
- Overseeing training of new recruits and in-serving fire service staff to maintain high standards.
- Ensuring compliance with staff regulations, Harbour Regulations 1970, Circulars and Notices issued from time to time.
- Participating in the preparation of budgetary proposals and controls.
- Coordinating firefighting and prevention activities within the jurisdiction of the Kenya Ports Authority.
- Conducting fire risk assessment, surveys and inspection of premises during construction/alterations, formulate fire plans and advise management on all aspects of fire precautions.
- Ensuring fire safety inspections, issuance of fire permits and guarding of all hot works, explosives, bunkering services and that appropriate charges are raised and secured.
- Ensuring safe working procedures are adhered at all times.
- Ensuring special service calls (assist in pumping out water from sea crafts, rescue operations, provision of water under pressure etc.) are conducted safely, effectively and timely.
- Overseeing fire safety training for employees and port users through fire service drills and use of fire appliances.
- Organizing first aid trainings, examinations, re-examinations, competitions and other related activities for the employees.
- Overseeing the investigation of fire incidents and recommending preventive measures.
- Ensuring effective and timely co-ordination with other fire and rescue emergency responders.
- Be a holder of a Bachelor of Science or its equivalent from a recognized institution
- Possess Advanced Fire Fighting Certificate from a recognized Institution.
- Be a member of the Institute of Fire Engineers (IFE) or any other relevant professional body
- Should be trained in Disaster Management and Emergency Evacuation
- Have sound Knowledge of Directorate of Occupational Safety & Health Services Legislation (DOSHS)
- Have not less than five (5) years’ experience in provision of firefighting and prevention services with at least three (3) years served at a managerial level
Method of Application
Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.
Email or hard copy applications will not be accepted. Only those applications submitted through the e-recruitment portal will be considered. To be considered, your application must be received by not later than 26 February 2019 addressed to:
Executive Selection Division
Deloitte Consulting Limited
Waiyaki Way, Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya
Kenya Ports Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE), and committed to diversity and gender equality. Canvasing will lead to automatic disqualification.