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  • Posted: Apr 20, 2021
    Deadline: May 3, 2021
  • The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) was established by an Act of Parliament, Chapter 469 of the laws of Kenya , which became effective on 1st July 1995 . The Authority is charged with the responsibility of collecting revenue on behalf of the Government of Kenya. A Board of Directors, consisting of both public and private sector experts, makes policy decisio...
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    Chief Manager – Data Governance

    Department: Strategy, Innovation and Risk Management

    Division: Corporate Data Office

    Section / Unit: Data Governance

    Location / Work Station: Headquarters – Times Tower

    Reporting Relationships

    Reports to

    Deputy Commissioner – Corporate Data Office

    Direct Reports

    Manager -Data Quality & Architecture

    Manager - Data Operations Management

    Job Purpose

    This role is responsible for coordinating the development of and ensuring adherence with data governance strategies and policies. This includes deployment of the data governance process from sourcing, development, consumption and storage of data assets across the organization.

    Key Responsibilities/ Duties / Tasks

    Managerial / Supervisory Responsibilities

    • Coordinate the development and implementation of strategies and policies to facilitate corporate data management and utilization in the Authority.
    • Ensure alignment to relevant statutory and legislative frameworks applying to Data governance
    • Support deployment and maintenance of an end to end data lifecycle management approach
    • Facilitate the Identification and acquisition of third party data needed to enhance Data quality.
    • Coordinate the development of enterprise data integration and architecture strategy for the Authority.
    • In liaison with other units, establish standards, practices and procedures to ensure adherence to the Data governance framework.
    • Define and develop data quality metrics, issues or gaps and ensure compliance with required standards or apply appropriate actions.
    • Continuously ensure alignment to technological and environmental changes as well as best practice
    • In liaison with other business units, develop and coordinate data literacy and data culture change programs.
    • Drive initiatives to improve ethics, culture and facilitate change management.

    Operational Responsibilities / Tasks

    • Day-to-day operations, supervision, management of performance and development of staff in the Section
    • Facilitate implementation of the work plans for the following corporate initiatives in the Section: Audit, Integrity, QMS and Risk Management.
    • Development and management of the sectional work plan and budget.
    • Monitor section’s KPI’s
    • Provide strategic direction for the governance of data assets
    • Review and approve data governance policies, frameworks, strategies and standards
    • Monitor the implementation of data governance policies, frameworks, strategies and standards
    • Continuously monitor KRA’s compliance to local and global regulation on data
    • Support the development of data strategies and frameworks

    Job Dimensions:

    Financial Responsibility

    • Development and management of the sectional work plan and budget.

    Decision Making / Job Influence


    • Coordinate the development and implementation of the Corporate Data Strategy
    • Advising on the organization’s compliance to the regulatory compliance on data management


    • Enabling usability and availability of data

    Working Conditions

    • Works predominantly within the office

    Responsibility for Intangible Assets

    • Master Data Management Tool
    • Data Maps
    • Data Dictionaries and Business Glossary
    • External Data
    • Data Frameworks, Policies and Strategies

    Job Competencies (Knowledge, Experience and Attributes / Skills).

    Academic qualifications

    • A university degree in Data Governance, Data Science, Information Management , Computer Science, Information Technology, Statistics, Mathematics or related field from a recognized institution.

    Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies

    • Certified Data Governance Professional, Certified Data Management Professional or other relevant certification.
    • Membership to a relevant Professional Body

    Previous relevant work experience required.

    • Minimum of 7 years work experience in similar role with at least 3 years in management.

    Functional Skills, Behavioral Competencies/Attributes:

    • Strategic agility
    • Excellent leadership and people management skills
    • Technological ability
    • Understanding of master data technology landscape
    • Knowledge of Data Management legislation and practices
    • Change management
    • Ability to identify and deal with operational risks
    • Results driven and analytical skills
    • Strong decision-making skills
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Understanding of tax or customs administration

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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