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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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    Deputy Commissioner (DC) – Trade Facilitation

    DEPARTMENT: Customs & Border Control

    DIVISION: Trade Facilitation




    Commissioner – Customs & Border Control


    Chief Manager – Trade Facilitation (AEO, PAC, Port Charter, ROO)

    Chief Manager - Remissions & Exemptions

    Chief Manager – Bonds Management

    Manager – TPS


    This role is responsible for overseeing the trade facilitation initiatives in compliance with national and international trade treaties and conventions.


    • Managerial /Supervisory responsibilities
    • Overseeing Trade Facilitation programs and initiatives; rules of origin, Authorized Economic Operator (AEO), Trade Facilitation Agreements (TFAs) (WTO, AU), pre- arrival clearance, export management.
    • Oversee management of Remissions and Exemption regimes for the department.
    • Oversee Customs bonds management.
    • Oversee coordination of departmental taxpayer services programmes.
    • Establish and maintain liaison and working relationships with Government Agencies, Departments and other stakeholders to enhance effective Customs operations.
    • Oversee analysis and implementation of legislation and policy guidelines and strategies for smooth running of Customs operations.
    • Day-to-day operations, supervision, management of performance and development of staff in the Division
    • Facilitate implementation of the work plans for the following corporate initiatives in the unit: Division: Audit, Integrity, QMS and Risk Management.
    • Development and management of the Divisional work plan and budget.
    • Drive initiatives to improve ethics, culture and facilitate change management in the division.

    Job Dimensions

    Financial responsibility

    • Development & utilization of Divisional budgets.
    • Collection of Revenue arising at Trade Facilitation Division

    Responsibility of Physical assets

    • Responsible over office assets

    Decision making /Job influence

    • Makes managerial, strategic and financial decisions.
    • Assigns, monitor and evaluates work of Direct reports

    Working Conditions

    • Works predominantly within the office with minimal field visits during engagements with other stakeholders.

    Job Competencies (Knowledge, experience and attributes/skills)

    Academic Qualification:

    • A bachelor’s degree in a business-related field from a recognized institution

    Professional  qualification/membership to professional bodies : 

    • Postgraduate qualifications in Customs Administration and membership to a professional body is an added advantage
    •  Minimum of Ten (10) years’ work experience in trade facilitation within Customs or equivalent environment with at least Five (5) years in a senior management role.

    Functional skills/Behavioural competencies /attributes

    • Strategic agility
    • Excellent leadership and people management skills
    • Good knowledge of Customs Legislation, Regulation  and Procedures
    • Good awareness  of operating environment
    • Results driven and analytical
    • Problem solving
    • Analytical thinking
    • Strong decision-making skills
    • Excellent negotiation and conflict management skills
    • Risk management and analysis
    • Mentoring and coaching
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills

    Method of Application

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