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  • Posted: Jan 25, 2021
    Deadline: Feb 4, 2021
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  • 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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    Commissioner – Investigations and Enforcement

    Reporting to the Commissioner General, the Commissioner – Investigation and Enforcement will be responsible for enhancing revenue collection through timely tax intelligence, investigations and enforcements services that foster confidence in both the tax system and compliance with the law.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Provide strategic leadership in driving the overall performance, transformation and change agenda in the Investigations and Enforcement Department;
    • Develop and implement strategies and frameworks for revenue assurance and effective tax compliance;
    • Formulate policies and procedures to optimize revenue collection and operational efficiency of the department;
    • Establish systems to identify, investigate, prosecute and deter willful non-compliance, tax fraud and crimes in line with tax legislations;
    • Investigate and identify non-compliant sectors or taxpayers and conduct taxpayer assessments and education; and develop appropriate mitigation strategies for non-compliance;
    • Establish and maintain effective strategic and cross border business partnerships and networks; and
    • Formulate, implement and monitor the department’s budgets, and enhance controls to deter leakages.

    Person Specifications

    • Be a holder of a university Degree in Business Administration, Economics, Law or related field from a recognized institution;
    • A Master’s Degree in the relevant fields, and professional qualification and membership to a professional body shall be an added advantage;
    • Have at least fifteen (15) years’ work experience in fraud investigation, revenue assurance, commercial risk, tax administration or fiscal management with not less than ten (10) years in a senior leadership role, within corporate management operations in a large public or private organization;
    • Have a high understanding of the dynamics of illicit trade and impact on both revenue and trade; 
    • Must have demonstrable knowledge of the National Security management strategies and requirements; and
    • Have strong leadership, team building and communication skills, with ability to persuade and influence stakeholders

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    Chief Manager – Head, BTO

    JOB PURPOSE

    The role is responsible for overseeing business process re-engineering, programs, portfolio, change and projects management in the Department.

    MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Coordinate development and implementation of the departmental Transformation Agenda to ensure business continuity.
    • Review of existing customs systems functionality performance, propose enhancements and fixes where appropriate.
    • Provide technical support and oversight for project implementation at the departmental level.
    • Liaison with the Corporate Change Management Function to facilitate uptake of and public participation in deployment of new systems.
    • Custody of documentation and proper management of records related to transformation at the departmental level.
    • Lead and coordinate innovation activities at the departmental level.
    • 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.
    • Drive initiatives to improve ethics, culture and facilitate change management in the section

     

    JOB SPECIFICATIONS

    Academic qualification:

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

     Professional qualification:

    • Post Graduate Diploma/Certificate in Customs Administration or equivalent 

    Professional experience:

    • Minimum of 10 years work experience in similar role with at least 5 years in management level.

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    Chief Manager - Tax Education

    Main Purpose of the Job

    • The job holder is responsible for accomplishing the set goals within the Division with respect to Taxpayer Education Programmes

    Key Performance areas

    Managerial / Supervisory Responsibilities

    • Supervision of day-to-day operations of Taxpayer Education.
    • Management of Taxpayer Education Section funds, property and affairs.
    • Coordinate training of staff and stakeholders on new tax administration measures.
    • Operational Responsibilities / Tasks
    • Administration, organization and control of the staff of the Division.
    • Maintain contracts for services/goods requiring the same in the Division.
    • Strategic planning and leadership in attainment of the Taxpayer Education strategic goals and objectives.
    • Chair the corporate Taxpayer Education Committee
    • Preparation/Approval of proposals for all the Division’s activities.
    • Respond to correspondences, approvals, comments or guidance on various activities on a day-to-day basis
    • Develop/Implement Taxpayer Education programmes for learning institutions.
    • Develop/Implement stakeholder and sector-based taxpayer education activities.
    • Develop awareness strategies for KRA staff on tax policy, legislative changes and recent reforms undertaken by the Authority.
    • Coordinate development and implementation of KRA Internal Standards and Taxpayers Charter.
    • Ensure that all goods/services sourced by the section are procured in accordance with procurement regulations and that they meet in the required specifications.
    • Develop and implement educational programmes for professional bodies & institutions.
    • Respond to general tax queries from taxpayers and other stakeholders.
    • Develop programmes to educate and keep taxpayers and stakeholders through mass and direct media.
    • Develop and publish clear and explanatory materials to keep taxpayers up-to-date.
    • Coordinate the annual taxpayers’ month activities and steer taxpayers’ week secretariat
    • Sensitize taxpayers on their rights and obligations.
    • Provide continuous feedback to revenue departments regarding recurring problems and recommended solutions.

    Job Dimensions:

    Financial Responsibility:

    • Development of budgets
    • Implements approved budgets
    • Prepares financial and budget reports
    • Responsibility for Physical Assets
    • Responsible for physical assets assigned by the institution.
    • Provides oversight for the physical assets in the department.

    Decision Making:

    • Makes strategic, operational and financial decisions.
    • Assign work to subordinates.
    • Monitor subordinates work performance.
    • Appraise/evaluate subordinates performance.
    • Working Conditions:
    • Works predominantly within the office.

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

    Minimum Academic Requirements

    • A Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Business Management, Commerce Education, Marketing or Communication.

    Membership to professional Association

    • Marketing Society of Kenya (MSK)
    • Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)
    • Public Relations Society of Kenya (PRSK)
    • Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK)

     

    Minimum years of relevant experience.

    • At least 7 years work experience with 5 years in a senior management role.

    Need to know:  

    • Analytical skills
    • Organisational skills
    • Computer proficient
    • Strategic management
    • Excellent editorial skills 

    Attributes:

    • Interpersonal skills
    • Time management
    • Communication skills
    • Team player
    • Leadership skills
    • Networking skills
    • Work under pressure

     Competencies

    • Demonstrated experience in driving education programmes to enhance adoption of products and services.
    • Demonstrable ability to create- and deliver compelling, result oriented and engaging communication presentations that effectively change consumer behaviour and enhance business objectives
    • Content Development – Well skilled with demonstrable experience and leadership proficiency in the development of communication materials or lead others in developing drafts of communication materials.
    • Strong conceptual and research/analytical skills - Has the ability to think strategically and rapidly analyse and integrate diverse information from varied sources into conclusions and recommendations.
    • Communication Strategy, Planning, and Execution - Has moderate experience in and/or demonstrates a working or functional proficiency level sufficient to lead the planning, development, and execution of a communication strategy
    • Intuitive ability to lead and/or follow throughout the organization. A collaborative leader, with ability to work vertically and horizontally to deducted necessary information to drive brand communication
    • Industry awareness- distils, interpret and/or circulate.
    • Highly organized. Creative and critical thinker accompanied by an innate ability to find clarity in ambiguity.
    • Strong oral and written communication skills and capable of interacting with all levels of management.

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    Commissioner of Customs & Border Control

    Reporting to the Commissioner General, the Commissioner - Customs & Border Control will be responsible for setting the overall direction of the department and providing leadership within the context of the Authority’s overall strategic plan.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Provide strategic leadership in driving the overall performance, transformation and change agenda in the Customs & Border Control Department;
    • Develop and implement strategies to effectively mobilise customs revenue due from cross border trading activities and counter tax evasion;
    • Facilitate trade by promoting efficient cross border movement of goods in line with Kenya’s stated international trade goals;
    • Develop and implement effective border control and management strategies to secure cross border trade, and interdict trafficking in illicit and harmful products;
    • Facilitate international trade by ensuring simplified and harmonized customs procedures to expedite clearance of goods;
    • Drive custom’s transactional risk management strategies, and enhance inter-agency collaboration;
    • Protect society and environment through enforcement of prohibitions and restrictions on illegal trade; and
    • Develop and manage departmental work plan and budgets, and oversee collection, collation and compilation of trade statistics on all imports and exports.

    Person Specifications

    • Be a holder of a university Degree in Business Administration, Economics, Law, or related fields, from a recognized institution;
    • A Master’s Degree in related fields, and professional qualification and membership to a professional body shall confer added advantage;
    • Must have at least Fifteen (15) years’ relevant experience in Customs or Security Management Operations, with not less than ten (10) years  in a senior leadership role, within corporate management operations in a large public or private organisation;
    • Possess strong appreciation of customs practice, operations and reform agenda;
    • Have a high understanding of the dynamics of illicit trade and impact on both revenue and trade;
    • Must have demonstrable knowledge of the National Security management strategies and requirements; and
    • Have strong leadership, team building and communication skills, with ability to persuade and influence stakeholders.

    This appointment is on contractual terms for a period of five (5) years renewable for one (1) further term, subject to relevant public service regulations governing staff tenure. Successful applicants will be required to undergo corruption and security background vetting in accordance with KRA and Government procedures. 

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    Supervisor – Planning & Reports

    Job Purpose

    • This role is responsible for supervising and coordinating activities of the Operational Reports.

    Key Responsibilities/ Duties / Tasks

    1. Managerial / Supervisory Responsibilities
    • Collate and disseminate information through reports
    • Coordinate and monitor strategic operational plans
    • produce high quality enforcement progress reports as per requirements with input from the field operations and case management and Program Managers.
    • Provide high quality editing and formatting for all documents
    • Support staff in organizing and managing operations, workshops and field visits as required
    • Provide through progress reporting continuous analysis of the achievements, facilitate project review, evaluation and audits
    • Ensure all staff are fully trained on reporting requirements before placement
    • Assist in coordinating the plans and frameworks for internal researches and surveys on behalf of the unit

     

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

    Academic qualifications

    • A relevant university degree in business-related field from a recognized institution.

    Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies

    • Tax Administration, Customs Law

    Previous relevant work experience required.

    • Minimum of 3 years work experience in similar role.

    Functional Skills, Behavioral Competencies/Attributes:

    • Technological ability
    • Detail oriented and analytical
    • Data protection
    • Good planning and organizational skills
    • People management skills
    • Good oral and written communication
    • Tax business understanding

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    Supervisor – Administration & Logistics

    Job Purpose

    • This role is responsible for overseeing administrative matters and managing all office procedures.

    Key Responsibilities/ Duties / Tasks

    1. Managerial / Supervisory Responsibilities
    • Oversee the execution of the administrative related activities.
    • Coordinate and maintain records for the department.
    • Arranges for the repair and maintenance of office equipment.
    • Assist in dissemination, implementation and maintenance of policies, procedures and work plans for the section.
    • Coordinate Authority’s activities i.e. meetings, workshops.
    • Participate in budget preparation.
    • Prepare responses to correspondence containing routine inquiries e.g. audit queries, integrity issues.
    • Coordinate and supervise the preparation, monitoring and evaluation of the performance contracts.
    • Ensure compliance with relevant legislation.
    • Interact with clients, vendors and visitors.

     

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

    Academic qualifications

    •  A degree in Sociology, Administration or related field from a recognized institution.

     

    Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies

    • Logistics

    Previous relevant work experience required.

    •  At least three (3) years’ in a Similar role

    Functional Skills, Behavioral Competencies/Attributes:

    • Technological ability
    • Detail oriented and analytical
    • Good planning and organizational skills
    • People management skills
    • Good oral and written communication

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    Supervisor - System Audits & Business Support

    Job Purpose

    • This role is responsible for analyzing and preparation of revenue reports for decision making process in the Division. 

    Key Responsibilities/ Duties / Tasks

    1. Managerial / Supervisory Responsibilities

    • Lead, guide and coach staff in the Team (Team lead)

    2. Operational Responsibilities / Tasks

    • Conducting trend analysis of key risk indicators in the department and evaluating action taken on the risk indicators reported
    • Distribution of Targets to Sector for performance Management.
    • Receive and collate data and information from Sectors for preparation of management reports.
    • Preparation of DTD daily, monthly and annual revenue performance reports for the Division.
    • Inspecting, analyzing and verifying taxpayer electronic data/records using acceptable computer-aided audit techniques and tax procedures and existing Computer-Aided auditing manual.
    • Briefing the Assistant Manager on daily revenue and REI performance in the Division.
    • Preparations of REI reports for divisional meetings.
    • Revenue analysis and forecasting for the Division.
    • Follow up and compilation of feedback on revenue datasets received in the division

     

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

    Academic qualifications

    • A university degree from a recognized University in any Business-related field
    • Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies
    • Tax Administration /Tax Training
    • Previous relevant work experience required.
    • Minimum of 3 year’s work experience in similar role. 

    Functional Skills, Behavioral Competencies/Attributes:

    • Communication skills
    • Analytical skills
    • Presentation skills

     

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    Assistant Manager – DTD Registry

    Job Purpose

    • This role mainly entails general management/administration of DTD Registry.

    Key Responsibilities/ Duties / Tasks

    1. Managerial / Supervisory Responsibilities
    • Developing, maintaining, verifying and evaluating existing systems
    • Dealing with enquiries and requests for information from both internal and external clients
    • Ensuring that financial, legal or administrative requirements and regulations are complied with.
    • Ensuring that data is protected
    • Classifying and indexing records.
    • Destroying or archiving finished data/records.
    • Ensure easy access to records
    • Providing training to staff who require access or have responsibility for maintaining records.
    • Any other duty that may be assigned.

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

    Academic qualifications

    • A degree in Records Management from a recognized institution
    • Previous relevant work experience required.
    • Minimum of four (4) years’ work experience of which one (1) should be at Supervisory in similar role.

    Functional Skills, Behavioral Competencies/Attributes:

    • Technological ability
    • Detail oriented and analytical
    • Data protection
    • Good planning and organizational skills
    • People management skills
    • Good oral and written communication

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    Assistant Manager – Support Services Coordination & Administration

    Job Purpose

    • This role is responsible for overseeing administrative matters of the unit and managing all office procedures.

    Key Responsibilities/ Duties / Tasks

    1. Managerial / Supervisory Responsibilities
    • Prepare Department main Board and Committees reports for approval by the HOD to facilitate decision-making.
    • Prepare and submit quarterly reports to ensure that we keep up with the corporate performance expectations
    • Prepare regional work plan and coordinate preparation of regional performance monthly reports to gauge regional performance and hence facilitate in decision making.
    • Prepare departmental performance contract and ensure cascading to divisions to ensure that staff have aligned their goals to the Corporate goal.
    • Coordinate update of internal standards and operational manuals to ensure there is work process implemented.
    • Day-to-day operations and supervision of staff in the unit
    • Facilitate implementation of the work plans for the following corporate initiatives in the unit: Audit, Integrity, QMS and Risk Management.
    • Facilitate initiatives to improve ethics, culture and facilitate change management in the unit.

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

    Academic qualifications

    • A university degree from a recognized University in any Business-related field 

    Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies

    • Tax Administration, Customs Law

    Previous relevant work experience required.

    • Minimum of four (4) years’ work experience in which one (1) year should be at Supervisory level in a similar role.

    Functional Skills, Behavioral Competencies/Attributes:

    • Technological ability
    • Detail oriented and analytical
    • Data protection
    • Good planning and organizational skills
    • People management skills
    • Good oral and written communication
    • Tax business understanding

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    Assistant Manager – Business Planning & Strategic Reporting

    Job Purpose

    • This role is responsible for managing, supervising and coordinating activities of the Operational Reports.

    Key Responsibilities/ Duties / Tasks

    1. Managerial / Supervisory Responsibilities
    • Collate and disseminate information through reports
    • Coordinate and monitor strategic operational plans
    • produce high quality enforcement progress reports as per requirements with input from the field operations and case management and Program Managers.
    • Provide high quality editing and formatting for all documents
    • Support staff in organizing and managing operations, workshops and field visits as required
    • Provide through progress reporting continuous analysis of the achievements, facilitate project review, evaluation and audits
    • Ensure all staff are fully trained on reporting requirements before placement
    • Assist in coordinating the plans and frameworks for internal researches and surveys on behalf of the unit
    •  

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

    Academic qualifications

    •  A relevant university degree in business-related field from a recognized institution.

    Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies

    • Tax Administration, Customs Law
    • Previous relevant work experience required.
    • Minimum of four (4) years’ work experience in which one (1) should be at Supervisory level in similar role. 

    Functional Skills, Behavioral Competencies/Attributes:

    • Technological ability
    • Detail oriented and analytical
    • Data protection
    • Good planning and organizational skills
    • People management skills
    • Good oral and written communication
    • Tax business understanding 

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    Manager - DTD Operations

    Job Purpose

    • This role is responsible for provision of efficient administration of services, formulating policies and strategies in the department.

    Key Responsibilities/ Duties / Tasks

    1. Managerial / Supervisory Responsibilities
    • Providing leadership & direction on technical and administrative matters.
    • Coordinating and ensuring harmony in the implementation of strategies, policies and procedures
    • Ensuring efficient and effective management of resources
    • Overseeing the implementation, maintenance and operation of business support systems
    • Developing, organizing and controlling an effective system to safeguard the Authority’s
    • interests, premises, personnel and property
    • Ensuring all audit recommendations are implemented by the stations
    • Ensuring that KRA internal standards are maintained.
    • Ensuring effective organization of events
    • Day-to-day operations, supervision, management of performance and development of staff in the unit
    • Facilitate implementation of the work plans for the following corporate initiatives in the unit: Audit, Integrity, QMS and Risk Management.
    • Drive initiatives to improve ethics, culture and facilitate change management in the unit

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

    Academic qualifications

    • A university degree from a recognized University in any Business-related field

    Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies

    • Project Management

    Previous relevant work experience required.

    • Minimum five (5) years progressive work experience and two (2) years at entry level management in a relevant role.

    Functional Skills, Behavioral Competencies/Attributes:

    • People management skills
    • Technological ability
    • Good decision making capabilities
    • Good planning and organizational skills
    • Resilient, focused and results-oriented
    • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills
    • Good negotiation and interpersonal skills
    • Good time-management, problem-solving and multitasking abilities
    • Tax business understanding

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    Officer – System Audits & Business Support

    Job Purpose

    • This role is responsible for data extraction, analysis, and interpretation for decision making.

    Key Responsibilities/ Duties / Tasks

    • Operational Responsibilities / Tasks
    • Perform extraction of identified data for compliance purposes
    • Design and automate data extraction process
    • Reviewing and analyzing data as per user requirements
    • Analyzing feedback relating to different data sets and initiatives in the department
    • Preparing appropriate reports for submission to relevant units/sections for decision making.

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

    Academic qualifications

    • A university degree from a recognized University in any Business-related field
    • Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies
    • Tax Administration /Tax Training

    Previous relevant work experience required.

    • At least one (1) year working experience in the relevant field 

    Functional Skills, Behavioral Competencies/Attributes:

    • Communication skills
    • Analytical skills
    • Presentation skills

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    Supervisor – Administration & Logistics

    Job Purpose

    • This role is responsible for overseeing administrative matters and managing all office procedures.

    Key Responsibilities/ Duties / Tasks

    1. Managerial / Supervisory Responsibilities
    • Oversee the execution of the administrative related activities.
    • Coordinate and maintain records for the department.
    • Arranges for the repair and maintenance of office equipment.
    • Assist in dissemination, implementation and maintenance of policies, procedures and work plans for the section.
    • Coordinate Authority’s activities i.e. meetings, workshops.
    • Participate in budget preparation.
    • Prepare responses to correspondence containing routine inquiries e.g. audit queries, integrity issues.
    • Coordinate and supervise the preparation, monitoring and evaluation of the performance contracts.
    • Ensure compliance with relevant legislation.
    • Interact with clients, vendors and visitors.

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

    Academic qualifications

    •  A degree in Sociology, Administration or related field from a recognized institution.

    Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies

    • Logistics

    Previous relevant work experience required.

    •  At least three (3) years’ in a Similar role

    Functional Skills, Behavioral Competencies/Attributes:

    • Technological ability
    • Detail oriented and analytical
    • Good planning and organizational skills
    • People management skills
    • Good oral and written communication

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    Supervisor – Planning & Reports

    Job Purpose

    • This role is responsible for supervising and coordinating activities of the Operational Reports.

    Key Responsibilities/ Duties / Tasks

    1. Managerial / Supervisory Responsibilities
    • Collate and disseminate information through reports
    • Coordinate and monitor strategic operational plans
    • produce high quality enforcement progress reports as per requirements with input from the field operations and case management and Program Managers.
    • Provide high quality editing and formatting for all documents
    • Support staff in organizing and managing operations, workshops and field visits as required
    • Provide through progress reporting continuous analysis of the achievements, facilitate project review, evaluation and audits
    • Ensure all staff are fully trained on reporting requirements before placement
    • Assist in coordinating the plans and frameworks for internal researches and surveys on behalf of the unit

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

    Academic qualifications

    • A relevant university degree in business-related field from a recognized institution.

    Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies

    • Tax Administration, Customs Law

    Previous relevant work experience required.

    • Minimum of 3 years work experience in similar role.

    Functional Skills, Behavioral Competencies/Attributes:

    • Technological ability
    • Detail oriented and analytical
    • Data protection
    • Good planning and organizational skills
    • People management skills
    • Good oral and written communication
    • Tax business understanding

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    Supervisor – DTD Registry

    Job Purpose

    • This role mainly entails general management/administration of DTD Registry.

    Key Responsibilities/ Duties / Tasks

    Managerial / Supervisory Responsibilities

    • Developing, maintaining, verifying and evaluating existing systems
    • Dealing with enquiries and requests for information from both internal and external clients
    • Ensuring that financial, legal or administrative requirements and regulations are complied with.
    • Ensuring that data is protected
    • Classifying and indexing records.
    • Destroying or archiving finished data/records.
    • Ensure easy access to records
    • Providing training to staff who require access or have responsibility for maintaining records.
    • Any other duty that may be assigned.

     

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

    Academic qualifications

    • A degree in Records Management from a recognized institution

    Previous relevant work experience required.

    • Minimum of 3 years work experience in similar role.

    Functional Skills, Behavioral Competencies/Attributes:

    • Technological ability
    • Detail oriented and analytical
    • Data protection
    • Good planning and organizational skills
    • People management skills
    • Good oral and written communication

    Method of Application

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

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