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  • Posted: Jan 25, 2021
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    Recruitment of Commissioner-Customs & Border Control

    Description

    Our client, the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) is the principal revenue collector for the Government of Kenya, with the primary goal of delivering Kenya to financial self-sufficiency through effective tax revenue mobilization.

    KRA is seeking to recruit an exceptional leader who is a discernible change catalyst, with impeccable integrity and the ability to build a culture of ethical, results-oriented, and high performing team to fill the exciting and challenging role of Commissioner - Customs & Border Control.

    Requirements

    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 the environment through the enforcement of prohibitions and restrictions on illegal trade; and
    • Develop and manage departmental work plan and budgets, and oversee the 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 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 the ability to persuade and influence stakeholders

    Benefits

    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.

    Applicants will be required to satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 including A Valid Certificate of Tax Clearance from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), a Valid Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, clearance from the Ethics & Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC), i.e., Certified copy of duly completed First Schedule (S.13) Self Declaration form from EACC, clearance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB), and a report from an approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB).

    For Kenya Revenue Authority internal candidates, any person who has served at the position of Senior Assistant Commissioner or Manager and above, and meets the criteria stipulated above is encouraged to apply.

    If you believe you possess and can clearly demonstrate your ability in the required relevant criteria for any of the above roles, please submit your application, including copies of relevant academic and professional certificates and testimonials, your curriculum vitae, details of the current position, current remuneration, as well as email and telephone contacts of three (3) referees who can speak of your competence, character, and integrity.

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    Recruitment of Commissioner-Investigations and Enforcement

    Description

    Our client, the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) is the principal revenue collector for the Government of Kenya, with the primary goal of delivering Kenya to financial self-sufficiency through effective tax revenue mobilization.

    KRA is seeking to recruit an exceptional leader who is a discernible change catalyst, with impeccable integrity and the ability to build a culture of ethical, results-oriented, and high performing team to fill exciting and challenging role of Commissioner – Investigations, and Enforcement.

    Requirements

    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 legislation;
    • 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 the ability to persuade and influence stakeholders.

    Method of Application

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

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