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  • Posted: Apr 20, 2021
    Deadline: May 3, 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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    Chief Manager - Education Policy & Compliance

    Relationships

    Reports to:         Deputy Commissioner, Ethics & Integrity

    Direct reports:   Manager, Corruption Risk Assessment & System Reviews

                                 Manager, Ethics Policy Analysis & Compliance Monitoring

                                 Manager, Ethics Education & Awareness

    Job Purpose

    This role is responsible for carrying out education, training, sensitization and awareness on corruption, integrity and ethical issues; Interpretation of the Anti-Corruption Legal Framework and Domestication in KRA, analysis of impacts of anti-corruption policies and strategies to KRA staff, stakeholders and the general public and; ensuring adherence by the Authority and staff to the anti- corruption legal framework, KRA policies, rules and regulations as well as carrying out corruption prevention functions.

    Responsibilities

    • Development and Enforcement of the KRA integrity policies to enhance compliance with professional and ethical standards in the Authority
    • Development and implementation of corruption prevention plans for departmental and regional Corruption Prevention Committees (CPCs).
    • Providing regular reporting on compliance of KRA integrity programs; Coordinate quarterly Apex CPC, departmental and regional CPCs and monthly departmental and regional Integrity Assurance Officers (IAOs) committees
    • Coordinating corruption perception surveys and the annual corruption risk assessment and provide statistics to guide decision-making processes
    • Coordinating implementation of the national values, cohesion and integration in the Authority.
    • Develop effective education & sensitization programs on corruption, integrity and ethical issues to KRA staff, stakeholders and the general public to ensure all staff and the Authority comply with internal & external requirements.
    • Capacity building for CPC and IAO programs and monitor and evaluate Education and Awareness programs by analyzing the impact of Anti-corruption policies and strategies in KRA
    • Coordinate, monitor and evaluate system reviews on policies, procedures and practices
    • Benchmarking and partnership on systems review practices
    • Day-to-day operations, supervision, management of performance and development of staff in the Division
    • Facilitate implementation of the work plans for the Internal audit, Integrity programs, Quality Management Systems (QMS) and Risk Management.
    • Oversee regular and timely performance reporting as well as the development of
    • Division’s business plan in alignment with the KRA’s corporate plan.

    Skills and Competencies

    Skills required:  

    • Bachelor’s degree in Economics/ Statistics/ Business management/Public Policy/Tax Policy/ Law or related degree from a recognized university.
    • Master’s degree in the related field is an added advantage. 

    Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies

    • Trained on Integrity Assurance Officers course.

    Minimum years of experience

    At least Seven (7) years’ experience of which 3 years should be at Managerial level on integrity programme.

    Competencies:

    • Excellent decision-making capabilities
    • Honesty and Integrity of Character
    • Excellent planning & organizational skills
    • Resilient, focused and results oriented
    • Excellent oral and written communication,
    • Public speaking and presentation skills
    • Motivated, dynamic & dedicated team player
    • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships
    • Taxation of New Emerging Businesses and Digital Economy

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    Chief Manager - Intelligence Exchange & Stakeholder Engagement

    Department: Intelligence & Strategic Operations

    Division: Intelligence Management

    Section / Unit: Intelligence Exchange & Stakeholders Engagement

    Location / Work Station: Times Tower

    Reporting Relationships

    Reports to

    Deputy Commissioner – Intelligence Management

    Direct Reports

    Manager – Intelligence Exchange & Stakeholder engagement (1)

    Manager- Intelligence Feedback Management (1)

    Job Purpose

    This role is responsible for overseeing intelligence exchange, and feedback management on intelligence disseminated. The role is also responsible for coordinating the development and implementation of frameworks and strategies for stakeholder engagement and combating illicit trade in line with the Authority's vision, goals and direction.

    Key Responsibilities/ Duties / Tasks

    Managerial / Supervisory Responsibilities

    • Oversee development and implementation of effective frameworks for intelligence exchange, stakeholder engagement and feedback management in identification of risk factors.
    • Develop and implement policies and procedures to facilitate the process of intelligence exchange, stakeholder engagement, combating illicit trade and feedback management.
    • Co-ordinate development of strategies, objectives and implementation of work plans for intelligence exchange, stakeholder engagement, combating illicit trade and feedback management.
    • Co-ordinate the implementation of stakeholder engagement programs and initiatives to facilitate intelligence gathering.
    • Develop and maintain strong relationships to enhance intelligence exchange and coordinate processing of all information requests with internal and external stakeholders.
    • Guiding the process of identifying training needs, training partners and recommending officers for training in the relevant courses.
    • Ensuring appropriate resources; financial, technical and human, are deployed and efficiently utilized.
    • Setting and reviewing performance targets on a regular basis and provide support in achieving the targets. 
    • Other roles as may be tasked by the Deputy Commissioner, Intelligence Management division.

    Operational Responsibilities / Tasks

    • Day-to-day operations, supervision, management of performance and development of staff in the section.
    • Co-ordinate analysis of stakeholder engagement intelligence briefs and summaries for forwarding for Analysis & Production and (or) Intelligence collection.
    • Ensure quality of the intelligence output and disseminate appropriately for action or information
    • Facilitate implementation of the work plans for corporate initiatives in the section including: Audit, Integrity, QMS and Risk Management.
    • Oversee implementation of the section’s work plan and budget.
    • Promote initiatives to improve ethics, culture and facilitate change management in the section.
    • Co-ordinate management reporting

    Job Dimensions

    Financial Responsibility

    N/A

    Responsibility for Physical Assets

    • Computer & Ipad  

    Decision Making / Job Influence

    • Strategic & operational decisions in intelligence exchange, feedback management, stakeholder engagement and combating illicit trade.

    Working Conditions

    • Office & Field setting

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

    Academic qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Law, Public Administration, Management, International Relations, Economics, Business, Finance or related disciplines. Master’s degree in relevant fields is an added advantage.
    • Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies
    • Possession of relevant professional qualification(s) is an added advantage

    Previous relevant work experience required.

    • At least 7 years’ progressive work experience in the areas of business, taxation, risk management or intelligence management with not less than 3 years in a management role. Experience in a Financial sector will provide an added advantage.

     Functional Skills, Behavioral Competencies/Attributes:

    • Excellent leadership skills.
    • Emotional skills and intelligence.
    • Possess good organization and planning skills.
    • Focused and result oriented individual.
    • Excellent communication skills.
    • Demonstrated high level of integrity
    • Demonstrate strong intelligence management acumen
    • Able to develop and maintain strong working relationships with multi-agency stakeholders.

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    Deputy Commissioner - Investigations

    Department:INVESTIGATION AND ENFORCEMENT

    Division: INVESTIGATIONS

    Location / Work Station:NAIROBI 

    Reporting Relationships

    Reports to

    COMMISSIONER – INVESTIGATION AND ENFORCEMENT

    Direct Reports

    CHIEF MANAGER –INVESTIGATIONS (FOUR)

    Job Purpose

    This role is responsible for overseeing investigations to detect, deter and disrupt customs and tax evasion and financial fraud to enhance tax compliance.

    Key Responsibilities/ Duties / Tasks

    Managerial / Supervisory Responsibilities

    • Oversee the formulation of Strategies, Policies and Procedures to assist in detecting, deterring and preventing tax crime.
    • Provide a technical guidance on the complex customs and tax investigations  
    • Develop the divisions annual work plan in line with the performance contracting for monitoring, evaluation and staff appraisal.
    • Advice the Commissioner on technical matters relating to Customs and Tax investigations.
    • Ensuring that employees in the Division demonstrate professionalism, transparency, and accountability in performing their duties and that they show courtesy, integrity and neutrality in provision of service.
    • Development and management of the Division’s work plan.

     Operational Responsibilities / Tasks

    • Building a mutual beneficial partnership with other stakeholders on matters relating to customs and tax investigations.
    • Supervision of day-to-day operations and management of performance in the Division.
    • Facilitate implementation of the work plans for the following corporate initiatives in the Division: Audit, Integrity, QMS and Risk Management.
    • Drive initiatives to improve Ethics, Culture and facilitate Change Management in the division.

    Job Dimensions:

    Financial Responsibility

    • Responsible for Divisional budget

    Responsibility for Physical Assets

    • Responsible for office assets

    Decision Making / Job Influence

    Strategic, Managerial and Operational Decisions

    Working Conditions

    • Works predominantly within the office as well as in the field during engagements with other stakeholders and investigations.

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

    • A University Degree in Law, Business Administration, Economics or related field from a recognized institution

    Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies

    • Relevant professional qualifications and membership to professional bodies is an added advantage

    Previous relevant work experience required.

    Minimum of Ten (10) years work experience in a similar role with at least Five (5) years in a senior management role.

    Functional Skills, Behavioral Competencies/Attributes:

    • Strategic agility
    • Excellent leadership and people management skills
    • Good knowledge of Tax 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

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    Deputy Commissioner- Litigation

    Department: Legal Services & Board Coordination

    Division: Litigation Services

    Location / Work Station: Ushuru Pension Towers

    Reporting Relationships

    Reports to

    Commissioner Legal Services & Board Coordination.

    Direct Reports

    Chief Manager- Litigation (Five (5))

    Job Purpose

    Oversees the functions and operations of the Litigation Services Division, providing and guiding all the legal advice on matters affecting the Authority, preparation of legal documents, vetting of fiscal budget proposals, provision of litigation services.

    Key Responsibilities/ Duties / Tasks

    Managerial / Supervisory Responsibilities

    • Guide formulation and oversee implementation of strategies for the Division.
    • Lead pre-litigation processes between KRA and other parties and render advice
    • Lead and manage the Litigation function.
    • Review and advise management on legal implications of internal policies and procedures.
    • Advise on initiation of suits and protect the Authority.
    • Monitor compliance with agreed systems and procedures to enhance efficient and effective prevention and execution of business risks.
    • Interpret relevant legislation and advise management and relevant Departments on changes in Law.
    • Provide guidance in research and review of legislation that impact on KRA and recommend any necessary amendments.
    • Overseeing regular and timely performance reporting as well as the development of
    • division’s business plan in alignment with KRA’s corporate plan
    • 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 Division; Audit, Integrity, QMS and Risk Management.
    • Collaborate and manage stakeholder engagements (external counsel, judiciary, AG etc)

    Operational Responsibilities / Tasks

    • Development and management of the divisional work plan and budget.
    • Drive initiatives to improve ethics, culture and facilitate change management in the division
    • Ensure adherence to institutional leave policy within the Division.

    Job Dimensions:

    Financial Responsibility

    • Responsible for Division budget

    Responsibility for Physical Assets

    • Responsible for office assets assigned by the Authority.

    Decision Making / Job Influence

    • Strategic, Managerial and Operational

    Working Conditions

    • Works predominantly within the office with limited field visits during engagements with other stakeholders and court attendance.

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

    Academic qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Law (LLB).
    • A Post graduate diploma in Law.
    • Advocate of the High Court of Kenya.
    • Possess a valid Practicing Certificate (LSK).
    • Leadership, Management and Governance courses.
    • Master’s degree in a relevant discipline will be an added advantage.

    Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies

    • Post Graduate Diploma in Law
    • Advocate of the High Court of Kenya
    • Possess a valid Practicing Certificate (LSK) 

    Previous relevant work experience required.

    • Minimum Ten (10) years’ post admission work experience in similar role i.e. Commercial Law and Litigation Practice with at least Five (5) in management in a comparable organization.

     

    Functional Skills, Behavioral Competencies/Attributes:

    • Excellent leadership and people management skills
    • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships.
    • Motivates, dynamic and dedicated team player.
    • Trial advocacy skills
    • Resilient, focused and results oriented.
    • Tax business understanding
    • Tax policy and governance
    • Ability to identify and deal with operational risk
    • Results driven and analytical
    • Strong decision-making skills
    • Excellent negotiation and conflict management skills
    • Risk management and analysis
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills

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    Deputy Commissioner – Policy and Tax Advisory

    Reports to

    Commissioner Domestic Taxes

    Direct Reports

    Chief Manager Quality Assurance

    Chief Manager Legal & Budgetary Support

    Chief Manager Technical Support

    Chief Manager Disputes Management Support

    Chief Manager Sector Management

    Job Purpose

    Administer the relevant Tax Acts for assessment & exemptions procedures. Assist the Commissioner in management of the Department at the national level and through policy units at the Division or TSO level and ensure efficient and effective management of resources of the division.

    Key Responsibilities/ Duties / Tasks

    Managerial / Supervisory Responsibilities

    • Develop strategies for achievement of the divisional objectives and goals
    • Ensure effective and efficient management of the Tax Policy and Advisory Division.
    • Coordinate, review and formulate Departmental policies and procedures so as to achieve efficient and effective delivery of the departmental mandate.
    • Identify and requisition for the resources required for the effective performance of the mandate of the Division.
    • Develop criteria and guidelines for the performance of DTD operations.
    • Ensure consistent interpretation and uniform application of the relevant tax laws.
    • Advice the Commissioner on technical matters relating to the operations of the department.
    • Coordinate/review existing tax legislation and make recommendations for amendments.
    • Coordinate sector knowledge groups so as to develop consistent application of laws, procedures and revenue mobilisation strategies across Divisions/TSO’s.
    • Submit regular reports to the Commissioner.

    Operational Responsibilities / Tasks

    • Process and validate public education messages in relation to compliance with tax laws and procedures. 

    Job Dimensions:

    Financial Responsibility

    • Decisions have implications on revenue

    Responsibility for Physical Assets

    •  Responsible over physical assets assigned by the Authority.

    Decision Making / Job Influence

    Strategic & managerial decisions

    Working Conditions

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

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

    Academic qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Law, Economics or related field from a recognized institution.
    • Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies
    • Post Graduate Diploma in Revenue Administration  and membership to a professional body is an added advantage.

    Previous relevant work experience required.

    • Minimum of Ten (10) years work experience in a similar role with at least Five (5) years in a senior management role.

    Functional Skills, Behavioral Competencies/Attributes:

    • Strategic agility
    • Excellent leadership and people management skills
    • Good knowledge of Tax 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

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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

    Strategic

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

    Operations

    • 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

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    Deputy Commissioner – Corporate Data Office

    Department: Strategy, Innovation and Risk Management

    Division: Corporate Data Office

    Location / Work Station:Headquarters – Times Tower

    Reporting Relationships

    Reports to

    Commissioner – Strategy, Innovation and Risk Management

    Direct Reports

    Chief Manager – Data Governance

    Chief Manager – Business Intelligence

    Job Purpose

    This role is responsible for developing, governing and managing data in order to ensure quality, availability, accessibility and utilization of data to drive business decisions in Tax Administration.

    Key Responsibilities/ Duties / Tasks

    Managerial / Supervisory Responsibilities

    • Responsible for improving data availability, accessibility, quality and utilization by coordinating development of Data policies procedures and standards.
    • Provide vision, expertise, and long-range planning in enterprise data architecture, data integration, master data management, enterprise data governance to support advanced analytics & Business Intelligence.
    • Coordinate the activities of Data Warehouse and Analytics processes through the systematic collection, analysis and maintenance of relevant taxpayers’ data/intelligence.
    • Manage the data analytics team to optimize taxpayer data for visualization purposes and develop high-end data visualizations for revenue forecasting.
    • Managing the protection of sensitive data and information assets by ensuring alignment to internal & external laws, policies and regulations.
    • Establish structures that ensure Design and development of data models, extraction code and cleansing routines utilizing typical data quality functions.
    • Work with the business departments to interpret their data processing needs and provide the most optimal solutions using Business Intelligence software/tools.
    • Responsible for producing data sets that will be useful for improved revenue forecasting, enhancing compliance and widening the tax base.
    • Chair and coordinate the Board of the Data governance and Information management Thematic Area of Transformation.
    • Develop strategies to respond to any technological, legislative, and environmental changes that require adjustments in data governance and analytics process, tools and skills
    • Drive initiatives to improve ethics, culture and facilitate change management in the division.

    Operational Responsibilities / Tasks

    • Facilitate implementation of the work plans for the following corporate initiatives in the Division: Audit, Integrity, QMS and Risk Management.
    • Development and management of the divisional work plan and budget.
    • Day-to-day operations, supervision, management of performance and development of staff in the Division
    • Review and approval of data strategies, policies, frameworks and standards
    • Establish relationship with 3rd party data stakeholders/partners
    • Monitor implementation of data strategies, policies, frameworks and standards
    • Recommend strategies to address gaps in data governance and utilization
    • Coordinate data governance and utilization boards, committees and focus groups
    • Identify and monitor implementation of divisional KPI’s
    • Give strategic direction in data utilization and management

    Job Dimensions:

    Financial Responsibility

    • Responsible for Divisional Budget.

    Responsibility for Physical Assets

    • Responsible for office assets assigned by the Authority.

    Intangible Assets

    Data Warehouse

    • Data Policies, Standards and Frameworks
    • Data Strategies
    • Internal and External Data

    Decision Making / Job Influence

    Strategic

    • Develop and Implement Corporate Data Strategy
    • Advising on, monitoring, and governing enterprise data
    • Advise on investments in data utilization technologies
    • Give direction and guidance on emerging skills in data governance and utilization
    • Advise on KRA’s compliance to local and global regulatory laws and frameworks i.e. Kenya Data Protection Act. 2019 and GDPR

    Operations

    • Enabling data usability, availability, and efficiency
    • Manage the division’s budget

    Working Conditions

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

    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 any other equivalent Professional qualification and membership to relevant professional bodies will be an added advantage.

    Previous relevant work experience required.

    • Minimum of Ten (10) years work experience in a similar role with at least Five (5) years in a senior management role.

    Functional Skills, Behavioral Competencies/Attributes:

    • Strategic agility
    • Excellent leadership and people management skills
    • Good knowledge of Data 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

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    Deputy Commissioner (DC) – Trade Facilitation

    DEPARTMENT: Customs & Border Control

    DIVISION: Trade Facilitation

    LOCATION: NAIROBI

    REPORTING RELATIONSHIP

    REPORTS TO:

    Commissioner – Customs & Border Control

    DIRECT REPORTS

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

    Chief Manager - Remissions & Exemptions

    Chief Manager – Bonds Management

    Manager – TPS

    JOB PURPOSE

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

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES/TASKS

    • 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

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    Deputy Commissioner – Border Control & Enforcement

    DEPARTMENT: Customs & Border Control

    DIVISION: Border Control & Enforcement

    SECTION/UNIT: N/A

    LOCATION: NAIROBI

    REPORTING RELATIONSHIP

    REPORTS TO:

    Directly: Commissioner – Customs & Border Control

    Indirectly: Commissioner-General (Border Control Operations Coordinating Committee –(BCOCC)

    DIRECT REPORTS

    Chief Manager – Enforcement Headquarters

    Chief Manager - Northern Region

    Chief Manager – Marine Operations

    Chief Manager - Passenger Clearance & Enforcement (NCS)

    Manager OSBPs and Land borders

    JOB PURPOSE

    This role is responsible for formulating and overseeing the implementation of policies,

    Strategies and procedures on BCE as per Kenya Revenue Authority’s strategic objectives.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES/TASKS

    Managerial /Supervisory responsibilities

    • Oversee formulation of strategies and plans for the development and implementation of Border Control, Security & Enforcement programs to effectively manage the function.
    • Oversee, direct, monitor and control operations in the division to enhance BCE operations
    • Developing a comprehensive annual work plan for effective BCE operations
    • Oversee analysis and implementation of policy directives and strategies for smooth running of BCE operations.
    • Establish and maintain liaison and working relationships with local, regional and international stakeholders for effectiveness of BCE.
    • Overseeing implementation of One-Stop- Border Post concept
    • Lead advisor for government and other stakeholders on gazettement of additional border posts
    • Oversee effective operation of the Marine and K-9 Units
    • Coordination and implementation of actionable intelligence activities and report as appropriate.
    • Day-to-day supervision, management of performance and development of staff in the Division
    • Facilitate implementation of the work plans for the following corporate initiatives in the 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 .

    Financial responsibility

    • Development, approval and utilization of Divisional budgets.
    • Collection of Border Control and Enforcement Revenue

    Responsibility of Physical assets

    • Responsible over physical assets assigned by the Authority.

    Decision making /Job influence

    • Makes managerial, strategic and financial decisions.
    • Assigns work to Direct reports
    • Monitors and evaluates work performance of direct reports

    Working Conditions

    • Works predominantly within the office as well as in the borders during engagements with other stakeholders on security management.

    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 Diploma/Certificate in Customs Administration; Certification in Security- related field or equivalent
    •  Minimum of Ten (10) years work experience in a similar role 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
    • Integrated border management

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    Chief Manager - Competent Authority Office

    Job Purpose

    • This role is responsible for overseeing the Competent Authority Office and handling international taxation matters.

    Responsibilities

    • Providing Competent Authority Functions acting as liaison with other treaty partners.
    • Provide comprehensive policy analysis and advice the Treasury and, where appropriate, design and recommend amendments to legislation on all issues of cross border taxation through the Corporate Tax Policy unit.
    • Representing Kenya at specific international forums dealing with development of solutions to address issues of international tax avoidance and evasion.
    • Coordinating interactions with institutions that cooperate with KRA at the international level such as CIAT, ATAF, CATA OECD, Global Forum etc.
    • Leading the KRA delegation in the negotiation of international instruments including treaties, model treaty framework documents, Tax Information Exchange Agreements and Memorandum of Understanding.
    • Overseeing the management and administration of the exchange of information function.
    • Overseeing the FATCA process
    • Lead the Kenyan delegation in the MAP process.
    • Oversee the management and handling of disputes in the MAP process.
    • Developing strategy and standards in transfer pricing including Advance Pricing Arrangement (APAs).
    • Overseeing the Coordination of the Inter Agency Task Force on compliance with international standards on exchange of information, and the Global Forum on transparency processes.
    • Overseeing and providing guidance in dealing with enquiries from taxpayers on International Tax issues and in collaboration with the Policy & Tax Advisory Division of DTD, issue rulings.
    • Overseeing and guiding the preparation of presentations for international forums whenever required.
    • Overseeing the sourcing of training opportunities and coordination of all training activities and logistics and engage Global Bodies in the provision of capacity building.
    • Engaging stakeholders such as the judiciary, Central Bank, Capital Markets Authority, National treasury, Financial Reporting Center etc. to enable seamless flow of information, and cooperation to promote better handling of international tax matters.
    • Providing guidance and technical advice on the interpretation of tax treaties.
    • Organizing training on international tax and capacity building to enhance the skills of KRA officers to deal with international tax issues. This includes continuous training internally and externally for all targeted officers including quality assurance officers.
    • Administration and performance of other management functions.

    Skills and Competencies

    Skills required:  

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Law, public policy, Finance or Economics.
    • Master’s degree will be an added advantage.
    • Advanced training in International Tax.
    • Post Graduate degree in Tax & Customs Administration is an added advantage.

    Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies

    • Possession of relevant professional qualification(s) is an added advantage.

    Minimum years of experience

    • At least 7 years of progressive work experience and 3 years handling international taxation matters.

    Competencies:

    • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written (English).
    • Excellent supervisory skills.
    • Attentive to details.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills.
    • Demonstrated high level of integrity.
    • Effective Negotiation skills.
    • Excellent knowledge of international tax issues and tax legislation.
    • Excellent organizational and administrative skills.
    • Excellent computer skills
    • Effective problem solving and analytical skills
    • Excellent networking capability.

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    Deputy Commissioner – Ethics & Integrity

    Job Purpose

    This role is responsible for managing and directing the processes involved in Education, Policy & Compliance, Internal Affairs Investigation and Vetting & Lifestyle Audits. 

    Key Responsibilities/ Duties / Tasks

    1. Managerial / Supervisory Responsibilities
    • Overseeing the development and maintenance of a framework to undertake Education, Policy & Compliance, Internal Affairs Investigation and Vetting & Lifestyle Audits
    • Overseeing overall management and coordination of Ethics and Integrity business processes to mitigate corruption and unethical conduct by staff
    • Overseeing effective education & sensitization programs on corruption, integrity and ethical issues to KRA staff, stakeholders and the general public.
    • In liaison with collaborating Government Agencies and Departments, oversee required background checks, vetting and lifestyle audits.
    • Creating and maintaining effective linkages with other law enforcement agencies to ensure coordination of investigations touching on staff.
    • Overseeing implementation of focused strategies for detecting willful negligence and corruption by staff.
    • Overseeing regular and timely performance reporting as well as the development of division’s business plan in alignment with KRA’s corporate plan.
    • 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 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.

    Operational Responsibilities / Tasks

    • 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 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

    Financial Responsibility

    • Divisional Budget

    Responsibility for Physical Assets

    •  Responsible for office assets assigned by the Authority.

    Decision Making / Job Influence

    • Strategic decisions in creation of awareness, prevention, detection and Investigations of corruption and staff malpractices within the Authority.

    Working Conditions

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

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

    Academic qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in a Business Administration, Law, Social Sciences or related field from a recognized institution.

    Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies

    • Possession of relevant professional qualification(s) is an added advantage;

    Previous relevant work experience required.

    • A minimum of Ten  years of progressive work experience Five (5) years of which must be in management of Fraud/Financial investigations, Asset Tracing & Recovery, Ethics & Integrity and strategic operations in the public or private sector.

    Functional Skills, Behavioral Competencies/Attributes:

    • High level of Integrity
    • Strategic agility
    • Excellent leadership and people management skills
    • Results driven and analytical
    • Change management
    • Technological ability
    • Data protection
    • Ability to identify and deal with operational risk
    • Strong decision making and problem-solving skills
    • Excellent negotiation and conflict management skills
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills

    Method of Application

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

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