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  • Posted: Nov 8, 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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    Supervisor- Test Management

    Job Summary:     

    This role is responsible for conducting performance testing, User Acceptance Testing, Regression Testing and other required test and recommend for production deployment.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Conduct user acceptance testing with all relevant stakeholders to evaluate that delivered solutions are fit for use and purpose
    • Conduct load, stress and performance testing for to identify defects and areas of improvement.
    • Conduct regression tests to ascertain that identified issues or bugs have been resolved and new defects are not introduced
    • Conduct smoke tests on environments prior to test exercise to validate readiness for user acceptance testing, readiness of the test environment and recommend remedial measures to address gaps or deviations observed
    • Develop test strategy and ensure that the test cases conform to established software testing standards
    • Ensure that documented defects are articulated according to testing standards.
    • Define and document approach for test data generation for testing assignments while ensuring data security.
    • Document results of completed testing assignments in consultation with test team. Define test environment parameters and requirements to facilitate setup of the environment by system and database administrators.

    Academic Qualifications  

    A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field from a recognized institution.

    Must have at least one of the following certifications or training in ISTQB CTFL /CISA / Automated Testing/ Application development certification

    Relevant Work Experience  

    At least three (3) year related software quality assurance work experience or a similar role in a large or busy organization.

    Technical Skills Required

    • Excellent understanding of Test Automation using UFT tool or any other recognized tool in the market for Web and mobile technologies
    • Rational analysis & logical thinking
    • Experience in test planning and documentation/reporting
    • Experience in providing testing support within large or busy organization.
    • Ability to adapt and work in a high performance, dynamic environment
    • Experience in Application development
    • Experience in system database management

    Key Competencies

    • People management skills
    • Risk management and analysis
    • Change management
    • Results driven and analytical
    • Strong decision-making skills
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Good interpersonal skills
    • Tax business understanding

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    Officer- Test Management

    Job Summary:                       

    Responsible for conducting performance testing, User Acceptance Testing, Regression Testing and other required test and recommend for production deployment.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Conduct user acceptance testing with all relevant stakeholders to evaluate that delivered solutions are fit for use and purpose
    • Conducts load, stress and performance testing for identified test exercises.
    • Carry out vulnerability assessments on network, databases, business systems and services using various tools and personal knowledge
    • Conducts regression tests to ascertain that identified issues or bugs have been resolved and new defects are not introduced
    • Conducts smoke tests on environments prior to test exercise to validate readiness for user acceptance testing,
    • Ensure compliance with the approved policy, best practice, security requirements and set minimum baseline standards
    • Develop test cases that conforms to established software testing standards indicating priority areas
    • Document defects according to testing standards.
    • Generate test data fit for purpose.
    • Documents results of completed testing assignments
    • Ensure conformity to ISO (9001/2015 and 27001/2013) and data security requirements.

    Academic Qualifications

    • A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field from a recognised institution.

    Professional Qualifications 

    Must have at least one of the following certifications or training in ISTQB CTFL/CISA/ Automated Testing

    Relevant Work Experience  

    At least one (1) years related software quality assurance work experience in a large or busy organization.

    Technical Skills Required Should have a combination of the following:

    • Good command of SQL language
    • Good command of unix/linux/windows
    • Good command of Java, java scripts, VB scripts, python

    Key Competencies

    • Organizational skills
    • Computer proficiency
    • Analytical skills
    • Communication skills
    • Innovative
    • Leadership Skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Results oriented
    • Able to work towards attainment of targets within agreed timelines.
    • Team player.

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    Supervisor Policy & IT Risk Management

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Develop and Implement the IS awareness program and measure the effectiveness in the authority to promote security aware culture.
    • Carryout assessments to identify non-compliance to the ISO 27001 requirements, policies, procedures and controls follow up with the concerned processes to ensure compliance.
    • Conduct information security risk management, including assessment and treatment plan and provision of status reports.
    • Develop and review information security policies, procedures and standard to promote information security and in compliance to ISO27001
    • Monitor compliance to the developed IS policies, procedures and controls in the authority ensuring adherence to the ISO 27001 standards.
    • Ensure compliance to ISO 27001 security requirements and control objectives in the Authority.
    • Day-to-day information security operations, supervision, reporting, management of performance and development of staff in the function

    Academic Qualifications    

    A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field from a recognized institution.

    Professional Qualifications 

    Must have at least one of the following security certifications or training in CISA/CISM/CEH/CHFI/ECIH/CISSP/ISO 27001/CRiSP

    Relevant Work Experience  

    At least three (3) years related IT security work experience in a large or busy organization.

    Technical Skills Required:

    • Experience in Information Security Management System
    • Experience in development and review of policies
    • Knowledge in Information security risk management
    • Experience in Information security awareness development and training
    • Experience in cyber security threat Analysis or incident management
    • Experience in Project Management

    Key Competencies:

    • Excellent stakeholder engagement skills
    • Analytical mind with problem-solving aptitude
    • Excellent listening, communication and presentation skills
    • Reliable and thorough with a deep commitment to accuracy
    • Self-motivated and able to work independently
    • A team player
    • Ability to prioritize competing work commitments and deliver on time

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    Manager – Priority Revenue Co-ordination

    JOB PURPOSE

    This role is responsible for managing, supervising and coordination of revenue collection across all revenue streams.

    MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Overseeing the billing and collection of revenue in accordance with the county by-laws
    • Mobilizing revenue from top payers of land rates, billboards, single business permits, food handlers and hygiene etc.
    • Preparing and submitting tactical reports to the management on any issues arising in the collection of revenue from top payers in across all revenue streams
    • Day-to-day operations, supervision, management of performance and development of staff in priority revenue.
    • Setting targets for the revenue staff in priority revenue section.
    • Develop revenue strategies and co-ordinate their implementation.
    • Prepare daily, weekly and monthly revenue reports and submit to management
    • Attending management meetings to defend performance of staff and revenue.
    • Monitor and analyze all revenue streams and giving reasons for any shortfall or deficits.
    • Be Responsible for day to day running of priority revenue collection.
    • Implementation of county policies and regulations on revenue.
    • Maintain records of all revenue sources/centers and revenue collected.
    • Project regular revenue trends for planning and decision making.
    • Facilitate implementation of the work plans for the following corporate initiatives in the Section: Audit, Integrity, QMS and Risk
    • Development and management of the sectional work plan and
    • Drive initiatives to improve ethics, culture and facilitate change management in the section

    JOB SPECIFICATIONS

    Academic qualification:

    • A business, economics or related degree from a recognized
    • Master’s degree is an added advantage

    Professional qualification:

    Revenue Training

    Professional experience:

    • Minimum of five (5) years work experience in a similar role of which two (2) should be at Entry Level Management.

    Competencies:

    • People management skills
    • Risk management and analysis
    • Results driven and analytical
    • Strong decision-making skills
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Good interpersonal skills
    • Technological ability
    • Tax business understanding
    • Tax enforcement
    • Taxpayer compliance

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    Supervisor – Solutions Architecture

    Job Purpose

    The Supervisor Solutions Architecture is responsible for defining, maintaining and evolving the emerging solution architecture to enable actualization of business objectives, harmonized with KRA’s reference architecture and evolution of solutions for modern, efficient and optimal operations.

    This role is responsible for;

    1. Identifying, analyzing, and directing the execution of change towards the solution architecture vision and enterprise mission, by providing and prioritizing “technical epics”, through documenting of target architectures, roadmaps & supporting solution evolution/transformation.
    2. Working in collaboration with Software Developers to build solutions right, support in feature/ product roadmaps, champion and define architectural governance frameworks.
    3. Supporting the continuous assessing, valuing, and sizing of initiatives to inform the Portfolio Backlog and related decisions.

    Key Responsibilities

    1. Define target and reference architecture and roadmap in alignment with the Enterprise architecture guidelines.
    2. Design, develop, and deploy the best solution architecture practices, standards, and patterns.
    3. Build modern solutions using new technologies while working with vendor roadmaps to define critical solutions evolution map.
    4. Provide thought leadership on foundational digital architecture best practices and disruptive technology trajectory and implications.

    Academic qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology or related fields from a recognized university.

    Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies

    1. Enterprise Architecture certification is an added advantage
    2. COBIT
    3. ITIL
    4. PRINCE 2 or PMP
    5. ISACA and other ICT Professional Bodies

    Work experience required

    1. At least three (3) years of progressive work experience in the relevant field.
    2. Experience in IT strategic planning, organization design and development.
    3. Experience in business capability modelling and technical and solution architecture development.

    Functional and Technical Skills

    1. Definition of long-term business, data and IT architecture strategy and roadmap
    2. Solution Architecture planning and designing
    3. Definition of integration APIs and ecosystem strategy
    4. Technology Innovation: scouting, screening and evaluation
    5. Cost of ownership of technology, Application portfolio management
    6. Estimation techniques for scaled agile
    7. Web-scale cloud-native architectures including IaaS, PaaS and SaaS
    8. Design of infrastructure strategy and roadmap
    9. Design of web-scale architectures and systems of innovation and engagement
    10. DevOps practices and automation tools
    11. Artificial intelligence, Machine Learning and Big data technologies and architectures

    Behaviours and Competencies

    1. Trusted and respected as a change agent who can influence and persuade business and IT leaders
    2. Excellent analytical, technical, and problem-solving skills, with high-levels of creativity and a practical approach that is principle-driven
    3. Ability to balance the long-term (“big picture”) and short-term implications of individual decisions and effective at driving short term actions that are consistent with long-term goals
    4. Excellent written and verbal communications skills, able to distil complex technical concepts into simple terms, with strong persuasion skills to gain support for and establish principles, standards, and change
    5. Excellent relationship building, teamwork, and collaboration skills that enables the provision of effective support and guidance across programs
    6. Ability to quickly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new technologies, with natural intellectual curiosity and integrity
    7. Vendor and technology neutral –driven primarily by long-term business outcomes rather than personal preferences

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    Supervisor – Intelligence Collection

    Job Purpose

    This role is responsible for collection and management of intelligence information about tax frauds and other illegal activities as per the authority’s mandate.

    Key Responsibilities/ Duties / Tasks

    1. Operational Responsibilities / Tasks
    • Collection and management of intelligence information on tax related frauds to aid the authority in timely decision making, enhancing revenue collections and sealing revenue
    • Analysis of risks that may negatively affect revenue collection and other authority’s roles. Such risks include money laundering, illicit trade and smuggling.
    • Recruitment of agents and informants to aid in provision of information on possible targets that are of interest to the authority in its
    • Preparation of tactical and operational reports on emerging tax evasion schemes and offer mitigating or deterrence
    • Intelligence and risked based targeting of customs entries for further
    • Participation in multi-agency operations through joint surveillance, covert operations and information exchange to curb illicit trade and tax
    • Carry out sector analysis on Domestic and Custom taxes sectors to identify areas that require attention

    Job Dimensions:

    Responsibility for Physical Assets

    1. Responsible for computer

     Decision Making / Job Influence

    1. Decisions in effectiveness in  collection, analysis and dissemination of actionable intelligence on tax matters

     Working Conditions

    1. Office setting

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

    Academic qualifications

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

    Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies.

    Tax Training, Intelligence Management/ Crime Investigation

    Previous relevant work experience required.

    At least three (3) years’ working experience in the relevant field.

    Functional Skills, Behavioral Competencies/Attributes:

    • Risk management and analysis
    • Results driven and analytical
    • Strong decision-making skills
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Good interpersonal skills
    • Technological ability
    • Process management
    • Exchange of information
    • Tax business understanding
    • Tax fraud and investigation
    • Tax legislation

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    Artisan Landscaper - KESRA (Mombasa Campus)

    Job summary:

    The role will be responsible for ground maintenance and plumbing

    Key responsibilities:

    • Monitor all tools, equipment and machinery for needed maintenance.
    • Conduct minor repairs and maintenance procedures on equipment utilized in grounds keeping
    • Efficiently apply fertilizer to property grounds to enhance growth
    • Safely cut grounds using hand, power or riding mower for trimming edges around walkways, flower beds, and walls in close working with gardening contracted firm
    • Monitor property grounds to ensure a pleasant appearance
    • Ensure grounds are free of weeds and dead plants
    • Plants identification and advise for planting
    • Attending to minor plumbing works that arise during landscaping
    • Monitor all tools, equipment and machinery for needed maintenance.
    • Conduct minor repairs and maintenance procedures on equipment utilized in grounds keeping
    • Efficiently apply fertilizer to property grounds to enhance growth
    • Safely cut grounds using hand, power or riding mower for trimming edges around walkways, flower beds, and walls in close working with gardening contracted firm.

    Academic and Professional qualifications

    • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (At least D+) or its equivalent
    • A Certificate of Landscaping, Environment or Equivalent will be an added advantage
    • Extensive knowledge of the Coastal environment and landscaping requirements
    • Hands on knowledge/experience of plumbing will be an added advantage

    Relevant work experience required

    • Previous residential landscaping maintenance experience of over 8 years

    Skills required       

    • Experience in grounds maintenance and using relevant plant and equipment including zero turn and self-propelled lawn mowers, brush cutters and hedgers
    • Knowledge of pest and disease identification and solutions
    • Ability to multi task and work with limited supervision
    • Knowledge of coastal perennials, shrubs, evergreens, and trees: identification and cultural requirements Horticultural or Landscape experience is essential
    • Ability to work in outdoor environment (sunny, rainy, dusty, noisy)
    • Must be able to safely operate maintenance equipment including lawnmowers, leaf blowers, and hedge trimmers
    • Hands on experience in plumbing works

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