Deputy Commissioner – Corporate Data Office at Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)

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 decisions to be implemented by KRA Management. The Chairman of the Board is appointed by the President of the Republic of Kenya . The Chief Executive of the Authority is the Commissioner General who is appointed by the Minister for Finance. PURPOSE OF KRA Assessment , Collection, Administration and Enforcement of laws relating to revenue.

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


  • 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


  • 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

What is your service?