Deputy Commissioner (DC) – Trade Facilitation 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: Customs & Border Control

DIVISION: Trade Facilitation




Commissioner – Customs & Border Control


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

Chief Manager – Remissions & Exemptions

Chief Manager – Bonds Management

Manager – TPS


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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Closing Date : 3rd May, 2021


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