July 25, 2021


KRA Trade Facilitation Deputy Commissioner Job

Deputy Commissioner – Trade Facilitation Job, Other Professions,

Position: Deputy Commissioner – Trade Facilitation

Location: Nairobi

Job description

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

Key Responsibilities

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.


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