KRA Trade Facilitation Kenyan Jobs

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

Job Purpose

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


  • 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


  • All applications from interested and qualified candidates must be submitted online via the process below.
  • ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • All applications should be submitted online by 3rd May 2021.
  • KRA is an equal opportunity employer committed to gender and disability mainstreaming. Persons with Disability are encouraged to apply.
  • KRA does not charge for application, processing, interviewing or any other fee in connection with our recruitment process. 

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