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Job Opportunities at Kenya Revenue Authority KRA July 2017

Job Opportunities at Kenya Revenue Authority KRA July 2017

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.

Inspection & Testing Manager

Grade: KRA ‘3’
Organization: Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
Department: Strategy, Innovation & Risk Management
Division: Inspection & Testing
Location/Work station:Nairobi
Supervisor: Supervisor, Inspection & Testing

Responsibilities for the Inspection & Testing Manager Job

  • Determining the chemical characteristics, physical properties and composition of a variety of assigned samples
  • Performing chemical analyses and physical testing requiring the application of established procedures and analytical instrumentation.
  • Selecting techniques and methods to suit the unique requirements of samples and ensure the accuracy and validity of results.
  • Preparing samples, solutions, reagents and standards; care and check performance of laboratory equipment and apparatus; and collect samples for analysis.
  • Adhering to quality assurance and safety procedures to ensure the validity of test results and safety of the work environment.
  • Performing calculations prepare reports and maintain records of test results; and give testimony regarding samples analysed, test methods and results.
  • Performing such other duties as may be assigned

Qualifications for the Inspection & Testing Manager Job

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or equivalent qualifications.
  • One to three years relevant experience.

Competencies/Personal Traits

  • Ability to plan and schedule own work and that of direct reportees.
    Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Have computer operation and application skills.
  • Good research skills.
  • Good numeracy and data analytical skills.
  • Attentive to detail/ good recording of data.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Resilient, focused and results oriented.
  • Motivated, dynamic and dedicated team player.
  • Work collaboratively with others.
  • Knowledge of fundamentals of organic, inorganic, analytical and physical chemistry.
  • Ability to learn and observe health and safety precautions; perceive colour; read laboratory instruments; and handle delicate instruments, glassware and laboratory equipment.
  • Ability to follow oral and written directions; and to establish and maintain effective working relationship with others.

Inspection Technology Chief Manager

Grade: KRA ‘7’

Organization: Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
Department: Strategy, Innovation & Risk Management
Division: Inspection & Testing

Supervisor: Deputy Commissioner – Inspection & Testing
Supervisee: Manager, Inspection & Technology

Responsibilities for the Inspection Technology Chief Manager Job

  • Providing technical leadership in development of inspection technology and solutions.
  • Developing strategies, objectives and implementing plans for development of inspection solutions to enforcement of tax and Customs legislation.
  • Provides technical support in application and maintenance of enforcement and interdiction technology tools and solutions.
  • Coordinate multi-disciplinary teams responsible for developing and implementing inspection and detection techniques for monitoring goods.
  • Developing and implementing policies and procedures to ensure quality of inspections and safety of the work environment.
  • Building technical capacity for the inspection and interdiction technology.
  • Evaluating technological advances and developing inspection and detection capacity for service improvements.
  • Preparation and administration of the division budget and monitors implementation of work plan.
  • Setting staff performance targets, evaluating performance and managing staff training and development.
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure quality of inspections and safety of the work environment.
  • Establishing and maintaining liaison with relevant government agencies and other organisations on matters related to inspection and interdiction techniques.
  • Preparation of management reports, and review technical recommendations and correspondences.
  • Performing such other duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications for the Inspection Technology Chief Manager Job

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, physics or related field.
  • Master’s degree will be an added advantage.
  • At least twelve (12) years relevant experience with three (3) years at managerial level or equivalent.

Competencies/Personal Traits

  • Broad knowledge of scientific inspection systems, and familiar with legal aspects of inspection technologies.
  • Ability to interpret scientific concepts, formulate and implement scientific programs and solutions to support administration of tax and border control policies.
  • Strong research, analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Strong leadership and management skills.
  • Strong organisational and planning skills with the ability to prioritise.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with third parties and staff.
  • Excellent decision making capabilities.
  • Resilient, focused and results oriented.
  • Motivated, dynamic and dedicated team player.

Inspection Technology Manager

Grade: KRA ‘6’
Organization: Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
Department: Strategy Innovation & Risk Management
Division: Business Process and Information
Location / Work station: Inspection and Testing Centre
Supervisor: Chief Manager-Inspection Technology
Supervisee: a) Assistant Manager – Border Control Inspections b) Assistant Manager – Commodity Sector Inspections

Job Summary

Development, implementation and maintenance of inspection techniques.

Responsibilities for the Inspection Technology Manager Job

  • Planning, organizing and coordinating technical inspection activities to support enforcement of tax and border control policies.
  • Providing inspection and technical advisory service to support compliance management and interdiction operations.
  • Assessing technical needs for development of technical inspections capacity.
  • Preparing and recommending inspection technology operations budget, and management of inspection technology resources.
  • Developing and implementing annual procurement plan and ensuring availability of equipment, supplies and services.
  • Evaluating staff performance through the review of completed work assignments and initiatives, and developing staff skills.
  • Developing and implementing quality management procedures to ensure quality of service delivery and safety of work environment.
  • Liaising with relevant agencies and organizations on matters related to inspection and interdiction techniques.
  • Preparing technical and management reports; providing expert testimony regarding application of inspection techniques and findings.
  • Performing such other duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications for the Inspection Technology Manager Job

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, electronics, physics or related field.
  • Masters degree will be an added advantage.
  • At least twelve (12) years relevant experience with three (3) years at assistant manager or equivalent level.
  • Skills required Sound knowledge of principles of sciences applied inspection and interdictions technologies.
  • Good knowledge and experience in a variety interdiction and investigation tools.
  • Proactive with good analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to plan and schedule own work and that of direct reportees.
  • Ability to plan, organize and oversee unit operations and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent research skills.
  • Excellent numeracy and data analytical skills.
  • Attentive to detail.
  • Excellent supervisory skills.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Work collaboratively with others.

Method of Application

Candidates interested in these positions should complete the Personal History Form to be found on the KRA Website (www. nkra.go.ke/careers) This should be submitted together with a detailed updated CV in a sealed envelope indicating the reference number. Envelopes should be addressed to:

Deputy Commissioner – Human Resources Kenya Revenue Authority Times Tower Building, Haile Selassie Avenue P O Box 48240-00100 NAIROBI

All applications should be deposited in the designated box at Times Tower Building, Ground Floor. Applications must be received by 5.00 pm, Tuesday, 18th July, 2017. For more details on the above vacancies and application procedure, please visit the KRA Website www.kra.go.ke .

N.B. Please note that ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted.We are an equal opportunity employer committed to gender mainstreaming and Persons with Disability are encouraged to apply. KRA does not charge any applicants

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